How Can We Make a Difference?

2010 April 30
by bc3b

In the past week we have expended a lot of energy battling one another. I think it’s safe to say that everyone on this site is a decicated conservative even though we sometimes disagree of tactics or even which Republican is the best in a particular race.

I also think it’s also safe to say that given the strong political opinions we all have, no one’s mind was changed during our discussions (but our hit count has risen dramatically).

One of the things we talked about when the site was started was how we can be different from other conservative blogs, taking a more activist role than most sites do. There are a number of things we can do to support conservative candidates even if those candidates are hundreds, or even thousands, of miles away.

  1. Support local conservatives or adopt a candidate. My congressional rep is a Democrat as is the case for many. I know it will shock you, but I  adopted Michele Bachmann.
  2. Support candidates financially by making sacrifices. I don’t think any of us are in the group of people that Barack Obama actually said he would tax ($250k+). If you normally buy lunch every day, pack your lunch for a month. Calculate how much you saved and donate that money to a conservative candidate or PAC. If you have conservative friends, hold a cocktail (beer and wine) party or euchre tournament and ask each of them to make a contribution to a particular candidate or the candidate of their choice.
  3. Volunteer your time. Contact your favorite candidate’s organization and ask what you can do to help. Most of us have unlimited long distance and most cell phone plans have unlimited night and weekend calling. You can be working a phone bank for a candidate in Arizona from California, Louisiana, Florida or Michigan.
  4. Promote conservative values and candidates to family and friends.
  5. Support the most conservative candidates in your congressional district and state. When the primary is over, it may be necessary to “hold your nose.”
  6. Work with the Tea Party because there is strength in numbers. A word of caution: the Tea Party almost always supports the most fiscally conservative candidate (e.g. Rand Paul in KY).

I believe we can all agree on this: if the GOP doesn’t take at least one house of Congress in 2010, we’re screwed as a nation. We all must work to make it happen.

What additional ideas  or suggestions do you have (as to what BJG can do as a group or we can do as individuals)?

34 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 April 30 5:37 am
    mulletover permalink

    Your actions 1 – 6 detail exactly what is needed.

    Turnout is 98% in this off-year election, and we have to win the enthusiasm battle.

  2. 2010 April 30 5:45 am
    justrand permalink

    Bravo, bc3b!

    BJG was created to all those things you list…and you have articulated them splendidly.

    When we started this site the Tea Party movement didn’t exist, but your point 6 “Work with Tea Party”, was our desire that this site be used to support other sites and movements that would create those strength in numbers.

    We have excellent posters and commenters on this site, and excellent visitors to this site as well. “Spirited debate” is ALWAYS welcome…but just remember we ARE the resistance, ALL of us! 🙂

  3. 2010 April 30 5:46 am
    MI Conservative permalink

  4. 2010 April 30 5:47 am
    MI Conservative permalink

  5. 2010 April 30 5:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    Consider emergency tactics. For example, right now Jan Brewer needs to know that we support her. Take a minute and go to her Facebook page to let her know you are behind her.

  6. 2010 April 30 6:06 am
    TLS permalink

    Well said, bc.

  7. 2010 April 30 6:30 am
    fedupartist permalink

    Did Rick Perry slam the AZ law?

  8. 2010 April 30 6:32 am
    fedupartist permalink

    WOW, AZ!

    Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Banning Ethnic Studies Programs

    After making national headlines for a new law on illegal immigrants, the Arizona Legislature sent Gov. Jan Brewer a bill Thursday that would ban ethnic studies programs in the state that critics say currently advocate separatism and racial preferences.

  9. 2010 April 30 6:34 am
    fedupartist permalink

    Associated Press

    Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement: “I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas.”

  10. 2010 April 30 6:38 am
    mulletover permalink

    If these other states don’t join Arizona with similar legislation, it is going to be a long and tumultuous summer for Gov Brewer and the people of AZ.

  11. 2010 April 30 6:40 am
    bc3b permalink

    fedupartist –

    Can Obama start a race war? Yes, he can (to borrow a phrase from his campaign)

    I don’t know if you saw Sarah Palin on Hannity earlier this week, but she said that while the President should be working to bring Americans together as one people, he is doing just the opposite – creating divisions by race, ethnic group, etc.

    Obama knows keeping the House will require high turnouts of blacks and Hispanics and he will do anything to do that even if it means tearing the nation apart.

  12. 2010 April 30 6:43 am
    bc3b permalink

    Perry may face a battle as members of the Texas legislature are planning to introduce a bill that’s similar to Arizona’s. “Goodhair” may face a difficult decision in an election year, one that may permanently dash his presidential aspirations.

