Skip to comments.HOUSE GOP LEADERS PURGED CONSERVATIVES USING SECRET CRITERIA LIST
Posted on 12/05/2012 12:14:07 PM PST by Bigtigermike
House Republican leaders used a secret criteria list to decide which conservatives to purge from powerful House committees, Breitbart News has learned. As this time, it appears they will keep the criteria list hidden from the public, too. Spokespeople for members of House GOP leadership have refused to discuss details about the list on the record with press.
Because GOP Leadership won't discuss the list, its unclear what specific criteria the list contained and how much of a role it played in the conservative purge. Its also unclear which member of House Republican leadership initiated this process.
In remarks to the Heritage Foundations Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp confirmed the existence of such a list.
Weve heard from multiple sources that someone walked in with a list of votes and said if you didnt reach a particular scorecard of what was considered the right vote which by the way, in most cases, was not the conservative position then [they said] were going to have to remove you from the committee, Huelskamp said.
All that took place behind closed doors, which is again a problem with Washington, D.C. whether its the budget negotiations, whether its everything else, its usually done behind closed doors," he explained. "I think, as conservatives, this is where we can win: Weve got to be willing and able to talk about things in public instead of being afraid of actual public scrutiny.
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I suspect that the only secret criteria is who is in the way of socializing the country.
“The conservatives should return the favor of the purge when the vote for Speaker of the House comes up in January. “
They’d better throw out the b*ll-less wonder RINO dirtbag follower of the House.
And he’d better not hit the ground until he reaches Europe.
I remember once, awhile ago, when I was a Republican.
The republicans are starting to implode. Barry Hussein Soetoro has them afraid to go over the cliff.
Conservatives BLACKBALLED in the Republican Party.
Good F-ing Riddance, eGOP.
I always knew Romney was a big mistake. He was THE MOST LIBERAL GUY IN THE ROOM, and now, the Leftist Wing of the Republican Party thinks WE NEED MORE COWBELL!
Wife beater, child molester, drunk, whore monger, obnoxious, accepts donations from AlQaida affiliates.............
I could put more in there ~
A few minutes ago, I got a call from the RNC requesting $. I told them it is over. He says we are continuing the fight. I said BS, why are you removing concervative Congress people from key committees. Ignored statement.
Once Politicians, Government employees, and the takers get over 50% it is over. Then throw in the dumbist warm animal on the globe, college students, and the US is doomed.
Physical bully who has used his boxing skills to assault people who disagreed with him.
Moran needs Tazing.
So now what?
Seriously, now what do we do?
That SOB Bonehead should be strung up by his fly sized testes.
Another reason to not vote GOP. He and all his cohorts will be gone in the next election and if not, reduced to the status of lower than whale crap in the dem controlled house.
Explain again to me why we need these guys??
Damn them! I called my representative and read the riot act to the young man that answered. He will pass it on and nothing will be done. I will call again in January and express displeasure with voting for the present leaders.
Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter if we call or not.
Good for you.
They will no longer get through to me... I had the hardline phone disconnected, effective tomorrow. I have to admit that it felt strange getting rid of a phone number that I have had for over 30 years....
Now if I could just learn to live without the internet. LOL
someone should tell Boehner and tell him:
You can go along with Obama now, you can screw the country just to say you are willing to “get along”; it will be the last time you get away with it. You need to think and act like Newt did in 1995.
I understand gov't is not conservative's religion, it's not a priority to be active politically, however we have come to a point in history I believe if conservative's want to save this republic and restore the "Idea Of America" we better get off our passive asses and get VERY politically active!
The Tea Party created an avenue, so more than ever conservatives have to start getting involved.
Crash it burn it get it over with. The longer the wait, the bigger the pain.
What’s the point of fighting when your own party is against you?
I can’t believe I actually voted for ABØ.
As heard just now on Hannity, there was a group that went behind closed doors to do committee chair selection. Who was in that group?
The purged should form their own caucus and not caucus with the Repubs.
No point in being in the Repub caucus if they refuse to give you committee assignments.
