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

para_dimz Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 9:51 AM
See what happens when the GOP wants to reform entitlements but screams bloody murder about one thing, the impact on the military-industrial complex if sequestration goes through? See what happens when your side votes for TARP and people still lose thier gomes and businesses while bankers get bonuses. See what happens when you vote for a war of personal vendetta in Iraq where no WMDs are found but Saddam had attempted to assassinate Bush's father? The cognitive dissonance is so loud it has rendered the GOP deaf to ot.
Topeka Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:12 AM
War of personal vendetta?

Public school education and you-tube videos?

Or Oliver Stoner?
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.