Monday, November 12, 2012

Brainstorming The Plan

What is the best approach for our future, if we agree that part of the reason Romney lost the election is that half of the electorate are clueless, weak thinkers

As a result, I have a suggestion for the Republicans, one they won't hear from anyone else: give Barry and Company everything they want, without an iota of resistance. Let 'em raise taxes and the debt ceiling, gut the military, and run up trillions of dollars of additional deficits and debt. Then stand back, and let an utterly corrupt media chronicle the demise--without being able to pin an ounce of the ensuing socialist catastrophe on an "obstructionist" GOP. 

But this too requires one to believe that people will eventually wise up. There has been plenty of clear, even blatant, evidence that should already have provided more than enough support for a reversion to Founding principles. The usual conservative approach of presenting facts, and letting people decide for themselves, doesn't work anymore. So, is reeducation part of the plan? It is not a role I am comfortable with, and I suspect many feel the same. However, I am much more comfortable with a message of, "Let's learn about freedom and how to secure it," rather than a message of, "Here's what I can do for you," or worse, "Vote this way, because it's cool!" 

The message of "reaching out" to any particular group should not take hold and it is antithetical to the principles of conservatism. Freedom is something everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, can understand and should appreciate. I refuse to give up on that. 


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