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AND since we hold our conservative values dear, we might have a thing or two to say about politics... and we can almost guarantee it won't be politically correct.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Seeing Red

Is the country still conservative?
Ann Coulter had this to say in her latest article published through Human Events. "For the first time in 32 years, Democrats got more than 50 percent of the country to vote for their candidate in a national election, and now they want to lecture the Republican Party on how to win elections. Liberal Republicans have joined them, both groups hoping no one will notice that we just lost this election by running the candidate they chose for us. "
I'm not hearing that little piece of news on any major news networks are you? Maybe I missed it.
Since the election, I've tried my best to tune out the MSM. I'm getting my news from the Internet mostly but on occasion we still turn on Fox News (sometimes CNN just for fun) for a few minutes just to hear the headlines. It has amazed me how the Dems are gloating... really gloating.... at every turn with panels trying to determine why Republicans lost and going on and on with their theories of what we need to do to re-make our party or even as some suggest make the party survive. Pleeeez ... would it be the liberal media we would take our advice from?

I've even noticed on some Christian blogs suggestions to target certain age groups and sectors of peoples in order to regain our power. Nonsense. Our main problem with this election and so many other races was the watered down messages of moderates and so-called mavericks. We need politicians who understand exactly what they believe and that are able to articulate it without backing down! Don't we just need to stick with our conservative values and not waver from them? Not only promoting them in speech but we need to LIVE them. We can't be the ones fighting for less government and then also the ones bailing out every "too big to fail company" that is going under.
Here's the way Rush Limbaugh states it in his response to Andrea Mitchell's question to her panel ... MITCHELL: Is the party over?...Republicans have to resolve their identity crisis....Or should the party align itself with traditional conservatives?
Rush: "We can get women, we can get everybody with a set of core principles that we do not abandon that benefit everybody, regardless the color of their skin or their gender! That was from yesterday, and I stand by that.
We start going after groups of Americans, the middle class, Wal-Mart people and then the Kmart people and let's go get the Starbucks crowd and let's go get this group, Hispanics. Loser -- we just did that! We just did it. The architects of this should be disqualified from running another Republican campaign. Set of core principles that improve life for every human being in the country, and you will attract them, I don't care where they were born, I don't care what their skin color is, what their gender is, what their sexual orientation, none of that. You attract enough of them to win."

Let's get back to the principles that Ronald Reagan not only championed but unapologetically and with a backbone of steel served our nation by:
Principle: Government limits the growth and dreams of the people. Larger government is antithetical to the very nature of a free people.
"It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government. It is time for us to realize that we’re too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. We’re not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope."
Ronald Reagan: Inaugural Address January 20th, 1981


marmee said...

it looks like to me that fifty percent of the people were not for bho. what is it going to take for the people to take back the government?
i think rush is right just be able to say what we believe and say it plainly and we will get the voters. that's why we liked palin and she resonated with so many. the dems hated her for that very reason.
president reagan always had such wonderful insightful things to say,
thanks for posting this.

Nathan Talbot said...

Oh Ronnie, where are you?

You are right on Meems. We need candidates who have core principles, who believe them, who live by them, who govern by them, and who can articulate them to the people.

The Republican party should be and can be the party of the people because the foundational principles of conservatism work for all socioeconomic classes of people regardless of race.

We need people like Palin and Jindal to come to forefront of the party and articulate that message.

There is a reason the liberal media and the Democrats so savagely attacked Sarah. It is because she is a threat. She is a threat because she adheres to true conservative principles and she can articulate them, and she has governed by them. They are not ignorant of the fact that they do not fair well against candidates that posses these qualities.

I also completely agree that we don't need to target a certain demographic. That is "nonsense". The party needs to proudly stand on their core principles, articulate them and have them resonate with all(well most) people and take back power. Then they need to follow through and govern with based on those priciples giving the power back to the people by removing government as much as possible from our lives.

A few more outstanding quotes from Ronnie

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.

Man is not free unless government is limited.

And finally

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

pilgrim said...

great title for your post! you are so good at pinpointing your view in your blog title!

something i read recently somewhere (?) is that more people live in the coastal areas of the US than elsewhere. in other words, in higher concentration of population centers. even though the map looks mainly red, the coastal areas are mostly blue. maybe that could explain the higher voter count for the left - it is where the lower wage earning services are - where most of the welfare recepients are located - so more demand for government hand outs and assistance. just a thought. not to say the totality of your article was not right on.

"We need politicians who understand exactly what they believe and that are able to articulate it without backing down! Don't we just need to stick with our conservative values and not waver from them? Not only promoting them in speech but we need to LIVE them."

i think John McCain just didn't present a strong image to the campaign. he seemed so wooden, impassive almost. i actually had the thought that maybe he didn't really have the fire in him to win. a strong candidate with a strong, moderate but sensible message, given with the passion for winning the confidence of the party, is more likely to put a Republican back into the office of the presidency. the state governors have proven that people will vote for the conservative right!