From: Mike Netherland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Nov 8, 2006 10:47 AM
Subject: Re: [ThePublicSquare] memo
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.