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Very Difficult To Find Conservatives In Congress (Vanity)
7/27/2013 | Ib Jensen

Posted on 07/27/2013 4:17:06 AM PDT by IbJensen

Thanks to the New American magazine and the American Conservative Union, we can identify the true Conservatives in the U. S. Congress. It's not a pretty or encouraging picture.

In the House of Representatives there are only 15. They are as follows with the asterisk indicating those who have a 100% Conservative voting record:

McClintock, CA

Rohrabacher, CA

Salmon, AZ

*Posey, FL

*Brown, GA

Gingrey, GA

*Huelscamp, KS

*Massey, KY

*Amash, Mi

*Bachmann, Mn

*Jones, NC

*Bridenstine, OK

Hall, TX

*Stockman, TX

Sensenbrenner, Wi

It's truly a disgrace that we have only 15 who are dedicated to Constitutional and Conservative principals. We've lost the valiant Bachmann who served her state and this nation with honor and I'm proud to have been one of her many supporters.

In the Senate the picture is even gloomier as we can only find 8 out of 100 that are true Constitutional Conservatives. Rand Paul didn't make the cut because his record was one point under that of Mitch McConnell who is certainly not my favorite Senator, but nevertheless his record is 90.

*Flake, AZ

Crapo, ID

Resch, ID

McConnell, KY

Cruz, TX

Lee, UT

Johnson, Wi

Barasco, Wy

The fact that there are only 23 true Conservatives presently serving in the U. S. Congress should be like a bucket of cold water in our faces. Who most of us voted for and supported are a disgrace to the nation and to the Constitution.

It becomes increasingly clear that America is in deep trouble and it gets deeper with each passing day. The Congress needs a vacuum cleaner taken to it and then emptied into the trash can. The central socialist government needs a meat axe taken to it and the end result being decimation.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; leftistcongressrats; phonies; republicrats; vanity

1 posted on 07/27/2013 4:17:07 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
I agree with you 100% but remember this... IMHO if we have a rep that is voting with us say 80% of the time... then I think we can count them in our camp. We can work on that other 20%. This is the Reagan Rule and I still follow it. 70 members of the House called for Glenn Beck recently and he came to DC and they warned him that if any immigration bill were to pass the house... it is game over for the gop and America. See... we have 70 allies in the House that put right before politics and their careers. There is more hope for us in the House than the 15 people on that list.
2 posted on 07/27/2013 4:23:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: IbJensen
You can take Bachmann off that list...

Bachmann defends NSA spying on Americans

Amash And Bachmann Butt Heads Over NSA

Flashback:

Bachmann defends vote for Patriot Act after fielding complaints about government over-reach

3 posted on 07/27/2013 4:24:44 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: IbJensen

And you can add Morgan Griffith of Virginia and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania. I know both and they are good men.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 4:25:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I agree with your referenced links; however, Michelle did have an undisputed 100% record.


5 posted on 07/27/2013 4:26:52 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Timber Rattler

You can add them yourself. This is my list and both Griffith and Perry have 70% records and this just isn’t good enough for me.


6 posted on 07/27/2013 4:29:00 AM PDT 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

This is sort of a flaky article. It assumes the authors are the definers of conservative. Balderdash.

There is no homogeneous conservatism. The article points that fact out by omission. Christ like conservative purity is at best a pipedream.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 4:30:54 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: IbJensen

Bachmann did have an undisputed record until the other day. Of course, they are investigating her. I now realize they must have something on her to get her to go along and pretty much “shut up”! It was quite disappointing!


8 posted on 07/27/2013 4:31:52 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Sick of spineless Republicans!)
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To: IbJensen

“...Griffith and Perry have 70% records...”
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Link?


9 posted on 07/27/2013 4:32:32 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: bert
Christ like conservative purity is at best a pipedream.">

That's what these political elites want us to believe as they abet the destruction of America by beating it into a shape that will fit into the NWO and be obedient to the desires of the UN.

10 posted on 07/27/2013 4:33:24 AM PDT 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

*Amash, Mi

Go Justin! Best vote I’ve ever made.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 4:35:27 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: IbJensen

balderdash


12 posted on 07/27/2013 4:38:09 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: IbJensen

Where is Tim Walberg on that list? He has always been a rock-ribbed conservative.

http://www.ontheissues.org/mi/tim_walberg.htm


13 posted on 07/27/2013 4:44:51 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Repeal The 17th

The large article is in the most recent edition of the New American magazine and hasn’t been posted to the internet yet.


