I’ve posted a couple RedState articles recently, and I’ve had a couple friends say, “RedState has statist tendencies”. Um…ok, I love me some RedState, and if I’ve posted an article here, I really love the article and think it makes a lot of sense. So…onward
(RedState) As has been addressed in detail by many of the editors here at RedState the usual suspects have gleefully sounded the call for a purge of social conservatism, as they always do, as a political, cultural and structural solution for all that ills the GOP. Those rushing to the media to make these pronouncements are acting like frightened children lost in the woods, an unsurprising development considering the immaturity of thought found in the consultant class.
This isn’t to say that the GOP is doing all that much right, in fact I am drawing a blank attempting to think of something for which to give them praise this cycle.
I don’t believe our answers lie in the GOP any more. As a friend said to me, parties exist to win elections, if they aren’t doing that what is the purpose?
In many states, some of which are key swing states, the parties have been essentially banned from running a coordinated, unified campaign that has the ability to enlist actual grassroots support. At the national level attempts to do so often result in disasters such as Project ORCA.
The problem is not ORCA.The problem is the GOP decided software and land line phone calls, not boots on the ground, was its saving grace.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 12, 2012
Ground force matters folks, people want to look you in the eye. I’ve said this a lot in the past couple weeks, live and learn.