Walking The Talk

Republicans and most specifically the RNC can talk all they want about minority voting segments and what has to be done to attract them to the Republican brand; it is mostly that, talk. The talk has maintained the tinge of appeasing instead of convincing. The very focus on each and every minority segment in the RNC’s ‘plan’ is indication enough that they are prepared to adopt the class and race politics of the Democratic Party.

I have argued amongst friends that if Republicans want to re-establish the brand they must stop speaking to each other and speak to those that oppose them; specifically Black and Hispanic voters. The war that should be waged is the war of ideas, not the war of class and race. The war of ideas takes time, commitment and clear headed thinking. The war of ideas begins with some percentage of the folks your talking to coming to a; “I didn’t think of it that way before” moment.

Enter Rand Paul, speaking at Howard University a traditionally Black university. He engaged the Conservative view to an audience that has been overwhelmed by the Progressive point of view. He took his lumps, endured the predictable, mindless protests and made the case for Conservative history and values. He fairly represented a Conservative point of view. The smattering of occasional applause was a beginning.

The message to the RNC and the current Republican consultant class is that it’s time for a fundamental change. If you’re going to fight the war of ideas, and we must, you cannot have impact absent respect. Many in that audience will continue to disagree with Senator Paul’s point of view but he likely garnered a degree of respect for showing up, engaging, and attempting to make the case. He did not pander!!!!

Senator Paul was willing to take the first step on the thousand mile journey. Hopefully his example will result not only in Howard University students having a second thought, but the entire Republican Party as well. Republicans in general talk the talk, Rand Paul walked the walk.

  • I concur.

    I’m afraid for too many in the GOP engaging in the war of ideas means picking a side and standing up for something. It’s hard to debate ideas if your ideas are too close to the ideas you supposedly oppose.

    Learning to win political battles with touchdowns instead of technicalities is step 1. Republicans haven’t been able to win the war of ideas in general as a whole because they haven’t decided on a set of ideas to advance except general platitudes about reduced spending.

    What about the rest of it? What about foundations of a moral society? What about empowering the individual which, inevitably means disempowering government? Those are the hard idea wars to fight if you’re scared of the media or scared of bogus polls, etc..

    Rand Paul is doing great things, the whole crop of fresh blood is making advances for conservatism.

    Too many Republicans make the false assumption that a chunk of the population has examined conservative principles and rejected them. You point out the “I never thought of it that way” response which is too common and simply means the message is being drowned or muddied.

    Maybe step 1 should be: “Assume the entire group of people you’re speaking to has never even considered an alternative solution to any given challenge.” Maybe that will help the GOP begin to frame the debate in ways to win new supporters.

  • Bob

    As I stated in a previous thread there should be NO UP OR DOWN VOTE ON THE BILL OF RIGHTS.You want to try to amend them through the established channels….GOOD LUCK !IT’S PRINCIPLE NOT OBSTRUCTIONIST TO DEFEND THEM.Once the republicans buy into the crapola of “BEING REASONABLE” OR “COMMONSENSE” putting restrictions on the Constitutional principles there is no Constitution.

    The republican party in the past has cowered at the slightest objection from the Democrats to a point where they saved them the trouble of organizing a lynch mob.The Democrats politely step aside and let the republicans elite lead in destroying their candidate.Sen.Rubio is now leaning toward the moderate position on immigration and Sen.Toomey is leaning toward a moderate one on gun control while there is a parade of republicans tripping over each other flip-flopping on the gay marriage issue.

    “There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied,and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong….In fact it is only reestablishing under another name and a more specious form,force as a measure of right…..”

    James Madison in a letter to James Monroe 1786

  • Landreaux

    Nate,

    Agree with your step 1

  • Bill Hedges

    bob wrote “IT’S PRINCIPLE… ” I AGREE with at least THAT MUCH of bob’s words. For MY PURPOSE. BOB BELIEVES in shortening out CONTEXT of another’s quotes. Wrong in MY estimation. I don’t speak for Nate & Landreaux. Their silence speaks loudly & VOLUMES. Very difficult to play I DIDN’T REALIZE.

