The Democrats must want family strife around the Christmas table. Why else would they send out an email to highlight their view of progress in 2010 - and encourage people to share it around the table?
This time of year, Americans around the country are taking the time to exchange heartfelt messages with friends and loved ones, reflecting on the past year. They write of achievements and setbacks, of births, graduations, promotions, and moves.
These messages allow us to overcome the miles that separate us. And they allow us to continue one of the most basic American traditions that has held folks close for centuries -- the simple sharing of stories.
And as families gather around holiday tables this season, we also have the opportunity to share the stories of the change this movement has achieved together.
If you don't like braggy Christmas family letters from family or friends, will you like braggy Democratic friends trying to convince you President Obama's idea of progress is really progress? Sounds like a recipe for a fight with your tea party friends.
Stick with safe topics - like the weather, religion and Sarah Palin.