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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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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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To: ExTexasRedhead

Hal Rogers is an elderly Pork Barrel spender. I try to hope that he’ll spend one term as Chairman and decide to retire while on top.


51 posted on 12/10/2010 3:41:36 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: thesellout

2010 Contract from America

1) Protect the Constitution
2) Reject Cap & Trade
3) Demand a Balanced Budget
4) Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
5) Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government
6) End Runaway Government Spending
7) Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health Care
8) Pass an ‘All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy
9) Stop the Pork
10) Stop the Tax Hikes


52 posted on 12/10/2010 3:44:01 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks thesellout.

Conservatives Peeved After GOP Taps ‘Prince of Pork’ to Lead Spending Committee

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Conservatives Peeved After GOP Taps ‘Prince of Pork’ to Lard Spending Committee


53 posted on 12/10/2010 4:43:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("The proper study of mankind is man." (Alexander Pope, 'An Essay on Man', 1733))
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To: justiceseeker93

Whoops! Thanks justiceseeker93! Too many tabs open.


54 posted on 12/10/2010 4:44:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("The proper study of mankind is man." (Alexander Pope, 'An Essay on Man', 1733))
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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. Apparently, Boehner (and the rest of the gutless GOP)”

Don’t forget the other spineless, gutless wonder.... RINO-endorsing McConnell.


55 posted on 12/11/2010 10:08:59 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.


56 posted on 12/11/2010 10:10:34 AM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

For those who have not been following too closely, Chairmen only control committee decisions when a majority of the party members on the committee agree with him. Rogers was elected as chairman of this committee because they still use seniority as part of the selection process, and he wasn’t term limited out like past Chairman Jerry Lewis. meantime they added nine new GOPers to the committee, including anti-earmark hero Jeff Flake and four Tea Party freshmen. The other four are not known as supporters of earmarks. The meetings of the committee should make great C-SPAN viewing.


57 posted on 12/11/2010 10:31:28 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Thanks LCS!


58 posted on 12/11/2010 6:54:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: justiceseeker93

The GOP term limits committee chairs and ranking members at 3 terms. They can be granted a waiver to continue though.

I think the steering committee chooses the committee chairs not the conference at large.


59 posted on 12/12/2010 4:02:55 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: GourmetDan


The sole purpose of the Republican Party is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party. “

Thank you for a GREAT line!!


60 posted on 12/13/2010 12:43:59 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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