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Feder's Rules For A Conservative Resurgence (Part II)
grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/18/2012 | Don Feder

Posted on 12/18/2012 12:18:05 PM PST by massmike

Toward the end of his presidency, Calvin Coolidge said of his presumptive successor, Herbert Hoover (who he regularly derided as “Wonder Boy”), “That man has offered me unsolicited advice every day for six years, all of it bad.”

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, the conservative movement is swamped with unsolicited advice, much of it ranging from the bad to the bizarre, to the atrocious.

It comes from consultants whose reputation is built on running losing campaigns, domesticated conservative commentators for the mainstream media, pragmatists who are willing to jettison the principals they’ve never really believed in for a few extra percentage points of the vote and wingnuts who view Romney/Ryan’s loss as God’s punishment for insufficient purity.

As an antidote to this flatulence, here is Part II of Feder’s Rules for A Conservative Resurgence.

Unlike the advice from a lot of Ronnies-come-lately, it’s based on almost 50 years of fighting for the cause, beginning with Students for Goldwater in 1963 and going through Young Americans for Freedom in the 1960s, the anti-tax and gun-owners movements in the ‘70s, writing a syndicated column from 1983 to 2002, and a decade of organizing – including putting on conferences (both national and international), running petition drives, publishing newsletters and attempting to forge single-issue coalitions, while lecturing, writing and trying to bring a cold dose of reality to residents of the Happy Land of Make-Believe.

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