As K-Lo says, “long and constructive.” Yes, we must have secure borders, especially post-9/11. Yes, we must defend American culture, not multiculturalism, and we ought to spell out what this means. Yes, a little un-p.c. humor can be okay (How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb? That’s not funny).
But conservatives in the public eye have a special responsibility to be above suspicion when it comes to sounding anti-minority or associating with those who are. The criticism we get when we don’t meet that responsibility may not be fair. But, as conservatives of all people know, life’s not fair.