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Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
Politico ^ | December 11, 2013 | ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN

Posted on 12/12/2013 3:11:59 AM PST by Timber Rattler

Conservative activists are hitting back.

More than 50 high profile conservatives signed onto a statement Wednesday responding to both House Speaker John Boehner’s harsh words for conservative groups earlier in the day and to the firing of the Republican Study Committee’s long-time executive director Paul Teller.

“It is clear that the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill today,” the statement reads.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; congress; conservatives; gop; gope; opus; teaparty; waronconservatives
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So, the GOP-E's war on Conservatives has been escalated even more.
1 posted on 12/12/2013 3:11:59 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

“So, the GOP-E’s war on Conservatives has been escalated even more. “.........

The WILL find that revenge is a bitch come next election time. Lets not let them forget WHO they were supposed to be representing.


2 posted on 12/12/2013 3:15:54 AM PST by Progov
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To: Timber Rattler

Welcome to the club seems to get larger every day. Maybe soon there will be more of us then of them. Merry Christmas!


3 posted on 12/12/2013 3:20:36 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Progov

The comments following the Politico article are really stunning. The ignorance of the American public can never be underestimated.


4 posted on 12/12/2013 3:21:55 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Timber Rattler

You really mean you finally woke up and can smell the COFFEE! ! ! ! ! !


5 posted on 12/12/2013 3:25:31 AM PST by DeaconRed (If ZERO wants to copy Mandela, his new buddy, A great start is 27 years in the pokey. Period.)
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To: Timber Rattler

boehner... you are the second most hated republican amongst all Conservatives... right after mctraitor... congratulations you progressive drunk oompa loompa. BTW, how is the ganja boy doing?


6 posted on 12/12/2013 3:37:46 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Russ

Are they pro boner? If so... politico is mostly a dim party watering hole.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 3:38:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Timber Rattler

just try to contact boehner,
since this capitulation he’s made it nearly impossible to contact him to tell him what a piece of crap he really is.
unless you are from his district


8 posted on 12/12/2013 3:42:10 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Timber Rattler

The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 4:03:39 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Timber Rattler
The man has been turned. Enjoy your golf and cocktails, John- you've earned them the old fashioned way... on your back.

Mr. niteowl77

10 posted on 12/12/2013 4:13:37 AM PST by niteowl77 (Establishment Republicans possess fewer guts than the last gnat that hit the windshield of your car.)
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To: Timber Rattler; MestaMachine; KC_Lion; Windflier

I swore I was done with this crap but...One for the road. An open statement to those who KNOW you deserve it.

We tried warning you. We showed you the very words of the Founders themselves, of Reagan, of any number of knowledgeable and respected sources.

We showed you through historical example after historical example what would happen by supporting left wing presidential/congressional candidates and their ‘lesser evil”.

We begged, pleaded, argued and fought for hours, days, weeks and months to try to get you to see reason. Many of us, including myself came to the unfortunate but realistic conclusion that you had to feel enough pain before you’d come around because contrary all your demonstrated actions and ‘logic’ to the contrary, we still had hope that you had more intelligence locked away in you locked away than the average DU idiot.

Of course the fact that your stubborn pride prevented you from admitting your grave error, as each day the GOP had Scotty hit warp 9 in the Starship Republican on the way to the left, may have something to do with it. And so here we are. It has been a Shadenfreud-like experience these past two months to watch more and more people realize they were wrong, have felt enough pain and decided to abandon the GOP that has long-since abandoned them.

All I have to say is welcome to the party y’all. Hopefully this won’t be another case of all bluff and bluster until election day, when you revert to GOP excusemaking, lesser evil excusemaking and another round of attacking those who stood up and called you on your collective stupidity.

As for me, (and perhaps the rest of us who decided to leave you to your own devices, as I can’t speak for them) having been proven 100% DEAD NUTS CORRECT is good enough for me.

Consider it my official opus.
Norm Lenhart - Done.


11 posted on 12/12/2013 4:13:45 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Timber Rattler

Keep it up GOPe this type of action will strengthen and grow the Tea Party beyond what you ever could have imagined.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 4:25:03 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Russ

What makes you think that the commentators are ‘the American public’?

