By The Right Scoop


Republicans are meeting behind closed doors, some with Rove, to discuss what can make our messaging better. According to Politico, here’s a few ideas being thrown around:

POLITICO – Rule one: Stop talking like the world is going to end. Budgetary politics is important to the GOP, but voters are going to stop voting for a party that talks about gloom and doom around the clock.

“I think that we need to make being fiscally conservative cool,” said Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), chairwoman of the Administration Committee and a close ally of Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Rule two: Stop repealing regulations no one has heard of. It’s nice to be the party of cutting red tape, Republicans say, but no one has heard of boiler MACT or utility MACT. So spending time throwing these bills on the floor is absolutely useless. Package regulation cutting together, and explain that people’s energy will be cheaper, Republicans say.

“Does anyone have any idea how this fits their family? No. No one has any idea what that is,” said Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.), a member of leadership who is leading the agenda-crafting effort. “Just an individual bill that deals with one regulation that people can’t connect to? No more of that.”

Rule three: Sand down the party’s rough edges. Pass education bills and immigration legislation. Stop screaming about red ink and spending too much. This one is going to be tough, since House Republicans haven’t been able to pass a bill called the Violence Against Woman Act for more than a year.

It’s a nagging problem for the party, whose main legislative agenda has been opposing President Barack Obama.

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Rule one and three kill me. People don’t want to be glad-handed and pandered too which is what it sounds like Republicans are looking to do. No, people want the truth! The biggest problem with the last election cycle was the candidate and he was afraid to tell people the truth. How many times are we going to pretend that a weak mushy message is going to deliver us the election?

No, we need people with conviction so that when they utter the truth it resonates with people. That’s one of the reasons Obama is so popular because he sounds like he makes sense. He lies with such conviction people believe he’s telling them the truth.

It’s about TRUTH and it doesn’t have to be draped in doom and gloom. Rather, the truth when communicated properly is inspiring and mobilizing. I know, I’ve heard it. It takes charisma and it takes charm – there’s no doubt. But if we get conservatives on stage that can do that we’ll win the next election. We need to stop tying ourselves in knots over moderate candidates losing and realize that the one thing we’re not doing is the one thing we need to do.

One final point. The sleepers out there are going to wake up at some point and they are going to look back and see if someone was actually telling them the truth when they didn’t want to hear it. When they wake up and realize that Republicans didn’t give them the truth when it mattered, then they won’t look to us then for the truth either and we will become irrelevant.

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  • Rshill7

    You’re having a good writing day Scoop :-)

    Salute!

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      Thanks Rshill7!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Agreed!

    • bobemakk

      I agree, TRS is the best for conservative news, and it’s the truth.

  • keyesforpres

    I pray by “immigration” they are not talking amnesty.

    Please read “William T”‘s comments in this article. He is explaining how they will destroy this country with legalizing illegals and that if we try to stop it we are terrorists and Obama will deal with us mercilessly.

    WAKE UP!

    http://www.humanevents.com/2013/02/14/immigration-a-clarion-call-to-lead/

  • marketcomp

    I say stop with the bs title and start making conservatism the only hope for America! These republicans leaders have got to be the most asinine people I have ever heard or seen. I am so grateful that they weren’t in leadership during the Revolutionary War or the Civil War because it is that same appeasement mentality that Barack Obama used and it is the same one that gave us Barack Obama. These republicans are destroying us!

    • Jazzee

      they don’t need Rove
      they need A PR person who knows HOW to message
      there is plenty for them to talk about..if they would bone up and do it
      in simple terms…………and if they continue to stay silent on the 2nd amendment they are toast
      and they better have a solid immigration policy…….and HOW they plan to do it and the cost…………….I could go on and on
      wake up you wimps in DC…………….

      • marketcomp

        They just need to sell Conservatism, not a moderate version of liberalism.

