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HOUSE GOP LEADERS PURGED CONSERVATIVES USING SECRET CRITERIA LIST
Big Government ^ | 4 Dec 2012 | MATTHEW BOYLE

Posted on 12/04/2012 6:29:13 PM PST by neverdem

House Republican leaders used a secret criteria list to decide which conservatives to purge from powerful House committees, Breitbart News has learned. As this time, it appears they will keep the criteria list hidden from the public, too. Spokespeople for members of House GOP leadership have refused to discuss details about the list on the record with press.

Because GOP Leadership won't discuss the list, it’s unclear what specific criteria the list contained and how much of a role it played in the conservative purge. It’s also unclear which member of House Republican leadership initiated this process.

In remarks to the Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp confirmed the existence of such a list.

“We’ve heard from multiple sources that someone walked in with a list of votes and said if you didn’t reach a particular scorecard of what was considered the right vote – which by the way, in most cases, was not the conservative position – then [they said] ‘we’re going to have to remove you from the committee,’” Huelskamp said.

“All that took place behind closed doors, which is again a problem with Washington, D.C. – whether it’s the budget negotiations, whether it’s everything else, it’s usually done behind closed doors," he explained. "I think, as conservatives, this is where we can win: We’ve got to be willing and able to talk about things in public instead of being afraid of actual public scrutiny.”

Huelskamp later told Breitbart News he thinks House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Whip Kevin McCarthy owe it to the American people to be transparent about this decision making process – and that they should publicly release the list.

“In the name of transparency and openness, they most certainly should release the criteria,” Huelskamp said in...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; boehner; fiscalcliff; nwo; purge; rinos
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1 posted on 12/04/2012 6:29:18 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

What can we do? Go “Bob Costas” on Boehner? I was frustrated already that Odumbo was re-elected and now this? I am furious!


2 posted on 12/04/2012 6:32:23 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: neverdem

Boehner is as much our enemy as Barry.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 6:33:45 PM PST by DManA
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To: neverdem

In the past only a scandal got you off a committee.

Not even voting with the Democrats gets you canned.

But being a conservative does. Wow.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 6:34:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: neverdem

If we can’t vote Bonehead out of leadership, scandal his corrupt a$$ out.
Time to expose Bonehead. He’s been in DC 20 years. He can’t be squeaky
Clean. Time to go nuke on Bonehead.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 6:36:51 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: neverdem

There’s no fing secret about it. If you aren’t a fascist you aren’t a Republican in Boehner’s mind.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 6:37:17 PM PST by DManA
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To: neverdem

conservatives no longer have any representation


7 posted on 12/04/2012 6:38:07 PM PST by Cubs Fan (The only question now is, how long before the parasites kill the host?)
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To: tennmountainman

He’s a fascist pig and he needs to go.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 6:38:53 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

Read my tagline.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 6:39:23 PM PST by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: neverdem

the very last thing this sick economy needs, the worst possible thing Congress could do.. is to raise taxes. We need major tax CUTS ...

Boehner should hopefully reflect upon why he’s Speaker of the House instead of Nancy Pelosi. All tax increases have to originate in the House, which means Boehner is in charge...


10 posted on 12/04/2012 6:40:49 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: neverdem

I just heard this a,m, that my rep was removed from the finance committee. I plan to give bonehead apiece of my mind.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 6:42:01 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: neverdem

What interests me the most is who made the list.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 6:42:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: neverdem

Where are those 3rd party registration forms?


13 posted on 12/04/2012 6:43:21 PM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: faithhopecharity

He cries for the dims but gets mean and nasty with conservatives. What a worthless jerk.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 6:44:11 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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To: neverdem

This won’t be popular here on FR, but I’d be a little bit patient before I jump to conclusions. http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/12/the-friends-of-ron-paul-congressional.html I know from experience here in Iowa, these Ron Paul people are a wierd bunch.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 6:44:25 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: neverdem

Who will ever vote for these a##holes again.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 6:45:22 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: neverdem

As long as Boehner is Speaker, a Republican majority in the House is worthless.

We need someone like Louie Gohmert.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 6:45:22 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: ScottfromNJ

Next to the second party ones. The Demopublicans are the first.

