In life and in politics people that play the long game win. Those that keep compromising their principles end up as foot notes in history.
I detest everything the left and Islam stands for and even their despicable and extreme tactics. However success principles work even for evil. Both Islam and the left have figured out that to win. You have to play the long game and not compromise your beliefs and water them down to the extent that they essentially mean nothing. They have drawn a line in the sand and refuse to back down no matter what.
This is why across the world of Islam is on the rise and the left is moving relentlessly in many places around the world, particular in America. Mushy moderate guilt-filled opposition is powerless to stop both.
The right, on the other hand, for the most part does NOT play the long game. They constantly cave on their core beliefs to get liked by the opposition and the media. They constantly cave every 4 years and vote for the “lesser of 2 evils” and the “Overton Window” keeps moving left. Ronald Reagan was a glorious reversal of this trend after Coolidge but we have never seen it since.
Liberal Republicans, by essentially voting as Democrats on key issues, hurt the brand, dispirit the troops, and enable the left. Can you name ONE Democrat that behaves that way?
A vote for Donald Trump would essentially validate all the horrors he represents as acceptable to the right. That is NOT the long game.
We are told that the country will be finished if Hillary is president. BS I say. I have no illusions about the damage she would do but there will still be an America that can be restored by proven constitutional conservative principles. It is time we drew a line in the sand and say that if you cross the line, real conservatives will NOT vote for you nor will we be blackmailed by guilt. We want to stay true to our principles and values and if we lose and election then so be it. We just have to redouble our efforts to educate and persuade people to our side but NEVER waver from our core beliefs and values. They are moral and correct and history has proven them to be right. It may take us many election cycles to win and the fruits of our labor may not even be evident in our lifetimes, but THAT is playing the long game to win where we pursue the right path and not the expedient path for immediate gain. That is what wins over time, NOT mushy moderation with no distinction from the opposition.
Donald Trump, for me and at least a few others, is way OVER the line in the sand that I have drawn. As a human being, in character, in how he treats others that don’t agree with him, how he treats women, his language, his positions on the issues and who he associates with, he is the antithesis of what a constitutional conservative is and what I firmly believe is the salvation of America. If you believe that strongly as I do then it should NOT matter who the other option is …even one as horrible as Hillary.
You will see the weak fall by the wayside and cave and justify their vote for Trump. The pressure from every corner will be strong to conform.
BUT if you are a true patriot and want the America that we love to be there for your kids and their kids then ignore the noise and play the long game and eventually victory will be ours.