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House GOP to gather for retreat (Amnesty Conference is on Thursday)
Politico ^ | 1/27/14 | JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN

Posted on 01/27/2014 10:20:08 AM PST by jimbo123

House Republicans will hear from legendary college football coach Lou Holtz, GOP message maven Frank Luntz, conservative journalists and pollsters and education experts at their annual retreat in Maryland this week.

It’s the first time in their three years in power that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his 232 GOP colleagues don’t face a looming budget crisis, and they hope to use the upcoming session - more than 190 members are attending - to put together some long-range plans for the rest of 2014.

The Republican retreat, held at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Md., runs Wednesday through Friday this week, and will also feature presentations about immigration reform, “connecting with hardworking Americans,” and “real healthcare reform.” Luntz will give the hour-long presentation about connecting with hardworking Americans. Holtz, who coached Notre Dame football, will give a keynote address Wednesday night.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty

1 posted on 01/27/2014 10:20:08 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: All

Be sure to leave messages for your GOP Rep starting Wednesday while they are at their 3-day Amnesty Retreat.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50
Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 21613
Tel: +1 410 901 1234
Fax: +1 410 901 6302
Email: conciergechesa@hyatt.com


2 posted on 01/27/2014 10:20:25 AM PST by jimbo123
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Bohner’s GOP Amnesty Caucus:

http://www.republicanmainstreet.org/members/

CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN BROOKS

CONGRESSMAN LARRY BUCSHON

CONGRESSMAN KEN CALVERT

CONGRESSMAN DAVE CAMP

CONGRESSWOMAN SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS

CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

CONGRESSMAN RODNEY DAVIS

CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM

CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE DENT

CONGRESSMAN MARIO DIAZ-BALART

CONGRESSMAN SEAN DUFFY

CONGRESSMAN MIKE FITZPATRICK

CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY

CONGRESSMAN RODNEY FRELINGHUYSEN

CONGRESSMAN JIM GERLACH

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS GIBSON

CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL GRIMM

CONGRESSMAN RICHARD HANNA

CONGRESSWOMAN JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER

CONGRESSWOMAN LYNN JENKINS

CONGRESSMAN BILL JOHNSON

CONGRESSMAN DAVID JOYCE

CONGRESSMAN MIKE KELLY

CONGRESSMAN PETER KING

CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER

CONGRESSMAN LEONARD LANCE

CONGRESSMAN TOM LATHAM

CONGRESSMAN FRANK LOBIONDO

CONGRESSMAN DAVID MCKINLEY

CONGRESSWOMAN CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS

CONGRESSMAN PAT MEEHAN

CONGRESSMAN TIMOTHY MURPHY

CONGRESSMAN ERIK PAULSEN

CONGRESSMAN THOMAS PETRI

CONGRESSMAN TOM W. REED

CONGRESSMAN DAVID REICHERT

CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI

CONGRESSMAN SCOTT RIGELL

CONGRESSMAN JON RUNYAN

CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK

CONGRESSMAN MIKE SIMPSON

CONGRESSMAN STEVE STIVERS

CONGRESSMAN LEE TERRY

CONGRESSMAN PAT TIBERI

CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL TURNER

CONGRESSMAN FRED UPTON

CONGRESSMAN DAVID VALADAO

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN

CONGRESSMAN ED WHITFIELD

CONGRESSMAN FRANK WOLF

CONGRESSMAN TODD YOUNG


3 posted on 01/27/2014 10:21:04 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The use of the word “RETREAT” is quite unfortunate if you ask me.


4 posted on 01/27/2014 10:21:19 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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Amnesty’s GOP Gang of 28.

1. REP. MARIO DIAZ-BALART (R-FL)
2. REP. SAM JOHNSON (R-TX)
3. REP. JOHN CARTER (R-TX)
4. REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (R-FL)
5. REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CA)
6. REP. RAUL LABRADOR (R-ID)
7. DON YOUNG (R-AK)
8. GREG WALDEN (R-OR)
9. REP. PETER KING (R-NY)
10. REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI)
11. REP. SPENCER BACHUS (R-AL)
12. REP. DAVID VALADAO (R-CA)
13. REP. JEFF DENHAM (R-CA)
14. REP. TIM GRIFFIN (R-AR)
15. REP. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK)
16. REP. MICHAEL GRIMM (R-NY)
17. REP. MICHAEL KELLY (R-PA)
18. REP. JOE HECK (R-NV)
19. REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CA)
20. REP. MIKE COFFMAN (R-CO)
21. REP. DANIEL WEBSTER (R-FL)
22. REP. AARON SCHOCK (R-IL)
23. REP. DAVID REICHERT (R-WA)
24. REP. MARK AMODEI (R-NV)
25. REP. JUSTIN AMASH (R-MI)
26. REP. SEAN DUFFY (R-WI)
27. REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT)
28. REP. CHRIS STEWART (R-UT)


