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Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives from Powerful Committees UPDATE: Boehner Scoffs
Brietbart ^ | Monday December 3, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 12/03/2012 7:45:40 PM PST by Bigtigermike

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


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KEYWORDS: conservatives; establishment; gopcivilwar; gope; teaparty
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The GOP is indeed the 'loyal opposition' --- loyal opposition to conservatism. The Democrat-lite Party is in full force.
1 posted on 12/03/2012 7:45:52 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
No, no, this can't be true. I learned right here on FR that Boner et al would be the guys that would hold Myth's feet to the fire.

They won't even stand up to 0.

I bet that cry baby sumofabich didn't shed any tears over this jackass move.

2 posted on 12/03/2012 7:49:38 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOP is no longer useful to any of us


3 posted on 12/03/2012 7:54:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

Why is it again that conservatives stay with the Republican Party?


4 posted on 12/03/2012 7:54:45 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Couldn’t they find a group of conservatives that is one more than the margin that GOP holds, and that group will threaten to not caucus with Republicans. Is Boehner willing to lose his position to Pelosi? (He might be)


5 posted on 12/03/2012 7:55:32 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Repeat Offender

Republicans (meaning Establishment) are all about “talking the talk”. They are not going to do anything serious but go along to get along with the Dems. I gave up when i realized that nobody is going to jail over F&F and I doubt that anything will happen in the end with Benghazi or the other scandals and they will cave in to Obama with the fiscal cliff, oh I’m sure there will more hearings and make threats about how serious they are on the Sunday Morning shows but its all a show


6 posted on 12/03/2012 7:56:52 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Whig Party gone wild.


7 posted on 12/03/2012 7:58:15 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Will someone please explain why we “need” two Democratic parties?


8 posted on 12/03/2012 8:00:04 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Bigtigermike

I bet Boehner and most of these people wanted Obama to win.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 8:00:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Bigtigermike

Good. Let Boner own this.


10 posted on 12/03/2012 8:00:53 PM PST by Texas Eagle (1)
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To: ReformationFan

Check the other thread. A few seem bent on doing that very thing.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2965339/posts?page=65


11 posted on 12/03/2012 8:01:04 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: nickcarraway

Boehner has a picture of Obama on the table next to his bed. He cries over it every night


12 posted on 12/03/2012 8:03:27 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

NAB the ineligible fraudster NOW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgBbc0h12Hw


13 posted on 12/03/2012 8:05:52 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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The Conservatives in the House should mobilize to remove this actor from his leadership position.


14 posted on 12/03/2012 8:06:20 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Why is it again that conservatives stay with the Republican Party?

Because our GOPe significant others really do love us, really don't mean it when they beat us senseless and we just KNOW we can change them. Now, back to the abused spouse shelter and another ice pack for that nasty "slip and fall" bruise... /s

15 posted on 12/03/2012 8:08:22 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

So - what can “we” do? I get flamed mercilessly when I suggest its time for the TEA Party/Conservatives to join forces with the real Libertarians (not the idiot dope-head libertarians) and leave the GOP.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 8:08:57 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Collect those demoted names!

The GOPe is consolidating itself, and throwing out those conservatives who don’t fit THEIR program. Well, fine!

We need a new party, built on the bones of the Republicans. They’re just making it easier for us to recruit conservatives to the new GOD AND COUNTRY Party.


17 posted on 12/03/2012 8:12:40 PM PST by DNME (Our awkward stage: Too late to work within the system; too soon to shoot the bastards. -- C. Wolfe)
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To: TheBattman

You accept that some people like lying to themselves and just keep doing what you know is right. You know, keeping the ‘principle’ and living it/them, just as they told us not to do.

Because we see how well their abandonment of conservatism worked for them a month ago. This is their attempt to save the face they threw away.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 8:12:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: nickcarraway

Bonehead is the head of the Lobbyist party and nothing else !
Boner got put onto power due to lobbyists and stays in power thanks to them !
All his henchman like Cantor and sadly Ryan !


19 posted on 12/03/2012 8:13:21 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Bigtigermike; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE :”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.

Republican civil war ping!

I assume this is for next years surrender to Obama on taxes.

20 posted on 12/03/2012 8:17:47 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems want to win.The GOP wants to whine. Why dont they fight to win like Dems do?)
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To: TADSLOS

lol.

great answer


21 posted on 12/03/2012 8:17:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

I truly have come to hate this DC Hack Rino, Bonehead.


