One-hundred-forty conservative leaders have sent an open letter
to all U.S. House and Senate Republicans, urging them not to yield
to the demands of Democratic politicians, liberal interest groups,
the mainstream media, and even weak-kneed Republicans.
The letter, sent November 30, reads, "Dear
Republican U.S. Representatives and Senators: You are entering a
period of testing. In the House, the nation elected one of the
largest Republican majorities in the last 100 years. You have a
mandate to fight for conservative principles that is arguably much
broader than the one that narrowly re-elected President Obama
claims to have for his leftist agenda."
Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute drafted the letter, which
was sent out through Coalitions for America.
"[Republicans] are being subjected now to a great deal of
pressure from the liberal media, from the administration to cave
in," he recognizes, "and I thought it appropriate to remind them
that caving in can have very bad consequences not only for the
country, but for their political careers."
But Blackwell asserts that if the Republicans stand fast, the
Democrats will be the ones who suffer during the 2014 midterms.
"Since Obama has been re-elected, I think it is virtually
impossible for there to be a significant economic recovery for the
next four years," the conservative laments. "So, we're not going to
get the prosperity, and therefore, it's going to be blamed on
Obama. I don't care how often The New York Times tries to
blame it on conservatives; it's the Obama administration."
But the Leadership Institute president notes that the GOP must
be able to offer a real change and not be complicit in the growth
of big government.