    • BearNJ

      Actually there is a civil war analogy George McClellan was General in Chief for the Union Army. Early in the war he played a huge role in raising and training the Army of the Potomac. McClellan focused on planning and preparing and was continually outmanuvered by Lee and others on the battlefield. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to fight and refused to engage the enemy. McClellan was popular with his soliders and that was very important to him. It was more important than winning. McClellan backstabbed his leader and CIC Lincoln who gave him his power. After being fired in place of Grant he ran as a Democratic against Lincoln in the election of 1864.

      After Linoln hired a no nonsense fighter is US Grant for the East and put Sherman in charge of the West. These guys fought with a total war mindset and in less than a year and a half the war was over.

      The GOP needs more like Ted Cruz (Grant) who will take the fight to the enemy than McCain or Graham who just want to appease the Washington Press corp and pretend to be “statesmen”. I hope South Carolina finally sends Graham packing.

      • marketcomp

        Thank you for sharing that, BearNJ! That was awesome! Yes, hopefully the people of South Carolina will send Gram packing, with tea party help. I completely share the symbolism about Ted Cruz! What a breath of fresh air.

  • JRD1

    Very nicely done Scoop! Thanks.

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

    Not surprisingly (and this is from Politico also) the RINOs and, of course, the liberal are all freaking out about freshman Ted Cruz stepping up to the plate. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/texas-senator-ted-cruz-87696.html?ml=po_r The fact that they’re upset at him makes me HAPPY! That means he’s doing the right thing.

    We need more like Ted Cruz. GOP doesn’t get it; they keep doing the same thing (becoming more moderate) and expecting different results. That’s the def of insanity! We need someone who can paint a positive picture, but one that’s obtainable. Instead, we have a bunch of squishy politicians that keep caving to the democrats, who just steam roll over them.

    • OneThinDime

      I posted that over on the Open Thread too. Had to laugh that Grahamnesty says Cruz needs to learn to make deals. Well no, Cruz needs to represent everyone and stand the ground of conservative values and vote accordingly.

    • deTocqueville1

      That is a very good sign.

    • ChesterWalton

      We can’t obtain anything until we have majorities and the presidency. That means winning seats in otherwise very blue states and folks like Cruz can win in Texas, but not Massachusetts or New York.

      • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

        We will NEVER win seats in places like MA or NY. Not any by other than RINOs like Scott Brown who turn around and vote with democrats. We need to concentrate on blue states with a more conservative working class. I can remember when Texas was a blue state too! What we need to do is stop holding the conservative states down in the primary elections. We’ll never win the WH when we keep running democrat-lite candidates.

        • MartinAustinTX

          or allowing open primaries where Democrats vote in the Republican primaries.

      • GaltLine

        Real conservatives can win in any color state. All they have to do is live and breathe conservatism and they will obtain any office they aspire to.

      • MartinAustinTX

        We need to elect the most conservative candidate who is electable. To say that Cruz can’t win in Massachusetts or New York is irrelevant. He won in Texas. The problem arises when the more liberal Republicans blame conservatives for losing national elections when the last two who resoundingly lost–McCain and Romney–were NOT conservatives. To some Republicans, the big tent doesn’t include conservatives, who they choose to ridicule and deride more than they do Democrats. Look at Christie. What the hell are we supposed to think when he gave a wet kiss to Obama on eve of the election and criticizes Republicans in the House gratuitously. You’re telling me he is superior as a Republican candidate by virtue of his electability? Count me out.

  • colliemum

    Spot on rightscoop, spot on!

    This is especially to the point: “It’s about TRUTH and it doesn’t have to be draped in doom and gloom. Rather, the truth when communicated properly is inspiring and mobilizing. I know, I’ve heard it. It takes charisma and it takes charm – there’s no doubt.”
    Indeed – and so have all who didn’t spend the last four years in a cave. We know who can do this, she’s shown us again at the SOTU address.