    Now bob freely admits he insults me”

    “You’re to stupid to realize when you’ve been insulted or you don’t even read MY POST.All you have is your TIRED RHETHORIC AND SYNTHETIC INDIGNATION”

    Not “RHETHORIC ” bob but RHETORIC .

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    NOW bob BLAMES ME for carrying on crusade holding bob accountable for intentional re-vamping my quotes TO INSULT ME.

    So WHAT did I write to cause bob to write “TIRED RHETHORIC AND SYNTHETIC INDIGNATION” ?

    I have said WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. bob’s shortcoming is his unwillingness to admit error when:

    A. bob partial quotes me. Leaving out the most pertinent part of my quote:

    “I watch a lot of movies.Have ban most politics from my cable.”

    I wrote:

    I watch a lot of movies. Have ban most politics from my cable. I research online.

    B. bob leaves off KEY PART OF MY QUOTE, then says:

    “I was taught that if you didn’t know what you were talking about as is clearly evident here YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF!”

    bob IS being indigent concerning my holding him ACCOUNTABLE for his statements. TOO MANY TIMES I let his mistakes go away “silently into the night”. bob increases in being MORE * bel·lig·er·ent * AS I CONTINUE.. If bob thinks that is good practice, THEN put big “R” on Republican. Behavior MATTERS NOT by your actions. Be NOT a hypocrite.

    Principles HAS NO PLACE here ??? Flim-Flam Man COME JOIN site ??? Do your THING !!! As Landreaux wrote, concerning list of bob’s shame list, “Really ?!?”

  • Bob

    I have read that Sen. Rubio in addition to appearing on the ABC,NBC,CBS,CNN and Fox network Sunday moring shows he also appeared on Univision and Telemundo. It’s good to see republicans following thru with the outreach message.Perhaps the RNC and republican leaders will follow the example of Sen.Paul and Sen.Rubio.

  • Bill Hedges

    Is “PRINCIPLE… ” Since WHEN ???

    FINALLY, YOUR BULL FOLLOWS YOU to term…

    BOB BELIEVES in shortening out CONTEXT of another’s quotes. Wrong in MY estimation. I don’t speak for Nate & Landreaux. Their silence speaks loudly & VOLUMES. Very difficult to play I DIDN’T REALIZE.

    Now bob freely admits he insults me”

    “You’re to stupid to realize when you’ve been insulted or you don’t even read MY POST.All you have is your TIRED RHETHORIC AND SYNTHETIC INDIGNATION”

    Not “RHETHORIC ” bob but RHETORIC .

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    NOW bob BLAMES ME for carrying on crusade holding bob accountable for intentional re-vamping my quotes TO INSULT ME.

    So WHAT did I write to cause bob to write “TIRED RHETHORIC AND SYNTHETIC INDIGNATION” ?

    I have said WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. bob’s shortcoming is his unwillingness to admit error when:

    A. bob partial quotes me. Leaving out the most pertinent part of my quote:

    “I watch a lot of movies.Have ban most politics from my cable.”

    I wrote:

    I watch a lot of movies. Have ban most politics from my cable. I research online.

    B. bob leaves off KEY PART OF MY QUOTE, then says:

    “I was taught that if you didn’t know what you were talking about as is clearly evident here YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF!”

    bob IS being indigent concerning my holding him ACCOUNTABLE for his statements. TOO MANY TIMES I let his mistakes go away “silently into the night”. bob increases in being MORE * bel·lig·er·ent * AS I CONTINUE.. If bob thinks that is good practice, THEN put big “R” on Republican. Behavior MATTERS NOT by your actions. Be NOT a hypocrite.

    Principles HAS NO PLACE here ??? Flim-Flam Man COME JOIN site ??? Do your THING !!! As Landreaux wrote, concerning list of bob’s shame list, “Really ?!?”

