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Time To Run Our Own Plays, Set This Agenda and Kick Their Behinds:


The only way we are going to convince others to join us is by showing them who we are, not by showing them who we are not.

We need to run our own plays from now on and set our own agenda. I have had a feeling for a while now that things really are not what they appear to be. Maybe you can relate.

Many of us keep saying that we don’t recognize our country anymore but seldom do we know what to do beyond stating this fact. As soon as we finish proclaiming our frustration, the next distraction comes along from the progressives on both sides of the aisle, and we get swept up in the chaos once again.

I think it is time for us to admit that we have been focused on the wrong things for far too long.

Let me explain what I mean.

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Last week, the visit from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was for me, a watershed moment. I realized after listening to his speech that true leadership in this country died along with President Ronald Reagan.

Netanyahu, agree with him or not, spoke like a true leader that rallied many to “believe” again. He was gracious, strong in his convictions, humble in his references to Biblical figures, and had a plan that would protect his country. He didn’t come to America on an “apology tour” for Israel. He sounded like a determined leader who will protect his country, with or without the help of others.

During his speech, although some 58 Democrats and President Barack Obama staged a “sit out,” many Democrats participated in standing ovations throughout parts of Netanyahu’s oration, as did Republicans.

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Congressional Democratic members like Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stood mostly with nodding approval, only once turning her back, until after the speech. Once it had concluded, it was time for Democrats to remove the party face and get down to the politics of demonizing Netanyahu for appearing before Congress without Obama’s blessing.

The Democratic machine spewed out venom toward Netanyahu as if it had been planned, which most likely the rhetoric had been worked on since it was first announced that John Boehner (R-Ohio) had invited Netanyahu to Washington, D.C.

It was a classical opposition move that we’ve seen played out over and over. This time it just happened to be geared toward Israel’s Prime Minister.

Then there was Boehner’s role of allowing a clear vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security. The funding of DHS served to hand over to the Democrats, including Obama, a victory for his illegal immigration executive order on amnesty.

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Did anyone really think that Boehner would follow through on his promise to stop Obama’s amnesty order? How many times have you seen this man “talk a good talk” but never “walk the walk?” It has been too many to count.

I believe it’s a part of his political genetic makeup to “cave in” to the left each time. There’s even speculation that he worked with Pelosi to use Netanyahu’s speech as cover to fund Obama’s amnesty.

Then there’s the Republicans’ promises, in general, one of which is that they would get rid of Obamacare if elected, by defunding it. Has that happened yet and do they really believe they can do it? An issue concerning Obamacare is now once again before the U.S. Supreme Court. The same Supreme Court that gave us Obamacare in the first place thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts. Should we put all of our hopes in the court’s proverbial basket again?

Progressives are great at running plays from their playbook on a continuous basis. I refer to one such play as the “Distract and Conquer” diversion.

It works like this. The “left stream media” puts out a story that Obama is going to hike taxes by signing a new executive order or that he might run for an unprecedented third term, for example. That’s all that is needed to set the Internet ablaze for a couple of days as social media speculates what it all means.

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While conservatives are caught up in the “oh my God” moment, the progressive machine keeps turning behind the scenes to accomplish the current goal of the month. This may include awarding contracts with firms to quickly process illegal immigrants under Obama’s executive order even though the court ordered a stay in the matter. The hope is that no one will notice the unsanctioned activity going on behind the chaotic firestorm. If this occurs, then mission accomplished.

Many conservatives get wrapped up in the chaos and believe that we must continue to enter into discussions or even arguments with the left, in order to expose them for who they really are. The argument is that if progressives are unmasked then people will “miraculously” jump on the conservative bandwagon having seen the light.

I believe that we already know what the progressive message is on both the right and the left and what they are going to do. We’ve seen the plays, we’ve passed the football down the field with them, but we don’t seem to be making very many touchdowns lately.

Without knowing it, conservatives have become the main attraction in the “political” circus. That’s right. While we thought we were there as spectators, watching our politicians, the progressives have been the real spectators watching and learning from conservatives to assure they “react” as expected to the latest scheme.

Instead of being put in a position to have to respond or react, it’s high-time that we become proactive. This will require us to get off the same “beaten path” that we have been traveling down for too many years.

Each one of us, as individuals, has a very important and positive message about who we are as conservatives. This message needs to be disseminated. We can do this ourselves or by joining with other like-minded people.

The alternative is to remain enthralled in the latest planned diversion while progressives continue to stoke their political contrivance.


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About Author

Susan Calloway Knowles

Susan Calloway Knowles, is a licensed Psychotherapist and former practicing Family Law Attorney, Author, Guest Speaker on Conservative Internet Radio, and a political/cultural Blogger. Susan is also an avid investigative researcher having honed her skills in the legal profession. Susan’s website,, covers articles she has written on an array of topics, including governmental interference of parental and children’s rights, the U.S. Constitution, military and veterans’ issues, issues pertaining to California from the viewpoint of a conservative living in a Blue State, and hot topics pertaining to the Obama Administration’s policies, including immigration policies. You can also find her on Twitter at @SusanKnowles. Susan’s book, a political fiction, is entitled “Freedom’s Fight: A Call to Remember,” and is available on Amazon.

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