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Monday, April 8, 2013

12 reasons conservatives should be optimistic

  Ok, this is a joke, right? Reince Preibus and Michael Steele feuding about who's the worst best RNC chairman?  
  I've sat silently while the RNC announced they had done an "autopsy" of the election and why Romney lost. 
  What idiot thought up that word in the advent of losing to the Chicago Jesus? An autopsy? Why don't you just pronounce the Republican party dead, which is the immediate conclusion the press and Leftists cackled?
  The RNC is a rootless, soulless organization. The whole Rockefeller branch looks down on the rest of us because they have more money, private gun toting security guards and drink martinis with their little fingers in the air.
  Both parties have corrupt individuals as evidenced by the latest attempt by Democrats in NYC to bribe willing Republicans' collusion to win the mayoralty as Bloomberg exits. 
  The stink of Democrats is worse than Republicans, as Leftist politicians run wild over the country, trying to seize our 401Ks, control our bodily habits, tax everything in sight and indoctrinate our children into something far worse than socialism.
  But if you're reading this, chances are you're a high information voter and you already know this. It's even hard to listen to Rush these days, who seems to have been overwhelmed by the negativity and the rudderless Republican bureaucracy.
  This morning John Bolton, former ambassador to the UN, spoke about the death of Margaret Thatcher today.  Beckmann asked about the gloomy economic environment and the mess that Leftists are making of society, creating an unsustainable debt and a generation of dependent zombies.
  Bolton responded that, yes, the problems are great indeed but Thatcher herself--practically alone--turned England around, pulling it out of the socialist mess, even laying the foundation for the decision not to convert monetary policy to the euro.   
  Thatcher was all about freedom; those are the kinds of leaders we need, not the sycophantic puppets queueing up to run for president in 2016. We need independent thinkers who will not toady to those who want to control every aspect of our lives.
  I believe leaders like this are rising up, fighting the Republican establishment, some even converting from the Democrat plantation. 
  To be honest, I haven't seen the kind of passion for independence and the love of freedom in my long lifetime. See, when you have it so easy, you take it all for granted. 
  We now know we are in an internecine war to bring those fundamental values back to this country. If Romney would have won, I am convinced many of us would have fallen back asleep.
  It's all about freedom.
  There are good things on the horizon and positive signs that we are not doomed, as many say. Some of it will entail dumping the nightmarish regulations and bureaucracies Leftists have created. This has been done before. We can do it again.
  So here are my 12 reasons for remaining optimistic. Agree or not, I can tell you that I cannot live happily with the drumbeat of anger and negativity.

1. Our local grassroots movements of cheerful warriors have by no means disappeared. Though these organizations do not necessarily meet with the deadening regularity of, say, a club, they are still active and indeed further embedded into the culture, as you can see by the post below which lists NWOCC activities. All politics are local and we've seen more interest than previous years in running for office, representing the country and pushing for a return to prosperity.
  Sure, Tea Party candidates have not all succeeded nor should they have. They aren't politicians and the birth of any movement like this without the big money of unions or George Soros or the RNC behind it will have its problems. Still an enormous amount of money has been raised by the grass roots, dollar by dollar (I know because I helped raise it, watching $5 and $10 donations come in daily) and Tea Party candidates have prevailed in numerous races. This is a remarkable achievement for people who have no bonds except the love of freedom!

2. Obamacare's tanking. This isn't a cause for celebration per se but rather an opportunity to present something that will transform health care positively. Obamacare is unworkable, dastardly expensive, economically ruinous and unnecessarily intrusive. Even Democrats are "rethinking" their support for various aspects of this boondoggle. This will only worsen, some pushing for at least partial repeal. Going into the 2014 elections, Democrats will be riding its stinking coattails.
  The government is far behind in its deadlines, and small businesses are bailing on adopting Obamacare. This issue requires conservatives to speak up. From NRO:
As enacted, Obamacare appears untenable, and its problems are not cosmetic but fundamental. It cannot be fixed while remaining Obamacare, which means that the practical steps and the political coalition necessary to meaningfully reform it are the same ones necessary to repeal and replace it. Being clear about that — and offering an eventual alternative and some interim steps that could be taken while President Obama remains in office — would help bring that coalition to power. So the defeatism of some on the right regarding Obamacare is, in our view, simply not warranted.
  3. This country needs reform, it needs energizing and it needs the freedom to produce. Do people actually think the sad situation of an uninspired weakened over-regulated work force is going to get magically better? The economic situation worsens as the unemployment rate drops. Why? Because so many millions of people have dropped out of the workforce, primarily in the 25-54 earning age group. Something's going to have to change. Everyone knows this. It's inevitable. And, once again, unsustainable.

