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Conservatives, Social Media, And Returning The GOP To Its Base

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/14

Legal Insurrection has a recent article mainly concerning how the grass-roots Conservative re-awakening is beginning to show dominance on Twitter to reformulate the Republican Party back to its former ideals, to the dismay of Democrats and Ruling Class inside-the-beltway Republicans alike. (Hello, Dick Lugar.)

After watching the Democrats’ sheer dominance over social media forums during the 2008 Presidential election, it is doubtful that anyone could have predicted the conservative base would supplant them so quickly.

But beginning with the midterm elections of 2010, conservatives have been on a path to claim outright dominance over the medium altogether in a way comparable to that of the Talk Radio industry. This effort is taking its toll not just on the Democrats, but also on entrenched Republicans who, in the eyes of the GOP base, have lost their way.

Conservatives have long been upset with the direction their party was headed. One need look no further than the last 5 Presidential candidates the party has put forward, each one more typical and predictable than the last. It tends to share more in common with a Royal line of succession, than a series of democratically elected candidates.

Social Media was used very effectively by Liberals during the 2008 election cycle. Social Media was instrumental in bringing down the Egyptian government, and very useful in helping to bring down the Libyan government. Social Media bypasses the Ruling Class filtration systems. And the grass-roots Conservative movement has begun working very hard, using Social Media to clean up the Republican Party from the inside out.

It’s not just Twitter. It’s FaceBook. It’s micro-blogs like Truth Before Dishonor, with its couple thousand views a month (17 percent of which are represented by over 150 countries outside the US). And it’s bringing down Ruling Class Republicans and replacing them with actual Conservatives. And it’s doing it on shoe-string budgets, or with no money at all, all the while the Ruling Class Republicans are grossly outspending (many times still losing to) their underfunded grass-roots-supported Conservative opponents.

Dick Lugar, whose 1976 entry into the US Senate finally expires in January, heavily outspent Richard Mourdock but lost to the grass-roots Conservative, mostly due to Social Media involvement. Mia Love, a virtual unknown, is now the GOP nominee for Utah’s 4th District. Texas Lt Governor David Dewhurst is heavily outspending Ted Cruz for the Senate seat held by the rather statist Kay Bailey Hutchison, but could not get over the hump. Now that Sarah Palin has endorsed Cruz, and did it through Social Media, it looks like Dewhurst may have spent his Establishment money in vain. Allen West got major support from Social Media. Charlie Crist’s campaign for Senate out of Florida got incinerated by the grass-roots Conservatives using Social Media.

Times, they are a-chagin’, and there’s not thing one the Ruling Class can do about it. As the dead tree media continues to crumble and the Voters continue to spread the real news (not what the MSM puts out), the GOP is being refashioned into what it was meant to be and once was 100 years ago. And so long as we keep plugging away, we will get the job done and save our Nation.

I leave you with two quotes, one a fact and the other an exhortation.

“All that is needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing.”
“If not you, then who?”

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Welcome, @AssemblymanJeff Miller and @WhiteHouse2012 #tcot

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/05

Mere minutes after I welcomed Ted Cruz to my Twitter feed of TBD articles, Assemblyman Jeff Miller of the 71st District of California and WhiteHouse 2012 followed my twitter feed. I welcome both of you to Truth Before Dishonor, and I hope you look around here and like what you see. I also hope you choose to comment on the articles here.

And to you authorized authors here, why aren’t you posting more articles here? And why aren’t you designing your article titles with hashtags to draw attention from Twitter users? It’s a great way to get yourselves heard by the “movers and shakers” and a much more powerful way for your voices to actually make a difference, rather than merely discussing in an “echo chamber”.

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Welcome, @CruzforSenate #tcot #TedCruz #USSenate

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/05

@CruzforSenate is now following my twitter feed, which broadcasts all Truth Before Dishonor articles! Yes, that would be the same Cruz as the Ted Cruz I endorsed some time ago to replace the squish Republican Senator who is retiring from the US Senate after having failed to unseat Governor Rick Perry. That would be the same Ted Cruz who is descended from Cuban immigrants to the US. That would be the same Ted Cruz who learned early in life that the “Progressive” (read Socialist) agenda would be the death of the US. That Ted Cruz campaign has decided to follow my twitter feeds.

This comes on the heels of a Breitbart blogger, Dan Riehl, and others tweeting my old article covering “The Dixiecrat Myth” (found in my side-bar) and declaring it a good article — causing a mini-lanche of over 300 visitors here. My Twitter feed now has members of the Breitbart family of blogs, the Daily Caller, FOX News personalities, and other people with “Names” following it! Yes, that former Senator from Tennessee who you can see in some of the reruns of Law & Order, is also following my Twitter feeds. So is that Sikh woman from South Carolina who just so happens to be the Republican Governor there.

With all those important figures following my Twitter feed of all the TBD articles, why aren’t you?

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#DixiecratMyth Minilanche!

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/02/25

So I came home from work this morning and checked my blog’s internal Site Stats, as I usually do. But what I found was abnormal. Prior to 10am, Truth Before Dishonor had already gotten over 270 views! A quick look at the numbers showed me where those views came from and what they were (mainly) viewing. It was my article I wrote May 10, 2011, entitled The Dixiecrat Myth, which can be found prominently linked in my side bar. And the source of those hits? Twitter and FaceBook. And a quick check of Twitter to see who caused those hits (because I’m not skilled enough to do any in-depth searching of that sort) showed links from Adam Baldwin (who sent the link to some well-known people), Dan Riehl, and others.

Thanks, folks, for the shout out! It is very much appreciated.

Posted in Blogging Matters, Character, Conservative, history, Law, Liberal, media, Philosophy, politically correct, politics, race, society, truth | Tagged: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Sudden Interest In Gloria Steinem

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/12/10

So last night I examine my hit totals and I find a big surprise. Nearly 300 searches for Gloria Steinem hit my site. My Flag Counter said nearly all those hits were unique hits. Of course, since basically the only time I mentioned her was in a Rule 5 posting, the searchers didn’t find what they were searching for. Wondering why all the sudden interest in Gloria Steinem, I checked some of my resources. Scanning through my FaceBook and Twitter accounts, I found nothing that jumped out and said Gloria Steinem. Neither did Patterico’s Pontifications, Hot Air, The First Street Journal. Already today, nearly 100 more hits looking for Gloria Steinem has caused me to look at other sources of information I use. Nothing on The Other McCain, not even their “Live At” linkages. Legal Insurrection had nothing that stood out and said “Gloria Steinem”.

Surely, if Gloria Steinem had done something blogworthy in the past 36 hours, the above blogs would have said something. So I wondered to myself if the sudden heavy searching for Gloria Steinem was actually searching for Gloria Allred. The problem with that possibility is that none of my resources had said anything that jumped out Allred over the past 36 hours, either. So why this sudden interest in a whacked out and washed up ’60s reject radical Leftist?

Seriously, you searchers, what is the sudden jump in interest for her? I’d like to know.

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