    But as long as the Rovians think they’re the ones who now best, and as long as the GOP congress critters are scared of the ‘mighty Rove’, and avoid Sarah Palin like the devil shuns the cross, then they will lose, and rightly so.

    • Rshill7

      You’ve had an exceptional day too Mum.

      When I’m scrolling, your picture always makes me slam on the brakes.

      Hey, when you talk your neighbor, do you ever think to yourself, “what a cool accent”?

      I know I do when speaking to some of my relatives.

  • 4Hoppes2

    Exactly right TRS, the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.

  • keyesforpres

    Wow! Scoop deleted my comment.

    Why do you defend Rubio’s amnesty?

    Those comments by William T on that article on Human Events is MUST reading for everyone who wants to save this Republic!

    • OneThinDime

      This is a good read too from the Daily Caller. It’s time these guys are called out for what they are doing, it’s a con job! http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/13/rubios-anti-sotu-dissembles-on-amnesty/

    • OneThinDime

      If you reply to me with your link, I will help get out the message.

    • Rshill7

      I deleted one of your comments too…from my e-mail yesterday. I would’ve done it sooner but Disqus has been several hours late with e-mail notifications.

      • keyesforpres

        I’m not talking about it being deleted in your email. My comment was deleted here because I mention Rubio.

        • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

          Please stop making accusations. I explained to you why it was deleted.

      • keyesforpres

        I’m not talking about it being deleted in your email. My comment was deleted here because I mention Rubio.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

      Before you start with the accusations, please read the comment policy – especially #5.

    • sDee

      Well, I’d like to read it – can you post it on the open thread keyes?

    • sDee

      NM keyes. I found it.

      I actually did not find so far off this topic. It is an example of a chance to take an issue away from the statists by sweetening the truth.

      “We must stop incentivizing illegal immigration and focus on re-incentivizing the legal immigration which made America great”

      “We have failed to follow the law of the land and in doing so we place the lives of many innocents at risk, and tear apart families”

      “There should be no doubt remaining that Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Amnesty program was an absolute falure.” We cannot repeat it.

      “The 1965 Immigration Act is failed experiment that has weakened America rather than strengthen it. We must repeal it and return to the need based immigration that made America the strongest, freest nation in the world”

      (Cut to a shot of the American Flag waving in a sunrise, and the Statue of Liberty)

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada
      • keyesforpres

        What I wanted was for folks to read William T’s comments on that thread. It’s not off topic. It’s about immigration which was mention in this post above.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada
  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Excellently said Scoop, but I say the GOP has already tried to make us irrelevant which is why so many Conservatives have left the GOP building. I’m tired of the same old, ‘what can we do so more people will like us’ routine.

    • 4Hoppes2

      Same here ABC, Truth grounded in morality, reason, logic and common sense seem to be a thing of the past.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        Hopefully enough of us can revive it 4Hoppes.

        It’s good to see you dear friend!

        • 4Hoppes2

          ABC, you are so kind. I am so privileged to be counted among your friends.

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            I call ‘em like I see ‘em- and you’ve been a sweet friend and a great voice along with the others for a long time. :-) I always enjoy seeing you!!

    • suedixon

      they gop cares about the moderate and thinks conservatives will vote for them regardless. i called every member of the gop leadership team this morning and said if the want to be the minority, keep listening to karl fat boy rove and you will be because millions of us out here are tired of the way we as conservatives are being treated and told we have to vote for this candidate because he/she is the only one that can win. They need to talk to Mark Levin or better yet Sarah Palin who has a better return on her contributions than rove the monkey.

  • MarkLeisNjConservative

    Mark Levin keeps saying we should find strong constitutional conservatives and get them to run in 2014.

    New Jersey’s Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg just announced he will not run in 2014 so there is an open seat. Although NJ is typically BLUE, we do have GOP Governor Chris Christie, so 2014, as an open race, presents us with a unique opportunity for a strong conservative to get a head start in the primary and win the general election.

