Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Day After Tomorrow....

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From: Mike Netherland <>
Date: Nov 8, 2006 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [ThePublicSquare] memo

Dear folks,
I think we all need to spend the weekend with a good bottle of red wine, dim lighting and aroma therapy candles. Put on Kansas' "Point of Know Return" or Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits CD on a loop and think.

Think about what doesn't work. If I hear one more "Republican" say that we have to reach out to the Democrats, or that we have to reach across the aisle and compromise, I will scream.

This is what "compromise" has wrought. I don't think Michael Steele did us or himself any favors by running away from the Party. I don't think any of the Republicans did themselves or the country any favors by running away from the President.

What we need to do, and it's why I set up this group, is to come to terms with conservatism in this county and in this state. We need to be able to AR..TIC..U..LATE the conservative message. We need to be able to spank our own when they veer off. We need to have the guts to look them in the eye and say "No, I'm sorry but you are WAY OFF, man!"

Above all, we must eschew the politically correct. We must stop saying things we think people want to hear, things that we think might appeal to 63.5 percent of the audience. We must abandon the polls and the pollsters.

If we do this, we may have a shot at taking back Congress and maybe holding on to the Oval Office. If we don't, you better get used to hearing, reading and even uttering the words President Clinton again.
Mike Netherland


Chris said...

yeah it really makes sense to dig even deeper into an ideology that has been rejected by the public. sounds like more of the bush strategy at work here.

Good job.

Mike Netherland said...

I don't usually accept annonymous comments, Chris, but I wanted to draw you out a bit.

If I understand you, then I have to say that the public has yet to see the ideology under which conservatives (that is the GOP base) would govern.

No, the "Bush strategy" is not at work in this blog. What is at work is compelling the pols to find the spine to support the Commander-in-Chief in his prosecution of the war.

Instead, they pander to squishy center. That's no way to win. No way to lead.