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

glenbo02 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 2:58 AM
I'm with you on every point, John.
Science Avenger Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:37 AM
And you guys wonder why you lost, and why much of the reality-based community considers you a bunch of loonies. Why not go the full wacko and accuse Obama of being a Lizard alien like the Bush's?
NewJAl Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 7:19 AM
That controversy could be put to rest if we could see his college applications, as he may have gotten an advantage by a genuine or phony declaration of foreign birth.
We can explore the personal life of a general, in the greatest detail, and accuse Republicans of wanting to get in peoples' bedrooms, and not find out much about the spendaholic community organizer with the nice smile.
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.