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The Purge of House Conservatives Continues
RedState.com ^ | December 3rd, 2012 at 01:59 PM | Daniel Horowitz

Posted on 12/03/2012 2:49:45 PM PST by newgeezer

Well, House leadership made sure to elevate like-minded members to leadership; they took care to co-opt the Republican Study Committee; they packed the Steering Committee, which chooses committee assignments, with a bunch of loyalists. Now we’re seeing the effects of those decisions.

Maybe it’s because he’s intent on repealing Dodd-Frank. Maybe it’s because he wants to use his committee assignment to advocate winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Perhaps it’s because of his opposition to the $1 trillion farm bill. Maybe it’s because he’s just too darn conservative to sit on an important committee.

Earlier today, we provided a list of those who made it onto the Super A committees. Well, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) is a conservative freshman member who was actually kicked off the Financial Services Committee. Members are rarely kicked off committees unless there is a scandal.

David Schweikert is one of those 2010 freshmen who is actually a Tea Partier in deed as well as rhetoric. While many freshmen folded under the pressure from leadership, Schweikert was actually removed from the Whip team because of his conservative dissent during the budget battles.

And who is replacing him on the committee? Our good buddy, Richard Hudson (NC-8), who was handpicked by leadership to run. Hmmm, I can’t remember the last time a sophomore member was replaced by an incoming freshman for no good reason.

Moreover, there are at least seven vacancies on this committee. It’s not like there were too many qualified candidates. Cantor and McCarthy went out of their way to banish Schweikert from the committee, even though he is one of the few remaining freshmen who were reelected. It’s pretty sad they are willing to let their personal vendetta lead their decision to knock off one of the most knowledgeable members on issues pertaining to GSEs and monetary policy from the committee.

Then there’s the case of Tim Huelskamp (R-KS). He is one of the most conservative members of the House. He was told today that his service on the Budget Committee would no longer be appreciated. Maybe it’s because of statements like this.

Update: Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was also tossed off the Budget Committee.

There are more conservatives who are being left off any A or B level committee as we speak. Some don’t have any committee assignments yet for next year.

It’s becoming clear that there is only one faction that demands ideological purity. And it’s not the faction that upholds the ideology of the party.


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Effin' Boehner and his minions are every bit as bad for the country as ObaMao, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer, etc. ever hope to be.
1 posted on 12/03/2012 2:49:51 PM PST by newgeezer
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To: newgeezer

and we are supposed to support and vote for this party?


2 posted on 12/03/2012 2:52:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: newgeezer

There are a few flying Boehner monkeys on FR who will try to tell you this is completely untrue, and nothing of this sort has happened ever on Boehner’s watch—when it’s his regular MO.


3 posted on 12/03/2012 2:56:01 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: newgeezer

We freepers need to create a full account of all the Tea Party people who have either been redistricted out, or marginalized in office. It is seriously disconcerting. We can start here in Florida with Allen West and Sandy Adams...both bold conservatives who were standing for principle over party. The freshmen who got to Washington and while conservative are bending to the leadership still stand. The story here that other freshmen like David Shweikert in AZ lost their committees for no reason.

the GOP apparently is looking for a third party challenge, becasue this is outrageous.


4 posted on 12/03/2012 2:57:08 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: newgeezer

Of course they are. Their aim seems to run parallel to the dems, but to stay in office they have to put on their little shows now and again.

And most of the so called TEA party candidates were phony - they used the conservatives to get elected only to become good little Rino’s as soon as they got into office.

Republicans are on the path to the same dark place as the dems.


5 posted on 12/03/2012 2:58:13 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: newgeezer

And they are going to keep it up until we are gone.

So, as others have asked .... why do we support the GOP?


6 posted on 12/03/2012 3:01:35 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: newgeezer

Does anyone know if it only requires a simple majority to select the Speaker?

Don’t know how close we are to having 51% with a brain and attachments, but if we have a shot, we better take it pretty soon. The Crybaby ain’t getting no better.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 3:05:06 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: newgeezer
I suppose Virginia's Conservatives could start busting down Cantor ~ America's highest ranking Jewish member of the House ~ and you'd have the Post screaming we were anti-semitic ~ they are experts at antisemitism themselves, so they know eh(/s).

However, we did bust down Bolling, Romney's buddy who fixed the primary so nobody else could run ~ but if we have to then Cantor goes into the skillet for a time.

Other than having Democrats take pot shots at his office, what has Cantor done for us ~ is he carrying his weight?

8 posted on 12/03/2012 3:06:07 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: newgeezer
TO THE RINOS

9 posted on 12/03/2012 3:10:03 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: ilgipper

“.......the GOP apparently is looking for a third party challenge.....”

I have believed for a long time the Leftist Democrats have been trying to manipulate the Conservatives into a third party to make them as irrelevant as all third parties.

