The headline is a quote from moi, your’s truly. And it really does matter. Most Establishment Republicans seem to hold that winning is Job 1 and Job 2 is…yeah…just…whatever. To activists or those good souls that see something wrong and want to right it, the second part IS the most important.
So, for those newly elected or the re-elected Republicans in both the NH Senate and House, what IS your “AFTERWARDS”?
I’ve oft said that the Dems have a whole fleet of bills sitting on the tarmac waiting for the Tower to give permission for takeoff. Then “le déluge” that we have seen when they’ve held the majorities. And those bills have specific purposes to advance their agenda in coordinated and interlocked fashions.
So, when will we see the same thing on the Repub side?
I’ve seen a couple of R majorities so far since being politically activated, and all I see is “lower taxes!” as a unifying moment.
HAS there been any strategic planning that was done LAST year, or better, the year before or earlier, to roll out the R jets onto the NH taxiways? Are those all set?
Or, do we have a flock of random LSRs sitting in the mail slots?
Carpe Diem, guys – as I said last time:
If the NH Republican Party wants to win, and win Consistently, act like you believe in the Platform. Speak like you do and at each and every turn. Vote like you do at each and every opportunity. And Legislate like there’s no tomorrow because two days ago was that “no more tomorrow” – and you blew it
It’s another way to combine two of my favorite memes”
Consistency breeds Trust which yields Votes
Winning is only a precursor; what you do afterwards is more important
I wrote that AFTER the Rs lost their majorities. I bring up those foundational truths as unsolicited advice to KEEP the majorities in two years:
- Pick one to three values that resonate with your base (e.g., Freedom, More Choice, Delegation of Power OUT of Concord)
- Build Policies to enhance those Values
- Write Legislation to implement and enhance those Policies.
- DO the work yourselves – don’t let bureaucrats create rules and regulations.
- And do some PR for yourselves (and the process) all the time – and then talk more and more.
ConSISTENTLY do the above. Make it second (if not first) nature.
Point out, at high and at low levels, not that you are better but WHY your values are better and make it personal for everyone. Like:
Who Chooses? You or the Government?
Make sure that people know that THEY should be choosing every time possible. Then make sure the Government isn’t. Consider that a starting point.