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HOUSE GOP LEADERS PURGED CONSERVATIVES USING SECRET CRITERIA LIST
Breitbart ^ | Wednesday December 5, 2012

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, it’s unclear what specific criteria the list contained and how much of a role it played in the conservative purge. It’s also unclear which member of House Republican leadership initiated this process.

In remarks to the Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp confirmed the existence of such a list.

“We’ve heard from multiple sources that someone walked in with a list of votes and said if you didn’t 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] ‘we’re 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 it’s the budget negotiations, whether it’s everything else, it’s usually done behind closed doors," he explained. "I think, as conservatives, this is where we can win: We’ve got to be willing and able to talk about things in public instead of being afraid of actual public scrutiny.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; conservatives; corrupt; gop; gopcivilwar; purge; stalin; thirdparty
Stalin would be proud
1 posted on 12/05/2012 12:14:15 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I suspect that the only secret criteria is who is in the way of socializing the country.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 12:18:16 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Bigtigermike
The conservatives should return the favor of the purge when the vote for Speaker of the House comes up in January.
3 posted on 12/05/2012 12:18:55 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: KarlInOhio

“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.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 12:21:24 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Bigtigermike; All
Call your reps and demand transparency.
Directory of Representatives
5 posted on 12/05/2012 12:36:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I remember once, awhile ago, when I was a Republican.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 12:40:27 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Bigtigermike

The republicans are starting to implode. Barry Hussein Soetoro has them afraid to go over the cliff.


7 posted on 12/05/2012 12:42:50 PM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Bigtigermike

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!


8 posted on 12/05/2012 12:57:30 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Working is for suckers.)
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To: Bigtigermike
They just recently redistricted me into Jim Moran's district ~ and everybody knows what he's like ~ and I'd just bet that other than him being a Democrat he'd match up with Boehner's criteria on that secret list.

Wife beater, child molester, drunk, whore monger, obnoxious, accepts donations from AlQaida affiliates.............

I could put more in there ~

9 posted on 12/05/2012 12:57:34 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Jonty30

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.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 1:00:35 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: muawiyah

Physical bully who has used his boxing skills to assault people who disagreed with him.

Moran needs Tazing.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 1:04:18 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: Bigtigermike

So now what?

Seriously, now what do we do?


12 posted on 12/05/2012 1:06:11 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I’m for killin’ the GOP-E, anyway and they gotta give me more reasons?
13 posted on 12/05/2012 1:10:47 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: elcid1970

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??


14 posted on 12/05/2012 1:12:58 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 1:17:57 PM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: stubernx98

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


16 posted on 12/05/2012 1:18:10 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 1:30:07 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Bigtigermike
For years I've been begging conservatives to fight the GOPe. We'll we've lost the republican party now, so it's over for republicans because they are nothing more than the useless rite wing of the democrat party!

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.

18 posted on 12/05/2012 1:33:04 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sirchtruth

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.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 1:42:35 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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?


20 posted on 12/05/2012 1:44:52 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


21 posted on 12/05/2012 1:45:23 PM PST by RatSlayer
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To: Bigtigermike
This is what the Republican Steering Committee did in 2010 after the TEA Party-led sweep!

House Republican Leaders Select Committee Chairmen
22 posted on 12/05/2012 1:49:46 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 1:51:25 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Bigtigermike
From Justin Amash on Facebook:

Rumor has it that I’ve been removed from the House Committee on the Budget. Remarkably, I still have not received a single call, e-mail, or text from Republican leadership confirming this story. In fact, I wouldn’t even have learned about it if not for the news reports. I look forward to hearing from my party’s leadership about why my principled, conservative voting record offends them. That’s sure to be a lively and entertaining conversation.

In the meantime, I can only speculate as to what specifically would make Republican leadership punish several of its party’s most principled members. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, who was kicked off of both Budget and the Committee on Agriculture, voted with me against the 2013 Hou se budget resolution because it does not sufficiently address the federal government’s debt crisis. That was one of only three times during this Congress that I voted against the Chairman’s recommendations in committee. In fact, I voted with the Republican Chairman more than 95% of the time, and I have voted with my party’s leadership more than three-quarters of the time on the House floor.

What message does leadership’s heavy-handedness send? It says that independent thinking won’t be tolerated, not even 5% of the time. It says that voting your conscience won’t be respected. It says that fulfilling your commitment to your constituents to work with both Republicans and Democrats to reduce our debt takes a back seat to the desires of corporate special interests. And, most troubling for our party, it says to the growing number of young believers in liberty that their views are not welcome here.

I’ll miss working with my colleagues on Budget. I don’t relish this situation, but if one thing is clear based on the response from the grassroots, it’s that leadership’s actions will backfire. If they think kicking me off of a committee will lead me to abandon my principles or stifle my bipartisan work toward a balanced budget, I have a message for them: You’re dead wrong.

24 posted on 12/05/2012 1:58:46 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: RatSlayer

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!


25 posted on 12/05/2012 2:00:16 PM PST by RKM
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 2:00:32 PM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: bicyclerepair
What’s the point of fighting when your own party is against you?

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 can’t believe I actually voted for ABØ.

I'm sorry you had to experience the betrayal that is Romney.

27 posted on 12/05/2012 2:48:09 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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*.


28 posted on 12/05/2012 3:00:38 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Dapper 26

I quit being a Republican in 06 when the Rinos like McCain keep poking their Fingers in my eye.


29 posted on 12/05/2012 3:01:45 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

What is happening wirh Michelle Bachmann?


30 posted on 12/05/2012 3:50:34 PM PST by lu shissler (an take his naiv)
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To: bicyclerepair
I can’t believe I actually voted for ABØ.

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!

31 posted on 12/05/2012 3:56:37 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Navy Patriot

What is GOP-E?


32 posted on 12/05/2012 4:59:05 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Polyxene
GOP-E is the GOP Elite or the GOP ruling class, if you will. I use it to distinguish them from in-the-trenches Republican Americans whom the GOP-E stabs in the back regularly for their own self interest over America's interest.

Lots of 'em are RINO's, but RULING ELITE is the most accurate description. They mean to maintain THEIR rule at any cost.

33 posted on 12/05/2012 5:36:43 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: lu shissler

As far I can tell, she is still on the intelligence committee.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 7:37:48 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: LibertyLA

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.


35 posted on 12/06/2012 3:24:45 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

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


36 posted on 12/06/2012 7:25:33 AM PST by usmc19651990. (chik fil a,amnesty,obama,RINO)
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To: Navy Patriot

Thanks, so much!! I appreciate it!


37 posted on 12/06/2012 11:04:42 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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


38 posted on 12/06/2012 8:07:28 PM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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To: KarlInOhio

We need to purge more than the speaker. Who else supported this? Who are the “GOP Leaders” Boehner and who else?


39 posted on 12/07/2012 10:40:51 AM PST by DannyTN
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