"Republicans on the campaign trail are bashing the president and his agenda... Behind the scenes, key party members are talking a different game." - The Wall Street Journal
As I read the passage above in a recent Wall Street Journal piece, my eyebrows raised. But then my worst fears were confirmed when The Journal quoted Congressman Darrell Issa as saying: "It's pretty clear the American people expect us to use the existing gridlock to create compromise... They [the American people] want us to come together after we agree to disagree."
"It's pretty clear?" What is Congressman Issa, a generally reliable conservative, talking about? Have our conservative allies in Congress taken complete leave of their senses? Do they just not get it?
No, Congressman Issa. With all due respect, the American people do NOT want conservatives in Congress to use gridlock to "create compromise" on Barack Obama’s radical agenda. The American people want the socialist Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda STOPPED... PERIOD... END OF SENTENCE.
And yet, in spite of the wishes of the American people, once again, this dangerous urge to "compromise" with the opposition has reared its ugly head. It's clear that far too many of our self-proclaimed conservative leaders, yet again, need to be reminded about what the American people really want... And with the November elections right around the corner, it’s up to patriotic Americans like you and me to set them straight.
As President Ronald Reagan once said, "If not us, who? If not now, when?"
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