I am a CONSERVATIVE.
CONSERVATIVES accept everyone. All are welcome.
CONSERVATIVE is not a dirty word.
GOP Chairman Michael Steele needs to get that through to everyone that THIS will be the branding. All sizes, shapes, colors, creeds, are welcome.
I believe the strength of the GOP party is in the word CONSERVATIVE and living up to that premise. We need to understand & verbalize & support that principle alone & we will have a solidified base.
Chairman Steele will continue to be untrusted as long as he preaches that he is a MODERATE. What is THAT? Heck, there are a lot of Democrats who call themselves 'moderates' so what good is this word? Thus far, those in republicans in congress who brand themselves as 'moderates' have done nothing toward the principles the GOP is supposed to espouse.
At the heart of it all: we believe in limited government, low taxation, necessary/needed social programs, the safety of America, obeying the laws of our country. We do not eat small children or burn people at the stake.
It is past the time to stand up - as over a million did across the nation at Tea Parties - & declare: I AM A CONSERVATIVE & PROUD OF IT !!!!!
Say it with me: CONSERVATIVE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD!