Whatthefuck does the bullshit you posted have to do with the 10th Amendment?<quoted text>
but not in his political life?
It was bitter symbolism for black Americans (though surely not just for black Americans). Countless observers have noted that Reagan took the Republican Party from virtual irrelevance to the ascendancy it now enjoys. The essence of that transformation, we shouldn't forget, is the party's successful wooing of the race-exploiting Southern Democrats formerly known as Dixiecrats. And Reagan's Philadelphia appearance was an important bouquet in that courtship
And, Reagan became president because we became the laughing stock of the world under Carter and were on the verge of losing the Cold War. Losing the Cold War would have meant the same thing that happened to the Soviet Union after they lost the Cold War would have happened to us if Reagan had not won the Cold War.