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

pastorial Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:56 AM
Don't give up! IMHO, The problem is conservativism has a plethora of voices rather than one voice. conservatives have no Moses Messiah or prophet (ie spokesperson) Another problem is there is no agreed upon definition of conservativism and a conservative. So conservative just babble on!
pastorial Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:56 AM
pastorial Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:58 AM
btw, there are no "conservative" ideas, beliefs and values.

Conservativism is a personality type.

Conservativism is not a set of ideas, beliefs or values.
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.