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Rep. Joe Barton loses bid to lead House Energy and Commerce Committee
The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/07/10 | Dave Michaels

Posted on 12/07/2010 3:58:37 PM PST by Rastus

WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Barton failed Tuesday in his bid to lead one of the House’s most powerful committees despite an aggressive campaign that involved mobilizing the support of tea party groups.

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Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., won a vote of the GOP Steering Committee, a panel composed of party leaders. The appointment must be ratified by the full Republican conference on Wednesday.

Barton, R-Arlington, could challenge the decision by seeking a vote of the entire conference. It remained unclear Tuesday night whether he would do that.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fredupton; hecc; joebarton

1 posted on 12/07/2010 3:58:40 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Rastus

Is this the same Upton that wants everyone to give up incandescent light bulbs?


2 posted on 12/07/2010 4:01:56 PM PST by mark3681
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To: mark3681

The same.

And the GOP will again wonder WHY the voters won’t trust them.


3 posted on 12/07/2010 4:04:00 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God bless the United States of America and protect her from the enemies of freedom.)
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To: mark3681

Is this the same Upton that wants everyone to give up incandescent light bulbs?


The same — though NOW he’s saying he’s going to lead an effort to OVERTURN that very ban the HE sponsored and shepherded through Congress....RIGHT....


4 posted on 12/07/2010 4:04:08 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: patriot preacher

My understanding is that Barton said he would work to overturn the ban, and Upton said he’d form a panel to “look into it.”


5 posted on 12/07/2010 4:05:16 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Mr. Jazzy

And the GOP will again wonder WHY the voters won’t trust them.
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It’s NEVER been in doubt that the LEADERS of the party didn’t hear us. Now we’ll have to see if the soldiers — especially the NEW and RE-ELECTED Congressmen — know who put them there...


6 posted on 12/07/2010 4:06:00 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: patriot preacher

That’s what I thought, but I wanted to be sure.

DOWN WITH UPTON. Challenge the position!


7 posted on 12/07/2010 4:06:24 PM PST by mark3681
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To: mark3681

One and the same.


8 posted on 12/07/2010 4:06:28 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: patriot preacher

LOL. That’s him.


9 posted on 12/07/2010 4:06:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Rastus

This doesn’t speak well for Boehner.


10 posted on 12/07/2010 4:07:25 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: mark3681
GOP Steering FAIL Committee
11 posted on 12/07/2010 4:08:58 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Illegal is not a race - it is a crime. WhooRaah! Arizona!)
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To: Rastus

Related: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2638997/posts (Upton no conservative.)


12 posted on 12/07/2010 4:08:58 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: Rastus

GOP hasn’t gotten the message that status quo is not the way to go. Primaries are gonna be a bitch in 2012...


13 posted on 12/07/2010 4:09:43 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: patriot preacher
The same — though NOW he’s saying he’s going to lead an effort to OVERTURN that very ban the HE sponsored and shepherded through Congress....RIGHT....

Yeah right.  The only reason these fools make such foolish decisions in the first place is lobbyist money and lots of it. Now he's singing a different tune because he's running for a chairmanship.

14 posted on 12/07/2010 4:09:48 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: jazusamo

Kind of makes him part of the problem.God, these fools are tone deaf.


15 posted on 12/07/2010 4:10:33 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: jazusamo

Boehner is trying to install the wheelers and dealers right back into the places where they can do the most damage.


16 posted on 12/07/2010 4:10:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I guess the Republican elites didn’t get the memo. Oh well. We can kick their @$$e$ in ‘12 the way we did the dems this past fall.

Hey, elites, read the tea leaves.


17 posted on 12/07/2010 4:12:06 PM PST by mark3681
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To: patriot preacher

You got that right this is an insurgency from the bottom up.


18 posted on 12/07/2010 4:12:58 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Rastus

Good grief; these Republicans are stupid.


19 posted on 12/07/2010 4:13:23 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: patriot preacher

Reform of the DC regime is a fool’s errand. The longer it takes us to figure that out the greater the destruction will be.


20 posted on 12/07/2010 4:18:11 PM PST by Conservative9
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To: Rastus
So Ron Paul can't lead Banking, even though he is senior but Upton must lead Commerce because he is senior. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. This is the same path Gingrich went down that emasculated what could have been a reduction in government.
21 posted on 12/07/2010 4:21:01 PM PST by ricmc2175
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE; cripplecreek

Agree with you both. Upton has no business chairing that committee with his moderate track record and Boehner should know it, he probably does know it but his four votes went to Upton.


22 posted on 12/07/2010 4:31:01 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Rastus
Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., won a vote of the GOP Steering Committee, a panel composed of party leaders. The appointment must be ratified by the full Republican conference on Wednesday.

Is that the steering committee than has us in a ditch? Might as well be. Time for a vote of NO confidence.

23 posted on 12/07/2010 4:32:16 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Rastus

Upton?

WTF!!!!


24 posted on 12/07/2010 4:37:43 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: NonValueAdded

All, politicians who have imbibed in the WDC honey & money need to be tossed on the funeral pyre of liberalism. They just don’t get it. Most never will.


25 posted on 12/07/2010 4:38:04 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: OrioleFan

Don’t be so sure. Republican primary voters are wholly uninformed cycle after cycle. All they know to do is renominate the “friendly incumbents” in most cases. I also believe Robert Bennett would have won a UT primary but he failed in a convention that he expected the bosses to control.


26 posted on 12/07/2010 4:39:58 PM PST by Theodore R. (Rush was right when he said America may survive Obama but not the Obama supporters.)
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To: Rastus

Grow some balls, Barton, your country needs you to FIGHT!


27 posted on 12/07/2010 5:29:29 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: cripplecreek; freekitty; hal ogen

Posted this thread on Joe Barton. He needs to fight back on this one too.

RINOs & insulated, comatose GOP power-mongers are oblivious to the fact that if they are successful in thwarting Constitution-loving conservatives, they will be kings of a dung pile and go down in history as enablers of the premeditated destruction of America.
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FCC push to regulate news draws fire
Hillicon Valley (The Hill) ^ | 12-06-10 | Sara Jerome

Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 2:47:59 PM by thouworm

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) pushed back on Monday against a contention by a Democratic FCC commissioner that the government should create new regulations to promote diversity in news programming.

Barton was reacting to a proposal made last week by FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, who in a speech suggested that broadcasters be subject to a new “public values test” every four years.

“I hope … that you do not mean to suggest that it is the job of the federal government, through the [FCC], to determine the content that is available for Americans to consume,” Barton wrote Monday in a letter to Copps.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2638902/posts?page=1


28 posted on 12/07/2010 8:42:45 PM PST by thouworm
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To: Theodore R.

The Tea Party needs to stay energized.


29 posted on 12/07/2010 9:31:25 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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