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'The a--hole factor'
Politico ^

Posted on 12/13/2012 2:31:13 PM PST by Windy City Conservative

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a conservative who is close to party leaders, told them that "the a—hole factor" came into play in the Steering decision.

“He said that it had nothing to do with their voting record, a scorecard, or their actions across the street [meaning fundraising],” Westmoreland spokeswoman Leslie Shedd told POLITICO. “It had to do with their inability to work with other members, which some people might refer to as the a—hole factor.”

Shedd said her boss didn’t intend to call anyone a name and acknowledged later to her that “perhaps he should have said obstinate factor instead and wanted me to reiterate that he did not and would not call another member of Congress an a—hole.”

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Big mistake. Either stop talking to Politico reporters or reap stories like this. This is crazy that House Leadership and their ever growing group of lackeys is bent on punishing 4 guys and rubbing mud in their faces as much as possible. What a joke. Boehner has let this sideshow turn into a circus. This sideshow should disqualify him for Speaker completely.
1 posted on 12/13/2012 2:31:15 PM PST by Windy City Conservative
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To: Windy City Conservative

D.C. Is one giant colon.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 2:35:33 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: Windy City Conservative

GOPe make T.E.A. Party Conservatives sit in the back of the bus.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 2:46:22 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Windy City Conservative
Either stop talking to Politico reporters or reap stories like this.

Impossible for the Stupid party with the Stupid staff.

4 posted on 12/13/2012 2:50:34 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Windy City Conservative
Boner has to be reaffirmed Speaker by vote in January.

Time for a little payback!

5 posted on 12/13/2012 2:51:40 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Windy City Conservative
These guys were last seen going after Rep Akin for talking to a leftwingtard reporter, and here they are, making fools of themselves in front of another leftwingtard reporter.

The STUPID PARTY!

6 posted on 12/13/2012 3:07:38 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Windy City Conservative
It had to do with their inability to work with other members

translates to "independent thinking patriots". It's the establishment RINOs who can't and won't work with them. Just more of the same RINO lying liars. If Boner gets tossed out I bet he'll run as a dem or becomes a lobbyist slime ball because he's proved he doesn't qualify for a job that requires integrity and ethics.

7 posted on 12/13/2012 3:09:18 PM PST by drypowder
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To: muawiyah

This Leslie person should be demoted


8 posted on 12/13/2012 3:09:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drypowder; Windy City Conservative
It had to do with their inability to work with other members

"translates to "independent thinking patriots". It's the establishment RINOs who can't and won't work with them. Just more of the same RINO lying liars"

For me it translates into, "no Tea Party-backed candidate should vote for Boner in January." They shouldn't broadcast it, either...just do it and make him lose. That'll teach the RINO establishment to screw with the Party's base.

9 posted on 12/13/2012 3:16:14 PM PST by Ancesthntr (FReeper and under NSA surveillance since 2000.)
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To: GeronL

She’s stupid too ~ talking to Conservatives. We don’t like her either.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 3:18:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Windy City Conservative

Politico BS


11 posted on 12/13/2012 4:07:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Windy City Conservative

rino’s say you’re an a-hole if you don’t compromise your beliefs for them.

how do you work with those that want you to do that!?!


12 posted on 12/13/2012 5:00:49 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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“The purge” has gained mythic status in conservative circles, a sign to some that Republican leaders (go-pees) are so detached from the base that they are anxious to punish anyone who points it out.

By exacting retribution, party leaders sent a strong message

I see that as being "AH+."

Ironically, a leading force in promoting the cause of the purged conservatives is the anti-tax Club for Growth, which compiles scorecards and spends millions of dollars each cycle to try to oust moderates in Republican primaries.

"Purged conservatives."

I see them as "AH-."

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13 posted on 12/13/2012 5:25:09 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Windy City Conservative

Well, the Rinos are pretending that the Tea Party/conservatives (the majority of their base) caused them to lose the presidential race and the Senate. Boner is deluded with elitist/insider groupthink that works great when the establishment talks amongst itself and “blows up” in his face when he expresses it in an attack like he did. He needs to go. He’s stupid and he can’t talk.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 8:34:17 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: TexasCajun

If GOP-e keeps it up, the conservatives in the back with crash the bus. They should stop talking to one another and get reborn as an American who cares about freedom’s ideology and social construct.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 8:38:23 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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