|GOP and Conservatives: Offense, Offense, Offense!|
11) If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside. The winner in politics is almost always whoever is on offense. Liberals understand this in an intuitive way that most conservatives don't. We think because we have this wonderful, honest, logical response to a charge that we're scoring major points -- but, except in rare cases, it's not true. If you're spending all of your time refuting the charges that you're extreme, racist, hate women, and despise the poor -- you're losing. That's because some people will assume where there's smoke, there's fire, and disbelieve you no matter how good your explanation may be. Additionally, if you're busy defending yourself, you can't go after the other side. Defend when you absolutely have to, but make sure most of your time is spent attacking relentlessly attacking.This isn't football, this is war. Heck, even in football it is generally whoever has the football last wins.
Have you noticed the coordinated attacks on conservatives and Republicans? From selective IRS targeting, to politically motivated prosecutions of conservatives, quoting Republicans out of context, focusing on minor issues to draw attention from much larger Democrat scandals, or specious lawsuits targeted against conservative bloggers, I could go on and on. We really do need to get rid of John Boehner and get someone as Speaker who will fight back. Because what is predictable is being on the defensive is how you loose elections. We need to go on the offensive. Now.
Democrats are scared. They know the economy is doing poorly. Democrats also know that the fundamental flaws and systemic problems with Obamacare/Affordable Care Act is only going to get worse. But when Democrats get scared, they attack. Fine. Attack back. This is way more important than Republicans winning over Democrats, this is about saving the country. John Hawkins is correct: "The winner in politics is almost always whoever is on offense."
TOM: The attack on Huckabee
Instapundit: The attack on D'Souza and Mark Steyn lawsuit status
AoSHQ: enemies list
Protein Wisdom: This is your America now
Schumer calls for Obama to use IRS as weapon against Tea Party http://t.co/3WfO3Z5fF3 #LiberalFascism #tcot
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