22 posted on 12/03/2012 8:20:52 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Bigtigermike

Since there is no difference between the democrat party and the republican party, these guys should just switch parties. Then they could vote out Boehner.

Screw the GOP and the horse they rode in on.


23 posted on 12/03/2012 8:37:36 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Bigtigermike

any doubts about who the ‘enemies within’ are?

The Gop needs a good enema.


24 posted on 12/03/2012 8:38:43 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I disagree. The GOP needs to be UNDER a good enema.


25 posted on 12/03/2012 8:48:07 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Gene Eric
The Conservatives in the House should mobilize to remove this actor from his leadership position.

The next Speaker of the House will be chosen shortly. Why doesn't the whole conservative grass roots movement get behind an effort to replace Boner with Paul Ryan?

26 posted on 12/03/2012 8:49:42 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Fiji Hill

>> Why doesn’t the whole conservative grass roots movement get behind an effort to replace Boner with Paul Ryan?

Agreed, but not sure how that ball gets rolling.


27 posted on 12/03/2012 8:54:33 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Bigtigermike
They are not going to do anything serious but go along to get along with the Dems.

I've come to the conclusion that total economic collapse is inevitable. On the plus side, Eastern Europe emerged rapidly from the ruins of communism. A quick collapse, with a default on the debt, could force a return to the economic "state of nature" --a market economy.

OTOH, the collapse could be blamed on "capitalism." That thought keeps me up at night.

28 posted on 12/03/2012 8:55:15 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: All
Newt Gingrich for Speaker!!

29 posted on 12/03/2012 8:58:24 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Fiji Hill

Many conservatives are still connected to the umbilical cord of the GOP as far as money and access in and out of the corridors of Congress...it’s fear that’s keeping them in line somewhat. Not all of them of course but many


30 posted on 12/03/2012 8:58:32 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The collapse will be blamed on capitalism by the media and Democrat Party.. And a majority of those in the United States [I do not refer to obama voters as Americans] will believe them.


31 posted on 12/03/2012 9:00:12 PM PST by sport
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To: sport
And a majority of those in the United States [I do not refer to obama voters as Americans] will believe them.

I'm banking on the fact that without Uncle Sugar around to feed them, they'll starve off.

32 posted on 12/03/2012 9:22:47 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Repeat Offender
"I learned right here on FR that Boner et al would be the guys that would hold Myth's feet to the fire."

I think you would be very hard pressed to find even a few, if any freepers, that would not want to see Boner replaced as Speaker.

As far as the "et al" There are some in the party who are conservative, that are not lock step with the establishment, that is what this article is about.

33 posted on 12/03/2012 9:27:27 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Bigtigermike

They ALL need to go to hell in a handbasket and I for one would love to help them get there. Useless POS!


34 posted on 12/03/2012 9:39:24 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Bigtigermike
The blubbering Mister Boehner (who, don't forget, already gave the Dems 500 billion in defense cuts ) should change his name to...

...Arlen.

.

35 posted on 12/03/2012 9:43:37 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: GeronL

I agree with you.

The GOP is destined to be a declining party and will lose the next presidential election.


36 posted on 12/03/2012 9:55:32 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: DNME

I’m convinced they are more concerned with their chairs and committees than they are at saving this country.++

Mark mentioned this on tonight’s show. Boenher, Cantor and the other guy - don’t know his name - but he’s third in command - need to be primaried. Guess ole Bonehead wants to lose control of the House again??? Sounds like it -he’s such a useless tool.


37 posted on 12/03/2012 10:10:30 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: gunsequalfreedom

yep

if they think they can win with moderates and crybabies who bow to Obama

well, they are the worst kinds of fools


38 posted on 12/03/2012 10:13:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yes, Republians in the DC bubble who think they haven’t been liberal enough always win elections, right? Move government out of DC, do everything by teleconferencing from their home constituencies. Keep people out of the bubble.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 10:32:35 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: Repeat Offender

“I learned right here on FR that Boner et al would be the guys that would hold Myth’s feet to the fire. They won’t even stand up to 0.”

Boehner and others see the low GOP turnout this year as an indication that the GOP base is not as anti-Obama as they previously thought.

You can expect the house to start rubber stamping the Obama agenda from now on. The tea party is dead and may not recover.

