Again I Say Fight!

October 21, 2010 12:51

“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” ~ Winston Churchill

by Erick Erickson at


They haven’t even won the election yet, and Congressional Republicans are already looking to compromise.

You have to be kidding me. Compromise is the lesson the congress critters are learning from this election cycle? I don’t want compromise. I want people who will fight for principle.

Thankfully, there are some who get it. Rep. Mike Pence—and only God knows how this guy has managed to not drink the kool aid in his time in leadership—is giving a speech tonight, and in remarks obtained by Redstate, he will pointedly address this sentiment to compromise:

Now, the last few days there has been some talk about how Republicans could avoid the “mistakes” of 1995 by seeking compromise with this administration. The last Republican Congress didn’t suffer from too little compromise, it suffered from too much. Republicans lost their majority because of too much compromise on spending and deficits and debt. We didn’t come this far to return to the big spending Republicanism of the recent past. If House Republicans get a second chance at a first impression—if the American people give us the privilege of leading their Congress again—let me be clear:

There can be no compromise that allows more borrowing, more spending, more deficits and more debt. There can be no compromise that allows a tax increase on any American. There can be no compromise on defending the cherished values of the American people. There can be no compromise that leads to more taxpayer-funded bailouts. There can be no compromise on stopping their government takeover of health care. And if I didn’t make myself clear, no compromise! House Republicans will not rest until we repeal ObamaCare lock, stock and barrel!

Congressman, we could not agree more. Here is hoping we send you and all of the other battle-hardy conservatives reinforcements soon.


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