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John Boehner and Eric Cantor are Committing Political Suicide; Details Here:
tpnn.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Jennifer Burke

Posted on 03/30/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT by cotton1706

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is offering his support to a PAC whose mission is to destroy the Tea Party and other conservatives within the Republican Party. Joining him in this effort are Eric Cantor and 26 other members of the GOP. These Republican leaders will attend a swanky $5,000 per person event at the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island in Florida.

The PAC in question is the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC founded by RINO Leader Steve LaTourette from Boehner’s state of Ohio. The PAC claims that it seeks party unity and has the following as its mission statement. This PAC also has as an affiliated PAC the Defending Main Street PAC.

To make Washington work again, we need more – not fewer – elected officials who are willing to put partisan politics aside to work for the greater good. That’s where the Republican Main Street PAC comes in – we support Republican candidates who are committed to governing and to making Washington work again.

However, for this group, party unity means nothing when it comes to staunch conservatives or others directly affiliated with the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party. In that case, the Main Street PAC sides with the left in seeking to attack and destroy such individuals.

Notice within their description of ‘what we do’ they very specifically state that they are working for the ‘greater good’. Those words and that ideology, the ‘greater good,’ are not only code words for Progressivism; they are as well for Communism.

In addition, one of the main donors for this supposed right of center PAC are Democrat-controlled labor unions. So, in cozying up with their buddies at Main Street PAC, Boehner, Cantor, and the other 26 Republicans are aligning themselves with labor unions and communist sympathizers.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014election; boehner; cantor; elections; reaparty
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1 posted on 03/30/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

We can hope.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 8:04:24 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Dan(9698)

I would be fine with that, if no one else (i.e. the country) has to suffer...


3 posted on 03/30/2014 8:09:29 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: cotton1706

democrats in all but name


4 posted on 03/30/2014 8:15:58 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: cotton1706

I, like many millions of other patriotic Americans, am through with voting for the least despicable candidate.

If the republican party cannot field anything but “democrat lite” candidates they will continue to wither and will eventually die.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 8:18:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: cotton1706
didn't he back out?: was on FR yesterday.
not defending the POS!..for clarity.

6 posted on 03/30/2014 8:18:27 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: cotton1706

Business interests understand that politicians of both parties are for sale. The Clintons moved this longstanding characteristic of American politicians from the acceptance of petty favors into full scale political corruption. They let it be known that they could be bought, but the price would be very steep. Lots of people made lots of money from the ensuing deals.

What started with the Clintons has spread like wildfire among the political class. It’s a behavior not limited to Democrats though they are still the biggest participants. These guys are simply letting everyone know that they are willing to sell out their constituents for the right price. They believe that with sufficient money, they can be reelected without having to do what their constituents want and they want to jump on the gravy train.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 8:19:40 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: cotton1706
MainStreetPac members who are elected in Congress...

GOPe membership consists of the following U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen:

U.S.Senate
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois
Sen. John McCain, Arizona

U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Susan Brooks, Indiana
Rep. Larry Buchson, Indiana
Rep. Ken Calvert, California
Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
Rep. Chris Collins, New York
Rep. Paul Cook, California
Rep. Rodney Davis, Illinois
Rep. Jeff Denham, California
Rep. Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida
Rep. Sean Duffy, Wisconsin
Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey
Rep. Jim Gerlach, Pennsylvania
Rep. Chris Gibson, New York
Rep. Michael Grimm, New York
Rep. Richard Hanna, New York
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas
Rep. Bill Johnson, Ohio
Rep. David Joyce, Ohio
Rep. Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania
Rep. Peter King, New York
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois
Rep. Leonard Lance, New Jersey
Rep. Tom Latham, Iowa
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
Rep. Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania
Rep. David McKinley, West Virginia
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington
Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania
Rep. Erik Paulsen, Minnesota
Rep. Thomas Petri, Wisconsin
Rep. Tom Reed, New York
Rep. David Reichert, Washington
Rep. Jim Renacci, Ohio
Rep. Scott Rigell, Virginia
Rep. Jon Runyan, New Jersey
Rep. Aaron Schock, Illinois
Rep. Mike Simpson, Idaho
Rep. Steve Stivers, Ohio
Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska
Rep. Patrick Tiberi, Ohio
Rep. Michael Turner, Ohio
Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan
Rep. David Valadao, California
Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon
Rep. Ed Whitfield, Kentucky
Rep. Frank Wolf, Virginia
Rep. Todd Young, Indiana

