Smelling blood in the water, the Democrats are now hammering the GOP as losers and pathetically out-of-touch with the increasingly secular American citizen.

Tuesday night we told you what the Republicans need to do to fight back. The key point was emphasizing the nobility of America in the face of far-left attacks against the USA and President Obama's overseas criticisms of American policy and actions. With so much confusion and worry in the country, a simple statement of belief is where you start in a political battle.

The Democrats have done that very effectively. They believe the Republican leadership is weak, and they are pounding the theme home:

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It is true that being a Republican moderate sometimes feels like being a cast member of "Survivor."

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With the media solidly behind President Obama and with operations like The New York Times and NBC News promoting vicious personal attacks on conservatives, the war for the hearts and minds of the American people is intense and brutal. If the GOP wants to compete in 2010, it had better up its game.

And it's not only the Democrats pounding Republicans. Gen. Colin Powell and other self-described moderates are angry with the committed right. On Monday, Powell told a corporate audience that the Republican Party is in deep trouble because, as he sees it, the extreme right is setting the agenda. Powell said: "Americans do want to pay taxes for services. Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less."

Now, I disagree with that, but Powell is convinced it is true. The general then went on to criticize Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh: "I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes the party and intrudes or inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness that we would be better to do without."

The general also called Ann Coulter and Sarah Palin polarizing figures, but did mention that the governor is a very accomplished person.

So there is no doubt that the political battle is not just between the Dems and Republicans, but there is a split within the GOP as well. And nothing makes the far left happier.

And that's "The Memo."

Pinheads & Patriots

Protecting the Earth's rain forests is a noble endeavor because of environmental concerns. The Earth was made a certain way. If we alter it, bad things are likely to happen.

Enter Prince Charles and a frog. They are part of a global awareness program aimed at making people wise up about conservation:

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PRINCE CHARLES: Climate change is the greatest threat facing mankind. We must act now. Future generations are depending on it.

"KERMIT THE FROG": Kermit the frog, amphibian. We need the rain forest. Everybody does.

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So even though he's a British royal, Charles is a patriot, and so is Kermit.

On the pinhead front, don't do this if you have to call 911:

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What the (EXPLETIVE DELETED).

911 OPERATOR: 9-1-1.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I need an ambulance at (UNINTELLIGIBLE).

911 OPERATOR: Well, OK, first of all you don't need to swear over 911.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK.

911 OPERATOR: And slow down.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Send me a (EXPLETIVE DELETED) ambulance!

911 OPERATOR: (Hangs up.)

911 OPERATOR: 9-1-1.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you going to give me an ambulance?

911 OPERATOR: Are you going to swear again, you stupid (EXPLETIVE DELETED)?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are we going to have a (EXPLETIVE DELETED) problem?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No! You're not going to get one.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Do you want to (EXPLETIVE DELETED) lose your job?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Hangs up.)

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The caller was a 17-year-old Michigan girl. Eventually help came for her sick father. But she's a pinhead and needs to wise up. It's not how you do that. And the guy should have — on 911 — should have handled it differently as well.

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