Let’s see how Boner likes it when the Repubs lose control of the house because the Dems have more caucus members.
House Republican Steering Committee - For House Republicans, the Steering committee is chaired by the party leader in the House, either the Speaker (if Republicans are in the majority) or the Minority (Floor) Leader (if Republicans are in the minority). Under rules adopted after the 1994 Republican Revolution, the House party leader had five votes on the committee. The current Chairman of the Republican Steering Committee is John Boehner.
F em all. Give your money to the true conservatives and just let it roll. And one more thing, who told Sarah Palin to stay home? There is enough talent to go around in the Tea Party. Hey, that name does kind of ring a bell. Maybe its time for a new party. A time for choosing indeed. Tea Party. Kind of has a ring to it. Chao!
The RNC went left a long time ago. They are all big government, big corporate shills.
The only way to tear this thing down is starve the beast. Stop falling for their BS. They lie to us every time. They play us for fools, they play on our fears -and we fall for it every time. This Federal government has gotten TOO big. It has to be reduced - and that means in every way. We have to stop being fooled every-time they say something that sounds “patriotic” or wave the flag in our faces. They do that because they think we are all stupid. And sadly, it generally works.
My eyes are open to this game. I want the candidate that votes against all spending and all taxes. Who want to weaken the Federal monster now, before it is too late.
It's the next stage in the GOP's lifecyce, the last phase was the one where they were merely lying about what they would do (when was the last time the Republican-party pushed for something on it's party-planks?), and this current one is simply active hostility to those who stand, in any way, for the party-planks... next the planks will be discarded.
I cant believe I actually voted for ABØ.
I'm sorry you had to experience the betrayal that is Romney.
I have objected to the 3rd party avenue until now.
Now we need to leave the GOP. No question. There is absolutely no positive to staying with these lying, traitorous bastards. They will NEVER beat the Dems again.
They will crap on us until a few months before the next election. After they shove another liberal nominee up our butts then they will act like they care about our beliefs to get us to vote for him.
We need to start the Conservative Party and begin the process of destroying the Republican Party. Officially that is. The party is already dead and too dumb to know it.
I am officially done with the GOP. Period. I will never again vote for another non-conservative Republican. My house rep here in KY is another RINO who got his last vote from me. Mitch McConnell can bite me. Rand Paul is the only one getting my vote again.
Like it matters. The GOP has rolled over and given the Dems carte blanche to steal all future elections. They whined (and not much of that) as the Dems destroyed military absentee ballots, as precinct after precinct run by Dems didn’t even mail out the ballots to our people overseas. That’s the last straw for me. They are *traitors*.
I quit being a Republican in 06 when the Rinos like McCain keep poking their Fingers in my eye.
What is happening wirh Michelle Bachmann?
Same here. I will no longer listen to any stupid rino, liberal coddling republican, or have faith in any republican.
As far as I'm concerned the republican party and any republican supporter can GFT!
What is GOP-E?
Lots of 'em are RINO's, but RULING ELITE is the most accurate description. They mean to maintain THEIR rule at any cost.
As far I can tell, she is still on the intelligence committee.
The RNC went left a long time ago. They are all big government, big corporate shills.
You know, the GOP was the left wing party from it’s formation.
It wasn’t until the 60’s when the Democrats moved left and conservatives started looking for a home that the GOP started to become the conservative party. Even Reagan had to fight against the GOPe. Now they have finally gotten their party back.
When the GOP took over in 1994 and Newt and Gramm pushed NAFTA and torpedoed any chance of STOPPING illegal immigrants taking tax$$$ we knew it was a cruel hoax
Thanks, so much!! I appreciate it!
last vote I give to a Republican candidate.
Dumb dee dumb dee dumb.
I mean wtf!?
It is like the whole world is telling me the ideal of American freedom, individual rights, and liberty I was raised on (and I’m only 30!!!!) are just total fantasy; as if they never existed and never produced prosperity.
And so now the entire world goes down into despotism
We need to purge more than the speaker. Who else supported this? Who are the “GOP Leaders” Boehner and who else?