I spend a reasonable amount of time looking over the AC op/eds. And in that time I have read a fair number of articles form the political opposition to myself, and one of their overriding themes as well as the immature chance to gloat, they write that Republicans and Conservatism are a dying and/or dead ideology. Any truth to it?
They regale us with their advice as to what my peeps need to do to in their opinion become relevant. Of course the first thought one should have when met with such a presentation is, “Is there any chance a dedicated Lefty WANTS to see my ideology, their opposition, succeed?” I ask because they are advising Conservatives as to how to achieve political success.
I have hit this topic before. Do they, the Left REALLY want Conservatives to be politically successful? Does Ford really want Chrysler to sell MORE cars? Don’t be stupid! A dedicated Lefty does not want to see Conservatism be successful, so why would they offer us any real advice? Are they just so nice they can’t help themselves? No, no flying monkeys yet, so that’s not it!
If one of my peeps, or a non-aligned person reads their drivel their advice is to be more like Democrats. They tell us to be successful we need to adopt their positions. Yeah, the Allies won WWII by adopting the positions of the Nazi’s. The US won the Cold War by acting MORE like the Soviets.
Anyone who reads a Lefty’s treatise and accepts that the Lefty has any genuinely constructive advice is naive beyond believability. As well some Lefties purport “Only ‘X’ number of people identify themselves as Republicans. Republicanism is dying.” Yet the less than forthright souls didn’t mention that most Conservatives DO NOT identify themselves as Republicans.
As reported by Pew Research, on the page linked to below, there has been “A Shift in Affiliation, but Not Ideology.” It said the “GOP loses support, but no drop in Conservatism.” I have heard it reported that the poll found 40% of Americans identify themselves as Conservatives. Only 20% identify themselves as Liberal.
But I cannot find that specific reference, so I only offer it as something reported on FOX, but since I can’t find it, I will not forward it as fact. So drop the nonsense and disinformation people. You make yourselves look like uniformed fools or dishonest purveyors of partisan agenda.
In my constant search for new information I am on Amazon.com right much. On my wish list are numerous non-fiction works. And as I peruse the lists of “similar titles” I can see where every book Amazon.com sells is ranked on their sales charts.
The best selling book for the last 8 or 10 weeks is Mark Levin’s “Liberty and Tyranny.” And not just the best selling non-fiction book, but the best seller of all Amazon.com titles. It has been on the Amazon.com top 100 list for 122 days.
In the last few days Glenn Beck’s “Common Sense” has overtaken the top sales spot on Amazon.com, moving Levin’s book to second place. Moving down the list we find a book Beck has been touting for months, “The 5000 Year Leap.” This book is about the Founding and the principles of freedom. Sounds like another Conservative treatise to me! It’s number 15 overall on the best seller list.
The number 24 work on the list is Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism,” followed next on the list by the original “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine.” I mean that book was written more than 200 years ago and it’s the number 25 best seller on the largest book selling entity in the world?
Beck and all the talk about liberty, tyranny and the Founding have revived the sales of a more than 200 year old book. No Libs, nothing to see here; move along. And before the screaming starts, most every book on the list of the top 25 that is not a Conservative treatise is a fiction work, or a how to improve yourself book.
Not a single title on the list is a Liberal political treatise, unless someone wants to have the “The Founder’s were classical Liberals Whiplash!” in which case Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” would fill that bill. Don’t go there with me. I don’t feel like playing these little semantic games with you people.
Let’s review. Books on Conservatism are flying off the shelves. Books about the wonders of Liberalism and Progressivism ain’t on the list, unless again someone whats to argue that Jonah Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism” is in some bizarre way forwarding Liberalism as this wonderful thing, and I have that book on my desk right now. Indeed it is not about the wonders of Liberalism, unless by “wonder” one means abject misery, stupidity and just pure struggle for power.
(The Amazon.com page referred to above is updated hourly, so if one clicks the link the list may change from hour-to-hour. The info I presented in this article was 100% accurate at the time I wrote this.)