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Night of the Long Knives -er- Par Fives:
Remembering THE BONER FOUR
Reaganite Republican ^
| 07 January 2013
| Reaganite Republican
Posted on 01/07/2013 6:16:51 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
As you all well know by now, John Boehner purged TEA Party-types from treasured congressional committee assignments early last month- imo, a BIG mistake he'll come to regret.
Breitbart.com reported this was because they were too principled for the party's spendthrift DC establishment
-steadfastly refusing to back off 'no new taxes' pledges made to constituents- while some even think this brazen and ill-advised declaration of war on constitutional conservatives was part of the deep-in-the-shadows backroom 'fiscal cliff' negotiations with the White House (!) If true, you can see that what Agent Orange now expects is a rubber-stamp Congress packed with obedient RINO lackeys, so he's happy to help Obama by backing
a bus over the TEA Party- Judas
Alas, it's not difficult to see the issue RINO big-spenders/Obammunists might have with these fine patriots- same problem they'd have with you, me, or any other constitutionally-aware TEA Party conservative: we actually DO give a damn where this country's headed, and stand UNITED in our aim to put a stop to their lucrative little racket:
a 31-y.o. Congressman was a Ron Paul supporter
-who refused to endorse Mitt Romney for president-
was removed from the House Budget Committee:
'I have received a response from Speaker Boehner concerning the secret scorecard used to target certain fiscally responsible members of the Budget and Financial Services committees.
The Speaker did not dispute the existence of a scorecard and he did not deny that it was used to justify the Representatives removals.
I recently was told that I received a 0 on the Republican leaderships scorecard. Given my work with Democrats and Republicans on serious proposals to balance the budget, it is certain that the scorecard awarded points for supporting bigger deficits and more debt.
Americans deserve to know the priorities of the current House leadership team. As fellow House Republicans, we deserve to know how were being judged when we vote.
Im proud of my fight for a balanced budget. Our leaders should be proud of the positions they take.
Mr. Speaker, show us the scorecard...'
was tossed from House Financial Services Committee...
(spokesperson Rachel Semmel) said in an email:
'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.'
was kicked off the Budget Committee:
"It is little wonder why Congress has a 16 percent approval rating:
Americans send principled representatives to change Washington and get punished in return..."
More of an independent 'maverick' than TEA Party per se,
was nonetheless dumped from the
House Financial Services Committee as well,
and subsequently was one of the few brave enough to
vote against John Boehner for House Speaker...
TOPICS: Government; History; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: boehner; party; purge; tea
To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; narses
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