Skip to comments.Will Republicans Ever Win Again? Yes, but with new tools.
Posted on 11/12/2012 5:14:01 AM PST by CincyRichieRich
Have you ever been a fly on the wall? How about right out in the open, undercover?
Well I have and the RNC should pay me for it on retainer.
New tools, new tactics, and firing Rove and the pantywaist consultants is the only way to win again.
Yesterday - and quite often I'll add - my wife and I are the only conservative ones in large settings with staunchly democrat blacks - you know the type, 0bama is king, is perfect, and only bigots would not vote for him. But to sit there, watch how smart phones get passed around the room with "poke fun at Romney the hateful rich guy" after the election is tough to take. Listening to how shocking Patraeus is and Patraeus was gonna hurt 0bama and his only purpose in being there was to run against him? Yeah, when, 2016 after two terms??? These are the unbelievable comments I hear 1st hand. Sure I held my own, but with relatives and irrationality, you can only do so much.
This info is priceless and how I state things, use Socratic Method and other "tactics" to see what sticks and what doesn't is the stuff that the RNC needs to hire the right people, to re-educate the masses, etc.
Yes, I know some of you will say, 'can't change blacks', and you will say it's hopeless, but I say take 5% back and we win.
Well somehow get rid of the RNC consultants who are so far from reality in the things I can observe they'll never hit the side of a barn with a gallon of red paint launched from 10' away.
Libs and Blacks in this country have totally abandoned the constitution...it is racist and does not exist...that's why shows like Levin, Rush, Savage are beneficial, whereas, Hannity is useless. Rah ra ra pushes blacks away. How many blacks know a black man founded the NRA?
We need a bevvy of consultants like me...remessaging and re-education would be the goal. Combining new language like the 20 words Luntz proposed and explaining what they mean.
Combine this with hammering the 0bama king on his coverups, lies, and such will work.
Most of the folks I am talking about, white libs and black dems don't even know the difference between a private sector and public sector employee...so ditch these words and use something else!
US schools have reprogrammed out citizenry and illegals view USDA foodstamp commercials in Mexico...so that is where we are and re-education from ground up is the only way OR, we just simply say, Dems win and the commies own the country forever.
I'll work cheaply as a consultant and even do it via Logmein or other if they'll have me.
Not so long as Reince Priebus, Karl Rove, et al, are in business. Not while there are open primaries either.
Forget the NRA. Why is it that 85% of the population believes it was Democrats who ushered in the Civil Rights Act? Biggest derilection of duty by elected Republicans that I can think of. They have sat back and let that narrative play out ad nauseum for decades. No ONE is able or willing to set the record straight. No one.
The GOP indeed needs to fire all their irrelevant and useless strategists. They need to have pockets of organizations embedded in every single urban area from coast to coast. This is where Obama won. Just look at the red/blue map. Our work is truly uphill, but when the truth is on your side, you can accomplish a miracle.
First, let’s not forget the suberb results for the House of Reprsentatives. Obviously the GOP can win. We retained neary the highwater mark of GOP members in the House. We are, however, failing to regain the Senate, which we should have won, and the Presidential campaign failed. First, Romney was too much of a liberal to get the base enthusiastic. Paul Ryan as the VP helped there, but then Ryan was forced to be a namby pamby, from what I can tell, and not be himself.
Romney sat by idly in the spring while a grotesque image was created of him by the Obama campaign. I think that demonization stuck with some conservative middle class and lower middle class Christian white voters, who stayed home. And, then, don’t forget — the Democrats cheated. We have to stop voting fraud and we can’t be sissies about it.
This post is written in anger and frustration.
Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Partys elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left.
Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme by over half of my countrymen on Tuesday night, BTW).
I have no solve for exactly how to accomplish this. Only advice based on a long military career in several foreign lands for how to defeat the dems once this is accomplished.
This thought process is based on the concept of irregular warfare with twists thrown in here and there for good measure.
With that, I provide the following advice for the good of the order.
LEADERSHIP: The old crew has proven either incompotent or outdated. McConnell and Boerner must go. They represent a failed plan to defend and resist without clearly explaining their position. They are content with looking like the bad guys and face public scorn when they dont realize how important it is to manipulate a clearly left leaning MSM. They represent the failure of the last four years to our own and obstructionists to the opposition. Weve got to show a new face to the nation. That is the genesis of rebuilding this movement. Ryan or Cantor in the House, Rubio or Demint in the Senate.
