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The Next Steps
My View of The World ^ | 11/11/12 | James P. Willis

Posted on 11/11/2012 7:11:13 PM PST by possum john

Well, the voters have spoken. Unfortunately, most of them said something very, very stupid. Despite the best efforts of many freedom loving Americans, Barack Obama will fail to lead this nation for another four years and Joe Biden will provide us all with incentive to pray for the President’s good health. While you’re at it, you might ask the Lord to enlighten him and set him on the right path. Don’t forget it was a talking ass that He used to get Balaam’s attention; perhaps he could do the same for Obama.

Following the election we have been subjected to an amazing number of theories as to why Romney failed to win, but what it boils down to is that a whole lot of people made an exceedingly poor decision while standing in a voting booth. Obviously those of us on the right need to take steps to prevent that from happening again, but there is not going to be a single magic bullet to make things right.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2014; obama; romney; teaparty
Folks, all is not lost. We can still save what is left of America, but it won't be easy.
1 posted on 11/11/2012 7:11:22 PM PST by possum john
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To: possum john

This post is written in anger and frustration.

Angry that we continue to follow the Republican Party’s elite ignorance. A party that continues to pull defeat from the jaws of victory characterized by pompous fools who fulfill the sterotype built by the left.

Frustrated that the reality of politics is this: There will be no third party capable of competing with the coalition constructed by the dems. As a result, true conservatives MUST take steps to irradicate the ignorance of the Republican Party while still adhering to the core values of our forefathers (beliefs that I discovered are considered extreme by over half of my countrymen on Tuesday night, BTW).

I have no solve for exactly how to accomplish this. Only advice based on a long military career in several foreign lands for how to defeat the dems once this is accomplished.

This thought process is based on the concept of irregular warfare with twists thrown in here and there for good measure.

With that, I provide the following advice for the good of the order.

LEADERSHIP: The old crew has proven either incompotent or outdated. McConnell and Boerner must go. They represent a failed plan to defend and resist without clearly explaining their position. They are content with looking like the bad guys and face public scorn when they don’t realize how important it is to manipulate a clearly left leaning MSM. They represent the failure of the last four years to our own and obstructionists to the opposition. We’ve got to show a new face to the nation. That is the genesis of rebuilding this movement. Ryan or Cantor in the House, Rubio or Demint in the Senate.

We also need a standard bearer and I see no one on the horizon with as much rockstar potential and substance as Rubio. These next four years must put him on the center stage with a unified and consolidated message. It also needs to protect him from the attacks from the left that are guaranteed to come.

Everything the Obamites used to deny, deflect, and difuse will be used againstt hem....including the race card. THAT is what will make Rubio a teflon candidate.

These men represent a change in a party that has been beaten soundly in the last two elections by a charlatan and his traveling circus. A fresh choice in leadership represents change you can TRULY beleive in from every angle. It marks a clear start from inside and outside when we actually started taking this enemy seriously.

GROUND GAME: It is IMPERATIVE to develop and foster an intricate ground game. It requires a MICRO-ANALYSIS of every county, every city, and every early and absentee ballot by demographic to find how how, why, and with what method they voted. The dems have built quite the coalition but it’s a house of cards; it’s a fractured coalition of single issue voters held together by a media-invested hollyweird worshipping demagogue. They can be piecemealed away bitby bit without sacrficing principle.

Give it to the dems on their “community organizing” machine. We don’t need to reinvent that model. We MUST develop our own. One that will INSTILL our principles in a language tailored to the audience. They’ve tailored theirs on the community organizer, we can create ours around the military special operator. This the winning of hearts and minds in our own third world backyard dem strongholds.

This isn’t as difficult as it sounds. It requires a patient and immediate effort that starts with the post election analysis looking not for what we WANT to find, but for the GROUND TRUTH. GROUND TRUTH is REAL INTELLIGENCE not Rovian number-crunching wishful thinking.

It will require an insurgent effort at the ground level. An infiltration into dem areas that we identify are weak or vulnerable to start cutting in to the blue.

