Conservative Victory Requires Overcoming Popular Fantasies

Article subtitle: 
The Right has a lot of work to do before it can be assured that what it has to offer will attract enough support to dethrone the progressives. Facing tough fact
Article author: 
Edward Ring
Article publisher: 
American Greatness
Article date: 
March 17, 2021
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 
It will take more than a disastrous performance by Joe Biden for conservatives to win back control of the U.S. House and Senate in 2022, and retake the presidency in 2024. For conservatives to get their country back, they will have to build a coalition that brings together NeverTrumpers, libertarians, social conservatives, economic nationalists, millions of independents, and moderate Democrats.
 
Defining an agenda that ought to appeal to all of these groups is actually the easier part. It just requires courage combined with tact. Reject, with Reaganesque grace rather than Trumpian bluster, all the nihilistic absurdities of left-wing Democrats. Reject them categorically.
 
For example: We will not enforce quotas based on race or gender. Anywhere. We will not tolerate curricula that teach K-12 students that America is inherently oppressive. We will take back our city streets... We will have realistic energy policies...
 
But it isn’t the biggest challenge conservatives face. That would be the meaning of nationalism, and how nationalism should inform our understanding of the size and role of the federal government....
 
Should nations exist in the 21st century? According to the corporate leftist establishment, the answer is no. Their goal is a global community, run by a globalist oligarchy, with supra-national institutions managing and allocating resources. Responding effectively to the vision of corporate globalism is subtle. ...
 
... another unavoidable reality must be faced: the rise of a rival superpower, China, ruled by a regime that is as implacably committed to world domination as it is prepared to take centuries to achieve that goal....
 
Conservatives who think it will not matter if China gradually replaces the United States as the economic and military hegemon in the world have not thought it through....
 
Conservatives have to convince their isolationist and libertarian factions that a strong federal government and a strong military are unfortunate necessities. There is no way around it. ...
 
The good news for conservatives is that so far, Joe Biden is doing everything wrong. By the millions, Biden voters are experiencing buyer’s remorse. But the conservatives have a lot of work to do...