Posted on Facebook after the State of the Union address:
Marco Rubio spoke and said we succeed by hard work and using our brains . . . great comments. But if it did not work before the election what makes the Republicans think it will work now? . . . The question [is] what will actually work? . . . How do we break down the walls of ignorance and lies?My reply:
The message worked, the messenger did not. Where the messenger worked – governor's races, state legislature races – we won. Romney was a mistake, an establishment, moderate, flip-flopper. Can we please admit that and move on?
With all due respect . . . the message did not work. It really did not work for senatorial candidates either. How do we "fix" the message without killing the messenger?My reply:
With all due respect, I stand by my comment. Romney was just the quickest example. I frankly think some of the GOP senate candidates last year were truly second-raters ("legitimate rape," seriously?). Obviously, that wasn't the complete answer, but I am convinced it is the core of the answer and, if you can't get that much, you won't get the rest. The rest being equally simple:
1] Stop pussyfooting around the truth. There is no bipartisanship, there is no deal to be made, there is no compromise. This is war — bloody, horrible, all out, no holds barred, win or die war! Liberalism must be obliterated as a political power in the USA or the USA will cease to exist. No one wants to believe it, most refuse to think it, but it is happening and if we don't start fighting like it's Armageddon, we will wake up one day very soon and realize that Armageddon is over and we lost.
2] Get real contenders. Candidates that can truly articulate the message and have a solid record of living the principles they espouse. Scott Walker types — he beat the unions, withstood a recall, turned his state's finances around and did it all with the style and dignity that screamed "statesman."
3] Control of the message. Don't let the liberal media script the conversation. When someone asks your candidate a stupid question, say, "That's a stupid question. America doesn't care. What America wants to know is: When are the jobs coming back? When are my taxes going down? When does the budget get balanced? Well, here's my plan. And, by the way, the only reason I'm stepping across the aisle is to bash some damn liberal's head in."
4] Pray like it's all on God. We should be begging God on hands and knees, in sack cloth and ashes to forgive us for our ingratitude, our ineptitude and our inactivity. We have sinned by permitting our wealth and our security to blind us to the truth of what is going on in our own homes.
5] Work like it is all on us. Repentance is an action verb. It isn't enough to acknowledge our mistakes, we must pro-actively work to correct them. Like Thomas Jefferson did in 1776, inspired men and women are now, daily, placing before us "the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent." The truth is here in front of us — it always has been — we must commit to do what is necessary to turn the tide back to the principles which made us great. This will require sacrifice: Spend the money, take the time, understand the issues, meet the people, make the case, get out the votes – all of them! We must win so big that they cannot cheat well enough to win.
Happy birthday Pres. Lincoln!
Thanks for listening, I'll be back soon with another rant.