5 posted on 01/27/2014 10:21:40 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Every year at almost every company I worked at the tippy top and a few cronies went off to a golfing retreat under the guise of performing corporate governance. The few times I saw the minutes of these “retreats” I was under impressed. They are an excuse to run up large bills paid by others in luxury most of us can’t afford and most of them will not indulge in with their own money. I wouldn’t worry. I asked a fellow employee once what changes he’d expect from such a retreat. He said, “Were their any changes last year?” (No.) “Well, then, same-o, same-o.”


6 posted on 01/27/2014 10:28:45 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Howie66

The use of the word “RETREAT” is quite unfortunate if you ask me.
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They could use the word ‘work shop’ BUT anyone with a smidgeon of intelligence would call them on that.

At least, Cambridge MD is NOT a garden spot...about midway between DC and Ocean City, what with the cold weather predicted can imagine a lot of time will be spent at the bar.

Shame we have to put out all that money for gyms, office buildings, security in DC plus take care a a District office and have these clowns leave town.

Not like they aren’t loaded up with vacation time...then the screams and “Oh we work so hard” when on occasion they have to ‘work’ late or ‘work’ on a weekend day.

The ONLY thing that goes back to the ‘original plan for Congress’ is the time off to go back home.

Of course the amount of time they get off, one would think they had to take ox carts and stage coaches back to their home district.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 10:30:34 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: jimbo123

Why gather, they have already retreated.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 10:33:52 AM PST by mulligan
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t retreating the only thing the GOP does?


9 posted on 01/27/2014 10:35:20 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Gen.Blather

I got no problem with any private sector corporation spending their money any way they want. Note that every penny they spend affects their bottom line and is thus seen by the stockholders. These outfits do not force me to pay their mis-spending

I only have a problem with tax payer supported employees indulging in unnecessary spending. Such as IRS employees enjoying a holiday at tax payer expense.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 10:36:57 AM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: jimbo123
Just great...Frank Luntz is one of their motivational speakers.

The GOP-E is doomed.

The Agony of Frank Luntz

11 posted on 01/27/2014 10:48:37 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123
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12 posted on 01/27/2014 10:50:39 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: jimbo123
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Is the problem.

13 posted on 01/27/2014 10:50:46 AM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: Timber Rattler

The rino’s don’t need to “retreat’ now, they’ve been retreating for years. Seems they need to spend some quality time self examining why they are there and who put them there. Perhaps a few of them will wake up to the idea that they represent US, not themselves.

They may have a real rude awaking coming at the next election if they fail to realize what they have done to their voting base. It may evaporate very quickly.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 10:53:48 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: jimbo123

They are good at retreating.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 10:55:30 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Timber Rattler
The crisis began, he says, after last year's presidential election, when Luntz became profoundly depressed. For more than a month, he tried to stay occupied, but nothing could keep his attention. Finally, six weeks after the election, during a meeting of his consulting company in Las Vegas, he fell apart. Leaving his employees behind, he flew back to his mansion in Los Angeles, where he stayed for three weeks, barely going outside or talking to anyone.

Sounds sane to me. [/sarc]

16 posted on 01/27/2014 10:56:04 AM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: Progov

Well, rather than that loser Luntz, they had better bring in Mark Levin to tell them what they need to do (but they won’t).


17 posted on 01/27/2014 10:56:12 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

don’t see Scott or Sanford on the list. Makes me believe it is indeed an amnesty conference.!


18 posted on 01/27/2014 11:07:32 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: xrmusn

As long as we keep sending the same Asshats, Liars, Thieves and Scumbags BACK to Office, not one bit of this garbage will change.

Only when WE THE PEOPLE start holding them accountable and REMOVE them from office will these jackwagons get the message.

It’s up to US. It is our DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 11:09:12 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

don’t see Scott or Sanford on the list. Makes me believe it is indeed an amnesty conference.!


