The Movement Has Begun

Maren Tarro
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Is it just me or are Conservatives the most out of touch group of people on the planet? They always seem to be a few steps behind when it comes to culture, technology and social issues. While Rush and Hannity dominate the airwaves—as they often point out when ridiculing Liberal talk hosts—Liberals have arguably utilized the Internet and other modern forms of disseminating information to a sizable advantage. So congratulations, Rush, for mastering the universe of AM radio. Bravo.

Conservatives have most recently been criticized for their inability to connect with today’s youth and their bewildering attempts to bridge the gap between old and young. Abstinence-only campaigns have come under fire for being unrealistic, and Michael Steele’s quasi-hip lingo has been the butt of even Obama’s jokes. It’s as though each new effort by Conservatives to present themselves as young and sophisticated only widens the gap between them and young voters.

Just when it looked like things couldn’t possibly get worse along comes a group called The Young Conservatives, or the Young Cons. The Young Cons? Yep, that’s really what they call themselves. According to the group’s website (
a horrible website, at that) their goal is to “spread the love and logic surrounding true conservatism.”

The site is a bit vague about what “true conservatism” is but singles out those that embody “true conservatism” saying, “inaccurate manifestations of conservatism cloud the real mettle in its core. Flawed politicians lay on both sides of the political spectrum, however, real conservatives such as Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King Jr., and arguably Jesus are the flag-bearers of the true conservative movement.” Uh, yeah.

But wait, there’s more!

Of course this group knows it takes more than a flashy website with blinged-out microphone graphics to earn cred so they joined Twitter and Facebook. Or as one of the group’s founder’s, Josh Riddle, told, “While at Dartmouth College, my best friend David Rufful and I created a Facebook group titled Young Conservatives to spread the love and logic that surrounds true conservatism. In an attempt to appeal to our generation we want to voice our message through music and the blogosphere.”

Wait, did he say “music”?

That’s right. These two Dartmouth preppies put their message to music. But not just any music. These white boys rap about the right. And dance or something. Some highlights include: “Thank you Miss Cali for reminding us of marriage,” “Liberals playing checkers; I’m playing chess,” “Yo, we American, son” and an interesting breakdown at 2:53 that seems to invoke Superman.

Their warning throughout the “anthem” is that “the movement has begun.” Thanks for the heads-up, guys.
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