Skip to comments.Why We Lost- We Played By THEIR Rules (Vanity)
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:05:53 PM PST by Steelfish
As we enter the first week since we were shellshocked by the election results of last Tuesday and as 360 degree post-mortem analyses continue to abound, we must take away one major lesson from this epic disaster. We played by "their" rules and we lost.
When Bush won, it was because while he played by "their" rules, third-party backers appealed to value voters and of course we all know of the pivotal role played by the Swift-boaters that sunk the Kerry candidacy.
We ask why did we not run ads showing Obama's embrace of gay marriage and how under the Full Faith and Credit Clause will extend this to the red states? Why didn't we show how the gay culture has infected local school curriculum in places like California and Washington? The connection between gays and AIDS? Why were no questions raised about how a future Supreme Court was one vote away from constitutionalizing gay marriage and with that other polyamorous relationship and possibly incest? Why were no ads run by our side on how God was repeatedly booed at the DNC Convention? Why didn't we run ads on how Obama is requiring people of faith especially Christians and particularly Catholics to choose between their God and his agenda? And finally why were no ads run about the issue of illegals and unlimited immigration that has added to the costs of crime, schooling, and public benefits?
In a word, our side was snakebit. In the past conservative were hammered for raising what "they" called divisive and hate-filled wedge issues. We were stung by the liberal snakes and we kept clear of the snake pit.
In truth these are not wedge issues. They go to the very heart of who we are as an expression of a common culture and Judeo-Christian ethic. If demographics is destiny, culture is the engine that takes us there. And yet we refused to ride this vehicle because the road we were warned is fraught with liberal IEDs.
While one can understand why Romney did not want to go there since he would have been tarred and feathered by the liberal media, there was absolutely no reason why independent groups in the post-Citizens United era shied away. Instead we had Rove and Company throwing away $300 million playing from the same hymnal as Romney, telling voters that it was an economic theme and nothing else mattered.
Democrats will label Romney as a murderer and a felon and everything else on earth and under the earth but as soon as conservatives address value and cultural issues, the MSM descend upon us like a tsunami trying to bury us with labels like "playing dirty" and branding us as being "divisive" of the country and engaging in wedge issues. And not infrequently, they have the support of leading RINOS to further this meme.
Limbaugh has asked how do you defeat Santa Claus? By portraying him as coming to prey on your children, swamping your local schools with gay-filled garbage, and taking away your Bibles.
Unless and until Republicans and conservative stiffen up their spine and are willing to engage in this cultural war, we will continue to lose.
You make a lot of good points.
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how do we know we lost before we go over all the votes in the precincts that produced more votes than registered voters?....How do we know it stopped there? Is there a better time to expose voter fraud than when the votes are fresh?
You make a lot of good points.
You’ll like www.gone2012book..com
“They go to the very heart of who we are as an expression of a common culture and Judeo-Christian ethic”
We are a post Judeo-Christian country, with no common culture any more. The constitution and the founding fathers are not held in anything approaching the regard they were even a generation or two ago.
The issue is how to maintain some vestiges of constitutional freedom while not using the Bible or what we used to consider cultural norms as justification.
The MSM through media manipulation (persecution and slandering of more viable candidates), chose our nominee for us.
True, but we made no attempt to inform them of the consequences of their vote to their families and children aside from bread and butter issues. “Man Doth Not Live By Bread Alone,” and alas we ignored this.
“Why We Lost”? It’s because the establishment Republicans are just as corrupt as the entrenched Marxist, Socialist, Democrats. We do not have a two party system. Period.
Conservatives have been playing defence for long time.
remember what happened to Chick-Fil-A?
I doubt that a campaign to shout out about Obama’s helpfor the gay folks would have helped much.
A majority of people seem only too happy to accept perversion as “normal”
They voted for same sex marriage in 3 or 4 States including my own. Something I never thought I would see.
There are some sick people in this world.Including our Muslim President.
You make good points. But naming pederasty ‘gaiety’ is playing by their rules.
No sorry I think the problem is, we have sold out too much.
Breaking unions is important.
But one must keep track of the bigger picture: Sending your business international builds up America’s competitors.
That is the growing problem. So while I oppose unions, I STRONGLY SUPPORT American jobs.
All American jobs.
Another in a long line of vanities and articles refusing to deal with the Big Pink Elephant in the corner of the room that was the main problem this election cycle.
That would be the moderate/liberal candidate, Mitt Romney, that we had to deal with.
All the other issues, for the most part, are going to be with us, each and every election season until there is no more evil or Democrats (one and the same) in the world.
They will continue to cheat, their lap-dogs in the media will continue to lie, obfuscate, and try to cheat their candidate into the White House.
These things aren’t going away.
So what do we have some marginal control over?
We, as true conservatives, (and I don’t mean people trying to redefine the word to include support for Amnesty, Abortion or the Gay Agenda, or even ignoring fiscal conservatism), are going to have to stand up and tell the GOP-E, not only no, but HELL NO! to anymore liberal/moderate Presidential candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain, and the worst of the lot, Mitt Romney.
Either we get serious, and be willing to say no even in the face of the next Evil boggey-man, that the GOP will try and use to force us to vote for their loser of a candidate, or the party is doomed, both as a home of conservatives, and for any chance of winning a Presidential election ever again.
They will continue to attempt to abuse us like a battered wife only so long as we put up with it and go along with it.
Now is the time to put first things first and start planning in some fashion to defeat the GOP-E the next election cycle.
It is time to clean up our own house of these Benedict Arnolds, these traitors to everything we believe in and hold dear.
Check out Brett Stephens in today’s WSJ, who says he had predicted the loss back in January, and that is because the GOP insisted on emphasizing the so called gay marriage and abortion, the former most people don’t care about, the latter, most people, he says, support in extreme cases.
By exposing him for the satan claus he actually is.