20 posted on 01/27/2014 11:41:26 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: jimbo123

Cognitive Bias Modification

The Republicans hire Political Scientists who can tell us how many people will vote Republican in one area. The Democrats hire Sociologists who show them how to get people to vote for Democrat candidates. You tell me which one is more important. And no, I’m not a sociologist.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 11:47:51 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Gen.Blather
Every year at almost every company I worked at the tippy top and a few cronies went off to a golfing retreat under the guise of performing corporate governance. The few times I saw the minutes of these “retreats” I was under impressed. They are an excuse to run up large bills paid by others in luxury most of us can’t afford and most of them will not indulge in with their own money. I wouldn’t worry. I asked a fellow employee once what changes he’d expect from such a retreat. He said, “Were their any changes last year?” (No.) “Well, then, same-o, same-o.”

The only such thing I ever went to was when I worked for a mid-sized equipment manufacturer with a conservative management. It was the annual sales meeting. Always held at a golf resort but only one half day was reserved for a round of golf or anything else you wanted to do. The rest was work. Real work.

Accommodations were 2 to a room unless you wanted to pay the difference. It extended through the weekend so not too many work days were missed. By the end you were drained and happy to get back to the regular routine.

22 posted on 01/27/2014 12:27:29 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

“The rest was work. Real work.”

You said they were conservative, that may be a difference. Also, you, like me, probably were a worker bee. I was sent to a one week conference at a nice facility but it was all work. I also was sent to a two week class, but it was also work. What the politicos and the top management do is more like a paid vacation with all the trimmings. My former bosses talked of non-stop golfing with a few rah-rah sessions run by expensive consultants. (For example, they’d come up with a mission statement. It was generally a 50+ word sentence that threw in motherhood, apply pie and the kitchen sink.)


23 posted on 01/27/2014 12:36:14 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Howie66

It’s up to US. It is our DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY.
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Amen...I have been promoting term limits and knowing that is virtually impossible have been pushing a NO INCUMBENTS MOVE.

Said it before and will repeat...

The ONLY problem we have in this country is that we ALL agree that as a whole, all pols are crooks and should be in jail.

THEN-—

But “”MINE”” is great, it is the rest of them.

So, with this attitude the same dead wood goes back till they (for the most part) decide to resign...

If the party doesn’t at least put up some opposition in the primary, then vote the other side. We may be in for a rough couple of years but one or two elections and they will probably get the message.

At least can’t be any worse than the charade we play today, spendings 10s of millions to get a 2 yr 175,000 buck pa job.

The way it is set up now, they get elected then have to go campaigning and raising money the day they get sworn in.

That Gov in NC (Perdue??) had said a couple of years ago maybe we should suspend the Congressional election for a couple of years.

She may be on to something PROVIDED she means if no election for 4 years they can sit down and get some serious work done. I don’t think that is what SHE had in mind though.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 1:04:35 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Gen.Blather

These meetings were run by the CEO, president and the upper management. Yes, all conservative. Attendees included the entire sales force plus product managers. I was in the last category.

The company was one of the few in the industry that would grow market share when times were tough. It acquired when others were being acquired.

On off years when sales were low (cyclical business), the meetings would be held at the corporate office. Attendees that had to travel got to stay at one of the more modest hotels around (cheap rates).


25 posted on 01/27/2014 1:26:46 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

I’ve mostly worked for defense contractors. The more money they spent the more they got to charge. A director once said to me, “Our business model is to spend as much as we can because profit is a percentage of costs.”

That was in the days of cost-plus contracts. They’d buy (literally) aircraft grade 24 foot boards to build 8 foot temporary walls.

Recently, the military is making companies design and present their products with no input into them. Imagine building a tank on your own nickel only to be told, well, we don’t really want heavy armor.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 1:33:46 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: xrmusn

Under the current “leadership” in the House, I would be more in favor of just locking them down for the duration. Seal off the doors and windows, then ensure that no one or nothing gets in or out until WE get our country back.


27 posted on 01/27/2014 1:38:57 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

How is this different from any other day? The GOP is in a constant state of retreat.


28 posted on 01/27/2014 1:43:50 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Howie66

... including air.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 1:44:51 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: WayneS

That’s not a bad idea.


30 posted on 01/27/2014 1:59:50 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jimbo123

Less of a retreat, more of a rout.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:29 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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