Yes, we as the losing party want to find someone to blame for our loss. It must be that we didn’t reach out to the hyphenated Americans (you know them as, the Hispanics-Americans or the African-Americans.) As the country becomes more diverse, we wonder if we only reached out more to the minorities, then we could have had success.
Do we want more “people of color” voting conservative? We sure do, but how do we reach out? Should we change our views on “affirmative action,” “minority preferences and set-asides?” Do we stop the work requirement for welfare to seem “compassionate?” Do we start to advocate “open borders” and NOT require proper identification to exercise our right to vote? I say not just NO, but Hell NO.
What we as conservatives believe in is an America that works. We believe in the free flow of oil, low taxes, common sense border security, (tall walls but wide gates), fairness in competitive bidding on projects regardless of the company owner’s gender or racial background, a “work requirement for welfare” and allowing only eligible citizens the right to vote. We believe that people should have the right to work hard and prosper without being targeted as the “Evil Rich.”
In our efforts to reach out to non-white voters for their support, let’s not become squishy “Big Tent” moderate Republicans that will say anything to be liked. I for one do not have the stomach for it.
Certainly, Romney was not my first choice. When he wrapped up the nomination, my vote was more of an anti-Obama vote, but as the campaign rolled on, I really supported Romney, knowing he would no doubt, disappoint me as President Romney, but he was at least speaking my conservative views.
This President, who couldn’t run on his dismal record, ran on “Big Bird,” “Rape,” “Contraceptives,” and the unpopular “GM Bailout,” meanwhile scaring his base to the polls. Though Romney was not the most conservative who ran in the primary, he was by far the most conservative in the general.
So, what do we do now?
Let’s attempt to reach out to our friends and neighbors who may have voted “wrong” on Tuesday and continue to convince them in the American WE believe in. As it has been said before, one of the problems with democracy is that you can tax your enemies to pay off your friends (basic Obananomics) and this makes our road all the more difficult. We may have a tough time convincing the takers to become the makers, but we cannot stop trying and we should not try to sound like the liberals to get their votes.
For some, Romney was not Reagan enough, but for many of those people, Reagan wouldn’t get their vote today as even he wouldn’t be Reagan enough. We had a primary, and someone won, and he was much more Reagan than Obama. We don’t always get what we want in a nominee, but I was proud to vote for Mitt.
We had a bad night. Our county lost, our children lost… even New Hampshire chose “die.” There is very little we can do to console ourselves. We must move on. Read your Bible, hug your children, salute a soldier and remember America is still the best country on planet Earth. Keep your head up and pray that the House holds the line and hardens their resolve to resist evil.