    I am starting a “DRAFT Mike Doherty” campaign. He is currently a state Senator with the highest, by far, Americans For Prosperity conservative legislation score. He has championed a “FAIR Funding” Bill in New Jersey that returns to our state constitution for guidance on what is equitable instead of what the NJ courts have saddled us with. As a Patent Attorney he makes a living out of protecting private property rights.

    Please do not be shy about encouraging him to get in the race. Here is his facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/mikedohertynj

    Here is a very interesting Post regarding Mr. Doherty and the 2012 campaign which he sat out:
    http://rightdirection.com/2011/05/12/mike-doherty-for-u-s-senate/

    • ChesterWalton

      Who should step up in Florida, KY and MA?

    • sjmom

      Tell me more; I’m from another part of New Jersey and not familiar with Mr. Doherty?

  • Rocco11

    I’m beginning to wonder if Soros got to Rove…

  • PhillyCon

    Rule four: dissolve the Republican Party and become Democrats.

  • OLLPOH

    Thank you for wailing it out there for us! Truth and Plain Spoken!

    We still say Mark R. Levin 2016!

    • OneThinDime

      Would that cause the Dems to need a Depends change…

  • sjmom

    Two things Scoop. First, I agree with you that people want the TRUTH but with the cowards in the GOP we haven’t gotten it and have had to find it out other ways. Secondly, this is where you and I disagree; the GOP has already become irrelevant.

    The funny part is depending on Rove for help. They would do better to come on this site and read what you and we have to say. Then they would learn the truth, but they’re afraid of it because they know if we had the chance would be brutally honest. Not what they want but it IS what they need.

    • c4pfan

      I agree. They are already irrelevant due to people like Rove.

  • deTocqueville1

    Thanks for posting this Scoop. These people are brain dead. They are complete valueless idiots and the sooner they are swept from the stage and into the dustbin of history the better.

    • ChesterWalton

      I don’t get it, without a Republican majority in the House, Obama has free reign to enact and spend away? With the right leadership and policies they can be relevant again.

      • GaltLine

        Hate that word relevant. Relevant to whose values? The illegal aliens? The gays and lesbians? The anti-gun crowd? Relevant to whatever the main street media wants to misrepresent? Relevant seems to mean Republicans need to appeal to certain groups of people, causes, and whims. What Republicans need to appeal to is the 100%, to what all Americans should value and desire. All Americans should want liberty. All Americans should want the right to obtain and protect property, whether it be land, a house, intellectual property, or an inheritance. To appease groups of people in the nation is to betray the Revolution my great great great great grand parents fought for and secured for our nation.

        • ChesterWalton

          I don’t know why you have to bring illegal aliens into this thread and you use the word “should” like libs do.

          • GaltLine

            I used the term illegal aliens because I detest politically correct language. I mentioned illegal aliens because they are one of the groups Rinos want to appear cool about. I intended to use the word “should” to acknowledge conservatives have a really difficult task ahead to undo the damaging teachings of the liberal media and universities.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Rove’s folks don’t win elections at a rate high enough to replace departing Republican members, let alone increase the numbers of elected Republicans.

        We need to primary anyone “consulting” with this loser.

  • Nukeman60

    ‘Republicans are meeting behind closed doors, some with Rove, to discuss what can make our messaging better.’

    I’ll give them a hint on what will work. Lock the doors, bolt the windows, and throw away the keys. It’s a start.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      YAY!!

  • Amjean

    The ones that care about this country do care about being told the truth.
    I would suspect that most of us are suspicious of anything that looks
    “cool”. We want a balanced budget and adherence to the constitution and
    conservative principles. What is so difficult about that?

    The reason the messaging is poor isn’t because they are bad at messaging;
    it is because the rinos who are in step with the lefties are always trying
    to hide the truth.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Well said!

  • sDee

    Great TRS! So simple and I am with you an #1 and #3.

