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'This isn't some damn game' [Huelskamp: "more unified since I've been here in 2 years and 9 months"]
The Hill ^ | October 4, 2013 | Molly K. Hooper, Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becke

Posted on 10/04/2013 12:00:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

[a snip] "..... Reports that Boehner could lean heavily on Democrats had unnerved some conservative Republicans who have often battled their Speaker, but GOP Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) left the meeting on Friday saying his conference was “incredibly unified.”

The Speaker’s message to the rank-and-file, according to a lawmaker in the room, was to “just relax” about any stories that he might buck conservatives and strike the sort of deal that would leave many of them unhappy.

“I was opposed to shutting the government down -- that's no secret,” Boehner told the conference. “I'm opposed to defaulting on the debt -- that's no secret.”

Following the meeting, it seemed that Boehner’s message had helped rally both conservatives and more centrist parts of the GOP conference to his side.

Huelskamp, who lost his committee assignments for not voting with this party, said the GOP is “more unified since I've been here in 2 years and 9 months.”.....................

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


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: boehner; conservatism; obamacare; shutdown

1 posted on 10/04/2013 12:00:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Am I witnessing a Miracle?


2 posted on 10/04/2013 12:02:48 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thank you! Dear Lord, please bolster these men and women in this time of crisis in America, give them the courage of their convictions, and of your servant David when he faced Goliath!
3 posted on 10/04/2013 12:02:49 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Boner HAS to say he is amenable, because he wants to come across as the Reasonable one, and let Obama look like the spoiled brat that he is.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 12:04:42 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think Boehner realizes now that this is an existential fight. A fight for the existence of the GOP and for the Republic. If he backs down here and the Republican House blinks, it’s over. Permanently.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 12:04:50 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: no-to-illegals

6 posted on 10/04/2013 12:05:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: mrsmel

Amen


7 posted on 10/04/2013 12:05:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bammy likes to hold meetings with his opponents where he can use their civility against them to insult them publicly. Think Supremes, McCain, Ryan. Maybe this last meeting with Obama finally awakened Boehner to the kind of person he’s dealing with. It’s a shame it has taken this long.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 12:06:02 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Red Badger

I’ll take my with mustard, please.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 12:07:42 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Red Badger

I’ll take mine with mustard, please.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 12:07:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Speaking of McCain, where has that horses a$$ been?


11 posted on 10/04/2013 12:08:27 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: no-to-illegals

They are not DEFAULTING on the debt. As money comes in —pay the debt first. Then pay social security then pay a list of priorities but never obamacare. It is so easy and will make us so happy each day until obama decides he is not a dictator.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 12:10:15 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: henkster

I agree with you. Its an existential fight and one that has to be won. There’s no turning back.

When you stand up to bullies, they always back down. We can win this one if we keep the pressure on and hold the line.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 12:11:03 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: SADMILLIE

Sending our best you’all. Keep on drivin’ on!


14 posted on 10/04/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...about any stories that he might buck conservatives and strike the sort of deal that would leave many of them unhappy.

See, those kinds of statements, from the Boner, just make feel very uneasy. Like he's about to do exactly what he just denied. I just don't trust the dude.

15 posted on 10/04/2013 12:12:14 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: henkster
existential

That's exactly what this is, well said.
16 posted on 10/04/2013 12:13:43 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SADMILLIE
They are not DEFAULTING on the debt.

With the Dems refusing to pass ANY bill funding the gub'mint, it is they who are defaulting. Repubs should be in front of TV cameras en masse spouting this.

17 posted on 10/04/2013 12:15:06 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Show your support folks...its important!
http://www.speaker.gov/contact


18 posted on 10/04/2013 12:15:56 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now, watch out they don’t push some other shenanigans (cough)Amnesty(cough) onto us.

Just because they think our attention is occupied.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

John Boehner Attacks White House: This Isn’t Some Damn Game! Just Want Fairness Under Obamacare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix_XZAKHjV8

Mark discusses how this is about the transformation of the Constitution, which is why Obama won’t negotiate.