Are those commentators not say a few men and a monkey working out of a garage somewhere with thirty to fifty fake accounts?


13 posted on 12/12/2013 4:30:09 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

The “commentators” on all the DC-based news outlets are almost always liberal government/NGO employee-types from the Maryland-NoVA area who obsess over the TEA Party movement.


14 posted on 12/12/2013 4:35:04 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I am right there with you, Norm.

I can’t believe how many FReepers still accuse me of sitting on my hands and electing Obama, even though I voted for Romney. I have vowed that will be the last pragmatic, non-principled, strategerized vote I will ever cast.

I have personally fired the Republican’t Party. They have failed to do the job they claim on their party platform. They attack conservatives with many times more fury and frequency than they attack Democrats.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 4:37:14 AM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Geez, Norm. Don’t leave now. I have refused to reregister as a republican since I moved and I will not vote for any gope backed candidate unless they come on board with US because they no longer even pay lip service to me. The hell with them.


16 posted on 12/12/2013 4:37:15 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

B. in his comments about “before they even saw what’s in it.’’’reminds me of the threat instituted with Obamacare. suggesting This budget deal may be as dangerous as Obamacare.
Details leaked also suggest our Congress does not trust its own leadership?


17 posted on 12/12/2013 4:40:22 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Timber Rattler; Foundahardheadedwoman; ought-six
“It is clear that the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill today”


18 posted on 12/12/2013 4:42:59 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Are those commentators not say a few men and a monkey working out of a garage somewhere with thirty to fifty fake accounts?

19 posted on 12/12/2013 4:44:16 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Timber Rattler
GOP-E = Whores for the Leftwing Democrat Establishment
20 posted on 12/12/2013 4:45:26 AM PST by drpix
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To: Timber Rattler

If they are just now realizing they are “under attack” we have a problem. The GOPe has been going after the conservative wing of the party for quite some time.


21 posted on 12/12/2013 4:45:32 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Timber Rattler
I'd tell Boehner boy to go to hell and that I'll never vote Republican again with their GOP-E candidates, but the reality is I'm stuck living in this shithole called Illinois and my vote doesn't count anyway.......

But still, FUJB!! Someone in Ohio PLEASE Primary his ass. I'd like nothing more than to donate to the person who runs against him AND WINS.

22 posted on 12/12/2013 4:50:46 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Timber Rattler

To the benefit of Democrats and Leftists only.


23 posted on 12/12/2013 5:05:47 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Russ

The Politico is the propaganda arm of the DNC.


24 posted on 12/12/2013 5:06:18 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: StonyBurk

Good catch. What else has the Senate GOP let slip by, because elections? I mean Obama and the Dems are in self-destruct over Democratcare, but is the best strategy to just lay down? Why wouldn’t they take care of the unemployment extension in one grand deal?


25 posted on 12/12/2013 5:08:49 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

You might be right but, then, the same could be said for the commentators here on FR.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 5:15:13 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Old Sarge

I just stole your graphic. Awesome.


27 posted on 12/12/2013 5:23:09 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I listened to a conversation between Rush Limbaugh and an aide to George W. Bush named Ed Gillespie some years ago.

Gillespie is a longtime GOP insider-RNC and so on.

Rush asked Gillespie about cutting government departments like Education, Energy etc. etc.

Gillespie said “That’s not going to happen.....”

CASE CLOSED...........

You defeat the GOPe in the primary if you can, but run a third party conservative so win or lose we have a choice.

If the GOPe has written election laws to forestall a third party, write in a conservative name.

NO MORE VOTES FOR RINO’S AS IN 90 PERCENT OR MORE OF CURRENT ELECTED REPUBLICANS.


28 posted on 12/12/2013 5:23:22 AM PST by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: LibLieSlayer

If I understand the situation correctly and I’m not read up on the latest, Boehner has three primary opponents next year meaning his re-election is being rigged if that’s true.

In Ohio apparently all he has to do is get the most votes and it appears they have a law deterring a third party as well.

Conservatives may have to get a write-in candidate ready for the general election to beat Boehner because it could come down to that.


29 posted on 12/12/2013 5:28:08 AM PST by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: Norm Lenhart; MestaMachine; Windflier
Oh Norm, don't be so drastic.

