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HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP PACS SNUB CONSERVATIVES (Shocker /s)
Breitbart Big Government ^ | 21 Oct 2013, 6:31 AM PDT | by KERRY PICKET

Posted on 10/21/2013 10:02:00 AM PDT by onyx

Many conservatives on Capitol Hill find themselves left out in the cold by the current leadership when it comes to receiving campaign donations from leadership PACs.

CBS’ 60 Minutes aired an investigative report on Sunday by Steve Kroft who interviewed Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer which revealed how politicians on the hill abuse their leadership PACs by spending lavishly on themselves. However, when it comes to applying PAC money for its original proposed use of campaign contributions, some members can be downright stingy with their PAC donations.

The Center for Responsive Politics reported in early October that House Republican Leadership has raised a massive amount of funds through their various PACs. However, according to Open Secrets, twenty conservative Republican members, who The New York Times identified as a constant “thorn” in Boehner’s side, received very little if nothing at all from these leadership PACs and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) during the 2012 election cycle.

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The chart is a real eye opener, but Breitbart must be excerpted so I can't post it here.

1 posted on 10/21/2013 10:02:01 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

NEVER intending to “win”,
Team Romney/Rove took the money,
and laughed all the way home.


2 posted on 10/21/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: onyx

Many, many beasts that need to be starved....


3 posted on 10/21/2013 10:08:57 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: onyx

Recently when Senator Ted Cruz had dinner with House members there were only 15 or 20 who joined him.

Fewer than the 16 needed to trigger a vote were opposed to Boehner’s leadership when the Republicans in the House caucused earlier this year.

That meeting came after Boehner cut what he called an “imperfect deal” to raise taxes and increase the debt ceiling.

BOTTOM LINE IS THAT MOST OF THE REPUBLICANS WE ELECT TO THE HOUSE ARE BOEHNER’S CRONIES EVEN WHEN THEY VOTE AGAINST HIM TO LOOK GOOD FOR THE FOLKS BACK HOME. MY CONGRESSMAN VOTES CONSERVATIVE A LOT BECAUSE HE HAS TO BUT HAD JOHN BOEHNER IN THE OTHER MONTH FOR A FUNDRAISER.

90 PERCENT PLUS OF THE ELECTED REPUBLICANS ARE PHONIES AND MUST BE CLEANED OUT.

CONSERVATIVE CHALLENGERS CAN USE THE FACT THAT THEIR MEMBER OF CONGRESS WHO HAS A GOOD VOTING RECORD IS BEING FUNDED BY BOEHNER’S PAC’S PROVING WHO’S SIDE THEY ARE REALLY ON.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 10:11:37 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: onyx

I guess that is another reason to donate directly to the candidates who are Conservative and not through a party, which will dole out money to favorites.


5 posted on 10/21/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: All


They don't seem to like: Steve King (Iowa); Louis Gohmert, (TX), Matt Salmon (AZ), Raul Labrador, --- just to cite a few.

6 posted on 10/21/2013 10:19:07 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Gumdrop

Only donate to the Senate Conservative’s Fund or Freedom Works - DO NOT GIVE A RED CENT TO ANY OTHER GROUP OR YOUR MONEY WILL BE USED FOR RINO’S!


7 posted on 10/21/2013 10:19:41 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: onyx

GOP leadership can suck the hose. We’ll see how this plays out as we draw closer to 2014.


8 posted on 10/21/2013 10:20:06 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Gumdrop
I guess that is another reason to donate directly to the candidates who are Conservative and not through a party, which will dole out money to favorites.

Absolutely

You are 100% correct.

9 posted on 10/21/2013 10:20:08 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nextrush

Right.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 10:21:04 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Right.


11 posted on 10/21/2013 10:21:26 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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12 posted on 10/21/2013 10:22:00 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Boehner spent all summer fundraising instead of fighting kenyancare. That tells you all you need to know what his priorities are.


13 posted on 10/21/2013 10:22:34 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: onyx

Better to be liberal than in the majority, in the GOPe’s opinion.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 10:23:37 AM PDT by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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To: demkicker

DITTOS AND AMEN!!


15 posted on 10/21/2013 10:25:15 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Nextrush

Obama’s minions are working SOOoooo hard to demoralize Tea Party Patriots so that Obama’s “team” can KEEP the Senate in 2014 and maybe SNATCH control of the House, too.

They’re even using FAKE stories trying to “isolate” the leaders we have — just as Alinsky instructs them to do. Imagine that!

If there’s a primary candidate you prefer to the candidate put forward by the GOP “establishment”, then help your guy win that primary and help him win the general election.

Obama wants you to stay home and sulk.

