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Anonymous asked:

What do you think young conservatives can do to change the wrong and biased perceptions of our party?

Just be there, vocally. I see too many young conservatives (some of whom have messaged me here) who struggle with being afraid of speaking their views because they are worried what their friends will think or some other issue. If you know what your beliefs are, you need to speak. Every voice counts when it comes to changing their perceptions. 

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"You have to understand that if you seek that office, then you have to be prepared to give your life to it. Essentially, the bargain that I think every President strikes with the American people is, ‘you give me this office, then in turn my fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure, is gone. I am giving myself to you.’"

I keep trying to figure out where this concept of me being a “self-loathing closet case” or having “internalized homophobia” comes from.

I mean, why the hell would I announce I was gay in my URL if I was self-hating? Wouldn’t I pull a Rick Santorum and act aggressively heterosexual? (Katie if you are reading this, you are laughing at that phrase again, I know it). 

Why would I date women and really really enjoy it? Why would I admit to being gay at all if I hated myself so much? Why would I generally be a happy person if I was self-loathing? Wouldn’t I be loaded with guilt and loathing every time I had sex or had a fantasy, wouldn’t I feel the need to apologize for my sexuality? 

But I don’t and I’ve never had a conservative ask me too either. I’ve never had a conservative tell me I should be celibate because I’m gay or that I should just “choose” to be straight or say I’m not welcome in their party because of my sexuality. They don’t judge me based on my sexuality, it’s always the liberals who do. It’s always liberals that want to dismiss my views and tell me they know what’s best for me because of the fact that I’m gay.

It’s like magic, liberals just know gay conservatives better than they know themselves, amazing right? All the gay conservatives everywhere, our entire set of political, moral, and ethical beliefs can just be dismissed so easily by liberals if they use the magic words “internalized homophobia”. I guess it makes it easier for them to ignore that not everyone buys their shit and being in a certain minority doesn’t mean they hold sway over our thoughts and beliefs. If they had to face up to that and try to make sense of it…well their heads might just explode.

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Anonymous asked:

"I will no longer be using the term “social conservative”" I think we can add "compassionate conservative" too. Bush called himself this, and was anything but conservative, certainly in his spending legislation.

Also, remember what Greg Gutfeld says about that phrase “Calling someone a compassionate conservative is like calling someone a naive liberal”.

It’s redundant.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

How do you feel about people who are conservative by temperament (aka conservative for the sole sake of upholding tradition / dislike or distrust of new things), as opposed to conservative because they've analyzed the other options and find that the system makes the most sense to them?

I’m glad that they vote the way they do, but I have little time or respect for them. They are the sort who will vote based on tradition or emotion, rather than logic…which means that they have their opinion set one way (whether based on incorrect or illogical data) it’s nearly impossible to change it.

For instance, I’ve argued often (and sometimes loudly) with one of my family members about the fact that their is no difference between a company refusing service to someone for being gay and a company that has a policy that prevents women from nursing their child in the store. In both cases this is simply a case of a business having the right to set their own policies…however she thinks the first is fine and the second should be illegal. This isn’t based on law or logic, just emotion. 

This frustrates me because it’s not consistent.

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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!”

sincethisisadream asked:

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.  

Common Core Tourettes and the Anti-Common Core Mob

Common Core Tourettes and the Anti-Common Core Mob

one cries because one is sad

 

one cries because one is sad

(This post got a bit away from me, I apologize for the rambling nature and probable spelling errors…in my defense I’m ranting and I don’t care if my grammar is perfect in a rant)

I don’t know what we did before we had Common Core to blame all our education woes on, I really don’t.

I don’t remember my  parents saying “look at this Prentice Hall math problem my kid had to solve” or “look at…

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