“The barrier to progress here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation … is [that] there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, who are out of the mainstream,” White House advisor David Plouffe said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley."
“We need more Republicans in Congress to think like Republicans in the country who are seeking compromise, seeking balance,” he said.
Like we said last week, "No Labels" and "No Differences" are the Leftists' new rallying cries. And sad and naive as it may be, there are well-meaning Republicans who think their tolerance and lack of commitment to particular social issues will make them less offensive and more appealing to voters, as well as the public as a whole. Fact is the "No Labels" strategy isn't new and it always fails.
Dropping political identification is a movement that market-conscious public relations' gurus and high paid political consultants are pushing once again, after focus groups and polls show that Americans are polarized over controversial issues such as war, taxes, budget ceilings, fiscal cliffs, abortion, gay marriage, gun rights and immigration.
Rather than debate the logic of their positions, the Left shrewdly appeals to emotions, calling for empathy and tolerance for THEIR views, not for the other side's. To this new movement, conservatives are nasty and unacceptable just because they see things differently.
This new "No Labels" activists are the Neville Chamberlains of America. For example, as in the video below, they urge dropping the "pro-choice" and "pro-life" labels to discuss, empathize and walk a mile in an expectant mom's shoes. Terms such "legalizing love" and "offering equal rights" are Leftists' rhetorical responses to traditional family values and natural marriage parameters.
Conservatives see hands-on acts of charity as the best way to help the poor. Charity should come from the heart and rtouch the needy directly, rather than go through a government bureaucracy.
Conservatives reach out to those in challenging pregnancy situations with responses that benefit both the expectant mother and her unborn child. Pregnancy crisis centers provide coping mechanisms and the encouragement needed to make good choices for both the mothers and their babies. That type of empathy positively affects lives.
At one point in the video below, the soft female narration voice soothes as she lists the options an expectant mother "in her shoes" has to consider - "adoption, end a pregnancy or raise a child" - and that they should all be offered. The "end a pregnancy" is tucked in neatly - but in reality, the awful truth is that "ending a pregnancy" is ending an innocent baby's life.
The more ultrasounds are used and the more medical advances show exactly what's going on inside an expectant mother's womb, the more rational observers must realize that abortion is nothing else but murder. That may be uncomfortable to hear or to think, but it is truth.
This growing "No Labels" bi-partisan, pacifist movement is an offensive PR tactic to shame and soften any conservative stands Liberals frame as "heartless." But the three choices offered in the video below are perfect examples of the manipulation Liberals are using - and one can be sure it will be the tactic Obama's new activist organization will use to sway public opinion.
Conservatives must be on guard against the tactics the Left will be using in the days ahead, and more importantly, be prepared to lead with bright, bold direction and political colors. No matter what the Liberals push mainstream Americans to believe, conservative views are ultimately the most liberty- minded and freedom-promoting.
Bold conservative views promote individuals, not the State, they respect human life, rather than narcissistic convenience and they embrace the future more than immediate gratification.
The Obama Administration is now focused on changing the American conversation. They will work hard with generous resources to divide between those who hold strong opinions and those that not only tolerate but embrace others' differences. The church's teachings will become problematic if they don't fit within the "No Labels" politically-correct agenda. It's already begun.