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Republican Rep. Rooney rips RSC
Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | MARIN COGAN

Posted on 07/29/2011 12:55:20 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

Republican Study Committee member Tom Rooney is circulating a stark letter calling out committee chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and accusing the group of threatening “not only the future of the RSC itself, but that of our hard fought majority.”

The tough letter comes a few days after an RSC staffer was caught trying to gin up conservative groups to target other Republicans who were leaning in favor of Speaker John Boehner’s deficit reduction bill.

Rooney’s letter to Jordan says that the incident, in which RSC staffers sent emails to conservative listservs urging them to pressure GOP lawmakers within the RSC, “serve only to showcase the intolerant, short-sighted perspective we believe has become pervasive within the RSC and its staff.”

The Rooney letter comes just days after a surreal scene in the GOP conference Wednesday, in which Republican members chanted “Fire him! Fire him!” at executive director Paul Teller and other staffers found sharing the emails.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gop; rino; rsc
This is war.
1 posted on 07/29/2011 12:55:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Funny thing about that hard fought majority. We give and we can take away. I didn’t fall into a depression over the corrupt losing their seats in 2006 and 2008 and if they want war I won’t experience a tinge of remorse if the public punishes the new crop for following the mannerisms of the last.


2 posted on 07/29/2011 12:58:50 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Politico. The Voice of the Enemy.

To be taken with the appropriate grain of salt...


3 posted on 07/29/2011 1:07:03 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Rooney doesn’t care much for the tea party after his brother Brian tried to carpetbag his way into Michigan’s 7th district and got flattened.

Unfortunately the guy we elected is saying that he’s leaning toward voting with Boehner because the bulk of his constituency is pushing him that way.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 1:09:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The RSC pressured members to vote against Boehner’s bill? No! Say it ain’t so! My God, cats and dogs living together. Jeez, so I guess the only person allowed to bring pressure is the Speaker? How dumb. Basically, it looks like you have two sides shaping up. Boehner and his socialists, versus Jordan and the freshman. I guess the question is whether there will be an open revolt in 2013. I’d love to see open warfare before then, but realistically, it will be the next Congress before we have a chance to dump Boehner. If he’s still the Speaker of a GOP House in 2013, we have very little chance of cutting government, no matter who controls the Presidency or the Senate.


5 posted on 07/29/2011 1:10:12 PM PDT by Big E
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Republican Study Committee member Tom Rooney

Always nice when a RINO outs himself. Who is going to challenge this moron in the primary?

6 posted on 07/29/2011 1:26:03 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: MNJohnnie

Yep...and maybe open up a new seat on the RSG.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 1:49:08 PM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: MNJohnnie

A “Revolution”, where you need to start by ‘clensing’ from within, was started in 2010, and will continue through 2012. Unfortunately, Boehner and the rest of his ‘clique’ grabbed the helm as ‘incumbent’ beneficiaries of the political victory in 2010. However, they did not represent, nor lead, in the efforts to gain such victory. THEY MUST BE REPLACED and “primaried” if necessary.


8 posted on 07/29/2011 1:52:35 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I heard on the radio (Rush?)very recently that the Republicans have threatened Jordan with the complete elimination of his representative area by gerrymandering. Just wow.


9 posted on 07/29/2011 1:57:27 PM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: BrewingFrog
Politico. The Voice of the Enemy.

It's also the voice of RINO backstabbers.

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

10 posted on 07/29/2011 2:08:02 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: RadiationRomeo
Payback may be coming for congressman's 'disloyalty'
11 posted on 07/29/2011 2:10:52 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Repiublicans ought to keep their disagreements under water. That includes the idiot John McCain.


12 posted on 07/29/2011 4:06:34 PM PDT by Gumdrop
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