    #2 is an example of what I’d call counter-propaganda – based on the truth but a simple emotional appeal – use propaganda techniques to counter propaganda. “So, are you against lower energy costs for folks?” Two things we fight however :

    – The elephants must find a way around the media to get the truth out through counter propaganda. The state media will never carry it and immediately discredit it. And yes especially Fox – that is preaching to the choir and any sound byte or video recorded on FOX is the kiss of death outside the Fox audience.

    – No one wants the truth. The American mind is so deeply steeped in feel-good sound-byte propaganda, that it is an addiction. We cannot convince them they have been fooled.

    Pamela Geller’s “Defeat Jihad” and “#MyJihad campaigns are successful examples in a media that has singled her out to destroy along with her message of the truth.

    http://stuartedwards001.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/552588_327520747346555_1622066675_n.jpg

    http://blackquillandink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/dorothy.jpg

    http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2013/02/13/23-of-america-is-illiterate/

    http://stuartedwards001.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/menzies-house.jpg

    http://media.hotair.com/greenroom/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/sequester-savage.png

    http://stuartedwards001.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/2ennhol.png

  • c4pfan

    I’m beginning to hate the GOP as much as the DNC.

  • maynardb50

    I am beginning to wish Gore had been elected in 2000, and the pain will have ended by 2004, and Obama would never have been on anyone’s radar. Oh, just sad what this country of ours has become I guess.

    • sDee

      You presume Bush did anything substantially different than Gore would have done.

      Since Bush1 moved into the Gipper’s office, we have been on fairly stable trajectory to bigger and more global government, and the financial crises need to push us past the point of no return.

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …lets cut the BS,RS

    Senator TED CRUZ from the great State of TEXAS for ,

    PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ,2016 .” (period)

    • marketcomp

      I am with you LIBERTYUSA! I wonder if we can clone Sen. Cruz?

  • Bruce Livingston

    Are you sure? Because I’m pretty sure people DO in fact want cool…Obama is case in point, he is enormously popular DESPITE his policies. Not saying it’s a good thing, but I think the people have spoken, unfortunately.

    • GaltLine

      Perhaps people settle for cool when substance is lacking.

      • actionsspeaklouder

        Unfortunately, to those people, “cool” DOES mean substance.

    • PhillyCon

      Don’t forget, Obama has all of the propaganda in this country on his side. So, that’s a huge factor.

  • 57thunderbird

    Thanks Scoop.I could not agree more with your final analysis!Very good post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.lawson.79 Karen Lawson

    Great article!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3QELJZFKFUZWXFUBAIPYO4M3A Rocco

    right on … right on

  • trouble06

    Is it so hard for the GOP leadership to see IF we wanted Democrat lite WE’D vote for Democrats?

  • lambfound

    Speak in the bold, calm, truthful manner of Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson. Republicans want everyone to be rich, Democrats need everyone to be poor. It’s as simple as that. And when Democrats and the President lie, come out immediately and call them out on the lie. Democrats fight like junk yard dogs and Republicans are tea cup poodles. You didn’t see Dr. Carson shy away from the truth, and he was feet away from the President. The old bulls like Boehner, Cantor, Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham, McCain – they all have to disappear so we can showcase Cruz, Tim Scott, Allen West, Ben Carson, Artur Davis, Rubio. These men are godly, conservative men who are evidence of the American Dream, and they are not afraid to express the meaning of God in their lives. When is the last time you heard any of the old Republicans talk about their faith. And the President? Never. We have an excellent bench of godly, conservative men that can bring back the Reagan America. The door is closing on the Rino’s, and they know it.

