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.