8 posted on 03/30/2014 8:20:10 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: cotton1706
...we support Republican candidates who are committed to governing and to making Washington work again

Work to favor the corporations that fund them at the expense of business competitors. Reducing the size of government not only limits opportunities to buy votes with the dole, but also stops legislation/regulation that only large corporations can afford to implement. Tea Party style Republicans truly believe in a smaller government and this is anathema to both the GOPe and Country Club Republicans.
9 posted on 03/30/2014 8:35:57 AM PDT by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: cotton1706

Only if the Tea Party rises up. So far, I’m not seeing it where it counts ... elections.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 8:37:57 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706

These despicable creatures known as RINOs have gone too far and have revealed what they truly are. They are making war on conservatives with their progressive allies. And these RINOs are doing it from within the Republican Party.

It is no longer enough to simply primary them. And should they win their primary (through their election year posing as conservatives) it is no longer enough to think about not voting for them or to actually follow through and refrain from casting a vote in their race (or to vote for a Losertarian on the ballot instead). It’s now to the point that we must remove them from office (and therefore from their malignant influence within the Republican Party) BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY. And if that means voting for their DemocRAT opponent, then so be it. We must destroy the malignant cells known as incumbent RINOs that are destroying the Republican Party.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 8:40:49 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

Do GOP “moderates” have any reliable base?


12 posted on 03/30/2014 8:41:07 AM PDT by monocle
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To: cotton1706

I find both of them to be repulsive.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by boycott
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To: skinkinthegrass

“didn’t he back out?: was on FR yesterday.
not defending the POS!..for clarity.”

I saw stories saying he wasn’t going, then stories that he was. This was a story from today so I assume that’s accurate. Whichever, as long as they felt the heat for participating (or even considering participating) in this insidiousness!


14 posted on 03/30/2014 8:41:30 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
Republican Main Street Partnership PAC

Calling themselves Whigs would be more concise.

15 posted on 03/30/2014 8:43:58 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: monocle

“Do GOP “moderates” have any reliable base?”

They have a reliable base to get them nominations, but those people (democrats) vote for the democrat in November. This has been the game for years, to shut conservatives out of public office, and feeds the meme “conservatives can’t get elected, or are unelectable” and thus, types like McCain and Romney and their ilk are always called “electable.”


16 posted on 03/30/2014 8:44:04 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Boehner and Cantor are members of the REPUBLICAN CAUCUS.... on the national level...they run who gets elected (Not the RNC). In your state, you will find there is also a GOP Caucus for State Reps/Senators....they run who gets elected...NOT the local GOP party....why? Because they get LOTS and LOTS of $$$ from business and Other interests. In our County, if we could get 20% of registered GOP to give $4/month...we would be able to overpower the Caucus....

Everyone needs to start understanding the difference between Party and Caucus.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 8:46:18 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: cotton1706
These guys obviously believe that it is the Tea Party and not the Dems who stand in their way of gaining the Senate and maintaining their House majority.

How fast the lessons of 2010 are forgotten.

I'm amazed.

18 posted on 03/30/2014 8:48:04 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: harpu
Rep. Peter King, New York

From your list, Peter King, another tower of jelly. It amazes me that these slime molds can even stand erect.

19 posted on 03/30/2014 8:48:39 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: cotton1706

Good, I hope they suffer.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 8:52:16 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

The Tea Party was quite effective in the Texas primaries.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: cotton1706

Good. Hope they go quickly


22 posted on 03/30/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: cotton1706

Boehner and Cantor are both sickening traitors. Only slightly less loathesome than Reid and Pelosi.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

So partisan politics is bad except when you’re attaching the American citizenry..


24 posted on 03/30/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor, what happened to you?

You folks remember he was pretty hardcore and then in one day (seems to me anyway) that he just changed, like a switched was flipped.
Does Obama’s NSA have something on him?


25 posted on 03/30/2014 9:16:53 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: cotton1706

What a disappointment Sean Duffy has turned out to be!


26 posted on 03/30/2014 9:22:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cotton1706

Notice that Kelly Ayotte is already trimming her sails for 2016 by not lending her name to the group publicly.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cotton1706
John Boehner and Eric Cantor are Committing Political Suicide

No they are not.

The job of the GOP Establishment is to provide the PRETENSE of there being opposition to the socialist agenda of the Dems, while energetically undermining any true conservatives.

