Skip to comments.Can We Recalibrate? (Red State)
Posted on 08/14/2015 11:39:45 AM PDT by Hojczyk
I want to beat Hillary Clinton next year. I want to beat her with a Republican who is not just another party apparatchik surrounded by lower level party apparatchiks within the Republican Party.
But I know we cannot beat Hillary Clinton with this level of anger. We wont be able to draw people to our side and our cause like this.
I get the anger. I do. I am angry at the betrayal and the repeated lies from Washington Republicans who say they love children, but wont even defund Planned Parenthood.
I get the anger of voters who sent men and women to Washington to fight Obama only to give him a blank check and keep Obamacare funded.
But I dont get this anger. If this is the anger that flows out of Trump supporters, I do not think it is sustainable. Yet it comes daily. It is poisonous to debate, to democracy, and to the soul itself.
Yes, Republican voters have been betrayed. But I do not think people who are angered at the present President demeaning the integrity of the Presidency will ultimately side with any candidate whose base of support generates rage and hate. I refuse to believe that the people angry at Washington and the GOP have let their anger consume them. But the people in these emails and so many like them have been consumed by anger.
Those of you who see it within the ranks of the candidate you support, and not just with Trump supporters, need to try to channel the anger and draw out the happy warriors.
Conservatives must be happy warriors. Those of faith already know theyre on the winning team and the issues are far larger than the day to day politics of this country.
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“Conservatives must be happy warriors.”
To paraphrase Trump... “Show me a happy warrior and I’ll show you a loser.”
We need to be fighting mad, there’s nothing to be happy about where this country is and where it’s heading.
has his website traffic plunged?
Those of faith already know theyre on the winning team
So we just let the slaughter of millions continue and keep a happy face because we ultimately win? Justice on earth and rewards in Heaven is a better strategy.
Go, Trump, GO!! Diss the girly boys and make them cry.
Eric. . .really. . .you are the consumate RINO. . having no soul, you fail to distinquish the difference between “anger” and “passion.”
“Cant we all just get along?!”
Looking for happy people with outstretched arms?
After the crap you have pulled for the last week?
Now you are pleading [bleeding]?
Dont let your children see this oh Holier than thou Erick.
Makes Sense. If you’re CNN, hiring a turd like Erickson to represent conservatism is pure genius.
He can never win a debate and looks like a clown in the process.
The Establishment has failed in their repeated takedowns of Trump himself. So plan B is attack and marginalize his supporters or at least people inclined to support Trump. So we are hearing lockstep from every phony conservative/GOP source:
Trump supporters are in a blind rage
Don’t care about issues or the country’s future
Are only 20 % primary fringe folks and can never increase
Are uninformed, hateful, racist, misogynist
I have never seen a party so desperate as the GOP is right now. They are sending out literally every soldier in their pathetic losing army to attack average people who are sick of their lies and poor leadership.
Trump said in his Michigan speech “I will make you proud to be US citizens” Establishment says “you’re stupid, angry and hateful”.
Which message is the hateful one?
No Erick you are a hateful mysoginistic little troll who thought he could smear Trump and snub our only black candidate Ben Carson and nobody would get pizzed.
Now you are being put in your place which is low on the totem pole and you don’t like it. You now double down and take a swipe at Bristol Palin and think you can threaten all the other radio talk show hosts. Rush didn’t even mention you as you are pond scum to him. You don’t rate a mention. You are a joke. Get lost.
Hey Erick! Why so ANGRY:-)
“Conservatives must be happy warriors.”
Erickson has apparently been hypnotized and co-opted by Jebbie.
Anyone who is not angry over what successive presidents and congresses (both Dims and REPUBLICANS) have done to the country, allowing it to be invaded by the Third World and racking up trillions in debt to burden our descendants for decades should be horsewhipped.
And, yes, people should be consumed by this anger enough to hound the people who are responsible for it out of office and ensure then are replaced by principled, small government advocates.
Jebbie, and apparently Erickson, are not angry enough to reject the go-along, get-along Washington crowd. Therefore, they are part of the problem, not the solution.
Yes, Erickson neglects to recognize the motivating power of anger. Anger gets people to write letters, make phone calls, get off their butts and vote, go to the townhalls and shout down their reps, etc. “Happiness” gets people to do none of those things, because happy people are complacent people.
Erick, you’ve had your 15 minutes of fame. Time to re-purpose your life.
Maybe you can setup a shoe shine booth at the front door of the GOPe main office.
Make it an “Organic” kinda cleaning by licking the shoes shiny.
Got my beer, just here for the comments :)
Go sniff out MKelly’s period you hypocritical lying slob.
What a pathetic, whining jerk!
Most of us Trump supporters have followed the lead by Trump.
You will be hard pressed to find much blowback to serious posts questioning Trump or his positions.
However, most anti-Trump posts are just shit thrown against the wall to see if anything sticks.
Those get the same response Trump gives to those who attack him.
Thought he said he didn’t want any Trump supporters just like FOX. How’s that working out?
Pray America is waking
I like what Trump is doing, but I am a Cruz supporter.
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