Saturday, November 8, 2008
Rebound, Refocus and reenergize!!!!!
It has been a tough week for conservatives with a convincing win for Barack Obama and a gain for the Democrats in the house and the senate. Although it could have been worse,(we got prop 8 passed, and the dems didn't get a super majority) it was still a rough week for conservatives.
The big question on everybody mind is where does conservatism go from here after such a sweeping victory from the far-left of the Democratic Party? Well, my prescription for the problem is to Re-bound, Re-focus, and Re-energize.
Conservatives need to first Re-bound by not throwing a pity party for themselves. We need to keep a stiff upper lip and realize that the future will be good for conservatives if we stick to our principles. The future will be bright with people like Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin who are more than able to carry the conservative torch. So In order to rebound we have to have faith in our future and the people that lead our future.
Conservatives also need to re-focus on the message of Reagan, small government, strong defense, and conservative social policies, then we need to apply them to the modern political environment. We need to remind people that small government and low taxes increase revenue for the country. We need to remind people that we have enemies that wish to do us harm, and we don't need to run from the conservative social policies that most Americans agree with.
The final thing we need to do is to re-energize the conservative movement with people like Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin, and even Mitt Romney, and Mike Pence (who is a congressman from Indiana). A mixture of strong leadership and rock solid conservative principles will propel us to the top again. We also must re-energize by not being demoralized. Yes, we lost, but the future looks good if we stick to our principles and have strong leadership.