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McClintock eyes seat on House Budget Committee
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 11/11/10 | Rob Hotakainen

Posted on 11/11/2010 5:06:30 PM PST by SmithL

Republican Rep. Tom McClintock will make personal history in January when Republicans take control of the U.S. House.

In his 25th year of elected office in Sacramento and Washington, it will mark the first time that McClintock will be part of the majority.

As the new Congress prepares to organize, McClintock, who won his second term on Nov. 2, is eying a seat on the House Budget Committee.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: mcclintock

1 posted on 11/11/2010 5:06:33 PM PST by SmithL
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To: calcowgirl

I certainly hope he makes it.


2 posted on 11/11/2010 5:07:22 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Good choice


3 posted on 11/11/2010 5:07:49 PM PST by funfan
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To: SmithL

McClintock would be an excellent choice. He’s probably the most honest and intelligent politician in CA.


4 posted on 11/11/2010 5:09:41 PM PST by This Just In
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To: SmithL

The right conservative for the job.


5 posted on 11/11/2010 5:12:14 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: All

“Swartzeneggar is our only hope! You McClintock purists will be the ruin of the GOP!”

FR timewarp


6 posted on 11/11/2010 5:12:27 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: SmithL

He should be chairman not just have a seat on the committee!


7 posted on 11/11/2010 5:18:33 PM PST by dalereed
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To: dalereed

He’s my congressman!


8 posted on 11/11/2010 5:19:44 PM PST by abigkahuna (screw em all)
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To: SmithL

Go Tom!


9 posted on 11/11/2010 5:21:28 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Palin 2012...YOU BETCHA!.)
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To: abigkahuna

Tom is mine as well (Rocklin).


10 posted on 11/11/2010 5:23:37 PM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: icwhatudo

If I had a dime for every time the trolls attacked me with that line in 2003...


11 posted on 11/11/2010 5:28:36 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: dalereed

*Cough*Speaker*Cough*


12 posted on 11/11/2010 5:29:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: SmithL; afnamvet; ALOHA RONNIE; ambrose; antceecee; atomic_dog; AVNevis; B4Ranch; b9; ...
I certainly hope he makes it.

Me too!



McClintock PING!

13 posted on 11/11/2010 5:36:39 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: SmithL

He seems to have expertise in the area of government budgets. A good choice.


14 posted on 11/11/2010 5:36:44 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: dalereed
He should be chairman not just have a seat on the committee!

Agreed!

15 posted on 11/11/2010 5:39:31 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-madison/rep-paul-ryan-r-wi-to-chair-house-budget-committee

In the wake of a historic election that thrust Republicans into the majority in the House of Representatives and brought them to the brink of a Senate Majority, Congressional Republicans now find themselves in key leadership posts that once belonged to their Democratic counterparts. One prime example is Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) who in January will be installed as the Chairman of the powerful House Budget Committee, replacing outgoing chairman Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.).

Ryan’s national prominence

Ryan, 40, one of the youngest members in Congress, will already be entering his seventh term representing Racine County. A grizzled veteran by most standards, Ryan has gained national prominence over the past few years as a rising star in the Republican party for his staunch fiscal conservatism and strong belief in Reaganomics, which focuses primarily on the tenants of limited government and free markets.

Currently the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, which is the highest position that a member of the minority party can have, Ryan is immensely popular on both sides of the aisle. Cruising to a landslide victory on Nov. 2 with nearly 70% of the vote, Ryan has been described as an affable, good-natured policy wonk who can appeal to members of both parties. It is with this broad appeal in mind that has led to speculation that Ryan might be a frontrunner as a 2012 vice-presidential candidate and, ultimately, a presidential candidate in the not too distant future.


16 posted on 11/11/2010 5:42:41 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: SmithL; calcowgirl

Tom should be in contention for Majority Leader!!!


17 posted on 11/11/2010 5:46:50 PM PST by tubebender
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To: calcowgirl

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 11/11/2010 5:51:45 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: calcowgirl; dalereed

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> “He should be chairman not just have a seat on the committee!”

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Unfortunately the chair automatically goes to the senior member.
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19 posted on 11/11/2010 5:56:47 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: calcowgirl
Let it be so!
20 posted on 11/11/2010 6:03:15 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: SmithL
Glad to be able to say "I voted for Tom" when all the other nervous nellies voted for Ahnold.

The results are plain to see.

