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The Need to Explain

Henry_VlIl Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:35 AM
Look who is funding the Republican candidates: fabulously wealthy white guys with arcane agendas. With Mitt, it's the Wall Street vulture capitalist crowd of which he is an integral part. With Rick, it's one lone billionaire who can get away with going on cable TV talk shows and joking how women should practice birth control by holding an aspirin between their knees. Newt Gingrich has been bankrolled by a gambling mogul who is quite upfront about his own one-track, pro-Israel agenda.
Henry_VlIl Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:35 AM
The only people voting Republican will be rich white guys, and poor white guys who happen also to be misogynists and racists, and the deluded souls out there in Fox News Land who remain convinced that prosperity is just around the corner if you only work hard enough and keep the trickle-down faith. And there are a fair amount of voters who will pull the Republican lever simply because they hate everything the Democrats stand for. Actually, they hate an incumbent who simply does not exist in the real world: a Kenyan Marxist anti-colonialist running wild and forcing everyone to sign up for food stamps.
Henry_VlIl Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:35 AM
Traditional conservatives, who in saner times voted Republican, are staying home out of pure disgust with the choices the oligarchy has pre-approved for their voting pleasure. Citizens United is succeeding beyond everyone's wildest dreams. It has turned the electoral process into a three ring circus -- entirely befitting a country which has devolved into a banana republic.
mhughes962 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:42 AM
Look whos funding the Dems: Soros, Gates, Buffet, Immelt; all rich white guys... So is your point all rich white guys are racist or are pre-disposed to vote Rep? There is no evidence to suggest that. Saying republicans are racist is sad, you take the time to come on sites like thiss to inform yourself and you cant educate yourself beyond the third world infantile mentality of demonizing people as racist for wanting policies that treat all races the same rather than favoring one over the other; the Repubs have the same argument as the people who wanted Jim Crow laws removed...
Vigilance is the price of JUSTICE

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...