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March 10, 2010
Eric Massa's rants have received considerable airtime on conservative talk radio. Massa's words lambasted Democrats in general and Rahm Emanuel in particular and were like music to conservative ears. Massa sounded too good to be true. And he is. People soon learned that Massa is someone conservatives would prefer not to touch without wearing gloves.
Today, conservatives are faced with the defining challenge of our lifetimes. The mission is the retention of our constitutional republic in the face of daunting challenges from inside and outside of the country. The defense of liberty will not be willingly handed to us like a gift at Christmas. Beware of politicians bearing gifts.
Conservatives must avoid the temptation to quickly accept pretty words at face value from strangers. A person's past history says significantly more than his words say today. While some politicians have had better success than others in covering their own tracks, thanks to Google, history is now very difficult to hide.
As conservative defenders of liberty, our judgments must be based in facts and supported by history. We must all do our own homework. Let's not be fooled again.