March 19, 2013
Establishment Republicans focus on winning voting blocs because that is how liberals have defined the electoral contest. Liberals have divided voters into blocs, convincing each that by winning elections government will give them some special consideration they otherwise could not gain. This is the spoils system where government is used to reward allies and punish enemies. It has been part of our political system since the founding, but was always frowned upon by a majority of Americans as an abuse of government and not the purpose of government. Voting bloc politics makes the spoils system the entire purpose of government. What spoils can establishment Republicans promise that Democrats have not already promised each bloc?
What ERs also fail to realize is that each voting bloc has a hand selected leadership anointed by the media with liberal political blessings. Bloc leaders must fulfill both media demands for entertainment value and elitist demands for fealty. Bloc leaders do not necessarily need to win elections but do need a great deal of camera time, and the more outspoken and outrageous their demands, the more exposure they get. This media bestowed notoriety precludes any contest for leadership. The majority of the voting bloc will accept the media appointment of their leaders as evidence they must be effective or the media would not acknowledge them as leaders. This puts ERs at a further disadvantage dealing with bloc leaders who are committed ideologues to a leftwing elitist agenda and enjoy a lifestyle commensurate with their appointment.
There is no way ERs can win the "black" vote the way it has been defined and manipulated by the left. First, there are only liberal black leaders and they are devoted Democrats. If you want to know what black Americans think or feel, you must speak to Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton according to the media. Conservatives like Niger Innes, Walter Williams and Allen West are "Uncle Toms" or "oreos" or race traitors and do not speak for black Americans, again according to the media. The same reality applies to the Hispanic voting bloc. The media and Democrats have selected La Raza as the voice for all Americans of Hispanic descent. Any other voices to the contrary are just the fringe elements and not true "Hispanics" or "Latinos" and can never be the legitimate voice of the Hispanic bloc. The same applies to the "women's" vote where NOW speaks for all women, or the senior vote where AARP is the media recognized leadership. Without media collusion, any attempt by ERs to supplant these bloc leaders would fail.
If the ERs want to win these voting blocs, they must make the same appeal liberals have made but go several steps further. These voting blocs were fashioned by appealing to the basest human behaviors; greed, envy, lust and hatred. Each voting bloc has perceived enemies that deny them what they want and they must join forces with other voting blocs that have the same perceived enemies. ERs are obsessed with the idea that moderate candidates can make gains with the voting blocs, but how do you moderate envy, or greed, or any other vice these blocs use to maintain loyalty? How do you moderate the theft of one person's money to give to another person without condoning theft? Because ERs are elitist, they believe they can perform these miracles. What the ERs have managed is to alienate more and more conservatives, without whom the Republican Party has no chance of survival.
ERs have a choice. They can pursue their dreams of running big government or they can pursue the dreams of their fellow Americans. If they choose the latter course, they will have to recognize that every American is entitled to their own dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not at the expense of another American's dream but as a result of their own efforts. There is an American voting bloc that believes in the American dream and only that can save America. The other voting blocs are about tearing America apart, taking for themselves what they can and to hell with anyone who opposes them. They will succeed if the ERs do not come to their senses and start fighting for the American voting bloc.
I may be wrong, but the most vulnerable voting bloc in America right now are black Americans. I can think of no other group that has been more victimized by liberalism and its false promises. No one can fairly deny that blacks have been disadvantaged by prejudice, but it is now equally hard to deny that much of that prejudice today is self-inflicted by liberal design. Liberals have had their way with the black community for 40 years and what have they produced? Cultural depravity, mass ignorance, high murder rates, single parent families with fatherless children, rampant drug use, high crime rates, dysfunctional schools, government ghettos, high unemployment, gangs and if that isn't enough the proposed fix is more of the same liberalism. But this all fits the liberal stereotype of black America. The liberal answer will always be more liberals running more government programs because black America is so disadvantaged, helpless and under-motivated.
Ironically, some of the finest Conservative thinkers and writers of this day are American's who happen to be black. They are scorned, ridiculed or simply ignored by the media. They are respected by Conservatives because they earned that respect with their deeds, not because of demands or the mob they command. Clarence Thomas, Walter Williams, Star Parker, Thomas Sowell, Allen West and many others too numerous to name will never be recognized by the media as leaders of the black community, but I suspect that is not the kind of recognition they seek. They are individualists in the true spirit of Americanism. They speak what they think for themselves without any pretense they are speaking for some voting bloc. If ERs were smart, they would stop being ERs and start engaging black Conservatives about the direction of the country, not what goodies they have to promise to win the black voting bloc, or Hispanic voting bloc, or women's voting bloc.. The American voting bloc is created by inclusion of Americans with common values, not by distinctions of race, ethnicity, gender or age. Listening to black Conservative concerns about America is engaging the black community, not as a special interest group but as Americans concerned about America.
The American voting bloc is not about gaining power over other voting blocs but about gaining control of a rogue government where every branch violates the Constitution at will. The American voting bloc is concerned with the good of the country at large and not for any specific group in particular. The American voting bloc respects the individual rights of all Americans and does not respect any group claiming special rights by virtue of some distinction. By the standards of the American voting bloc, blacks have no less nor more rights than any other group. The same applies to Hispanics, women, the rich, the poor, the young and the old. They all have the same rights as defined by the Constitution because that is the American way.
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