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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: 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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To: what's up
What's up, apparently you have been ignoring the subject throughout THIS thread, Boehner.

Sure the MSM likes to divide and conquer, but last I saw the MSM does not have at least 4 votes in the Republican HOR Steering Committee like Boehner has.

You can't get this through your love feast with John “Can't do no wrong its all the MSM’s fault” Boehner for some reason; seek help or just open your eyes, one of the two please.

51 posted on 12/03/2012 8:02:04 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: what's up

Granted, the MSM are unreliable, but that doesn’t mean you can just dismiss every story by saying MSM, MSM, MSM. I was going to provide you with the link to the Breitbart report but rollo tomasi thoughtfully beat me to it. Here it is again for convenience:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/03/Boehner-GOP-leaders-purge-conservatives-from-powerful-House-committees

Aside from mistrust of the MSM, is there a good-faith basis for believing that this report of Boehner’s action is false? If the story is true, then it’s not the MSM seeking to divide the GOP — it’s Boehner taking an inherently divisive action and the media (mainstream and conservative) reporting it.

If Boehner doesn’t want the liberal media gleefully reporting on intra-party purges, then he shouldn’t COMMIT intra-party purges.


52 posted on 12/03/2012 11:35:52 PM PST by Eagle Forgotten
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To: MrShoop

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53 posted on 12/03/2012 11:47:08 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: MrShoop

They fight us harder than they fight liberal Dems. :(:(:(:(:(


54 posted on 12/04/2012 12:22:09 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: what's up

The GOP is doing a fine job of dividing all by itself.


55 posted on 12/04/2012 7:34:10 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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