Written on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 by Ann-Marie Murrell
When I walked precincts during the November elections, the thing I kept hearing over and over (when I wasn’t getting doors slammed in my face) was that the “GOP is over”. I was told it was stodgy, creaky, old. People were either still angry at President Bush or they just seemed angry in general—but mostly they didn’t want anything the GOP was selling.
In my humble opinion, the old-school GOP has got to be a thing of the past if we’re going to win in 2012. It’s going to take a lot more than vapid campaign speeches to beat Obama—and if we do elect someone, it’s no longer an option for them to rest on their political-laurels and cave apologetically to everything the Left tells them to do. It’s detrimental to our COUNTRY that they follow through with their campaign promises and this isn’t just a political thing anymore; it’s a war to literally save our country.
The new voice of Conservatism has got to be BOLD. It needs to be fresh—and young—if we’re going to compete with the Hollywood Media Machine that the Left has owned for a gazillion years.
And one of the best voices we have going for us—by far–belongs to AlfonZo Rachel.
I first heard about Alfonzo “Zo” Rachel when a Facebook friend sent me a link to his video. “You’re gonna love this guy,” I was told. “He speaks for Conservatives in ways no one else ever has!”
I watched the video—and then another, and another…and I was completely 100% hooked on Zo forever!
Alfonzo is a musician and martial arts instructor who founded Macho Sauce Productions to create his unique videos taking on all the hypocrisy of the left. You can find all his videos on PJTV (Pajamas Media) and has his own segment called Zo Nation via his Macho Sauce Productions. I was recently blessed to get to meet Zo at a Hollywood Republican Mixer (with Scott Baio as the guest speaker).
I have to confess—I acted like a blithering idiot when I met Zo. I’ve lived in California a lot of years; I spent the first half of my life either in front of the camera or behind it, so I’ve met some major celebrities in my day. When I worked on the Fox Lot, I once walked head-first into Sean Connery. I spent a half hour or so talking to Brad Pitt when there was a bomb scare on the Lot. I’ve had coffee with Rodney Dangerfield, and have met Ginger Rogers and lots of other amazing stars.
But when I met Zo, I acted like a combination of a giddy schoolgirl and crazy stalker—excitedly asking for pictures in-between asking him if I could interview him. My husband was a little embarrassed for me.
Thing is, these days there are so few people in the media to look up to—so few sticking their necks out to tell OUR side of the story. So when you’re face-to-face with someone who is not only walking that walk and talking that talk but also bravely (and very humorously) broadcasting it for the entire world to see, well, it’s Stalker Time.
Either out of graciousness or fear (or maybe a combination of both), Alfonzo agreed to my interview.
A-M: Who is your current political hero, and why?
AR: Sarah Palin. She’s socially and fiscally conservative. She’s a class act when the haters are an ass act. She’s got faith in God, and successfully applied executive experience. She’d rather be seen as a quitter than to cost her state more court cost due to people trying to keep her in court and not able to do her job in office. Oh yeah, and she’s good lookin’.
A-M: What (or who) do you believe is currently the biggest threat to America, and why?
AR: Self righteousness. For example, people thinking they’re holier than though because they want to protect the planet, but don’t seem to be interested in protecting America as they make us dependent on foreign oil.
A-M: What do you think it will take to get America back to being that ‘shining city on the hill’?
A-M: What advice can you give to Conservatives wanting to make a difference in their communities?
AR: Learning how to be creative in promoting, and connecting conservative values, or connect with creative people to help do so. Learn how to effectively demonstrate how liberalism is destroying America and show how conservatism is the better way.
A-M: What are your 3 must-read books for Conservatives?
AR: The Bible, Atlas Shrugged, 1984
A-M: Who are your top choices for President 2012? How can we get him/her elected?
AR: Col. Allen West, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin. Not in that particular order. To get one of them elected see answers 3 and 4.
A-M: Name one event that changed your life.
AR: Finding out that Satan’s name means “The Accuser”. It made me look at things very differently.
A-M: What do you believe is the one thing lacking on the Conservative/GOP side of politics in 2011, and how can we fix this?
AR: Creativity. Stop assuming that it’s just politicians that are screwing things up. There’s the culture that puts them there. Get creative and connect with the culture so the culture will be more apt to consider voting in people interested in protecting their freedom instead of controlling them, and knowing the difference.
A-M: What is the biggest misconception of the Conservative/GOP party today?
AR: That conservatives don’t care about anybody that’s not rich and white.
A-M: What is the greatest invention ever made?
AR: The wheel.
A-M: What is the title of the movie of your life, and who stars as you?
AR: “Dang, If I Only Knew Then!” To play me I would have had that one kid from Malcom in the Middle (whose character was in the wheel chair) play the younger version of me–but I guess he’s all growed up now. Nick Cannon would play teenage me and Djimon Hounsu would play present me.
A-M: George Washington shows up in your living room today. What questions would you ask him?
AR: “Can I recommend a dentist for you?” “Would you mind setting the record straight about you being a Christian or deist?” “We’ve got this thing called the U.N. now. How do you feel about America being expected to get U.N. approval to defend herself?”
A-M: What music moves you—favorite songs, favorite musicians:
AR: Nu-Metal, Disco, Speed Metal, Jazz, 70’s R & B funk and soul.
Favorite songs? Wow! Broken by Pantera, Night Fever by the Bee Gee’s, Be Ever Wonderful, I Can’t Let Go, Love’s Holiday by Earth Wind and Fire, Battery by Metallica, Crashing Foreign cars by Helmet.
Favorite Bands and musicians are Helmet, Static-X, Earth Wind and Fire, the DefTones, Alice in Chains, Tool, Primus, LTD, Rick James, Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, the Time, 24/7 SPYZ, FishBone, George Benson, Tina Marie, Chaka Kahn, Denise Williams, Gladys Knight, Anthrax, Jane’s Addiction, SevenDust, Killswitch Engage and Steely Dan. Stuff like that.
A-M: If you could broadcast one message to the entire world and knew your words would be guaranteed to make an impact, what would you say?
AR: If you’re really interested in peace, joy, and prosperity, then might I suggest taking interest in Jesus.
You can find Alfonzo Rachel on Pajama TV. You’ll have to register (it’s free), but once you’ve done that you’re not only guaranteed virus-free videos and you’ll also get their amazing newsletter. I can’t stress enough how important it could be for the Conservative/GOP party to get onboard with the ZoNation and PJTV—so please share the links, share the videos and let’s start turning the 2012 elections Right-side-up again!