"Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it...I think it's fair to say that the Republicans were the party of ideas for a pretty long chunk of time there over the last 10 to 15 years in the sense that they were challenging conventional wisdom." True enough, Barack Obama, true enough. But like, see, I'm telling you because I have this prob myself: sometimes if you don't explicitly state that whole "and we need to challenge it to run as far away from the nukes proliferating deficit spending race-baiting private sector-lionizing dictator-fellating Iron Triangle Jesushadist philosophies with which the Reagan years poisoned so many otherwise good, honest U.S. Americans" part, they're not going get it. I know, I know, voters can be thick sometimes. I mean, shit, they voted for Reagan. [Wash Post]