4. Americans are voting with their feet, figuratively speaking, with regard to television news. Try as they might, CNN has had to revamp its programming because it continues to fall in the ratings. MSNBC has turned into jokesville, kindergarten, Dumb by Design (be sure to read the Ace link), picking up the most perverted slanderous wingnuts they can find to chatter on the TEEVEE, espousing such endearing ideas as "we have to get rid of this idea that our children belong to their families" because, uh, instead they belong to the state
  Can you say Hitler Jungen? Huh. Yeah, that'll go over real well with the average American.

5. Though Leftists are acting like they have carte blanche to do whatever they want because they are currently the ruling elite, this is not so. Americans still identify with conservative positions more than liberal; in addition, grassroots conservative organizations are fighting back, such as the Bowdoin College expose.
  No longer can teachers and professors expect to get the free ride of mocking conservatives in class; the internet, twitter and the ubiquitous cell phone are making it easier to expose the academic rot. 

6. Leftists are truly beclowning themselves, as I predicted. Overconfidence has swelled their brains to extend opinions and information about absurd topics of which they know nothing. "Lawmakers" Robyn Kelly, Joe Salazar , and Diana "they'll run out of magazines" DeGette are prime examples, not to mention Joe "new world order" Biden and the O himself, who's gunning for our retirement accounts, a threat that was also spun back in Clinton years. They're making fools of themselves and they haven't yet realized it, though even the lame media swerves between crickets and embarrassed throat clearing.

7. Does Hillary seem inevitable to you? Does your head ache thinking about the Dragon Lady returning to power only more virulently? Do you gag at the thought of the inarticulate anointed but incredibly boring Chelsea Clinton running for office? 
  Let's remember. The bomb of Obamacare was originally conceived under Hillary, who was secretive  and impervious to all complaints. 
  She has Banghazi "what difference does it make" to deal with, and she couldn't get the nomination last time. Yes, it's more likely than before that she will get the Democrat nomination, but she's not a shoe-in. She's a shrill harpy who will reveal herself.
  What we're seeing is media hype as they move from the anointed Obama to the next in line out of sympathy and a desire to make right the wrongs they did by rushing to Obama's side of the race.
  From the Free Beacon:
And while Clinton’s fans, like speculators in a Tulip bubble, would like us to believe that “this time is different,” they have yet to provide any good reason for why that is so. Clinton is “tested,” they say. She’s been through this before. It’s her turn. But wasn’t it also her turn eight years ago? And hadn’t she been through two U.S. Senate elections before 2008? And isn’t the wife of Bill Clinton going to be “tested” on a fairly regular basis? 
The gussying up of Clinton’s standing is one of the silliest political exercises of our time. The argument for her inevitability is a stilt house resting on achingly fragile assumptions. The first is that past performance does not indicate future results. But Hillary blew it before. Explain to me why it’s certain she won’t blow it again?
8. All the laws passed by Leftists and their Republican cronies have not changed the reality of a bad economy but they still are not buying into reality. These people believe in unicorns, a fact that is becoming increasingly evident. From Powerline:
Funny thing about modern liberals.  They think simply passing a law or declaring something is as good as achieving the deed.  The fuel efficiency standards for cars won’t take effect—if they are actually implemented at all—for another ten years.  Mercury has been falling for years because of technology improvement; the Obama EPA’s mercury rules—on the drawing board since the Clinton administration—were yanked last year and are still on the drawing board, and will take years to take effect if and when they are finalized.  And the reduction in carbon emissions are entirely the result of changes in the marketplace (can you say “fracking”?) that Obama had nothing to do with. 
9. Demographics favor Republicans, or at least conservatives. Those mean-spirited folks like the intolerant h8ter who destroyed the pro-life display on Ohio State's campus are bent on not having children. This is not true for Christians, whose religious ethos values the idea of children and family. IOW, the h8ters are aborting themselvs in record numbers. In addition, 60% of governors are Republican and the House is solidly Republican.

