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Before We Give Up, Could We At Least Try Selling Our Ideas?

Context Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:42 AM
Your analysis is correct, Mr. Limbaugh, but there are some gaping flaws. (1) The liberal message is seductivly simple, appeals to "low information" voters, and is reinforced by the liberal axis of misinformation: the MSM, Hollywood, and academia. Let's be honest with ourselves, Obama could have clubbed to death a baby seal on the debate stage and the media would not have reported it, and PETA would have found a reason why it was acceptable. (2) The conservative message is not one easily distilled down to a catchy sound bite, as in the left's "Tax cuts for the rich." Our message is complex and nuanced, and frankly, over the head of most liberals.
rauljg69 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:21 AM
"Our message is complex and nuanced, and frankly, over the head of most liberals."

That's why you will never when them over. You look down upon them. Why then do you call liberal elites..from all those universities brainswashing our young students. Over their heads too.

I can just as easily go to red states in rural areas and find a ton of "low information" voters that vote on fear of losing their guns, religion, etc.

Ignorant statement! And that's why you are LOSING every election.
Context Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:44 AM
(3) Other than Reagan and your brother Rush, who on the right can cheerfully articulate our message? McCain? Palin? Romney? Ryan?

We are in desperate need of a "great communicator" who can attract and hold the attention of people who are predisposed to vote for handouts.
Earle8 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:02 AM
GRusling Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:16 AM
Andrew Napolitano for President!
para_dimz Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:00 AM
I disagree. The message is simple enough and clear enough. Liberty, small and responsible government. Where the rubber meets the road in congress there's a ton of slippage between message and delivery. Romney's record as governor and his past statements provided plenty of the same. The GOP is funded by big business which loves the high barriers to entry the government supplies. To supply that government needs to be quite large and intrusive. That partnership is plain to the voters. Its also not liked by them.
We conservatives may never reach a consensus among ourselves as to the main factors that caused our election defeat, but surely we can agree that we must do a better job of selling our ideas.

Never mind, you say. The electorate has irreversibly become a taker class, and conservative ideas of self-reliance, personal responsibility and individual liberties will never appeal to a majority again, especially with demographics working against the GOP.

We must reject that, or we are as good as surrendering. To accept it, we are confessing our skepticism of the power of ideas, which itself is contrary to the conservative spirit.