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The Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior is the one who is the cream that rises to the top – whether the arena is futbol or politics. We don’t know who that will be for the GOP in the upcoming 2012 presidential election, but our Happy Warrior will have the ability to get back up every time they get knocked down by presumptuous and pompous fools.  They’ll also continue to be confident and secure in their own skins. Their opponents are always dour, humorless, and complaining about how tough life is in the arena of politics. For the people I am talking about, the arena of politics is a wonderful place to enjoy the arts of political leadership and persuasion.

The video below features the great Brazilian player, Ronaldinho. I have no idea, nor do I care to know, his politics. In my opinion, he is the happy warrior in futbol. You will see how much fun that he has compared to his opponents.

The following are the beginning lyrics of the song, Tubthumping, performed by the band, Chumbawamba.

The truth is, I thought it mattered
I thought that music mattered.
But does it? Bollocks! Not compared to how people matter
We’ll be singing, when we’re winning, we’ll be singing
I get knocked down, but I get up again.
You nay ever gonna keep me down.

pilgrim
I am retired after 36 years of being a state of Indiana employee. I enjoy writing and reading conservative blogs.

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    • Thanks Lady P. The beginning words of the song remind me of what Rush said at CPAC in 2009.

      Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims. We don’t see people we want to exploit. What we see — what we see is potential. We do not look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don’t think that person doesn’t have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations and too much government.

  1. Not seeing what this song or Brazillian soccer have to do with the GOP in the 2010 election. See Rocky maybe? Or the great voice on NFL films? But I would say that so far this early campaign season, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney strike this USC Fighting Gamecock (great fight song btw that’s better than any foreign soccer tune) as the happiest warriors so far. I’m happy that Mitt stays focused on Obama’s policy failures and is optimistic about the future if we elect him and that Cain apologized for his major mistake in Murfreesboro.

  2. All agreed up to now has just been the preliminaries. Yes, a Happy Warrior, but that warrior had better know who his/her real enemy is in the contest ahead. It’s not Obama nor Soros nor MoveOn.Org, though they are sitting on the bad guys’ side of the Stadium. No, our guy’s mortal enemy between now and Nov 2012 is the MSM. Make no mistake their highest career and life aspiration inculcated in them since J School, is to take down a Republican President. But a candidate will do nicely. More important to them than saving the country or winning a war. My ppayer for especially Perry, Bachmann and Romney. When you see a reporter, you can be respectful, but visualize a rattlesnake with tail rattling. And remember Rush’s golden advice: Do Not Ever Accept the Premise Within Their Questions. Even if you’re tired and it’s been a long day. Call ’em out as they come in, not after they have landed.

    • I agree with you about the reporters. If there were any soccer referees to referee the reporters, then a whole bunch of yellow and red cards would be issued for the tripping they are going to do to the GOP candidates. 2012 may be the dirtiest smear campaign ever. Obama can not run on his record with the economy we have.

      • Dirtiest Smear Campaign Ever. I think you are right on that too. They will probably follow the playbook they used in 2008. Pick they guy they want, be nice to him, then after he’s nominated, lower the boom. Are you hearing that, Mitt’s staff? Perry and Bachmann beware the “treatment” for you starts now – but I trust you are already advised.

    • Good points, ‘jack. As the campaigns go along, the candidates will sharpen up their statements. Refusing to answer prosecutorial questions is key. If they can learn how to strip the question down to facts only and turn the answer around the correct plans and policies, they will do well. I thought Bachmann handled the submission question well. There are other examples by the rest of the field. There is a learning curve, because none of them (talking about Perry, Bachmann, Cain) have competed at this level before.

      • What you are describing RH is what I drew from Vassar’s post concerning teachable moments. It is not enough to just voice talking points to reporters of any ilk. It must be necessary to cut through their dogma thereby reversing their attempt to minimize the interviewee.

    • Thanks Lady P. The beginning words of the song remind me of what Rush said at CPAC in 2009.

      Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans. We see human beings. We don’t see groups. We don’t see victims. We don’t see people we want to exploit. What we see — what we see is potential. We do not look out across the country and see the average American, the person that makes this country work. We do not see that person with contempt. We don’t think that person doesn’t have what it takes. We believe that person can be the best he or she wants to be if certain things are just removed from their path like onerous taxes, regulations and too much government.

  1. Not seeing what this song or Brazillian soccer have to do with the GOP in the 2010 election. See Rocky maybe? Or the great voice on NFL films? But I would say that so far this early campaign season, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney strike this USC Fighting Gamecock (great fight song btw that’s better than any foreign soccer tune) as the happiest warriors so far. I’m happy that Mitt stays focused on Obama’s policy failures and is optimistic about the future if we elect him and that Cain apologized for his major mistake in Murfreesboro.

  2. All agreed up to now has just been the preliminaries. Yes, a Happy Warrior, but that warrior had better know who his/her real enemy is in the contest ahead. It’s not Obama nor Soros nor MoveOn.Org, though they are sitting on the bad guys’ side of the Stadium. No, our guy’s mortal enemy between now and Nov 2012 is the MSM. Make no mistake their highest career and life aspiration inculcated in them since J School, is to take down a Republican President. But a candidate will do nicely. More important to them than saving the country or winning a war. My ppayer for especially Perry, Bachmann and Romney. When you see a reporter, you can be respectful, but visualize a rattlesnake with tail rattling. And remember Rush’s golden advice: Do Not Ever Accept the Premise Within Their Questions. Even if you’re tired and it’s been a long day. Call ’em out as they come in, not after they have landed.

    • I agree with you about the reporters. If there were any soccer referees to referee the reporters, then a whole bunch of yellow and red cards would be issued for the tripping they are going to do to the GOP candidates. 2012 may be the dirtiest smear campaign ever. Obama can not run on his record with the economy we have.

      • Dirtiest Smear Campaign Ever. I think you are right on that too. They will probably follow the playbook they used in 2008. Pick they guy they want, be nice to him, then after he’s nominated, lower the boom. Are you hearing that, Mitt’s staff? Perry and Bachmann beware the “treatment” for you starts now – but I trust you are already advised.

    • Good points, ‘jack. As the campaigns go along, the candidates will sharpen up their statements. Refusing to answer prosecutorial questions is key. If they can learn how to strip the question down to facts only and turn the answer around the correct plans and policies, they will do well. I thought Bachmann handled the submission question well. There are other examples by the rest of the field. There is a learning curve, because none of them (talking about Perry, Bachmann, Cain) have competed at this level before.

      • What you are describing RH is what I drew from Vassar’s post concerning teachable moments. It is not enough to just voice talking points to reporters of any ilk. It must be necessary to cut through their dogma thereby reversing their attempt to minimize the interviewee.

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