We also need a standard bearer and I see no one on the horizon with as much rockstar potential and substance as Rubio. These next four years must put him on the center stage with a unified and consolidated message. It also needs to protect him from the attacks from the left that are guaranteed to come.
Everything the Obamites used to deny, deflect, and difuse will be used againstt hem....including the race card. THAT is what will make Rubio a teflon candidate.
These men represent a change in a party that has been beaten soundly in the last two elections by a charlatan and his traveling circus. A fresh choice in leadership represents change you can TRULY beleive in from every angle. It marks a clear start from inside and outside when we actually started taking this enemy seriously.
GROUND GAME: It is IMPERATIVE to develop and foster an intricate ground game. It requires a MICRO-ANALYSIS of every county, every city, and every early and absentee ballot by demographic to find how how, why, and with what method they voted. The dems have built quite the coalition but its a house of cards; its a fractured coalition of single issue voters held together by a media-invested hollyweird worshipping demagogue. They can be piecemealed away bitby bit without sacrficing principle.
Give it to the dems on their community organizing machine. We dont need to reinvent that model. We MUST develop our own. One that will INSTILL our principles in a language tailored to the audience. Theyve tailored theirs on the community organizer, we can create ours around the military special operator. This the winning of hearts and minds in our own third world backyard dem strongholds.
This isnt as difficult as it sounds. It requires a patient and immediate effort that starts with the post election analysis looking not for what we WANT to find, but for the GROUND TRUTH. GROUND TRUTH is REAL INTELLIGENCE not Rovian number-crunching wishful thinking.
It will require an insurgent effort at the ground level. An infiltration into dem areas that we identify are weak or vulnerable to start cutting in to the blue.
The COIN (insurgeny/counterinsurgency)effort would include the identification of these areas, the inflitration of the areas through churches and charitable organizations AND PARTICULARLY THROUGH EDUCATION.
There ARE like thinkers in these communities. How do we find them? Ask Jesse L. Peterson. Ask JC Watts and Herman Cain. They KNOW how to splinter these vulnerable areas off the blue.
The hispanic issue is RIPE for moving into the red. Catholic, family oriented cultures who beleive in being left alone and naturally distrust the government. And they voted Obama? This is the epitome of the single issue voter. the RNC needs to go toe to toe, issue to issue with the Race and counter it in that community, in that language, at THAT LEVEL.
Think it cant be done? SOF has been doing it since the end of World War II. It CAN be done.
WE must get deep into the education system to promote the ideals and values of conservatism that should be selling themselves. Im not talking about traditional public schools and universities. They are ROTTED with liberals. They also arentthe keys to education in the 21st century.
Im talking about the new way to educate - the online universities, the trade schools and nightschools. Corporate allies need to invest and educate with the ideals of economic and fiscal conservatism.
The RNC needs to lead and develop this effort. A novice like me can see that there is a disconnect between the voting habits of catholic-dominated hispanics and pockets of baptist blacks and their actual stated values. That disconnect can be exploited if it is done slowly, deliberately, and effectively.
INFORMATION WARFARE: We are ATROCIOUS AT THIS. Dems get a simple message out early and often. They poison the well and we are left to change minds rather than get the initial impression right from jump. We constantly play defense and think we are sooooo clever when dems (as they ALWAYS do) do something stupid or illegal and shocked when the media all but ignores it. We must take the offensive in getting up in every Candy Crowley, every George Stepenopolis face and call them what they are: democratic hacks posing as the objective media
We ABSOLUTELY MUST be proactive. We must attack at EVERY OPPORTUNITY then add each fail of the dems to a trend and theme. These themes must be simple, tailored, and repetitively broadcast to each target demographic.
We must look out beyond the 5 and 10 meter targets. Weve got to effectively interpret what the dem message is on the horizon and confront it at all levels - from the national MSM level filtering directly down to the target group level. Even I can see what the talking points of the upcoming week are by watching the Sunday talking head programs. Defense is unacceptable. we cant pretent that the most outrageous comment wont gain traction then act surprised when weeks later, that theme picks up steam. Attack, attack, attack.
Alinsky tactics must be turned against their masters. There is GREAT power in ridicule and scorn. They make it too easy to use. It needs to be culturally tailored and consistent. Dennis Miller needs his own show on FNC AND a late night show on Fox. Let him source and promote culturally diverse conserative comedians that vulnerable areas can relate to and remember. Bold Fresh tours arent enough.
This is only part of an overall information operation plan that is constant in a simple party message and what it means to each target group.