IMHO, THAT won’t save America in 2014.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 10:28:03 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and "bury" Harry)
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To: AD from SpringBay

I have a feeling this could end very badly for the GOP. Conservatives may fail to show up, or vote for all kinds of screwy third parties. The GOP could well lose its majority in that event. It would be a good idea for conservatives to try to avoid this by: primary-ing all the liberal Republicans we can, ensuring good turnout for good candidates; creating organizations like the Senate Conservatives Fund to support those conservatives out there; and preparing for a challenge to Boehner and Obama that conservatives can rally around. Newt’s Contract with America was a great plan for nationalizing the congressional elections. We need something similar for conservatives, a plan by a caucus within the caucus for aggressively confronting Obamacare, spending and the galloping march towards tyranny.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 10:28:51 AM PDT by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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To: Gumdrop; onyx
Gumdrop:" I guess that is another reason to donate directly to the candidates who are Conservative and not through a party, which will dole out money to favorites."

That's how we got so many non-representatives into this Vichy-DEM lite ( so called RHINOs ) cooperators organization.
The Republican party will see no money from me.
I will financially support those candidates who share my political views.

18 posted on 10/21/2013 10:29:30 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Defiant
Defiant :" The GOP could well lose its majority in that event. "

Elections have consequences
Non support of true action Conservatives have consequences
Purges have consequences too
I haven't left the Republican Party ,.. the Party left me !

19 posted on 10/21/2013 10:33:44 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: pfony1

Obama’s minions are working SOOoooo hard to demoralize Tea Party Patriots so that Obama’s “team” can KEEP the Senate in 2014 and maybe SNATCH control of the House, too.

They’re even using FAKE stories trying to “isolate” the leaders we have — just as Alinsky instructs them to do. Imagine that!


Sorry, you just haven’t been paying attention. Obama has nothing to do with the non action and invisible “leadership” of the GOP leadership. They have chosen to tip toe to the election again. Let me buy you a clue: that is a losing strategy. Feel free to keep cheering them on if you wish. Just don’t blame conservatives when they lose AGAIN.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 10:37:01 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: pfony1

The bottom line is that the GOP and the Democrats are both making government bigger, spending more money and moving us closer to bankruptcy and total disaster.

Both major parties are taking us to the same disaster at different rates of speed.

I won’t vote for RINO’s ever again in any situation.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 10:38:25 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: onyx

Half of the American population, 95% of the media and 95% of the House and Senate, ready for a dictatorship. It’s not looking good for the home team.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: onyx

The Whig party is ‘Rat moderate.


23 posted on 10/21/2013 10:48:44 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Nextrush

There are at least 80 liberals in the Senate. McConnell has signaled the Senate GOP will not be opposing the Obama agenda. There behavior would be no different with the GOP in the majority. We must proceed accordingly.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 10:50:35 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: onyx

That’s a surprise...
...not.


25 posted on 10/21/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: lodi90

Unfortunately most of the cloture votes with Ted Cruz that totaled 19 were just for show as well.

Over 90 of the senators are liberal or dare I say over 95.


26 posted on 10/21/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: onyx

RINO’s refuse to support conservative candidates, but we are always told that we MUST support them.

The answer should be never ever ever.


27 posted on 10/21/2013 10:54:49 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: onyx

Let’s see - leftwingers want to undermine GOP chances for 2014. Obama won’t be able to suppress the TEA party, but if he can distance them from the GOP and split the vote - Dems will win.

Don’t fall for this garbage. What leader is going to support a group that wants to oust him?

Where are the articles about Dem leaders supporting conservative Dems?

Psyops, folks, simply psyops.


28 posted on 10/21/2013 11:14:22 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lodi90

Interesting answer...

“...don’t blame conservatives when they lose AGAIN.”

“THEY”?

Not “WE”?

If you think voting for non-Democrats is a “losing strategy”, then I wonder how you would define YOUR “winning strategy”.


29 posted on 10/21/2013 12:15:14 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and "bury" Harry)
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To: lodi90

Interesting answer...

“...don’t blame conservatives when they lose AGAIN.”

“THEY”?

Not “WE”?

If you think voting for non-Democrats is a “losing strategy”, then I wonder how you would define YOUR “winning strategy”.


30 posted on 10/21/2013 12:16:06 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and "bury" Harry)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I left the Republicans early in W’s administration, and started calling myself a “conservative”, not a Republican. I would not shed a tear if the party dies, but would prefer to take it over and make it a conservative party once again. If that is not possible, then the loss of the House will be a necessary step to killing off the progressive GOP.


31 posted on 10/21/2013 12:20:09 PM PDT by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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To: Nextrush

Never?

So, may I assume that YOU are working hard to find a Trey Goudy or a Ted Cruz or a Sarah Palin to represent you and your state? If so, GREAT! America needs hard-working CONSERVATIVE campaigners!

Or are you planning to just sit on your tuffet and drink another glass of “Dolce Far Niente”?

All those people who failed to vote for Romney really “showed” those worthless “RINOs”, didn’t they?


32 posted on 10/21/2013 12:34:30 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: pfony1
I'm not a republican, and I won't vote for a liberal(R). That is the new reality that you have to deal with. Me and many more won't play your games anymore.

It's simple.

Run a conservative or lose.

Period.

