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« on: December 04, 2012, 03:46:04 am »

UPDATE:  Boehner Spokesman Kevin Smith responds- "The Steering Committee makes decisions based on a range of factors."
 
House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership have removed several conservative House members from their respective powerful committee positions, Breitbart News has learned.
 
Effective next Congress, leadership pulled Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert off committees from which they could exert conservative pressure on fiscal matters. Amash and Huelskamp were pulled from the Budget Committee and Schweikert from the Financial Services Committee.
 
Huelskamp, a freshman elected during the 2010 tea party wave, thinks the leadership move to pull him from the powerful committee is revenge for him standing up for conservatism. “It is little wonder why Congress has a 16 percent approval rating: Americans send principled representatives to change Washington and get punished in return,” Huelskamp said in a Monday night statement. “The GOP leadership might think they have silenced conservatives, but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions. This is clearly a vindictive move, and a sure sign that the GOP Establishment cannot handle disagreement."

Earlier on Monday in an interview with Breitbart News, Huelskamp again reaffirmed his support for the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) anti-tax pledge. He’s encouraging his colleagues in the House to come out publicly against potential tax increases and asking citizens across the country to help.
 
Huelskamp thinks his most recent challenge to his GOP colleagues – asking them to reaffirm their pledges – is hardly the only conservative thing he’s done to spark leadership retaliation. In his Monday night statement, he listed out a number of other conservative things he’s done that he thinks caused leadership to turn their fire on him.
 
Schweikert spokeswoman Rachel Semmel told Breitbart News that her boss also thinks Boehner's move was because he fights for fiscal conservatism.
 
"This morning Congressman Schweikert learned there was a price to be paid for voting based on principle," Semmel said in an email. "That price was the removal from the House Financial Services Committee. We are obviously disappointed that Leadership chose to take this course, but Rep. Schweikert remains committed to fighting for the conservative principles that brought him here."
 
FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe bashed the move, too, saying in a statement that “[t]his is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would – on principle – instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America. This is establishment thinking, circling the wagons around yes-men and punishing anyone that dares to take a stand for good public policy.”
 
A spokesman for Amash didn’t immediately respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment.


http://www.breitbart.com/...powerful-House-committees
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 07:06:05 am »

I wrote my congresscritter complaining about Whiner Boehner.

Boehner is so intent on raising taxes and fellating Barry that he's utterly abandoned any sort of pretense of fiscal conservatism.

Punish the Tea Party. Yeah, Boehner, that works well for you, I'll bet.

Asshat shitstain.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 07:19:18 am »

I'm gonna fire off an email to my congress critter too......When I calm down a little and stop typing in my best "French".
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 07:23:45 am »

Boenher and Pribus and the rest of the GOP Establishment refused to give any kind of support/endorsement to Richard Mourdock...supported David Dewhurst over Ted Cruz...approved the redistricting that ensured Allen West didn't return to D.C. and did everything they could to sink Michele Bachmann.

This is the biggest bunch of anti-Conservatives running the GOP that I've ever seen.

Here's hoping J.C. Watts is serious about challenging Pribus for the GOP chair.

 
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 09:23:52 am »

Unfortunately, my Congressman is getting replaced by Carol Che-Pelosi in January.

Idiot NH voters.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2012, 10:57:00 pm »

Unfortunately, my Congressman is getting replaced by Carol Che-Pelosi in January.

Idiot NH voters.

WTF??? Che won again?
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 06:54:33 am »

WTF??? Che won again?

Yup--and Annie the Abortionist won over Bass.  2 of the 3 lost seats in Congress.

Now we've got Haggie Maggie in Concord, and the Dems control the Legislature again, and guess who they want as Speaker (again!)--Terri Norelli.

Yeah, this ain't gonna backfire on the Dems.
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 07:49:34 am »

Yup--and Annie the Abortionist won over Bass.  2 of the 3 lost seats in Congress.

Now we've got Haggie Maggie in Concord, and the Dems control the Legislature again, and guess who they want as Speaker (again!)--Terri Norelli.

Yeah, this ain't gonna backfire on the Dems.

Those who don't learn from history...
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 08:04:34 am »

It's not Speaker Boehner, but Spelunker Boehner.  He's caving to the left.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 08:31:52 am »

It's not Speaker Boehner, but Spelunker Boehner.  He's caving to the left.

that's h5 worthy. 
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 08:36:26 am »

It's not Speaker Boehner, but Spelunker Boehner.  He's caving to the left.

Boehner's cave is wide open for the Left to do some curious spelunking of their own.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 05:42:29 pm »

Well, to be fair Bohner is just trying to get something done. The tea partiers he threw out are on the extreme right and want to hold the country hostage to any kind of deal that doesn't involve raising taxes on the rich. They are an extremely small minority and yet they want to hold the country hostage for their demands as opposed to the rest of country, which clearly agrees with Obamas position, even businesses. So Bohner was correct to throw them out, since this is a Democracy after all. Obama and Bohner both agree that taxes should not be raised on the middle class so Obama wants to sign a bill that at least protects the middle class from the fiscal cliff. Whats wrong with that if they both agree? Only tea parties were still saying no. Bohner is not doing his job if he doesn't accept that deal. As usual conservatives like to stone one of their own when they start thinking for themselves like when Christie congratulated Obama on his response to Sandy or when Justice Roberts actually did his job and approved the Affordable Care Act.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 06:08:42 pm »

I think Boehner would be more comfortable in the pre-Gingrich GOP minority.

He certainly has no leadership abilities.
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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 06:47:02 pm »

Well, to be fair Bohner is just trying to get something done. The tea partiers he threw out are on the extreme right and want to hold the country hostage to any kind of deal that doesn't involve raising taxes on the rich. They are an extremely small minority and yet they want to hold the country hostage for their demands as opposed to the rest of country, which clearly agrees with Obamas position, even businesses. So Bohner was correct to throw them out, since this is a Democracy after all. Obama and Bohner both agree that taxes should not be raised on the middle class so Obama wants to sign a bill that at least protects the middle class from the fiscal cliff. Whats wrong with that if they both agree? Only tea parties were still saying no. Bohner is not doing his job if he doesn't accept that deal. As usual conservatives like to stone one of their own when they start thinking for themselves like when Christie congratulated Obama on his response to Sandy or when Justice Roberts actually did his job and approved the Affordable Care Act.

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Where the heck did that come from?  See the title on the top of the page "CONSERVATIVE" Cave.  We don't need anymore lib lights with an R after their name; they have not, nor will they solve our country's problem.   When the hell is congress on both sides of the aisle going to wake up and realize the vast majority of the working publick, who are paying the damn bills want the ridiculous government spending stopped?

The game is simple.  Democrats spend like mad, then complain about the deficit and con the stupid Republicans into raising taxes.   BS cut spending.

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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 06:52:49 pm »

Hi,

Where the heck did that come from?  See the title on the top of the page "CONSERVATIVE" Cave.  We don't need anymore lib lights with an R after their name; they have not, nor will they solve our country's problem.   When the hell is congress on both sides of the aisle going to wake up and realize the vast majority of the working publick, who are paying the damn bills want the ridiculous government spending stopped?

The game is simple.  Democrats spend like mad, then complain about the deficit and con the stupid Republicans into raising taxes.   BS cut spending.

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