We need a house cleaning and a culture change.

The great Yogi Berra said it best: “Half of this game is 90% mental.”

Conservatives are so used to being marginalized that we’re often mentally pistol-whipped before the battle even begins. We are so desperate for cultural acceptance that we’ll latch on to even the slightest homage to conservativism from a famous figure, no matter how flawed.

In football it is known as a “helmet game,” when one team has such a mental stronghold on its rival that the minute things don’t go as planned on the field they start collectively thinking to themselves “here we go again” anticipating the worst. When a team has reached that mental breaking point against its rival, it’s time for a culture change and that starts by hiring leaders (coaches) who will challenge the status quo and get the players to believe in themselves again.

We’ve got too many people comfortable with losing not as bad and calling it a win. We need leaders from the Ricky Bobby motivational school who understand “second place is the first loser.” In our case winning isn’t simply winning an election, but winning the future for our children and grandchildren.

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