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The Initial Aftershocks

coldfuse Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 8:35 AM
I see a lot of comments that are right on target regarding the facts. Trouble is, most people tune out when you recite a list of facts, as if you are making the "wonk wonk" teacher sound in a Charlie Brown movie. To a single woman, the thought of losing her abortion rights is far more powerful than knowing that there are more people on food stamps or the unemployment rate is something point blah blah blah. As conservatives, we must educate and reach others in more meaningful ways if we are to achieve majorities in the future.
Nobody likes to lose. But defeats can prove advantageous if used as a learning tool. Newt Gingrich lost his first two congressional campaigns, but won his third. Twenty years after his first defeat, he changed the nation with the Contract With America.

Those who may be disheartened and dismayed over Tuesday's election results might want to consider this: Our nation is strong and resilient, and the results must be used as an opportunity to learn rather than an opportunity to lay blame.

President Obama won. A sitting president always has an advantage, but with a listing economy, high...