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I would have written: "The political right communicates poorly." The point can't be stressed enough!

Having better candidates who can think on their feet wouldn't hurt, especially when you know that most of the media are corrupt and hostile.

1 posted on 01/23/2013 11:49:24 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
While there's some truth the political right has a communications problem, the real problem is a RINO elite establishment problem. The so-called Republican elite establishment is at war with their base. They, with the help of their Donkey allies and MSM, destroy any real conservative with a chance. A really good conservative, who can articulate conservative themes, is savaged by the RINOs, Donkeys, and MSM before they get a chance. This IS the problem and it's NOT communications.
2 posted on 01/24/2013 12:07:47 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: neverdem

Republican politicians don’t know how to breath life into their positions and they bore me to tears, it is like listening to accountants all the time.

Anyone who has seen a bad teacher manage to bore them in classes on their favorite subjects, can see some of that when most republican leaders speak, if they bore us, you can imagine what it sounds like to people who are on the fence.

One reason we like talk radio is that the hosts can explain and discuss various conservative positions in a way that reaches us, that connects with us, that makes sense, and sticks with us, radio hosts are persuasive and somehow they seem to know a lot about the topics.
Ask the average republican politician about gun issues and he can put you to sleep and convey the feeling that he really doesn’t have the conviction or the information to convince anyone who isn’t already on his side.


3 posted on 01/24/2013 12:13:58 AM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: neverdem

“Having better candidates who can think on their feet wouldn’t hurt, especially when you know that most of the media are corrupt and hostile?”

To be able to “think on one’s feet” means that a person must have principles set in stone. THAT is the antithesis of being a politician, who is always having to consider the possibilities of compromise.

My concern is that Conservatives get tangled up in details rather than standing on bedrock - the solid foundations that most people in this nation want.

We want safety for ourselves and our families, the liberty to make responsible choices in our lives, and the presence of a benign government that will not interfere in our legal pursuit for success.

The majority of citizens in this land recongnize the above because they have common sense.

They perceive that big cities are dangerous places and that tightening up on law and order is a good path to follow. Outlawwing guns is counterproductive.

They do not like illegal aliens being given amnesty: honest people come through the front door rather than climb over the back fence.

They do not like abortion on demand or the killing of viable babies, but neither do they want a medical procedure denied to women who must have it to save their lives.

They understand the necessity of national defense but are angered at the “policemen of the world” role we’ve taken on to protect international business interests.

Most of all, they recognize how out of control and corrupt our government has become, and want to see Washington’s way of doing business altered and the govenment downsized.

Neither party has the solutions and Conservatives are having difficulty sorting through the issues, afraid of stepping on a landmine.

The answers are in the U.S. Constitution. The biggest problem is convincing people to follow it again.


4 posted on 01/24/2013 12:15:37 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: neverdem

I’m afraid our Founders made a terrible oversight in holding truth to be self-evident.


5 posted on 01/24/2013 12:59:53 AM PST by Méabh
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To: neverdem

We need a bunch more Rand Pauls and Ted Cruzes.


6 posted on 01/24/2013 1:09:11 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: neverdem

It was time for a conservative version of “By Any Means Necessary” five years ago!


10 posted on 01/24/2013 3:03:34 AM PST by equaviator
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To: neverdem

The problem isn’t communications. We have a de facto one party system with two competing factions that agree on virtually all substantive issues.


12 posted on 01/24/2013 3:23:05 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: neverdem

“Underperform”?????

They don’t give a crap about our values. Power and prestige is what it’s all about for them—even if they have to unite with the other side to keep it for themselves.


16 posted on 01/24/2013 4:36:51 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: neverdem
Conservatives are ineffective because, setting aside the issue of the liberal media, moderate republicans in our own party undercut us and then pretend speak for us.

Whats amazing is conservative positions are as popular as they are in spite of this.

20 posted on 01/24/2013 6:31:43 AM PST by skeeter
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To: neverdem

GOP candidates need to get past the idea of “moderating” their message towards the middle. That only allows the liberal candidates to come off sounding like a conservative.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 9:28:39 AM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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