Whether you like the results or not, the left whooped our arses in this last presidential election. If it would have been a baseball game they would have called it in the fifth and invoked the mercy rule.
The left definitely listened to their demographic and capitalized largely on the citizens that reside in those certain groups. A very smart tactic that worked and made the grand ole party look like amateurish mush in need of critical life support.
The overwhelming message that glared out at me this election was how out of step the GOP was with the American people and how well the left executed.
Many within the GOP, the Tea Parties, conservative grassroots groups, Liberty groups and PACs were really doubting these guys could win. As we lifted Romney/Ryan to the pinnacle we would surely realize that no matter what we said or did this cardboard almost wooden, lackluster, no fight in the dog, Mormon elitist, pansy waisted, type robot could win the battle to be our next Prez! Heck, even Ryan didn’t resign his elected post and retained his seat! Even he didn’t think they could win!
I kept asking myself while watching the GOP shove these two machine proteges down our throats, “is this the best representation of the people that are in our midst? Surely not! My kids kept telling me, they are so lame, Dad! We need someone young and cool! They don’t understand us.
What is it going to take? Where do we go from here? What must be done to harness the strength of our youth, the wisdom of our grey hairs, the power of the womens vote, the face of a diverse nation?
I personally believe the GOP has been handed their last chance to prove themselves worthy of being called the Grand Ole Party! Time for the fossils to step aside and allow a new breed to take over the species. Time for it’s young to rise up, mature quickly and replace the sick and nimble. Third party? Renewed party? I think only time will tell but it’s time for change!
First, we must acknowledge that conservatives, the GOP, the right, Tea Party/Liberty groups will never win another election unless we restructure our approach to winning an election. Period! End of sentence!
The GOP/Conservative side has to realize we have a problem and that problem must be corrected or done away with completely and start over. We must be willing to restructure or get the hades out of the way and let the people lift up a candidate of their choice.
I have humbly prepared a top ten list, pretty much in the way David Letterman may do. It is a list that may grow. But after a restless night of thinking I awoke with these thoughts. Like or dislike, if we are to save our country from the leftist socialist they must be done and better than the left has done with these groupings.
They are now a viable voting block whether you like it or not, they arent going anywhere and they represent perhaps 30 to 40 million voters and are growing exponentially every day. In 4 years under current leadership they may grow to around 100 million or so strong and the whites will be a whimsical minority. Give them a job, a home, status, a little respect and they will vote for you every election. You cannot ignore that fact nor will we ever be able to overcome those numbers no matter what we do if we don’t change our approach.
First, make them legal! Yeah, yeah, sending them back across the border and close them is not going to happen nor do they want to go home. They are now a part of us because we didn’t address the immigration issue 10 years ago. Our bad, now deal with it!
Make a concerted effort to capture at least 51 percent of this demographic. Give them a 3 point plan to become legal, pay their share of the tax burden, contribute as all Americans do and encourage investment in America instead of forcing them to send their money back to their homeland. Provide a way to for them to plug into the system instead of being a drain on the system.
2) Foreign policy
We must get our troops home and safe now, yesterday! We are spread out all over the place. I have heard some wrongfully say, we shouldnt be on any foreign land fighting other peoples wars. Listen up to this! We must maintain a strong military that is strong and vibrant and has a reputation of you muck with us or our allies you will suffer a certain death with the greatest force on tbis Earth that could send a punch that would knock your head off quickly and precisely. Hint at attacking us and the war dogs will be unleashed mightily and steadily till you are annihilated or neutralized. Untie our soldiers hands and don’t restrict or disengage their rules of engagement. Then it will be simple to minimize our involvement and leave strategic reactionary forces in hot spots to neutralize any aggression appropriately and swiftly if need be. Gives these guys the full ability to protect themselves an neutralize the opposing forces.
We need to be on our homeland, looking out across the globe like a cobra, ready to strike with a vengeance if you mess with the US or it’s allies, particularly Israel.
Let the rest of the world know we have the mightiest fighting force in the world and we will unleash it if need be with a quick response that will light up your sky like the 4th of July.
The enemy respects a strong military force and if they fear you they will respect you.
3) Fiscal conservancy
Pass a dang balanced budget and cut our taxes. Cut the fat! Reign in pork barrel spending! Lower taxes! Cut the deficit! Assume a position of authority on this subject.
My personal budget goes all to heck if I spend more than I make, why can’t we expect the same from our government of whom on average we send 20 to 50 percent of our income too. We call ourselves one of the wealthiest nations in the world based on our GDP, yet we are 16 trillion and growing in debt. We are broke! We are bankrupt!
Plan to decrease the beuracracy and eliminate wasteful and unconstitutional departments. Show the US some value in me sending a great portion of our hard earned money to the government, reassure me it will be spent wisely.
4) Put the fight back in the dog.
The one constant thing I keep hearing about Mitt Romney is that he too easily backs down from a fight or doesn’t stand up strong on the issues. He is not unlike a dog that is on a shock collar. Even after the shock collar is removed he looks around like he is gonna bark but withdrawals and retreats from barking further because it may be painful or uncomfortable for him. But if he just went ahead and barked he may realize the collar is not constraining his desire to bark.
The people want a man or woman with some spunk and vitality. Not over the top, just passionate about his or her platform.
5) Realize women call the shots
The women run things period! Momma aint happy nobody happy! My wife and my mom are the two least people that I want to piss off. The right has done a poor job of tapping into a woman’s creativity and ability to run a nation and have dismissed them and have resigned them to a mere support role.
A woman can do more before daylight than most established GOP elected men can do in a lifetime. Harness this power, understand them, use their knowledge of organization and structure to run this country and promote them up through the ranks. They are naturals!
There is a reason that more women were elected to key seats than at any time in our history this last election. They have the ability. They know how to get the job done and do it very well. And also they have a hormone thing that turns them into super women for a week out of the month which could serve us very well dealing with a dictator or for pushing a new bill through the senate or house.
Women are also tired of seeing this country ran by less than manly men. If you happen to be a man and in office, realize you haven’t done such a great job the last 250 years or so.
Oh yeah, and keep your pants up! The last thing a woman wants to do is consider casting a vote for someone who reminds them of an ex. Being elected to office shouldn’t automatically elevate you in your mind to Greek God status feeding grapes to your harem nor does being elected by your peers give you the right to do so. The exception being Harry Reid on the left, sorry about that visual.
6) Reach out to the kids, apply the ABCs
It is as simple as ABC for reaching our kids. A-Acknowledge they are our future, exist and are very important for our future, B- Be there to listen to them when they speak, C- Care about their issues.
Sure it is easy to dismiss a child and what they have to say as irrelevant or lacking understanding. Kids these days are attuned to what is going on in our world and they understand more than you think. We must reach out and touch the kids and ask them to contribute. Remember the curly headed, smelly, zit faced 8th grader is your voting block in 2016 and beyond. They are also dying to vote for someone that looks more like them and that understands them.
8) Replace the fossils, infuse the party with new blood and get rid of stinking thinking.
Which brings me to my next subject. A young face with new fresh hip ideas. Tres Wittum comes to mind! Look him up! Good looking, well dressed, young and willing to listen. (He would probably be embarrassed by these comments but he is more of what we need.) Sally Absher, TN state Executive Committee woman, a female, well spoken and versed on issues that are relevant to our cause on the right. Bobbie Partray, we all could learn from this person. Tres impressed me recently when he posted on Facebook recently and I took away from the posts that something is awry within the GOP and something must change. It may be time for him to launch his political endeavors. Notice I didn’t say career, we don’t need career oriented politicians, we need Americans who are going to stand up and be accountable and if it means pushing off the old outdated party, so be it.
7) Don’t rain on the rainbow warriors parade
Face it! The alternative lifestyle is a big portion of our landscape and they are very passionate about the issues. The homosexuals are a huge voting block and are demanding their voices be heard.
Ok, I know I take a risk here with socially conservative (gotta get rid of that word conservative) folks who will say they are sinners and they are going straight to hell!!!! Well aren’t we all sinners and werent we all going to hell the day we became accountable? Doesn’t the blood of Jesus cover all our sins and isn’t it good enough for all sinners?
