Wednesday, April 15, 2009
More Choosing. Do You Want Success? A Continuing Open Letter To Republicans
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
In my last entry I pointed out it is a time for choosing. A time for the Republican party to figure itself out. Does the Republican party want to remain the minority party for the rest of it’s existence, floating both toward moderatism and mediocrity, or does it want to become the political powerhouse it once was?
Does the Republican party want to again be the party that stands side by side with the American people on every issue, or does it want to continue it’s headlong rush into being nothing more than “democrat lite”?
Here’s a big hint for you: When the voter is only given the choice between an imitation, (or “democrat lite”) and the real thing, even when it makes no sense whatsoever, they will vote for the genuine article! And the 2008 presidential campaign as run by John McCain is a textbook case. A shining example. A strong testimony, if you will, of this fact.
On every major issue that was on the voter’s mind in 2008, McCain was simpatico with Obama.
But, we have beat that dead horse to a pulp. Let’s just leave it at this: RINOs, the country club, blue blooders, the “moderates”, simply have no place in power, in the Republican party. They’re always on the wrong side of history, and have been for at least the last 50 years.
So, what can we do?
It’s easy to just stand here and shout: “Be like Ronald Reagan!”
But that’s not enough.
The United States is in peril. Our very way of life is being ripped apart. The people who occupy the majority in Congress, and sit in the White House have planned for this for decades. They waited until, for the first time in history, they could have an unstoppable majority. Now that they do, everything that has been on their wish list for the last half century is being brought out, and imposed on the public. All of it out of the communist handbook.
And yes, these people are communists. As soon as the Republican party leaders figure this deal out, and quit trying to be collegial with them, the better. The democrat party means to destroy you! They mean to destroy all of us. Wake up, smell the coffee, and get serious. The barbarians have breached the gate. The fox is already in the hen house.
It is a time for choosing!
Now, one should never bring up tons of problems, without at least attempting to offer some solutions. So, let me attempt to offer some serious solutions, as well as some tactical advice.
Learn how to defend yourself and other Republicans!
This is key.
In my lifetime, I have never seen the outright hatred thrown at a candidate that I have Governor Sarah Palin, of Alaska. Governor Palin was chosen to be our 2008 Vice Presidential candidate. She is a sharp, highly competent woman, with a long and distinguished career in government.
The second Governor Palin was announced, the long knives came out from the democrats. The amount of lies that were told about her were simply unfathomable. And yet, no lie was too outrageous to be told by the media: Over, and over, and over.
Of course, complete malpractice by the McCain campaign, and the moderates there, didn’t help anyone’s cause.
Even better, instead of circling the wagons, and going to her defense with the intensity of the allies taking Normandy, all of the moderates, the Peggy Noonans and the Kathleen Parkers of the world actually piled on, shortly followed by members of the McCain campaign! Of course, owing to the fact they might possibly be the most incompetent campaign team ever, it’s obvious they needed to blame someone!
Let me tell you something, and you need to understand this completely. If Sarah Palin was a democrat, and Republicans had tried to smear her with the amount of hate, lies, and innuendo that was thrown her way, and continues to be thrown her way, they would have started WWIII!
You see, democrats are not like Republicans. Republicans want to win elections, or at least they say they do. But, they also want to be liked. They want it to be said that they “played nice”. Well, how is that working out for you so far?
Here’s how the democrats work. They don’t want to just win elections. They want to destroy all opposition!
Once they pick a target, like Sarah Palin, they don’t just want to beat her in the competition at the polls. Oh no, they want to completely and totally destroy her! They don’t just want to enjoy the fact she was beaten as the VP candidate.
The democrats want to totally destroy her career. They currently have paid operatives in Alaska that find some new “outrage” every single day!
They also want to destroy her family. I mean who knows, one of them might get into politics some day. That Piper sure has potential!
