The Resurgent Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday for #Conservatives

News coverage by conservatives is hard to find – I would argue even more so after this election cycle. Liberal bias in the media has been a problem for as long as I can remember, but there has been another noticeable split – one within conservative media. Some of the places we went for conservative news don’t seem to mesh with our Christian, conservative values anymore. And that’s not even taking into consideration all of the conservative clickbait. Trustworthy, conservative news websites are truly becoming a rare breed.

Part of the reason it’s hard to find is that the grassroots conservative movement isn’t made of money. In fact, many of us in this fight are passionate volunteers. The reality is, it takes money to keep things running. You might even say it takes a village.

That’s why #GivingTuesday and The Resurgent are such a great pair. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that’s powered by social media and collaboration. After we stuffed ourselves full of food on Thanksgiving and shopped ‘til we dropped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s time to shift the focus off of ourselves and on to others. How cool is it that we all come together, from around the world, to share a common value – the value of giving back.

This spirit of collaboration isn’t new to conservatives – we’ve been working together through grassroots efforts across the country to fight for our Christian, conservative values since the days of our Founding Fathers. In some ways, our fight seems to be increasingly more difficult, especially over the past year, when many of us have started to feel alienated by our own political party.

While we’re all fighting for the same values, we don’t all know each other; but we do have the comfort of knowing there are others just like us out there, thanks to people like Erick Erickson and conservative news websites like The Resurgent. Erick Erickson has created a home for resurgent conservatives – a home with values of faith, freedom and family. You can’t put a price on that.

So, for conservative news sites, like The Resurgent, today is not only a celebration of giving back, but also another chapter in our fight – a fight to keep conservative media alive.

You have the power to make a difference – every little bit counts – if every person who read this article donated just $10 or $20 – our impact would be YUGE. (I couldn’t resist.)

So what are you waiting for, fellow Patriots? Consider including a sponsorship or donation to The Resurgent in your celebration of #GivingTuesday.

Ted Cruz just endorsed Donald Trump. Here’s what people are saying.

Here at The Resurgent, opinions have been clear for a long while on whether Republicans should stand with Donald Trump. Erick reiterated this week that he won’t back the GOP nominee, and as rumors flew that Ted Cruz would endorse Trump, Josh outlined several reasons why Cruz should choose principle over party. As for me, I joined the #NeverTrump train some months back.

Now, with Cruz officially backing Trump this afternoon, opinions are flying fast and furious across Twitter and the political punditry world. Below is a sample:

And from my friend Justin Higgins’ Facebook page:

Political Pygmies (and their political legacy)

In a barn burner of a column this morning, Howie Carr of the Boston Herald writes of the dire straits that Republican Establishment candidates are in as the Iowa caucuses loom. Fellow cellar dwellers Bush and Christie are jockeying for 5th place in Iowa, swiping at each other as Marco Rubio struggles to gain traction in a crowded lane.

With New Hampshire on the heels of Iowa, the GOP Establishment is in full scale panic as all their candidates fight Trump and Cruz in New Hampshire for first and second place (for fear of sullying the memory of it,  I might be tempted to call New Hampshire the Alamo of the Establishment. . . but I digress.).

Carr’s article comes on the heels of Josh Kraushaar’s “Republicans Learned the Wrong Lessons From 2014” posted at the National Journal. Using every dirty tactic in the book, the Washington cartel crowed that they had beaten back the unwashed in 2014. Who can forget the depths that Henry Barbour stooped to to help Thad Cochran defeat Chris McDaniel in Mississippi? Or Mitch McConnell’s lies regarding Matt Bevin in the 2014 Senate primary? There are victories and then there are Pyrrhic victories.

This is the legacy of the political pygmies who have, to this point, co-opted the the machinery of the Republican Party. Lost inside their Beltway bubble, they have gone all in with corporate interests and turned on their base. In so doing, they have lost a reason to exist. Their ideology is power and money, not advancing a free society with markets and individuals thrive.

“Give us the Republican Majority in the Senate and we will undo all the damage Obama has done!” was their rallying cry in 2014. One year in and it is apparent Mitch McConnell and his minions are more interested in advancing Obama’s agenda than defeating it.

Why is this? How can these people be so tone deaf, you ask yourself?

Poster child of the political pygmies, Josh Holmes attempts to answer these questions for you, dear reader, with his appearance on CNN. He is correctly, and rightfully, blown up by Ben Ferguson.

Other members of this pygmy tribe have left their legacy on the last few election cycles. The same team that ran the Rudy Giuliani campaign in 2008 now resides with Chris Christie. Part of the tribe utterly destroyed Scott Walker’s campaign (but fear not, they found a safe haven at the National Republican Senate Committee!). The Romney team? Remember, the ones that gave us Orca? Spread out over the Rubio and Bush campaigns. In their mad rush to make large dollars on TV ad buys and mail campaigns, these political pygmies have dismantled legitimate political infrastructure, stymied free market growth and ideas and effectively put the GOP machinery years behind the Democrats.

As their imminent demise looms, I think we conservatives have to keep two things in mind: one of our tribe needs to win the White House in 2016 and in the process of winning, we take the opportunity to create a robust party again.

A party that renews the promise that it was founded on, a party that gives America a vision of what it can become again and a party that is in fighting trim to handle battles on multiple fronts.

This is why 2016 has the potential to be transformational.

We cannot settle for second best.