Republican Nightmare Brewing (January 22, 2014)
A political nightmare is when politicians get caught between the proverbial rock of one core constituency and the hard place of another core constituency. And “Common Core,” the new set of curriculum standards for public schools, could create such a nightmare for Republicans.
On one side, in favor of the standards, is
the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, whose members fill Republican campaign coffers. On the other side is the grassroots conservative community that provides the legwork and votes those politicians need.
With two intractable sides yelling for their position, the only “cure” for the nightmare is for Republicans, as well as all politicians, is to remember there is God in Heaven who establishes and pulls down rulers in the present as he has in the past, and to listen among the throng for His still small voice for wisdom.
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Read more about this issue in David Fowler’s recent commentary, Republican Nightmare Brewing: Common Core