I think no matter what party a Senator or representative is with, he or she is there to speak the minds of the state they represent! So being quiet is not an option.
You do not have to stand in the way of something in order to have your voice be heard. If they disagree, they at least needs to say so. Great decisions often come of finding unique compromises.
Republicans hear! Hear! - Michelle is exhorting you to speak up. It is as it should be that discussions be held on matters as grave and impactful as deficit spending as well as national security. Compromises can come only after substantive discussion but not way before and certainly not until all sides have been heard. Thanks Michelle for posting.