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I am Thankful for John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy
Red State ^ | 12/4/2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 12/04/2012 12:52:35 PM PST by IbJensen

Not quite two weeks removed from Thanksgiving, it is worth giving thanks to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy. I really am thankful for them.

Yesterday the three of them purged fiscal conservatives from committees as punishment for being authentically fiscal conservatives. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina was put on the Financial Services Committee to show fiscal conservatism had nothing to do with removing Congressmen Justin Amash and David Schweikert, but that just causes me to question Mick Mulvaney’s conservative bona fides now.

Congressmen Schweikert, Amash, and Congressman Tim Huelskamp now removed from the Budget Committee, have been punished for daring to defy John Boehner during the debt ceiling fight, etc. They pointed out what would happen with John Boehner’s deal. They were the Cassandras of the fiscal cliff, predicting we’d be exactly where we are and they voted against getting us here.

They have now been punished.

On the same day John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy punished fiscal conservatives for standing up for their convictions, they sold out their own convictions by agreeing to raise taxes by $800 billion. They intend to seem reasonable to the press in negotiations with the White House. They’re going through an elaborate kabuki dance, but they’ll get blamed nonetheless.

Pointing their fingers as fiscal conservatives now punished, casting them out as scape goats, will do nothing to woo the media or the White House, but we should be thankful. We should absolutely be thankful for these three men.

As the sun rises this morning we can look at John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy and know the opposition is not just across the aisle, but in charge of our own side in the House of Representatives. All the time and energy I would otherwise have to spend to convince conservatives that these gentlemen would be a problem for the GOP has been spared. They’ve proven it themselves.

And now is a time for choosing for Congressman Scalise. He said he wanted to work with leadership. He said he wanted to move closer. Leadership has now signaled that it has no interest in working with conservatives without compromising not just tactics, but principles.

If Congressman Scalise sells out conservatives in the House to work with House leadership who’ve just sold out their own principles in the name of looking reasonable, conservatives will need to find a new home outside the Republican Study Committee.

In the meantime, Freedomworks, Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth, Heritage Action for America, Madison Project, Concerned Women of America, Susan B. Anthony, Gun Owners of America, etc. etc. etc. must start working hard immediately to find quality candidates to challenge incumbent Republicans. These three men and Karl Rove over at Crossroads are going to work hard to stop conservatives though.

Conservatives must seek retribution or become the paper tiger John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy just declared them to be.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
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I've given up on the Republican leadership, who it now appears would rather again go on record supporting a stupid compromise with that would result in more of the same with Republican caucus votes than just saying enough is enough, let this newest step in the wrong direction pass with Democrat votes only. Time for the shotgun (a figure of speech, all you "gotcha" people) approach. Primary everybody. From the Speaker on down.

Judge Napolitano for president. Impeach Bronco Obama the psychotic phony!

1 posted on 12/04/2012 12:52:39 PM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Republican leadership??? WHAT Republican leadership?


2 posted on 12/04/2012 12:56:30 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Exactly. There is no GOP leadership. Only the fraternal order of DC Hacks.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 1:00:43 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: IbJensen

If Republicans are going to abandon conservative principles by becoming more like Democrats what’s the point? If I wanted to adopt those ideas and values I would have just voted for them back in November. For the first time in my life I’m not totally opposed to saying screw both of these parties.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 1:01:19 PM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: IbJensen
That's all for the Elephant Party, folks. It's extinct.

Now, what should the new Conservative symbol be? Eagle, Grizzly Bear, Husky? (The Bull Moose failed in the early 1900s).

5 posted on 12/04/2012 1:03:29 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: IbJensen

We must find a “new home” outside the Republican Party.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 1:06:59 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: rfp1234

Mongoose.


7 posted on 12/04/2012 1:08:24 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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We see this over and over again, the GOPe redistricted A West district, they keep undermining conservative Presidental primary candidates in favor of loser RINO’s, they stabbed Palin during the campaign in 08 when they saw how popular she was becoming.

