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Wrong Battle, Wrong Enemy
PJ Media, by Clayton E. Cramer

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Posted By:Judy W., 3/18/2013 8:24:57 AM

Ever since the election, there has been something of a battle going on within the Republican Party, as conservatives look for someone to blame for the loss. (Snip) In fact, both the “realists” and the ideologues are right — and wrong — but not for the reasons that they think. The core problem we are facing is that political campaigns should only be the final stage. Here is the problem: low-information voters are a big chunk of the electorate, especially in the Democratic Party, but the Republican Party isn’t free of them either.

As more and more people are pointing out, we have to deal with the culture.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 3/18/2013 9:13:17 AM     (No. 9230663)

Unfortunately, the entire premise of the article is wrong.

We did not lose because all the LOFO´s went to Obama. We lost because so many middle class whites stayed home. 3 million fewer voted in 2012 than in 2008.

They just did not see Romney as a real improvement over Obama. He was rich, practiced a funny religion and had is own ObamaCare in Massachusettes. Why bother?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/18/2013 9:18:33 AM     (No. 9230680)

Hello, McFly, cant win without courage and conviction, at least with a party that has the tea party as a base.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/18/2013 9:28:30 AM     (No. 9230700)

My husband has suggested that we all become walking billboards for conservatism.

T-shirts with short quotes, showing who they really are.

This liberal will be about socializing...uh, um...Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies.

~ Congressman Maxine Waters ~

A T-shirt with velcro to attach the numbers for the debt clock. (over 16,000,000,000,000 today) Set your watch for one minute intervals and increase the millions column by three.

T-shirts showing crime statistics for a given area before and after restrictive gun laws are removed. Show the murder statistics by weapon type - big and bold and plain to see. We are intelligent and creative. There are many things that can be expressed and given ´face time´ this way.

I´m not talking about seeing a T-shirt here or there. I´m talking about having a drawerful of them and wearing them every time we go out. Be prepared. Some people will be offended and angry. Some might even attack you - verbally or physically.

I see people on this forum talking all the time about ´taking on´ whoever comes to molest our rights. If you´re really ready to fight, it´s time to take it to them.

Have you truly had enough?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 3/18/2013 9:47:41 AM     (No. 9230728)

So the spiteful purists decided they´d show us. They won´t vote.

Our troops thank you, our allies thank you and all those people out of work thank you.

Feel better now? I´m sure you do!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 3/18/2013 10:01:57 AM     (No. 9230763)

T-shirts? I don´t think so.

The liberals infuse the "soft" media - magazine articles in women´s magazines, television scripts, you name it - with their propaganda. The liberal "brand" is everywhere.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/18/2013 11:10:51 AM     (No. 9230895)

The way I see it, #5, we have two options - fight back or give up. While I often teeter on the brink of throwing my hands up in dispair and trying to hunker down as best I can, I guess I´m not quite there yet. And if I´m going to fight back, I have to pick weapons that are available to me.

T-shirts may seem ´micky mouse´ to you but I am not an author or a screen play writer. I don´t have the money to take out advertisements on real billboards or in publications. For those who have those options, I can only hope they will avail themselves of them. For myself, I can make a T-shirt that says what I want it to say for about three dollars. And I can wear that T-shirt in public on a daily basis. If people ask me about it, I can represent conservatism with civil discourse, putting the lie to liberal media´s definition of us. If they don´t ask me, they are still seeing what is on my T-shirt. If they have any intellectual curiosity at all, it might propmpt them to seek their own answers. If they don´t have any intellectual curiosity then they are beyond reaching anyway. (Those are the ones most likely to threaten or attack.)

Advertising works and if enough of us advertise then the low information voters will not be able to go through their day without being confronted by facts or ideas that may not have been presented to them before. This is something I know I can do. I am open to other suggestions on how I can engage this battle.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 3/18/2013 12:14:41 PM     (No. 9231074)

I agree with #3, #6.

The answer is to confront it repeatedly instead of being overwhelmed with "defeatism", backing down and allowing their vociferous ignorance to replace the truth. The Left didn´t arrive at this point of influence overnight. We won´t change it overnight, and it will not get easier, or accomplished sooner, by putting off what needs to be done about it.

Evidence is all around us that efforts are being made to turn the tide. Rather than stand on the sidelines as critics and naysayers, it is up to We The People to stand with those who are in the forefront of those efforts and give them encouragement, positive reinforcement in attitude and ideas, and support them in every way that we can. Any personal idea and individual effort, regardless how small, is better than doing nothing at all.

Speaking of billboards. We knew of a conservative man who put up a large white handmade sign on his property next to the highway. He put messages on it in bold black letters that were easily read from your vehicle as you passed by. He has passed on now, and we think about those messages when we pass that spot where his sign had been, and miss seeing them. "Where there is a will there is a way".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: veritas, 3/18/2013 3:19:36 PM     (No. 9231451)

Let´s not forget voter fraud [millions of "votes"], and the inexcusable failure of every state´s SecState to keep off the ballot a candidate who clearly does not meet one of the two clear and simple qualifications for the Presidency.

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