I vow I will, by all that is righteous, begin donating hard cash to the RNC if they will promise to personally bail out the TVNetworks.
In exchange for broad access to and promotion of RNC educational programming.
The RNC needs to get busy putting together its historic and core message and get it into schools via "educational" programming.
They're only 40+ years behind on this crucial tactic.
More: I've also left this idea at Michael Steele's new website, too. I am dead serious.
Look, with all deference to Mr. Nugent, I'm not ready to "get in my neighbor's face" with Truth until I have somewhere decent to point them to as a repository of it. Mr. Steele is, as far as I can tell, a nice man. He wants all kinds of new programs, doesn't that just thrill you?
If we just must have new programs, how about putting money into things that people will actually, you know, see and hear in their daily routine? Set up an educational foundation for TV Networks that gives them nice cash, provided they hire young and visionary Republican producers, writers, and actors (all guild members, of course!) to produce educational programs, documentaries and such, with a further provision that these same programs be made available to local elementary schools free of charge.
All this "positive message" crap has absolutely no traction without street-level influence. Newt is a tactician. He can crank out street-level ideas by the thousands. Steele is a politician. He has no ideas, so he's asking us for some. Here's an idea: Put money where it does the most long-term value-added, increasing returns good; in the minds of the mindless TV watchers. The TV is a dream machine, and it's been used to spin hollow slave-dreams of perpetual oversight and compassionate "mothering" for FREE! The RNC has NOTHING on the ground that will counter that.
Put some damned money into grant programs for small educational franchises, books, plays, TV shows, community activities that are fun. Stoop down from Washington to raise up the middle class workhorse that has sustained your fine lifestyle for so long, Senators, Congressmen, RNC leaders, lobbyists and other party toadies. Too proud to associate with the middle class? Too proud to teach a child?
I repeat: Think, RNC! How did you get your political ass handed to you?