Whew! I’m gonna hear the flak on this one. Allow me to finish please. What better way to reach “sinners” than to accept them into your flock and show them a kind and gentle God who had the ability and is willing to love all his sinners, his creation. I believe in the common theme worn by many youth on their wrists for years “What would Jesus do?” Ask your self this the next time you want to harm one of them. I think you know the answer.
8) Get rid of the religious nut jobs, give our churches a voice
The Church and it’s leaders have lost their way. The UN has infiltrated them with lofty goals of eradicating poverty through a deceptive MDGs or Millenium Development Goals and have stripped them of their ability to speak out of fear of losing their tax status.
This is such a sad statement that the church has allowed themselves to be muted from their pulpit because they fear speaking up and losing a little money. After all, in these tough times the church should be there for us everyday, in our hearts, not in some log jammed coporatacracy of what used to be a church. Remember, this is why you were granted this luxury of a tax exemption.
We have to release them and encourage them to allow them a hand in re shaping our future by influencing Christians in this country and in their congregations.
Abortion? I will simply say we need a consistent voice on this subject. Many young people are being pulled on this issue and our message must be clear and distinct. Do away with the rhetoric about it. No mixed messages.
9) Get rid of the word conservative or grassroots
The label conservative does not have the same meaning it did 3 years ago when I started my activism. The conservative of old meant you believed in less government, less taxes and more freedom. Now, everyone is a conservative! When the GOP took over and infiltrated the many Tea Parties and conservative groups with their big money machine and heavy influence we lost our way. Neo cons, RINOS even the left is calling themselves conservative. They have diluted it’s meaning. We are all now conservative and we all can’t be, we just can’t, it doesn’t work that way.
10) Resonate with the black and minority voters.
The GOP is about as white as the driven snow that is falling on the East coast today. Have you ever been to a GOP convention or meeting or even a Tea Party or Liberty meeting for that matter? White, all white. Not that it is intentional or we are racist but that it is the product of our involvement. Our message does not include them. They, for some reason are not hearing a message that resonates with them.
Take poor ole Allen West for instance. Black man with big cahunas and a strong voice and he can’t muster enough votes to at the time of this writing to swing a win inside whiteys world. A disconnect here and it must be fixed.
Just as Madea, the lead character of many Tyler Perry films might say to the GOP “you better rec-o-nize fool!” Tapping into this very passionate block of patriots who have seen tough times and are not willing to forget is an essential place to be.
Reach out to this group, find common ground ask them where we have gone errant, re structure and embrace them while succumbing to their needs and desires. They are strong Americans looking to be led or to lead the flock, give them this opportunity.
I know I said 10, consider this one a bonus.
11) get rid of the excessive lobbyist, big-money corporate types and NGOs off the floors and in the hallways of the House floor and The Senate.
We dont need our elected officials taking bribes in a hallway from a corporate lobbyists to protect their interest. Put a 250 foot barrier around our elected officials offices and state houses and ask them to have no access to our representative bodies. After all, we can gripe all day about a bill or issue but if a guy in a fancy suit slips our rep with an unknown dollar donation, no wander we can get anything done to the contrary.
I am only a blogger and activist. These comments above are only my opinions based on my observations. They do not represent a group or a party. They are only my opinions and thought.
Chew me up and spit me out if you wish but remember I have a personality disorder that relishes being in the fray, I find comfort and an odd peacefulness there. It makes me feel alive and in a wierd way sorta like channeling a modern day Patrick Henry type patriotism.
Our system is broken, the GOP is floundering and we have too many elitist running this country and the party of the so called right are completely out of touch and have lost their way.
I will end here! What we are doing to overcome the lefts punch is not working! Here is my submitted plan. Will anyone take the ball and run or will we simply stay in our comfort zone and lose again soundly in 2016.
My parting words,
IT AIN’T WORKING! GET YOUR SPIT TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT OR GET OFF THE POT AND LET AMERICA SAVE ITS SELF !!!!