    • BearNJ

      I agree. I think a lot of us hear guys like Levin on talk radio and remember Reagan and want the GOP to represent conservative principles. The current leadership does not. When a threat like Palin, Cruz and Rubio emerge they demonize then or marginalize them. According to the left they’re either “dumb, extremist or not ready”. Its why they focused on Rubio water bottle instead of what he said. I refuse to give up the Republican party to Rove. Rove and the Bushes have damaged the conservative brand. First by being big government Statist and the second by refusing to fight back. Its Rove who said it wasn’t “Presidential” for the GOP to defend itself. In this age of Social media the last decade saw Bush and Conservatives accused of being every vile name in the book but never firing back. In the GOP primaries the Rove and GOP consultant class love to attack conservatives but went mush against Obama. It was because he was “popular”. These GOP consultant idiots can’t understand if you linked Obama and the Dems to THEIR POLICIES that they would have been blamed. Instead the moron class left the voting booth still blaming Bush according to exit polls. The Conservatives know how to win. We need the Rinos to get out of the way.

    • BearNJ

      I agree. I think a lot of us hear guys like Levin on talk radio and remember Reagan and want the GOP to represent conservative principles. The current leadership does not. When a threat like Palin, Cruz and Rubio emerge they demonize then or marginalize them. According to the left they’re either “dumb, extremist or not ready”. Its why they focused on Rubio water bottle instead of what he said. I refuse to give up the Republican party to Rove. Rove and the Bushes have damaged the conservative brand. First by being big government Statist and the second by refusing to fight back. Its Rove who said it wasn’t “Presidential” for the GOP to defend itself. In this age of Social media the last decade saw Bush and Conservatives accused of being every vile name in the book but never firing back. In the GOP primaries the Rove and GOP consultant class love to attack conservatives but went mush against Obama. It was because he was “popular”. These GOP consultant idiots can’t understand if you linked Obama and the Dems to THEIR POLICIES that they would have been blamed. Instead the moron class left the voting booth still blaming Bush according to exit polls. The Conservatives know how to win. We need the Rinos to get out of the way.

  • MartinAustinTX

    Exactly right. The problem with Republicans is their actions don’t match their words. We vote for them when they promise to reduce the size of government, taxes and regulations. When they get in office, we hear nothing but excuses about why their promises never come to fruition. Instead of fighting for us, they seem more interested in positioning themselves for their next election, which inexplicably leads them to “moderate” their positions. No wonder we give up on them.

  • gacresred

    This is why there is no hope for the old GOP. They need to abandon tired old blowhards like Karl Rove get behind conservative new leaders like Ted Cruz who can articulate conservative values and tell the truth about why we are where we are and what we can do about it.

  • Conniption Fitz

    Since Clinton, ‘spin’ has been passed off as truth. It’s far from truth…it’s not even truthiness…it’s just evasion, rationalization, making excuses, giving a pleasant sound bite to substitute from admitting wrong or failure, just hoping people won’t know the difference or just be too busy to care.

    It works for slippery eel Democrats. But not for Republicans.

    Nixon left office for far less than Clinton or Obama have done.

    (Most) Republicans seem to have a sense of right and wrong, but not Democrats.

  • sacha

    The Rightscoop is right! If these republican dolts believe Rove or buy into any of these ideas they will never be believed, and will be left in the dust. Wake-up Boehner & the rest of the republican Leadership TELL THE TRUTH AND FIGHT LIKE A GIRL! DON’T LISTEN TO ROVE HE TOLD BUSH TO STAY SILENT AND NOT FIGHT BACK. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN 2006 AND 2008. ROVE AND HIS ILK ARE ESTABLISHMENT LOSERS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ttechsan @ttechsan

    YES! Tell the TRUTH with Conviction educationing electoric why other WON’T WORK LONG TERM! And other ways History PROVES OTHER WAY DOESN’T EVER WORK & WHY IT CAN’T!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FZDFDFBXR23IT3WDKQRXEFFPJE Weeping for America

    “No, we need people with conviction so that when they utter the truth it resonates with people. That’s one of the reasons Obama is so popular because he sounds like he makes sense. He lies with such conviction people believe he’s telling them the truth.”

