February 21, 2013
So the Star Wars fans out there will love the title, but this is not going to be a piece about my love for a great story later to be destroyed by its own creator. This is about how to handle things coming out of Washington DC. A "new beginning" is reference to not allowing things in DC to govern your emotions and desires, whatever they may be. You, if like me and have been in a serious funk since November, have to lift yourself out of the doldrums.
There are many things on the horizon that should have your spirits lifted above anything that the Progressive Left can conjure up as an obstacle.
If you are in the northern parts of the country, there is Spring to look forward to. With Spring comes opening day of baseball season. Then shortly after that Summer.
Sure there are plenty of things that you might be able to point to that will work to bring you down, but the point is to not let it. If we Conservatives are going to turn back the Alinsky-ite tide that was unleashed upon us a little over four years ago, then we are going to have to learn how to be happy warriors.
The reason for a second term for Obama was due to a cadre of low information voters who saw in Obama a cool figure. Cool in the sense that he went on the Jimmy Fallon Show and was called the "Preezy of the United Steezy" to "slow jam the news". In short Obama was able to make fun of and laugh at his very re-election.
In the recent past we may have laughed this off with the expectation that the people who watch that type of show would never actually show up to vote. However, they did and we must figure out how to reach at least a portion of them. That isn't going to happen by presenting an angry, defeatist attitude about the future to them.
It's going to happen by taking note of the many hardships this administration will place on We the People, while at the same time we take our children to Little League practice or soccer practice. While we venture up and down the aisles of Home Depot in search for that perfect accessory for our homes and we overhear a neighbor or an employee explain how they just do not have the purchasing power that did a few years ago, we are going to have to take note.
But then when it comes time to defend the Republican majority in the House of Representatives in 2014 (as much as we should not reward such a shabbily run Party) we need to go to our neighbors with smiles on our faces and a gleam of hope in our eyes and ask them if their troubles have lessened and if they think allowing the Democrats complete control in DC will help. We are going to have to cheerfully explain to our neighbors that the GOP candidate is going to actually go to DC to ensure that those obstacles are removed. (Of course that is if a worthy GOP candidate is up for re-election or surfaces in the Primaries.)
Folks, this is not going to be an easy task, but, as daunting as it seemed way back in November, it is an attainable goal. This task is going to take some serious work on our part to ensure that good, intelligent candidates make it into office so that they can forcefully, vocally challenge the Leftist agenda in DC. And those candidates are going to need some cheery people knocking on doors; re[presenting them to family, friends and acquaintances, for them in the coming months. So perk up out there and get ready to do some serious battle. Consider it house-to-house fighting...but with a smile.
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