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Thoughts On The House GOP As It Prepares For Its Annual Retreat
Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 01/16/2014 3:23:20 PM PST by Hojczyk

Both immigration and tax reform are said to be on the agenda for the upcoming House retreat. Lame duck Ways and Means Chair David Camp is going to try –again– to persuade House GOP members that their voters back home really really want to give up their home mortgage deduction and charitable deductions even though no one –no one– has ever campaigned on that plan as the centerpiece of their bids for Congress. Camp wants to impose it on voters as “good for them” when all voters want is for government to be cut and to kill off Obamacare.

The vast majority would support regularization of all but the criminal element among illegal aliens but the vast majority –the vast majority– want a long strong, double-sided fence as an obvious irreversible commitment to stopping the problem of unchecked immigration from happening again. Again and again conservatives applaud the “long, strong, high fence” rhetoric and again and again they are told they are wrong, that such a fence isn’t needed, it won’t work, and to shut up and sit down.

How to explain this? How can them House GOP get the military pensions decision so wrong, the tax issue so wrong, the border fence so wrong? Why, in a phrase, are they deaf to what 90% of their core constituents and activists want?

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/16/2014 3:23:20 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Leave it to the GOP to have a regularly scheduled “retreat”! [facepalm] Somebody tell them to schedule a “victory” or a “rout”, or at least an “advance” annually.

I was posting the other day that I heard the white flag factory burned down and Congressional RINO’s would be unable to negotiate on legislation till it was rebuilt.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 3:26:30 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

They do retreat a lot.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 3:30:36 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Still Thinking

Yeah, I thought they had already retreated.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 3:32:40 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Red_Devil 232

by their reckoning, it’s advancing in another direction.

SF


5 posted on 01/16/2014 3:36:30 PM PST by Huaynero
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To: Fledermaus; Red_Devil 232

They retreat so much, I’m at a loss to even define “retreat” from their current position.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 3:37:08 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Hojczyk
their home mortgage deduction

Ska-rew deducting the interest, that's just a big giveaway to the mortgage industry. It is of no value to me.

Let me deduct the principal.

Better yet, let me deduct both.

7 posted on 01/16/2014 3:38:33 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Yeah, I thought they had already retreated.

Oceania has always been retreating from Eurasia.


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8 posted on 01/16/2014 3:42:10 PM PST 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: Hojczyk

Waddaya mean “annual” ?
GOPe is in full retreat on a daily basis...


9 posted on 01/16/2014 3:42:35 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Hojczyk

Here’s a “thought”. Don’t come back.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 3:50:14 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Hojczyk

If by “annual” you mean “continuous.”


11 posted on 01/16/2014 3:55:00 PM PST by FredZarguna (Das is nicht richtig nur falsch. Das ist nicht einmal falsch.)
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To: rhinohunter
Waddaya mean “annual” ?
GOPe is in full retreat on a daily basis...

I thought the exact same thing.

12 posted on 01/16/2014 3:56:17 PM PST 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: Hojczyk

1. Retreat
2. Regroup
3. Surrender


13 posted on 01/16/2014 3:59:57 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Hojczyk

Just stopped by to see people mock the headline. FReepers rarely fail.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 4:01:11 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Capital gains need to be tied to the real inflation over the total lenght of time of owenership. Taxing “gains” on real estate held for decades is a viciou, virtual rape.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 4:02:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Capital gains need to be tied to the real inflation over the total length of time of ownership. Taxing “gains” on real estate held for decades is a vicious, virtual rape.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 4:02:46 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk
Their logo :


             

17 posted on 01/16/2014 4:05:17 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Hojczyk

The GOPe has joined the Rats and formed the uniparty. Conservatives in the GOP are a minority of the minority and should really be somewhere else planning their own resistance to Washington.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 4:09:59 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Hojczyk

ANNUAL republican retreat? What the hell are they talking about ?

The republicans are in a CONSTANT state of retreat.


19 posted on 01/16/2014 4:14:01 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Hojczyk

No need for one more retreat. They do that on a daily basis.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 4:29:44 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Hojczyk

There will be many vendors there wanting to sell their silken panties to the congressmen and senators. Cotton or polyester chafes so, you know, and only the little people wear them.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 4:48:03 PM PST by lurk
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To: Hojczyk; All

No Spew Spewitt....Americans and Conservatives want 100% Deportation of all Illegal Aliens...your comment is ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY. There is no Border Security unless all Illegal Aliens are Deported

Tired of Amnesty Liberal spin from Spewitt and the rest of the PhonyCon Salem Radio Network


22 posted on 01/16/2014 4:48:12 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Tired of Amnesty Liberal spin from Spewitt and the rest of the PhonyCon Salem Radio Network”

I’m with you. I’m not buying letting the millions of illegals stay in return for building a fence (as though they would actually follow through on the promise). Deport them, THEN build a fence. And I will not be taken in by incessant tear jerker stories for the Nightmare Act.

I have to obey the laws. It’s time that the illegal entry, illegally present, DUI-get-out-of-jail-free aliens depart our country and return to their own.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 5:17:14 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Hojczyk

They’ll be discussing how it’s “not the right time” for________


24 posted on 01/16/2014 6:08:52 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Well said. Deport illegals.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 7:31:30 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Hojczyk

temporary spines and balls will be passed out at the door


26 posted on 01/16/2014 7:53:38 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: Hojczyk

Someone tell these self-entitled fools that they are on a trajectory to lose at every level.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 8:19:55 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: RIghtwardHo

lol...we think alike.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 8:24:46 PM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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