14 posted on 07/27/2013 4:47:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Beagle8U

I didn’t include Walberg, mainly because it’s my list and my criteria, because his record is 70%.


15 posted on 07/27/2013 4:49:15 AM PDT 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
The Congress needs a vacuum cleaner taken to it and then emptied into the trash can.

That is going to have to happen in the voting booths.

And it won't happen until we stop blaming the "GOPe" entity for forcing people to vote for RINOs, and win Americans over to Conservative values.

IMHO.

16 posted on 07/27/2013 4:49:51 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: IbJensen

” because his record is 70%.”

BS!


17 posted on 07/27/2013 4:54:48 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: IbJensen

thanks!


18 posted on 07/27/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

IMHO if we have a rep that is voting with us say 80% of the time... then I think we can count them in our camp.


No. If that rep helps pass a single bad law or bill, it will fester up like putting yeast in bread dough....it will feed upon itself, ever increasing it’s impact on our freedoms and rights and never go away.

For example....civil rights legislation.


19 posted on 07/27/2013 5:04:05 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: IbJensen

Bogus or incomplete at best. I know my congressman personally and he is as conservative as they come. Daniel Webster, Florida.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 5:10:30 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge; All

Yes, his list is a steaming pile of BS.

Check the link on my Congressman Tim Walberg and see if you think he would only rate as 70% conservative.

Anyone that would claim he isn’t conservative doesn’t know their ass from a feather-duster!

http://www.ontheissues.org/mi/tim_walberg.htm


21 posted on 07/27/2013 5:17:43 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: subterfuge

Sorry, Sub, yours only rates a 70%. Mine, Posey, is a solid 100!


22 posted on 07/27/2013 5:23:18 AM PDT 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
The National government is the problem, as it has broken free from the restraints of the constitution. Red vs. Blue, or R vs. D, is a false dichotomy - and sending "the right people" into the enemy camp (Congress) is not the right solution.

In the Consitution as written and ratified, states hold (almost) all the power, it's time to turn the focus away from Congress or who is President and to start taking our country back, state by state.

24 posted on 07/27/2013 5:27:56 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: IbJensen

Vote ‘em out. And to do that, we’ll need more Conservatives.


25 posted on 07/27/2013 5:32:28 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Jim Noble

Repealing the 16th and 17th amendments would be a good start at the rehabilitation of the republic.


26 posted on 07/27/2013 5:42:28 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

It is difficult sometimes.

A lot of pols get voted in with high expectations and then become Insiders.

Case in point, Senator Tom Coburn.

When he was voted in I thought now this guy
Is someone we need.

Now I want him out of Washington DC. He
has betrayed us.


27 posted on 07/27/2013 5:49:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: DH

You set an impossible goal. I agree with you if the votes go against the very tenants of Conservatism... but men are flawed... man is not perfect and to expect perfection from anyone but JESUS and GOD is to set oneself up for failure. I am not talking about voting for gay marriage or against small government or voting to embrace evil. If a person so turns their back on why they were elected... they need to be voted out of office and shunned. I do not even agree with FReepers 100% of the time so I do not expect lockstep perfection from politicians.

LLS


28 posted on 07/27/2013 7:17:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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With the IRS in charge of Taxation and Obama’care,’ the wealth and health of the LEGAL citizens of the United States of America will become totally controlled by corrupt politicians at the Federal level, IOW, we will be a Communist State.

We need to create as much civil disobedience as legally possible, because our sorry Congressional RINOs will not Impeach Obama for violations of the US Constitution, Anti-Trust Laws, Cowardice in the face of the enemy, or Dereliction of Duty.

Commie Obama will succeed ONLY if the RINO enablers allow him to do so.

Communist Tyrant B. Hussein Obama has no intention of allowing the US Congress to interfere with Obama’s selective implementation of the Anti-Trust violations of Obama’care.’

Those who vote to fund Obama’care’ are thus Communist enablers, pure and simple.

Commie Obama will use HIS Bureaus, HIS Executive Orders, and HIS Military to “preserve, protect and defend his Commune-Style, Communist Obama’care’ in order to insure the complete financial destruction of The United States of America, and thus fulfill his first Inaugural vow to “Fundamentally change the United States of America.”


