Friday, November 11, 2011

What the Conservative Movement Can Learn from the Democrats after the Ohio Failure

After witnessing the defeat of conservative legislation in Ohio and Mississippi the past Tuesday, and the unacceptable behavior of many on the right in throwing their own under the bus during the last few years, I've penned an article which appears today on The American Thinker.
After facing defeat in Ohio, conservatives must not give up hope in implementing positive change. Conservatives should take a page out of the Democrats' handbook and learn to stick to one's candidates and ideology despite opposition and defeat.

Ohio is a swing state where both sides are in a constant battle for control, with the red in the purple bleeding away and the blue gaining a slight upper hand, and then back again. In 2010, Democrats were forced to swallow a bitter pill when Republican John Kasich won the heated campaign against the incumbent Democrat Governor Ted Strickland with a mere seventy seven thousand votes. The Republicans also overtook the control of the Assembly by a considerable margin and upped their previous majority in the Senate, thanks to the rising anti-Obama sentiments and the growth of the Tea Party.  
...Tuesday, November 8th, the Democrats emerged victorious and undid that which the conservatives have accomplished after taking control of all three branches in 2010.

Is this a signal for conservatives to raise their hands in defeat? Absolutely not! At the contrary, Conservatives must remain energized, focused at the goal, and begin the process of reigning in government spending once again without delay. Furthermore, it's time to take a page from the Democratic handbook, memorize it, and follow it to the tee.

Number One: the left are extremely loyal to one another and to their cause, and will refuse to throw any single individual or cause under the bus despite extremely negative public opinion.

Number Two: the left remains focused, energized, and set to promote their liberal agenda even during the periods when they are not in power, have public opinion turned against them, and have already met repeated failure in the past in regard to that particular issue.

Liberals never lose sight of their goals. They wished to enforce socialized national healthcare and kept their focus on the target for over eighty years until, at last, they reached success. Their victory came after numerous attempts which ended in failed bills and lost elections, yet they refused to give up.

Why are Republicans so quick to lift their hands up in resignation? Republicans haven't yet received the opportunity to repeal ObamaCare, yet many have dropped the call to repeal it and instead adapted a repeal and/or replace ObamaCare slogan. Why? What will they replace or amend it with? Why not remain true to the original cause and fight for a complete repeal? Have Democrats ever caved in on their ideology? The Democrats in Ohio haven't attempted to replace parts of Section 2; they went for an outright repeal. Republicans are experts in expressing half - hearted support for their cause; enough to tell the conservative voters we tried our best, yet not enough to see true success. At the first hint of public opinion shifting Republican leaders shift right along with it, throwing their ideology and colleagues under the bus in order curry favor in the eyes of the media.

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