And I'm glad to see him possibly going up: but this stuffy collegial crap that the Republicant's are engaging in needs to end. Business as usual is not the order of the day.

To Wit: Jeb Hensarling over Michelle Bachmann?

Jeb's a great guy, but...he ain't got her eyes.

And it's her eyes, her fire, that put this gang of retro clowns back in office. NOT the Hensarling's of the world, good guys they may be.

And McClintock is cut from the Bachmann cloth (or vice versa).

The Republicans are either going to elevate Leaders, or they'll go down in flames again like the class of 2004 did in 2006 and 2008.

Just a thought, kids...

21 posted on 11/11/2010 6:14:36 PM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: editor-surveyor

It’s past time to end the stupid seniority shit!


22 posted on 11/11/2010 6:33:26 PM PST by dalereed
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To: SmithL

Rebuilding the House - Column by Rep. Tom McClintock

More than a year ago, Pollster Frank Luntz stood before a group of about 40 House Republicans in a cramped conference room in the Longworth building. “I need to tell you something,” he said. “I’ve been looking at polling data from Congressional districts across America for the last three months. I’m convinced that you are going to be in the majority next year.” After a long pause, he added, “This time, please don’t screw it up again.”

I don’t think we will.

The message of the last two elections could not be louder or clearer. Great parties are built upon great principles and they are judged by their devotion to those principles. From its inception, the core principles of the Republican Party have been individual freedom and constitutionally limited government. The closer it has hewn to these principles, the better it has done. The further it has strayed from them well, my God!

In the aftermath of the Bush debacle, House Republican leaders resolved to restore traditional Republican principles as the policy and political focus of the party and they achieved something no one at the time thought possible: they united House Republicans as a determined voice of opposition to the Left and rallied the American people. Republicans rediscovered why they were Republicans, and Republican leaders rediscovered Reagan’s advice to paint our positions in bold colors and not hide them in pale pastels.

(Ironically, in Reagan’s home state, Republicans tried to campaign to the left of the Democrats and the result was disastrous. While the rest of the country was celebrating historic Republican gains (including a shift of at least 61 U.S. House Seats, 6 U.S. Senate Seats, 680 state legislative seats, 19 state legislatures and six governors), the statewide Republican ticket in California imploded. Republicans nationally now hold more state legislative seats than in any year since 1928. In California, they hold fewer than at any time since 1978!)

House Republicans were unfairly criticized as the party of “No.” When somebody is driving you off a cliff, “no” is a handy word to have in your vocabulary. But it can’t be the only word in the national debate over the future of the country and Republicans know it.

Over the last two years, House Republicans laid out detailed plans to revive the finances of our government and the prosperity of our economy, to return freedom of choice, competition and affordability to health care, to restore the integrity of our borders, and to return to our states their rightful powers and prerogatives.

A Republican House cannot alone enact such laws, but it no longer must labor in the obscurity of minority irrelevance. It now has the opportunity to elevate the national debate by putting forward these plans at a time when Americans are alert to the danger facing the nation and eager for an adult discussion about the fundamental mechanics of freedom – how freedom works and how we can put it back to work.

In 1858, Lincoln warned the nation that two antithetical philosophies, freedom and slavery, competed for the future and reminded us that a house divided against itself cannot stand. “I do not believe the house will fall,” he said, “but I do believe that it will cease to be divided.” Today two incompatible philosophies, freedom and socialism, compete for our future and the stage is set for one of the greatest debates in the history of the American Republic.

Upon the outcome of that debate rests the question of whether the United States of America will fade inexorably into history or whether it will begin its next great era of expansion, prosperity and influence.


23 posted on 11/11/2010 6:44:32 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: calcowgirl
Thanks for the ping!

GO TOM!!!


24 posted on 11/11/2010 8:40:46 PM PST by Seadog Bytes ("Smart Growth"... isn't.)
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To: Seadog Bytes

Thanks for stoppin’ by! :-)


25 posted on 11/11/2010 9:16:31 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: calcowgirl

BTTT


26 posted on 11/12/2010 3:12:51 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: calcowgirl

I think that would be a great outcome.


27 posted on 11/12/2010 9:32:20 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Your next chance like this? About 2044. Vote popularity and don't waste time with the details.)
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To: afnamvet

Mine too!(Foresthill)


28 posted on 11/12/2010 12:32:33 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: calcowgirl

If you’re maintaining a McClintock list, please add me - thanks.

McClintock bump!


29 posted on 11/12/2010 12:35:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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