This is what the people who didn’t vote will get for their ‘principled stand’. They have turned the country over to the socialists. If you think things couldn’t possibly get any worse, just wait.


40 posted on 12/04/2012 3:58:50 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Bigtigermike

Aw, and I had so much fun ridiculing his name during the last sex scandal.


41 posted on 12/04/2012 4:08:21 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Bigtigermike
And this is exactly why 2 million voters did not go to the polls on election day.

Glenn Beck yesterday was talking about how 0bama winning was not due to voter fraud as it was a meme they heard over and over at many of the book signings.

For all the Glenn Beck ‘reveals’ at times his naivette is astounding. Yes, the democrats had voter fraud, but the GOP threw the election.

Yes, there is a purge going on. They must shutdown the voice of the people within their own ranks....if they won’t toe the line.

Hitler did it, Stalin did it, Mao did it...right now it is committees, later the party itself, and then they ...if they are still around speaking of freedom, liberty, and constitution...death.

You think Allen West’s election and vote fraud was all about the democrats cheating? Think again.

Make no mistake about how I feel about this. Partyline voting got us into this mess. Partyline voting because that’s what the GOP-e said to do. Blame those 2 million voters who didn’t go to the polls to vote for Mitt...those brave hearts that condemned our nation to a living hell did us a favor.

It will strip away the mask of the GOP and reveal the treason in our own house.

42 posted on 12/04/2012 4:12:29 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Bigtigermike
And this is exactly why 2 million voters did not go to the polls on election day.

Glenn Beck yesterday was talking about how 0bama winning was not due to voter fraud as it was a meme they heard over and over at many of the book signings.

For all the Glenn Beck ‘reveals’ at times his naivette is astounding. Yes, the democrats had voter fraud, but the GOP threw the election.

Yes, there is a purge going on. They must shutdown the voice of the people within their own ranks....if they won’t toe the line.

Hitler did it, Stalin did it, Mao did it...right now it is committees, later the party itself, and then they ...if they are still around speaking of freedom, liberty, and constitution...death.

You think Allen West’s election and vote fraud was all about the democrats cheating? Think again.

Make no mistake about how I feel about this. Partyline voting got us into this mess. Partyline voting because that’s what the GOP-e said to do. Blame those 2 million voters who didn’t go to the polls to vote for Mitt...those brave hearts that condemned our nation to a living hell did us a favor.

It will strip away the mask of the GOP and reveal the treason in our own house.

43 posted on 12/04/2012 4:12:29 AM PST by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH
Romney got more votes than any other Republican ever:
Actually, the GOP vote has been increasing for 20 years:
1996   Dole     37,816,307
2000   Bush     50,459,211
2004   Bush     59,130,092
2008   McCain   59,948,323
2012   Romney   60,265,579
It is inaccurate to use the PARTIAL returns from election night to compare to the FINAL results from other years.
44 posted on 12/04/2012 5:32:15 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: Bigtigermike

They should not vote for Boehner as Speaker and end this right now. The GOP thinks they have a party without the righties? One vote on just one day in January and the GOP is dead.


45 posted on 12/04/2012 5:33:40 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: sport

The important thing is to prevent a charismatic socialist leader from taking power.

Buy a gun, learn to shoot.


46 posted on 12/04/2012 5:44:08 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: wildandcrazyrussian

The problem with your numbers is that millions of independents who had voted for Obama in 2008 switched to Obama in 2012. Which means that millions of Republicans who voted for McCain in 2008 stayed home in 2008. In spite of the large swing in independent voters, Romney barely topped McCain’s mediocre effort from 2008. The GOP has a serious problem with its base and this purge of conservatives - including the disgraceful sell-out of Allan West - will ensure that the turnout of the base continues to erode.


47 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:12 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: littleharbour

i meant switched to Romney in 2012. Sorry


48 posted on 12/04/2012 5:46:50 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Bigtigermike

We no longer have a two party system, just one party with two branches. The parties have merged together so that you can’t tell any difference between them. Both have been in control of congress and the white house. Did either of them:

(1) Put Social Security in a separate interest drawing account, like it was when it was created?
(2) Pay any amount on the national debt?
(3) Reduce the size of government?

Etc., etc. etc.


49 posted on 12/04/2012 5:49:05 AM PST by Smorgasbord
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To: musicman

BTTT


50 posted on 12/04/2012 6:04:06 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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