A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century

Just over a year ago I announced on this blog that I was undertaking a massive project to write a book about minority conservatives. The concept was vague and undefined, but I knew that it was something that I needed to do.

I didn’t have an agent, I didn’t have a publisher, and I didn’t have a name for the book.

One year later and I still don’t have an agent or a publisher, but I have named the book and I’m proud to announce that you can now pre-order it on Amazon. (Paperback copies will be available in mid-March).

The concept of the book changed as I worked on it and eventually settled on the topic of outreach. The minority conservatives I interviewed had so many good ideas for how to reach their communities and as I wrote I realized that this topic is probably the most important one that I could address.

That’s not all the book is about, but it is the majority of the writing. The book is filled with interviews from conservatives from as many backgrounds as I could find and their ideas, along with my own research, formed the basis for the rest of the book. You’ll also find out what the core principles of being a conservative are and what it’s like to be a minority conservative.

I sincerely hope that what I have written in this book does justice to the work of those interviewed and helps conservatism to move forward into the 21st century.

I proudly announce that A New Breed of Elephant: Conservative Outreach, Transcending Identity Politics, and Victory in the 21st Century will hit the web on March 1st, 2016.

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Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Values Voter Summit

Few things on the “conservative” side of politics annoy me more than the Values Voter Summit. I can’t think of a time where they have added something truly conservative (or useful) to the political climate of the country.

However, a couple of things worth noting happened at the summit this year and they are things that pretty much sum up what I dislike about the demographic that the this group appeals to. The Values Voter summit is built by, and for, a demographic I like to refer to as “Progressive for Jesus” (if you’ve read this blog much you’ve seen me use this before, if you are new then this refers to a subset of “social conservatives” that feel that their religion and morals should be forced onto the rest of the country via big government style legislation…they share a lot more in common with progressive ideology than conservative). This is the demographic you are likely to hear making claims like “This is a Christian nation”, because they think their religion somehow gets special privilege to control the nation due to the incorrect belief that some of the founding fathers believed in their version of God and/or went to a church similar to their own.

If you can’t tell, I don’t care for this type of person much.

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Grow The F*ck Up: The Valdosta Flag Scuffle Shuffle

keep-calm-and-grow-the-fuck-up-35It’s been a really long time since I added to this particular series of articles. In case you have forgotten my previous articles, please check out Grow The F*ck Up, Grow The F*ck Up: The UCLA Remixand Grow The F*ck Up: The Professor Probation Alternative

Usually these articles take a swipe at childish liberals who need to learn to play nice with people they don’t agree with, but today, as the title says, we are shuffling things up a bit.

Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran, was handcuffed and led away from protesters at Valdosta State University in Georgia. 

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The Only Thing Worse Than an Audit is a Colonoscopy; Now You Get Both from the Same People

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Putting the IRS in charge or Obamacare seems like a mistake of epic proportions, especially with the recent knowledge that the IRS has been harassing Tea Party groups, pro-constitution groupspro-life organizationsPro-Israel, and religious institutions.

I foresee the following happening.

Patient to Obamacare IRS office: I need medical attention.

Obamacare IRS office: Yes, I can help you with that. I just need you to fill out these forms.

Patient: Holy crap, I’m going to need treatment for carpal tunnel too after filling these out.

IRS office: You’ll need to fill out a different set of forms for those, let me get those for you. *hands patient a stack of paperwork twice the size of the first one*

Patient: *begins filling out paperwork* Hey, why do you need to know what political party I’m registered too? AND who I voted for last election?

IRS office: It’s standard procedure.

Patient: Okay…wait, you need to know what books I’ve read in the last year?!

IRS: With a summary of the content as well, yes.

Patient: You want a book report?

IRS: Standard-

Patient: -Procedure, I know. Hey, you can’t ask me if I own guns. That has nothing to do with my medical needs.

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