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WWRD: What would Reagan do after Obama's re-election?
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Posted on 11/10/2012 9:37:59 PM PST by oneprolifewoman

...Ronald Reagan was a lifelong optimist and an example of remarkable resilience especially in bad times. After Barry Goldwater went down to the greatest presidential defeat in American history to that point in 1964, Reagan, whose nationally televised speech was the one shining success in that campaign, was neither shaken no disheartened. Within two years he had won the governorship of California – and the rest is history. Reagan therefore would not have lost heart and despaired of conservative and patriotic principles, nor of America.He would have taken a good night’s sleep and got up in the morning eager to find new directions and new opportunities for the way ahead. Second, the conservative movement that Ronald Reagan created was generous and inclusive. Reagan welcomed brilliant African-American and Jewish intellectuals alike on to his team. President George W. Bush understood this generous, inclusive essential component of conservatism. I have been critical of Bush for many important things -- unnecessary wars, out of control spending, playing ultimately catastrophic games with keeping interest rates artificially low. But Bush 43, among other things, was highly successful in reaching out to Hispanic Americans. He knew and thought better of grassroots conservatives than assuming that they would never accept Hispanic, black or Jewish Americans in major positions. Romney lost a major opportunity when he refused to seriously consider Susana Martinez of New Mexico or Marco Rubio of Florida as his vice presidential running mate. Martinez in particular gave a superb speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and could have helped Romney enormously with women and Hispanics – two huge constituencies that he effectively chose to write off. George W. Bush did not make that mistake. Neither did Ronald Reagan.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; outreach; reagan; romney
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I think this article makes some good points. Reagan was, after all, the Great Communicator and did great things to reach out to ALL Americans. We can capture that spirit again. This is not the time to give up or despair. This is a time to re-focus and come back stronger than ever.
1 posted on 11/10/2012 9:38:06 PM PST by oneprolifewoman
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To: oneprolifewoman
Moot question as B Wacky wasn't re-elected.

Massive vote fraud stole it!

2 posted on 11/10/2012 9:42:33 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: oneprolifewoman

excuse me for being pessimistic

it will be years before the conservatives recover.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 9:48:16 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: oneprolifewoman

but hey! what do I know?

I am batting 3 for 7 in presidential elections

88, 92, 96, 2000, 04, 08 and 12


4 posted on 11/10/2012 9:50:10 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: oneprolifewoman

So the author argues, with help of his ouji board, that Reagan would have reached out to all those layabouts and they would have all magically saw the error of their ways. Because we all remember how guys like Mitch Snyder loved the old Gipper. I remember no black leaders accusing old Ronny of masterminding the crack epidemic. The 80’s was all about bipartisanship in DC. Tax cuts had nothing to do with Democrats afraid of losing their seats if they didn’t go along, no it was out of the goodness of their hearts. It was all sweetness and unicorns. The spirit did not reach out to the left then, and it will not reach them now. The difference was there were a lot less of them back then.


5 posted on 11/10/2012 9:56:52 PM PST by gusty
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To: oneprolifewoman

Reagan would get rid of the Karl Rove Wing of the party.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 9:59:33 PM PST by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: txnativegop

I must be close to my age, I’m 46. I could have voted in 1984 but registered too late. B-( Before people pile on, I blame myself.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 10:00:58 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: rawcatslyentist
you are not allowed to say that , you'll be branded "insane"

(I am insane too) early voting is the parlor trick

8 posted on 11/10/2012 10:02:23 PM PST by KTM rider
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To: oneprolifewoman

I don’t think he’d give up with such blatant fraud with the voting and I don’t think he’d virtually go into hiding like Romney is doing.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 10:06:29 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: oneprolifewoman
Mr. Reagan would recognize the futility of trying to put the pantywaist GOP on a proper heading and jump ship to the Constitution Party. Thirty million would immediately follow, with the rest trickling in over a four year period. The result: Morning once again in America.
10 posted on 11/10/2012 10:12:38 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I’m 44

first federal election was 86 missed that one because of a registration snafu (I moved)


11 posted on 11/10/2012 10:14:08 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: MichaelCorleone
You could not be more wrong.
Reagan resisted and fought against moves for silly “3rd Parties” his entire life.
12 posted on 11/10/2012 10:17:26 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: MichaelCorleone

With thinking like that you should change your handle to Fredo.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 10:21:26 PM PST by gusty
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To: oneprolifewoman

Reagan would not recognize this America.

That was 30+ years ago.


14 posted on 11/10/2012 10:25:59 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Boehner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: gusty

This country has got to go over the fiscal cliff and into a depression not just a recession. Unemployment has to increase substantially. Then in 2016, the Democrats can only blame Obama and they will lose throughout the country from city to federal government. This country needs to get worse than Greece.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 10:27:40 PM PST by YukonGreen
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To: YukonGreen

What you’re talking about will quickly spread to a global depression that will make the Great Depression look like a minor hiccup.

Historically, such economic downturns see a rise in radical leftist ideologies and movements.

scary thought


17 posted on 11/10/2012 10:33:15 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: sickoflibs

You’re right. The 60’s and 70’s were worse. You can even argue that 0bama is to the right of Richard - “’We’re all keynsians now’, EPA, Wage and price controls, Detente- loving - Nixon. It’s not over by a longshot.


18 posted on 11/10/2012 10:36:09 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

I really did not need to read that cheerful news.

It is probably correct, but I didn’t need the reminder.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 10:37:57 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Kansas58

“You could not be more wrong.
Reagan resisted and fought against moves for silly “3rd Parties” his entire life.”

Yes, but I believe this time is different. Much different. When RR switched from Dem to Rep he stated that ‘the democrats left me, I didn’t leave them’, or something similar to that.

Likewise would it be in this situaion, I believe.

I just don’t see the GOP having what it takes to return us to our rightful place in this world.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 10:43:53 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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