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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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To: thesellout

Listening to the opening remarks by Rush today, he doesn’t seem overly impressed with the ‘new’ Republican leadership and what they are doing.

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It seems, we have more of the same. That could include more of the same type of presidential nominee for 2012.


21 posted on 12/10/2010 10:29:22 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: thesellout

YO! HOUSE GOP!

HAVE YOU NOT BEEN LISTENING TO US??? WE WANT CRAP LIKE THIS TO STOP.

NOW.

NO MORE PORK CONGRESSMEN IN POSITIONS OF POWER.

NO MORE PORK CONGRESSMEN IN THE GOP!!!!!!!!!! ANY QUESTIONS? NO? GOOD.

NOW SHUT THE HELL UP AND DO WHAT WE TELL YOU TO DO. CUT GOVERNMENT SIZE, DE-FUND PORK, DE-FUND OBAMACARE, CUT THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN OUR LIVES....DRASTICALLY. CUT TAXES AND OTHERWISE MAKE GOVERNMENT SMALL, REAL SMALL. HOP TO IT, THAT WILL KEEP YOU BUSY FOR A WHILE.


22 posted on 12/10/2010 10:31:39 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: thesellout

Thanks for voting for us.

Now back to the hard work of raising your taxes and taking your freedom. :)


23 posted on 12/10/2010 10:31:53 AM PST by Tzimisce (It's just another day in Obamaland.)
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To: thesellout

I’ve emailed both my Rep (Burton) and Boehner stating my disgust at the selection of Rogers as chair for Appropriations. I encourage you all to do the same.

Once again, the Republicans are demonstrating tone-deafness beyond belief.


24 posted on 12/10/2010 10:32:22 AM PST by fritzthecat (I only regret my economies)
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To: thesellout
Rogers beat two other House veterans with a history of securing earmarks, or special projects...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.

Do they just assume we're all stupid and will believe this nonsense?

25 posted on 12/10/2010 10:36:06 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: thesellout

The producers of this Nation get screwed every two years by two political parties. The Democrat Party and the Republican Party. It has been happening for years. Not only do they get used like a two dollar street whore. Both parties make them pay for their own screwing. One would tend to think that they[the producers]would catch on as to what is happening and try to change it. Sometines they do. A visionary will say we need to do this and that nd begin. Then the judas goats will cry, “You can’t do that, it won’t work. You must do it this way” And so it goes. If the Conservative movement is to surviive, they must divorce from the Established Republican Party and form a Party of their own. In the Tea Parties they have the nucli to organize at the local level and spread out and up.

As it stands now, the Conservatives have three enemies: The Republican Party, the Democrat Party, and last but not least, themselves.


26 posted on 12/10/2010 10:36:22 AM PST by sport
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To: thesellout

Guess the GOP didn’t learn after all. Pity.


27 posted on 12/10/2010 10:37:56 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: hoosierham

This is one of the reasons that I am a man without a party. I refuse to choose between “stupid” or “evil” when it comes to casting my vote in any future elections.

If the Repubs think they can get my vote by sucking slightly less than Obumble then they are severely mistaken and did not learn a damn thing from the mid-term election.

There are hundreds of ways the GOP can screw up the 2012 election and a 3rd party will be the only option for me if they do not find their way soon.


28 posted on 12/10/2010 10:38:23 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: hoosierham

This is one of the reasons that I am a man without a party. I refuse to choose between “stupid” or “evil” when it comes to casting my vote in any future elections.

If the Repubs think they can get my vote by sucking slightly less than Obumble then they are severely mistaken and did not learn a damn thing from the mid-term election.

There are hundreds of ways the GOP can screw up the 2012 election and a 3rd party will be the only option for me if they do not find their way soon.


29 posted on 12/10/2010 10:38:54 AM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: thesellout; ExTexasRedhead; theothercheek; chicagolady; SoCalPol; Alamo-Girl; massgopguy; ...
Question 1: Do the incoming freshmen get to vote on committee chairmanships in the new Congress? (Seems like the current GOP leadership is dictating these assignments and no one else in the GOP caucus is getting any input.)

Question 2: I've heard somewhere (Rush Limbaugh, perhaps) that some worthwhile possibilities for committee chairmanships in the new Congress were eliminated from consideration because of "term limits." This is the first I've heard of "term limits" in this context. Can someone please explain how "term limits" may apply here?

30 posted on 12/10/2010 11:02:02 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: thesellout

As they say, “Only Nixon could go to China.”

And now look at the mess we’re in!


31 posted on 12/10/2010 11:07:13 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Michael Barnes

Ugh, don’t remind me of that witch! That’s why we can’t let it be close. Going the indy route didn’t work out for Crist too well so I guess it’s race by race. It’s either try to win the primary with real conservatives or let the Republican establishment (Cornyn, McConnell, et al) pick which RINO we get to vote for in the Fall.


32 posted on 12/10/2010 11:25:34 AM PST by Reagan is King
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To: ExTexasRedhead

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.


Boehner is a Rino. He has a long track record of being a Rino. He is just doing what comes naturally to him.

Rinos do not care about the voters. They do not mind being the minority party and their other party being a majority party. It’s all progress to them.


33 posted on 12/10/2010 11:53:32 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: thesellout

Porcine Milk Apples for the “new” Revolutionary Vanguard Elite?

Same ol’ same ol’...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2640699/posts?page=68#68

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Ba’al
—The Who?


34 posted on 12/10/2010 12:00:53 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: DManA

Watch Wisconsin, we completely switched from liberal to conservative, in a dramatic fashion. The Gov elect suggested neutering the state SEIU. The libs heads are exploding already and the new government isn’t even sworn in. We’ve just killed the cow-speed Chicago pork barrel rail line. Seriously, we’ve been dying here for years, and finally beat the Milwaukee/Madison liberal cabal.

THE LIBS ARE GOING BALLISTIC.

Everything that’s happening nationally is happening here locally. We’ve been living in a double hell these past two years.

We beat it back. Only fighting one fight will be paradise.


35 posted on 12/10/2010 12:32:03 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: thesellout

Stupid is as stupid does.


36 posted on 12/10/2010 12:37:20 PM PST by McGruff
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To: SaraJohnson

Boehner needs to be voted out of the Speaker’s position. How does that happen?


37 posted on 12/10/2010 12:41:34 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Someone has to run against him. They take a vote at the beginning at the new congress for speaker. Boehner’s position is not guaranteed until he’s voted in. Someone, perhaps a Paul Ryan type guy puts his hat in, lobbies his colleagues for their vote. Then there’s a vote. It’s kind of like a homecoming queen or class president vote.

I don’t know how it is to kick a sitting speaker out. Perhaps someone can add that.


38 posted on 12/10/2010 12:50:11 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance; gonzo; SouthTexas; SkyPilot; freekitty; T.L.Sink; jesseam; MamaDearest; ...

We DESPERATELY need a DeMint-style leader in the House. Boehner is pathetically weak, IMO. Where’s George Patton when we need him?

Anyone with connections in the House, use them now to find a true leader to replace Boehner.


39 posted on 12/10/2010 1:14:25 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Indy Pendance; gonzo; SouthTexas; SkyPilot; freekitty; T.L.Sink; jesseam; MamaDearest; ...

We DESPERATELY need a DeMint-style leader in the House. Boehner is pathetically weak; no spine, no guts, no cajones, IMO.


40 posted on 12/10/2010 1:16:00 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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