I love it when history repeats itself. It seems as if every time Democrats are in power, they suffer from the same problems, without fail, and it takes a conservative to point it all out. N
ow, to give a sense of where the political landscape was when Ronald Reagan (perhaps our greatest conservative leader) was President, we’re highlighting a video that outlines not only the stigma surrounding the political parties, but a video that outlines exactly how masterful Reagan was at public speaking.
He tears into Democrats with a quick jab that has the room erupt in laughter, and it’s just as true today as it was 30 years ago.
In fact, when I was out in Missouri just a few weeks back, I told some students down in Cape Girardeau—and they seemed to enjoy the story—about the fellow who was running for office as a Republican in a heavily Democratic State. He stopped by a farm to do some campaigning. And when the farmer heard he was a Republican, his jaw dropped, and he said, “You wait right here while I get Ma. She’s never seen a Republican.” [Laughter] So, he got Ma. And while they were gone, the candidate looked around for a podium from which to give his speech.
And the only thing he could find was a pile of that stuff that Bess Truman took 35 years trying to get Harry to call fertilizer. [Laughter] So, he got up on that mound, and when they came back, he gave his speech. At the end of it, the farmer said, “That’s the first time I ever heard a Republican speech.” The candidate said, “That’s the first time I’ve ever given a Republican speech from a Democratic platform.”