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REPORT: TOP BOEHNER ALLIES DEPARTING CONGRESS
Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE

Posted on 04/03/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

House Speaker John Boehner’s top allies are racing out the door to retirement, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.

Top Boehner allies that are retiring in 2014 include four committee chairmen: Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the Intelligence Committee, Buck McKeon (R-CA) of the Armed Services Committee, Doc Hastings (R-WA) of the Natural Resources Committee and Dave Camp (R-MI) of the Ways and Means Committee. One of Boehner closest friends, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), is retiring this year, and another—Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)—may lose his seat in a primary in Idaho against conservative Bryan Smith.

“In a Capitol where accomplishments are built on relationships, some of Boehner’s most trusted confidantes won’t return next year, when lawmakers must again address the U.S. debt ceiling and possibly grapple with immigration policy,” Bloomberg’s Michael Bender and Derek Wallbank wrote. “Replenishing his support system will be crucial for Boehner as the limited-government Tea Party movement -- which often equates deal-making and compromise with weakness -- has complicated management of the House Republican majority.”

Notably, Simpson, a top Boehner confidant, suggested Boehner has yet to decide whether he will come back to Congress next year.

“That’s a challenge for Boehner if he decides to run for speaker again,” Simpson said about how will Boehner address the exit of many of his top supporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; amnesty; boehner; buckmckeon; committees; davecamp; dochastings; elections; gope; housespeaker; mikerogers; mikesimpson; retired; rinos; teapartyrebellion; tomlatham
FUJB!
1 posted on 04/03/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Seems like so many are retiring this year. They've milked this cow dry.
2 posted on 04/03/2014 12:18:39 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter
Speaking of Rogers, I think there should be an ethics investigation. I just can't imagine him being successful as a talk show host. At some point, he'll have to be entertaining.

I smell Soros.

3 posted on 04/03/2014 12:21:03 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Let’s hope he’ll get the retirement bug from his buddies. He’s done enough damage.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 12:21:14 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jim Robinson

> “Notably, Simpson, a top Boehner confidant, suggested Boehner has yet to decide whether he will come back to Congress next year.”

“That’s a challenge for Boehner if he decides to run for speaker again,”

Oh! Be True!

Boehner needs to retire and if he truly loves his country, he will voluntarily step down now.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 12:24:34 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Jim Robinson

“My whores! My whores! Oh, my Speakership for some whores!”


6 posted on 04/03/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Jim Robinson
the limited-government Tea Party movement -- which often equates deal-making and compromise with weakness -- has complicated management of the House Republican majority.”

Well, no. We equate it with surrender, which it is.

7 posted on 04/03/2014 12:26:45 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It just won’t be as much fun anymore for ‘ol John! Trying to re-create the days of Bob Michael hasn’t worked out as he expected.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Jim Robinson

Impending Tea Party tidal wave...???


9 posted on 04/03/2014 12:28:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jim Robinson

Hmmm, their ship (of fools) is sinking and corrupt millionaire rat GOPe’s are scurrying towards tax payer funded retirement!


10 posted on 04/03/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT by Syncro (So? -Andrew Breitbart [1969-2012] RIP King of The New Media)
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To: Jim Robinson

Tea Party? You’re on deck! :)


11 posted on 04/03/2014 12:30:05 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jim Robinson

“...as the limited-government Tea Party movement — has complicated management of the House Republican majority.” ...”

Dear Mr. Boehner:
Be careful how you treat people on your way up...
You’ll meet them on the way back down too.

What goes around comes around.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 12:46:34 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: liberalh8ter

They are getting out before it all collapses and then they can say they had nothing to do with it1


13 posted on 04/03/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Jim Robinson

K-Street pays better.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 1:01:16 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Jim Robinson

G’bye!


15 posted on 04/03/2014 1:06:04 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Who in the House should we be pushing for to replace Boehner?


16 posted on 04/03/2014 1:09:17 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: fortheDeclaration

They don’t want to be around when the SHTF. Our national debt is a ticking time bomb and they know it.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 1:09:29 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: fortheDeclaration

Yep...the same rats that pass laws which they then exempt themselves from are fleeing the sinking ship. To them ‘consequence’ is a four letter epithet.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 1:10:07 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Doubt it has much to do with Tea Party pressure but more to do with cashing out while the opportunity is there for them. Bank on all these guys to roll right into cushy K street lobbyist positions so that they can legally suck up all the cash promised them when they were giving out our money to various corporate entities.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 1:20:59 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: fortheDeclaration
They are getting out before it all collapses and then they can say they had nothing to do with it

That is my impression also.

