Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Silence of the Conservative Lambs

By Lloyd Marcus
Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee

Wow! I experienced it first hand. I wrote an article defending the biblical take on an issue. The mainstream media misquoted me – took my words out of context to portray me as someone I am not – a rabid hater. Recklessly, without reading my original article to learn what I actually said, several news sources re-printed a reporter's distortion of my article.

Folks, I have no problem standing up for what I believe or even being hated for it. But, the media had thousands hating me for something I never said. Associates became nervous about being associated with me. Public figures began denouncing me. It was a very stressful situation. My stress did not come from the Left hating me. I was stressed over how the Left's lies about me negatively affected the lives of others in my life.

Here is the scariest effect of the media's gang character assassination. For about thirty seconds, I actually thought about framing my words to be more politically-correct. I thought perhaps it would be wise to frame my words in such a way that the media could not distort and use them against me. You know, the old you can catch more flies with honey thing. Well, the problem with that strategy is that the media seeks to destroy conservatives, especially black conservatives such as myself. Therefore, they will spin any and everything I say into a negative to scare me into shutting up.

Whenever conservatives simply speak the truth, they are branded extremist by the mainstream media and advised by consultants to “moderate their tone”.  Meanwhile, liberals/Democrats make the most outrageous over the top statements without a peep of criticism from the mainstream media or their party. Democrat VP Biden said, “Republicans want y'all back (blacks) in chains”. Democrat Rep. Andre Carson said the Tea Party movement would “love” to see black Americans “hang from a tree”. 

Democrat Alan Grayson said, “Republicans want you to die quickly”.
Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters said, “The tea party can go straight to hell.” Think about that folks. Millions of Americans who oppose Obama ignoring the Constitution and cramming his socialist/progressive agenda down their throat have been told by a Democrat to go to hell.

Has anyone in the media accused Democrats of being mean-spirited? Has any Democrat denounced a fellow Democrat's outrageous statements? No.

But Conservatives/Republicans wrestle with each other to be first at the microphone to denounce the slightest faux pas by someone on our side. They kick fellow Conservatives/Republicans to the curb saying, How could so and so have said something so stupid? They're done!

I know what many of you are saying, Lloyd grow up! Character assassination is a mainstay of politics, particularly Democrat politics. I realize that, but this was the first time the full assault wrath of the MSM slapped me in the face. My “right” cheek is still bruised. I now understand why so many people back away from their words and succumb to pressures to embrace the media's consensus on issues.

We see it all the time. A pundit makes a statement opposite of the MSM's consensus. The MSM gang assaults the pundit. Then, the pundit dials-back their original comments.

The Left uses a three step technique to silence opposition and shame you into embracing their agenda. I learned about this technique via an article by the late Fred Hutchison.

As an example, let's use the issue of gun control.

Step One: Desensitization. The Left pounds away 24/7 on the news, movies and etc that Second Amendment advocates and gun owners are irresponsible rednecks who do not care about children being murdered. This is to “desensitize” citizens to the idea of being stripped of their Constitutional right to bear arms.

Step Two: Jamming. Jamming means to “shame” gun owners into silence regarding their desire to own firearms and their opposition to being disarmed. Jamming is based on the idea that most humans feel shame when they believe they are not thinking, feeling or acting like the masses.

Step Three: Conversion. Conversion is when the public has become receptive to the idea of government ignoring the Second Amendment. The MSM portraying gun owners as cruel heartless idiots is a psychological attack in the form of propaganda designed to convert the emotions, minds and will of Americans to side with anti-gun activists. If done skillfully enough, anti-gun activists will be perceived as heroes.

Patriots, we can not allow the Left to bully us into becoming silenced Conservative lambs. On every issue, the Left/MSM sets the narrative; giving the issue a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Anyone daring to disagree with their consensus will be destroyed. Their bullying is working. More and more Americans are afraid to speak their minds.

