The late Andrew Breitbart inspired this writer to work up a strategy for how the Republican party could win again after McCain lost in 2008. That heartbreaking loss caused this blogger to dig deep into his knowledge of political theory and to heavily research not only the cause of the loss, but what the cure could be. I developed an intense love and interest in political science while in college during the Reagan years and ended up getting a B.A. in it. But the real learning came in the last 8 years of misery endured under a feckless Obama administration while researching and writing about the strategy necessary to take our country back. The theory that came out of that was basically to beat them at their own game. Donald Trump ultimately proved this theory right.
When Sarah Palin hit the scene, she opened the door into the modern Republican party for the conservative, Reagan wing of the party that had been slowly shut out since the nineties by the party establishment. She articulated the true philosophy that going along to get along does not work. Andrew Breitbart, once a liberal insider knew why and how the Democrats kept winning despite the fact that we are a center right county. He opened my eyes to their strategy of brainwashing and personal destruction.
Republicans for years had been playing by an old stale playbook. The strategy of moving to the center and campaigning with civil discourse underpinned by a mistaken assumption that all political players on both sides in the game were driven by good intentions wasn't working. The left was using Saul Alinsky tactics and infiltrating the most powerful institutions in our country to obtain and maintain control while Republicans went home after every election only to come back for the next one to once again scratch their heads wondering why they lost again.
Meanwhile, the media was controlling the thought processes of millions of Americans, and the Republican establishment and their strategists just kept on insisting that we need to moderate in order to win. In other words, give in and become more liberal. That was the wrong answer. The best strategy was right in front of the Republican's eyes. It was already invented... by Democrats.
The first football team to use the forward pass could only keep winning until their opponents realized that they, too, would have to use the forward pass.
Republican strategists have cost us countless elections because they didn't know what they were doing. They thought we had pneumonia, and were treating it with anti-biotics when in fact we had cancer and needed chemotherapy.
The left was winning because they were infiltrating and controlling the media, the pop culture and the academia. The only way to stop them was to beat them at their own game. People might say you can't wrestle with a pig because you both come out dirty. What if the pig has already dragged you into the mud?! They have such a good play book, why waste it by letting them use it against us while we run Steve Schmidt style presidential campaigns? Donald Trump proved me right. It's the strategy, stupid.
The Breitbart website and to some extent Fox News proved that we on the right can also use the media to get our thoughts into the minds of Americans. The only difference between us using the strategy and them using the strategy is we have truth on our side. So why not use it?
By educating the people about how corrupt and biased the media is, our movement did so much to take back our country. We still need to do more work in academia. We are producing more brain dead millennials who come out of institutions of higher indoctrination than ever before. But we'll eventually find a way to get more conservative theory taught in colleges. We are, however, making slow gains in the pop culture. We have Tim Tebow. We have Tom Brady, Chuck Norris and Clint Eastwood. We also have used memes and videos on You Tube and social media to to get our points across while effectively trashing people like Madonna, Beyonce and Jay Z,
But the real killer is that we just elected a pop culture icon as president. Bam. Mic drop!
While some in our own party resisted, we true patriots managed to pull it together and keep it together in amazing fashion. The Israelites had Moses while they wandered the desert shut out of their shining city of Jerusalem until they finally got back it. We didn't have a Moses while we wandered our desert. We had some loud mouthed billionaire that some people thought was a monster. But when the time came to take a battering ram and bust down the door to the shining city on a hill, we needed a monster.
Trump has smashed that door down and now we are all pouring back into the shining city on a hill. We have our country back. Tears of great joy should be shed at this massive accomplishment. I told the never Trumpers just let him do it and everyone would be okay.
Republicans could never win unless we first took the party back. Take the party back then take the country back. What did Trump do? He took the party back for us first and finished the job by taking the country back for us. Strategy well executed.
We who embraced Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the anti-establishment movement can pat ourselves on the back because we knew that regardless of what people would think of our leader, this was our only way back in. Ultimately, Donald Trump took on the media for us. Like Mike Pence said, sometimes it felt like the contest was two on one. Trump also took on the establishment of both parties for us, and he proved you didn't need instruments or entertainers to pack large venues. Isn't this what we have been trying to do all along for the last eight years?
So the theory worked. We beat the media. Despite their unwillingness to cover Wikileaks, the Clinton sex scandals, the emails, the Clinton foundation and Benghazi, Trump broke through that wall like the kool aid guy and everyone knew about all of that despite the mass media's attempts to tell us there's nothing to see there. Step one to taking back the city, get people to know the media lies.
We beat the pop culture. Jay Z, Beyonce, Bruce and Miley couldn't put it back together again.
We beat the go along to get along concept. While the Republican establishment was wetting themselves over Trump's straight forward style that they thought would turn off moderates and minorities, regular folks weren't looking at what ideology or color they were. They were looking at making sure our country didn't go down the tubes. And boy, were we close to losing this great Republic. I mean, we were really really close.
The Reagan theory of no pale pastels was also proven right once again. Articulate the philosophy proudly. Conservatism is and will always be the best political philosophy to follow while running our nation. We are not racists or bigots. We are Americans.
Conservative ideas won. Immigration, tax reform, the second amendment, the protection of the unborn and repealing Obamacare were the staple of Trump's message. We retained both houses of Congress and will be able to appoint good justices to the Supreme Court. Mealy mouthed moderates who were saying Trump couldn't beat her but Romney could can sit down now. We can be thankful that our message and our beliefs based in the God given natural laws of truth will ultimately win out.
We beat the go along to get alongs. Yeah, Trump was sometimes brash and harsher than many would have liked him to be. But for decades liberal surrogates have been worse. We used the same strategy, only it made people nervous because our front man was using it. Even liberals never had their front man do the dirty work. So, for those Republicans who think we need to be more moderate or change our beliefs so we can tell people what the establishment thinks they want to hear, take this election as proof positive that way doesn't work. It didn't when Reagan won, and it didn't when Trump won.
There was no other way to do this.
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