Monthly Archives: September 2012

What the … ??

. So I got to thinkin’… Federalists defend the power of the state governments. Statists defend the power of the federal government. Does that make any friggin’ sense whatsoever to you? If ever there were a justified need for a political … Continue reading

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Understanding and Overcoming the Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 4)

Long gone are the days of the stump speech delivered from an actual stump, ink-smudged handbills slung around by the town crier on the corner, and outdoor debates in Civic Square amplified only by the reverberation from nearby buildings.  No more.  Today’s … Continue reading

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Understanding and Overcoming the Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 3)

Phrasing.  Target segment.   Demographics.   Optics.  Brand identity.   Push polling.  Vision.  Image.  Equal time.  Messaging. Am I talking about marketing, or politics?  Well…both.  The American game of politics is essentially an intense marketing battle. Over the years, I have collected a … Continue reading

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Understanding and Overcoming the Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 2)

Politics in America boils down to a battle of ideology between the two major political parties, with injection of new ideas coming from the adjacent smaller political parties.  Success depends in large part on the marketing strategies of the parties … Continue reading

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Understanding and Overcoming the Headwind Against Conservatism (Part 1)

The political arena in America boils down to a competition of ideas between the two major political parties, influenced by the notable adjacent ideas of other smaller political parties.  This can cynically be viewed as an epic marketing battle. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Federal Government – Or Is It? (Part 3)

i·de·ol·o·gy  — the body of ideas reflecting the social views and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture. Are our elected officials dangling their feet over opposite rims of one of the deepest ideological chasms we’ve ever seen? Yes, … Continue reading

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