Jewish World Review May 19, 2014 /19 Iyar, 5774
RNC, you don't know jack
By Alicia Colon
If I had had funding in 2010, Charlie Rangel, Chuck Schumer and most of the NY State legislature Democrats would not have been reelected; Andrew Cuomo would not be governor and Obama would not have been reelected. That sounds like braggadocio but I sincerely believe that my plan to reach the voters of New York City had merit. Unfortunately, I did not have funding from billionaires like the Koch Brothers and I just don't know how to get it nor am I good at marketing myself.
What I do know is that the Republican National Committee hasn't a clue on how to reach the low-info voters that continually vote for the Democrats. Until they find a savvy political activist like the late Lee Atwater, I will not donate my measly dollars to it or any other establishment GOP organization.
It should be a given that the mainstream media has no journalistic integrity and is just a partisan mouthpiece for this administration and its Kool-aid cabinet. There are, however, ways to outsmart the Alinskeyites but the GOP is so entrenched in mediocrity and poor leadership that they throw away opportunities to take back the country. It needs to look past the Ivy League alumnae as fodder for its activism and embrace the grassroots because that's where our salvation will come from.
After the horrific 2009 passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare, I was compelled to do whatever I could to alert my fellow New Yorkers to its disastrous consequences. I bought a website and titled it ChangeNYin2010.com. I enlisted my brilliant daughter as a webmaster that would show videos of what these elected officials had said that was not being reported by the MSM.
These videos showed how little respect the Democrats had for the voters who put them in office. E.g. Chuck Schumer debating the wasteful stimulus spending and saying that the "American people really don't care" about those pork amendments. I also posted actual record of their accomplishments that basically were trivial like naming office building or outright corruption-using taxpayer money to support donor businesses- Solyndra? I planned to deliver posters in Harlem that would refer them to the site but I ran out of money.
After the 2008 economic crisis, I had lost my job and consequently lost the opportunity to refinance my home. The value of my home dropped 120K and was soon underwater. Unemployment ran out and I ended up applying for early Social Security. I had hoped that the donation button on my website would generate some income but alas, it generated bupkus. Oh well.
But maybe there's someone out there who can take my ideas and run with it. Here's a reality check for conservatives. We know what's going on in our country because we watch Fox News, log onto terrific informative online sites like the Drudgereport.com, lucianne.com, Daily Caller, Newsbusters.com, National Review Online; American Thinker and of course Jewish World Review. Thanks to the Internet we have access to the U.K's Daily Mail and Telegraph and Canada's Free Press. Half of the country does not visit these truth tellers so how do we get them to know the truth is out there?
So much money is spent on advertising in the markets that our choir listens to. Why waste money there? Outsmart the media by advertising great, informative, attractive, ballsy ads on the stations that the low-info voters watch and listen to, e.g.-MTV, BET, TMV and talk shows.
I'm completely baffled by these focus groups that I watch on Fox that are so predictable because they are filled with educated middle to upper class attendees. Why not go into the inner cities and offer cash for the opinion of the people there? Find out how they get their information, whom they respect and just offer them the truth. Tell them about the racist history of the Democrat Party and that it has been the Republicans and Lincoln's party that has always been for civil rights. We need good community leaders that can host town hall meetings to promote the party's agenda to show how it benefits those communities. That's how the Democrats operate but we will offer them the truth not BS.
The GOP has to get off their high horse and stop avoiding the underclass. These are people who have been made to feel like victims by politicians who have conned them into thinking the government is their only resource. We have excellent role models for them in the Republican Party whose inspiring stories they have never heard of. Has the RNC reached out to Lloyd Marcus or Alfonzo Rachel? They certainly haven't recruited me except to ask for funding. What a joke. I just send those letters back with "I AM BROKE" written in black marker. We can throw block parties in the inner cities to show off our stars. Spend money to improve these areas. Instead of having fundraisers in Vegas or deluxe restaurants, support local businesses, hire people from the area for these events. It will take time but the only way for the GOP to undo the demonizing by the media is to get up and personal with all the electorate.
As for the conservative base, it needs to stop whining about the liberal bias and start supporting those battling for the truth. It doesn't take much, just a few dollars from each of the millions of readers to sustain those struggling voices of truth. If you enjoy getting the truth online, look for the site's donation button. If it doesn't have any, don't complain about those ads because that's supporting the site. Frequent the businesses through the site and help them survive.
2014 may be our last chance to oust the Obama minions and sycophants from office so get involved and help spread the truth. If you're not physically able, open your wallets and support the grass root challengers.
Too bad I couldn't help NYC in 2010 because I just realized if I had been successful, we wouldn't have a Mayor DeBlasio.