This is the next installment in our series of contributions by a mysterious denizen of Mobile, Alabama, named “Felix Veritas.” I promise that I am not Felix and Felix is not I. In fact, there will surely be times when I disagree with Felix; I could take issue with a sentence or two in this installment — and am not inclined to follow this particular advice here. But many conservatives feel this way, so it’s worth considering this viewpoint. Felix is very thoughtful and a terrific auto-didact, with a great sense for “the big questions” of culture and politics. — Quin

 

If you want to win the game, it helps to know the rules.

 

For Lord knows how long, Democrats accused Republicans of hating poor people, hating minorities, wanting to starve children and the elderly, and wanting to poison the Earth’s water and air.

 

Obviously, lies all. And to that end, conservatives chose to “take the high ground” and not respond with derogatory statements. Instead, most GOP officials quote policy benefits while ignoring — despite how true — the Democrats malevolence and deceit.

 

However, with the mainstream media functioning as the Democratic Party’s propaganda arm, it’s time to play by the rules as recognized by the adversary. I’m not suggesting Republicans lie about liberals and liberal policies the way Democrats do about Republican initiatives. I’m saying just call liars what they are, and back it up with history.

 

Case in point: President Trump’s proposed tax plan created screams of angst from the Left. Once again the Democrats’ stupidity paraded itself as “expert” talking heads decried tax cuts for supposedly never creating any economic growth. (Check the record. They are spectacularly wrong.)

 

What planet do these morons live on? And it’s not a small sampling, as both CNN and MSNBC are infested with them. What’s worse, the brazen willingness to insult the intelligence of anyone possessing an elementary understanding of history (recent history, for that matter) is astonishing.

 

These folks have no shame. They are either painfully stupid, or think the Average American is. Either way, it’s time to take the gloves off.

 

There’s no need to be nice to someone who doesn’t want to get along. Conservatives need to be confrontational and demand liberals back up their claims or recant them. Go on the offensive and ACT like we won the House, Senate and Presidency. Apparently, that reality hasn’t set in on some of the GOP leadership yet.

Photo by Tim Hipps, U.S. Army

 

After all, we’re right. Our policies work. Democrat policies create Cuba and Venezuela. Why haven’t Republican leaders made that argument, showing pics of Hollywood elites chumming with Hugo Chavez on every cable news show available?

 

Who knows. But one of Sun Tzu’s axioms of military victory is to know the battlefield and understand the rules of engagement. Republicans have been using knives in a gunfight with Democrats to this point. It’s time to bring out bazookas and grenades and engage the enemy with their own rules. And then be willing to win.

 

The country will be better off for it.

Note: I did a straight-news round-up of national reaction to the tax plan (although I did not write the Felix-like headline), at this link. — Quin

 

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