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The Conservative Insurgency

truthandlogic Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:25 PM
A successful insurgency requires far more dynamic leaders than the milquetoasts put forward by the Republican Party. It's almost as if Republicans and demonrats are competing to be foster parents to children who have become fat and lazy. The demonrats offer free junk food, unlimited tv access, and a kiddie credit card. The mean old Republicans offer a more nutritious and limited diet, an hour a day on the treadmill, and 3 hours of homework every night. The Conservatives are appealing to the best instincts, but requires a more forceful and skillful sales pitch. The Republicans need a revolutionary action, to nurture and support a much younger and aggressive true Conservative for the Presidency such as Ted Cruz.
RedRum Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:49 PM
Republicans absolutely MUST field better candidates if they ever want to be taken seriously. Mitt Romney, though an admirable and accomplished man that would have made an excelent President, was just not suited to taking down the most slobbered-over icon the left has had since FDR. Like McCain, Romney took the high road in a campaign to lead a nation mired on the low road. He should have been viscious and aggressive - like Obama. Then there is the Tea Party's foisting of some of the WORST candidates ever - Todd Akin and Richard Murdoch, both of whom seem to live in the 1950s and cost the GOP Senate seats in states overwhelmingly carried by Romney. You have to be all kinds of stupid to do that, and they did.
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:19 PM
No one was allowed to be mean and aggressive to the 'one.' That's racist pandering. It's OK to be mean and aggressive to wealthy white people. The only black people it's OK to be mean and aggressive with are conservatives because they're not really black. Get used to it.
In 1968, the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army insurgents rose up against the American and South Vietnamese forces in the Tet Offensive. They were wiped out, yet seven years later they were in control of the country. There are lessons there for us conservatives.

Conservatives, as opposed to the Republicans who partially overlap them on the Venn diagram of American politics, need a strategy. Strategy differs from mere tactics – it is a synchronization of potential ways (think courses of action) and available means (think resources) to achieve a long term end. Tactics are the techniques supporting the strategy....