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November 5, 2008

Conservatism’s Nap Time (Time to Get Up, Clear Our Head & Focus)

Filed under: Politics — SwittersB @ 2:07 PM
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liberty-dollarCan’t be down in the dumps, wasted energy. Refocus and do the following: Take the vaunted Conservative principles and define how, specifically, we intend to solve problems. Buzz words, attacking the enemy, the same tired cliches must give way to these are the means to fixing these problems. McCain did not adequately identify how he proposed to fix the perceived problems. It will not be enough to attempt to deflate the smooth one, Obama. He will remain untouchable. It will appear petty to attack now. But, the ones that will be doing the heavy lifting, the Congressional contingent, is worthy of dissection and continual oversight, given their power.   

All the Ayers, Wright, Davis, Rezko, ACORN, Odinga, Birth Certificate, Religion, Columbia, ACA flags meant nothing to the voter. So, for now, back burner until such time as a wiff of Neo Marxist odor passes under your nose. Then perhaps it will again be relevent. But, now it must be about what Senator McCain did not articulate. Frankly, Conservatives did not articulate them either in such a manner as to reach the public. Conservatism is fractured. Neo’s and Paleo’s are at extreme ends. To not recognize this is to flounder about in a contradictory manner and be outwitted by those that know our principles better than we do. Obama delivered our core emotional triggers better than McCain.  

So, as Michelle Malkin says gird your loins, and develop alternatives beyond sounding negative all the time. Whiners are tuned out. Even when your message is legit…whiners are tuned out!     

“What do we do now? We do what we’ve always done.

We stand up for our principles, as we always have — through Democrat administrations and Republican administrations, in bear markets or bull markets, in peacetime and wartime.

We stay positive and focused.

We keep the faith.

We do not apologize for our beliefs. We do not re-brand them, re-form them, or relinquish them. We defend them.

We pay respect to the office of the presidency. We count our blessings and recommit ourselves to our constitutional republic.

We gird our loins, to borrow a phrase from our Vice President-elect.

We lock and load our ideological ammunition.

We fight.”

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/05/gird-your-loins-conservatives/

PJ comments below, but worth highlighting here:

“We have failed to educate our children as to the true American values we espouse. We have forsaken ideology in the belief that the concept is both irrelevant and obsolete. Our children know nothing of Jefferson, Hamilton, Washington or any of the founding fathers. They are taught that the only relevance is the contemporary: events that occurred more than ten days ago have no meaning to their lives. Their concept of history is knowing when “The Brady Bunch” ran on TV. We have failed our children by allowing our schools to disparage our history by cataloging our mistakes while ignoring our accomplishments. This is our challenge, educate the young about the true principles a conservative American holds sacred.”

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  1. We have failed to educate our children as to the true American values we espouse. We have forsaken ideology in the belief that the concept is both irrelevant and obsolete. Our children know nothing of Jefferson, Hamilton, Washington or any of the founding fathers. They are taught that the only relevance is the contemporary: events that occurred more than ten days ago have no meaning to their lives. Their concept of history is knowing when “The Brady Bunch” ran on TV. We have failed our children by allowing our schools to disparage our history by cataloging our mistakes while ignoring our accomplishments. This is our challenge, educate the young about the true principles a conservative American holds sacred.

    Comment by pj — November 5, 2008 @ 3:07 PM | Reply


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