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Blue State Blues: We Don´t Need Another Plan
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/11/2014 12:52:08 PM

It would be easy enough, at this stage, to add to the voluminous commentary on Gov. Chris Christie´s bridge scandal. But there is not much new to say, other than to observe that petty political retaliation is what blue-state conservatives like yours truly have come to expect from government, whether Republican or Democratic.{SNIP}Here´s the brutal truth. We don´t need more plans. We need principles. That´s what a conservative opposition party should stand for, especially one that ostensibly commits itself to free markets and the primacy and dignity of the individual. You wouldn´t trust your government to conduct a "traffic study"

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Mr. Pollak´s is 100% correct.

Americans do not need new plans from either party. The Republican Establishment and democrat party have proven they do not possess the principles needed to enact a plan or follow through with a promise. America needs men and woman with the principles to just do what is right, and correct what is wrong.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/11/2014 1:19:46 PM     (No. 9688328)

I´m not quite sure I get Mr. Pollak´s point. Few are going to vote for a person who has great principles but no ideas or plans. Leaders don´t rest on their principles, they cannot afford to do so. Leading is just that, having a real and achievable goal and, yes, planning how to get there. Possessing principles while leading is obviously essential.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: absalom, 1/11/2014 3:41:31 PM     (No. 9688479)

#1. As one who has managed large oil and gas drilling/exploration teams for many years; the core attributes of leadership in any organization are attitude, behavior, ideas and wisdom. It has squat to do charts, e-mails, graphs, memos, mission statements, spread sheets and assorted paper flow. That is a staff function. Lord have mercy!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/11/2014 3:59:06 PM     (No. 9688494)

But a leader has to know where he or she wants to take the company, drilling operation, party, country. Standing around spouting ideas accomplishes nothing. There has to be a plan that the lower downs can put into practice. You know this as well as I do.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Susannah, 1/11/2014 4:56:53 PM     (No. 9688539)

Ideas, unless they´re executed, are of little consequence. The execution of an idea requires a plan.

The same with principles. They´re abstractions until they´re put into direct operation, which also requires some sort of plan.

Anyone can claim to have principles, and promulgate them from any street corner. It´s called empty rhetoric.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: absalom, 1/12/2014 12:22:05 AM     (No. 9688836)

#3 & #4. You know, the more I reflect on your posts, the more I now realize that navel gazing introspection and attention to minutiae is a critical ingredient of leadership. I´ll bet Julius Caesar checked that every T was crossed and every I dotted before he crossed the Rubicon. The same w/Napoleon before Austerlitz and MacArthur
at Inchon. In contrast, the great Prussian Fredrick, insisted that the key was AUDACITY and AUDACITY again!!
Hmm.... wonder who was correct? You or them?

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