I'm one of the people who believes that you get more flies with honey than vinegar. However, that's not ALWAYS the case. There comes a time when you have to take the gloves off and take things out into the street. The past few months have illustrated this point to a tee.
1.) Mr. Maxwell's "outing" demonstrated that the liberals will stop at nothing to discredit conservatives, no matter how distasteful the tactics. I won't belabor the details, but a person exercised his right to expression and was hammered for it. I admit that I was wrong for not supporting this individual more forcefully.
2.) The ability of the Left to smear and to defame our candidates, our beliefs and our country has reached new lows. The above matter is just one example. The belief that our soldiers lives have been "wasted" in a war that has enabled a new democratically elected regime to emerge in Iraq is in poor taste. No life is wasted when a country is on the verge of a new dawn. Yes, there are problems in Iraq, but no one can seriously tell me that Iraq is worse off now than under Saddam Hussein. Dissent is great, but let's dissent with civility and respect for those who are serving our nation so ably.
3.) The ability of conservatives to answer these tactics with the truth has been muddled by corruption and power. We have failed as movement. However, we're not done yet. As I mentioned earlier in the title, sometimes ya just gotta fight...for your beliefs, for your reputation and for your country.
Will we just sit back and let the liberals hand us our lunch? I say no. It's time to take the gloves off, take it into the street and fight to win.
UPDATE: This post from Redstate.com illustrates my point.