Tuesday, August 03, 2004
ALBERT GREENLAND RESPONDS: CONSERVATIVES MUST ACT LIKE ANN COULTER, BEING "COULTERIAN" IS THE ONLY WAY TO SURVIVE
By Albert Greenland, guest blogger for The Galvin Opinion
Even though Curtis Schweitzer missed my name under the title of my original piece on this topic (mistakenly assuming it was written by Thomas Galvin), his remarks are worthy of comment. His response to my piece was well considered, however, it is his mindset that brought us to the sorry state we are in. Others, like Franklog understand what I'm talking about.
Republicans sit back and say, “We are right. We look at issues reasonably, and our meritorious responses to the issues of our time will win us elections, adherents and the culture war.” WRONG. This is war. Good ideas are useless without great advocacy. Republicans literally are “killed with a thousand cuts” everyday. How many times have I heard that Cheney plotted the Iraq War for Halliburton? How many times have I heard that Bush just cares about oil and that tax cuts are only for the rich? Yes, we must tell the truth, but we have to fight fire with fire. That is what war is all about. Where Al Franken asks how old Ann Coulter is, she better ask him how tall he is. No, she is not lowering herself to his level, but she is taking the war to the enemy and beating him at his own game. They are beating us only be dehumanizing us, spinning that we Republicans (synonymous with, among others, KKK members) want to poison the air, water and kill all the babies. We sit back and let them cut us because we know we are right. Yes, Ann Coulter is the only Republican who acts like a Democrat. When every Republican acts like Ann Coulter (aggressively and even abrasively advocating for conservatism with bite, wit, charm, irony, and sardonic remarks) we will see victory instead of defeat. Democrats do not cannibalize their own. Nor should we (see Jack Ryan, Al D'Amato, Trent Lott, Dan Quayle, George H.W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston, Clarence Thomas, et als).