. . .after talking politics with Republicans. At least that’s what the Daily Kos poll shows so far.
Should conservatives be interested in the Daily Kos strategy to win Republican voters over to Obama?
This article is filled with interesting (and sometimes rational) talking points and it cautions DK members against “Bush Bashing.” Don’t miss the interesting tips in the comments section.
Here’s a sample:
· I would first listen to Repub friends about what they think is important. I also usually start by apologizing for defending the Clintons for all these years. I have found in the course of this campaign, that the Repubs, not Dems were most correct about Clinton's character.
How many "Reub" friends do you imagine DK loons actually have? Regarding Bill Clinton, the lefty’s knew it all along but didn’t care a hoot about character then and they still don’t care!
Wow news flash! There ARE rational Republicans . . .
There ARE rational republicans, we do (as the public at large) agree on many core values that the author highlights.
I've been plotting against my father now since the beginning of the primary, and I'm slowly doing exactly what you're talking about. Calmly, KINDLY, pointing out Obama's transparency, judgement, merits, etc.
JUST REMEMBER. We've got until November, so make short and long term goals, pick 1 or 10 rational republicans (they really are out there, it's just nobody liberal has bothered with them for a long time), and plant that little seed, and nourish it, and who knows? :)
Obama’s transparency – the hollow man – easy for conservatives to see right through.
Obama’s judgement – 20+ years at the feet of Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Obama’s merits – He wants to talk to all of our enemies without any preconditions.
As for the far left’s penchant to constantly turn in on itself and knife its former stars, please note that it’s no longer OK for the left to bash Bush but it's just fine to bash Hillary!
This really needs to be read by everyone here. I visit non political blogs and message boards. Especially USENET. It may seem useless to get into a discussion (especially online) with a Republican. But I do it because of the lurkers. If no one addresses these things then lurkers will never know the truth.
What is useless is to go onto Repub boards and convince them to vote for Obama. For example, I wouldn't waste my time going to Redstate and tout Obama there.
The Clintons are corrupt selfish race baiting zero character scumbags. I'd rather be run over by a tractor-trailer than willfully vote for any Clinton again.
Ok, so lurkers should be added to the list of loony ObaMassiah followers.
I love this one, below, the best! They just can’t stop promoting class warfare!
You want their actual VOTE, not their nodding agreement on some arcane philosophical issue."
Otherwise, a fine and useful diary. Rec'ed, tipped, and saved under favorites.
(Would you still consider yourself a fiscal/economic conservative, if I may ask?)
"The way to win a Presidential race against the Republicans is to develop the class warfare issue..." Lee Atwater, Bush `88 campaign manager.
While you are at it, take the Daily Kos poll: But I cant sell Obama to my Republican friends; just talking politics with them makes me feel I need to ....
So far it’s heartening to know that Republicans are driving them to drink!!!
By the way, since Obama and his supporters are so concerned about the use of his middle name, why on earth are we using it when we refer to him by the initials: BHO???
No, for the sake of courtesy, civility, and a conservative desire not to inflict painful associations on any presidential contender, it should be BO!!!
Stinky BO it is!!! And there’s plenty of it on the DK site too!
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