Mark Levin Warns: Obama is Planning to Raise the Debt Limit Unilaterally
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3074860/posts

Mark Levin: Obama plans to bypass Congress
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3074711/posts

the Special report piece that I saw last night. AB Stoddard said that Obama was going to reform the way the branches work. She mentioned a report that came out yesterday – 10.3.13.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3074711/posts?page=61#61

Obama plans to transforms the constitution to take the power of the purse from the House.

Here is a link to the podcast: Start around 32 min.
http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=2591&c=10771&f=1933883

Page with the articles Levin talks about
http://www.marklevinshow.com/common/page.php?pt=October+3%2C+2013&id=5803&is_corp=0


20 posted on 10/04/2013 12:23:44 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: no-to-illegals
Am I witnessing a Miracle?

While skeptical, I can't help but wonder:

Boehner negotiates with Democrats in good faith →

Democrats willingly shutdown government, assuming falsely that the Republicans would suffer politically →

Dems, especially Harry Reid, start panicking when this doesn't occur →

Democrats start acting like Satan's spawns, and Reid releases confidential emails →

Boehner starts to see the light, both about the nature of the Demonrats, and also the CW assumption that the Republicans would lose →

Reid apologizes, indirectly →

Boehner, sensing a deep change in the country, grows both a spine and a pair???
21 posted on 10/04/2013 12:27:17 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: mrsmel

Amen.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 12:27:28 PM PDT by SouthWall (If we are having diversity classes, shouldn't we be having unity classes?)
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You’ve Got To Stand For Something ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_s-Qk07KxA


23 posted on 10/04/2013 12:29:14 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: KittenClaws

He is in the rear, as usual.

Barrycade is horrible, but I’m so glad that idiot never made it to the White House!


24 posted on 10/04/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Exactly it’s David vs. Goliath (or Gideon vs. the Philistines).

Ted Cruz David vs. the God-Blasphemer, the Giant Obama!


25 posted on 10/04/2013 12:31:51 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No less than our Republican form of government hangs in the hands of the Speaker right now. If he cave, the Executive Branch usurps the power of the purse and government of the people, by the people, and for the people is a memory.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:12 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: noprogs
He is in the rear, as usual.

Barrycade is horrible, but I’m so glad that idiot never made it to the White House!


Me too, but at least we know he's a citizen. A turn coat yes, but a citizen.

27 posted on 10/04/2013 12:33:18 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: jjsheridan5

Miracles Happen ... Been There Seen Them. May It Be!


28 posted on 10/04/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: jeffc

YOU, are oh so right. Trusting Boehner, Cantor and Paul Ryan at this juncture is fools gold!

NONE of these have earned trust by their own hand, or their own feet.

They have, everyone of them, had to have a boot in their butt every. single. step. of the way. Drug kicking and screaming to the side of conservative principles is no trust builder, here.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 12:34:41 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ez; All
News flash:

GOP thwarts Dem move to force vote on ‘clean’ spending bill "House Republicans on Friday stood firm against a move by Democrats to call up the Senate's continuing resolution funding the government.

The vote came on the fourth day of the government shutdown, and is an indication the House GOP remains united in its effort to press ahead with smaller spending bills for the next several days.................."

30 posted on 10/04/2013 12:34:42 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: KittenClaws

LOL! You made me laugh out loud. Splendid inquiry you made, there. Thanks.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 12:38:39 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I hope they stay united. They are on the right track. The longer the nonessential part of government remains unfunded and shutdown, the less it will be missed. That’s what the dems are afraid of.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 12:42:13 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
....The longer the nonessential part of government remains unfunded and shutdown, the less it will be missed. That’s what the dems are afraid of.

Bump!

33 posted on 10/04/2013 12:44:37 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perhaps having Harry Reid publicly stab him in the back (with the released embarrassing emails), has given the Speaker on new perspective on the way things currently “work” up on the Hill.


34 posted on 10/04/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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