Saturday, September 26, 2009

Note to conservatives

To my conservative friends:
We have the chance to make some important gains in the 2010 elections - but we need to be smarter. Here are a few commonsense tips:
1. Calling the President a liar is stupid and unproductive. The guy is still extremely popular, good looking, and smooth as silk. And, he is OUR president. If some Frenchman or Russian called him a liar, we would be outraged. Attack policies, not him.
2. Forget the "birther" nonsense. The framers of the constitution were concerned about some clever Brit re-establishing a monarchy; that is why the provision exists. The guy got elected. I'm accepting that he is a legitimate, qualified candidate. You birthers are making the rest of conservatives look goofy. Stop.
3. And calling Obama and some others Nazis or Fascists? Do you know any history at all - the Aryan nation wasn't too hot on black folks...
4. The conservative movement needs to return to first principles: a belief in small government, spending within tax revenue, a strong defense and skepticism of any new government programs. We lost our way on spending under President Bush; everyone must be convinced we are prepared to cut spending and deal with our debt.

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