Lots of hand wringing over Romney’s Tuesday night’s loss to Barack Obama. Media pundits and conservative prognosticators are telling us that the GOP needs to change, get more diverse and even out pander the Democrats towards minorities, blacks, hispanics and women.
But nothing is further from the truth. We don’t need to change the message, we simply need an authentic deliverer of the message of conservatism. We found out today that over 3 million Republicans didn’t vote in the election. Rush Limbaugh:
“So three million Republican voters stayed home on Election Day. Three million predominantly white voters stayed home. The media is all over the place with the fact that the Republicans lost “the white vote.” They can’t get the white vote. They did lose the white vote, but Democrats didn’t get it. They just didn’t show up, and it wasn’t voter suppression that didn’t turn ‘em out.
What would be the reason that three million voters didn’t show up? Let’s go through the possibilities. It could be that there are a number… We’ve talked to ‘em. We’ve had ‘em call. We got ‘em, in fact, on hold. A number of Republicans are tired of moderate nominees. They’ve sent the Republican Party money for years and said, “To hell with it. If you’re gonna eschew conservatism, I’m not giving you any money, and I’m not voting for you.”
And that’s what I’ve been harping on for the last 7 years of this blog, and for all of those 7 years we’ve had only a few strong conservative voices to carry the message. Remember just after the 2006 midterms the media and pundits were telling us the same thing, “Change” and touting the GOP was dead, stuck in it’s own ways. For a while it looked as though they would be right. But then McCain – not exactly the pure conservative – had a respectable showing against Barack Obama, but still not a win. Again the calls came for “change”.
Then in 2010 all that changed. Fueled by the anger over Barack Obama’s mugging of America over Obamacare the Tea Party rose to take the House – by 62 seats – in a historic election. A year later Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker, survived the media, liberal super PACs, to beat back a recall election after he moved to limit union influence in his state.
No nothing’s changed since then. American’s aren’t welcoming socialism, the majority of people that voted for Obama actually bought the idea presented by the media that he’s some kind of centrist. They’ll soon find out how wrong they are as the government keeps growing out of control, they’re freedoms are eroded, taxes increase and the economy collapses.
We have two opportunities to get this right. One in 2014 in the midterm elections where 20 democrat Senate seats are up for reelection. We need to take at least 12 of them. A tall order yes, but by that time the economy should be in ruins and it will be easy to present a conservative message. The other of course is 2016 in the next Presidential election.
The time is now to prepare true conservative candidate to take back America. We don’t need to change the message, just find the right message giver.