Special thanks to courageous advocates for truth, justice and the American Way such as Pamela Geller, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck to name a few. Trust me folks when I say it ain't easy. These patriots, as I, are emboldened and driven by our love for the greatest nation on the planet.

Losing America is not an option. Therefore, we will not become silenced conservative lambs. Please join me in saying, neither will you!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Conservatism Lost a Battle, But Not the War!

By Lloyd Marcus
Proud Unhyphenated American
Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee

Dear Patriots. We lost! Obama-supporter Gabriel Gomez beat Conservative Republican Michael Sullivan in the Massachusetts primary. Gomez will be the Republican candidate in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.

Without repeating all of Gomez's two-faced actions again, I will inform you that Gomez endorsed Obama for president, contributed to his campaign and vowed to support Obama's agenda on a host of issues. Yes, you heard me correctly; and this guy claims to be a Republican. Michael Sullivan was the real-deal character-driven constitutional Conservative in the race. But as I stated, Sullivan lost.

Our team, Conservative Campaign Committee, is heartbroken. Folks, in all candor, we worked our butts off, giving it our all. Along the way we endured and survived vicious attempts to destroy our group by Sullivan's opponents in the race, who are determined to push conservatives out of their "big tent."

Legally barred from communicating with the Sullivan campaign, CCC launched an independent expenditure campaign in support of Sullivan. We produced and aired radio ads and a TV ad supporting Sullivan.

We held an historic 8 hour internet telethon that urged voters to support and help raise money to fund our pro-Sullivan TV and radio ad campaign. We also wrote countless OpEds and sent out millions of emails urging support for Sullivan.

Folks, please do not think I am whining, I am simply sharing the facts with you. We spent numerous nights with little sleep, doing everything we could to help Sullivan win. But, in the end, it came down to money. Gomez out spent us 9 to 1. Gomez had a war-chest of over $1,000,000.

Talk about adding insult to injury, I screamed at the TV watching a Gomez TV ad in which he misrepresented himself as a Ronald Reagan style Republican. In reality, Gomez is an Obama sycophant. It is the kind of repulsive sickening deceit permeating politics today.

All we voters want are candidates who say what they mean and mean what they say. Michael Sullivan is such a man. Sadly, we could not compete with the Gomez special interest money machine funding his campaign. Special interest gave Gomez hundreds of thousands of dollars for the primary.

Conservative Campaign Committee is not a super PAC. We function via funding from you – We The People. The largest contribution we can legally accept from an individual is $5,000. We cannot accept corporate contributions.

As I stated, we did an 8-hour internet telethon for Michael Sullivan. It was truly heartwarming that we received donations from practically every state in the union. It felt like a wonderful national family affair with people sharing the broadcast with their friends, family members, Young Republican groups and more. Donations ranged from $2 to $1000 – everyone pitching-in, giving whatever they could.

I am Chairman of CCC. I told my team to be at peace. We did our part. We did everything in our power to secure a Sullivan victory, including organizing an army of volunteers to make thousands of phone calls for Sullivan in the final days of the campaign - right up until the polls closed. Everything else is in God's hands.

Brother and sister patriots, we really wanted to win this one for you. A Conservative Republican winning in Massachusetts would have been a huge desperately needed shot-in-the-arm for the Conservative Movement.

But now is not the time to give up. Rather, as Ronald Reagan taught us, it truly is always darkest before the dawn, and yesterday teaches us that what we must do is redouble our efforts, work even harder, smarter and with greater determination. For this nation needs a restoration of constitutional conservative principles now more than ever. Take a moment to hear Reagan's words - for they ring as true today as they did so many years ago when he spoke them at a time where hope and optimism were in short supply, and patriots desperately needed a shot in the arm: 

Conservative Campaign Committee is already planning our next campaign in the battle to restore liberty and freedom; end Obama's tyranny and turn America back to the vision of our Founding Fathers. Thus, we remain on the front line – fighting in the trenches for you. God bless.

Restoring America: One Political Race, One Conservative Candidate at a Time.

