On Christmas, I got an E-mail, the subject of which demonstrated one of the major problems with the current RNC leadership. The subject was “Holiday Greetings from the RNC.” Again, this came on Christmas. Let’s look at this: the majority of Americans celebrate Christmas in at least some way. The majority of those who do not would not be offended by a “Merry Christmas,” especially on Christmas day. The majority of the remaining minority of a minority will hate you no matter what. But, the RNC has to worry about that little bit, and make it a Holiday greeting, in the process stepping over (or on) a sizable majority. So you have almost nothing to gain, while at the same time risking angering a lot of your base that is sick of seeing Christmas trampled on by the anti-God squad.
The RNC needs to stop caring so much what the media and the whiners on the left are saying. I heard a saying once that went something along the lines of “if you’re not taking flak, you’re not over the target.” For the Republicans, this means if the Liberal media isn’t mad, they aren’t doing their jobs. And trying to play nice with them is not doing anyone any favors.
The Republican Party needs to understand that you can’t please everyone all the time, and trying to do so is more likely to result in angering all the people. There are a lot of people out there who don’t like what you stand for, but I believe that if you get back to embracing values like limited government, lower taxes, and individual freedoms, you will find a lot of people who do like you.
Get back there, and maybe you can start winning again. And once you do, remember what got you there.