It would also be a mistake to assume they want control of Congress or the Presidency. Actual control means they would be held accountable by the Republican base. Being out of power is more to their liking, because they get more campaign money when they are out of power from Republicans who want to stop the Democrat agenda.

28 posted on 03/30/2014 9:28:17 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: 12th_Monkey
I read somewhere that he is a stooge for moslum oil money. I think he dances to the tune of Grover Norquist.
29 posted on 03/30/2014 9:29:53 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: monocle
Do GOP “moderates” have any reliable base?

The business interests they create special favors for. You gotta think that they make deals with the Dems while the Dems are in power, to pass THEIR earmarks, while blocking earmarks of conservative Republicans. Which is yet another incentive for RINOs to prefer the Dems stay in actual power.

30 posted on 03/30/2014 9:32:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: peeps36

He was highly critical of the Obama administration, even had a heated exchange with Barry in a closed door meeting, then all of a sudden he was “uncle tomming” for him.

for that to happen “something” got held over his head.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 9:34:17 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: cotton1706
Please ping me when it reads thusly:

John Boehner and Eric Cantor are Committing Political Suicide; Details Here:

32 posted on 03/30/2014 10:06:29 AM PDT by tomkat (we should've opted for flax)
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To: cotton1706

“.....work for the greater good.” That’s exactly what Hillary said.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 10:36:48 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: harpu

All “yankees” except for one Cuban. It’s time for the South to get out!


34 posted on 03/30/2014 10:38:39 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: cotton1706

They have embraced the soviet ideal of peace and unity.

Simply eliminate all dissenters.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 11:06:04 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: cotton1706

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=boehner


36 posted on 03/30/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Troll alert


37 posted on 03/30/2014 11:22:15 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Yup. not a single Southerner in the group. Therefore, this group discriminates against Southerners! Spread the word!


38 posted on 03/30/2014 11:24:32 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: House Atreides

It is easier to replace a bad Democrap than to unseat an incumbent RINO.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 11:24:51 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: monocle
Do GOP “moderates” have any reliable base?

Sure they do. You can find their base at the top tier country clubs in any major city. Also look for vestrymen at your local upscale Episcopal or progressive Methodist church, or elders at a PCUSA.

40 posted on 03/30/2014 11:39:05 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: cotton1706
If Conservatives are unwilling to actively vote against these traitors in the primary and even vote for the dem if they fail to beat them in the primary, then nothing will ever change.

A Progressive Traitor that has an (R) by his name is not better than any dem, he is worse.

Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.

41 posted on 03/30/2014 11:47:21 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: cotton1706

The RINOs are the right wing of the “Government Party”.


42 posted on 03/30/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 12th_Monkey

“Cantor, what happened to you?”

The Chamber of Amnesty wrote him a check.


43 posted on 03/30/2014 11:48:29 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: cotton1706

“Do GOP “moderates” have any reliable base?”

They don’t need one, the money is too good from their corporate masters. Hell, they don’t even want to govern anyway.


44 posted on 03/30/2014 11:49:55 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Common Sense 101
if no one else (i.e. the country) has to suffer..

You seem to suffer the delusion that Progressive republicans are less harmful than democrats. Replacing a Progressive Republican in a leadership position with a less powerful democrat is only common sense.

Four leadership traitors can be replaced without losing the majority, if we fail to see that, then what is the purpose of this forum?

45 posted on 03/30/2014 11:52:28 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: House Atreides
And if that means voting for their DemocRAT opponent, then so be it. We must destroy the malignant cells known as incumbent RINOs that are destroying the Republican Party.

Absolutely necessary, but a hard sell.

I would even go so far as to have the TEA party House members change their party affiliation to independent in order to bring Boehner to heel.

46 posted on 03/30/2014 12:01:04 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: cotton1706

Taking a page from Alinsky, as well as from the 60s radical leftists in this country, I say, “Name them and shame them.”

Where feasible, publicly name them as RINOs and make them squirm.


47 posted on 03/30/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: cotton1706
March 14, 2014..... Obama and Bainer ...friends among friends


48 posted on 03/30/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT by caww
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To: House Atreides

It’s now to the point that we must remove them from office...BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY. And if that means voting for their DemocRAT opponent, then so be it.
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Exactly. That is the only way to stop this madness. OR, Conservatives form THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY of AMERICA and keep the RINOs out of power for years.


49 posted on 03/30/2014 1:14:53 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: headstamp 2

Chamber of Amnesty

Perfect description of what has compromised these traitors.


50 posted on 03/30/2014 1:16:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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