How Young Conservatives Can Stay Sane Despite the 2012 Election

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Like many younger conservatives, I endured tough electoral losses in 2008 and 2012 while residing deep within a liberal bubble (academia and Washington, D.C., respectively), where the onslaught of gloating “I told you so” remarks and gleefully offered post-mortems of conservatism were as plentiful as they were painful.

However, it’s really not as bad for the GOP as it seems….


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Claire is an editor of the YoungPatriots website. A 20-something mom, her main concern is how the decisions made in government today will affect the lives of her children when they're her age. She believes passionately in a limited government, a charitable church and a peaceful personal life. In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas.
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  • Pinquot

    The only person I heard say anything about Big Bird was Romney… once, during a debate (he may have said it again if he had to double back on his words there like he did on so many others, I don’t recall.) Wound-licking conservatives have apparently decided after-the-fact that this was a major fixation of the Obama campaign. Since Republicans have stated explicitly that they refuse to be swayed by facts or reality, I suppose this little revision is more than up to their standards. I for one encourage this clownish in-the-dark ignorance on the part of the conservatives; by all means, continue to believe that any truth that causes you discomfort or inconvenience is simply a liberal conspiracy. I mean, how advantageous can it be to honestly interpret the world around you, have some sense of what’s actually going on, and make decisions accordingly, right? This aggressive self-delusion on the part of the Right served the Left quite well in this most recent election, and if they stay the course it will no doubt do so again in the future. Good job guys. Keep it up.