We have a one party system.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 6:47:01 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: DManA

Scandal is corrupt a$$ out. It’s the only option left.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 6:47:11 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: neverdem

As I have been saying for the last 4 years, the republican leadership in BOTH houses and the RNC and RNCC are ALL socialists, New World Order big government socialists.

They are in league with the democrats, not in opposition. It continues to amaze me that so many still they they are going weak kneed or are spineless, the truth is they have betrayed conservatives all along in order to do the devils work, the One World Government, behold the beast.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 6:47:15 PM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: mombonn

Whatever “TEA Party Caucus” exists in the HOUSE needs to vote against Boehner for Speaker.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 6:47:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: mombonn

It is a good idea to call Boehner’s office. I may do it myself tomorrow but I called my congressman’s office today and got a slightly different story which agreed with the Ron Paul story. I’m willing to wait to see the facts before I jump to conclusions. I’m hoping for the best but I sincerely believe Obama and the Dims know they have the Republicans right where they want them because the Rs will get blamed no matter what they do. It is going to take someone with the wisdom of Solomon to out maneuver the RATS on this one.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 6:48:34 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: GeronL

We can leave the GOP (I have) or ‘we’ collectively speaking, need to sit down and STFU because by our actions in light of the GOP’s behavior, ‘we’ must want to be the right wing plantation dwellers.

That simple folks. All the ‘feet to the fire’ talk is bs and we all know it. But some still refuse to believe their lyin’ eyes and ears.

The enemy is us. I am sick and tired of repeating the facts to the willfully deaf. We can hang together as conservatives and BE conservatives or just admit we are the GOP and we want liberalism.


23 posted on 12/04/2012 6:49:03 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: BOBWADE

A lot like Romney. Trashed conservatives during the primaries,
then treated Obama with kid gloves.


24 posted on 12/04/2012 6:49:39 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: neverdem

Why the focus on ‘criteria’ rather than the actual purging? I think we can figure out the criteria for ourselves.

Has there ever been an attempt to force the party leadership to accept a ‘tea party’ member for a top leadership post?


25 posted on 12/04/2012 6:50:44 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: neverdem

It’s way past time to purge the Chief Dud, John Boehner. The conservatives he removed from their committee should scream bloody murder. You don’t get anywhere with keeping your mouth shut while being kicked around by an Ohio loser.

Only those members who come from states who voted Republican should be eligible for committee assignments.


26 posted on 12/04/2012 6:53:13 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: stockpirate
As I have been saying for the last 4 years, the republican leadership in BOTH houses and the RNC and RNCC are ALL socialists, New World Order big government socialists.

You didn't notice this when GHWB told us where he wanted to go?

27 posted on 12/04/2012 6:55:14 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: neverdem

The GOP is the new Judenrat for the MarxoFascists. cableguymn came the closest to the truth by stating that we now have a single party system.

We’re under enemy occupation folks. The GOP are Collaborators with Obama’s New Order.

Do the math. There is NO WORKING from within the GOP unless you want to commit treason to every principle that defines what a Conservative is, not to mention the Constitution itself.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 6:55:27 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: txrefugee
Only those members who come from states who voted Republican should be eligible for committee assignments.

Justin Amash is from Michigan.
29 posted on 12/04/2012 6:56:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Ron Paul endorsees, eh?

Hmmm. Telling.

30 posted on 12/04/2012 6:57:21 PM PST by what's up
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To: neverdem

They don’t fight liberal Democrats this way. :(


31 posted on 12/04/2012 6:58:07 PM 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: Usagi_yo
to accept a ‘tea party’ member for a top leadership post?

Ryan has been very popular w/ the Tea Party.

He still holds a very powerful position.

32 posted on 12/04/2012 6:59:12 PM PST by what's up
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To: DManA

Throw out Boehner in His next primary with a TeaParty Opposer!!!! send Money to His State’s Tea Party...then Email the Rino and tell Him what you did....

and out of State Money is even better.....


33 posted on 12/04/2012 7:00:14 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: DManA

Throw out Boehner in His next primary with a TeaParty Opposer!!!! send Money to His State’s Tea Party...then Email the Rino and tell Him what you did....

and out of State Money is even better.....


