After writing my piece the Raiders/49ers and the Perry/Palin supporters, Mike Kerby sent me a similar piece he wrote:
As I read it I thought, "why can't i beat that clear and succinct when i write?" This guy gets to the point quickly (light years quicker than I did) including the idea of demonizing the opposition is not who WE as Conservatives, are.
We are better than that. And we should be.
Please read his post.