    Um, remember the debates? Anyone? He came off as the disassociative, arrogant, lying, unqualified loser he is and he STILL won. You’re fighting a losing battle, and the libs are laughing at you. And we’re laughing at them, because you’re all an old man’s debating society. Google decided who was going to be president. There will never be another free election in the US without massive rule change. In other words, there will never be another free election. Get used to it.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      No.

  • repubboy

    Yes sir the truth will set you free.. amazing how the lies build into a mountain of lies.. We want our power to be derived from the truth.. not the lies that the liberals stand on !
    Our party and our way of lives must stand on the truth period. NO MORE LIES !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phillip-Waller/100000028132731 Phillip Waller

    Bravo! Bout time someone said it like it is. Don’t know if The Republican Party is the vehicle. I have voted in every Presidential election since I was 18. I vowed, after this last one,..to escape the “Matrix.” I’ll work as local as possible, and leave the National stuff alone.

  • http://twitter.com/sundesy Sun Desy

    These Rino’s have learning disability. Don’t they.

  • c4pfan

    Cool that Mark Levin posted this to facebook! :)

  • http://twitter.com/ember_george Ember George

    I don’t like having sunshine blown up my skirt. It makes you out of breath and me gassy. Just give me the bald facts and let me decide how to feel. If I ever get the feeling that you are being dodgy, I’m going to have some real issues with anything else you ever tell me.

    See, I don’t expect much in a candidate. I think I’m the typical voter. Why is it so hard to give me the guy or gal I need?

  • bobemakk

    I agree, true patriotic conservatism, no RINO’s.

  • Jim Denney

    Your final point is an excellent one. “The sleepers out there are going to wake up at some point….”
    More like jolted awake screaming during their eviction, but awake nonetheless.

  • suedixon

    now we learn that the ballina mayor of chicago rahm don’t let a crisis go to waste immanuel is thinking of running for pres in 2016. if he does, he will be the butt of ballerina jokes.

  • http://twitter.com/WaiGuoGuizi 学中文的美国男人

    You can’t communicate the “truth” and have people who hear it think it’s the truth if you do a bad job communicating it. That’s the whole point. The Republicans have been talking about the huge deficits caused by Democrat spending policies for years and no one wants to hear it. Why? The article says it’s because people don’t want to hear doom and gloom all the time. People want to believe Social Security and Medicaid will always be there for them (the 47% and all). If the GOP just talks about bad things and the Democrats say, “No, everything’s all right and we will make it even better for you,” people vote for the Democrats to keep things good with benefit spending. There are 2 sides to every message: Things will be bad if you do the wrong thing, and things will be good if you do the right thing. How will things be good–and how will people who think they need entitlement spending be able to get by without it–if the GOP is elected? Spread that message.

    If you just say, “I’m telling the truth. Listen to me. It’s the truth,” and say whatever you think is the truth just because it’s the truth, why would anyone listen to you? They would need to be convinced of why it was the truth.

    Of course the GOP needs to be “cooler.” Obama just got elected largely because he is viewed as “cool.” On the front page, I have recently been seeing a lot of articles about how liberals control the culture (There is one featured now, and there are also a lot of promoted Bill Whittle videos on the topic.), and now I’m seeing this article decrying Republicans for wanting to be “cool.” The first argument was right: Republicans do need to make their message sell better in the culture (i.e. being “cool”), which is why conservatives always attack Hollywood liberals, Sesame Street liberals (the Muppets attacked Fox News, and Eric Bolling attacked them, and Ben Shapiro also mentioned them in his book), late night talk show liberals, and other entertainment industry liberals.

  • blueniner

    Now that Rove and Cantor and the RINO GOP are planning their stealth deeds to cut of the real Conservatives and Reaganites, they need to be watched like hawks!

