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Five True Lies Republicans Should Tell In 2016

Our readers don’t really need to see another column, post, or podcast about how the Supreme Court and the Obama administration has wrecked the America we used to know, and we’re past the time where we wallow in grief about how the country is lost.

It’s not lost. The fight isn’t over until conservatives say it’s over. Are you really going to just sit there and let a bunch of high-school losers who found religion in campus cultural Marxism destroy the greatest society in world history? The Nazis, Bolsheviks, and Japanese imperialists couldn’t do it with guns and bombs and yet you’ll allow Jon Stewart to do it with a TV show?

As a greater American than me might say, pure applesauce.

But one thing is painfully obvious — the cultural and political rout the Right has suffered over the past decade (or longer) won’t be reversed with the same stupid tactics that have gotten us where we are.

Stop retreating, stop compromising, and stop acting like the other side is a bunch of nice people who just don’t understand the world as it is. The other side is a bunch of arrogant, hateful control freaks whose own lives are so empty and devoid of spirit that they can’t get fulfillment without interfering with yours. The other side practices tyranny as a lifestyle choice, and they’re so accomplished in their tactics that without a single vote of a legislature they can affect your consumer options or even what you can say.

Fighting these people in the culture, which as Andrew Breitbart rightly said is upstream from politics and therefore at least as important if not more so, is something conservatives have yet to fully engage. That’s a whole other column, if not several. But for our purposes today, let’s consider politics — and let’s offer a little bit of advice to the dozen and a half GOP presidential candidates who are scuffling for the right to hopefully avoid being the third flat-footed Republican to lose a national election to a wannabe socialist dictator.

A good rule is this — if you consider one of the Left’s cultural aggressions, and use your imagination to envision an extension of same into absurdity, you need only wait a while before the insane next step you thought up surfaces in a headline as the Left’s next cultural aggression.

Since that’s the case, get tough, and get smart — and hang these people with their own stupid ideas. Here are five things you can say about the Democrat nominee which will be vehemently denied but will stick anyway — because everybody knows they’re true.

1. “My Opponent will eliminate tax exemptions for churches.” Oh, but that’s crazy, and it’ll never happen. Except it’s absolutely being discussed on the Left, and openly. In the wake of the Obergefell case last week, the Gay Mafia is now demanding precisely this of the Democrat politicians it controls. And during oral arguments at the Supreme Court before Obergefell was decided, President Obama’s lawyer Donald Verrilli openly stated that the question of tax treatment for churches refusing to officiate gay weddings would come under debate if gay marriage won in that case.

Every church in the country would be affected if tax exemptions went away, and lots of them would close. In particular, lots of churches servicing mostly Democrat constituencies couldn’t survive the loss of tax exemptions. So the bigger the issue becomes, the bigger a wedge it is for the Dems to overcome within their own base — and the more energized the evangelical community will be to crush the godless villains on the other side.

2. Push a constitutional amendment to ban polygamy, and demand the Democrat nominee join you in making it happen. Polygamy always has been a lot larger threat to the Western, Judeo-Christian concept of marriage than the same-sex facsimile is — because while gay marriage is a peculiar notion that at most would affect about one percent of the population who can’t reproduce themselves, polygamy represents a demographic time bomb and there are cultures — one in particular — that promote it as a legal institution.

While you can say gay marriage doesn’t really affect anybody who isn’t gay, and if it wasn’t part of a larger attempt to delegitimize and demonize Christians in society that might actually be true, you can’t say that of polygamy. We know something about polygamist societies, and what we know isn’t good. In fact, we are reliably informed from events overseas that the world’s leading polygamist culture is especially hostile… to homosexuals.

So who could be for polygamy? “My opponent, that’s who. Why won’t she support the anti-polygamy amendment? Is she a secret admirer and enabler of a hostile and alien culture bent on destroying America?”

3. The federal government is going to destroy your neighborhood, and your property values, with Section 8 housing. And it will unless we have a Republican in the White House who’s actually willing to do something about it. We already know that Obama’s HUD is attempting to use grant money to subsidize housing for poor people in good neighborhoods so as to “diversify” the suburbs and exurbs and thus dilute Republican voting strength there, and now, with the Supreme Court’s ruling that “disparate impact” can be used to prove housing discrimination even where there is no actual discrimination, the door is open to destroying real estate as we know it.

Let’s say you’re a real estate developer and you want to build a bunch of half-million dollar houses in a subdivision on a prime plot of land in an upscale area. Except now, under our new socialist masters, you can build all the houses you want but if you try to sell them you’ll get sued if you can’t find enough minority and “disadvantaged” homeowners to satisfy the bean-counters. The only way to develop residential real estate in the future, therefore, is to build lots of cheap houses for the government’s clientele — unless you want to build nice places for rich white people to live in, smack-dab in the middle of the inner city.

Nobody will do the latter, and the result is why we can’t have nice things. Don’t put a Democrat in the White House again unless you want criminals, terrorists, and bums moving in next door on your taxpayer dime.

4. They’re trying to import a whole new electorate to dilute your vote and make you a stranger in your own land. There’s nothing wrong with having a robust policy of immigration, and a growing population is far better economically and culturally than a stagnant or shrinking one. Republicans don’t need to take a nativist approach to the immigration question, or demand that all the illegals be deported, in order to look at what the Left is attempting to do on the issue. We already know that socialist parties look upon mass importation of unassimilable people from the Third World as an electoral bludgeon against the electorate as is. And with racist, fascist groups like La Raza firmly ensconced in the Democrats’ camp, the non-stop agitation to let illegals vote in local elections and the Supreme Court’s refusal to take up the question of what states can do to insure American citizens are the ones voting in American elections, the other side can’t really argue they’re not up to something similar.

What we want is to create Americans out of our immigrants, in the largest numbers we can. What the Left wants is to create Democrats out of them. Our goal is good for everybody. Their goal allows them to rule over a ruin.

5. “My opponent thinks the Jews are the cause of all the trouble in the world, and Israel won’t be safe with him in charge.” Pin the rampant anti-Semitism and bigotry against Israel on our nation’s campuses on the Democrat party. After all, its current president is unquestionably the most anti-Israeli leader this country has had, to be rivaled only with its past president Jimmy Carter (whose hatred of the Hebrews only really flowered after his term in office). And with the crazy Israel divestment agitation being put forth solely on the Left, let’s make the Democrat nominee either own or disown those people.

It’s stale to talk about how much you stand with Israel. We all know that a Republican will stand with Israel. What we also know is the Left refuses to do so. Isn’t it time it got called out for it and made to pay a price among a constituency it claims but hasn’t earned?

By now, there is no reason to continue this charade whereby polite Republicans act as though their opponents are good people with whom we disagree. That gets us nowhere; we get demonized and we’re charitable toward them, which essentially amounts to admitting they’re better than us.

Start hitting them with the same kinds of accusations they specialize in. Let’s make them play defense for a while.

Scott McKay
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Scott McKay is a contributing editor at The American Spectator  and publisher of the Hayride, which offers news and commentary on Louisiana and national politics, and, a national political news aggregation and opinion site. Additionally, he's the author of the new book The Revivalist Manifesto: How Patriots Can Win The Next American Era, available at He’s also a writer of fiction — check out his three Tales of Ardenia novels Animus, Perdition and Retribution at Amazon. Scott's other project is The Speakeasy, a free-speech social and news app with benefits - check it out here.
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