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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil

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THE GOP OUROBOROS: KARL ROVE MAY BE THE ONLY MAN IN AMERICA THAT CAN SAVE THE GOP FROM BEING DESTROYED BY THE TEA PARTY

Posted in 2012 GOP PRIMARIES, 2012 US ELECTION, 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DIANE VALENCEN OPINIONS, KARL ROVE, POLITICS, SARAH PALIN, TEA PARTY, TECTONIC SHIFTS with tags , , , , , , , , , on 17/03/2013 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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That post tile is something I never thought I would ever write, but there it is. Karl Rove is more than desperate to save the GOP from the TEA Party conservatives that are threatening to turn the Congress into a Progressive holding for the next forty years. Rove has gone beyond the exasperation of running against President Obama in 2012 and his coalition of blacks, young white Progressives, the GLBTQ bloc, Latinos, women and the 47% not included in any of those demographics, to a beneficial honesty about what the establishment GOP needs to do to attract voters from those groups.

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Rove realizes that the Aikens, the Mourdochs and the O’Donnells of the conservative political spectrum are strychine. The political grandmaster on the Right also knows that the Allen Wests and Nia Longs of the world are an insult to millions of middle class minorities who in their own daily lives and beliefs are more conservative than the President her served is or ever will be. Now I don’t get to say this very often but having a Progressive majority in both houses of the US Congress for the short term, say from 2014 until 2024 would be monumentally more pleasant for those who want real progress from their government. Having that reign run until 2054 is downright dangerous. If there’s one thing I know about American politics it’s that the pendulum is sharp and never cuts in only one direction.

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Six years, ago on this date, Karl Rove was the darling of the Republican Party and Progressives cheered when he resigned from his duties at the White House later in 2007. At that point in history he might have run a close second to being the most despised right wing political voice in America behind Rush Limbaugh. Today, he is hated in a new quarter and that quarter is in his own political house. The TEA Party Patriots have even gone to that lowest point in political discourse calling Rove a Nazi.

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So the battle lines now have been drawn in the brewing civil war between the Establishment and the TEA Party for the right to the ownership of a ship that is on fire and has several holes in its hull at the waterline with broken masts in a raging perfect storm thousands of miles from land. Literally, the Hand of Fate would have to descend on that scene to save the ship from utter destruction. Karl Rove, I believe is that hand.

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Sarah Palin at the height of her post election campaign fame was the Walmart® of politcians. Palin never wanted to be President; she wanted to turn a profit. Fortunately for her, she lives in the greatest corporatocracy and marketing driven nation in the history of Terra. In the nine months after resigning from the governorship in Alaska Palin pocketed a staggering 12 million dollars. Nine million of that came from her nine episode stint on The Learning Channel starring in Sarah Palin’s Alaska. This juggernaut of profit fueled by the misguided ideas of people who cannot think for themselves is what Karl Rove is up against.

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Now, of course, Rove has a mighty arsenal, both politically and intellectually, at his disposal as well, but barbs about the massive failures that American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, Rove’s PACs suffered in the 2012 elections coming from Palin is a broadside that deepens the rift between the Establishment which is trying to rebrand the GOP and the TEA Party which is trying to destroy it as a parasite from the inside out. Parasites often don’t realize that by killing the host they kill themselves as well.

Many would call Karl Rove 3.0 a refreshing hope for the GOP. That take generally comes from well heeled Establishment Republicans. Those in the TEA Party allied with Palin just want Rove to go off into the sunset of retirement to be remembered as someone who manufactured the transition for Bush II’s soft conservatism of decidership to the new age of right wing social issue pushes to “take back their country!”

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Rove in his speech to the California Republican Party just over two weeks ago preached diversity and a massive ground game to get to the people whose votes Republican candidates will need in the future, i.e., Latinos, blacks and white women between 18 and 35. Now the Conservative Victory Project, Rove’s latest foray aims to do this and more. The goal of the CVP is, in Rove’s own words, “to weed out the Akins and O’Donnells” in future primaries. Most would think this is a good idea for a party out of touch with so many voter groups. Not the TEA Party, oh no. They want to double down on things like legitimate rape and seem even more to the right on social issues than anyone the Establishment would dare to counter with.

In the end the GOP likely will become a regional party made up of moderates that resonate with some Latinos and white women in the northeast and the midwest. The TEA Party will hold power in some state legislatures in the South and will win a few seats in Congress as they did in 2012. Overall, however, neither will be able to field a viable candidate for the presidency in the near term. With all the buzz about Jeb Bush he doesn’t poll very well, two years out from Hillary Rodham Clinton’s announcement she’s running, against the former first lady. And then there’s the curious case of Texas which will be the final tipping point for the GOP. If they lose a major race in this state, say for governor, to the Democrats that will signal and end to the GOP as we know it today. Nineteen months from now this race will take place and if the Latino vote and the women’s vote go the way I think it will this race could finish the establishment on the right for the foreseeable future. No, Texas, no White House for the GOP in a generation.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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