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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Time for Republicans to Wake Up.

Time for Republicans to Wake Up.

Republican’s don’t even have a candidate yet, and Obama has raised 141 million and is staffing and holding events at a local level in most states and already has HQ all over the battle ground states that are getting volunteers signed up and organized, one on one. They don’t call Obama the “Community Organizer in Chief” for nothing. Remember 2008?
What’s that old saying? “If you don’t study History you are bound to repeat it” or something like that – well you get the picture. While Tea Partiers and Republican establishment types are battling over who controls the Republican piece of the pie, Obama and his minions are trying to with boots on the ground increase their piece of the pie and diminish ours. Even with all the ammunition Obama has given us about his socialistic plans and freedom wrecking regulations including all the debt he is piling up and even with Obamacare, well another old saying comes to mind.

“ Conservatives always win the arguments but lose the election.” For whatever reason and believe me I’ve heard them all Republicans talk a good game but fail miserably at getting out in the Neighborhoods and actually campaigning and doing all the grunt work. Republicans are terrible at illustrating there narrative with deeds. It’s like writing a text of small print and large sentences without any pictures. We seem to think we are above it all. I know for a lot of Republicans there just doesn’t seem to be enough time what with work and all, but beware of that idea.

Make some time if you value your freedom.

We are good at talking about and arguing over how important it is to get boots on the ground, but yet we can’t seem to squeeze out 2 hours a month to knock on a few doors or attend some local fundraisers, volunteer for a candidate’s parade etc.
This is starting to change as the Obama administration is starting to scare us at a gut level. We are starting to feel our Freedom is really starting to be taken away. This is all well and good, but Christ Himself even admits that we will be judged by our actions not our BS. Is this enough? Compare what we do, to the article above and the Obama Machine gearing up and REMEMBER 2008.

Along those same lines how about “we will reap what we sow”? Well Republicans haven’t been sowing much so don’t be surprised or mad with others if the garden is taken over by weeds.

It's your garden too.

Living in Oceana County we are tempted to think that our efforts won’t change things but that is WRONG. DEAD WRONG.

Think of elections and movements as the accumulation of little ripples in the water. Think of the 2010 election Tsunami for the Republicans as starting in that desolate area 12 miles from Shelby, New Era, Hesperia, and Hart –that’s where I live. Pick any spot desolate or in the precinct of a major city. It all starts when someone gets upset enough to decide to vote that year.

That person then starts to pay attention to the news, starts to question things, starts to talk to neighbors and friends and family. As other ripples pop up the ripples become small waves and well you get the picture. All of a sudden people in the news are talking about this great big tsunami thing that happened and scratching their heads in wonder as to how it happened. Well your vote and your actions this time could be the ripple that washes Obama and the Radical Left out to Sea.

It all started as a ripple on the water. Let me repeat -- that little thing caused the Big Thing. That Big Thing wouldn’t have happened without the little ripples.
That is what the Democrats have known forever. The Tea Parties picked it up from them, and are expanding upon it. The name of this blog is called “Bottom Up Politics” and the name stands for that principle. If we get township, village and city governments all peopled with conservative leaders, where I ask do you think the state leaders come from??? Where National Leaders??? Get the picture?

Volunteer; get into local government and local parties. Join groups you always wondered about. Attend a meeting; volunteer to help a candidate, or a party. Get to know your neighbors, don’t BS. Know your stuff, research what you talk about. How many stupid people do you look forward to spending time with? ? ? ? Well don’t be one of them.

Above all have fun, and enjoy what you are doing. Be smart, always question your ideas. People will listen.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be a Conservative.

Stay tuned as I will start posting local happenings on this site at least twice a week. I will also try to interview or let people know about new local business’ setting up, along of course with the local political poop.

I will also start to list on the side bar candidates who want to be listed so you can contact them to volunteer. Also if anyone wants I’ll list events for whatever causes.

I state upfront here that I will only push what I deem worthy and I also state that this site is blatantly Conservative in nature.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Wisper of Truth

A Whisper of Truth. Can you Hear it?

Big news and Deep thoughts.

Rick Santorum made news and upset the Republican "Machine’s" push for an “inevitable” Romney Victory by winning both the Mississippi and Alabama primaries. Perhaps more harmful to Gov. Romney was that Newt Gingrich also beat him leaving Romney in 3rd place in both places.


My deep thoughts about Santorum and Romney are threefold.

