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Bass calls for new GOP House leadership
New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | November 16, 2005 | Staff

Posted on 11/16/2005 2:36:05 AM PST by Past Your Eyes

Concord — Five-term Republican Rep. Charles Bass said this week his party’s leaders in the House of Representatives are more concerned about their own pet projects than the GOP’s "fundamental principles."

Bass, co-chair of a group of about 35 moderate House Republicans called the "Tuesday Group," is calling for new elections in leadership next year "so we have a fresh slate of officers outside of the speaker for the next session of the Congress."

His comments came in interviews yesterday with the New Hampshire Union Leader and on Monday with Boston radio station WBUR-FM.

He said he is not interested in running for a leadership post himself and was not specifically calling for anyone in leadership to be "thrown out." He also said he has no specific action in mind to try to force a vote.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109th; bass; conservative; leadership; moderate; republican
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To: stocksthatgoup
"Who are these 35 Moderate (liberal) Republicans?"

My bet is that the vast majority of them are out of New England and western states.

I'd be surprised to find more than 2 or 3 southerners in the group.
21 posted on 11/16/2005 4:50:18 AM PST by Preachin' (Enoch's testimony was that he pleased God: Why are we still here?)
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To: mathluv
Somewhere, on another thread, it was said that Soros was financing these "moderates". Does anyone have links to support this?

Penn. Shuffle Soros funds Specter? - Posted on 04/14/2004

See Posts 51, 95, 115, 132, 133, 136, and 157.


22 posted on 11/16/2005 4:53:04 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Thanks! I had forgotten about Specter, but I thought that there were threads about these congresscritters against ANWR, too.

23 posted on 11/16/2005 5:04:22 AM PST by mathluv
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To: Cboldt

Oops, I replied without looking at your reference to posts on the second one. Thanks again!

24 posted on 11/16/2005 5:06:53 AM PST by mathluv
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To: Past Your Eyes

Everytime the Republicans run moderate, we lose elections (nationally). Any time we move conservative, the press makes it looks like we are going to lose and we always end up winning.

25 posted on 11/16/2005 5:15:22 AM PST by nckerr (Army)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Main Street Individual Fund, 2004 Election Cycle [Moderate Republicans (RINO's) Accepting Soros $]
Open Secrets ^ | Nov. 11, 2005 | Self

The Main Street Individual Fund (MSIF) is a New York-based group founded to help elect moderate Republican candidates. Among those candidates it supports in the 2004 elections is Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa), who is fending off a tough primary challenge from Rep. Pat Toomey. MSIF raises funds from individual donors and is affiliated with another 527, the Main Street Fund, which solicits contributions from corporations and unions. Both are connected to the Republican Main Street Partnership.

Affiliated Personnel:

Sarah Chamberlain Resnick, executive director Bob Duke, fund-raiser


Dinakar Singh, Goldman Sachs, $100,000

George Soros, Soros Fund Management $50,000

Sidney V Weinberg Jr, Goldman Sachs $50,000

John C Whitehead Lower Manhattan Development Corp, $50,000

527 Activity:

Total Receipts: $471,600

Total Expenditures: $258,870

Note: This data is based on records released Monday, October 24, 2005.

26 posted on 11/16/2005 5:20:19 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Past Your Eyes

Bass should be stripped of his committee positions and given an office in the broom closet. But that would take a spine and it looks like the GOP left theirs in the jellyfish bowl.

27 posted on 11/16/2005 5:20:44 AM PST by sergeantdave (Member of the Arbor Day Foundation, travelling the country and destroying open space)
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To: sergeantdave
Bass should be stripped of his committee positions and given an office in the broom closet.

That's impossible . Where would the likes of John Conyers have his "meetings". ;-)

28 posted on 11/16/2005 5:23:03 AM PST by tiredoflaundry ("Yoot" - French for Muslim Rioters)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Accepting Soros's money. They are nothing more than POS masquerading as Republicans.

Republican Main Street Partnership
Congressional Members
109th Congress

Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island
Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
Sen. Johnny Isakson, Georgia
Sen. John McCain, Arizona
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Sen. Gordon Smith, Oregon
Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine
Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania
Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska

Rep. Charles Bass, New Hampshire
Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois
Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, New York
Rep. Mary Bono, California
Rep. Jeb Bradley, New Hampshire
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, Florida
Rep. Ken Calvert, California
Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
Rep. Michael Castle, Delaware
Rep. Thomas Davis, III, Virginia
Rep. Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania
Rep. David Dreier, California
Rep. Vernon Ehlers, Michigan
Rep. Mark Foley, Florida
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
Rep. Jim Gerlach, Pennsylvania
Rep. Wayne Gilchrest, Maryland
Rep. Paul Gillmor, Ohio
Rep. Kay Granger, Texas
Rep. David Hobson, Ohio
Rep. Nancy Johnson, Connecticut
Rep. Timothy Johnson, Illinois
Rep. Sue Kelly, New York

