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The Need to Explain

Henry_VlIl Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:31 PM
I talked to a Tea-Partier and asked, "Do you think the Republicans are going to finally cut something from the government this time around?" He answered, "Don't tell anyone this, but now we believe in the supply-side theory of economics again." (Don't all Republicans?) I asked, "What is supply-side theory?" The Tea partier said, "Tax cuts increase revenues!!! The American people do not want to see we Republicans cut anything from the government or else a higher tax rate would have to accommodate the drop in the budget! Isn't that crystal clear", he said with a smile. Expect this group of Republicans elected in 2010 to go for yet another BIG GOVERNMENT TEAT-SUCK FOR THEMSELVES.
Larry21 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:33 AM
You are either lying or completely gullible. No Tea Party member EVER said any such thing as that.

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...