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Earning Conservative Optimism for 2013 and Beyond

Wendy60 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 2:10 PM
Fooling, you've got to come in and help take over. Don't accept the authority and legitimacy of those "leaders" who are not leading or are leading us in the wrong direction. Don't accept that they are there for all time and it is your place to follow. Come in and insist on our way or the highway. That is how change happens. And you can start by calling out the neocons. Once they are brought down, Republicans won't listen to them anymore.

As a conservative columnist and author of "The Optimism Advantage," I've been asked to speak on "Keeping Conservative Hope Alive" in light of President Obama's election victory. In the New Year, here are seven ways conservatives can earn renewed optimism for 2014 and beyond:

1. Conservatives reject victim thinking and dependency-inducing entitlements. We aren't victims, and we're not entitled to election victories. Life is difficult, and no political victory will be easy with America's changing values and demographics. True optimism comes from a track record of overcoming obstacles--Obama's election just added another obstacle! Get over it. We lost the election; let's...