There are some painful things in politics that are clearly unavoidable. That's true about the federal money that is arriving in the coffers in Cuyahoga Falls, a city whose Republican Mayor Robart recently bestowed the highest honor on Tea Party fiscal conservatism. In this instance (certainly not the first for such federal- to- city transactions in the Falls), the mayor reported a grant of $489,704 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to increase the size of the firefighter staff. Right. FEDERAL money right here in River City, folks. Actually the money was originally announced by Sen. Sherrod Brown, a liberal Democrat. We're happy for the firefighters, even if the grant didn't fit Robart's Republican brand.