20 posted on 04/03/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Jim Robinson

They know the storm is coming!


21 posted on 04/03/2014 1:22:39 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Starboard
They don’t want to be around when the SHTF. Our national debt is a ticking time bomb and they know it.

DING DING DING! A winner!

22 posted on 04/03/2014 1:24:43 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

boehner is useless. he gotta go, mang.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 1:26:20 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Jim Robinson; ntnychik; potlatch; onyx
Yesterday after hearing Ted Cruz call for repealing every word of ObamaCare I called our Steve King and said again for him to replace Boehner. Years ago it was Michele Bachman I suggested. There's a Braveheart-with-a-better-ending coming November, seated next January.
24 posted on 04/03/2014 1:29:30 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Jim Robinson

The ship is sinking and the rats are fleeing.


25 posted on 04/03/2014 1:33:20 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jim Robinson

Too bad Fred Upton isn’t on that list. Or Darrel Issa. What tools.


26 posted on 04/03/2014 1:34:27 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: DCBryan1

Thank you.

Things are going to get really ugly. Economically, politically and socially. Those in high profile positions want to get out of town before the tornado hits.

Creating the mess is so much more fun than cleaning it up.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 1:34:35 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: austinaero

I’m terrible about picking political winners, because my first choice will be the conservative, ie, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small (constitutionally limited) government, pro-defense, pro-constitution, pro-gun, pro-drilling, pro-free enterprise, pro-liberty, etc. Liked Gowdy before I found out he was weak on illegals. How about Louie Gohmert?


28 posted on 04/03/2014 1:36:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Boehner also recently purchased a luxury condo in Marco Island, FL, prompting a new round of speculation about the issue by GOP insiders.”

I am confident that one day there will be photos released of Boehner and Charlie Crist bathing together, sharing little tropical drinks and damning troglodyte conthervativth.


29 posted on 04/03/2014 1:46:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: PhilDragoo

Thank you so much!!
God bless and keep you, dearest Phil Dragoo!


30 posted on 04/03/2014 1:50:57 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So who can be gotten to replace Agent Orange next January as Speaker.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 3:50:06 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: cotton1706
Trying to re-create the days of Bob Michael hasn’t worked out as he expected.

Bob Michel was the Luser Deluxe minority leader that Democrats loved to patronize and despise. On his last day in the House, the 'Rats amused themselves by letting Michel hold the big gavel for half a minute or so ...... the motives behind that "gesture" were absolutely impossible to calculate.

But critics of congressional "incivility" <bitch, bitch, bitch>, when asked, always go back to the end of Michel's Lusership, which was the moment when House Republicans quit letting 'Rats push them around. That's when, the MediaRats say, "things got nasty" ...... uh, huh.

(Republicans who were there remember instead the "Class of Watergate" in 1975 and their smug moral superiority and unwillingness to treat with "tainted" Republicans, even as the 'Rats threw the Vietnam War, sandbagged President Ford, and prepared to take history into receivership with an incoming Prog-Stalinist Democratic majority in Senate, House, and White House under Jimmy Carter.)

32 posted on 04/03/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Jim Robinson
I'd be interested in hearing Mark Levin's opinion on who should replace boehner. He's been pushing hard to get rid of boehner and mcconnell, as have many others.
33 posted on 04/04/2014 12:47:24 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Jim Robinson
This says more about the future of the GOP caucus than any poll. These members of the old boys club won't be asked to play with the new guys who will be swarming in in January. Boehner's days as Speaker are clearly numbered and they all know it.
34 posted on 04/06/2014 3:57:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jim Robinson

35 posted on 04/06/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: trapped_in_LA
The question is timing. With the GOP poised to make major gains in both houses, why should the leadership choose now to retire? With both houses, they have the first opportunity in years to do something constructive for the country they all claim to love so much. Instead, they bail. Makes no sense unless you assume they see the end of their leadership influence. That spells T.E.A.
36 posted on 04/06/2014 4:05:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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