29 posted on 07/27/2013 7:18:08 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: IbJensen

Weoll, then your list is flawed then and useless.


30 posted on 07/27/2013 8:04:15 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: IbJensen

Flake? Must be based on his record in the House because the first thing he did in the Senate was join the Mob of Eight then vote to open debate on the most recent gun-grab attempt. Maybe this survey uses Nobel Prize methodology where points are awarded for hope of future conduct?


31 posted on 07/27/2013 8:09:01 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Timber Rattler

You can also ad Sessions, Grassley, Ghomert, Stockman,Gowdy and Tom Smith from I think CA to that list as well.

Tom Smith is the one who recently was in a capital building conference room where Paul Ryan was pontificating to the rest about amnesty. Smith stood up and basically warned all of them off on it including Boehner. Apparently he came off very well in that meeting. He told Boehner that the House was not miles apart from the Senate but worlds apart on Amnesty.

All in all though way too few foot soldiers to make any real difference.


32 posted on 07/27/2013 8:34:22 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: IbJensen
FLAKE IS A TRAITOR WHO SUPPORTED THE INVASION OF THE US AND DESERVES THE RUBIO TREATMENT !!

And Bachmann just voted for funding to continue to spy on US citizens.

33 posted on 07/27/2013 8:39:43 AM PDT by grania
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To: ConservativeMan55

In what way did he betray you?


34 posted on 07/27/2013 8:39:47 AM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: IbJensen

Perhaps your list isn’t quite complete. Where is Steve King’s name?


35 posted on 07/27/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: central_va
Repealing the 16th and 17th amendments would be a good start at the rehabilitation of the republic.

Just repealing the seventeenth would be a really good step.
I've come to the opinion that I'd rather have a flat-rate, no exemption, no credit, no withholding income-tax rather than a national sales tax.
I've been tinkering with an idea for a Constitutional Amendment to this effect:

Tax Reform Amendment
Section I
No tax, federal or state, shall ever be withheld from the wages of a worker of any citizen of either.

Section II
No property shall be seized for failure to pay taxes until after conviction in a jury trial; the right of the jury to nullify (and thereby forgive) this debt shall never be questioned or denied. This section shall be explicitly stated by the judge before the opening arguments and after the closing arguments.

Section III
The second amendment is hereby recognized as restricting the power of taxation, both federal and state, therefore no tax (or fine) shall be laid upon munitions or the sale thereof.

Section IV
The seventh amendment is also hereby recognized, and nothing in this amendment shall restrict the right of a citizen to seek civil redress.

Section V
No income tax levied by the federal government, the several States, or any subdivision of either shall ever exceed 10%.

Section VI
No income tax levied by the federal government, the several States, or any subdivision of either shall ever apply varying rates to those in its jurisdiction.

Section VII
No retroactive or ex post facto tax (or fee) shall ever be valid.

Section VIII
The congress may not delegate the creation of any tax or fine in any way.

Section IX
No federal employee, representative, senator, judge, justice or agent shall ever be exempt from any tax, fine, or fee by virtue of their position.

Section X
Any federal employee, representative, senator, judge, justice or agent applying, attempting to apply, or otherwise causing the application of an ex post facto or retroactive law shall, upon conviction, be evicted from office and all retirement benefits forfeit.
Thoughts? / Comments?
36 posted on 07/27/2013 9:35:02 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Waryone

If he had 70 or under he’s wouldn’t be included on my list. A rating of 70 is just lukewarm.


37 posted on 07/27/2013 1:20:04 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Flake did have a 100% in the house. This was based on the key conservative issues.


38 posted on 07/27/2013 1:20:59 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

He’s screwed us every chance he got since he got reelected

Debt ceilings, bailouts, guns, and now obamacare


39 posted on 07/27/2013 1:42:33 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: IbJensen

Flake was good in the house. He “went native” before he was even sworn in the Senate.


40 posted on 07/27/2013 1:53:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

How did he vote on these issues, and when?


41 posted on 07/27/2013 4:01:13 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: IbJensen

The ACU is not an organization I would rely on to determine who is conservative and who isn’t. They rate too many pro amnesty candidates 100%. They are a pro-muslim organization and until very recently, they have been extremely gay friendly. None of that gives me any reason to trust their rating system for conservatives.


42 posted on 07/27/2013 5:36:13 PM PDT by Waryone
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