Conservatives have an army of competitors lining up for the presidency.
Once again and true to form, the right is loading up and carefully taking aim, so as to THOROUGHLY shoot itself and what’s left of America – right in the head.
With the liberals, you get a choice of only a couple of flavors prior to election time. With the conservatives, where teamwork, solidarity, and effective marketing are consistently ignored, we’ll probably charge to the polls with at least three or four candidates (this time).
We have learned, the hard way, that many (but not enough) people will indeed back an independent just because they can. They waste their vote in minimally securing another four years of bitching rights …. “I knew he couldn’t win – but at least I voted my conscience.” When I hear such syrup, I’m painfully reminded of a STUPID bumper I often saw during Clinton’s first term that read:”Don’t Blame Me, I Voted For Ross!”
That’s great. Thank you very much. Be sure to ‘vote your conscience’ and completely squander what little influence your voice might have contributed. I so love all today’s high-minded philosophers who refuse to condescend and collaborate even just enough to help in defusing a guaranteed destroyer like the current liberal agenda. Oh yes, you’ve had your say! And for that, the enemies of all godliness and liberty send along their wholehearted appreciation.
‘Power in unity’ be damned. Even after two terms of the Obama nightmare, Republicans/conservatives won’t strain themselves to see past the ends of their noses. We have been force-fed Barack’s and his dad’s socialistic dreams – at a dizzying cost – and now we appear to be lining up for more of that. It’s because we so proudly ‘know we are right,’ and we refuse to bend. (I didn’t say to compromise our standards.)
Very few American patriots seem to understand that the primary reason we’ve had to sit and watch a liberal president tear our nation to pieces is because we refuse to condescend to necessarily reach the majority of children who now make up voting America. The guy in the Oval Office can speak ‘street,’ and the limping right still insists upon running more ‘white guys in suits’ and trying to come across like the Brady Bunch.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan? Of course I voted for them! I would have given an eye and a tooth had they been elected! But not enough people joined me in that effort. So many insisted upon “voting their conscience”–more aptly called, in these times, “pissing in the wind.” But how many, NOW – after a seven-year overdose of ‘Obamamine’ – see much satisfaction in having squandered their precious influence? And what was the idea, Ron Paul? In effect, your determination put you right up there with H. Ross Perot. (I admire and respect both the Pauls.) But how do we dare to luxuriate in the ongoing insanity of splitting up an already feeble and disintegrated conservative vote?
And exacerbating this horror (just as I have said in past articles), when do we finally realize that the same sort of polish and presence that worked so well in the 70s or 80s simply doesn’t cut it anymore? Once again quoting myself from a morning-after piece I did last presidential election: “(M)y most rudimentary marketing sense made me wonder why we (the GOP) would run the 1967 version of Batman and Robin against an Obama.”
This is not rocket science. If you own a television set, you should easily recognize what does and doesn’t ‘sell’ these days. Do I think that Donald Trump would be a good president? Undoubtedly. Rick Perry? He could save our country. Ron Paul? See above. But, for crying out loud, our nation has just sanctioned the perverted censorship of its own history, and is currently standing down as the Islamic cancer that our current president invited in is bloodying up our peace and security!
Our burgeoning mass of uninformed and lightheaded citizenry can no longer value what is right. We want whatever looks and feels good – whatever will free us to return to our ‘regularly scheduled programs.’ It’s a careless, self-righteous atittude/behavior that will surely destroy us – but THOSE are the people the right MUST appeal to. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings – but read it and weep.
We’re spoiled. We can’t be bothered to take care of business or to use our heads for something other than a place to put an inverted ball cap. And today, there is no greater or more intimidatingly dictatorial force than the bludgeon of political correctness. Bottom line: if it isn’t ‘cool,’ it doesn’t ‘rule.’
We’ve just recently watched, in disbelief, as the Confederate flag (and anything white that stood beneath it in the 1860s) has been officially proclaimed to be cursed and banned (based on some of the zaniest reasoning I’ve ever heard). That alone should tell us that there aren’t enough people out there who either care enough or have the presence of mind and power to call off such madness. Why, then, would anyone in their right mind expect any conservative presidential candidates that the liberal press is already busy painting as elite and out-of-touch ‘one-percenters’ to win the day in 2016? It simply won’t work. It can’t – NOT TODAY. (2 Timothy 3:14)
Anyone reading this can see that this writer is a big fan of the conservative hopefuls I’ve here mentioned (and more). But I’m telling you, again, that we are going about this thing all wrong.
If we can remember nothing else from our founding history than the banner bearing a disconnected snake slithering among the words “Join Or Die!”, we still might have a little bit of hope of reclaiming the White House. If not, brace yourself for another cold and merciless eight years.
Any real writer is in love with his or her editor. It’s largely because a good editor is there to throw certain material in the wastebasket – before it makes copy – that would cause its author to be seen as an idiot. It should work the same way with our Republican presidential conventions. We had better – especially at this unprecedentedly crucial moment in our Republic’s waning existence – have our act TOGETHER BEFORE we take our candidate to the polls. This time, regardless of whose feelings might get hurt, we cannot make any mistakes.
The conservative movement needs a marketing team and a cheering section strong enough to rally the unified and committed cooperation of prospective candidates as well as a precious scarce electorate. First impressions mean everything – and we need to carefully examine how the public is going to receive our offering. There was a time when a good old boy, even a perfectly qualified one, could be a shoe-in. Those days are gone.
Of course, conservative voters will (most probably) vote for conservatives. But it seems that most conservative voters can no longer be bothered to put down the remote long enough to get to the polls and make a difference. The liberal voters, on the other hand, don’t want to lose their gravy train. That’s why they hit the streets and get their voters to the polls. It is not unusual for them to go house-to-house sobering up their brother and sister liberals enough to ensure a victory.
After a horrific eight years of Barry’s stripmining the carcass of what remains of the United States, do we really want to seal our fate by backing candidates who will only appeal to people with brains? Because there aren’t enough of those anymore to make the difference.
I defy you to prove me wrong here. We either have to promote candidates who don’t fit the stereotype of everything Hollywood makes fun of, or we can all go home to bed early. I mean, if conservative America isn’t going to get off its backside and take care of business – which includes finding a horse that can win, and then EXCLUSIVELY supporting that candidate by every means available – we are left with no alternative but to try to appeal to a broader spectrum of voters – BOTH SIDES OF THE LINE.
A black man and a woman will do. You can fill those blanks in for yourself.
I am convinced that there really are enough voting people, conservative and liberal, who are tired enough of Obama and sufficiently wary of a Clinton or Sanders to take a chance on a team that won’t come across like Boss Hogg and Bernie Madoff.
If we don’t get serious about achieving our priorities and work together smartly in putting a real president back in the White House, we are going to lose this country. But, since we won’t do that – short of a miracle – you can bank on the fact that our next president will be affectionately hugging Obama at the inauguration.
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