Dear Republicans …

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Chad Groening (

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.

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