September 5, 2011, - 7:07 pm
Check out the article and pic below, which ran over the weekend in the Detroit Free Pressistan. Thirty-one years ago today, Ronald Reagan showed his appreciation for the working man–the Reagan Democrats (who largely no longer exist)–and it paid off in spades as he went on to win the Presidential election in a landslide. He knew that the election was about one thing: jobs. Today, it is about jobs and $4 a gallon gas, too (I paid $3.95 per gallon yesterday, and this cannot stand). In 1980, Jimmy Carter was in a Ku Klux Klan stronghold. Today, our current Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, was in Detroitistan, where his union cohorts implore violence against conservatives and Republicans. Obama already has the Klan thing covered, after 22 years in the Karmel Klux Klan church of Jeremiah Wright.
The major difference today is that there is no Ronald Reagan. The leading GOP candidate indicates that there is only George W. Bush 3.0 a/k/a Rick Perry, and it’s a disaster. The story about what Reagan was doing 31 years ago today is worth reading. Reagan invaded union central, in coming to Michigan, reaching out to the then-vibrant American working class and showing them he, not unions and liberal Democrats, knew what would make things better for them. Today’s Republicans aren’t making these kinds of bold moves. They could learn a lot from him.
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