GOP=Guys On Probation

by  Jeff Crouere

As Republicans enjoy a massive victory this week; party leaders should not misunderstand the message of the public. They should not feel too comfortable about their large margin of victory. Indeed, the GOP will be on a very short leash. If they return to the big government Republican policies of George W. Bush, their reign of power will be incredibly short-lived.

During the Bush years, the Republicans in Name Only (RINO’s) were in charge. In that era, a budget surplus turned into $458 billion in deficits, the government added entitlement programs like Medicare prescription drugs and social spending exploded with liberal legislation such as “No Child Left Behind.” In addition, under Bush, a brand new federal bureaucracy was created, the Department of Homeland Security, which took over management of multiple agencies including FEMA and failed miserably during Hurricane Katrina.

After the Bush years and twenty one horrific months of President Obama, voters do not want such big government solutions for our societal problems. In this election, voters sent a very loud and clear call for less government and a return to the bedrock constitutional principles which made this nation great. In this election, voters did not cast a ballot for the Republican Party, they voted against the socialist agenda of Barack Obama and his allies in Congress. They voted against a party that tripled the already large budget deficits of George W. Bush. They voted against a party that added more to the national debt in 21 months than the nation accumulated in the first forty presidential administrations, spanning two hundred years.

Obama has pushed so far to the left that the country naturally turned to the Republicans as a counterbalance to his radical agenda. Historically, the party out of power wins big in mid-term elections. In 1994, Republicans captured 52 house seats and took control of Congress for the first time since the Eisenhower years. In 2006, Republicans lost control of Congress as Democrats benefitted from massive voter dissatisfaction with the Bush presidency.

Clearly, the Democrats abused their power in Congress and the last four years have been a nightmare for our country. Democrats pursued policies which helped create the worst economy since the Great Depression. While Democrats have controlled Congress, the stock market has lost fallen, the trade and budget deficits have soared, unemployment has more than doubled, and the housing industry has been devastated.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is such a hated figure that “Fire Pelosi” rallies were held all across the country.  In one poll of Independent voters, Pelosi scored a pathetic approval rating of 8 percent. On Tuesday, Pelosi and her leftist colleagues in Congress were fired for just cause. However, Republicans cannot use this leadership opportunity to enact more sugar coated liberalism. As Ronald Reagan stated many times, the Republicans must raise “a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors.”

In these troubled times, Americans want to see real action, not just rhetoric. They want to see the Republicans reduce the size of government, push for tax reduction and work to rollback the socialist programs of President Obama, especially the disastrous healthcare plan. They don’t want Republicans to compromise with President Obama on a watered down version of his agenda.

If Republicans do not use this opportunity to pursue a real conservative program and fight Obama on these important matters, they will never be given another chance to lead. This is the Republican Party’s last chance to get it right.

The tea party activists who have helped make this victory possible will not have much patience. If the GOP fails this time, the party will crumble and a new conservative party will emerge. The RINO’s have had their chance for success and have failed. It is now time for true conservatives to step forward and show the country that the timeless truths of the Founding Fathers will work once again and save our nation from total catastrophe.

Jeff Crouere is the Host of “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. He is the Political Analyst for WGNO-TV ABC26 and a Columnist for selected publications. For more information, visit his web site at E-mail him at

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10 Responses to GOP=Guys On Probation

  1. TaterSalad says:

    Both progressive/liberal and the sharia law supporters will "slowly", over periods of time, try to advance their goals to dominate their host societies while obtaining their goals. The progressive goal is to bring a country to socialism/Marxism while sharia law compliance is to control the country "completely" with their own type of perverted laws. This is why there is a "connection" between the two groups, one political and one theological. Why would anyone in their right mind want to be a Democrat when Sharia Law is on a parallel course which is beyond the majority of Americans views is beyond thought? Pathetic!

  2. dvdrf says:

    With regard to doing the honorable thing and resigning as Nixon did, BHO doesn't have the personality for it.

  3. Vadderson says:

    They are definitely on probation, especially when they support RINO's heavily…They have yet to figure out it's not a Republican thing… It's getting back to our Constitution, which the GOP doesn't represent very well…It's about keeping our freedoms, whether it be Republicans or Independants, and yes even some Democrats!!! We have to in effect, "hold their feet to the fire" and watch how they are voting…for too long we trusted our polititions…they betrayed us!! Now We Must Be VIGILANT!!!

  4. angelicsweep says:

    It is not only the republicans that are on probation…it is all the democraps that ran on CONSERVATIVE values who need to look out. We the people are not going to let this slide into the same ole politics as usual when they take office. We will expect them to hold to their promises because we are going to hold on to ours…if they let us down, as they have in the past…it will be "don't let the door hit your ass on the way OUT!" Now is NOT the time for compromise, we need to stand our ground. There is too much to lose, too much at stake to fall for this compromise thing obama wants. His idea of compromise, is to do it HIS way or no way. We saw that during the healthcare debacle, the stimulus packages(buy outs!)and all the other backdoor deals he has done. NOW is NOT the time to waffle or waver, but to draw a line in the sand and say NO MORE!

  5. Irosin says:

    George Soros is just one of many corrupt sobs who are planning the downfall of America. Glen Beck is having a show exposing this thug on Tuesday, Nov 9 at 5pm. I reccomend everyone watch or DVR the program to see what this thug is up to. He needs to be stopped!

  6. 05Magnum says:

    With the "RHINOS" still in office & heading up some of the committees, I doubt much will be changed. The incumbants of both parties have had things their way for too long, & don't want to give up anything. We can only hope & pray that enough of these idiots pay attention to the wake up call. With Obama & the Dems in the Senate, not much will be gained, without trade offs, so it will be business as usual. And of course, if nothing good gets done, the next election, the Dems will take over again. We need to vote out most of the incumbants, & come up with a third party.

  7. madmemere says:

    We have a "third party" – -it's called THE TEA PARTY, or did you forget them already?

  8. NoSuchThingAsAn says:

    GOP is as corrupt as liberals, but their policies are better for society if implemented fairly.

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