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

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.

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