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Conservatives Peeved After GOP Taps 'Prince of Pork' to Lead Spending Committee
foxnews.com ^ | December 10, 2010 | foxnews.com

Posted on 12/10/2010 9:45:57 AM PST by thesellout

Republicans who captured the House last month in part on the strength of a promise to rein in government spending have tapped a veteran lawmaker known as the "prince of pork" to head the powerful House Appropriations Committee. And the decision's not sitting so well among some conservatives.

Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers, who earned the "pork" nickname by steering hundreds of millions of federal dollars to projects in his rural district in Kentucky over a 30-year career in Congress, will chair the 60-member Appropriations Committee, the panel responsible for disbursing more than $1 trillion in non-entitlement-program dollars every year.

Rogers beat two other House veterans with a history of securing earmarks, or special projects, for their districts -- former committee chairman Jerry Lewis of California and Jack Kingston of Georgia. All three campaigned for the position by vowing to carry out the GOP's pledge to ban earmarks and stressing that they were the best man to realize Republicans' election promises to drastically slash federal spending.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 112th; 112thgop; kentucky; republicans
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1 posted on 12/10/2010 9:46:02 AM PST by thesellout
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To: thesellout

The “good ol’ boys” of either party HAVE to be rooted out if the Republic is to be saved.


2 posted on 12/10/2010 9:48:08 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: thesellout

Peeved ?

Not by a long shot. But I understand, the use of all the good adjectives are prohibited.


3 posted on 12/10/2010 9:48:30 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: thesellout

We need to get to the point where we get ANGRY whenever some city we don’t live in and will never visit is gifted with our tax dollars to build something we will never see any benefit from.

We need to get to the point were we are EMBARRASSED when our city accepts tax dollars extorted from people we will never meet and who will never get any benefit from our good fortune.


4 posted on 12/10/2010 9:51:16 AM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

They just don’t get it.


5 posted on 12/10/2010 9:52:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: thesellout

Peeved doesn’t come close. Hey GOP, you’re signing your own pink slips with this garbage...


6 posted on 12/10/2010 9:53:26 AM 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: thesellout; Clintonfatigued; flat; unkus; SkyPilot; ElkGroveDan; MamaDearest; seekthetruth; ...

I just tried to call Boehner’s office; lines are busy and then, when you get through, his mail box is full. I guess We The People are questioning his “lack” of spine, guts, and gonads. Apparently, Boehner (and the rest of the gutless GOP) was too busy crying on November 2nd, to get We The People’s message! No compromise with the enemies within this Regime and this Congress.

Rush just basically said the same thing.


7 posted on 12/10/2010 9:54:28 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: thesellout

The end of the republican party is at hand... the clock is running out... tick... tick... tick... tick... tick...

LLS


8 posted on 12/10/2010 9:56:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: thesellout

He needs replaced the next election.


9 posted on 12/10/2010 9:56:56 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: thesellout

They hope to wear us down. We voted SOME of them out, not a lot of progress yet, and we need to DOUBLE DOWN.


10 posted on 12/10/2010 9:57:52 AM PST by Lazamataz (Lowering Kristinn's IQ since May 21, 1999)
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To: thesellout

2010 election was great but we’ve got lots more housecleaning in our own party to do in the next election. It all starts in the primaries in 2012 to weed out the RINO’s and elites. They won’t change so we have to change their address right out of office.


11 posted on 12/10/2010 10:00:48 AM PST by Reagan is King
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To: thesellout

You have a good screen name for the leadership.

Of the three, Jack Kingston of Georgia should have gotten the job.

The leadership is deaf. We voted TEA Party conservative and we damn well expect TEA Party-type conservatives to chair committees, and to hell with seniority and that good-old boy nonsense.


12 posted on 12/10/2010 10:01:28 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: thesellout

Y’all are on probation, congressional Republicans. You are being watched carefully. Cross conservative America at your peril. You’ve been warned.


13 posted on 12/10/2010 10:02:09 AM PST by moodyskeptic (Cultural warrior with a keyboard)
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To: onyx

TEA Party is watching


14 posted on 12/10/2010 10:07:11 AM PST by thesellout
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To: thesellout

It’s either the “Party of Stupid” or the “Party of I Don’t Give a D@mn What the Grassroots Say”.


15 posted on 12/10/2010 10:07:24 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Reagan is King

Yeahm ‘cause RINO’s accept Primary vote results, right? (Murkowski)


16 posted on 12/10/2010 10:07:29 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: hoosierham

I think the Republicans are going the way of the Whigs. I don’t think we can revitalize the dead elephant.


17 posted on 12/10/2010 10:08:02 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: thesellout
"American families heard a lot of Republican rhetoric about fiscal responsibility and reining in debt this election season, but now they're faced with the choice of the 'Prince of Pork' to head their appropriations process," said Ryan Rudominer of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "Rep. Rogers' record on fiscal responsibility looks like a shopping spree -- no splurge left behind."

I hope the Democrats attack this move hard. I'm not going to protect these establishment Republicans from abuse they deserve even if Democrats are hypocrits on the issue too. If they get hit by Democrats, if they are hit by rank and file Republicans, if they are hit by Independents then that leaves them no room for cover. I want every move scrutinized. It might force them to go against their inclinations and do the right thing in spite of themselves. If not...primary these guys.

18 posted on 12/10/2010 10:19:12 AM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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To: thesellout
It is because the powered elite don't see the world the same way the TEA party activists do. They are not trying to betray anything, they just don't have the world view that sees such things as bad.

The top level politicians on both sides have a very narrow spread of world experience. They differ many on implementation, not ideas or beliefs.

19 posted on 12/10/2010 10:22:57 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: thesellout

A 30 year career in congress. That says it all.


20 posted on 12/10/2010 10:29:05 AM PST by prairiebreeze (Proudly celebrating CHRISTMAS!)
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