« Last post by wally on Today at 07:35:55 AM »
I believe that is what many said about Reagan. We saw how that worked out.As long as we're invoking Ronald Maximus, I think we ought to remember his eleventh commandment!
(George Herbert Walker Bush labeled Reagan's supply side economics as being "Voodoo Economics" when he ran against Reagan and Dole in the primary. The left still calls it that. Prior to the landslide election of Ronald Reagan, Republicans were depicted as Blue and White and the Democrats were the REDS! The media, long before cable, talk radio or the internet changed that! There was no push back becasue there was nowhere one could push back.
We are enabling the REDS to march us down the road towards stateism and Despotic control of one party, tyranical rule, if we give them ammunition to use against us. Even our weakest links (RINO's) are Republicans, in the eyes of the media and the electorate. Whatever we say can and will be used against us in the court of public opinion! That's why Reagan cautioned aginst speaking ill of anyone with the Republican brand. We are only diminished by it. He said that when others railed aginst another Republican who was against us 20% of the time, he saw someone who was with us 80% of the time. We don't want these people as our leaders, but we need to use them when we can and then get rid of them when we can. It only gives fodder to the other side when we shoot ourselves in the foot by demonizing identified Republican Leaders as people who ought not be given power. They paint us all with that same broad brush!!!