Sunday, July 25, 2010


No, this is not about Keith Olbermann's show. There are 100 days until the mid-term elections. While conservatives are rightly feeling buoyant about their prospects, there's still plenty of time for them to blow it.

So we need to ask ourselves...what are WE doing? Are we contributing to candidates that advance the conservative cause, whether they're in our district or even our state? If we live in a competitive district, are we volunteering our time to help the candidate, or visited his or her website to see what help is needed? Have we picked up a yard sign, a bumper sticker, or written a letter to the editor of our local paper? If you live in a hopeless district like mine (VA-03), can you drive 10 miles to help out at a neighboring, competitive district?

You don't have to don a three-point hat and hit a Tea Party rally to get involved. (I advise against this unless you're fond of being called a racist). I'm informed by my beloved that this post sounds preachy, but citizen organization-a word I like better than activism-matters...particularly in a mid-term election that REALLY matters.


"The Hammer" said...

The Republicans need to formulate a message with a basic understandable theme. Just voting against something ain't gonna get it, the electorate wants something to vote FOR.
The problem is there's a schism within the party between the country club wing and the Reaganite wing. One side will have to prevail before they can unify and speak as one voice, but it's gonna take an election to do that.

Sally said...

I don't know Hammer, I think putting the brakes on the Obama agenda may be enough this year. Not being Bush was good enough for Dems in 2006 and 2008. A message WILL be required in 2012, but not necessarily this year.

"The Hammer" said...

Hope you're right.

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