The GOPe are the enemy also.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 1:11:03 PM PST by Leto
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To: rfp1234

A wolverine.

9 posted on 12/04/2012 1:13:24 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

For the first time in my life I’m not totally opposed to saying screw both of these parties....can’t think of a better time to start organizing the replacement party....we’re wastin’ our time in the GOP-e


10 posted on 12/04/2012 1:14:15 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: IbJensen

Does this have anything to do with Armey leaving FW?


11 posted on 12/04/2012 1:15:45 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: rfp1234

A bear holding a shark!


12 posted on 12/04/2012 1:18:04 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: IbJensen
I have as much confidence that John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy will do the right thing for conservatives as would Reid, Pelosi or Obobo himself.
The Republican party, as structured, is not conservative and does not favor conservatism, that's just a fact.
13 posted on 12/04/2012 1:21:07 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: IbJensen

How do we contact GOP leadership to let them know we’re less than thrilled with this attack on conservative members?


14 posted on 12/04/2012 1:34:33 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: steerpike100

Call their office. Send them a fax. Emails are too easily erased.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 1:35:34 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen; chris37
Conservatives must seek a separation from the GOP itself if liberty is to survive in any fashion.

The GOP is the Judenrat to the MarxoFascists in power. Anyone who doesn't see and understand that is hopelessly lost to a virulent form of cognitive dissonance - the one that holds on and deliberately ignores the truth because it's too painful to accept.

Conservatives must think beyond just Third Party. They need to start thinking and eventually acting like the Wolverines chris37 suggested as a new mascot.

We're under enemy occupation folks. We better wake up and recognize that.

At best the GOP is like the Mayor of Calument - collaborating with the invaders so he can keep his symbolic position and have a seat at the table of power. At minimum, they are the Judenrat for the enemy.

They' are already helping the MarxoFascists annihilate Conservative voices and rendering us extinct in national politics. If history repeats - those same Collaborators will help criminalize Obama's political enemies and stand there pretending to be shocked when the very people they helped the enemy war against, are rounded up and disposed of.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 1:57:34 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rfp1234

I would go with the Grizzly; even if we lose, we still get to maul the hell out of them.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 2:40:39 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: steerpike100

I just called my congressman’s office and got a slightly different story about why they were removed.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 2:41:59 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: IbJensen

The GOP has become my second least favorite significant party. It is now clear that even the Libertarian party is more honest and true to its principles and consistent with the constitution. I’m not shilling for Libertarians but it does show how far the GOP has fallen.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 2:55:54 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Care to share the story?


20 posted on 12/04/2012 3:18:53 PM PST by cblue55 (The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.)
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To: rfp1234

In honor of Sarah and my old Boy Scout patrol... Barracuda!


21 posted on 12/04/2012 3:21:31 PM PST by Unc1e_Ivan (People sleep peaceably at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.)
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To: cblue55

After doing a little googling, this story is not inconsistent with what I was told. Frankly, after all the trouble the Ron Paul faction has caused here in Iowa, I’m somewhat sympathetic to the position of getting rid of them but I really don’t know any more details than this. We have a bunch of Ron Paul kooks here in Iowa who took over the SCC and has caused nothing but big trouble since it happened. They also went to the convention in Tampa and cast Iowa’s votes for Ron Paul when they had no right to do it. http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/12/the-friends-of-ron-paul-congressional.html


22 posted on 12/04/2012 4:30:29 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: rfp1234; chris37
Now, what should the new Conservative symbol be? Eagle, Grizzly Bear, Husky? (The Bull Moose failed in the early 1900s).

Eagle for Liberty! I do like the Wolverine too. Perhaps the Gadsden flag?
23 posted on 12/05/2012 8:33:35 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: rfp1234
Some good history here - Liberty Party
24 posted on 12/05/2012 8:46:44 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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