Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wanted: 118 House Republicans with the courage to elect a real leader

By Hugh Hewitt | June 16, 2014

 "The secret to happiness is freedom. The secret to freedom is courage."

Thucydides penned that 2,500 years ago, and the House Republicans should be thinking on that line -- especially this week. There are 234 Republicans in the House, who are about to elect a new leader. Are there at least 118 of them who realize the times in which we are living? One hundred eighteen who are watching, as Charles Krauthammer put it on my show Friday, "the world sort of collapsing all at once, the way they look around everywhere -- the border, Ukraine, obviously Iraq/Syria, all of this stuff caving in on a presidency, and burying it."

Do at least 118 GOP House members recognize the crisis we're in -- not just the GOP's political crisis as represented by the political earthquake of the defeat of Eric Cantor -- but the multiple crises in the form of an army of Freddy Kruegers marching across Iraq, Edward Snowden looting the country's vault of hyper-secret intelligence programs and giving them to China and Vladimir Putin, a staggering debt, and a near-nuclear Iran -- all presided over by an utterly clueless president and the bizarre staffing of a White House run by Valerie Jarrett?.....To Read More....

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