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How Conservatives Can Defeat Liberalism

Cal18 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 9:15 AM
Linda has a valid point. Liberals think with their hearts. Most moderates are liberals who don't like labels. To reach them, we have to appeal to their emotions. Showing them how much sixteen trillion is doesn't help because the money is "helping" people. We have to show how the spending and programs are HURTING people AND focus in on what Ms. Chavez is advocating. It's not "fair" to treat people in a one-size-fits all manner. It's not "just" to force people to participate in something that takes away some of their freedom. It's an uphill battle because the Left owns the education system--especially our universities. Our youth are bathed in liberal thought and that's very difficult to counter. But to win, we MUST find a way ahead.

Two weeks after the election, conservatives are still asking why Mitt Romney lost. That, however, is the wrong first question argues Charles R. Kesler in his new book "I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism." We cannot fully understand Romney's defeat, implies Kelser, until we first understand why conservatives have lost the majority of policy battles over the past 100 years. Despite having won their share of Presidential elections, conservatives have not slowed the advance of the welfare state.

Political pundits have blamed Romney's defeat on everything from Hurricane Sandy to inept get-out-the vote efforts, but...