Skip to comments.Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives from Powerful Committees
Posted on 12/03/2012 6:26:04 PM PST by Veritas_et_libertas
House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership have removed several conservative House members from their respective powerful committee positions, Breitbart News has learned.
Effective next Congress, leadership pulled Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert off committees from which they could exert conservative pressure on fiscal matters. Amash and Huelskamp were pulled from the Budget Committee and Schweikert from the Financial Services Committee.
Huelskamp, a freshman elected during the 2010 tea party wave, thinks the leadership move to pull him from the powerful committee is revenge for him standing up for conservatism. It is little wonder why Congress has a 16 percent approval rating: Americans send principled representatives to change Washington and get punished in return, Huelskamp said in a Monday night statement. The GOP leadership might think they have silenced conservatives, but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions. This is clearly a vindictive move, and a sure sign that the GOP Establishment cannot handle disagreement."
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It just keeps getting worse..
Anybody still wondering why we eneded up with Romney thanks to the GOP E.?
They are not Conservative. They are Democrat insurgents.
Time for a real 3rd party.
Whoever runs against Bonehead ...I’ll donate to.
Speaker Ryan... I like the sound of that.
The RINOs are exerting their power. I agree, it is time for another party as the RNC has been hijacked by zombies from the Democrat liberal side. We have been sold out.
More proof that GOPe is really just Demo-crap Lite.
Time to build up something from among the conservative splinter parties, perhaps. Let the pubbies and their handlers among the progressives dispense with the charade.
More GOP-E purging PING!
I’m ready for a third party.
The GOP has demonstrated over and over again they cannot be trusted with the conservative vote and only use conservatives for their own purposes. Once they have the conservative vote, then they bash us or ignore us.
If the conservatives band together into a third party, the GOP will have to come to us for our vote. If they chose NOT to come to us and we split the vote, it cannot be worse than it has been under Obama’s first term or will be under Obama’s next 4 years.
This is not going to end well for Boehner and the GOP-E in 2014, that is certain.
That’s OK GOP.
I will leave. As will most of the rest of the conservatives.
You know us. We are the ones who do most of the volunteer work and give most campaign donations...
Maybe the “moderates” will pick up the slack.
Please pay attention to the political history of ILL-ANNOY. It will be repeated in Washington. Same pattern of both parties conspiring to screw the poeple. Wake up people, we are SO screwed. A third party is sounding better, or possibly a coup in the GOP-e and boot the “-e”.
At the moment the GOP is self-immolating.
The last election may have been the final election the GOP can win, with its current agenda.
Buying foreign. Laying off Americans The works.
That has played out, and now 50% (and growing) of Americans are either liberal, or out of work. It will only get worse from here with the current GOP.
What we need is a break. A new party perhaps. Someone needs to lead it, then we can start and run with it.
American jobs. American growth. American strength.
Who will step up?
Anybody left that still thinks the GOP wants Conservatives? I sent a letter of resignation to the state GOP leader three weeks ago. This probably explains why he didn’t answer.
Are you ready for Speaker Pelosi II? Get used to it, because the GOP is going down in flames in 2014. Get the TEA Party rolling.
Interesting. Thanks for posting. “We’re All Socialists Now” ALERT!
GOP-e are fools who are fooling themselves.
`Free Republicans’ has a nice ring to it. The FNP.
The 2014 elections are a big concern. I loathe to imagine the presidency and both chambers of congress under the control of democrats.
No $$$ to these gop-e bums...ever.
In before the wave of Freeper GOP shills vowing to hold ‘feet to the fire’ and castigating any of us not bowing to the ‘only’ party ‘we’ MUST support....
I’m laughing at recalling all the GOP party hacks who lectured us (and some still do) - about how we need to work within the GOP and change it with Conservatism by “holding their feet to the fire”.
The GOP is as infiltrated with the enemy as the DNC is. It’s not just treason, it’s enemy collaboration. What Breitbart is reporting, is what many of us warned you all would happen immediately after the election: political purging of Conservatives. Tuesday at the RNC in August should have made that point clear, but too many cannot allow themselves to accept the truth. Conservatives are as despised and hated by the GOP Ruling Class as the MarxoFascists in the DNC hate us.
The GOP have become the Judenrat of our generation. Make NO MISTAKE. That is exactly what they are. They will carry out the extermination of Conservatism through the dictates of the MarxoFascists while posing as the party of opposition.
The GOP is no longer an opposing party to the MarxoFascists. They are a collaboration party that will assist the Democrats in purging Conservatives and conservatism from any voice in the country.
Also - we are PAST THE POINT of elections fixing the path we are on. The ballot box, if anyone was paying attention - is useless. It is only a mechanism to to create an illusion of choice and corral the masses to obedience of the behemoth state they will force us all to worship.
Most of us have no clue what time it really is.
I will (strongly) take issue with that.
The GOP is now the Democrat Party, except not quite so much.
Both are anti-American and sell out American workers.
To heck with that. Get American jobs growing, get the American economy strong, and stop selling out our nation.
BINGO. WE HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE NOW. THEIR CALIBRATION AFTER THE ELECTION RE: HISPANIC VOTE IS VERY TELLING HERE. IT SIMPLY DEFIES LOGIC. HOPE STEVE KING DOES NOT LOSE HIS CHAIR POSITION ON IMMIGRATION.....
They don’t care. It’s a global one world thingy.
Whats to take issue with? We agree.
But FR is lousy with GOP shills that blow a gasket at the mention of the obviously required new party. We need to rid ourselves of them or embrace the plantation. No other options.
