He may or may not be right, but I do see some reasons for hope.
- Republicans just keep winning at the polls.
We are winning at the polls and have been for some time. Because of the hysterics of the Left, which is the part of the Democrat Party that the politicians are pandering to, they stand to lose much more.
I keep hearing people say that these Moonbats are the "base" of the Democrat Party, but that's not true. The base, which is defined as the largest part, is made up of many, many people who have nothing in common with the Moonbats. They are not the "intellectual elitists", the "Blame America First" gang or the protestors with poorly written picket signs.
The base, or largest part, of the Democrat Party is made up of hard-working people like you and I. Many of them haven't yet realized how far out their party has become, but many have; and some of them are realizing the painful truth that it's the Republican Party that now represents their interests. Some of them have already deserted the Democrat Party, and many more soon will. Our job is to point this out to as many of them as possible. That's one thing you can do. I've converted a few already myself. It is possible.
The Democrat party leaders are focusing on a minority of their party. While "the squeaky wheel gets the grease", focusing on these loudmouths is a bad political strategy.- Moral values are a huge issue, and we have a lock on them.
The post that my regular reader, who was having a "dark night of the soul" (Ray of Hope, below) commented on so pessimistically, was pointing out the fact that, despite the Left's desperate attempt to fool all of the people even some of the time, nobody was buying it. The people still think that the Democrats are "immoral", "morally bankrupt" and "anti-religious". That's not just the "far-left" they think that of, that's the Democrats!
Again, the Democrat leaders have focused on the extreme left-wing elements of their party, and the American people are starting to believe that that's where they all stand.
- “New Media” is calling attention to the lies and hypocrisy of the Left.
I got my first computer (486 DX2, 50 Mhz, 420M HDD...wow!) in November, 1994. There was no web at the time. Everything was still FTP (look it up). Six months later, the web was up and running.
That was about the time that the Republicans took over the US Congress.
Before that time, nobody, including myself, could get the truth on any issue (unless they listened to Rush, and he couldn't cover a fraction of it), because the MSM told you exactly what they wanted you to hear and no more. People speak of the impact of the web a lot, but I don't know how many of them actually think about what a huge development that was for we on the Right.
Since that time, talk radio has exploded, Conservative websites get the word out and, of course, blogs are afflicting the (formerly) comfortable MSM. We now have a way to get the other side of the story out, and the impact of that cannot be overestimated.
- Hollywood’s profits are way down.
The big story lately (OK, not as big as it should be) is that Hollywood's box office profits are down. Way down.
They half-heartedly try to blame it on the "multi-media" universe but, what it really comes down to is, a whole lot of people are not only sick of being preached to in the movie's story lines, but also by the actors in the movies.
I don't bother with movie theaters much. I really don't care about movies that much. But I do bring my daughter to the video store every week or two and, more often than not, we walk out with a Spongebob Squarepants video, but I can't find anything that I care to watch.
It's not so much that the story lines turn me off (although that does happen) but, part of the movie "experience" is "suspension of disbelief", and that's just not possible for me when I'm looking at Sean Penn (et al) and thinking about what a traitor he is.
I'm sure that I'm not alone and, with the amazing success of "The Passion of the Christ", Hollywood is going to have to eventually make changes or accept lower profits. They may call Republicans greedy, but the greed of the Hollywood Left makes Halliburton look like pikers.
It may take a generation to get rid of Gwyneth Paltrow, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, and the rest but, when these people in Hollywood who are "for the people" can only afford a $10 million dollar hovel, they will stand up and take notice. Only then will the current propaganda end.
- Religion can be discussed in public today.
Fifteen or twenty years ago, the only people who were given any time to speak about religion were those who were telling us how "evil" it was. The only thing that you heard about religion was the Jim/Tammy Faye Baker scandal and the Jerry Falwell scandals.
O.K., that's not quite true. You'd get a lot of the "Ronald Reagan is a religious freak" stories in the news, too.
But the fact is, you can now speak of religion without being sneered at by the majority of the population. The propaganda of the Left is no longer working. And the religious have finally decided to fight back, simply by pointing out that most people in this country believe in a God of some sort or other.
And the most encouraging:
The Left is absolutely hysterical. Completely insane. The cheese has slipped off their cracker and their cracker has snapped.
Why? Is it because they truly believe in their cause? I really doubt it. They don't believe in much, other than "More Me Now" and "Pay Attention to Me!" I'm sure that they've convinced themselves otherwise but, when you boil it all down they, like any child, just want someone to pay attention to them.
They see their extinction coming toward them. They see their irrelevance bearing down. They see the fact that, very soon, nobody's going to pay attention to them anymore.
And, to these people, being ignored is worse than death.
The pendulum swings. I believe that we are on the upswing.