Open Letter To Conservatives: Stop Looking Forward To 2020

Too often as I go down my newsfeed on Facebook and even elsewhere on the internet, I find conservatives, and some activists across the board, feeling down and trying to be chipper. But it is not in a healthy manner.

They post and commiserate on how terrible this past year, this presidential primary was. And after they moan they move onto, “(insert potential candidate here) will be back in 2020 and will crush it!” And to these antics I say please stop.

Stop posting, stop commenting how this year is a wash, how all hope is lost and we should just look to the next presidential election. That is what has been done for years and do you know where this defeatist attitude has lead us? To a crushing debt, liberal policies being placed into law and the fear of the Supreme Court being taken over by activist liberal justices.

But does this crowd shake it off, stop crying and stand up? Not that I have seen. I include pundits in this, like Glenn Beck, for encouraging this nonsense defeatist behavior that has lead to eight years of Obama. Because the truth is the “perfect” candidate, much like the “perfect” man sought after in novels and film does not exist. We are humans and come with imperfections. And instead of accepting someones imperfections and weakness, we’d rather live in a happy future where our candidate is the nominee or the president. We get all fussy and “I told you so” when conservatives lose elections. But what have you done?

So I plead with you, to please end this defeatist attitude and help us stop another four years of liberal leadership. This time is not a joke, and if we screw up this year, we might not have an election four years down the road to make you feel better. We are looking at the potential for a liberal majority on the Supreme Court that will set our nation back for a generation or more. With the continuing assault of freedom of speech, religious liberty and the 2nd amendment we cannot afford to either sit out this election or encourage others to sit out or not vote with this negative and defeatist tone and actions.

It is time to step up and win this election. Donald Trump has to win this election, not because he is the best candidate. Trust me, he wasn’t in my top 5 candidates in the primary, but he is who we have. And right now he is this nations best and possibly last hope at stopping the Clintons and the liberals from taking the white house for another 4 years and furthering the divide that Obama has created.

Why I Am Done With Conservative Pundits & Fox News

It has been almost one year since the presidential race formally began with the first candidate entrance into the fray. A lot has happened, fights, entrances and drop outs, and a crazier race that most didn’t think would happen.

In comparison to past election years, this has been the most vile and vicious, as candidates, pundits and individuals have gone at each other, most coming out on the other side divided. And I have to say that I feel more disappointed and divided then ever. I have watched an entire TV station, and political pundits who once did their due diligence and fact checked and where responsible, swirl the drain of mediocrity and throw away their integrity in an instant.

I have watched as Glenn Beck went from listening to all candidates, supporting those who best represent us. To defending Ted Cruz without reason or facts. He ran to his defense when the claim was made that he wanted to federalize homeschooling. Which is partially not true, but when you want the government to give money towards homeschooling, you put yourself on the road to the government stepping in and federalizing it.

Sean Hannity, who I have tolerated for years, and sometimes appreciated. Has fallen head over heels for Trump and I cannot understand why someone can just throw away their beliefs and values like that.

I see people cover for Trump’s insane behavior, mock Rubio for one joke, cover up Cruz’s dirty campaign tricks against his competitors. The insanity reaches new heights with each passing day.

And the cherry on top is Fox News going from partially fair and balanced, to Trump’s personal news station. Every time he puts out a presser or an event, I see them cover either all of it or for 15 minutes to a half hour. I have never seen one candidate get such undivided attention. I was volunteer and supporter of Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and others for a long time, and never have I seen a full presser or event play on TV. They usually just cut out after they’ve seen enough of them or gotten what they believe was the real meat of story and got what they wanted.

Another stretch of insanity has been watching Breitbart.com, Drudge and other conservative news sites, fall so hard for a candidate that they post smear attacks of their own and put them in big bold headlines on their front pages. Never has there been such a blatant lack of fact checking and integrity in journalism in the conservative sphere for as long as I have been involved in politics. Sites that where once devoted to the truth and honest reporting, write up crap and peddle half truths as the truth in defense of their candidate.

This is why I am swearing off of these so called unbiased conservative pundits and sites. And if this goes anywhere, I would just say to Glenn Beck and conservative media in general. This is why your websites and TV stations or tanking. You no longer represent or report the truth.

I will return when you’ve admitted your wrongs and have gone back to fact based, unbiased reporting. Until then I’ll be watching CNN, I at least know where they stand.