Skip to comments.Boehner Letter to GOP House (THE VALUE OF A MAJORITY)
Posted on 11/13/2012 4:20:50 PM PST by mike_9958
Warning signs are flashing on the dashboard for our party. Some of the problems are tactical in nature; others are strategic. We cant ignore them and expect to assemble a winning electoral coalition in the future.
We need a state-of-the-art political infrastructure fueled by rock-solid data that can be relied upon to turn out voters when we need them in the places theyre needed most. We need accurate survey data, and technology in place that will ensure such data is put to use. And as I noted earlier, our strategy at all levels must be aimed at reaching potential voters from all walks of life. That doesnt mean changing our principles; it means changing our approach.
(Excerpt) Read more at teamboehner.com ...
This may be Boehner quote folks have the most problem with:
The value of a majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, I said, but in the chance to use limited power to do great things.
He needs to read this and step aside for the good of the party....
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LEADERSHIP: The old crew has proven either incompotent or outdated.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.
If Rubio is a resounding NO then PICK ANOTHER but stop waiting for the return of Ronald Reagan and get behind someone who represents the values weve fought so hard for.
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.
Man, he can’t even win a pissing contest. What a surrender-monkey. No, check that. That’s an insult to cowards. He’s worse.
Bonehead needs to be replaced. He is worthless.
No John, the voters need to be able to turn out (in the sense of getting them to vote FOR the right legislation) legislators reliably to get the country back on track.
The peeps are the leaders, not YOU!
How ‘bout this..........he totally misses the point. It’s not about what they need to do to garner votes in the future. Focus on actually CONTROLLING THE F***ING PURSE STRINGS OF THE NATION.
See, call me old fashioned, but Constitutional roles actually matter to me. Guess I’m a dinosaur.
So now we have to excerpt some weepy idiot’s blog?
“data that can be relied upon, Boehner”
Nope. Subtract one, anyway. Me.
We must contact our reps now to ask them to change the leadersahip. Bohner has got to go!!!
The GOP can pound sand. I’m forever done with them.
We saw our last free and honest national elections back in 2008 anyway.
We’re Soviet now.
OK......a long post, obviously typed in haste (complete with misspellings and syntactical errors)....but obviously A) from the heart, and B) based on significant life experience in the field.
I, personally, think what you wrote here should be mandatory reading by every Republican in the country, especially Republican members of Congress (both houses).
I don’t say that lightly. Well done, sir.
HOW is this his job?
Hello, doesn't House Majority Leader already have LOTS on his plate, he's going to take on campaign strategist hat too?
Boehner is Wimpy.
I’ll gladly pay you back on Tuesday, for a spine today.
The only thing I want to hear (or read) from Boehner is his resignation! Gingrich for Speaker!!
A message might help. Maybe a platform too.
No Republicans, no Democrats, just BIG GOVERNMENT. Get with the program, peons!
I think the media really needs to investigate Boehner.
There are rumors swirling about his affairs.
Couldn’t Boehner be blackmailed if he is compromised?
Isn’t that a threat...just like Patraeus was?
It is obviously a VERY important issue— just flip through the news channels or look at few headlines.
Yep, I think the media needs to investigate....
The Republican Party is an army of lions being led by sheep.
As hated as Pelosi was (by me), she was most effective in her role.
I just don't see (have not seen) a Speaker Pelosi worrying about survey data or technology in place.
I’m convinced it will work. I just need to get it read by someone with some stroke that could get it into the right hands.
Can you help?
“This is a Hearts and Minds effort.
It requires a new way to think about the political battlefield.’
Well said - sounds like what Boehner is saying:
“That doesnt mean changing our principles; it means changing our approach.”
“Hello, doesn’t House Majority Leader already have LOTS on his plate, he’s going to take on campaign strategist hat too?”
Yeah probably not Boehner cup of tea... he the poster child for “boring white guy”
The problem, Johnny Boehner, is with those in the GOP in leadership positions. For the good of the party and America, step down and let Paul Ryan take charge.
Abadoning core principles for the the sake of bipartisanship is never an option.
Fool me once, shame on you!
Fool me 372 times, shame on my incompetence.
No more "we will reduce spending over the next ten years" BULLSHIT.*
You want tax increases tomorrow?
Give us spending reductions of three times that amount tomorrow!
We MUST reduce the absurd spending increases of the last 6 years.
Both the liar and the honest man must have regard for truth, the former to subvert it and the latter to propagate it. Bullshit, by contrast, is fundamentally unconcerned with truth or falsehood, but only with appearance, effect and persuasion, however transitory. Yuri Luzhkov was not accusing the Moscow weather forecasters of lying, or yet of trying to predict the weather and honestly failing; he was accusing them of not caring about the true weather. The essence of bullshit is getting away with it, with persuading listeners or readers of a sincerity that is, by definition, phoney. The bullshit artist simply does not care about truth: He pays no attention to it at all, writes Professor Frankfurt. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of truth than lies are.
Screw Boehner-—he shows his ignorance while trying, oh so hard, to sound the “intellect”.
Common sense demands an investigation into the VOTING FRAUD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, John...but, you won’t worry you’re little head (and I mean that!), so, just go get another drink. We’ll eventually find an intelligent male for Speaker.
“The only thing I want to hear (or read) from Boehner is his resignation! Gingrich for Speaker!!”
Ok Jim - how would that work, not the first part, the second ?
