Skip to comments.MCCARTHYISM? GOP SOURCE SAYS MAJORITY WHIP DRAFTED BOEHNER PURGE LIST
Posted on 12/11/2012 10:53:59 PM PST by Fred
A House GOP source has confirmed to Breitbart News that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy was the one who drafted the secret criteria list House Speaker John Boehner used in his purge of conservatives from House committees. The source, someone with inside knowledge of how Boehner conducted the purge, told Breitbart News that McCarthy crafted the list, which included a scorecard of where several conservative members stood on certain votes. According to the source, its unclear at this time whether McCarthy made the list of his own accord or if he did so at the request of somebody else in GOP leadership like Boehner or House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
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Wll, you could say it again.
Well Said Fred.
Who cares most intelligent republicans will be gone soon....
PS - Happy 15th 'birthday'!
Fred isn’t a newbie. And repeat posts happen to all of us at one time or another.
I rarely check when a person joins FR, but the post below yours congratulated the guy on his 15th year on FR (12/5/97), so I just happen to check the guy above that - you - and see that you joined on the very same day as me: 9/10/98. We’re Freep twins!
Like I've been saying folks: Protect your assets and live your life since (not like) there is no tomorrow for our once glorious Republic. It's over.
it can always be restored, never say never.
Is that twin talk?
There will be blood. RINO purges will now be conducted as we rid ourselves of these progressives who now evolve toward Obama fascism.
Before McCarthy gets strung up, I’d like to know a little more, because he is been a reliable conservative vote (even though he is from California).
Charge them treason.
I enjoyed him in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Here he is checking Jonn Beaners's pod.
That is what I want to know. Why now? What is Boehner getting ready to do?
I guess I’m surprised that that Breitbart’s writers are surprised that McCarthy had a hand in this. I mean, party Whips *do* tend to be the guys who keep tabs on individual members, and dole out party discipline to an extent (though less so in our system than in the UK, etc.) It makes sense that he would be the one Boehner went to for drawing up the list.
Not saying I *like* it, mind you. Just sayin’ that it isn’t surprising McCarthy was the go to guy here.
DO NOT be fooled by any “scorecard” crap.
The RINOs wanted to get rid of ALL the Conservatives and TEA party people in a policy of ‘rule or ruin’.
It appears they will get both.
It’s interesting to know about McCarthy, but IMO the list could have been drawn up, instigated by Mickey Mouse, Goofy, or Donald Duck, and not have made a difference as it was Boehner that used it.
Boehner IMO has to be ousted from that position as Speaker, and the RINO’s rather than the Conservatives have to be neutralized politically, or sent where they belong to the other side of the aisle.
I wish that FReepers would not even tease at the lie that McCarthyism was a bad thing.(understand that the whip has the same last name.)
Tail-gunner Joe McCarthy was a PATRIOT!
That's a fact!
I was in elementary school in the 60’s and was indoctrinated about how evil McCarthy was.
I fail to see the controversy here.
My guess would be, he's going to come out of the closet wearing an evening dress singing "it's raining men".....
Roberts sides with Obama on Obamacare and now Boehner is getting rid of conservatives.... Makes you think....
Who benefits from outing Mc Carthy? It seems to be Cantor, who can now work both sides.
Boner is a piece of work. GOP popularity is in the toliet even worse. Rinos like being the minority liberal party.
“Roberts sides with Obama on Obamacare”
And he set up the “private inauguration with no photos or recordings” back when 0bama took the oath of office.
Many people around the world are starting to figure this out. Some are still lagging behind.
Not controversy, RINO idiocy. The only reason the GOP has a majority in the House, and therefore Boehner is Speaker and not Minority Leader, is that the Tea Party drove re-taking the House in 2010. Boehner and RINOs are attacking the very people who put them back in power in the first place.
Why is it a big deal that McCarthy prepared the list? Was it expected that Boehner wrote it himself?
I think it shows this is a pathology of larger GOP House leadership.
It makes perfect sense. These guys are addicted to power. They don't want to lose it. The other side has pictures.
You old-timers think that just because you’ve been here for a while, you get special privileges! What about us noobies?
DBrow ~:” I think it shows this is a pathology of larger GOP House leadership.”
There is collusion in the halls of Congress and the ‘leader’ who proports to represent us is in truth a ‘follower’ .
It is time for removal.
“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” George Washington
If 16 repubublicans voted against Boner, there would be 16 democrats who would vote for him. They’re all in this together.
As for the whip, “Kramer” said the whip is the guy who actually whips the other congressmen if they don’t vote the way they’re told”. He must have been right.
Convinces me just how much of a deceiver the guy was who appointed Roberts.
Isn’t that cute... noobys can be so cute...
McCarthy is what is passed off as a Republican in California these days.
Us noobies make them old timers, old timer. However, if I didn’t lurk so long I’d be older than you. You had to hit it quick, didn’t you!
The purge we really need is Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy.
People always seem to give a Cantor a pass for some reason. I always saw him as a snake-oil salesman who was addicted to talking points, but uncommitted to the ideas Republicans claim to stand for.
Conservatives have left the GOP, which is WHY they lost the election to Obama.Do not believe all the other prognostications about why the GOP lost. What we saw was a GOP without the unified, synchronized support of conservatives. Romney never even met once with the Southern Baptist Conference, where he easily could have organized a million votes or so.
The GOP thought it could win without conservatives. They were sadly mistaken, and tried their same old lip service double speak designed to keep conservatives on board, thinking that yet again conservatives would
show up and help get out the vote. They did not.
Now RINOs like Boehner think that they can get the job done by purging conservatives from committees.This will either underwhelm America by providing ineffectual governance, or cause conservative Americans to abstain from voting until they have their own representative party.
McCarthy wants to get rid of the grass roots voice and surrender the GOP to progressive Republicans who know far better than the unwashed masses they happen to represent?
Well that approach worked well in the Nov. election didn’t it? Looooooooooosers and surrender monkeys. Thats all the GOP has without its conservatives.
I have asked my congressman to abstain in January on the Boo Hoo Boehner vote. He won’t but I asked him too. The party is finished.
The Venona papers proved McCarthy was essentially right, even if his own personal flaws allowed him to go too far (probably out of frustration and being demonized from the get-go), and
make some charges and name some names who were “innocent”.
Not just Venona, but tons of other scholarship proved Communist infiltration at the highest levels of government.
It was,needless to say, FDR , his worldview,and the choices he made, that made that possible.
The diference between Heydrich and Boner being?
One never cried.