Conservatives: Treat a Foe like a Foe
For candidates uncertain of how to proceed upon arrival to the capitol, Michael Walsh provides an outstanding behavioral primer. His recently released work, Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America, is both hilarious and insightful.
The author lectures in the fictitious voice of David Kahane. This would-be Hollywood radical advises conservatives on methods they should adopt when combating the left. The premise is that Kahane is so bored by our pusillanimous natures that he wishes to strengthen us; if only as a means to better entertain himself.
Kahane’s recommendations are quintessential. Specifically,
…call us out, each and every time. Refuse to accept our premises. Refuse to go along with our reflexive indictments of everything you stand for. Refuse to tacitly accept guilt as we make our routine accusations that we “know” what you really mean when you talk about things like the “Tenth Amendment,” “Marxism,” “You lie!,” and “date night.” [p.209]
In other words, be a man of flesh rather than straw. A legitimate person does not capitulate before the evil demon that is political correctness. He or she stands for truth and is not troubled by condemnation from the blustering fops who comprise the mainstream media.
Indefatigable will is a perquisite. Our new paladins must not only defend but counter-attack. Identify the political left as being both the real “haters” and enemies of freedom in our society.
Pseudo-liberals despise everything about the America enterprise. They are nothing but ne'er-do-wells whose siege guns will not fall silent until they torch every aspect of our culture and replace our largely glorious history with vile propaganda.
Generally, Republicans lobby diplomatically while Democrats strike with the zeal of the Khmer Rouge. This must change. Recent examples of leftist bellicosity abound. Former President Bill Clinton recommended that members of the GOP seek “psychiatric help” for anger.
Howard Dean accused Republicans of using tactics that amount to little more than “hate speech” concerning immigrants, gays, and minority groups. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid concurred, proclaiming that no Hispanic should be a Republican. The cure for these slurs is rejoinder. We must identify for the public the mendacity of our antagonists along with their malicious natures.
Best practice is to question their every contention. They are not the party of “the little guy.” They are fatcats and manned by the uber-rich; men like Bill Gates, George Soros, and Warren Buffett. Scratch a Democrat and you’ll find a trust fund underneath.
Our leaders must articulate this message. They should also respond to race baiting by pointing out that the Democrats are the party of slavery, segregation, and housing projects.
Being sedate, kindly, and fair is an excellent way to live one’s life, but it is suicide in the face of a dastardly foe. In order to save our country conservatives must not play parlor games but dismantle the myths behind which our opponents cloak themselves.
Courtesy and good manners are useless in 2010. Yes, we should answer all of their policy propositions, but we also must not forget to ridicule and demean them along the way.
He reintroduced a maligned and forgotten hormone, testosterone, into modern day Republican rhetoric. West said he was going to take his Democratic opponent Rep. Ron Klein out to the wood shed for a whipping.
He further termed Klein a “pathetic liberal” and a “mama’s boy” for Nancy Pelosi. When questioned about his colorful language, the retired lieutenant colonel stated, “That's how men talk.” Well, it used to be. It will be again though if the GOP manages to repeal political correctness along with ObamaCare.
Simply “tinkering around the edges” isn’t acceptable. If Republican politicians wish to stay politicians in 2012 and 2014, they must return from their stints in Washington either carrying their shields or being carried upon them. Our nation has run out of alternatives.