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Tom Sears

March 2, 2010

On the Right Side: Conservatism is on a roll; still work to be done

(Continued)

Back to our responsibilities as activists. We have to especially talk to young people of voting age who were duped the first time around with Obama. I don't think they had any idea their future was going to be so heavily mortgaged to the point where they will not have as good a standard of living as their parents now have.

These are the people who should be invited to the upcoming Tea Parties so they can see for themselves that the liberals have totally mischaracterized these events _ probably out of ignorance or fear, since most have never attended one.

We also have to be willing to stand up and shout down the liberals when they misstate the truth. Granted, they are loud, but they are relatively few in number, and their arguments are pretty much based on emotion and lacking substance.

We have to make sure that we work tirelessly for conservative candidates, regardless from which party they come. Schumer and Gillibrand could be vulnerable this time, and it is inexcusable for any voter to say they didn't vote because their vote doesn't count or the weather was too bad to go out or they didn't have a ride.

Lastly, make sure you attend at least one, preferably more, Tea Parties this season. Make sure to take one or more open-minded friends with you. They will be favorably impressed.

I know there will be events in Oneonta, Sidney and Norwich, and if organizers will send me the dates, I will be happy to list them in my column. This offer holds for any other Tea Party event I don't know about. We all know how difficult it is to get appropriate coverage in the mainstream media.

Next time (unless Barack gives me something to write about), I'll try to make a list of what a true conservative candidate should look like. My observations might be different from other conservatives, but I know we will agree on the basic, core values.

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