WE DONT DO THAT WELL. WHY NOT? I find it unbelievable that Obama has hijacked the reputation and imagery of the Party of Lincoln.
COIN operations involve a very in depth understanding of cultural idocyncracies and how best to exploit them to our advantage. Its not a wool-over-the-eyes approach or a free shit approach like the dems sell. THAT ALWAYS COMES UP SHORT.
Its a sell based on how it effects each target group and what it means to them. If its done right, I am CONFIDENT that the tenets of conservatism sell themselves.
In Civil Miltary Operations, assistance in areas that seem unrelated builds trust in the agency. Granted, theres a fine line between assistance and the giving of free shit but, the special operations forces walk that line well. It can be done. Community outreach in areas that we identify, in ways that we havent before can build a larger tent without sacrificing our beliefs.
The military has been doing this in third world countries for years. Weve been more successful in some areas, less successful in others. In the United States third world strongholds of the Democratic Party,I am confident that it can be done.
Heres the kicker: There are countless retired special operations planners and operators working overseas as contractors RIGHT NOW. Its too easy; the RNC needs to hire them as contractors over here.
This is, by far, not the only avenue weve got to pursue in order to turn the tide.
But, if we are going to war, the RNC must look to the military to rediscover and reorganize. The number-crunching beancounters have their place in the organization but, on their best days, they can only identify who will and wont vote Republican.
This is a Hearts and Minds effort.
It requires a new way to think about the political battlefield.
Rangers Lead the Way.
Assumption: We want to win the ones that can/did support Obama? Fundamentally, emphatically, no. I don’t want to be on their team. I don’t want them on mine.
I been tough on Hannity over the years but thought his comments the day after were thoughtful.
Alternatively Rush calling every race to be a big winner for the Republicans 2008 and 2012, even some 2006 to a lesser extent, is not helping. You cant get from here to there with your eyes closed.
Many other groups besides blacks voted for Obama so that tells me Republicans have a big problem. Those know-nothings under 30 were targeted by O going on all the entertainment shows, for example.
“Romney sat by idly in the spring while a grotesque image was created of him by the Obama campaign. I think that demonization stuck with some conservative middle class and lower middle class Christian white voters, who stayed home.”
The Masters of the Lie ensured that people only saw one side of Romney (until he was able to make an impression in the debates - the filter was removed). The propaganda of the left, if it isn’t countered, will ensure Dem victories for eternity.
I don’t feel as though we lost an election; I feel that there wasn’t an election at all.
Great post; good thoughts and I concur...and, would include myself in the mix of consultants.
I agree with you about Rove and company. I agree we need to know how to reach people as you said. And Levin, Rush are right. I heard a Rush caller last week saying she had offered her marketing services for free to Republicans to reach Hispanics because that is her business. They turned her down. Rush said free always alarms him. But we need smart people on our side and thank God you are out there to contact. There are transcendent ideas that appeal to all people and they need to be expressed in ways that various groups can relate. Prayers for success in your efforts.
REPUBLICANS WILL WIN AGAIN WHEN THEY START BELIEVING IN AND PRACTICING REPUBLICANISM AND STOP TRYING TO BECOME DIMS FROM 40 YEARS AGO.
Republicans have to sew up tens of millions of votes weeks before the election with early voting the way Dems do. In the same manner Dems use welfare rolls for this, the Repubs could target their base (veterans groups, conservative religious groups, chambers of commerce, trade organizations, etc.).
Who does Rove work for? We should tell him to take the millions of dollars he raised and give it to some other political party?
I see your accidental point, but didn't you mean "forget the GOP"?
The GOP is dead. If not, then kill it.
Its time for a Patriot Party that will follow and defend the Constitution.
We have the House because of gerrymandering.
Did you ever consider that the Republican PARTY wants to be a permanent minority party?
The GOP already has a plan to get more votes-AMNESTY
Watch democrats react to this plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KnXz_qZ5RE
They haven't abandoned it they never accepted it to begin with. That's white man's law.
People on the right are delusional about the real views of minorities.
They fall all over themselves for the Alan West(s) and Thomas Sowell(s) and think they are representative of the minority communities at large. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Alan West(s), Thomas Sowell(s) and other black conservatives are a minority of a minority of a minority. Truly unique. The best and brightest.
It makes the right feel good about themselves and put blinders on to very real realities. This causes massive misjudgements.
Look how so many on the right slobbered all over Colin Bowell.