Skip to comments.Palin: 'We can't just preach to the choir'
Posted on 01/26/2013 4:59:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In Sarah Palins first interview since parting ways with Fox News, the former Alaska governor said she doesnt want to just preach to the choir" and that she is looking to take her message to a "larger audience."
Palin told Breitbart News there needs to be more truth-telling in the media and called for fellow conservatives to follow her lead and expand their audience.
I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism, she told the conservative news site in a short Q&A. That means broadening our audience. Im taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation.
We can't just preach to the choir, she said. The message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
It was reported Friday that Palin had parted ways with Fox News after three years and would no longer be a paid contributor. Palin joined Fox News in 2009, after she resigned as Alaska governor.
As for her future plans, Palin told Breitbart News the door is wide open.
I know the country needs more truth-telling in the media, and Im willing to do that, she said. So, we shall see.(continued)
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Creative, conservative thinking-—I like that.
Well...1000 people putting in 1000 each is a million dollars..
Palin told Breitbart News there needs to be "more truth-telling in the media ... I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism, ... That means broadening our audience. Im taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation." "We can't just preach to the choir, ... "The message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.
Mitt Romney won independents in the swing states. The problem is not ‘moderate’ voters. They were clearly not happy to vote for Obama and his awful record. The problem was that the base did not turn out. What the Republican party needs to do is build the grand coalition again. Why is it that Netanyahu can build a coalition government from the devout Orthodox Jews, the nationalists, and the capitalists, but we can’t effectively do a similar thing here?
The real problem is the leadership. We have people who do not know how to talk to the constituencies of the GOP, and don’t uphold conservative principles.
It is so simple, yet nobody gets it. The platforms of the Republican Party are eternal. They should not change like the Democrat platforms which fit with whatever the zeitgeist is at the time. That’s the difference between right and left. They do what’s popular, we do what’s right, and convince people of that fact.
If the GOP goes left on social issues like gay marriage and abortion, they will lose so much of the base, they will never win. If the GOP goes left on economic issues, they will lose so much of the base, they will never win. So WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU GO LEFT AT ALL??? The way to win is to be conservative, and SELL conservatism! Mark Levin really said it. “When we got the conservative we wanted, we won two landslide victories!”
We need to talk to people outside the party, obviously, but only to CONVERT them to conservatism, not to pander to their own preconceived ideas and change conservatism to fit them. You want Latino voters? Go to them, show them what the Democrat party did to their last golden voting bloc, threw them into inner city ghettos full of gang violence and cruddy education. You argue for legal immigration, and remind them of all the criminals who made their home country a hellhole, who would come to America illegally and do the same.
Some have suggested we try to increase immigration from Eastern Europe, because of their aversion to communism, and Christian background.
That’s another thing we need to do. Stop being fearful of using Christianity and the values of the Bible to our advantage. Point out how anti-Christian DemoRats really are and denounce any church that does not actually teach Christianity, but a bastardized progressive version of it. We’ve already made headway in converting Catholic leadership to our cause, now we have to work on Catholics themselves. We have to make any Christian that would vote Rat feel guilty. There are a million strategies we can use, and ‘moderation’ as the pundits preach, is not one of them.
The Philippine Islands is a majority Catholic country (and possibly even more Marian than Poland!) with a history of being both an American territory and somewhat Hispanic. They were an American territory for several decades. A young nation of over 94 million people who feel very American, they would not only change our demographics, but give us a fortress against China.
“Barack Obama is in favor of aborting babies in the womb, aborting them partially outside the womb, and committing straight out infanticide by killing them when the baby is 100% outside the womb. Obama will scream and cry that I am slandering him. I welcome a debate anytime with Obama or any supporter and will pulverize them with facts supporting my accusation. This country has gone too far down a very ugly road and it's time for an immediate U-turn. And please hear this loud and clear: There will be NO 24 hour apology!"
Sound logic. You should run for office.
I’m almost as big as Chris Christie, don’t have two spare nickels to rub together, don’t own a functioning car, look like a mean bouncer, live in a rented trailer, have edema so bad my size 13 shoes barely fit and have an ex who’d scare Dracula. But other than that, maybe I will. LOL
Hey, you’d be 100 times more real than Krispy Kreme! haha
“The problem was that the base did not turn out. “
But if Romney had moved far enough right to capture the base, would that have run off a bunch of moderates who did vote for him?
I ask this because it’s a dynamic situation. Change one aspect and many variables are changed, not just the one of interest.
Half that church went to Satan. They don’t sing in the choir any more.
We, as well as our political leadership need to come to grip with the fact that we can't insult, criticize, or ridicule people into supporting our cause. Instead of dismissively labeling a majority of the population as takers, we need to understand that many in that position do not necessarily want to be there. We need to give hope for a better life rather than condemnation.
What set Ronald Regan apart from other politicians of both parties was his optimistic outlook and unique ability to convince people that he was not interested in just managing the decline but that things could be made better. He attracted countless numbers of blue color voters and reinvigorated the party but most of those people have now been driven away.
The warring factions of the Republican Party need to quit fighting over who will get to lose to the Democrats next and focus on coming together before the next election.
The FNC audience demographics matches Rush’s listeners and the GOP base’s as well as Palins fans: white over 50.
Looking closely she doesn’t say much. Exactly how? is missed.
So she wasn’t ‘expanding her audience’ in her 2011 make believe POYUS run?
Romney’s platform was actually a reasonably conservative one, the problem was that he did not fight on those principles hard enough to gin up the base.
Every conservative knew about Mitt’s record. He was a liberal in Mass., and most considered him McCain 2.0. That was always going to be murder to overcome.
Obama was very effective at smearing Romney. You probably couldn’t do any better than the Chicago club did this time around. In my opinion, any independents who could possibly have voted for Obama did. All of the others were dead set against him, mainly because of the lack of economic results. They might have switched back and forth leading up to the election, but they were always going to vote for Romney in the end.
If this is correct, Romney and Ryan had much more leeway in what they could talk about both on the stump and in the debates. Ryan could have challenged Biden on his Catholic creds in light of his infanticide stance. Romney could have eviscerated Obama in the third debate over his actions in Libya, and his lies about Benghazi. These challenges simply were not made.
Conservative voters wanted fire and passion. They wanted their ticket to fiercely advocate for the cause, and these two just didn’t. They were good people (and I genuinely mean that), but Mitt Romney was weighed down by his record and relied on the cabal of establishment advisers who NEVER get anything right, and Paul Ryan was not ready for the national stage and proved it in his debate with the most juvenile moron on Capitol Hill.
There were several other factors in this election: fraud, Krispy Kreme’s antics, the media, the debate moderators, and the sleazy garbage that came from the Obama campaign.
This is just my analysis of why the turnout was so bad for us.
If we want to win next time, we cannot go with the establishment candidate. We have to scrutinize records, and vote for the real conservative. Forget the BS you might hear from Bill Kristol and the idiots who infest Fox. These people engineer our losses, and they’re progressives at heart.