Massage message, don’t abandon core beliefs, GOP leaders say

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Thank God for those like Rep. Mark Waller who possess some common sense and true leadership skills!  Sedition and threats of revolution in the coming weeks?  What world do some people live in?  Over an election no less.  If this great country isn’t good enough it is a short plane ride to many others.  I’ll buy the ticket.

Kudos to Steve King for calling for people to take a deep breath before jumping into sedition and treason.

The GOP just does not “get it” even yet with all the losses in this election. It is not the message that is failing, it is the “party” that is failing to allow us a chance to vote for real conservatives of our choice. They lead you to believe that you have a voice in the choosing of the candidates but it is well known that they pick them well ahead of time and the people are left with picking the lesser of two evils. 

How did that work out for them with Jared Wright? When he didn’t agree to go along with the gambling bill (12-1280) last year they attempted to drop him like a hot cake and now there are rumors floating about an attempt at recalling him at the earliest possible time. The County Commissioners are still in the bag for the bill and are going to go ahead with the work at the fairgrounds until they get to the point of needing a “private partnership” to complete the deal (read that as completing the deal with private enterprise taking over after 12-1280 passes) so they need the area Representative to go along too. It wouldn’t look good if the local guy was against it after all.

Then we have the matter of the Western Slope Conservative Alliance and some members of the Mesa County GOP trying to make it look like the extremist tea party people are calling for sedition and the formation of a new republic. The WSCA Tea Party and GJResult Tea Party have not supported any such movement and have worked hard at trying to make changes by working with others to elect people who really represent conservative values and principals.

No matter how hard Ryan Call tries to distance the GOP from Mr. Hunsinger and Ms. Haun he cannot do it. Mr. Hunsinger is an insider in the Mesa County GOP and Ms. Haun is the head cheerleader for the GOP’s illegitimate tea party (a tea party that never was).  If they are advocating any of the actions mentioned in Ashby’s article they are doing so with no connection to any real Tea Party and I sincerely hope with no support from the Mesa County GOP.

“Step back” says King.  A voice of moderation finally coming forth?  Then the realization, “…but it’ll be one based on principles, not emotions.”
Pubs have been usurping principles by promoting the lies, hatred, bigotry and distortion to attack the President. While covering deliberate obstructionism of the House they controlled, a pub U.S. Senator openly declares, they will make him a one term President.
They supported the ridiculous birther, attacked Women’s choices, Hispanics and African American heritage people, disowned the healthcare act that they originally wrote and voted over 30 times to repeal it in the House. Power and control was the only guiding principle in this whole pub campaign that started with a slanderous electronic media attack before the President was elected the first time and has carried to this day. They selected an etch-a-sketch candidate for President that felt he could change positions or hide positions on a daily basis. So, now they want to go back to principles as opposed to the agitated emotional state they built and with the same leadership?

Well, the funny thing about principles, they form a measuring stick and they are harder to display without comparison. Unlike emotion where the loudest shouter gets attention, principles require thoughtful consensus, as opposed to misspelled signs and appellation costumes. Principles require truth and accepted proof they work, not warm and fuzzy comfort appeasing faith or hope. Denial of truth because of dogma is an antithesis to principles.

Yes, a step back is in order, but you can not step forward again without evaluating the things that put you on the wrong path in the first place. Two choices face you, a shortcut across unfamiliar terrain to find a better path or go back to the junction you made a wrong turn. The latter may mean you will still may go up a wrong path and the first may mean you have to get out of your comfort zone and think about what you doing and where you are heading. Then you won’t be electing, or even putting up for election, a poorly principled candidate as Jared Wright.

And finally a thought to tickle the mind:
It has been fun for 4 years to beat up on the phrase ‘politically correct’, but that is just a phrase to describe actions that do work because they appeal to more people than being snarky, and that, is the basis of politics. And as a little extra,‘massage the message, don’t abandon core beliefs’ says lie differently about the facts where you really want to do the same wrong things.

“Politics” is nothing more or less than person or group A trying to persuade person or group B to obey the will/agenda of A. That explains why so many people of Bob Arrington’s ilk get so snarky while pretending to condemn snarkiness. Especially leftists, the primary practitioners of so-called “political correctness” get so much mileage out of the wannabe-clever practice (attributed to Hitler’s favorite political theorist, Carl Schmitt) of demonizing the “other” so as to dehumanize them in the arena of public opinion, thereby setting them up for political defeat and eventual physical destruction.
Nobody I know hates Obama for his black half. Leftists, of course, pretend otherwise to gain strategic political advantage. They are pathologically manipulative liars, period. Many people I know do despise Obama — for his openly Marxist philosophy and policies. Of course it’s much easier to fraudulently call someone “racist” than engage in an intellectually honest discussion of Economics 101 or defend self-evidently ignorant views, which might explain why so many leftist hide their illiteracy and illogic behind false altruism while calling their opponents “uncaring”, “greedy” “haters”. I consider that polemic tactic to be evil, and its practitioners reprobate nihilists.
Obama is self-evidently a divider, something the Bible says God hates. Obama got votes by peddling greed, envy, racial hatred and the notion of entitlement to “freebies” (things created by the labor of the “other” guy).
Ignoring for a moment the issue of rampant voter fraud, what the 2012 election clearly demonstrated is that the riders in America’s economy wagon now officially mathematically outnumber the pullers. That is an unsustainable social model, which justifiably causes many of the types of people demonized by leftists to worry that mass suffering and starvation will be required to change the culture back to an ethic of work instead of entitlement.
Arrington grammatically incoherently refers to “ridiculous birther”. I submit that when Obama’s own grandmother says she was present at Obama’s birth in Kenya, there is plenty of logically reasonable cause to suspect that OKenyan may very well be constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States.
The main question at this point seems to me to be how much suffering and starvation will prove necessary to abandon our relatively recent unsustainable culture of unmerited entitlement, victimhood and sloth in favor of the older traditional sustainable culture of hard work and integrity. When politicians can get elected by speaking blunt truth, America will be on her way to recovery. As long as politicians can get elected by pandering to Arrington types and wannabe-cleverly demonizing political and economic realists, America will continue to decline.



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