  • 1endtimes2020

    Dr Jeremiah.org which is Dr. David Jeremiah’s ‘Turning Point’ was excellent tonight, Sunday, February 17th. He quotes King Solomon from Ecclesiastes Chapter 5, various verses, and you will think the words are being said today, about governments. It’s uncanny, really. It just goes to show, people don’t change, inside, over thousands of years.
    He said a few things that made people laugh, and it was altogeher a very good program to watch.
    If you have time, please watch it. You can also Google ‘Dr Jeremiah’ and see how to get the audio immediately as well.

  • Shawn_FL

    I gotta hand it to you Scoop, I am impressed that you’ve stayed with the Republicans through the past several years (…either and WE will become irrelevant). I gave up on them around 2007 when McLame was pimping hard for amnesty and the party was all lining up behind him. That was my issue then and now. If the Rs can’t see that open borders are the end of America as founded, why would I support them? Go along to get along if you must, but I’ll watch from outside the arena.

  • redford1974

    Sorry..it’s all about ‘cool’ Obama changed politics forever

    Ashley Judd is leading in KY among women..what does that say

    A radical left wing loon with zero experience has a chance of winning a US Senate seat..’Judd is cool’

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Saunders/625609876 Sarah Saunders

    These things that the common person does not understand should be linked together in the package form that is mentioned. But they should be explained in a relative way that the people can relate to.
    “We are opposed to this, this and that – Because……………………………….
    Link the things together – like a story problem.

    Watch this- Link together Bengazi, Drones, Gun Control and the Marines bolts being removed with no gov’t explaination.

    Bengazi – Obama was supposed to protect US citizens and he didn’t. He was awol and uninvolved and irresponsible.
    Drones – Obama wants us to trust him to NOT use drones against the US citizens and not to kill innocent people without first proving them guilty.
    Gun control – Obama wants to modify the second ammendment which gives US citizens the rights to defend themselves against a govt. He wants to reduce our rights while he selectively increases his own.
    Bolts – Obama took away the bolts ?WHY? Since this has never been done before – why was it done now? Distrust is the only logical conclusion.

    All these have to do with Force Protection and Rights. And obama’s abuse of them.

    He doesn’t trust Our Military. He knows he is guilty of tyranny and afraid of our military and the people uprising against him
    Obama knows he is wrong deep down, that’s why he is afraid. Trouble is the people need to link it all together and get it too.

    We have to stop looking disconnected in our messages. WE the conservatives get it, but the general public doesn’t. That’s how Hillary got away with her preposterous statement ” What does it matter?” The liberal press keeps saying we are harping on dead, irrellevant,stubborn, can’t fix it issues. That is not the point and we have to slap them down with logic.

    Dr. Ben Carson – the wise man who made dimebar barry look like he swallowed a turd for breakfast. We need his logic. He linked so many things together in that one speech – that’s why he made so much sense.

    Obama’s promotional team and backers are very good. They have made him appear very powerful with divide and conquer and cut throat undermining.
    They say keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. We need to work on exposing the extreme left he is the prop of.
    We can use things like linking together his marxist ideals vs capitalims ideals – Say Yep, here’s another example, and begin linking them for the American public. Instead of the disjointed sound bites we appear to put up.
    We look kind of silly fighting against the smaller subjects that middle people are in the middle on. Abortion, gay marriage etc can be a state issue and get that out of the federal debate.
    We have a country to run. The job of the federal gov’t is to uphold the constitution. It can’t even do that right now. Seems completely absurd to put more unnecessarily on it’s plate.
    Let’s work on putting the whole picture together and presenting it.
    Let’s help create the picture Dr. Ben Carson reintroduced to us – LOGIC.

    Thanks for reading this,
    Sarah

    P.S. (Obama was also pretty much useless and uninvolved with the killing of Bin Laden too. Remember the pictures – he had to be dragged off the golf course while everyone else was in the situation room. )

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Saunders/625609876 Sarah Saunders

    We need to keep linking the context to the big picture. We can’t keep sounding like a movie with no plot. Maybe that’s why obama seems to be winning – he has so many hollywood producers on his side.