Conservative Leadership: Teaching Rising Conservative Leaders How to Handle Smear Campaigns with Poise and Power So They Flex on Their Political Opposition and Win Their Races
“The people who know their God will be strong and do [mighty] exploits.” - Daniel 11:32
Morality is invincible, and he who stands upon it to the end, stands upon an impregnable rock, so that his defeat is impossible, his triumph certain. He will be tried, and that to the uttermost, for without fighting, there can be no victory, and so only can his moral powers be perfected, and it is in the nature of fixed principles, as of everything finely and perfectly wrought, to have their strength tested and proved.
Were You Called to Lead in This Area of Politics?
There is a saying: “If God be for you, who can stand against you?”
The cliche bears truth for those who are called to fulfill a unique assignment.
In Florence Scovel Shinn’s book, The Game of Life and How to Play It, she argues, “There is for each man perfect self-expression. There is a place which he is to fill and no one else can fill, something which he is to do, which no one else can do; it is his destiny.”
There is something truly powerful about those words when placed in context of the political sphere.
I have always contended, among those who are the world’s greatest leaders, these are individuals who discovered their purpose and pursued it passionately and persistently.
No matter the opposition, these leaders emerged unscathed because they have learned, nothing can stop one’s destiny except themselves.
Over the years, I taught tens of thousands of Conservatives online about the power of spiritual laws, knowing God the Holy Spirit for themselves, and tapping into their God-given purpose so they empower the people God wants them to serve.
I deliver the same teachings and principles to rising Conservative Candidates who believe their purpose aligns with the political world.
And here’s why.
Politics is brutal. It’s bloody. It’s a war zone, a battlefield of ideas that often include slander, smears, lies, trickery, deceit, and more.
Politics is not for the fragile or faint of heart.
It is not for spineless cowards, either.
Politics demands you possess keen insight and mental fortitude to handle the challenges that come with it.
Politics is also the place where the seat of local, state, and national power reside. It is the channel by which key figures dominate so they best serve the people.
But it can also be corrupted, which we are no stranger to. In fact, politics connotes corruption so surreptitiously, it’s any wonder why a person would enter this arena.
The answer for many people is simple: They feel called to work in politics.
And while there are those among us who seek political office for personal power, there are others who know God is leading them to this place so the people are not abused.
Any candidate desiring to train under my leadership and to get the winning results I produce would do well to keep this in mind.
Unless you are called to function in this sphere, do not enter this place.
For it will be your calling and purpose that help protect you against the onslaught that dominates this world.
The History of Smear Campaigns in American Politics
In 2019, Brookings Institution published a short history of campaign smears in American politics, which have been a part of our nation since the early 1800s.
In America today, outrageous lies, doctored videos, and impostors try to influence elections alongside legitimate news and direct campaign communications from would-be leaders. But dirty tricks are nothing new. While the medium may be different, the goals are as old as elections themselves. Thus it is fitting to begin working on the problem of defending democracy in the internet age by trying to understand the world of dirty tricks in the pre-internet age.
In 2012, The Saturday Evening Post published a similar report that chronicled the long-standing tradition of smear campaigns in American politics.
There’s always the hope, with the start of every presidential campaign, that this time it will be different. This year, maybe the candidates will offer intelligent, practical solutions to the country’s problems. They emphasize what they’ll do, not dwell on the many shortcomings of their opponent.
This article provides several examples of political smears against leaders like Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, men whom we consider powerful thought leaders of their day.
Adams’s opponent, Thomas Jefferson … was accused of being the son of a half-breed Indian and a mulatto father. Voters were warned that Jefferson’s election would result in a civil war and a national orgy of rape, incest, and adultery.
Much of the chaos we witness in today’s political arena stem from the behaviors America’s Forefathers established.
As Solomon once preached, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).
When considering the motives behind smear campaigns, Brookings Institution reported these findings:
To understand the world of dirty tricks it helps to understand their function in the context of an election. Elections are fought over a finite period of time—Election Day is the endpoint—and public interest increases as Election Day approaches. Unlike a dirty trick against a corporation, which might be remedied in time for a product to rebound, a dirty trick timed to occur before the election can have a definitive impact even if it is proven to be false. The ramifications can be enormous because U.S. elections cannot be re-run.
I present this brief history to warn you, Beloved.
The playbook in American politics has already been created; and according to their rules of the game, the candidate who can best his opponent using the most controversial stories stands a strong chance of winning.
But what does it profit a man if he gains power by these means in exchange for his soul? Is this the fate for principled Conservative Leaders as well? Is this the game all candidates must play?
Surely, there must be a better way to win.
And there is.
Spiritual laws provide the winning solution, proving why morality is invincible.
5 Methods for Handling Smear Campaigns
Over the years, my brand as a Coach has focused on empowering rising leaders who have hard, scandalous stories.
In 2016, after spending significant time with God the Holy Spirit, He inspired me to use my own experience to prove that in this last hour, He would raise up “the least of these” to carry out His greatest exploits.
Among these people are those whom society deems “unfit” to be used. Yet, God is clear: Those who have been forgiven of much love harder.
Therefore, they need not be ashamed to function in their God-given grace, because we all have a part or share in this great Kingdom work.
But to be most effective, these individuals — you included, Beloved — must learn how to navigate this landscape so you always win.
And as always, I will remind you that principles will be key factors to protect you in this arena, because, again, politics is brutal.
In this next section, I want to teach you 5 methods for handing smear campaigns as you pursue a political career.
Apply Today and Work with Me in 2023
Every lesson I teach comes from years of experience and knowledge of working principles that guarantee success.
My confidence in the message I preach and among the victories I help secure stem from my awareness of power-consciousness and active faith.
Today, God has given you a Coach to help you manifest your calling in a spirit of excellence.
I will teach you how to navigate this political world while winning the battles based on morality, Kingdom principles, and spiritual laws.
When you learn to do things God’s way, you will ALWAYS get His results.
And I want to encourage you to make the decision today to join my exclusive training in 2023.
This year, my leaders and clients are learning how to walk in power and how to fulfill their purpose, regardless of their hard stories.
I am teaching them how to develop their platforms, how to write and publish their stories and expertise, and how to launch successful political campaigns that put the people first.
If you are ready to activate, apply today to join my CCM Bootcamp Waitlist.
We are elevating and expanding this year.
And now is your opportunity to get active.
This week, I will continue this series that empowers Conservative Leaders to do things a better way. So, stay tuned.
Until next time, Beloved, be blessed.
And as always, let’s grow together!
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