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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

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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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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.

==

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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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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To: Indy Pendance

I am watching watching. It is inspiring.


41 posted on 12/10/2010 1:20:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: ExTexasRedhead

He is a perfect example why we need term limits.

I remember my kids (20 somethings) worried Sarah Palin would have been infected. It’s a creature of Washington. This needs to be stopped. That’s why I support a 2 term limit across the board for all (good enough for the president, good enough for the rest), and 4 year employment limit for all fed employees with no bonus benefits.

Kill it now, with an amendment.


42 posted on 12/10/2010 1:24:52 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: ExTexasRedhead

We didn’t vote for this.


43 posted on 12/10/2010 1:31:39 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DManA

I dont remember when it was but politics changed when politicians started bragging about how much money they could “bring back home.” Most citizens just want good government, not pork. The only ones interested are the ones who contribute maximum sums and expect pay back.

The same with the Senate, supposedly the august body that was above politics and would tamp down legislation passed by the House during the heat of the moment. Now even Senators campaign on doing “what is best” for their state rather than what is best for the nation.

It probably coincided with when it was discovered that people would actually pay for gimme caps and T shirts. If people would pay to advertise someone else’s product or business surely they wouldn’t mind paid-for politicians.


44 posted on 12/10/2010 1:53:26 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Lazamataz
They hope to wear us down. We voted SOME of them out, not a lot of progress yet, and we need to DOUBLE DOWN.

Everbody needs to go exempt on their withholding and then accidently ferget to pay any of their taxes come Aprell.

45 posted on 12/10/2010 1:55:47 PM PST by bigheadfred (STAND IN THE CLOSET AND SCREAM WITH ME)
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To: thesellout
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me for 60 years ...

I have zero sympathy for anyone who would be surprised by this.

Get ready to practice talking about how “Presidential” Romney looks, you poor sheep. That's all you're ever going to get from the GOP.

46 posted on 12/10/2010 2:15:05 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: DManA

It’s so liberating knowing we have a conservative government less than a month away. We’ve been hurting so bad here for 8 years. And doing what we did here, we CAN duplicate it nationwide! It’s almost as if Mass went red. That’s how BIG this is.


47 posted on 12/10/2010 2:49:32 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

Give us some credit too. I considered Oberstar’s seat the safest in the US. Go Chip!!


48 posted on 12/10/2010 2:54:30 PM PST by DManA
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To: hoosierham
Business as usual

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49 posted on 12/10/2010 3:11:32 PM PST by GunsAndBibles
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To: thesellout

The mid-terms sent a clear message but they aren’t listening and don’t give a hoot.

A Contract from America was just signed and what do we get… Stimulus II

This is BS


50 posted on 12/10/2010 3:26:02 PM PST by Java4Jay
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