You have 24 months to demonstrate 'you get it' but I bet we will know if you do much, much sooner. In case you are not sure what 'it' is, let me bullet point it from my perspective...
- Do NOT reach across the isle or they will blame you and so will I
- Do NOT compromise on conservative principles (read Goldwater's book if you are unclear of what those principles should be)
- Do NOT believe this type of media
- Do NOT become drunk with congressional power and begin writing checks like a, well a drunken congressman
- DO govern according to the Constitution of the United States of America
- DO limit the powers of the Czars
- DO continually send out bills to to repeal the President's agenda regardless of if they'll pass or not
- DO NOT be afraid to have character, stand on your principles, and speak your mind
If you need more than bullets I offer the below additional explanations...
Do NOT reach across the isle
Simply put, they flat out told Republicans "We won" when President Obama was elected and promptly turned their backs on us. Exude class and simply move forward with what you wish to accomplish.
Do NOT compromise your conservative principles
Dance with the one what brung you. The Liberals in a collective hypocritical continual moment have screamed for bipartisanship while ignoring everything the Republicans have suggested. They did this because the liberal democrats knew they couldn't get the Blue Dogs to go along with them so they needed willing accomplices in the RINO's. Many of them are gone now, though a few yet remain. Learn from this lesson because you will be gone too if you cannot internalize this point.
Do NOT believe this type of media
If you don't know it by now, the general main-stream media is not your friend. In fact, they are not interested in you at all other than that they can use you to further their desired goals and objectives. In this modern era of the internet, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, et al WE will discover the truth of your actions rest assured. This is a promise of both fortuitous and dire import to you. If you are a RINO, scumbag, or other undesirable trying to feed off this great nation, we will learn of it and vote you out. If you are doing a good job, sticking to your guns, and annoying the Liberals, we will learn of it and vote to keep you.
Do NOT become drunk with congressional power
Ignore the establishment way of doing things. If it's 'always been done that way' be very suspicious. If the person telling you 'that's how to do it' is themselves a well established Washingtonian, then it's confirmed; run away from that method as fast and far as you can. Publicize the fact to us that someone tried to assimilate you into their same-ole-same-ole collective and we'll both defend you and vote the other guy out.
DO govern according to the Constitution of the United States of America
If it's not in this document you can't do it. Plain and simple. Don't give me that crap about judges or rulings, they're not on your side for the most part. I can read for myself. I have several copies of the Constitution in my possession. Every legislative thing you do should be grounded in this document. If it's not in this document that you can do it, by definition it is unconstitutional and shouldn't be done, or should be repealed. When in doubt err on the side of more freedom, not less.
DO limit the power of the Czars
That I even have to say this makes me feel bad. These people are not elected and should not hold the power they do. Limit them. Reign them in. Do not fear them. You were elected and can be unelected in two years. Please behave as a public servant and remember your task is to serve those who put you there, not limit their freedoms.
DO continually send out bills to to repeal the President's agenda regardless of if they'll pass or not
This is a total win/win situation for conservatives and the Republican party. Send up the bill to repeal Obama-care in it's entirety. If it passes we win because Obama-care is repealed. If it is voted down, we have everyone on record who supports it and can use that in two years. If it gets sent to the president and he veto's it, we can also hold that against him in 2012. This tactic is so full of WIN if you avoid it the only thing I can assume is you are with the other side, against the constitution, and only interested in growing government.
DO NOT be afraid to have character, stand on your principles, and speak your mind
If you were genuine during the campaign and got elected via Tea Party backing, you will do fine as long as you remain unchanged in Washington. If you had a mask on and got elected the mask WILL be removed, you WILL be exposed, and you WILL be voted out. The people who elected you did so because they believe you will do better than the person whom you replaced. Stand up for what you believe in, for that matter, BELIEVE IN SOMETHING. Do not go along to get along. Be something more than a two dimensional figure casting 'yea' or 'nay' votes. You're not going to please everyone no matter what you do, so make sure you are true to who you are and that should be enough because we can only assume what we see from you is who you are; and you'll be judged by that (remember we do not rely on the main-stream media for our information).
In summation, do not be who was there before you. If you have no idea what to do, research who held the same seat you now hold and avoid doing the things they did. If you already have a plan, publicize it, stick to it, and live or die by what you truly believe is right. In the end what you do and why you do it will be held to your account my Almighty God. So, while you might fool some of the people, you won't fool Him. We are watching you. Please do not make us regret our vote...