The COIN (insurgeny/counterinsurgency)effort would include the identification of these areas, the inflitration of the areas through churches and charitable organizations AND PARTICULARLY THROUGH EDUCATION.

There ARE like thinkers in these communities. How do we find them? Ask Jesse L. Peterson. Ask JC Watts and Herman Cain. They KNOW how to splinter these vulnerable areas off the blue.

The hispanic issue is RIPE for moving into the red. Catholic, family oriented cultures who beleive in being left alone and naturally distrust the government. And they voted Obama? This is the epitome of the single issue voter. the RNC needs to go toe to toe, issue to issue with “the Race” and counter it in that community, in that language, at THAT LEVEL.

Think it can’t be done? SOF has been doing it since the end of World War II. It CAN be done.

WE must get deep into the education system to promote the ideals and values of conservatism that should be selling themselves. I’m not talking about traditional public schools and universities. They are ROTTED with liberals. They also aren’tthe keys to education in the 21st century.

I’m talking about the new way to educate - the online universities, the trade schools and nightschools. Corporate allies need to invest and educate with the ideals of economic and fiscal conservatism.

The RNC needs to lead and develop this effort. A novice like me can see that there is a disconnect between the voting habits of catholic-dominated hispanics and pockets of baptist blacks and their actual stated values. That disconnect can be exploited if it is done slowly, deliberately, and effectively.

INFORMATION WARFARE: We are ATROCIOUS AT THIS. Dems get a simple message out early and often. They poison the well and we are left to change minds rather than get the initial impression right from jump. We constantly play defense and think we are sooooo clever when dems (as they ALWAYS do) do something stupid or illegal and shocked when the media all but ignores it. We must take the offensive in getting up in every Candy Crowley, every George Stepenopolis’ face and call them what they are: democratic hacks posing as the “objective media”

We ABSOLUTELY MUST be proactive. We must attack at EVERY OPPORTUNITY then add each fail of the dems to a trend and theme. These themes must be simple, tailored, and repetitively broadcast to each target demographic.

We must look out beyond the 5 and 10 meter targets. We’ve got to effectively interpret what the dem message is on the horizon and confront it at all levels - from the national MSM level filtering directly down to the target group level. Even I can see what the talking points of the upcoming week are by watching the Sunday talking head programs. Defense is unacceptable. we can’t pretent that the most outrageous comment won’t gain traction then act surprised when weeks later, that theme picks up steam. Attack, attack, attack.

Alinsky tactics must be turned against their masters. There is GREAT power in ridicule and scorn. They make it too easy to use. It needs to be culturally tailored and consistent. Dennis Miller needs his own show on FNC AND a late night show on Fox. Let him source and promote culturally diverse conserative comedians that vulnerable areas can relate to and remember. Bold Fresh tours aren’t enough.

This is only part of an overall information operation plan that is constant in a simple party message and what it means to each target group.

WE DON’T DO THAT WELL. WHY NOT? I find it unbelievable that Obama has hijacked the reputation and imagery of the Party of Lincoln.

COIN operations involve a very in depth understanding of cultural idocyncracies and how best to exploit them to our advantage. It’s not a “wool-over-the-eyes” approach or a “free shit” approach like the dems sell. THAT ALWAYS COMES UP SHORT.

It’s a sell based on how it effects each target group and what it means to them. If it’s done right, I am CONFIDENT that the tenets of conservatism sell themselves.

In Civil Miltary Operations, assistance in areas that seem unrelated builds trust in the agency. Granted, there’s a fine line between assistance and the giving of free shit but, the special operations forces walk that line well. It can be done. Community outreach in areas that we identify, in ways that we haven’t before can build a larger tent without sacrificing our beliefs.

The military has been doing this in third world countries for years. We’ve been more successful in some areas, less successful in others. In the United States third world strongholds of the Democratic Party,I am confident that it can be done.

Here’s the kicker: There are countless retired special operations planners and operators working overseas as contractors RIGHT NOW. It’s too easy; the RNC needs to hire them as contractors over here.

