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Boehner to members: Leadership is watching your voting patterns
The Hill ^

Posted on 12/05/2012 3:35:23 PM PST by Windy City Conservative

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned his conference on Wednesday that leaders are "watching" how the rank-and-file vote to determine committee assignments, according to sources in the closed-door meeting.

Boehner addressed the firestorm over the removal of four lawmakers from plum committee assignments at the weekly GOP conference meeting.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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KEYWORDS: fireboehner; gopcivilwar
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Better vote the way Boehner tells you too. Throw a little water on Boehner and maybe he'll dissolve like in the Wizard of Oz.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 3:35:30 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

It’s amazing, this guy is such a wimp. All he ever does is back down and concede. But all the sudden he is Mr. Tough guy with his own base.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 3:38:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Windy City Conservative

FUJB...

Conservative group launches campaign to ‘depose’ Boehner from speakership

http://dailycaller.com/2012/12/05/conservative-group-launches-campaign-to-depose-boehner-from-speakership/


3 posted on 12/05/2012 3:39:40 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Boehner: RINO’s welcome.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 3:40:51 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: nickcarraway
Everyone that voted to enable the GOP and their liberal candidate is responsible for this and what is to happen.

The enablers will be around in a bit to excoriate people with 'principles'.

/johnny

5 posted on 12/05/2012 3:41:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Windy City Conservative

The conservatives in the house need to band together and refuse to vote for Boner as speaker...even if that puts Pelosi back in.

Time to play hardball with this ahole!


6 posted on 12/05/2012 3:42:16 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

I don’t like dictators. Period


7 posted on 12/05/2012 3:44:48 PM PST by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Nazi Bonehead can’t let some conservatives stand in the way of his Grand
Bargain with Obama. You know the deal that raises taxes and doesnt cut spending...So this jack booted thug starts his purge. What goes
around, comes around Bonehead.
If this hack is willing to raise taxes, is amnesty far behind?


8 posted on 12/05/2012 3:46:05 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Windy City Conservative
Did voting patterns every NOT determine assignments?

Seems to me this is how it's often done.

Unless you have an extremely popular and well-known Rep (which these four are not as they haven't been heard of until this week).

9 posted on 12/05/2012 3:46:42 PM PST by what's up
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To: Windy City Conservative
Boehner represents Ohio.

Ohio voted for Obama.

FIRE BOEHNER!... He NO LONGER REPRESENTS CONSERVATIVISM!

Mr. Speaker Tear Down This Wall!
10 posted on 12/05/2012 3:46:50 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: Bobalu

Time to play hardball with this ahole!

Time to start digging for bones in this 20 year DC hacks closet and scandal his
a$$ out.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: pacpam
Bonehead is a school yard bully. After Zer0 kicks his ass again, he 'll go back to crying.

As Levin says, Bonehead is a munchkin.

12 posted on 12/05/2012 3:50:36 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: what's up
It will be good when 'how it's often done'... is history.

I'll be glad when the GOP has gone the way of the Whigs.

/johnny

13 posted on 12/05/2012 3:52:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bobalu
The conservatives in the house need to band together and refuse to vote for Boner as speaker...even if that puts Pelosi back in.

Oh my.

14 posted on 12/05/2012 3:53:06 PM PST by what's up
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To: JRandomFreeper
It will be good when 'how it's often done'... is history.

So now voting patterns should not be considered in future.

Got it.

15 posted on 12/05/2012 3:54:32 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
Oh my.

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

That's what GOP apologists have brought to the party.

/johnny

16 posted on 12/05/2012 3:56:26 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Call the Boner’s office and tell him his influence, and his Party, is getting smaller by the day. Republicans better pull the plug on him before they all go over the political cliff.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 3:57:23 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Windy City Conservative

Bonehead needs to be kicked out of the leadership ASAP. If the rest of the republicans in the house don’t remove this jackass then they too are just as complicit as he is with the obozo in the sinking America. Oh, what am I saying, the NDAA was passed over whelmingly by these same folks.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 3:58:28 PM PST by drypowder
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Thanks for the link Mike.
Interesting that it would only take 16 conservative votes against Nazi
Bonehead to keep him from leadership. Are there 16 conservatives who
are willing to send Bonehead a message?

