America is a center right nation that has consistently rejected the socialist European (liberal) style of government which, at its core, means bigger government, more spending, and higher taxes. To best win the ideological war, Conservatives must make the connection clear between liberal fealties to these unpopular and un-American positions and the diminished state of our country which, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, 64 percent of voters say is on the wrong track. It is no coincidence that after years of liberal control of government, Americans are fed up and fully engaged on the issues, thus making them more receptive to our message.
We must make the case that it is not just one policy, but the entire liberal agenda that has failed the American people and led to 9 percent unemployment, skyrocketing gas prices, and an exploding $14,000,000,000,000 national debt. From the stimulus and Obamacare, to cap and trade and amnesty, the Obama Administration and its allies have tried to strong-arm a radical agenda that stands in stark contrast with the needs and wishes of the American people. Conservatives must highlight these facts at every turn and call out the Obama Administration when it demagogues straw man opponents or uses deceptive language to explain its socialist policies instead of defending its failed agenda.
David N. Bossie is the President of Citizens United