First, 2/3rds of the vote was against Romney as it has been all along. While Romney claims now that he did better than expected in these two evangelical conservative Southern States; you have to wonder why the Romney camp et al threw so much money into the losing effort. Why did they, near the end enthusiastically outspend Santorum by many multiples? Just as they have continually done in the race to date. Just from a financially conservative viewpoint, Mr. Romney seems to be acting very liberal. From a pragmatic point of view, why spend such a fortune and remain continually stuck at 30% of the base? If he is that free with his own money, what about the People’s Money if elected? Another Governor, Sarah Palin said many times what an awesome responsibility it was to have to spend other people’s money when she was the CEO of Alaska. Did you just hear a soft “whisper”? Somehow I don’t think Gov. Romney would lose sleep over wasting a little of our money here and there – or a lot for that matter.

Second, last night I watched the Palin movie “Undefeated” and was moved by how she related to the people because she really was one of those people and how she was able to fight the "Machine". With Romney I get the feeling that he is buying into the "Machine" with every dollar he spends. I think he is getting the very best advice from the highest paid political consultants on how to relate to the common people. Again that "Wisper".
Also I’m half way through reading Andrew Breitbart’s Book “Righteous Indignation” and ironically in the Palin movie there were a few clips of Breitbart explaining why Sarah Palin is such a phenom and why the left is deathly afraid of her. Tying together the book and the movie, that “Whisper” becomes louder and more specific.

Thirdly, I trust Rick Santorum and I don’t trust Mitt Romney. I’m a recovering alcoholic of the last 30 years and I remember something a recovery shrink I was court ordered to see once told me. Even though this lady was an avowed liberal who believed there was no right and wrong(over which we argued on several occasions); she ended up saying that when faced with a choice of things to do, she listened to the feeling she had in her center somewhere between her stomach and heart. I knew even then she was just another hypocritical liberal saying “do as I say not as I do”. I also even then felt that “Whisper” I was getting was about what is the truth and what is not. It was about that gut feeling of what was true or false – right or wrong. It is that “Whisper of Truth” that I get with Santorum, unlike the silence I get from Romney that keeps me at arm’s length from him and has put me into the Santorum camp. Ironically even though the shrink’s advice was hypocritical, I’ve found it true and more than useful especially in politics.

The fact however is that to fight not only the Republican "Machine" but the Left’s entrenchment in the pop culture we have to learn how to turn that “Whisper” into a roar to even compete in the Culture War.

Andrew Breitbart was a champion of this. His gift was his ability to expose the Left’s BS from within. Leave it enough to say that he was at times one of only a very few who were able to take that “Whisper of Truth” and throw it right back into the face of the Liberal Elites whether Democrat or Republican with a volume well above a “Whisper”.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

PS If you think Romney has nothing to do with "machine" politics consider that in Mississippi, he won the urban areas and Santorum won the rural areas. If you look at the other races such as the one in my home state of Michigan; the same rings true. In fact Mitt Romney wins in all the places that Obama and the Left wins. For example he won Somoa and Hawaii. The reason is that it is in these areas in which you get the biggest “Paid Consultant” bang for the buck. Here is where the “Machine” is always centered. The more condensed the population the easier and less costly it is for example to knock on doors.

If as Romney fans say this only points to his ability to capture the independent and more moderate (read Progressive Liberal) voter. I point you to the following article which breaks down the Mississippi election.
It soon becomes evident in the article that in these urban Party "Machine" settings, the Romney brand can’t even get out the very vote that he claims is his power. This begs the question; if he can’t get out his Vaunted Progressive moderate vote in the primary how can he presume that he will get them and the Conservative base fired up enough to turn out in the general election where his one weapon (money) will be small potatoes against the Obama machine.

Remember too that the Unions have said that they will put out $400 million this election cycle for the Democrats.

What Santorum says about Romney seems to have a “Whisper of Truth” to it. He said in effect that if you run the Republican "Machine" choice (Romney) against the Democrat Machine you will get the same results we saw with Dole, McCain, Ford et all.

What also rings true is that we need a candidate who can win even though he will be outspent because he will be able to connect with the People of America because he is one of them.

We are tired of those candidates who are good at playing the game of politics, we need someone who is good at governing, and someone who governs as an honest person would. Someone from whom we hear the "Whisper of Truth".

Regards again. Live Dangerously Be A Conservative