Conservative Ideas Can Win at the Personal Level

Our podcast discussion was uplifting even in the middle of truly depressing news. We started with the great and shocking news of a Philadelphia special election wherein the Republican candidate kicked Democrat butt. Martina White beat at 2 to 1 Democrat voter advantage. Seriously.

How did she do it, and how do we copy those tactics for our own efforts at converting folks to conservatism?

She won by meeting voters face to face, getting to know them, making politics personal. That’s where you reach folks, that’s where you change the preconceived notions. She also changed the language. She spoke about government acting not as a controlling parent (the Democrat way), not as a remote stranger (GOP wants no government and will let you die in the street), but as a partner helping you to reach the success that you want and deserve. THAT is language we all need to adopt.

Then we had to discuss some GOP not-so-good news. With Colorado’s crazy man, and Indiana’s RFRA chaos. There are some fundamental issues, basic issues, that we are losing, why? How do we not do those wrong things?

So we talked about it. And maybe part of the solution lies in not spending so much time retweeting the bad arguments, linking to and commenting on and against the other side’s messaging – but in creating our own instead. Even if we don’t get out in front, we can put our messages out there, rather than just defend against theirs.

It comes back to letting our ideas win at the personal level. One on one, from you to your readers, your friends. Don’t talk freaky weird policy, talk about conservative living.

And our first (I think) conspiracy theory segment – what the heck really happened to Harry Reid???? 

It’s all in the podcast


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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Millennial Miracle in Philly – http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/03/29/millennial_makes_history_with_big_win_in_philly_126080.html

Andy Peth – Doctrine, Hosea, and Klingenschmitt http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/doctrine-hosea-and-gordon-klingenschmitt-by-andy-peth

Gay Marriage and Selma Envy – http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/31/gay-marriage-isnt-about-justice-its-about-selma-envy/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=425a42f2af-RSS_DAILY_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-425a42f2af-64129613

19 States with RFRA No One is Boycotting – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/27/19-states-that-have-religious-freedom-laws-like-indianas-that-no-one-is-boycotting/

Obama to Catholic Church: Treat Divorced People and Gays Differently Or Else – http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/30/obama-to-catholic-church-treat-divorced-people-and-gay-differently-or-else/

Denver baker sued for refusing to write anti-gay slogans on cake – http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0122/Denver-baker-sued-for-refusing-to-write-anti-gay-slogans-on-cake
Andy Peth – Indy Pride – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/indy-pride-by-andy-peth

10 Americans Helped by RFRA Laws – http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/30/meet-10-americans-helped-by-religious-freedom-bills-like-indianas/

5 Reasons for the Boycott in Indiana – http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2015/03/five-reasons-why-indiana-is-the-perfect-place-for-the-left-to-boycott

Andy Peth – Indy Pride – http://www.thepartyofchoice.com/articles1/indy-pride-by-andy-peth

Tim Cook, Hypocrite – http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/30/apples-tim-cook-dangerous-flaming-hypocrite/

Tim Cook Needs to Do Some Homework – http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-30/tim-cook-is-wrong-on-indiana-and-religious-freedom-laws

Tim Cook’s Apple Sweatshops – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103798/Revealed-Inside-Apples-Chinese-sweatshop-factory-workers-paid-just-1-12-hour.html

NYC Councilwoman Wants to Bring Back Jim Crow – http://nypost.com/2015/03/27/nyc-councilwoman-it-might-be-beneficial-to-assign-public-housing-by-ethnic-group/

Criticism of Hillary is ‘Coded Sexism’ – http://www.mediaite.com/tv/hillary-supporter-alleges-coded-sexism-on-msnbc-ed-schultz-pushes-back/

What REALLY Happened to Harry Reid? – http://ace.mu.nu/archives/355841.php

Harry Reid is Lying – http://louderwithcrowder.com/harry-reid-is-lying-about-his-exercise-accident-and-i-can-prove-it/

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News of the Possible

S.E. Cupp for mayor of New York? It’s a possibility. The Daily Caller reports:

S.E. Cupp, the lone conservative voice on MSNBC’s afternoon show “The Cycle,” is being urged to run for mayor of New York City as a Republican, The Daily Caller has learned.

But Cupp tells TheDC that despite the urging from political operatives, she’s not interested in leaving her TV gig for Gracie Mansion.

If Cupp isn’t interested, why is this news? (Note: Hillary wasn’t interested in a Senate run, either. Not that I’m comparing Cupp to Clinton…just throwing it out there.) The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein noted in today’s DC Morning:

If Cupp changes her mind and runs, she wouldn’t be the first conservative pundit to run for the office. The late, great conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr. made a run for New York mayor in 1965 on the Conservative Party ticket in order to inject conservative ideas into a race that pitted a liberal Democrat against a liberal who called himself a Republican. When asked by a reporter what he would do if he won, Buckley famously quipped: “Demand a recount.”

Meanwhile, a women’s advocacy group by the name of  WAM!, or Women, Action and the Media (we’ve never heard of them either), is auctioning “a one-on-one strategy session with [Sandra] Fluke to help get the bidder’s campaign off the ground.” Among the top bidders so far are The Daily Caller and Breitbart’s Joel Pollak. While TheDC has to my knowledge been quiet about their bid, Breitbart hasn’t, and I love them for it.

Seeing either of these scenarios play out would be wonderful. It’s nice to see conservatives putting the left on the defensive instead of playing the victim. Keep up the good work, friends!