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The Need to Explain

william 3905 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 9:07 PM
Well intention, well thought out, but, sadly feckless. The Gimmee Knownothings and Gimme Stuffmanns the welfare pimps buy votes from don't care a fiddler's damn about policy---they're Gimmees for God's sake! The Democrats have the ideal policy formula for our dystopian society: 1. Advocate libertine and outrageous morals to satisfy those old enough to vote but too young to begin to remorsefully reflect upon the evil they have done, repent and become decent human beings instead of self-centered narcissists and hedonists. 2. Use class and race warfare as your flagship vote-getting tactic and promise those who go for the lie anything and everything you think they want. My take: no fix is possible. Let it burn.

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...