  13. 2010 April 30 6:48 am

    Perry is a mitt romney clone,trying to appease all sides.
    Native”latinos” here in texas don’t care for the illegals either.He would be safe signing such legislation,as the amnesty types would never vote for him anyway.

  14. 2010 April 30 6:52 am
    fedupartist permalink

    If the AZ law is very popular there and NV (57% support), then it will be so in TX too.

    Could they override a veto in TX?

  15. 2010 April 30 6:53 am
    fedupartist permalink

    it is going to be a long and tumultuous summer for Gov Brewer and the people of AZ.

    I will do my part by looking for AZ based products. And if there is an organized counter-boycott, I’ll abide by it.

  16. 2010 April 30 7:01 am
    TLS permalink

    Apparently the economy grew at a rate of 3.2% in the first quarter. Even if that’s an unfudged number, it is not enough to lower unemployment.

    Also, check out the picture on Drudge with the caption “Tears at funeral”. It’s a picture of Obama but Pelosi is smiling like a friggin’ idiot at a funeral.

  17. 2010 April 30 7:05 am
    bc3b permalink

    Pelosi saw the photoshopped magazine cover and is convinced she really looks like that.

  18. 2010 April 30 7:06 am
    TLS permalink


  19. 2010 April 30 7:06 am
    fedupartist permalink

  20. 2010 April 30 7:14 am

    April 30, 2010
    Kos Feminazi Wants More Abortions
    Posted by Gregory of Yardale at April 30, 2010 5:40 AM

    The next time some lefty spouts the meaningless slogan, “No one is really pro-abortion, we’re just pro-choice,” remember this:

    “Do we dare admit that increasing the number of abortions might be not only good for women’s health, but also moral and just?”

    The writer — Aimee Thorne-Thomsen of the Pro-Choice Public Education Project — claims women aren’t having enough abortions, and that “women and want them to have access to all the information, services and resources necessary to make the best decisions they can for themselves and their families.”

    But there is some information the pro-abortion side manifestly does not want women to have. They are, for example, adamantly opposed to a woman receiving an ultrasound prior to an abortion to remind her of the human life she is about to exterminate.

    The author also felt that having a pregnant woman view her fetus before receiving an abortion is the same as:

    A: Setting a firefighter on fire before he can rush into a burning building B: Requiring a soldier to get shot before he is issued a firearm C: Showing a man seeking a vasectomy his own vas deferens by sticking a camera in through his urethra.

    PSA: Just because you think you can think of clever analogies doesn’t mean you really can.

  21. 2010 April 30 7:15 am

    Perry = W

  22. 2010 April 30 7:27 am
    bc3b permalink

    My daughter attends Catholic HS and this is the week they had the Right to Life display on the front lawn with one cross representing every two abortions a day. It makes you stop and think.

  23. 2010 April 30 7:42 am
    JustMary permalink

    #1 Indeed

  24. 2010 April 30 7:45 am


    …and I’m sure that offends a lot of Catholics too, BC.

  25. 2010 April 30 7:47 am

    ????? would not be pleased.

  26. 2010 April 30 9:01 am

    Perry: Fail.

  27. 2010 April 30 9:30 am
    justrand permalink

    I must admit, KH, I am very disappointed in Perry. Now that the Arizona legislators have “tweaked” the Law maybe he and others can use that as the excuse to back it.

    If Perry thinks the aligator will eat him last he is mistaken!

  28. 2010 April 30 9:48 am

    Now that the Arizona legislators have “tweaked” the Law maybe he and others can use that as the excuse to back it.


  29. 2010 April 30 9:57 am
    justrand permalink

    apparently the Arizona legislation has made changes…I don’t know the full details…but it supposedly adds “clarifying language”

  30. 2010 April 30 10:00 am
    mulletover permalink

    I understand mayors of the 3 largest cities are already weak in the knees, and are suing the governor to reverse her actions. These pussy willow politicians have all the substance of weak gruel and the spine of jellyfish.

    They ought to be run out of town. What do they want? More federal funds for their emergency rooms and bilingual signs.

  31. 2010 April 30 10:08 am
    justrand permalink

    what’s the difference between Islamic Jihad and La Raza?


  32. 2010 April 30 10:30 am
    beej permalink



  33. 2010 April 30 10:40 am

    30 – It’s BS in response to PR – It’s a cave in to codify no profiling vs. leaving it up to departmental protocol and implementing regulations.

    If days after he had time to review the law perry made that comment it’s a Fail – just blatant political posturing for the election.

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