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House conservatives come to John Boehner’s defense (Okay for Boehner to break Hastert Rule?)
Politico ^ | 10/16/13 | GINGER GIBSON

Posted on 10/16/2013 10:52:13 AM PDT by jimbo123

Two leading conservatives are coming to Speaker John Boehner’s defense as he moves to put the Senate deal to open the government and hike the debt ceiling on the floor likely without the support of a majority of Republicans.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; boehner; hastertrule
Next up: Amnesty.
1 posted on 10/16/2013 10:52:13 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Obama is planning to Party Down!!! Big Bird has been saved!
2 posted on 10/16/2013 10:53:26 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: jimbo123

Conservatives? Riiiiight.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 10:53:33 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: jimbo123

Well they broke it to pass the stupid VAWA bill why would they hold out on something important? Dumb asses.


4 posted on 10/16/2013 10:54:03 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: jimbo123

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho)

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)


5 posted on 10/16/2013 10:55:30 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: jimbo123
Just gonna state the obvious: I do not think the day will ever come when we will hear the converse of this: "Boehner comes to defense of House Conservatives" or "McCain comes to defense of House Conservatives".

So much of politics is a one-way street --
Compromise with Democrats? That means they get what they want, and we get nothing. There's your compromise.
Republicans working together? Conservatives agree to kick the can down the road and leadership thanks them. That's your party unity, right there.

6 posted on 10/16/2013 10:56:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Bratch

thanks. remember those names.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 10:58:20 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: dadfly

We are witnessing the deconstruction of the Republican Party. Several of my friends and I have quit the Party and gone Independent. Let what’s left of the Republicans come court us for while and stop taking our votes for granted.


8 posted on 10/16/2013 11:04:39 AM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: jimbo123

Huelskamp: Though GOP Leadership Caving, Boehner Safe as House Speaker

by Dr. Susan Berry 16 Oct 2013, 8:47 AM PDT

In an interview on Newsmax TV’s The Steve Malzberg Show, Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas said that, despite the dissatisfaction of Tea Party conservative Republicans, John Boehner’s job as House Speaker is safe.

Big Government
9 posted on 10/16/2013 11:06:15 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: jimbo123

I’m not quitting the Republican party because of ONE reason:

I will vote in GOP primaries for the Tea party candidate against any and all establishment Republicans.


10 posted on 10/16/2013 11:06:58 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

That’s the only reason I’m still registered as GOP.


11 posted on 10/16/2013 11:11:53 AM PDT by Frapster (frak)
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To: theyreallthesame

yes. everyone with sense will eventually get out of the two major parties. it will take time. the GOP will go on in the red states. we’re waiting to coalesce around a third party. we have to as it has been clear for many years that conservatives have no real representation in the GOP. the answers for America cannot come from DC anyway.

that being said. from my point of view outside of it, the last two weeks have been the finest hour i’ve personally witnessed in my lifetime for the republican party. i think much good will eventually come of this, the last stand of the GOPe. i’m hoping that this will hasten the departure of the GOPe old bulls as a first effect.


12 posted on 10/16/2013 11:13:50 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: jimbo123

Sure, it’s a grand idea. The Enabling Act.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: jimbo123

Do it for the EBTs!


14 posted on 10/16/2013 11:15:59 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: jimbo123

I fully understand this. House conservatives wanted to see if they could get the Democrats to yield on Obamacare even with the debt limit on the horizon. They also wanted to draw a line in the sand, making clear to the voters where the GOP stood on Obamacare. When people step into the polling booth in Nov 2014, what will they remember - their premium increases (that the GOP tried to avert by striking down Obamacare) or the wrangling over the debt limit?


15 posted on 10/16/2013 11:17:24 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Bratch

I don’t think so. I think Tammy Faye is going to retire before the next Speakership vote.


16 posted on 10/16/2013 11:18:03 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: Frapster
That’s the only reason I’m still registered as GOP.

I've been voting since the early 60s and for most of those years, I had been a registered Independent, but joined the pubbie party to vote in the primary {we have closed primaries in PA} against snarlen arlen.

We finally got rid of sphincter but now we have casey, a demonRAT no-show that never goes to work.

An Independent in PA can not vote at all in any primary for either party.

17 posted on 10/16/2013 11:19:55 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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The cry: Fold, Republicans! Fold, like you always do!!

What's a RINO but someone who always goes with his Dem masters (and disappoints those who voted for him)?

18 posted on 10/16/2013 11:19:59 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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It would be a good day for Boehner to resign if he can’t follow the rules set up by his own party.


19 posted on 10/16/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: USS Alaska

Actually here in Indiana I can vote in a GOP primary as an independent... but the GOP could protest my vote as not being primary loyal to the party. As an independent I could probably get past that since I’ve historically voted Republican. Were I to try to affect the Dem primaries not so much. Of course that means they’d have to actually protest my vote which is the gamble. Always made sense to just stay in and vote Republican... but now that I’ve reread the rule I might go Independent on principle.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 11:28:52 AM PDT by Frapster (frak)
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To: ClearCase_guy

So much of politics is a one-way street —
Compromise with Democrats? That means they get what they want, and we get nothing. There’s your compromise.
Republicans working together? Conservatives agree to kick the can down the road and leadership thanks them. That’s your party unity, right there.


Spot. On. Truth.


21 posted on 10/16/2013 11:42:12 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: jimbo123

We lost our country in November, 2008.....it’s just today that we realized it.


22 posted on 10/16/2013 11:50:16 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: 1Old Pro

I hate listening to the people who believe they should leave the party for one reason or another. The fact is, it took us generations to get to this point, and it is going to take a while to push back, but make no mistake, we are gaining ground. Some seem to think if we lose a battle we should give up on the war, but even these battles we lose, we are setting up future wins. Lets face it, Cruz and Lee reached people who have not heard this kind of talk from the Republican party for as long as I can remember. They also opened many eyes to the character of Obama and Reid. The conservatives lost this one, but many rinos are going to pay a heavy price next year, and it is going to take quite a few more elections to clean those two houses. Instead of hanging our heads we should be examining the results and planning our next action.


23 posted on 10/16/2013 12:09:30 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: SteveH
It would be a good day for Boehner to resign if he can’t follow the rules set up by his own party.

Every day is a good day for Boehner to resign.

24 posted on 10/16/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“I don’t think so. I think Tammy Faye is going to retire before the next Speakership vote.”

Just in time to take a high six figure position on K street.


25 posted on 10/16/2013 12:14:55 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: 1Old Pro

“I will vote in GOP primaries for the Tea party candidate against any and all establishment Republicans.”

The gop brand is toxic. The ‘rats can have it so far as I’m concerned.

This is simply confirmation that for conservatives, the vote is largely useless. We have little to no representation.


26 posted on 10/16/2013 12:17:31 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Bratch

He is NOT safe if he breaks the Hastert rule.

The caucus must vote to allow him to go ahead with caving in and giving up the constitutional powers granted to the HOUSE.


27 posted on 10/16/2013 3:03:34 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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