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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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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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To: Mr. Jeeves

He’s my congressman too Jeeves. I’m glad he’s there in DC, and now I’m pissed at Bohner.


41 posted on 12/03/2012 7:11:01 PM PST by Greenpees (Coulda Shoulda Woulda)
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To: rollo tomasi
Seems the only one doing the dividing is Boehner

Oh, no. The lily-white MSM never divide do they?

Ah, the naivete of some.

42 posted on 12/03/2012 7:12:09 PM PST by what's up
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To: Theodore R.

Could be, but Boehner sure as hades did not want Schweikert winning that primary. Also I think GHWB was his own worst enemy in ‘92. Quayle did endorse Bush no.2 in 2000 though.


43 posted on 12/03/2012 7:16:26 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: xzins
Here's one crucial vote where he voted AGAINST Obama and the GOP leadership and voted FOR the American people:

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll690.xml

Here was the opportunity the GOP House had back in August 2011 to put an end to deficit spending by refusing to raise the debt ceiling. Obama asked for another $2.5 trillion. Schweikert said no. Boehner said yes. I'll take a Schweikert over a Boehner any day.

44 posted on 12/03/2012 7:16:35 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: what's up
Does the MSM control House committee assignments, lol. Are you saying

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/03/Boehner-GOP-leaders-purge-conservatives-from-powerful-House-committees

is MSM and that Boehner is powerless over "steering committees"?

Kevin Smith, we are not that gullible. Sorry for confusing you with Boehner's daughter. Your spinning has revealed yourself.
45 posted on 12/03/2012 7:22:06 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi
Are you saying

No.

/rolling eyes upward again.

Oh, and the "Boehner's daughter" phrase emphasizes yet again your naivete.

46 posted on 12/03/2012 7:24:25 PM PST by what's up
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To: Hoodat

bump


47 posted on 12/03/2012 7:30:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: what's up
Then what's up? You always never explain your master's actions or in-actions over the last 1 3/4 years when people criticize Boehner as Speaker. “It's all the MSMs fault, yada-yada-yada, you are naive” bull feces that is as empty as Jesus' tomb.

The only naivete on display are you and a gutless Speaker of the House who seems to apparently have no problem purging fiscal reserved Representatives from committeeships and making bad deals with democrats.

I will wait till all this settles before commenting again in hopes of some type of strategic maneuvering by the crybaby, but he better have something special up his sleeve besides cuts in the rate of growth and ending several tax deductions.

48 posted on 12/03/2012 7:40:39 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi
When you claim the MSM doesn't aim to divide...that Boehner is the only one dividing...that tells me all I need to know about you.

Naive AND gullible.

49 posted on 12/03/2012 7:42:55 PM PST by what's up
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To: xzins

:’)


50 posted on 12/03/2012 8:01:15 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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