If someone would have told you a decade ago that two big Republican donors who supports same-sex marriage and non-interventionist foreign policy would become the most vilified Republicans by the left, I would have say, really? I remember a discussion with a young Democrat in 2008; if the Republicans would simply leave social issues alone and concentrate on budget restraints; he might consider being a Republican. Guess what, the two biggest donors on the right are concerned about budget restraint and not social issues; their reward is vilification. They are the bogeymen that many leftist parents use to scare their children, “If you don’t behave, the Koch monsters will get you!”
Hello! I went to the California College Republican Convention this past weekend and they said a lot of interesting things, one of them being that we don't need to change the policies, but the packaging. Like right now, the Republican Party is "The Party of No," but we should work on repackaging it to be "The Party of Hard Work." We don't care what your race, gender, sexuality, religion, but if you're willing to work hard, we welcome you with open arms. What do you think?
I agree, we need to do some rebranding. As Andrew Breitbart said “If you can’t sell freedom and liberty, you suck!”
Our ideas are great ones, we just have to sell them to people in a way they will understand and buy.
Of course while I understand that rebranding is the key, I suck at it. I’m a nitty gritty, semantics, hair splitting, minutiae of politics type of person at heart and that’s hard to sell to people. So I do my best and encourage others to find the right packaging.
According to CNBC, of the 5 million people the Obama administration claims have enrolled in Obamacare, just 715,000 are previously uninsured Americans who have chosen and paid for new insurance. As the Washington Post notes, there are 48.6 million uninsured Americans. That means that after four years of being the law of the land, Obamacare—whose purported purpose was to cover the uninsured—has provided coverage for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.
Me: *voices dissenting or unpopular view of a Tea Party view*
TP member: That’s stupid.
Me: Okay….why is that?
TP member: What are you a liberal plant or something?
That is a summary of a conversation I had last night, just in case anyone wonders why I’m starting to get tetchy about the Tea Party these days. If these next two elections cycles end in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…
President Barack Obama is a “low-IQ US president,” whose threat to launch a military offensive should nuclear talks fail is an oft-cited punchline in the Islamic Republic, particularly among children, an Iranian general said on Tuesday
“The low-IQ US president and his country’s Secretary of State John Kerry speak of the effectiveness of ‘the US options on the table’ on Iran while this phrase is mocked at and has become a joke among the Iranian nation, especially the children,” General Masoud Jazayeri said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
But there’s one nagging problem when the left is able to amuse itself by imposing petty regulations on everyone else’s life. It’s the danger that, constantly buffeted by a never-ending steam of micromanaging rules, free-born citizens will over time lose their innate resentment of and resistance to government oversight of their lives.
Once that resistance is worn down over less-consequential matters, it becomes infinitely easier for tyrants of all stripes to encroach on more meaningful liberties without occasioning mass resistance.
Freedom is a little like a muscle that must be exercised if it is to remain strong. If, worn down by a series of inconsequential-seeming laws, Americans allow the habits of freedom to atrophy, it’s that much more likely that their liberties will be more seriously eroded in the future.
Because in the end I have to defend freedom, even the freedom of stupid people to run their businesses badly and turn every business decision into a chance to mention their religious preferences.
That’s a bad business owner if they are refusing business for religious reasons, but you know what? I support their freedom to do that.
In another universe where gay people didn’t feel the need to sue people for not being “accepting” of them, I would find these people stupid and would ignore them completely and not shop there, but the left wing has forced me into the position of constantly having to defend idiots because I’m on the side of freedom and the gay left are not.
And this REALLY PISSES ME OFF!
The Anti-Common Core Crowd Want to Take You on a Guilt Trip
No thanks, please unpack my bags and refund my ticket, I have no interest in going down that path…
I remember when I first thought that tumblr was supposed to be an open-minded site and then I realized the awful truth... Anyways I was just wondering, what made you decide to be a conservative? I would love to know. :)
The long story is pretty long and someday I’ll write a book and go over it more, but the short story is basically two words.
Man did that guy know how to talk and how to break down an idea and make you see how much it made sense. That’s what happened to me and I started digging and reading and more and more I couldn’t believe in what liberals were selling, because it was all style and no substance.