I like it... but ????
You know what you need first John? A national voter id....
“There are rumors swirling about his affairs.”
If Boehner had any affairs I think there would actually be a whole new level of respect for him.... the guy is white bread soaked in milk.
I’m not an expert in that department but it was a suggestion made by Mark Levin a few days ago. It seems the Speaker does not have to be a member of congress. If that is true, why not bring back Mr. Speaker himself?
Back in the day.....maybe. Now, probably not. I wish had the juice. I’ll suggest you post that (ok, so clean up the spelling, etc.. :) ) on Republican and conservative sites ALL over. Get it out there.
I’m former military as well, but I flew airplanes for Uncle Sam. The kind of training you are describing for spec ops folks....I’m actually very familiar with. You are right; it would be invaluable.
You need to get to the RNC. Sell them on the value of capitalizing on the training of spec ops guys. See, not telling you a thing you don’t already know here, but most Americans see spec ops as guys in some video game. Automatons with weapons who stealthily stalk their prey and never miss.
The truth....is that most have advanced degrees and are highly trained in the art of winning over “hearts and minds”.
I know this, but it doesn’t mean squat that I know this.
How about this.....there are Web sites dedicated to spec ops, and former spec ops guys. Use them. Implore them. Organize. There was a team set up by such a group to monitor voting sites to counter the New Black Panthers on election day. Start with them; was discussed heavily here on FR.
Expand that mission. They have a lot of members. Give them a REASON to exploit their patriotism, training, and experience to fight back via the political process. Engage them.
I’m a marketing/business development guy by profession, in the high-tech field. I know about messaging, positioning, strategy.
This is an excellent strategy you suggest. RUN with it.
The first thing Boehner needs to do is to get a big pair of BALLS, and then use them to defend America.
Everything else is just talk, useless like “yesterday’s wind” unless it accomplishes something.
Googled it and found this on wikidpedia:
The Constitution provides that the House may choose its own Speaker. Although not explicitly required by the Constitution, every Speaker has been a member of the House. The Constitution does not specify the duties and powers of the Speaker, which are instead regulated by the rules and customs of the House. Speakers have a role both as a leader of the House and the leader of their party (which need not be the majority party; theoretically, a member of the minority party could be elected as Speaker with the support of a fraction of members of the majority party). Under the Presidential Succession Act (1947), the Speaker is second in the line of presidential succession behind the Vice President.
“You know what you need first John? A national voter id....”
Are you good with Federal Registration ?
Lots of folks may have a problem with registering with the federal government.
Nah, he’s orange bread chicken chit. hahahaha!
As for moving it forward, I'm attempting to pass the baton.
See, I continue to work for the G in two jobs involving both aspects of my screen name. I'm unable to run with it in the position I'm in...
That kind of limits me to the genesis of the idea, if you're tracking....
The Republican’s need to fire John Boehner and hire someone with the apptitude to take on and destroy the liberal demRats.
Someone that can really throw some roadblocks down and stop their progress.
“suggestion made by Mark Levin”
That would be very cool.. and drive the dems nuts.
He was a great Speaker, effective and well spoken.
Good rant and suggestions.
We need to conduct political guerrilla warfare against the Left while building up our ideological foundation, personnel/infrastructure, operational forces, and strategies.
THEN WE STRIKE FAST AND HARD.
SOG and MAIN FORCES.
Contacting my Rep today regarding Boehner. Talk about going wobbly on us..
There is a major, major problem with voter fraud.
Here in New York, because of the storm, anyone could walk into any precinct and vote. No id required, just needed to sign a statement saying they hadn’t voted before. No one checked to see if the person voted was even registered, a citizen, etc.
We already are known to the government through driver’s licenses, social security numbers, internet habits. It’s outrageous that our system is so laughingly lax...then we wonder why the dems keep winning.
I went to high school in Alabama. Huntsville High School, Class of ‘73. Never discount that Alabama education. :)
I understand what you are saying about your current position....but read carefully what I wrote to you. Plant the seed. Get out to those sites and plant the seed. FReepmail me if you wish to set up a central point of contact for them. We’ll take it from there.
For a variety of reasons, mostly Caller ID, only 9% of individuals called by pollsters ever respond.
Theoretically you could get something statistically valid out of that, but a reasonably well organized minority of homosexuals, feminazis or abortionists could make sure they always answered the polls ~ which would easily magnify their importants about 11X reality.
The age of polls is gone, and now we are back to Augury.
Everything Boehner said may or may not be relevant, but fur shur his old fashioned view of data, to wit polling, is simply wrong!
“Although not explicitly required by the Constitution”
This actually looks doable...
vs starting a war.
I will try to follow-up
When the GOP-E says, That doesnt mean changing our principles; it means changing our approach, they MEAN, “Screw principles! We need to be like democrats and hand out goodies to win!”
Anyone who has seen Boehner in action knows his biggest regret is that he can’t openly campaign on principles that are just 1 deg different from Obama. If Obama is heading left on a heading of 270, Boehner wants to head left on a heading of 271.
Foley HS Class of 85.
I’ll continue to march. I just need to find one connected freeper to hand the baton to on this.
Now, someone is thinking.
Boehner, I am afraid, wouldn’t know a new strategy if he hit it with his golf club. He sure as anything wouldn’t know new technology. Empty words.
White? He’s as orange as an Oompa Loompa!