Rep. John R. Kuhl, New York
Rep. Mark Kirk, Illinois
Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona
Rep. Ray LaHood, Illinois
Rep. Steven LaTourette, Ohio
Rep. Jim Leach, Iowa
Rep. Jerry Lewis, California
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rep. Jim McCrery, Louisiana
Rep. Tom Osborne, Nebraska
Rep. Thomas Petri, Wisconsin
Rep. Todd Platts, Pennsylvania
Rep. Jon Porter, Nevada
Rep. Deborah Pryce, Ohio
Rep. Jim Ramstad, Minnesota
Rep. Ralph Regula, Ohio
Rep. Joe Schwarz, Michigan
Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut
Rep. Robert Simmons, Connecticut
Rep. Michael Turner, Ohio
Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan
Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon
Rep. James Walsh, New York
Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania
Rep. Jerry Weller, Illinois

Gov. Robert Ehrlich, Maryland
Gov. Linda Lingle, Hawaii
Gov. George Pataki, New York
Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California
29 posted on 11/16/2005 5:23:26 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Past Your Eyes

By Michelle Malkin · November 10, 2005 10:41 AM
Reader reaction to the GOP cave-in on ANWR has been overwhelming. I'm reprinting just a small sample of letters that came in this morning from conservatives fed-up with Republican "leadership."

Update 1120am EST. I'll keep adding letters throughout the day.

Update 1145am EST. Many of you are asking for the list of the anti-drilling Republicans. The group who succeeded in pressuring the GOP to cave in calls itself the "Republican Main Street Partnership." They're holding a press conference at 130pm EST in Washington, D.C. to bray about their "victory." Here's some more info:

Main Street Leaders who helped broker the deal to eliminate ANWR from budget cuts: Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH), Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rep. Jim Walsh (R-NY), Rep. Joe Schwarz (R-MI), RMSP Executive Director Sarah Chamberlain Resnick
Here's the complete list of "Main Street" members in Congress.

1pm EST. Guess who is funding the "Main Street" moderates? George Soros and friends. (Hat tip: David Martosko)

30 posted on 11/16/2005 5:25:29 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Past Your Eyes

Someone get a hook, stick this Bass in the lip and reel him off the stage already!

DeLay will soon be back to hammer this RINO and I can't wait.

31 posted on 11/16/2005 5:26:11 AM PST by right wing (I BELIEVE CONGRESSMAN WELDON!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
I only wish we had a means to put his name in a hat along with the names of the other 34 and the rino heard in the senate, in a hat. Then pull out three from congress and one from the senate. Those pulled would then be primaried. If they survived the rat would get funded to beat him/her.
Done fairly and at random it would get their attention.
32 posted on 11/16/2005 5:29:48 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Everything points to it so why not call them the Whigs?)
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To: Past Your Eyes

"This little pipsqueak is, unfortunately, my congressman. He is so far back on the back bench that he needs Horton to hear him there in Whoville. He is the epitome of a RINO." HE MUST BE DRINKING H2O FROM MASS. IS EXSENATOR SMITH AVAILABLE TO RUN HIM DOWN IN A PRIMARY?

33 posted on 11/16/2005 5:35:45 AM PST by aumrl (?.............)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I agree.

Bring back Newt, Bring back Newt!

34 posted on 11/16/2005 5:40:20 AM PST by McGruff (There is a cancer within the CIA)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Anyone who calls himself a moderate after all the Democrat perfidy doesn't even deserve to hold office as a Republican. What will it take for these lily-livered RINOS to realize that the battle lines have been drawn and we must engage the enemy, the Lib Dems?

36 posted on 11/16/2005 6:09:23 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: jwwontpass

And when he losses?

37 posted on 11/16/2005 6:28:48 AM PST by Wuli
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To: aumrl

Ex-Senator Smith has moved to Florida and not a moment too soon. But even if he still lived in NH, he'd be in the other district, which he used to represent in the House.
Bob Smith was (maybe is?) a good fellow. But he was big into this "environmental" stuff and protecting circus animals against cruelty, etc. I can say without a doubt that he would be against drilling in ANWR.
Towards the end of it, he was well off the reservation. Remember his leaving the Republican party on principal and then conveniently returning when it meant the chairmanship of a committee? I believe we're better off without him.

38 posted on 11/16/2005 12:20:40 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Hey, getta your tootsi frootsi ice-a cream.)
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