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

csadowski Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 11:06 PM
It will take a little while to get over the surprise that Obama won even with all the economic problems. But we should not give up all hope, we need to stick to our principles and get rid of some major issues notably immigration and woman's rights. With immigration solve the problem once and for all within the next year, get an agreement with the Dem's then it won't be an issue in 2016. With woman's rights such as abortion and birth control don't let it become an issue just ignore it as much as possible. Obama will not be running again so the black vote won't be as much. With the liberals running the economy for another four years it probably won't be a lot better than it is now. We can take the country back in 2016 so don't give up.
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.