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  • Blogging the American Dream

    Earlier this morning, at the Defending the American Dream Summit hosted by Americans For Prosperity, I attended a blogging seminar hosted by my colleague at Heritage, Rob Bluey. He spoke to an audience of AFP members ranging in age and experience. He provided an overview of everything that is needed to know about blogging.

    It is an important step for conservatives, young and old, to embrace the web. For far too long the right has trailed the left online. There is no reason for it. Americans For Prosperity and RightOnline are on the forefront of conservative activism and Heritage is proud to partner with them. Embracing new technology is vital to promoting our message in this ever changing world.

    Bluey also mentioned why establishing the narrative is important and how it can be done through blogging. The left often establishes online narratives for policy issues, most notably on FISA. The right has had a few victories, though. A few days ago when “Saturday Night Live” removed a video about the bailout critical of liberals, the right-leaning blogosphere came out against it (including this post by Heritage’s Conn Carroll). NBC put the video back online (albeit edited, but back online nonetheless).

    These victories are few and far between, but they do not have to be. Bluey spoke to a very enthusiastic audience today. Our hope is that they will go out and start blogs of their own because, whether they think so or not, they can make a difference.

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    2 Responses to Blogging the American Dream

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    2. JHumara, Phoenix AZ says:

      `You Sir and other right wingers, are quite an amazing psychological and sociological exhibit. The utter hubris, hutzpah you have in even showing your face on this or any other thread. Still working on the right words to describe your utter arrogance.

      You are quite an exhibit in the power of denial. After decades of science being right over and over and over and over again, you persist with your various mantras, excuses, juvenile attempts to actually blame the very people who have been right all along. And you, wrong all along. The entire right wing agenda proven wrong time and time and time again on the vast majority of the crucial political items. Supply side economics proven wrong. Military Imperialism proven wrong. Iraq wrong. Wrong on Global Warming. Wrong on massive deregulation. On and On and On and On.

      A long lifetime, in which, you could have come to grips with reality. But, time and again you keep up your delusional wall of denial. Literally the child with his hand in the cookie jar caught red handed, saying "Nuh Uh", wasn't me, was someone else caused these problems.

      You and millions of others vote in politicians who have literally poisoned the very air we breath, the water we drink. Quite possibly to the point where we could face the very real possibility of extinction or near extinction. Perhaps even, even as the native culture tell us, reduced to a small "breeding population". I'm sure you have children and grandchildren, probably. Even this does not deter you. The fact that you have contributed to the poisoning of the world that THEY will have to live in. Now, that was in no way the world you were given to grow up in was it?

      And make no mistake about Sir these are facts. As incontrovertible as the Sun coming up in the morning. You are like the obnoxious right wingers who started with Pres. Obama,, literally the day after the election, ranting and raving. After giving us Cheney/GWB for 8 yrs. The unmitigated obnoxiousness of that. Quite literally the maturity of juveniles and frankly the equivalent of juvenile delinquents.

      Now, to come on this site and try to shift the blame. Absolutely unbelievable. Let me tell you what the appropriate response to all this should be, since you are in such heavy denial. Deep shame, contrition. You should be admitting, Gee I was wrong. I'm Sorry. Let me see what I can do to help amend this horrible situation. If you don't have the capacity for that, may I suggest that you quietly find a hole to crawl in. Be quiet. That would be a bare minimum.

      How exactly do you look your children and grandchildren in the face, knowing in that deep secret place in your mind, that you HAVE been quite wrong, self centered, greedy and self indulgent. You not wanting to "pay forward" your responsibilities and give them the same or better world than you were given to grow up in. Once again, Denial a powerful thing, but I'm guessing it takes a lot of energy to keep that wall of denial up, so as to sleep at night, right?

      And now for the icing on the cake. You didn't need to do anything of substance whatsoever. All the hard work had been done by prior generations. Everything nicely arranged for you and your generation. All you had to do was be a reasonably informed citizen. Vote the right way. Not be duped by appeals to greed, which is all that was offered by the Republicans. Hey, we will up your "Net" a little bit. Couldn't resist that huh? Being a post war overindulged spoiled brat. It all boiled down to you just wanting more "Stuff" right? Look at what you have brought us by putting in power the conservatives for the last 30 years.

      Pathetic. And to come out publicly now with this right wing drivel? Beyond the pale. Absolutely disgusting and don't expexct this to be posted.

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