This is, by far, not the only avenue we’ve got to pursue in order to turn the tide.

But, if we are going to war, the RNC must look to the military to rediscover and reorganize. The number-crunching beancounters have their place in the organization but, on their best days, they can only identify who will and won’t vote Republican.

This is a “Hearts and Minds” effort.

It requires a new way to think about the political battlefield.

Rangers Lead the Way.

2 posted on 11/11/2012 7:15:53 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop

Wow, you posted a lot in a short period of time, but I can’t say I found any points of disagreement. You have a good grasp on our situation.

I will say that Rubio is going to have to ride a fine line between distancing himself from the GOP establishment and not alienating himself from them early on. At some point I believe he will have to choose, and we need to have a plan B, C, and D just in case he makes the wrong decision.

3 posted on 11/11/2012 7:24:59 PM PST by possum john
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To: possum john

Thank you. Please pass this along. I’m trying to get it into someone important’s hands. Someone who will consider it and move on it.

This is by no means the only axis of advance.

LEGAL: We’ve got to take the discover of voter fraud tot he courts. DEMAND IT.

TECHNOLOGY: We need our own databases and link analysis programs to find every single vote and find a way to get it to the polls.

CONTINUED ATTACK: The ramp up for 2014 started Wednesday. Where the hell are all the RNC big wigs? This isn’t sometehing you can just start and stop. It has to be constant.

I can think of a hundred more things we need to be doing RIGHT NOW to attack and advance.

4 posted on 11/11/2012 7:34:31 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: military cop

The GOP bigwigs are as much a part of the problem as the DNC bigwigs. We cannot expect or even hope they will be of any use to us. It is time to send them packing.

I have already expressed to my GOP congressman my desire to see Boehnor replaced, and I intend to repeat that as often as possible. I hope everyone else is ready to do the same.

5 posted on 11/11/2012 7:38:19 PM PST by possum john
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One thing that seriously hurt Romney’s chances of winning was the fact that he tried to pretend the Tea Party didn’t exist.

Heck, the Tea Party seemed to pretend the Tea Party didn't exist. I can understand why Sarah Palin might want to leave the campaigning to Romney and Ryan, but why didn't the Tea Party speak as loudly as it did in 2010? Were they miffed at Mitt's candidacy?

6 posted on 11/11/2012 7:49:31 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: possum john
The first step is to start restoring the integrety of the ballot box. This is the most important issue to correct and the damn dims know it and will fight tooth and nail to prevent it.
7 posted on 11/11/2012 7:53:28 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: possum john

Agreed. Had Romney been in office, I was prepared to hold his feet to the fire, even though he would have been the better of the two—as Levin said, better to vote for an empty can of coke than Barry.

So, much attention should be paid to have the drunken cry baby replaced as speaker of the house.

I used to refer to Romney as “ a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread”, but Boehner is a crap sandwich soaked in gin.

8 posted on 11/11/2012 7:54:43 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: AZLiberty

I wish I had an answer to that.

9 posted on 11/11/2012 7:55:03 PM PST by possum john
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To: possum john
...and Joe Biden will provide us all with incentive to pray for the President’s good health.

Heh. That's for sure.

10 posted on 11/11/2012 8:11:05 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: possum john

Without the well practiced, highly developed practice of fraudulent voting being terminated, there will not ever be another Republican president. I will not support the RNC or any candidate if I cannot be assured of an honest election.

11 posted on 11/11/2012 9:34:51 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: possum john

“Unfortunately, most of them said something very, very stupid.”

LOL. well put!

12 posted on 11/12/2012 12:08:33 AM PST by jocon307
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To: military cop

I wonder why Texans are so much smarter than people in other states? Ted Cruz, Randy Weber, etc. Republicans who won their big elections! Congratulations to Ted and Randy! Rand Paul is still in office in the senate. I am thinking 2016 Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Allan West, etc for presidential candidates!

13 posted on 11/12/2012 11:20:59 AM PST by buffyt (Abortion is murder. It is not a Choice - It is a Child.)
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