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David Schweikert booted from financial panel
Politico ^ | 12/3/2012 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN

Posted on 12/03/2012 4:01:42 PM PST by MrShoop

Rep. David Schweikert has been removed from his seat on the House Financial Services Committee, and aides to the Arizona Republican claim the move was retaliation for voting against House GOP leaders too often.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other top Republicans were huddled in a Steering Committee meeting on Monday. That panel, which is controlled in large part by Boehner, decides who sits on the various House committees.

“This morning Congressman Schweikert learned there was a price to be paid for voting based on principle. That price was the removal from the House Financial Services Committee,” said Rachel Semmel, Schweikert’s spokesman in a statement to POLITICO. “We are obviously disappointed that Leadership chose to take this course, but Rep. Schweikert remains committed to fighting for the conservative principles that brought him here.”
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: Arizona; US: Michigan; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: arizona; az; boehner; davidschweikert; michigan; ohio; rino; schweikert; teaparty
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argh - guess we are fighting a two front war..
1 posted on 12/03/2012 4:01:54 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: MrShoop

Too bad Boehner is not that forceful against the opposing party.


2 posted on 12/03/2012 4:04:09 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: MrShoop
the move was retaliation for voting against House GOP leaders too often.

Part of the problem is that congressmen go to DC expecting to represent their constituents only to find that they're supposed to do what the party demands.
3 posted on 12/03/2012 4:06:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MrShoop

Schweikert is my Congressman - a good guy in a safe seat. He is going to be there annoying the GOPe for a long time to come.


4 posted on 12/03/2012 4:06:37 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Thank him for me!


5 posted on 12/03/2012 4:12:03 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: MrShoop

The GOP doesn’t want conservative support as far as I can see.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 4:13:06 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MrShoop

Perhaps Congressman Schweikert could be persuaded to cast a dissenting vote for Speaker next month.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 4:15:41 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
He is going to be there annoying the GOPe for a long time to come.

We need a lot more like him.

8 posted on 12/03/2012 4:17:18 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not real clear about his voting. When he votes against Boehner and the republicans, does that mean he is voting WITH the democrats?

Honest question, cc. No arguing intended.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 4:18:41 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: MrShoop

There will be an accounting . . . one way or another.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 4:19:48 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: xzins

Could be a simple matter of voting against both parties and representing his constituents.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 4:21:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MrShoop

Probably the best way to send a message to Boehner is through his home district in Ohio. Since nobody can challenge him in the primary, yet, the best bet would be to deconstruct him in his district.

This would be with a slow and steady drumbeat of his failings through some local media. The idea is to overload his constituents with a million negative things, to the point where the mere mention of his name makes them wince.

This takes a toll on politicians, as word will leak back to him, and he will likely try to suppress it, and won’t be able to.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 4:23:20 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: cripplecreek

The mindset that forced many conservatives to support Mitt Romney against their best intentions has had the side effect of putting rockefeller republicans front and center.

Their worst fear is resulting in their party stumbling still in Romney’s direction.

It’s so sad, and I’m not hopeful at all of any 3rd party challenge. The 3rd parties were absolutely inept this past election cycle.

I’m fairly convinced another romney-type character will be foisted on us in 2016.


13 posted on 12/03/2012 4:26:59 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’ve set a goal of destroying bad state legislators before they get the idea of going to Washington.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 4:28:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: xzins

On close votes, he’s been voting against Boehner on conservative principles when Boehner needs a vote to close a deal with the liberal Democrats. Really, conservatives are considered more of an enemy to the Boehners of the world than are liberals.

McCain is another case study: He fights, and spends more political ad money against conservative challengers to his power than he does against the Dems.


15 posted on 12/03/2012 4:29:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: xzins
(IOW, it's Boehner who wants to vote with the Dems.)
16 posted on 12/03/2012 4:30:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: xzins
The mindset that forced many conservatives to support Mitt Romney against their best intentions has had the side effect of putting rockefeller republicans front and center.

The feeling of moderate empowerment was exactly what I was most afraid of. Obviously my fears weren't unfounded.
17 posted on 12/03/2012 4:30:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MrShoop

The GOP-E’s House purge is now on....


18 posted on 12/03/2012 4:33:42 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Cyber Liberty

The 2008 bailout fight was a good example of good republicans voting against both parties. My congressman voted against it and was stripped of money in the final weeks of the campaign and lost by 2%. The democrat that replaced him voted for Obamacare.

In 2010 we sent my congressman back to Washington and reelected him by a wide margin in 2012.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 4:35:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’m in Ohio’s 2nd and Boehner is in the 1st. I grew up, however, in what is the 1st. It is primarily a conservative Catholic region, middle class, and German heritage to a large degree. I don’t expect them to be radically tea party, since they’re not radically anything, and I wouldn’t expect an anti-Boehner campaign to have much effect.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 4:40:17 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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