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The Need to Explain

PMcQB Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 5:33 PM
"One of the secrets of Barack Obama's success is his ability to say things that will sound both plausible and inspiring to uninformed people, even when they sound ridiculous to people who know the facts. Apparently he believes the former outnumber the latter, and the election results suggest that he may be right. Since most of the media will never expose Obama's fallacies and falsehoods, it is all the more important for Republicans to do so themselves." Once again, Dr. Sowell speaks the truth.
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:46 PM
HOW do the Republicans "expose Comrade Hussein's fallacies and falsehoods" WITHOUT the media?
They TWIST everything conservatives say,establishing their mistruths in the general public who don't get much info from other sources. It's much harder to correct those mistruths once they are promulgated.Then it becomes too complex for the average voter to unwind and comprehend accurately.
mhughes962 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:12 PM
take over education! school boards, PTA, extracurricular activities, become teachers, proffesors, administrators, send your kids ONLY to conservative schools, fight the libs in education, read what your kids textbooks say about FDR, Carter, Reagan, Obamma, ect WE NEED EDUCATION BACK! Thats the way to beat the media, if there are no more dumb-dumbs to listen to them they will die off. The reason the media wins, is the education system fails to teach critical thinking and rational debate. They dont have the tools to distinguish between a rational argument and an emotional one, substance and style, specifics and sophisrty.

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...