I for one am NOT a republican.

At All.

The GOP is the second party of government.

No scratch that they are the "right wing" of the Uniparty.

And the Uniparty hates anyone who doesn't conform to their group think.

Anyone who calls out the corruption or incestuous relationship is attacked and the members of the Uniparty believe it.

Be an Independent thinker!

To Hell with the GOP I say.

30 posted on 12/12/2013 5:29:42 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

31 posted on 12/12/2013 5:30:41 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: ought-six

“The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.”

Worth repeating. Like forcing the drunk uncle into rehab when he is planning to leave you a fortune.


32 posted on 12/12/2013 5:43:09 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: billhilly

That’s because the GOPe are nothing more than welfare queens for the dems. The dems got to them just like anyone else on a handout, and they are going to fight tooth and nail to get the scraps that are fed them.


33 posted on 12/12/2013 5:46:54 AM PST by esoxmagnum (Turtles don't win fights, they just turtle up. Victory belongs to the aggressor, not the turtle.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The end-game of the Republican “leaders” is holding onto the House and taking control of the Senate in 2014.

How they expect to do this by antagonizing/alienating the conservative component of the Republican base into staying home during the election is beyond me.

In the meantime, these same “leaders” will give Obama and the RATS everything they want on a silver platter to prevent the MSM from saying bad things about Republicans.


34 posted on 12/12/2013 5:47:16 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Keep the pressure on John Boehner!
He needs to shed his bark!


35 posted on 12/12/2013 5:53:58 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: esoxmagnum

When your universe is a few hundred people stoned on group think, I don’t think the GOP has too much to worry about here.


36 posted on 12/12/2013 5:58:36 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: niteowl77

:: Enjoy your golf and cocktails, John- you’ve earned them the old fashioned way... on your back. ::

More like, “with a pillow in his mouth.”


37 posted on 12/12/2013 6:00:39 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: ought-six

That is why the GOP is going down. They align themselves with government now instead of the Constitution and personal liberty of citizens.


38 posted on 12/12/2013 6:08:31 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Timber Rattler
It is time to stand up and challenge Boehner. He will not hold the line on spending. He does not oppose the transforming process of Obama.

Sorry, John B's gotta go.

39 posted on 12/12/2013 6:11:00 AM PST by Rapscallion (Repeal Obamacare. It is a loser.)
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To: Russ

The lefties attack Boehner AND conservatives with the same verve and vitriol. Yet, Boehner attacks and alienates conservatives. It’s a lose-lose for Boehner and RINO’s to continue on the path they’re taking. What’s left for them? Lobbyist $$?


40 posted on 12/12/2013 6:11:20 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Timber Rattler

When, not if, we win more of the House again in ‘14, Boner, if he doesn’t get primaried and loses, must go as Speaker! He’s a tool for the regime!


41 posted on 12/12/2013 6:14:52 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Timber Rattler
'Game On!'

                                  Let's Roll!!!

42 posted on 12/12/2013 6:22:10 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Timber Rattler

After the TEA party effort, the GOP realized it’s major threat was conservatives.


43 posted on 12/12/2013 6:23:51 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Boner and Mitch are the Capos of the GOP, ya think?


44 posted on 12/12/2013 6:28:06 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: KC_Lion

Spot on.


45 posted on 12/12/2013 6:29:57 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Well fight back, dammit.


46 posted on 12/12/2013 6:30:46 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Timber Rattler
Why doesn't Boner just pull an Arlen Sphincter and officially become a DemocRAT.

May he receive the same sort of welcome Arlene did.

47 posted on 12/12/2013 6:33:22 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: KC_Lion

bump


48 posted on 12/12/2013 6:36:02 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Timber Rattler

It’s time to fight back and hit the bastards where it hurts! I’m going to support every Tea Party primary candidate I can until it hurts. We all should. Put these selfish, elitist, statist pigs out to pasture!


49 posted on 12/12/2013 6:47:15 AM PST by pgkdan (Stay Calm and Cruz on! Ted Cruz for President in 2016!)
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To: Timber Rattler
The Republican party is slightly more of our enemy than the Democrat party.

Both must be destroyed.

Utterly.

To the last man.

50 posted on 12/12/2013 6:51:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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