Next Steps: A word on what we do now – via #SOTR

I am so bummed.  Last night we were given definitive proof that an enormous swath of our nation exists solely to feed on the government teat.  This is disturbing, but altogether expected in light of the educational system that teaches/indoctrinates our children.

But the future!!!

It took longer than 4 years to get here and as of last night we are playing the long game to fight our way back.  Now.  Prepare to hear your pep talk:

All politics are local.  Run for something.  Don’t tell me you’re tired.  Cut off the cable and take the reigns…  Look at the local issues in Missouri last night.  A tax increase on tobacco sales failed handily while new taxes for the Library, and Special School district passed without any thought to the spending!!  So counteract that by running for local office.  Stop whining and put your time where your mouth is.  Be the muscle that powers the ax.  If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT.  You must.

These taxing authorities should have been made to justify their spending before they were given more of our tax dollars.  But who among us thought to ask about that?  Apparently no one: all that we needed to hear was that it was for the kids.  Let’s change that mindset by educating our friends and neighbors about the importance of justifying new spending.  These are small things but they are where the battle is ultimately won.

To the Liberals: I’m under your skin.  My email proves that.  You are so all over the place, wasting your time attacking me.  You cannot stand that I refuse to be defined by my reproductive organs!  I have groups of Liberals on YouTube; sometimes lobbying me, other times vilifying me all with an eye towards dragging me back onto the Liberal Plantation.  Others drop by on Twitter to call me names and demoralize me.  That doesn’t work either, because I feed on your attacks.  So.  Keep it coming.

Just know that it will not work.  I’ll only go harder now.  To my friends: I suggest that you do the same.

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  1. Lloyd emmerich 7 November, 2012 at 09:10 Reply

    I am from Wisconsin . I am so depressed by the results that I don’t know what to do . Everything that God stands for is all but gone . The moral fiber is gone . What can we do.

  2. Shiloh Scott 7 November, 2012 at 09:12 Reply

    Just delete my previous comment….just venting. There are times we cannot run for an office, but I’ll find some other way to get involved. Thanks

    • StacyOnTheRight 7 November, 2012 at 09:55 Reply

      Running for office is just one way. There are other things that you can do. Get out there in a way that fits your gifts and talents. I’m encouraging activism. God Bless You.

  3. Walt K 7 November, 2012 at 16:08 Reply

    I found the first paragraph of this post both profoundly wrong and deeply disturbing.

    Conservatives did not lose the election because people were too uneducated to vote for them. And there is not an enormous swath of our nation which exists solely to feed on the government teat. In fact, if people voted purely on their own economic interests I think Republicans would have won in a landslide.

    The first step in recovering from this loss is figuring out what we did wrong and then devising a plan to make it right. Insulting those people who didn’t vote for us does not accomplish either.

    • StacyOnTheRight 7 November, 2012 at 16:12 Reply

      Oh good! Thanks for stopping by and adding exactly…

      Nothing. You can write posts about what you think went wrong, promote them and if they get enough traffic perhaps I’ll see one, remember to visit your blog, read the post and comment. Or you can tell us here:

      What went wrong Walt? I noticed that you didn’t post that…

  4. Walt K 7 November, 2012 at 17:38 Reply

    What do I think went wrong?

    There’s lots you could point to. (Eg. exit polls showed that Obamacare remains deeply unpopular, so maybe nominating some one who enacted a similar bill himself wasn’t the best idea).

    But, to me, the biggest issue is that most Republicans talk about a smaller, more limited government but don’t seem truly interested in providing it. Spending went up hugely under the Republicans in congress and President Bush — a massive new and completely unfunded entitlement in the form of Medicare Part D, to give one example — and so the public is today understandably averse to blindly trusting that they’ve changed from that.

    Mr Romney never countered this notion by saying what specifically his plan was. He just kept saying “I’m a businessman. I’ll cut the size of government. Trust me, trust me, trust me.” Myself, I’m inclined towards the man’s views and I didn’t trust him. So why would you expect a swing voter to?

    Think of it this way: The closest thing we had to a specific budget proposal from an establishment Republican was Paul Ryan’s and it doesn’t even theoretically bring spending into balance until the year 2040! I’m sorry, but that’s not remotely impressive. And it certainly isn’t conservative.

    In my view, what we need next election is a truly conservative (and hopefully more libertarian-leaning) candidate with a handful of grand proposals and an ability to articulate how *everyone* in the country would be better off with those proposals enacted. In the past, Americans have been smart enough to flock to that sort of positive message (see Reagan) and, I promise you, they are smart enough today.

    Here’s what we don’t need next election: candidates and a conservative chattering class who see the public as nothing but a bunch of indoctrinated government teat suckers. What good can possibly come from that?

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