To all the Redstate “political activists:”*
We have just watched the “conservative” leadership of the Republican Party in the House and Senate act like a bunch of cowards. No?
So, what to do?
So, what do YOU do?
Some “do’s” and “dont’s:”
What we should continue to do:
Keep blogging on all sorts of blog sites.
Keep producing all sorts of videos showing how bad Obama and the liberal Dems are.
Keep preaching to the conservative choir on Twitter, Facebook, blah, blah, blah, that the Dems and Obama are really, really bad, blah, blah, blah.
Keep organizing mass rallies where all the people who think Obama and the Dems are really, really bad can say it over and over and over. Blah, blah, blah.
Keep going to tea party and 9.12 and other grass roots conservative meetings and rallies and tell the attendees how bad the Dems and Obama are. Blah, blah, blah.
Keep crossing your fingers that somehow, “somebody” will change “the Republicans.”
Do not, under any circumstances, go look in the mirror and ask, “What have I done to get inside the Republican Party to change it where I live?”
Do not, under any circumstances, actually spend time trying to locate your local Republican Party committee meeting.
Do not, under any circumstances, actually attend your local Republican Party monthly committee meeting.
Do not, under any circumstances, actually unite with other conservatives inside the Republican Party where you live, by attending you local monthly committee meeting, to find out how to become a voting member of the Republican Party so you can elect better Party officers at the local, county and state levels and also be in the BEST position to Get Out The Vote for the BEST conservatives in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections. WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE, DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, DO THIS!
Do not, under any circumstances, actually go to where conservatives gather (meetings and rallies of grass roots conservative groups, both in person and on the net) and recruit conservatives to UNITE inside the Republican Party to fill up all the vacant precinct committeeman slots (gee, only HALF of them are vacant — hint: do the math).
Do not, under any circumstances, spend an hour or so learning basic American Civics at web sites like ColdWarrior’s, American Majority’s, iCaucus, etc. Because “somebody else” will actually get involved in the real ball game of politics, and then you can go back to your important blogging work. Or whatever the hell else you do.
Do not, under any circumstances, stop telling yourself that you can just continue to preach to the conservative choir on the net, or something, and everything will just turn out okay because, somehow, enough Americans will actually get to the polls in the 2012 primary and general elections without your direct help.
Yes, that’s the ticket.
Now you “political activists” know what to do and what not to do.
*A real political activist I know here in AZ defines “political activist” this way: If you have not actually obtained a signature for a candidate or voter referendum or initiative to get onto the the next election ballot, you are not a political activist. Period.
Will YOU help make 2011 “The Year of the Precinct Committeeman?”