Posted on | March 15, 2013 | 8 Comments
“We can’t wait for Republicans to advance the conservative cause.”
If you only have time for one segment, pick the second one, where he celebrates Paul’s filibuster, and contrasts conservatives with the Republican Party.
He starts off with a reference to the Marco Rubio Water Bottle Incident Of 2013. He says people wonder why he’s leave “the most debilitated body in the world” to lead Heritage:
DeMint goes on to describe Rand Paul’s filibuster, and how that Heritage has to translate the leadership on display by those who joined the filibuster into inspiration for the base. A boxing analogy follows:
The birth of the Tea Party was the opportunity for the Republican Party to embrace the movement, but the GOP hardly misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity to match word with deed. The Heritage TODO list:
- Build on successes of 2010. Republicans didn’t lead; conservatives did.
- Permanent, ground-up grass roots organization, e.g. Heritage Action.
- Figure out the communications, and speak conservative policies to all Americans.
- Tell the stories, and broadcast the positive life transformations brought by conservative policies.
- Reinvigorate state-on-state competition.
The good news is that conservativism is winning at the state level. DeMint draws contrasts, and says that conservatives have the Progressives right where we want them. But we have to show up and engage.
What do do:
- ObamaCare gets the death panel.
- Nothing we do about immigration can reward people for lawbreaking.
- Conservatives must lead with plan to balance the budget in the next decade, without a tax increase.
- We must stand for core societal institutions, and must bolster federalism against judicial activism.
Conservative foreign policy can be summarized in two words: strength and focus.
Update: linked at Daily Pundit. Thanks, Bill!