RINO’s IMO are nothing by stealth Leftists occupying critical positions in the GOP for the purpose of bending the party to the will of the Left, thus I wouldn’t put it past them to engage in similar behavior as the Democrat Party for the same goal.

More of this type of situation as outlined in this article just reinforces my beliefs.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 3:12:55 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

What’s shocking is the presidential campaign and what I saw of the senate campaigns was straight out of the consultant boilerplate handbook. All got crushed. I don’t get how any group of people could be so hard headed to see that the base of the party wins consistently and that the might moderate talk loses. It is beyond comprehension.

I believe Red State’s recent exposé on the consultant incestual situation between fundraisers, media companies, direct mail and digital has a lot to do with it. It is big money above results. I would think they could still make money and have a desire to win.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 3:17:53 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ilgipper
the GOP apparently is looking for a third party challenge, becasue this is outrageous.

Is it greed, lust for power, serious dirt, or a combo that is causing GOP leadership to act like traitors? I go with, "All of the above."

12 posted on 12/03/2012 3:17:53 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: newgeezer
That's why it's time to remove EVERYONE from congress, the House and Senate alike. Physically remove them, discharge them from their duties, and hold new national elections.

Yeah I know, it wouldn't do any good. The blind masses across the nation would just re-elect them.

13 posted on 12/03/2012 3:18:23 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: newgeezer

A “diarist” on DailyKos has been insisting for years that Boner is carrying on an affair with a lobbyist. Let’s find out and expose it, if true. It’s time to do whatever it takes to force this vile creep out of the Speaker’s chair.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 3:19:01 PM PST by montag813
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To: newgeezer

Doesn’t the entire House have to vote for Speaker?
Aren’t there nough humans there to dump this scumbag Boehner into the sea?


15 posted on 12/03/2012 3:21:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GeronL

Not anymore I don’t. Eff the R Party.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 3:21:21 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: newgeezer

Who is the 2nd paragraph about?

It looks like Mick Mulvaney is taking Schweikert’s spot. I dont know much about him, but it looks like he is in the Tea Party Caucus.


17 posted on 12/03/2012 3:22:09 PM PST by Red_Challenger
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To: newgeezer

They’re ALL complicit in the United Nations takeover of our government. IMPEACH 0BAMA AND OVERTHROW THE INSURGENT GOVERNMENT!!!


18 posted on 12/03/2012 3:33:27 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Lurker

bump


19 posted on 12/03/2012 3:33:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ducttape45

We need term limits but I have no idea how to get them. Too bad our Founding Fathers didn’t put them in the Constitution from the start.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 3:34:21 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: I cannot think of a name

Crybaby?? How’s about Boo Hoo Barbie? He’s the poster child for “metrosexual.”

I still have a sourness in the pit of my stomach over the outcome of the election. I fear Boehner/McConnell will cave before all is said and done. We have a travesty of “leadership” down there in the Methane Maw. sd


21 posted on 12/03/2012 3:34:56 PM PST by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: Lurker; GeronL

I’m not voting R again either.

Many on here whined when I first stated that.

Ain’t no use.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 3:34:56 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: I cannot think of a name

I am sure the RINO-Dem coalition will make sure any conservative rebellion gets quashed


23 posted on 12/03/2012 3:35:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ilgipper

“I would think they could still make money and have a desire to win.”

I wish, but I don’t believe winning as you, and I see winning is their game.

The name of the game as I see it is “the enemy within”.

I believe unless there is a way to bowl over the entrenched RINO factor in the leadership of the GOP then we will have to go with a third party, BUT if we organize, get the money, the support, which is possible with a well crafted Conservative platform unlike so many of the other special interest third parties, there’s a chance for credibility with the citizenry of this Nation, thus success unlike the Left predicts possible.

There’s also the good chance the Leftists ie; Democrats will overeach as they often do, and spectacularly of which there is growing evidence they are about to do, and will cut their own throats, but that’s a wait, and see.

I’d like to think that both scenario’s could be in the offing.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 3:36:06 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: I cannot think of a name
The Crybaby ain’t getting no better.

Not all Crybabies are useless.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 3:43:05 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: ilgipper

“I believe Red State’s recent exposé on the consultant incestual situation between fundraisers, media companies, direct mail and digital has a lot to do with it.”

Have a link?


26 posted on 12/03/2012 3:43:40 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: 9YearLurker

Cantor needs to feel the heat bigtime.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 3:43:40 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: PastorBooks

He may have meant American Spectator..

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/29/the-quisling-consultants?fb_action_ids=301526453292975&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=246965925417366

Unless RedState had another article. This one is a darn good read, though.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 3:48:47 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: GeronL
They want our blind support. They play us for fools over and over. They speak our language until the day after the election. I've seen enough of the Bob Michaels and John Boneheads.

These bums need to be primaried and sent straight to their houses of prostitution on K Street.