/johnny

33 posted on 10/21/2013 12:44:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: onyx

bump


34 posted on 10/21/2013 12:54:01 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s still a free country....

You can give your vote to Obama if you want to.

But I doubt all the “free stuff” in your goodie-bag will be worth it...


35 posted on 10/21/2013 1:02:46 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: onyx

Boehner is stupid. He wants a united caucus but funds Conservatives a pittance or nothing. Its no wonder then those underfunded Conservatives don’t conform to his wishes.


36 posted on 10/21/2013 1:05:08 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: pfony1
I'm not giving my vote to liberal Obama or your liberal republican.

The sooner you quit blaming conservatives for the losses of the liberal GOP elite and their cheating and bad-mouthing conservatives, the sooner we get some conservative representation.

As long as mouth-breathers keep pushing the liberal GOP brand, the GOP will lose.

Conservatives have to fight both Dems and GOP-E. Your McCain is an example of a leader in the GOP.

/johnny

37 posted on 10/21/2013 1:07:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: RginTN

You’re right.


38 posted on 10/21/2013 1:20:33 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

f-ing gop can kiss my hairy rear end.
scum like rubio, boehner, mc connel, are NO better than reid or pelosi


39 posted on 10/21/2013 1:33:43 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: Gumdrop

“I guess that is another reason to donate directly to the candidates”

Exactly. Look at Palin. She knows the GOP won’t give her any dough.


40 posted on 10/21/2013 1:35:26 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: pfony1

It only meant a delay in the amendments to Obamacare with possible spending implications by the GOP.

Both parties are taking us to the cliff and over it.


41 posted on 10/21/2013 1:52:16 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hi Johnny,

I regret not sending a few bucks to McCain’s opponent in McCain’s last primary. If McCain tries to run again, I’ll not make that mistake again.

I’d like to support a Conservative against Lindsay Graham, but, since there’s a “divide and conquer” scam going on there, I have no idea where to send my check.

Can you explain to me how it’s MY fault that SC “Conservatives” are destroying one another? And thereby handing a “win” to Graham...


42 posted on 10/21/2013 5:14:14 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hi Johnny,

I regret not sending a few bucks to McCain’s opponent in McCain’s last primary. If McCain tries to run again, I’ll not make that mistake again.

I’d like to support a Conservative against Lindsay Graham, but, since there’s a “divide and conquer” scam going on there, I have no idea where to send my check.

Can you explain to me how it’s MY fault that SC “Conservatives” are destroying one another? And thereby handing a “win” to Graham...


43 posted on 10/21/2013 5:18:18 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: pfony1
Because you don't have a clue how senate races work in South Carolina.

It's not divide and conquer, since SC has a run-off election race for Senate. As does Texas.

In the initial vote of the primary, if no-one gets 50%+ of the vote, then it goes to a run-off. At that point, the top two vote getters run off against each other, so it's one on one.

Your abject ignorance of how things work leaves you in the awkward position of being completely ineffective.

It doesn't matter which challenger you support at the start. The more the merrier. Swamp him and either send him to a run-off, or make sure he doesn't make the run-off.

/johnny

44 posted on 10/21/2013 5:28:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nextrush

Our Constitution provides that a “majority” in the House can NOT dictate the LAW to the other branches.

Therefore the ANSWER to America’s danger must be: elect MORE Conservatives! To the House. To the Senate. And to the White House.

It’s hard for me to see how sulking and pouting and stamping our little feet will actually DO that...


45 posted on 10/21/2013 5:29:18 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: pfony1
Our Constitution provides that a “majority” in the House can NOT dictate the LAW to the other branches.

Once again, you are wrong. All bills for spending MUST originate in the House per the Constitution. If the House doesn't fund it, the money can't be spent. Simple as that.

The House DOES dictate spending.

/johnny

46 posted on 10/21/2013 5:35:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ryan71

What we’ll get is one party rule. It’s like Illinois. The democrats are in control, use govt largesse to pay off their cronies, and republicans collaborate in order to get the crumbs that fall off the table. It’s a criminal enterprise


47 posted on 10/21/2013 5:46:40 PM PDT by virgil
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To: JRandomFreeper

If Graham doesn’t win outright against the three dwarfs, then he’ll only have to win against ONE of them with the support of the two losing dwarfs.

So it appears that the inability of Conservatives to support the “best” Conservative candidate actually ensures that Graham will win.

I really hope I’m wrong here.

If so, I’ll send a few bucks accross the state line, but not a penny for Graham, though.


48 posted on 10/21/2013 5:55:17 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Really?

So Obama and the Senate did NOT just “win”? BIG TIME!

Hmmm.....?

Whom should I trust on this?

You?

Or Ted Cruz?


49 posted on 10/21/2013 6:02:52 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: pfony1
You still don't have a clue. Conservatives can support the best candidate in the run-off. Graham has to spend against 5 or 6 challengers, and then against someone IF Graham makes the run-off.

There's no law that says Graham will even make the run-off.

/johnny

50 posted on 10/21/2013 6:04:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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