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Tom Sears

October 13, 2009

On the Right Side: Right is winning war of ideas

Things are looking up for the conservative side of the Republican Party.

No one could have predicted the overwhelming success of the two TEA parties held earlier this year. And then to top that success, we had the overwhelming turnout for the March on Washington on Sept. 12.

The estimates from responsible sources numbered the crowd in Washington to be between 1.5 and 2 million people. As Bob Parks, a conservative Republican, said "It had to be around 2 million people because we never saw the end of the march. The Park Service likes it whenever conservatives gather at the Washington Mall because, unlike their ideological counterparts, they were orderly and there was no litter to be seen afterwards."

It really doesn't matter how the White House, Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid pooh-poohed the gatherings. They are becoming more and more insignificant by the day. But they are scared.

All you have to do is look at the wealth of facts on our side. Conservative TV is growing more dominant by the day. The latest survey had Fox News drawing a larger audience than MSNBC and CNN combined.

Conservative newspapers are also getting stronger and aren't having the same advertising dollar problems as their liberal, mainstream competition.

The Pew Research Center found that 63 percent of those surveyed find the information in the mainstream media is often inaccurate, only 29 percent agree that "the media usually get the facts right," and only 26 percent agree that news sources, the mainstream media, even make an attempt to keep their reporting politically unbiased.

Conservative radio talk show hosts are also dominating and growing stronger. Can anyone name a liberal talk show that is economically viable? Check out the top 10 hosts before you even try.

And how about conservative authors? Every new book written by a conservative shoots to the top of the best-seller list. I bet the New York Times and its best-seller list loves that.

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