I hope so.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 3:59:17 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Windy City Conservative

[...Leadership is watching your voting patterns]

...and we are watching him watching Conservatives,...ooops he just spilled his drink, oh crap now his face is scrunching up to cry.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 4:00:19 PM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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To: Windy City Conservative

If House conservatives can’t challenge John Boehner then they have no business being there and they are certainly not up to challenging democrats. Where are the conservatives? Why wasn’t there even ONE person to challenge John Boehner for the speakership?

If we conservatives can’t take out John Boehner within the wimpy Republican Party then we don’t deserve to run the nation. Where is the action is to get Boehner out of there?


21 posted on 12/05/2012 4:00:27 PM PST by plain talk
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To: what's up
Voters noting how their reps voted is appropriate. When one fat, boozing, crying guy from Iowa has a checklist and removes representatives from positions they have earned?

Not so much. That's the 'how it's done' I want gone.

Along with the GOP.

Elections have consequences.

Misread them... and weep.

Welcome to the end game of conservatives vs gop.

/johnny

22 posted on 12/05/2012 4:00:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Totalitarians R Us...it’s not what the “representatives” constituents want.

FUJB...RESIGN YOU POS.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 4:06:31 PM PST by PGalt
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To: JRandomFreeper
Voters noting how their reps voted is appropriate.

Yes, and voting are of course taken into consideration when committee spots are assigned.

Why wouldn't they be?

You want someone who votes in favor of global warming on the Energy Committee?

24 posted on 12/05/2012 4:06:31 PM PST by what's up
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To: JRandomFreeper
When one fat, boozing, crying guy from Iowa has a checklist and removes representatives from positions they have earned?

That would be OHIO, not Iowa; the fat, boozing crying guy from Iowa was me at about 8:00 CST on election night.

Mr. niteowl77

25 posted on 12/05/2012 4:08:25 PM PST by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: what's up
You want someone who votes in favor of global warming on the Energy Committee?

LOL! You don't get it, do you?

In what part of Art 1, Sec 8 of the Constitution does congress get any authority over Energy?

Most of what goes on in DC is Unconstitutional. You accept it as business as usual.

If you aren't part of the solution.. you are part of the problem.

/johnny

26 posted on 12/05/2012 4:11:54 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: All

Wait, let me get this straight...it was okay for the spay on tan cry baby to be a thug with the Ron Paul delegates in Tampa last August, but it’s not cool when he’s goring your ox?

In any event, I don’t think your going to get 16 people in the house to oppose him. No one in DC gets near any real power without being thoroughly compromised and blackmailed. You don’t think these guys are kept in line with loyalty and principles, do you? Hardly. The establishment has files full of dirt on enough of seat holders to keep from being deposed.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 4:14:30 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: niteowl77
4 letters, a vowel at each end. I get confused sometimes... mea culpa. Thanks for the catch and correction.

/johnny

28 posted on 12/05/2012 4:15:25 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
So it would be OK for global warming backers to be on the energy committee because you think their votes don't matter because you don't think the committee should exist...or something?

Right.

29 posted on 12/05/2012 4:15:37 PM PST by what's up
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To: Orangedog
it was okay for the spay on tan cry baby to be a thug with the Ron Paul delegates in Tampa last August, but it’s not cool when he’s goring your ox?

Pretty much the same ox.

30 posted on 12/05/2012 4:17:05 PM PST by what's up
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To: nickcarraway

Oh Yeah: Boehner is a bad Sumbi!ch with his own people, but he bends over and grabs his ankles for Obama and the Dems.

Nothing like pissing off your own base when you will need them, Wait-—wait—I am wrong, what does Boehner need them for? He can give away the store without them.

He just gave away 800 Billion dollars without notifying his base.


31 posted on 12/05/2012 4:17:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: what's up
Well that's the crux if it with Boehner. He probably WOULD put someone like that on the Energy committee. It's the fact that he targets CONSERVATIVE voting patterns that is the problem.

You want someone who votes in favor of global warming on the Energy Committee?

32 posted on 12/05/2012 4:18:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: nickcarraway

He is like a lot of GOP-E: He hates the conservatives and likes the Democrats. Think McCain, only with tears...


