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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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To: xzins
The 3rd parties were absolutely inept this past election cycle.

No 3rd party candidate will never amount to anything. The Republicans and Democrats collude in every state to prevent 3rd parties from succeeding. Ron Paul's first run for the Presidency was on the Libertarian ticket. What he discovered was that every single penny collected from campaign donations had to be spent fighting legal hurdles just to get on the ballot. And he had to fight these battles in every state individually. That left no money to actually campaign with. The system is rigged against 3rd parties and until that changes 3rd parties won't matter.

21 posted on 12/03/2012 4:54:00 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: SeeSharp

I guess we’ll just have to start picking off individual house seats with 3rd party candidates and the GOP will be forced to clean up their act or lose.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 4:57:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MrShoop; All
Rep Schweikert is brilliant when it comes to fiscal issues. Visit his website. He will have you learning more than you ever thought possible about spending in DC.
23 posted on 12/03/2012 5:10:57 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: xzins
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?

I believe it to mean that while he is in their committee meetings, his ideas of conservative policy are different/oppositve of Boehner's people in there - he is opposing what they want. They don't want to deal with his dissention, so they are dumping him.

24 posted on 12/03/2012 5:11:35 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today.)
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To: MrShoop
Politico not being specific about which votes were at issue?

Hmmm. My guess is that Politico's objective is to divide the GOP again. From the reaction to this MSM article on this thread I see the tactic works once again.

25 posted on 12/03/2012 5:12:14 PM PST by what's up
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To: MrShoop

Mark Levin railed against this today.


26 posted on 12/03/2012 5:37:56 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: what's up

Or we can just say that Mr. Speaker was the one to help give the dems and the media an issue to divide. He worked so well when passing those changes in resolution(12, 15, and 16) at the convention over what was clearly a 50/50 yea/nay voice vote. When corruption runs deep in our own leadership, lets keep the blame where it belongs. The left will always be thuggish, we don’t need them in this party as well and yet it is being excused.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 5:40:04 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Tell him to continue to be a thorn in the GOP’s side for the conservatives in this country.


28 posted on 12/03/2012 5:44:26 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves")
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Tell him to continue to be a thorn in the GOP’s side for the conservatives in this country.


29 posted on 12/03/2012 5:44:34 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves")
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To: what's up
"Politico not being specific about which votes were at issue?"

Are you saying Schweikert may have peed on Boehner's shoes and that was the reason for the ouster? Rep. Schweikert seems to be a loose cannon with the pragmatics, so his convictions need to be stripped.

This should clue you in:

Should it become apparent that you are choosing sides on behalf of Rep. Quayle, the Club for Growth PAC will consider it necessary to intervene on behalf of Rep. Schweikert," Chocola writes. "As is our practice, if the Club's PAC entered this primary, it is highly likely that our 75,000 members would donate considerably more funds to Rep. Schweikert's campaign than the Republican House leadership would contribute to Rep. Quayle's campaign.

It is our preference to remain on the sidelines of the Arizona race, as both candidates have fine records. However, we will not sit back and allow House Republican leaders to invest resources with impunity against an incumbent fiscal conservative like Rep. David Schweikert. Rep. Schweikert stands for the principles of economic freedom even when members of his own party pressure him to do otherwise. If those same Republican leaders attempt to defeat him, the Club for Growth PAC will vigorously come to his defense.


http://www.clubforgrowth.org/assets/files/FinalAZ06Letter.pdf

Your boy Boehner, who you routinely defend, is just showing his true "moderate" colors and sad his pony lost, would rather him just cry it out than take it out on Schweikert's position).
30 posted on 12/03/2012 5:58:03 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi
Are you saying Schweikert may have peed on Boehner's shoes and that was the reason for the ouster?

No, I'm not saying that.

/rolling eyes upward.

31 posted on 12/03/2012 6:13:24 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
Then what's up (Sorry the pun)? Boehner really does not like Schweikert for some reason.
32 posted on 12/03/2012 6:38:49 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi
My point is...Politico does not give the "some reason".

They are content to throw junk out there with no real facts knowing whatever they say will divide the GOP.

33 posted on 12/03/2012 6:43:52 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
Seems the only one doing the dividing is Boehner, unless you think Schweikert was not booted. From the Club for Growth letter, Boehner sure paid in full to see that Schweikert became “primaried”. Do you think Bush inc. pressured Boehner’s hand because Danny Boy's son lost?
34 posted on 12/03/2012 6:49:20 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: MrShoop

None of those committee assignment mean anything any way under Boehner, who will give away the store time and time again. Members shouldn’t worry about which useless committee they sit on.


35 posted on 12/03/2012 6:52:20 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: xzins
I’m fairly convinced another romney-type character will be foisted on us in 2016

It can only be done with the consent of inept Republican primary voters, and I think they call him "Jebbie", and Barbara says he's the one!

36 posted on 12/03/2012 6:57:28 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: what's up

What’s up, Huelskamp, Amash, and Schweikert gone. Do you see a pattern developing or are you really one of Boehner’s daughters?


37 posted on 12/03/2012 6:59:09 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: MrShoop

Too bad Boner can’t use the same strong arm tactics against the Democrats.


38 posted on 12/03/2012 6:59:35 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rollo tomasi

I believe the Bushes turned against Quayle when he tried to run in 1999 and had to back down for a lack of support. I think GHWB wishes he had never heard the name “Dan Quayle”.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 6:59:35 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

People in OH would never understand.


40 posted on 12/03/2012 7:01:04 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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