34 posted on 12/04/2012 7:00:14 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: DManA

Throw out Boehner in His next primary with a TeaParty Opposer!!!! send Money to His State’s Tea Party...then Email the Rino and tell Him what you did....

and out of State Money is even better.....


35 posted on 12/04/2012 7:00:14 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: neverdem

I have been utterly disgusted with the GOP-e since the 2008 elections. I think we are experiencing ‘one party rule’. They Dems have gone soooooo far left and the GOP have shifted to keep up with them. IOW......the Dems make the rules and the GOP ‘keep up’. Kinda like the the thugs in HS. People hated them....but secretly wanted to be like them and willingly went along.....just to look ‘cool’.

My mom fought tooth and nail as a Republican activist in our state that was ruled by Dixiecrats. Republicans finally were a viable option to Democrat rule for years and years.

She is disgusted by what she is seeing and says she sees NO difference between the parties, now. She’s elderly, and thinks her work was for naught.


36 posted on 12/04/2012 7:00:20 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: DManA

Throw out Boehner in His next primary with a TeaParty Opposer!!!! send Money to His State’s Tea Party...then Email the Rino and tell Him what you did....

and out of State Money is even better.....


37 posted on 12/04/2012 7:00:20 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: SharpRightTurn

Woo Hoo!! Louie Gomert for Speaker!!! Mn ha a “pair” that few Repubs have found in their drawers in decades!!


38 posted on 12/04/2012 7:03:18 PM PST by Cookies4ever
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To: SharpRightTurn

Woo Hoo!! Louie Gomert for Speaker!!! Man has a “pair” that few Repubs have found in their drawers in decades!!


39 posted on 12/04/2012 7:03:37 PM PST by Cookies4ever
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You live in Bizarro world. What in the Heii does Ron Paul have to do with Boner purging all the Conservatives?


40 posted on 12/04/2012 7:04:02 PM PST by DManA
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To: what's up
I was first told this when I called my congressman's office and then I started googling and it was confirmed.

Anyone who thinks these folks are good upstanding citizens should have been living in Iowa the past 10 months. These Paulbots have been making our lives miserable and they've nearly bankrupted RPI. They lie in the process of doing their dirty work.

I sent this link to a couple of friends and their reaction was they are glad leadership got rid of them.

There is deep resentment toward the Ron Paul faction here in Iowa.

41 posted on 12/04/2012 7:04:02 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: LtKerst

tell the conservative reps not to vote for him for Speaker

he has about as much chance of losing a primary as he did this year


42 posted on 12/04/2012 7:04:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You are the enemy and you we have to fight.


43 posted on 12/04/2012 7:06:37 PM PST by DManA
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To: neverdem

Folks, the more I read about this, the more it looks like a diversion.

The gop is a failed political party. The sooner it’s buried and forgotten, the better.

The Divorce is coming.


44 posted on 12/04/2012 7:08:54 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting in touch with my inner rebel)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Yup. And do you want to be a part of that which wants to survive, or be a part of the suicide pact?


45 posted on 12/04/2012 7:10:22 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting in touch with my inner rebel)
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To: ilovesarah2012
From the article: Amash said. “It’s pretty clear I come from a more libertarian wing of the party – this is the growing portion of the Republican Party.

Not only were some conservatives, but libertarians also were shut out.

I took that to mean that the leaders were preparing to return the president's smash mouth style in kind and they wanted a rock solid group behind them. Chairmen that can keep control and avoid any freelancing by members trying to make a name for themselves.

46 posted on 12/04/2012 7:12:23 PM PST by oldbrowser (Put Obama in check, now.)
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To: neverdem

Not leadership Bullyship And shortsighted Somehow I don’t see the GOP holding on to its majority for very long.


47 posted on 12/04/2012 7:15:18 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: neverdem

Oh great, secret lists now from the GOP-E. What’s next, secret star chambers?


48 posted on 12/04/2012 7:15:39 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: EDINVA

The GOP had no soul. If they keep purging anyone who has one they are doomed.


49 posted on 12/04/2012 7:17:58 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

If you lived in Iowa, you would understand. Tell you what, go to theiowarepublican.com and start reading. This has been going on for 10 months. It’s been ugly. I found it to be quite the coincidence that these folks are also Ron Paul supporters.


50 posted on 12/04/2012 7:18:55 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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