  • Bob

    “I don’t speak for Nate and Landreaux.Their silence speaks loudly and VOLUMES.”…Bill Hedges 16th of April 2013 @6:26PM

    From the thread “Will Iran Step Up To It’s Rhetoric”
    “I don’t even read your post anymore.It just gets horrifically boring.”………….Landreaux 30th of January 2013 @4:55PM

    Hmmmm THAT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY THEY ARE SO SILENT !

  • Bill Hedges

    1. Then you read my reply to him ? That said it all.

    2. “Hmmmm THAT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY THEY ARE SO SILENT !”

    So “THEY” are one in the Same ? You see Nate never said a word then.
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    Your issue is quoting out of context and BY SO DOING jumping to false conclusion. Nate & Landreaux have been silent on THAT. Does that mean that they approve of your actions ? Or trying not to confront you and force you to RUN FROM SITE in total disgrace ?

  • Bob

    All anyone has to do is go to the post itself and read it.Your reply was sarcastic and ignored Landreaux’s plea.It’s not my actions that were being discussed but it was addressed to you.

    Perhaps it’s you who wants me to run from this site.If Nate or Landreaux want me to leave all they have to do is ask.

    END OF STORY……..!

  • Bill Hedges

    What did I say ? Oh yes:

    “Hmmmm THAT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY THEY ARE SO SILENT !”

    So “THEY” are one in the Same ? You see Nate never said a word then.
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    Your issue is quoting out of context and BY SO DOING jumping to false conclusion. Nate & Landreaux have been silent on THAT. Does that mean that they approve of your actions ? Or trying not to confront you and force you to RUN FROM SITE in total disgrace ?

  • Bill Hedges

    Back on tract:

    Is “PRINCIPLE… ” Since WHEN ???

    FINALLY, YOUR BULL FOLLOWS YOU to term…

    BOB BELIEVES in shortening out CONTEXT of another’s quotes. Wrong in MY estimation. I don’t speak for Nate & Landreaux. Their silence speaks loudly & VOLUMES. Very difficult to play I DIDN’T REALIZE.

    Now bob freely admits he insults me”

    “You’re to stupid to realize when you’ve been insulted or you don’t even read MY POST.All you have is your TIRED RHETHORIC AND SYNTHETIC INDIGNATION”

    Not “RHETHORIC ” bob but RHETORIC .

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    NOW bob BLAMES ME for carrying on crusade holding bob accountable for intentional re-vamping my quotes TO INSULT ME.

    So WHAT did I write to cause bob to write “TIRED RHETHORIC AND SYNTHETIC INDIGNATION” ?

    I have said WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. bob’s shortcoming is his unwillingness to admit error when:

    A. bob partial quotes me. Leaving out the most pertinent part of my quote:

    “I watch a lot of movies.Have ban most politics from my cable.”

    I wrote:

    I watch a lot of movies. Have ban most politics from my cable. I research online.

    B. bob leaves off KEY PART OF MY QUOTE, then says:

    “I was taught that if you didn’t know what you were talking about as is clearly evident here YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF!”

    bob IS being indigent concerning my holding him ACCOUNTABLE for his statements. TOO MANY TIMES I let his mistakes go away “silently into the night”. bob increases in being MORE * bel·lig·er·ent * AS I CONTINUE.. If bob thinks that is good practice, THEN put big “R” on Republican. Behavior MATTERS NOT by your actions. Be NOT a hypocrite.

    Principles HAS NO PLACE here ??? Flim-Flam Man COME JOIN site ??? Do your THING !!! As Landreaux wrote, concerning list of bob’s shame list, “Really ?!?”

  • Bob

    Funny when your quotes can come back and bite you on the ass you regurgitate your tired rhetoric and synthetic indignation prattle.

  • Bill Hedges

    The CORE…

    OBVIOUSLY NO intention of saying how wrong slipping through bob’s pen. Will continue to post just 6 months more:

    I have said WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. bob’s shortcoming is his unwillingness to admit error when:

    A. bob partial quotes me. Leaving out the most pertinent part of my quote:

    “I watch a lot of movies.Have ban most politics from my cable.”

    I wrote:

    I watch a lot of movies. Have ban most politics from my cable. I research online.

