Tony Katz

Conservatives need to jump in with content-rich shows that are funny, entertaining and relevant -- shows that build loyal audiences. We can't change culture if we're off on the sidelines. We have to be the culture.

Currently, we lack the necessary funding to build that content. That funding focuses its attention on the tried and true establishment wasteland. Translation: If you're giving your money to Karl Rove and not to Conservative/Libertarian/Independent Hollywood content creators, you're doing it all wrong.

A "culture war" victory would not solidify ideology, but it would reinforce truth: Capitalism works, Socialism doesn't. Sometimes, there is a clear right answer and a clear wrong answer. Corporations feed families. Cronyism is wrong regardless of who's in power. A strong America is better for the world than a weak America. Oh, and America doesn't suck.

Some are trying, myself included. Yet, in order to make progress, our side must be willing to invest and to lose (just like they did with Rove in 2012...except with the content creators, you have something to show for the effort). We must demonstrate a willingness to try. Eventually, there will be a solid ROI. Ultimately, the return on investment is that we get to keep our country.

Otherwise, we're all just Flounder.


Tony Katz

Tony Katz is a radio talk show host, writer, public speaker and cigar enthusiast. His show can be heard on 93.1FM WIBC in Indianapolis, and at TonyKatz.com.