29 posted on 12/03/2012 3:52:01 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Update: Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was also tossed off the Budget Committee.

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30 posted on 12/03/2012 3:53:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: newgeezer

NOW I hope everyone on this site understands what the GOPe wants from the so called grass roots pubbies. They want us to STFU and stay out of them becoming more Socialist but fully expect us to vote for them! This is the very reason they did a circular firing squad on AKINS and wanted him out no matter what! Grrrrrrr.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 3:59:13 PM PST by elephant
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To: wastedyears

He is an idiot!


32 posted on 12/03/2012 4:02:13 PM PST by elephant
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To: SueRae

“He may have meant American Spectator..”

Thank you for the link.


33 posted on 12/03/2012 4:19:23 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: GeronL
...and we are supposed to support and vote for this party?

...not anymore.

34 posted on 12/03/2012 4:27:33 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: newgeezer

It’s time for a Conservative Party. Since the republican elites caused us to lose this election, and since we have nothing else to lose, we might as well form a new party, if for nothing else than to prevent the republican elites from ever winning again. I mean we have lost the country so what else are we afraid of? I feel like striking out at anyone who caused this mess, liberals, republican country club elites, hollywood, those of the 47% who sit on their tails and do nothing, and the main stream media. I never expect the republicans to be in power again. This was our last chance and we failed. The only comfort I can imagine now is to give the ones who caused this all the hell I can. A third party? I’m game....calling Sarah Palin


35 posted on 12/03/2012 4:36:12 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: GeronL

Yes, history says there will only be these “2” represented on the Nov. ballot, and so everyone will tell you to vote for the pubs as they are your only “alternative party”.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 4:40:23 PM PST by wrencher
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To: wastedyears

I used to own one of those when I played in a garage band! It sounded better and more authentic than Boehner.


37 posted on 12/03/2012 4:42:35 PM PST by howlinhound (Live your life so that, when you get up in the morning, Satan says, "Oh Crap!..He's awake" - Unknown)
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To: GeronL
"and we are supposed to support and vote for this party?"

I was going to type those words exactly.

38 posted on 12/03/2012 4:44:00 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: howlinhound

And I bet it cried better than he does, too.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 4:45:21 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: newgeezer; GeronL; CatherineofAragon
Introduction to America's Party
40 posted on 12/03/2012 4:49:54 PM PST by EternalVigilance (America's creed: Our rights come from God, not men. Governments exist to secure those rights.)
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To: montag813

“A “diarist” on DailyKos has been insisting for years that Boner is carrying on an affair with a lobbyist. Let’s find out and expose it, if true.”

I’d like to buy a hint. Are we looking for a Guy, a Gal, or a Goat?


41 posted on 12/03/2012 5:07:35 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: montag813

” A “diarist” on DailyKos has been insisting for years that Boner is carrying on an affair with a lobbyist. Let’s find out and expose it, if true. It’s time to do whatever it takes to force this vile creep out of the Speaker’s chair. “

GOOD IDEA !!!!!!!! Can we hire a PI and get on with it ?????


42 posted on 12/03/2012 5:08:38 PM PST by PraiseTheLord (economic civil war ?)
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To: ilgipper
We freepers need to create a full account of all the Tea Party people who have either been redistricted out

We sure need something to keep us occupied while they fully implement death panels, they will just kill off all the old white republicans then;<> Happy days are here again!

43 posted on 12/03/2012 5:32:45 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: montag813
Boner is carrying on an affair with a lobbyist.

Male or Female?

44 posted on 12/03/2012 5:36:01 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: CatherineofAragon

THe RNCC called over the weekend. Both barrels re NO MORE SUPPORT. The poor fellow did state my sentiment is what he has been hearing overwhelmingly


45 posted on 12/03/2012 6:01:26 PM PST by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: CatherineofAragon

THe RNCC called over the weekend. Both barrels re NO MORE SUPPORT. The poor fellow did state my sentiment is what he has been hearing overwhelmingly


46 posted on 12/03/2012 6:01:33 PM PST by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: muawiyah

“Other than having Democrats take pot shots at his office, what has Cantor done for us ~ is he carrying his weight?”

The weasel isn’t carrying his weight. He needs a conservative opponent in both the primary and general election.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 6:17:53 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting in touch with my inner rebel)
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To: AlmaKing

“I’m not voting R again either. Many on here whined when I first stated that. Ain’t no use.”

A lot of FReepers are republicand first and conservative...353rd.


48 posted on 12/03/2012 6:20:41 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting in touch with my inner rebel)
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To: GladesGuru

“I’d like to buy a hint. Are we looking for a Guy, a Gal, or a Goat?”

Living or deceased?


49 posted on 12/03/2012 6:23:10 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting in touch with my inner rebel)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Don’t use TAC fighter squadrons. Use 3,053rd.


50 posted on 12/03/2012 6:26:15 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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