10. The global warming scam is being revealed as such. For school children who have grown up believing they are responsible for damage done to the planet, this is a startling change which will only serve to further disillusion them as young adults from believing the absurd theories that have been foisted off on them, all with an eye on the government stealing more of workers' earnings. As they realize that the burden of debt will be visited on their futures and that much of the propaganda they've been taught in schools is not in their best interests, some will change. They too will focus on freedom, the most precious state of mankind and they'll realize that we've had malicious dummies running the country.

11. Red states have gained throughout the economic decline we've experienced since Democrats have had primary control. Betsy McCoughey, whose invaluable work on Obamacare has exposed its flaws from inception writes this at the NY Post:
Red states are rising. But blue states, shackled with exorbitant union demands and pension obligations, high taxes and anti-fossil-fuel policies, are sinking.Americans are fleeing these Democratic bastions, uprooting their families and resettling in areas with economic opportunity. 
That mass migration means ever more power for the GOP, which already controls 30 state governorships. As more people move, the GOP will dominate Congress and the electoral college. The biggest mistake the GOP could make now would be to abandon its current policies in the wake of recent electoral losses. 
Folks are voting with their feet to live in areas that are low-tax, pro-business and allow job-producing fossil-fuel production.The Census shows that from 2000 to 2010,Americans fled Democratic-controlled East Coast, West Coast and Great Lakes states.
12. I guess last I would say that the behavior, particularly online, of Leftists has become absolutely abominable; even the condescending media elites have noticed.
  The technology online solution to bullying behavior is to remove anonymity, to make everyone use their real names to post any comment whatsoever; is that a good thing? Probably not, considering there's little enough privacy left these days and the bullies of the Left are so whacked out that nobody would want to post anything contradicting them. And once again, the hackers will always find a way while the honest folks will be the ones to get screwed.
  The Left's bullying has reached outrageous proportions. Consider this. All conservative persons who are considered protected classes if they're Democrats--women, minorities, disabled--are viciously targeted for not just their beliefs, but for their existence even though they are highly accomplished in their respective fields.
  Like Sarah Palin, former governor. Her son Trig, who's developmentally disabled.
  Dr. Ben Carson, eminent physician.
  Herman Cain, mathematician, businessman, Master's in computer science.
  Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs.
  Allen West, Colonel, U.S. Army.
  Bobby Jindal, Governor.
  It's sickening when you think of the way these people have been treated but they are too many minority and Tea Party candidates on the conservative side for the Left to win this argument anymore. 
  Make no mistake. The Republican bench is deep with excellent dedicated people. Not so the Left.
  Now Twitchy has been covering the absolutely vicious treatment the Rev. Rick Warren's family is being treated in their time of grief, piggy backed today by the absolute evil treatment the death of the magnificent Margaret Thatcher has inspired in England and here, including partying, drinking and celebrating her death and calls in America for the deaths of Cheney and Bush. 
  Even Dem operative Donna Brazile got in on the act, asking "Okay, what did the  do to advance Great Britain and the world? Did she leave lasting footprints for women in politics?"
  What hypocrites these Leftists are proving to be. Women's rights? Gay rights? Minority rights? Only if they stay on the liberal plantation.
  I conclude with the conviction that we must stay vigilant. Trende at Real Clear Politics say this:
Since the 2012 elections, there’s been an extended debate over the strength of the current Democratic majority and the future viability of the Republican Party. I’ve long argued that these postmortems are overwrought, and nothing about the results altered that. After all, the demographic changes in that election were more attributable to a surprisingly large number of white voters staying home (fewer whites voted last year than in 2004, despite steady growth in absolute numbers) than to any rapid growth in minority votes. The GOP performed about as well in November as we would have expected given the state of the economy; in fact, the exit polls suggest that the GOP actually fared quite well on key policy questions, demographic changes notwithstanding.
  In short, the amount of hyperbole and hand wringing done by pundits, consultants and RNC officials is ridiculous and short sighted. These people are not leaders, they're bureaucrats and technocrats.
   There's much to be thankful for; never give in.
 Never give in--never give in--never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

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