"Recently, a well known conservative pollster challenged a group of women to come up with a 7 second answer to the question, “Why I am a Republican?”.
Her challenge was to encourage conservatives to quit being attractive to an elite group of ourselves. We should be the party that has our arms open to those that are now disenfranchised with the Democratic party and with our President. In order to win back the majority we need to be on the offense.
As conservatives, we know that we have the right ideas, the right message, the right values. But, we have to have a way to communicate that effectively.
We can dominate the conversation with statistics and facts - but winning their vote isn’t attainable unless we are open to being personable.
Let’s return to our roots of being the party of the great communicator. Republicans had that idea long before Obama. So, why should we allow him to be the only one making friends?
The conservative movement is the place to be. We have great ideas and a passion to get America back on the right track and back in the majority.
So, why are you a Republican?
The next time you hear a liberal talking politics—join the conversation! Let them know why you are a conservative Republican and invite them to join you.
You may be surprised at the number of people who have traditionally voted Democrat, but are willing to hear what you have to say."
Waukesha County, Republican pols failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
James Rowen's Bio
James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.