33 posted on 12/05/2012 4:18:50 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: tennmountainman

Thanks for the link Mike.
Interesting that it would only take 16 conservative votes against Nazi
Bonehead to keep him from leadership. Are there 16 conservatives who
are willing to send Bonehead a message?

I hope so.


That’s what I found so interesting as well...let’s see if there are at least 16 with the stones for a leadership fight.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 4:19:03 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (Us and Them...)
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To: what's up
I think you are a Republican. I don't think you are a Constitutional conservative.

Guess what? Your liberal lost. Your liberals are losing. And losing it. Publically. It's a media nightmare.

We'll see who laughs last.

/johnny

35 posted on 12/05/2012 4:19:54 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Bobalu

“The conservatives in the house need to band together and refuse to vote for Boner as speaker...even if that puts Pelosi back in.”

I don’t believe you said that....

Get outta here.


36 posted on 12/05/2012 4:21:03 PM PST by mike_9958
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To: what's up
I do notice that you can't come up with anything in Art 1, Sec 8 of the Constitution that gives Congress authority over 'Energy'.

/johnny

37 posted on 12/05/2012 4:21:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: what's up

Boehner has been speaker for a while now, has he used this power in the past? What were his reasons?

(not trying to trap you, I really don’t know. I tried google but didn’t get anywhere.)


38 posted on 12/05/2012 4:25:17 PM PST by DManA
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To: Windy City Conservative

True to form for every establishment republican: absolute dictatorial hardass with conservatives, but polite and conciliatory and compromising with democrats and liberals.

Because conservatives are the enemy to both democrats and republicans. They are for limited, constitutional government i.e. limiting power. And the powerful don’t want their power limited.


39 posted on 12/05/2012 4:27:01 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Maybe Bonehead will purge 12 more and there is the 16 present votes.
12 plus the recent 4


40 posted on 12/05/2012 4:28:40 PM PST by tennmountainman
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I do notice that you can't come up with anything in Art 1, Sec 8 of the Constitution that gives Congress authority over 'Energy'

Now why on earth would I do that?

My topic is general voting patterns. You don't seem to think our leadership should any longer take voting patterns into consideration.

Telling.

41 posted on 12/05/2012 4:35:22 PM PST by what's up
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To: Windy City Conservative
Amplifying what others have mentioned, if only 16 conservatives abstain, BOEHNER TIES WITH PELOSI. We can effectively filibuster his being named Speaker of the House.

WE CAN FORCE HIM OUT!

42 posted on 12/05/2012 4:36:30 PM PST by InMemoriam
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To: DManA
has he used this power in the past?

I imagine he has.

The Speaker of the House assigns and re-assigns.

No mystery really.

43 posted on 12/05/2012 4:36:56 PM PST by what's up
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The conservatives in the house need to band together and refuse to vote for Boner as speaker...even if that puts Pelosi back in

Uh no.... Those who can't see a difference between Pelosi and Boner need a head transplant. Let's keep our wits about this and methodically push for a replacement.

44 posted on 12/05/2012 4:37:53 PM PST by plain talk
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To: what's up
Perhaps because I think your 'leadership' such as it is, should focus on what is Consitutional FIRST. And then the voting habits later.

You obviously don't.

Telling.

/johnny

45 posted on 12/05/2012 4:40:34 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: what's up

I imagine he hasn’t. So I’m going to say he has NEVER removed someone from a committee for having a too liberal a voting record and challenge someone to prove me wrong.


46 posted on 12/05/2012 4:41:38 PM PST by DManA
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To: Windy City Conservative

And we’re watching your actions, Boehner. I don’t like what I’m seeing.


47 posted on 12/05/2012 4:44:38 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: Windy City Conservative

Mr. Boehner, we are watching the votes too (for a long time)

Updated Congressional Vote Scorecard

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2406579/posts

I did my original vote scorecard some time in 2008.

Note the yellow highlighted votes on key issues.


48 posted on 12/05/2012 4:47:14 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: DManA
He probably WOULD put someone like that on the Energy committee

I don't think so:

Members Promote Fossil Fuels

This article has info about new members who are fighting the fight. Do not look for Boehner to get credit for appointing these members, however.

49 posted on 12/05/2012 4:48:41 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Apparently Boner does. Time to deny him the Speakership, no matter what it costs.


50 posted on 12/05/2012 4:50:03 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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