Erick Erickson over at Redstate makes a powerful statement about how the incoming Republican freshmen in Congress should act.
Remember how you got to DC, and why you were sent.
In the next 72 hours, you will be elected to the United States Congress. Suddenly you will find that you have friends you never knew you had. Remember that most of them are not actually your friends.
Many members of Congress will begin whispering sweet nothings in your ear wooing you to vote for them and their rules for the House and Senate. Remember that these same men are the exact same people that the voters rejected in 2006 and again in 2008.
Remember that every poll showing a Republican landslide on Tuesday also shows that the public hates these men.
Don’t forget, you have US folks
We’re here for you, as long as you’re in DC for us.
When the media won’t listen and your words go unheard, we’re here. The hated “TEA Party” goers, the phone bankers. People will pull over to the side of the road on a Tweet from you (literally) and start calling whoever we need to.
Also, there are plenty of “dumb bloggers” who do a lot of research, and can be your “invisible staffers” if you just keep your eyes on places like RedState; not just the front page, but the Recommended Diaries also.
Malkin, Riehl, Ace, Morrissey, too many to name live to make or break candidates, watch their sites; do it yourself, don’t just send a staffer. You’ll always be traveling, you have time.
The way the Dems use press releases, you need to add an email blast to all the bloggers. Use Twitter and hash tags the way the left uses networks and microphone flags. Give us links to bills with important parts highlighted. Post them here and on Google Docs.
Most important, don’t forget to pray (if so inclined). I know from personal experience that the power of prayer is real; there is a God, there is ONE God, and whatever the left and other skeptics say, that God is real.
Now, hit the ground running!
We’re praying for you.