The new conservative must be an optimist.

There are two things I learned from the 2012 elections, well more like 100 but I want to look at just two of them today.

First, the JFK mind set of “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” is dead. The majority of voters in America only ask what they can get from their country and have no desire to help.

But more importantly I have learned that people love an optimist. As a conservative I have spent a lot of time pointing out the flaws in Keynesian theory or the progressive plans for the economy, with no real objections from others. Yes, I get bumper sticker slogans from some, but none offer real arguments that can prove the rationale behind the Keynesian model. Then I learned that most people do not care about what is wrong with the current government plans. I also pointed out the flaws of the policies of the Democrats in Washington and how they will lead to bigger problems down the road, and again I learned know one cares about what the Democrats are doing wrong.

What I learned was people want to hear positive ideas. They want people to say “this is how we can fix the problem”. So I propose that conservatives need to put forth detailed plans to fix the economy and fix the police state and then let others try and stop us.

I am calling out to any conservative representatives in Washington, no matter what party you are in, step forward with a real plan to fix a problem. Tell people how they will benefit from your solution, and how they will benefit immediately. We are in a “taker” civilization with a “microwave” patience threshold, we need to give them solutions and we need to tell them how they will benefit immediately.

Conservatives need to learn that the majority of Americans do not care about long term solutions that call for them to sacrifice today to create a solid foundation for tomorrow. They want to reap the benefits of a harvest before the crops are planted. We need to find a way to make them feel like we are harvesting when in reality we are planting the seeds needed to save out country.

Now we know what needs to be done, get to work.

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4 thoughts on “The new conservative must be an optimist.

  1. “As a conservative I have spent a lot of time pointing out the flaws in Keynesian theory or the progressive plans for the economy, with no real objections from others.”

    Allow me to provide some objections if no one else will.

    “none offer real arguments that can prove the rationale behind the Keynesian model.”

    As a Keynesian, I will step up to the plate and take your points.

    Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find your posts where you debunk Keynesianism, can you point me in the direction and let the debate begin?

  2. Robert, welcome to my blog and I am happy to hear you are willing to debate economics with me. Unfortunatly I have not written any posts recently that we can start with, most of my discussions have been on others blogs or in person. But if you are willing I will write a post on an economic issue I was just discussing today with a friend and then we can see where the discussion goes from there.

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