I like the sound of president Ryan even better.
This is the year.
There is no future I see, in the current GOP. It is shrinking, and will eventually dissolve.
The coming election is the one.
Someone needs to get busy very soon. A whole lot of us are ready for something different.
I’m for Palin, but I would accept someone else.
But I’m about fed up with the GOP.
Time for primaries.
Apparently the Rino purge of ‘08 wasn’t good enough to convince these losers who runs this republic!
Time to give them what they earned with their lack of respect and honesty.
2014 should be another purge like 2008 but with more graphic video!
There has to be a reshuffle, and a "new deal" so to speak.
I’m with you 100%.
But whatever happens... NO GOP LOYALISTS and NO SUDDEN CONVERTS.
The tea party was torpedoed when GOP ‘names’ walked in and claimed leadership roles.
Or we accept them and the process gets coopted from day 1. Hard truth folks. And totally correct.
You’re right. The GOP are posers.
It will take nothing less than a modern day William Wallace (and all that implies) to bring about the change we need.
But don’t mind me, I’m sure I do not know of what I speak. /S
No, it's time for real primary challenges by people who know how to actually campaign.
Members who are able to raise lots of money for the party do not become victims of this kind of revenge.
There are two kinds of Republicans, Federal Republicans and State Republicans. At the state level conservative Republicans are doing just fine. Our war is with the poofy haired Federal Republicans.
How many Tea Party folks are isolationists and want legal dope? I wonder who the dumb ass was that thought THAT choice up!
It seems like it is now! Bonehead has to go.
And elect them to what? Positions of no power in the GOP?
Take off the rose colored glasses.
The election cycle for 2014 is already in play. The President knows that, and most of this whole scripted budget game is for the 2014 Congress/Senate. Go look at the Presidential campaign speeches which continue on....even into this week. We are on a 365-day cycle now, campaign is a full-time profession/job, even for MSNBC.
Time to purge the herd.
If, if, and if. "If" has been talking about happening every election since forever. Third parties always fail. They have and they will.
Marco Rubio said it best. If you don't like the establishment then pick a better establishment. The best weapon we have are primaries. I've used them to toss out incumbents. Really bad ones.
Boehner needs a primary.
There is no fiscal cliff. Remember the $1 Trillion is over 10 years or $100 billion per year. That is less than 3 tenths of one percent of the sum of the continuing resolutions passed off as a budget (which is something the Democrats avoid like the plague since they have to vote on it and that leaves a paper trail).
Someone needs to tell the MSM that the Democrats on the Super Committee DID NOT COMPROMISE and now it is time for the Republicans to return the favor. The Republicans just need to walk away. The fact that Boehner was the first to open his stupid pie hole and offer revenue means he is trying to find a way to give his imperial majesty Comrade El Presidente Caliph Sheik Obama the First everything he wants.
Had the elitist Establishment Republican wing of the ruling political class had any courage, any intestinal fortitude, a malignant gonad between the lot of them, and refused extending unemployment and generally funding the welfare state, the past election would have been far different and this radical Commie wannabe, Islamic ass kisser of a President would have been been put on the trash heap of history along with the other tin horn dictators in the garbage bin of history.
Not the first time that Divine Revelation came from a donkey.
It will continue until the Tea Party's insurgency get's even stronger and finds some US Senate candidates and POTUS candidates for the next several elections.
The guy with all the no-new-taxes pledges (Grover Norquist) already has predicted a mighty surge in Tea Party activity and that would be wonderful as it's the only thing that strikes abject FEAR into the MSM, the GOPe and the Demonicrats!!!
No body's going to simply hand power back to the conservative people... They must sieze each day and the out of control Washington establishment!!!
They must prepare carefully, not only to campaign effectively, but to govern correctly to make the incremental reversal inevitable, inexorable and complete!!!
It seems like every other day there is a valid new evidence added to the argument in favor of dumping the GOP in favor of a third-party. I no longer even know what the hell the ‘point’ of the Republican Party’s existence is anymore. They run like mad from any hint of social conservatism; they show zero interest in fiscal restraint; they play the same ‘picking winners/losers’ game the Dems do albeit with their own cronies; the leadership is dying to push amnesty and pander to illegals; other than a somewhat more pronounced aversion to taxes, the GOP hardly seems much different than the Dem Party of a few years ago, before Obama’s near-total marxist immersion of it.
Can’t really justify any support of the GOP whatsoever anymore. Their values and ideology are no longer mine. Still boggles my mind that it has come to this, after exclusively supporting and voting for them all my life.
So you primary Bohner. Then what? The infrastructure is all GOP/lib. All those loyalists will do what? Work against the new blood to reinstall the old, that’s what. Att ANY cost.
Every aide, every secretary, all of it is used to and likes the old way. Do you seriously think that they will suddenly get religion? Seriously?
Lucky for me, I no longer have any Satellite or Cable TV service. I got so disgusted in August at the lamestream media (and Fox News' slide to the LEFT) along with a $100 DirecTV bill that I just cancelled it and said the hell with it.
We have an OTA (Over-The-Air) antenna up on my ham radio tower now, and a Roku device to stream whatever TV/Movies we want to watch over the internet.
My TV viewing is typically college football on Saturdays, and pro-football on Sundays. Aside from that, I watch the nightly news between 10:12 and 10:16 just to see the next day's weather and then turn the idiot box off.
Amazingly, I have more time for my hobbies (ham radio) and time with my kids. Funny how that works once you get rid of the idiot box.