We are at that moment when less-than-courageous politicians will think to waffle, turn back, and avoid a fight. If we’re to prevent that outcome, it’s going to take some Hell-raising on our part. Even now, elements within the House of Representatives, in the Republican leadership, are beginning to whisper about capitulation to Obama and Reid. In the Senate, we already know there exists a group of GOP senators who will be only too glad to put this issue behind them. It’s going to take a Herculean effort on our part, but we need to buck-up these politicians. This is, after all, the hard part of their job, and if they won’t stand and be counted in the tough times, who needs them?
Go to the House website. On that site, you can find your representative, and all the relevant contact info. Visit their pages on Facebook. Tweet them. Email them. Call them. The more they hear from you, the more inclined they will be to fight, and the more likely they will be to stand up to leadership if they begin to crumble. Barack Obama is trying to bully them. In the end, their own leaders may try to bully them too. Remind them who it is that had put them in office. Remind them of their duty. There is no reason Harry Reid should determine what goes on in the House. Instead of getting tough with conservatives, for a change, John Boehner should be tough on Democrats. It’s time for them to stand up, even if we will need to hand-hold them through it.