A military term I have often heard is, "Move out and draw fire." A good example of that is RPV Chairman Pat Mullins as he engages the Democrats in a taste of reality.
I knew he had hit a nerve when Blue Virginia responded immediately on his blog trying to undo the damage. The Democrats, who have spun their own version of Virginia history the past eight years, were finally being called on it after, of all things, their "unity" weekend in Williamsburg.
Jim Riley had an excellent post on this subject along with Chairman Mullins' letter.