The mafia, as well as conquering hordes used to do the same thing. They would kill the family of the target, so they couldn’t rise up against them someday and seek a reckoning.
Now, here’s the deal. Governor Palin isn’t the only Republican targeted for destruction.
All of you are!
Let’s look at our last presidential candidate, the RINO’s RINO, John McCain. The “Maverick”. McCain was the darling of the media. Oh man! According to every democrat, he was the only “reasonable” Republican on earth!
By God, if only the Republican party would run John McCain! They all pledged their vote and support.
Until, of course, he ran!
The NY Times, which had endorsed McCain in the primary, showed their support by running a made up story of an affair he supposedly had. And that was they nicest thing the left did to him!
Life long friends in Congress, democrat friends, turned on him. Now he was a “right wing fanatic” and a “racist” ( A catch-all term liberals throw out there when they can’t think of something clever to call a Republican.)
Of course, we should have learned that lesson almost a decade earlier. When George W Bush was Governor of Texas, he was well known for being able to work with democrats. There was a decent relationship between them. So, when he ran as a “uniter, not a divider” he had a long track record of being just that.
President Bush laid out the welcome mat at the White House. Most famously inviting Teddy Kennedy over to movie night, and allowing him to basically write the education bill.
So, how was he repaid?
Why, like all democrats repay such kindness: Bush was compared to Hitler, the devil, and Charles Manson, an a daily basis!
The question is, do you want this kind of thing to keep happening, or are you ready to stand up and start defending yourselves?
It is a time for choosing.
“Rules For Radicals” the democrat party’s Sun Tzu. Learn it, live it, love it!
Saul Alinsky was born in Chicago to Russian-Jewish parents. He was a lifelong communist, dedicated to overthrowing our government, and installing a communistic form instead. Alinsky is also known as the “father of community organizing”. Hmm, let’s see, Chicago, community organizing, communism. Now just where have we heard of this kind of guy before?
Alinsky wrote many books, and was a professor. Many, if not most of the democrat elite worshiped the guy. Some, like Hillary Clinton, also from Chicago, actually studied under him. But whether they were able to attend his lectures, or just read his many books, you can bet every single democrat in politics knows his work, and is on board with his teachings. Including Obama, whose mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, also of Chicago, brought the words of Alinsky with him to Hawaii.
The most revered book among democrats is Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”. This is their bible, their playbook, their “Sun Tzu The Art of War”. They utilize principles Alinsky taught on a daily basis. They use them to great effect against Republicans, and especially the ones who are popular, like Sarah Palin. In fact, she has been getting the full monty from these denizens of hate.
If the Republicans ever want to become a national party again, they need to pick themselves up a copy of “Rules” and read it intently. Again, this is the left’s blueprint. They base everything they do, politically, on the teachings from Alinsky’s book.
The only way to defeat the enemy is to learn their tactics, learn them well, and then use them against them. Until the Republican party gets as good at understanding Alinsky’s works, and is able to not only counteract their efforts but actually use the “Rules” against the democrats, they will be fighting a losing battle.
Now Alinsky’s books are many, and his writings voluminous, but here are the basic “Rules”. They are pretty self explanatory:
Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.
Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people.
The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.
Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.
Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”
Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”
Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.
(When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.)
Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”
Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.
According to Alinsky, the main job of the community organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”
Obviously, the democrats use Rule 11 quite often. Think Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, or any other effective conservative. And remember, everyone in the media has read, and uses Alinsky’s “Rules:” on a daily basis too!
So again, you have a choice, do you want to remain insignificant, or, as a party, do Republicans want to learn how to fight fire with fire?
This is a time for choosing.
Stop buying into dumb democrat ideas! Or worse, trying to put a “Republican spin” on them!
One of the absolutely stupidest things Republicans do on a daily basis is buy into democrat lunacy!
Let’s take the so-called “global warming” scam for instance. Now let me say right here, if you think global warming, or “climate change” is real and a problem, you need to go away right now!
