Conservatives: Stop Needlessly Defending Yourselves
Posted by Joshua Price on October 20, 2007
I want to write about something that has been an issue for me for awhile now but with Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage under fire here lately, now is a good time to talk about it.
Why do we, conservatives, constantly feel the need to apologize or defend ourselves when there is no need to or there is nothing to defend?
Rush Limbaugh said nothing wrong or inappropriate, yet because Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid(D-Nevada) went to the senate floor and spouted off inaccuracies and took comments out of context, Rush felt the need to spend a lot of air time over the last week and a half needlessly defending himself. Who cares what Harry Reid says? He’s an ultra-liberal democrat. We know what they stand for, and this should not surprise anyone.
Rush should have used a segment or two to talk about the situation and then move on to other, more important issues. I will, however, applaud Rush for the good that has come from this by raising about $4 million dollars for a great charity, but Rush didn’t need to defend himself–he didn’t do or say anything wrong!
The same goes for Michael Savage with his situation with the liberals and illegals in San Fransisco.
I understand the reflex wanting to defend one’s self whenever falsely accused of something–I have gone through it here with being branded as a “Muslim hater”–but we have to get past that reflex when we didn’t do or say anything wrong.
We are at our best when we are talking about problems and creating real, conservative solutions to those problems. We are paying way too much attention to the Democrats. We can’t control what they say or do, but we can control what we as conservatives do. There will always be times and issues that require us to pay attention to the Democrats (i.e. when they actually do something in regards to legislation), but we need not pay attention to their insane, inaccurate rhetoric. When they begin acting on things that’s we need to shift more focus to them.
The bottom line here is that conservatives win elections when we focus on ideas, not by focusing on the opposition.