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Message to the GOP: Fight Kos With Kos and Kendrick Meek With Marion Thorpe
Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/2009 | Yomin Postelnik

Posted on 01/18/2009 5:36:32 PM PST by Yomin Postelnik

Marion Thorpe is not only a great conservative candidate with a record of recruiting youth and minorities to the GOP. He’s also the only candidate who can dampen the enthusiasm that Democrats plan to build around Kendrick Meek for the US Senate. If Republicans want to keep the seat we need to begin fighting on the terms that Democrat activists have set in motion. That begins by understanding what their tactics are and reacting to them.

Understanding the ground game of the opposing side is central to any battle. If one team thinks they’ve arrived on the field for a game of dodge ball while the other side is ready to play tackle football, you don’t need to be a professional sports caster to figure out where this game is headed. That much should be obvious. But for some reason, when it comes to politics, Republicans come out with bouquets while Democrats bring brickbats to the match.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: election2010; marionthorpe; senate2010; senateraces
About the race for Florida's US Senate seat and what we must do to win it.

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1 posted on 01/18/2009 5:36:32 PM PST by Yomin Postelnik
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To: Yomin Postelnik

I thought it was about a game of tackle football...

2 posted on 01/18/2009 5:44:42 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Redbob

:) Only one line.

3 posted on 01/18/2009 5:47:12 PM PST by Yomin Postelnik (Rebuild the GOP, United)
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To: Yomin Postelnik

The trick is to understand that Republicans don’t WANT to win back Congress. At least not most of those who now populate our Federal Legislative branch.

They never liked the “Conservatives” that Reagan so successfully shaped into a winning coalition. They never desired to “win,” they are perfectly happy preserving their own political positions, protecting their own perks, and being the permanant political minority minding their place in the new order.

Only a very few men in Congress have any interest in standing for Conservative Principles anymore. Among them is my Senator, Jim DeMint, from SC. (No, I didn’t vote for, nor do I support, Senator Lindsay Grahamnesty).

Conservatives better get a clue that the Republican vehicle to regain authority is, at best, a deeply flawed strategy. Consider the failure of the Republican-controlled Congress from 1995-2006. After their first 100 days in 1995 in which they successfully inplemented 70% of the “Contract with America,” they went on to cower in the face of the Clinton Regime’s counterattacks, and they failed to impeach and convict him, though he was clearly a felon. And once President Bush was elected, instead of enforcing strict controls on spending in the face of the war precipitated by 9/11, they became more careless than even the Democrats who preceeded them for 40 years did.

Too many “Conservatives” who went to Washington became inculturated to the Inside the Beltway” mentality, making them FORMER Conservatives (as opposed to so-called “inside the beltway” Conservatives — that don’t really exist).

Conservatives must operate in a unified, grass roots fashion, even if they do use the Republican party as their “vehicle.” But if they do, they cannot “ease up” or think “we have arrived” once the long battle to regain power has succeeded. IF they are able to regain majorities in Congress, only relentless, forceful, principled and dedicated men and women who NEVER stop will make a difference. Anything less than “eternal vigilance” will lead to the same failure Conservatives have suffered over the last 2-3 years.

4 posted on 01/18/2009 6:08:57 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (
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To: Yomin Postelnik
First and foremost if the republicans ever want to win back power they need to stop whoring on K street.
5 posted on 01/18/2009 6:20:06 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: patriot preacher

You make a good point. It’s up to us, the grassroots, to ensure that good candidates are elected. I think all the elected ones do in fact want to be a majority, but won’t work hard for it and really don’t care for our principles.

That’s why we’ve got to work extra hard to support candidates who can win and who do share our values. To get them into office we need to know the tactics of our opponents and thwart them. That’s why this race is especially important.

6 posted on 01/18/2009 6:51:27 PM PST by Yomin Postelnik (Rebuild the GOP, United)
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To: org.whodat

I can’t agree more.

A grassroots movement that is shaped not only by “seasoned” veterans of Conservatism but by one of the most influential voting groups for Obama: the young vote.

Too many of the young people I’ve talked to liked Obama because he was young, and appeared to be a non-Washington type. Creating grassroots movements will ensure that candidates elected to office won’t be the “business as usual” types. As much as McCain may have taken that concept and killed it, it really is a viable idea. Politics isn’t just about politicking its also symbolic and this last election has showed us just that.

Having someone elected like Dr. Thorpe will reinforce that for Conservatives and I think it will not only affect Florida, but it will reverberate throughout the country. And it will also prove that we can do grassroots just as well as the other side!

7 posted on 01/20/2009 11:56:36 AM PST by ACrutchfield619
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To: Yomin Postelnik

Democrats have a “ground game”? I thought they just told as many lies as it took to get elected.

8 posted on 01/20/2009 11:59:40 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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