On October 30, the Heartland Institute’s Senior Fellow Ben Domenech appeared on Glen Beck’s “Real Talk” on Blaze TV to discuss the topic of 21st Century Conservatism — and, inevitably, “The Godfather” came up.
Domenech was on the panel with Buck Sexton, Will Cain and Ellison Barber discussing the seemingly daunting task of the Conservative Movement appeal to on- the- fence voters. Buck Sexton asserts that the task of Conservatives is to persuade these voters that the free things they are drawn to, are not actually free. If it is not a monetary loss, it is a loss of liberty and freedom.
Will Cain stresses that in order to persuade these voters, the abstractions of ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ need to become tangible and applicable to their lives. We are just beginning to see just how expensive these ‘free’ tangible goods and services really are. However, Will Cain appeals to the need to adopt the ever prevailing spirit of optimism in the self-sufficient American people that has been a continuous and binding theme to Conservatives.
Ben’s allusion to “The Godfather” seems evermore prevalent now. Reckoning the hot- headed Tea Party to Sonny, and ‘the establishment’ to Fredo, he states that “…what the world really needs is more Michaels.” Watch this concise and entertaining commentary below:
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