Can they stand the heat?

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How closely are you watching what’s going on in Wisconsin with Governor Scott Brown and his standoff with the public employee unions? How closely are you following the battle in Congress regarding the Republicans’ demand to immediately cut spending as a condition of keeping the government funded beyond Friday?

I still go work and show up at my daughter’s soccer games and otherwise live my life, but I’m nonetheless following the stories very closely. And my fear is that the Republicans will wind up caving in to the howls of protest that are an unavoidable part of delivering on the promises of the campaigns that got them elected.

I have this very strong feeling that we are at a critical crossroads. Cave in, and the country’s fiscal collapse becomes only a question of when. Stand up to the demagoguery and withering pressure, and maybe we have a chance to save ourselves. The Republicans have a decidedly mixed record when it comes crunch time. And November elections notwithstanding, I admit that I won’t be totally shocked if they cave.

What about you?

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of Gleiser Communications, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The Team FM & KYZS in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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3 Responses

  1. Rick Armstrong says:

    I know that what is going on is excellent “eye candy”. But, the reality of oit all is that they are politicians and as such, can not help themselves when it comes to the “good deal” They have to appear tough and unyielding, but in the end they feel they must come off the “hero” by cutting the deal. R or D or I, they all faile the litmus test of standing your ground because it is right! That’s my thoughts on the matter.

  2. C M Solomon says:

    Paul, you have precisely described why I have the sick feeling in my stomach every day. The GOP is not willing to fight the gorilla political warfare that the Socialists/Marxist Democrats in Washington have perfected, and therefore, the conservative cause may lose in the long run.

    The current Constitutional conservative resurgence shown by the TEA Party and wide awake citizens is not reflected by the overly cordial attitude of the GOP. Their slow, apologetic tactics are wearing thin with me. When I think of the lost opportunities that the Bush administrations had available to rein in Federal power and reduce cost and duplication in Federal agencies, I really get mad.

    I accept the wild and irresponsible actions of the Democrats because they have no shame or sense of morality as they plunge this nation towards a soft tyranny. To counter the Democrats, I expect fire and brimstone from the Republicans as they expose the horrible damage being done to this country. The American people are hungry for decisive Conservative leadership to fight this honorable battle to save the country. It should be clear to the GOP that the time for politeness is over.

  3. Linda E. Montrose says:

    Your fears are mine also! Republicans have NOT had a good track record for standing strong in the face of conflict. They just can’t stand not being liked, so the minute the media starts pouncing on them, they cave. Doing the RIGHT thing is not easy, but no one said it would be. In fact, we knew it would be an uphill battle, but well worth the fight. We have GOT to get our Country back before we lose it completely. We are going to have to undo a lot of unhealthy habits and make some very unpopular choices that requires strength and determination in the face of leftist propaganda. Can they do it? For the sake of this Country and future generations…I hope to God , they do!

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