    B. bob leaves off KEY PART OF MY QUOTE, then says:

    “I was taught that if you didn’t know what you were talking about as is clearly evident here YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF!”

  • Bill Hedges

    “rhetoric” IS now spelled correctly…

  • Bill Hedges

    “Top Democrat on ObamaCare: ‘I see a huge train wreck’ coming ”

    4/18/2013

    “Baucus is up for re-election next year, and said to be in trouble, thanks to constituent displeasure with the health-care boondoggle he helped to write. The only thing better than blowing him out of office would be repealing ObamaCare before he goes.”

    *** IMPORTANT ***

    “Speaking of which, the first of Barack Obama’s loyal union allies has broken ranks to call for the repeal of ObamaCare.”

    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/04/18/top-democrat-senator-on-obamacare-i-see-a-huge-train-wreck-coming-down/

    Unions are demo strong holds… Not necessarily… Same for minorities…
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    AUTHOR wrote:

    “Republicans and most specifically the RNC can talk all they want about minority voting segments and what has to be done to attract them to the Republican brand; it is mostly that, talk.”

    After Ted’s death, his replacement, believed in waterboarding and against bumacare.

    I have provided link that gave numbers, that with age, liberals tend to grow OUT OF THAT * in·flic·tion *.

    DISTRIBUTION of Presidents, on Party lines, has been somewhat spread out equally, in recent times.

    Italians AT ONE POINT were considered DEMOCRAT PROPERTY. Believe was Reagan that had support from this group. If need be I can dig in previous articles and regurgitate the data or relocate online.

    I do not believe in Republican Party being all things for all people as demos do. We do win our fair share of WH occupancy. Romney had bumcare branded into his forehead. My choice had DC experience in compromise and TEA values passage.

    Gun control was handled in Senate. Both parties have cause to tread softly through these waters. Paramount is POCKETBOOK ISSUES.THERE lies our advantage. Yet we cast our pearls aside for controversial headlines. 2010 was all about bumcare. Our new Secretary of State parked his fancy boat in another State to SAVE A SMALL FORTUNE in taxes. Social Security has been robbed and future of our retirement is in jeopardy.

    WE must defend ourselves that bombs in Boston WERE NOT product of conservatism. Switch & Bait demo strategy. We do not plant our values on SOLID GROUND. Blows in demo winds.

    buma has mass appeal that got him 8 years in WH. His JOB APPROVAL WAS devastatingly low. His POPULARITY at re-election time was at its PEAK. Take buma out of mix, 2010 was our *** ju·bi·la·tion ***. CONGRESSIONAL loss in 2012 was flea bite in comparison to our crowd entering after 2010 campaigns. “Wacho birds” flew South in recent election.

    Is *** in·con·test·a·ble ***, we’re in the running. Focus. Keep eyes on the goal NOT leering at short female skirts…

  • Bill Hedges

    Reagan warned us about “Wacho birds”, as well a buma:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=P3hY1eagq88

  • Bob

    There is nothing in the video you linked that suggest what you say.The title of the video is “Reagan Warned Us About Obama”.

  • Bill Hedges

    SUCH *** an·i·mos·i·ty *** shown. *** in·tim·i·da·tion *** doesn’t work OVER HERE. There is no *** am·bi·gu·i·ty ***. bob owes a apology for:

    A. bob partial quotes me. Leaving out the most pertinent part of my quote:

    “I watch a lot of movies.Have ban most politics from my cable.”

    I wrote:

    I watch a lot of movies. Have ban most politics from my cable. I research online.

    B. bob leaves off KEY PART OF MY QUOTE, then says:

    “I was taught that if you didn’t know what you were talking about as is clearly evident here YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND NOT EMBARRASS YOURSELF!”

    bob neither *** a·pol·o·gies *** nor shows any sign of remorse. SHAMEFUL…

  • Bill Hedges

    FYI

    Quote I have given in past talked about “wacho bird” by Reagan. Short memory bob…

  • Bill Hedges

    Foot in mouth bob…