Face it. The forces of Free Enterprise lost the Presidency and eroded a bit in the US Senate.
The one bright spot in the post-election results is the Republican majority in the US House of Representatives has been maintained. Perhaps they will hold firm in their resolve to increase opportunities available under our unique Free Enterprise system.
All the hand wringing by the pundits, the campaign consultants, and journos about how the election was lost; How this position should pivot and how this messaging should change completely miss the mark. Bottom line, we were out organized by the Community Organizer in Chief. In essence, the ground battle was lost.
Do not despair. The Free Enterprise coalition has much work to do before the 2014 mid-terms. That coalition of Reganites, Tea Party Patriots, Libertarians, Conservatives, Entreprenuers, Small Business Owners, and Free Enterprise Republicans can all work feverishly in the coming months to gain elective ground in the forthcoming elections.
We should all be bouyed by the fact that the majority of the American people (53% to 41% according to exit polls) oppose big government. That plays well into our core beliefs of fiscal responsibility, Constitutional limited government, and Free market economics.
The hard work begins now.
Embrace your "inner-activist" and begin organizing. Piece together study groups, breakfast groups, lunch groups, and other organized "clubs" that can provide the leadership and muscle for an electoral victory. The overriding goal should be veto proof majorities in the House (288) and Senate (66).
One reason the left in this country is sucessful is that there is rampant economic illiteracy among the electorate. The forces of Free Enterprise must educate the populace on free market economics and how it alone can provide the opportunities possible to lift people out of poverty and despair.
For all the supposed work the Community Organizer in Chief did when he was organizing on the West and South side of Chicago, those communities still are breeding grounds of violence, joblessness, hopelessness, and despair.
Our forces must also provide education programs that teach the values of Liberty and Constitutional Government. Yes, there are a number of fine progams offered by numerous organizations, but they should be promoted to a much wider audience.
Perhaps those that supported the Romney-Ryan campaign directly and through 527 PACs should consider appropriating funds for an educational campaign that reaches a large audience through DVD and/or monograph. It would be a first step in educating the hard working people of our Republic. Don't count on the schools, colleges, and universites to do it. Many are hotbeds of socialist insurrection.
As Edmund Burke wrote:
"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a comtemptible struggle".
Our time is now. We must organize, educate, and engage to save this glorious Nation and vibrant system of Free Enterprise.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Governor Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan demonstrates that the Republican nominee is playing to win. The selection of Ryan (R-WI) is also indicative of the seriousness of Romney’s overriding desire to turn this economy around.Many of the talking heads and prognosticator scribes are calling it a bold move. I would submit that it is a strong strategic move. One that should tip the balance in heretofore toss-up states like North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida, to the GOP team. At the same time it puts states like Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and yes, even Illinois in play. The focus once again becomes the economy.
Ryan is a seven term Congressman representing Southeastern Wisconsin in district that takes in Industrial, Rural, Urban, and part vacationland for us Northern Illinoisans. Long considered a swing district, Ryan has one it in lopsided tallies. As a member of Congress he is the powerful Chairman of the House budget committee and senior member of the tax writing Ways and Means committee. He has the chops to debate anyone on the economy.
The presumptive Republican Vice-Presidential candidate harnesses an aspirational Reaganite politics and policy initiatives. From his speech aboard the USS Wisconsin on August 11, 2012:
“We Americans look at one another’s success with pride, not resentment, because we know, as more Americans work hard, take risks, and succeed, more people will prosper, our communities will benefit, and individual lives will be improved and uplifted.”
A little Reaganesque, wouldn’t you agree?
One can fully expect the Socialist Democrats to launch broadsides at Romney and Ryan, attempting to initiate the Medi-Scare tactics of campaigns past. But they do so at their own peril. Ryan, in an excellent speech given on January 13, 2010 at an event sponsored by Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, outlined the current fiscal problems with Medicare/Medicaid. He mentioned that there are three basic healthcare models which we Americans must choose from. (1) The “Crony-Capitalism” model, a business- government partnership currently deployed. (2) The progressive model or Obamacare. (3) A Free-market model in which health care providers compete and consumers are free to choose.
Most Americans in poll after poll reject the Government control of healthcare which is forthcoming under the legislated Obamacare plan. Ryan deftly argues for the Free-market plan that most consumers of health care would favor. The socialist democrats had better be prepared if they wish to engage in debate on this issue with the Romney-Ryan team.
Ryan’s selection will have a positive effect on Romney’s moribund campaign. The Reagan revolutionaries will enjoin the battle for freedom and will be the foot soldiers in the good fight. The Congressman is the roll up the cotton sleeves; get down working type of Republican that will invigorate the GOP ticket.
I personally look forward to the debate between V.P. Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Biden better fake sick. Or perhaps, he could have his old friend, Neal Kinnock stand in his stead.