It’s time for you to retire and write that book you’ve always talked about!
At the very least you should be made to spend a week with Senator Jim Inhofe while he tries to educate you on the basics of actual science.
Global warming is a scam. One doesn’t have to look far to see the socialist/communist reasoning behind it.
But past that, think about one of the big boogy-men of these people: Carbon dioxide. Now anyone who actually went to school before the democrats got complete control of it, learned in the earliest grades that as humans, we breath in oxygen, and exhale carbon dioxide. As does every living mammal.
Of course, if one is closed up in a tight room, without much oxygen, eventually the carbon dioxide will displace the oxygen, and you will die. But thankfully, when God designed this deal, this planet we call earth, he created plant life.
You see plants do just the opposite. They “breath in” carbon dioxide, and “exhale” oxygen. They are indeed, nature’s Co2 scrubbers!
Now this horrible Co2, the bad thing that will destroy all life as we know it? Most of it occurs naturally, and has nothing to do with industrialization. And by most, I mean over 80 percent.
But more importantly, all of our ecosystem needs Co2 to survive.
But the left will have you believe that carbon dioxide is the worst element ever discovered!
Again, only a fool would believe this, or in the global warming myth. And if you look at the actual “carbon footprint” of hypocrites like Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and most of Hollywood, you’ll see they don’t believe what they are selling either.
It’s junk science at it’s very worse.
And yet, a while back, I look up, and here’s our man, Newt, sitting on a bench with Nancy Pelosi in a commercial about global warming! Now, of course, conservatives lost their minds over this!
What was Newt’s answer? “Well, we can’t just sit on the sidelines” “We must find a ‘better’ way of tacking the problem”
Uh, no Newt, we don’t!
Trying to deal with stupidity in a better way, is still stupidity!
When the left comes up with something as insane as global warming, Republicans need to stop rushing in to try to put their fingerprint on a solution. (To a nonexistent problem!) The correct answer when someone like Al Gore trots out something as idiotic as global warming, is to call him on it!
After years of running around, spreading hysteria over a hoax, a hoax he stands to make a fortune on, by the way, Al Gore has yet to actually engage in debate! There are standing offers to debate this windbag, including seven figure incentives that would be donated to charity.
But Gore indignantly pouts that the science is settled, and there is nothing to talk about. And the best part? Not a single Republican has really, seriously called this charlatan out on this. Not a single one.
This global warming nonsense has so many holes in it that it looks like Swiss cheese! And yet, Republicans are right there along with the democrats, trying to “figure it out”! There’s nothing to figure out. It’s a HOAX!
Global warming is only the most ridiculous thing to come down the pike lately. There are numerous things that democrats come up with daily that are complete and total lunacy. But leave it to Republicans to jump in and try to fix it in the “Republican way”.
Until Republicans learn how to stand back, and recognize stupidity, and then call the democrats out on it, they will be a minority party.
Republicans have to learn that it’s OK to just say NO!
Now, that doesn’t mean you sit on the sidelines and just let the democrats run with it. Nothing scarier than a democrat with a stupid idea. If left unchecked, it’ll become law!
Nope, what Republicans must learn how to do, is see something idiotic, like global warming, and call it for what it is. In fact, something as silly as global warming would be the perfect time to use what you learned from community organizer Saul Alinsky! Rules number 5 and 11 come to mind here!
Now, before you write this part of my commentary off, please understand that democrats do this to you on a daily basis. There are a lot of serious issues that Republicans want to engage the nation in, and democrats routinely just flatly refuse to engage. Instead, offering nothing but ridicule.
Terrorism and energy independence are a couple that just get poo-poo’ed by the democrats as “silly” as they move on about their daily business.
Until Republicans learn how to not take the bait on every silly thing the democrats come up with, they will be a minority party.
Stop being the party of “me too”!
It is a time for choosing.
My next commentary will include some answers to some really tough issues. Stay tuned.