“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Friday, November 10, 2006

Challenge To The Right Wing

I've got a challenge to offer to the Right Wing conservatives.

Before I do, if you’re interested in some election thoughts from across the right, here are some links:

Wild Bill spoke up over at Passionate America.
Here’s a thought from Chickenhawk
This was over at Texas Fred's.
Another from El Capitan
John from the Jarhead’s Firing Range gives his thoughts.
Beast Media, had two entries--this one and this one.
Sabot Loaded spoke up, too.
Neo-Con Tastic spoke his mind
This was this light hearted one post from LoveMyTanker.
I even wrote one my own

These are just a few. You can find a lot more out there in the blogosphere. Nearly everyone on the Right is blogging some degree of a rant about the Democratic victory.

In terms of news, I found two things that apply to what I will challenge the Right with later. This was this in the NY Times about how we make choices. The article has some great insight into this question:
How can it be that a majority both accept and reject the same parent?
Considering the election issues and outcomes, it’s well worth the read.

This was an interesting, and encouraging, comparison on the "Mandate" Democrats think they received in this election (…sorry…I lost the link to where I found this…):
A Nexis search indicates that the Times failed to find a Republican "mandate" in the week after the GOP gained 54 House seats in 1994 -- yet Nagourney sees a clear mandate for Democrats in a 25-seat gain in 2006.
Of course, remarks could be made comparing it to Bush's win in 2004, too. Seems to me he claimed a clear mandate then, which was actually barely marginable.
(...do you think the media will report on that little factoid?...)

Personally, I think the quicker the Right gets over it’s little temper tantrum and formulates a plan on how to proceed from here the better off we will all be. We are being no better than the liberal Left was after they lost Congress, and later the White House. We can whine and whimper all we want. We can even bluster about how awful the Left and what they plan to do really is. Or, we can start putting together a plan to go forward and regain lost ground.

Most, if not all, of those listed above are or were soldiers—including me. Those who have served know that the enemy will kick you off a hill or an island or whatever from time to time. The thing you must do is find a way to take it back.

The Right hung on to talk radio. We have effectively learned to use it, and still use it to great advantage. However, the left, since losing Congress, has formulated a plan. They have organized and taken over the internet (…see my previous post Who Really Controls The Internet for more details…). I recommend reading Crashing The Gate if you haven't already. The net result is they have used the internet more effectively than the Right over the last 8 years. And, now they are reaping the benefits.

So, my fellow Right Wing and/or Conservative warriors…What are we going to do to overcome the Left Wing advantage on the internet before the Presidential election in two years? (...we should probably figure on only having one year to be up and running...) Because, if we don’t, the White House will also go to the Democratic liberals. Do I need to ask what we are going to do then?