The New Elephant: The Need to Counter the Left-Wing Kooks

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Need to Counter the Left-Wing Kooks

As technology infuses itself into our political system, it seems that the crazies from the fringes have become more vocal and, in the process, more legitimate. For example, the degenerates over at The Daily Kos spew out some of the most hateful and repugnant vitriole seen in modern-day politics. Granted, there have been some fine contributions to the political media sphere by reputable bloggers such as Matt Drudge at the Drudge Report, Michelle Malkin, and Townhall.

An unfortunate example of the detestable things being discussed on sites such as Daily Kos was the celebration of the recent death of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is below:

"Isn't it ironic that a man who held onto and fed people the lies, the smears, the condescending attitude, who hurt so many should be overcome by the very thing that his own body was feeding and growing. It seems that way to me. Nothing worse in life than a Hypocrite. Nothing."

There should be no place for this type of nonsense in today's political debates. Yes, there are times for strong disagreeance, but this type of vitriole is beyond the pale.

There is a strong need, as I have said, to counter the influence that such sites have on the American public. It needs to be said, however, that this is not, and will not be an easy proposition. The Daily Kos used to hold a yearly convention called YearlyKos. It is now called Netroots Nation (August 13-16, 2008 in Pittsburgh) and is going to be attended by a cacophany of liberal and progressive types, including: Howard Dean, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome, Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic strategist Joe Trippi. Virtually every kook representing various groups from feminists to anarchists will be on hand at this event. This event, however, is a serious grassroots event that is invaluable to their agenda. This is something that the conservative movement currently is lacking!

It is more important than ever that we (that being conservatives) arm ourselves to the teeth with what is important to our cause, just as the Daily Kos types do. There are a variety of places that we can gather knowledge and talking points.

But it is beyond talking points that I am referring to. We need to come together as a cohesive group (just as the liberal nut-jobs are going to be doing). Young people need to consider joining groups and clubs such as your local Young Republican clubs. These groups are groups of young republicans (under 40) that are in tune with Republican ideals. I would love to see a Young Conservatives club, as there are certain platforms of the Republican Party on the national level that I think are non-republican!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the new movement towards youth conservatism. There are Young Republicans all over the country. Please join yours and become active in your future and the future of our wonderful country.

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