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A Locker-Room Speech for Conservatives

Posted: November 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm   /   by

I don’t know about other Conservatives, but I’ll need some time to sulk — maybe a day or two — but no more.  We lost a major battle November 6, but not the whole war.  We do have some victories tonight, we have a foundation we didn’t have in 2008, we have a heritage we are rightly proud of, and we know we are in the right.

Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots put together the following, a kind of locker-room speech, which will help me get back in the fight.  If you are a Conservative, it may help you as well.

You Are The Last Best Hope For America

Fellow Patriots,

With the catastrophic loss of the Republican elite’s hand-picked candidate –Tea Party Patriots like you are the last best hope America has to restore America’s founding principles.

For those of us who believe that America, as founded, is the greatest country in the history of the world – a ‘Shining city upon a hill’ – we wanted someone who would fight for us. We wanted a fighter like Ronald Reagan who boldly championed America’s founding principles, who inspired millions of independents and ‘Reagan Democrats’ to join us, and who fought his leftist opponents on the idea that America, as founded, was a ‘Shining city upon a hill.’

What we got was a weak moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country-club establishment wing of the Republican Party. The Presidential loss is unequivocally on them.

While it might take longer with President Obama back in office, we are not going away and will continue to educate Americans on our core principles, and why they are essential for America’s future greatness. It took over 40 years to take America to the place we are tonight. We have known since we began protesting at our first round of tea parties in February, 2009, it would take longer than 3 ½ years to correct the problems facing our country.

The re-election of President Obama may be daunting tonight. Remember in 2008, the people who did not give up after the elections, the ones who started Top Conservatives on Twitter, Smart Girl Politics, and DontGo, paved the way for us to have a conference call with just 22 people on the call after Rick Santelli had a rant in 3 months later. We went from 22 people to over 40 million voters who said they identify with the “tea party” and would vote with the tea party in less than 4 years. That happened because of each of you.

We cannot change what the Republican establishment handed us tonight. We can stop Barack Obama from fundamentally changing the future and character of this nation. We can stop the mushy-middle, non-fighters in the GOP from rolling over and getting rolled, yet again by the Left.

Here is what we are going to do.

We are going to fight for America’s founding principles.

Our core principles of free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally limited government resonate with the American people.

When we fight for our principles, we win.

When the GOP elbows aside the American people, because they think they know what`s best for us – they lose. Like they just did.

We are not going away.

We respect the Constitution and we know that, for America to succeed, we need to continue educating Americans on our core principles, and why are they essential for America’s future greatness.

Now we turn our attention back to Congress, to fight the battles that lie ahead.

As in 2010, state by state and county by county, we will fight for the freedom other Americans have fought for. We will also turn our attention back to Congress, to fight the battles that lie ahead.

Here is what We, the People, will fight for:

  • A balanced budget in 5 years – without raising taxes
  • Repealing Obamacare
  • Cutting the debt
  • Not letting them smash through the debt ceiling – again
  • The sequestration cuts deadline

There are some things worth fighting for.

America is worth fighting for.

The fight has just begun.

Join the fight, at

-Jenny Beth Martin and the National Support Team

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for in 2011.
David Leeper

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A Locker-Room Speech for Conservatives