Conservatives Are Dead Before They’re Born
Jonah Goldberg has a good buck-up-young-conservative-soldier essay in a recent National Review (subscription required) in which he makes the observation that media liberals are suspiciously likely to predict that any emerging conservative movements will never get off the ground and then that their doom soon awaits, when they do. This line is particularly valuable as a spark for contemplation:
When liberals chalk up the tea-party protests and the like as racism, it is a slur, but it’s also a wonderful sign that they won’t even consider thinking seriously about their opposition.
Never forget to take that lack of consideration — that rank underestimation — into account when devising political strategy.