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The Need to Explain

bmitchell671 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:45 PM
Lincoln, a Republican, freed the slaves. Democrats started the KKK. Look it up you ignorant ingrates and foolish black people. Wake up before it is too late...the atheist, commie non jew jews are using you so they don't face another pogram. The pretend to help you and care about you -and at the same time craft their subversive web around this Christian country who they loath and can't stand.

The most successful Republican presidential candidate of the past half century-- Ronald Reagan, who was elected and reelected with landslide victories-- bore little resemblance to the moderate candidates that Republican conventional wisdom depicts as the key to victory, even though most of these moderate candidates have in fact gone down to defeat.

One of the biggest differences between Reagan and these latter-day losers was that Reagan paid great attention to explaining his policies and values. He was called "the great communicator," but much more than a gift for words was involved. The issues that defined Reagan's vision were things he...