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The Need to Explain

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:01 AM
... resulting since then in a 5 Trillion dollars peace dividend since the collapse of the USSR). Democrats squandered the 5 Trillion dollars 'peace dividend' since 1989 via the ever amping of social programs which includes welfare and food stamps along with a plethora of others that had morphed from Great Society Programs imposed since 1965. The Reagan peace dividend... 5 Trillion dollars since 1989.. was not instead used to pay down the National Debt.

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...