Been sitting here the last few weeks sort of leaning back watching things develop all over the place, as in the US and other places like Egypt. It occurred to me there is a reason why we are where we are. It is called a lack of teamwork. In watching certain issues develop, and the inflammatory rhetoric that flies around, its amazing the conservative movement is even a viable movement. It seems to me everyone dislikes everyone else, and what is worse, when it matters, people’s silly personal “problems” with a candidate trump what is best for the country.
I am not one advocating supporting just any Republican or even just any conservative. You will never see yours truly follow John McCain, or Lindsey Graham anywhere. That’s not what I am getting at. What I am getting at is this: The left drops little bits of scandal or attacks a candidate or a politician on something that seems squishy and some on the right jump for that meme like a largemouth bass does a silver spoon with a frog on it.
There’s no asking where did this story start and who is behind it. There’s no thought to where the meme started or what following the hook might do to an election or the movement on a larger scale.
Here’s a rule: the left will smear the GOP and smear our candidates. They will take any story and twist it into something it is not. Think about the Washington Post story about George Allen and his use of the term “macaca”. The reason WaPo even released that story was to hurt Allen and the GOP’s chances to keep at least one House of congress. Of course the GOP was up in arms and the story hurt Allen and Allen lost to Jim Webb.
The Democrats use scandals, whether they are scandals or not, to win elections. We need to remind ourselves of that and, instead of rushing to repeat verbatim the meme, show a united front.
Again, we’re talking teamwork here. We didn’t see it in 2012 at all. A number ranging between 3 million and 6 million Republicans didn’t vote in the last general election. That is not teamwork. Think about it this way: had half the number I quoted voted, Mitt Romney would be president and the world would be vastly different and in a very good way. That is what teamwork would have brought us.
Vince Lombardi, famed Green Bay Packer coaching legend said this about teamwork: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
The left is very committed to winning. They may despise Barack Obama and many, when they feel honest, will tell you they do; but when it comes time to go and vote, they all come together and defend him. That’s how they roll. Question is, why can’t we? When I look at some of the things certain people have done through this year I wonder just how committed are they to a conservative victory?