“In 2012, conservatives were once again out maneuvered. Liberals built a massive grassroots infrastructure that allowed them to get out the vote. And they’re already strategizing for 2014.”
The preceding sentence is the lead sentence from yet another message from The Heritage Foundation, which I received this morning. I would have preferred that it read this way:
“In 2012 the Republican Establishment out-maneuvered all their conservative candidates, pulling the rug out from…Continue
The following is a slightly modified response I sent to the Heritage Foundation:
Regarding your email today, complimenting me on my conservative "idealism", outlining your plan to rally people for your vision, followed by your usual request for money, I'm afraid that I am not convinced that you are a truly conservative organization. In a “Morning Bell” piece you sent earlier in the week, you basically gave the GOP a pass on their absurd and obscene “deal”, where they traded…Continue
Following is a white paper that tea party members and leaders can use to hone their organizational and leadership skills. I hope you find it helpful.
Executive and management skills are often viewed exclusively as talents, things that some people just do naturally. But they are skills and anyone can increase their abilities to lead, manage and produce with a little effort. All organizational and individual efforts require 3 fundamental…Continue
Added by Gail Spurlock on January 1, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments
By Craig Andresen on October 29, 2012 at 7:24 am
What does Obama have left?
He’s running on empty.
The choice could not be more clear.
Mitt Romney is a man of character.
Obama, a man who’s only campaign rhetoric now is character assassination. Last week, his Chicago thugs recruited Gloria Allred to try…Continue
Added by Craig Andresen on October 29, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
This has been sticking in my craw for a long time, but it came to the forefront yesterday evening when I was listening to Mark Levin speaking to Michele Bachmann on his syndicated radio program. Michele Bachmann has been targeted not only by the Demarxists, but by her own party. Folks, this is just sick stuff.
Her opponent in this race is a typical lefty, spouting ‘moderate’…Continue
This is a part of a series of articles which suggests that we might need a new political party if we ever want to see conservative policy goals made real. The main antagonist, the Democrat Party, is very different from the Republican Party. The Democrat leadership operate as an army. Winning is a matter of life or death for their players, elected and on the sidelines as activists in all the areas where they agitate. The Republicans, on the other hand, are more like…Continue
Republicans in Congress are a one-issue party
Can anyone cite a Republican legislative achievement that has advanced the conservative agenda? I can think of only one: they’ve kept taxes from going up and a few years ago, they actually rolled them back. Other than that, all they seem to do is put a drag on the Democrats efforts to take us to socialism. And yes, they did pass a bill repealing Obamacare, though, predictably, it failed in the senate.
What else? I’m…Continue
Solyndra’s Skewed Leadership
The Solyndra bankruptcy shows how one and two-dimensional leadership decisions miss the mark for the Obama administration, the company and the nation. One-Dimensional leadership is all about “me” not the mission. Two-dimensional leadership sets up “us vs. them” dynamics, and three-dimensional leadership focuses on “we,” as in “we the people.”
The Three-Dimensional Leader: Negotiating Your Mission, Resources and…Continue
Added by Earl C. Wallace on March 25, 2012 at 10:50pm — No Comments
You are probably familiar with the fable about the Emperor’s New Clothes. If we were writing a story about today’s gallant knights who are running for office to save our nation, we would probably note that they’re wearing tin-foil armor. They are clothed with the fragile protection of expediency that they expect us to assume is principle. Every candidate from every party or movement is to some degree a flawed warrior. For those of us who must choose our standard bearer, we are faced with…Continue
these columns are read all over the United States and the planet, I am aware
that most of you are not Ohio State football fans. In fact, I would wager that
a significant number of you loathe the Buckeyes. Bear with me as I use their
recent troubles to illustrate how our nation stepped into the mess where we
currently find ourselves. Those of you who follow college sports are probably
aware that the OSU football team had to suspend five of its star…
Unanimous is defined as being of one mind, agreeing, formed with or indicating unanimity, having the agreement and consent of ALL (emphasis added).
In order for a group as large as 500 people to come to a unanimous consensus, leadership is required. There are many different kinds of leadership, autocratic,…
Added by rsqrog on May 13, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments
One of the common themes surrounding extraterrestrial aliens visiting Earth is “Take me to your leader.” Many people in the United States are asking, “Where is our leader?” Leadership is a rare and precious commodity. Good leaders inspire us and motivate us. Excellent leaders lead by example with character and humility. Leaders are neither anointed nor appointed. They emerge. They lead. They are not elected, but when we see one, she or he is detected. We know a leader when we encounter one.…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on March 8, 2011 at 4:49am — No Comments
Beyond all the hype and hoopla and there was plenty to go around, the convention succeeded in solidifying a few ideas among the attendees. No matter where I sat, or who occupied the same table, a few recurring themes were discussed above the barrage of organizers behooving us to thank them and the other speakers. (despite the fact that our tickets paid for everything)
First, act locally. Sure, support and help those running for U.S. house and senate seats, that's all fine and…Continue
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