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The Need to Explain

SanguineSoothsayer Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:54 AM
Ms. McCain has a "voice" only because (1) she is the daughter of the 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, and (2) it serves the purpose of the Liberal, Progressive left. She is the RINO version of Sandra Fluke. Both are self-serving ideologues seeking 15 minutes of fame and neither one deserves to sit at the adult table and converse. We might as well be listening to and following the exploits of Octomom.
doc, aka Rich Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:29 AM
Just like her father. A hero, make no mistake, but his conservative voting record, both recorded and analyzed, over a lifetime career transitioned from conservative to extreme liberal. When he ran for president he was numbered among the 4 most liberal republicans in the senate. I live in AZ and wished desperately for his senate seat to transition to a true conservative in 2010, but it was not to be (with Sarah Palin's endorsement no less). It's not surprising that Megan grew up developing her father's RINO beliefs.

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...