By Lloyd Marcus
Proud Unhyphenated American

Upon our brief return to our home in Florida, Sammy, our greyhound gave me a ho-hum look and retired to his doggie-bed; not the excited welcome home I expected after being away for over a month. I fear the house-sitter has stolen the affection of my dog.

Mary and I have been in Massachusetts feverishly working to make Conservative Michael Sullivan the Republican nominee in the Massachusetts special election to fill the U.S.

Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.

Many of you may wonder why my Conservative Campaign Committee has been working so diligently on the Massachusetts Senate race. What makes flipping the Massachusetts traditionally Democrat seat to a Republican seat of such national importance? Well, it could start a ripple effect in the political landscape.

Folks, in case you have not noticed, we are losing America to the socialists/progressives. Obama is like a political Dr. Frankenstein who has created his lifelong dream, a socialist/progressive monster. With his eyes bulging with excitement, Obama yells with elation, It's alive! It's alive!

Facing little to no opposition from terrified Republicans, Obama's socialist/progressive monster is wrecking havoc making all of the Left's cultural and societal dreams come true; the redefinition of marriage, government control of your children, suppression of Christianity, disarming the American people, open borders and amnesty for illegals, a majority of the population on government assistance and most devastating of all, government having total control of our behavior – deciding who lives and who dies via Obamacare.

For those of you who think I am crazy or exaggerating, I offer a few current events.

Attorney General Eric Holder declared, “amnesty is a civil right”. Holder promises government will work to protect illegal aliens.

We have been told 11 million – but the reality is the new immigration bill will bring in 33 million new immigrants over the next 10 years. Rest assured, 25 million will vote Democrat for the freebies and have no desire to assimilate; thus, marking the end of the Republican Party.

In keeping with the Obama administration’s continuing assault on business, Harry Reid is consumed with rushing through an internet sales tax.

Did you ever believe a day would come in America when government would force your daughter to indulge in lesbianism? A government run school curriculum forces middle school girls to stand in front of the class and kiss pretending they are lesbians.

Exposed during the Dr Gosnell trial is the practice of “snipping” which is sticking scissors into the back of the baby's neck and cutting the spinal cord. Snipping is done to kill those annoying babies with such a will to live that they survive the abortion undermining the abortionist. The shocking and horrific abuses of the poor and minority women revealed in the Dr Gosnell trial has drawn not one word of criticism from Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile, Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to address/speak at a gala for Planned Parenthood which is essentially an abortion factory – especially of minority babies. Obama went as far as to demonize anyone opposing abortion. Planned Parenthood aborts 4000 babies a day folks – 4000 babies a day.

We, the Tea Party, and other patriots who love America are the perceived peasants who have risen up with pitchforks to challenge the out-of-control beast created by Obama. But what is our game plan – our strategy for victory? Simple: Install Conservatives in as many key positions as possible. This strategy along with prayer for divine help and guidance is the only way to restore our great country to the vision of our Founding Fathers. We restore America one race – installing one conservative candidate at a time.

So, this is why Mary and I have been away from our Florida home living in Massachusetts for the last month or so – abandoning my dog Sammy and her cat, Marilyn.

Filling Kerry's seat in the Senate with a Conservative Republican will give majority leader Harry Reid one less rubber-stamped vote. A Conservative in Kerry's seat would also be another thorn in Obama's side joining fellow constitutionalists Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

If the Republicans can find the courage to stand on principles and do well in the 2014 midterm elections, we could possibly, dare I say it, win the Senate. Then, we can impersonate Donald Trump and say, “Harry Reid, you're fired!”

This is why the Senate race in Massachusetts is so much bigger than just Massachusetts. Patriots, please contact your Massachusetts family, friends and associates and encourage them to vote for the conservative Republican choice, Michael Sullivan for U.S. Senate, in the Tuesday, April 30th primary.

Also, can anyone advise how I can rekindle Sammy, my greyhound dog's loyalty and affection?