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

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:48 AM
All too many suggestions for Republican "outreach" amount to pandering to the Demmie buyoff paradigm stereotypes for identity groups. They say: appeal to blacks via race-based favoritism, & giveaways. appeal to women (esp. single) w/ subsidized abortion & contraceptives, & welfare giveaways. appeal to Hispanics with amnesty for illegals & open borders appeal to neo-Luddite hippies with cap-&-trade, carbon taxes, anticar & "new urbanism" policy and so on! Be wrong AND lose! Just ask McCain how that works!
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.