Skip to comments.PERSUASION, NOT RETREAT [Future of the Tea Party and GOP]
Posted on 11/16/2012 11:08:58 AM PST by Moseley
Will the GOP have to change its positions to appeal to certain groups of voters?
This question is filling the Republican Party, all the political world, and the chattering classes after Mitt Romneys defeat. Should the Republican Party abandon its strongly-held beliefs and its positions on political issues?
There is only one path to success that lays before us: Persuasion, not retreat.
On every dilemma facing us, the answer is persuading voters and interest groups of what we truly believe, that these policies are best for America and the alternatives will be harmful for America.
We see an impossible problem. There is no way around it. It seems we have to give up. We have to quit. We have to sound retreat.
But there is an answer: Rearrange the political landscape. Persuasion has always been the only answer. Every citizen is valuable and deserves respect. Therefore, every citizen deserves a full and convincing explanation. It is morally wrong to win by manipulation and morally right to address each voter as a mature adult and to reason with them out of respect and with equality. Cynical manipulation of the electorate is immoral.
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Speaking of a powerful argument for persuasion...
Unfortunately what most are missing is that the “persuasion” will come in the form of a disasterous economic decline and Lord knows what else.
If Obama I wasn’t Carter I, then Obama II will be worse than Carter I. There’s no way we are pulling out of this one, so the rest of them will just have to be “persuaded” the hard way.
Here is what you DO NOT do....
1) Run a rich RINO Republican 65 years old.
2) Run a guy who will not fight for the chance to win.
” And of course Reagan himself was the great communicator — er, persuader, and that was the magic of Reagan. He never won a single moderate or independent vote by pretending to agree with the moderate. He persuaded them that he was right — or in some cases at least trustworthy enough in his convictions — to get their support. “
THERE YOU ARE
Teach, don’t Treat
Tough Love for America
I love the Tea Party—I was at the very first in Georgia, in the rain at the Atlanta steps in February, 2009. I also protested at the CNN Headquarters in 2010.
BUT, if the Tea Party goes the way of the RINOs in thinking they have to appeal to ALL citizens (welfare whores, EBT moochers, Holder’s people ABOVE the law, baby killers, global-warming idiots, Agenda 21 supporters and countless other zombies) through “persuasion”, they may die an early death.
If the Tea Party can’t put resources into fighting the last election’s voter fraud or attacking the media in some meaningful way, IOW—in a BOMBASTIC, not so “nice” way, we aren’t going to “persuade” the locusts that think only of their own comfort and bennies.
It’s going to have to be the hard way. I’ve had countless “discussions” with the dumb voter population, and there is no persuasion, they’ve swallowed the narrative hook, line & sinker.
We just have to brace for the worst and hope they learn a lesson.
In another thread, I have posited a foundation for an approach to future elections: Obama Or America--Clarity On Irreconcilable Differences.
I listened to a couple of people at work yesterday discussing why a particular tax initiative failed. They had no problem with taxing the Hell out of some segment of the population to which they did not belong. Their problem was that the proceeds were not targeted to things that they thought they would benefit from.
People who think that the purpose of government is to give people stuff cannot have their minds changed, because they have no minds.
In a word: No!! In a few words; 'NO F'ing way!!'