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Boehner Allies Look to Take Out Justin Amash
breitbart.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 05/10/2014 6:36:37 AM PDT by cotton1706

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the first lawmaker to vote against Speaker John Boehner on the House floor in January 2013. Now the GOP Establishment, and especially allies of Boehner, are looking to take him out.

Top GOP power brokers in Michigan are putting resources into the August primary race in which Amash faces businessman Brian Ellis. But as evidenced by Rep. Walter Jones victory in North Carolina Tuesday, defeating an incumbent can be a difficult enterprise. Jones has a similar libertarian ideology to Amash and narrowly bested a well-financed opponent who attacked him on foreign policy.

Amash has raised an impressive $1.2 million this election cycle and has $840,000 cash on hand. Ellis, has raised $829,000 over the same period, but $400,000 of that amount has come from a personal loan he made to his own campaign. It is that personal loan which provides the bulk of the $413,000 cash on hand the campaign reported on March 31.

As Breitbart News reported back in November, several local Michigan business leaders endorsed Ellis. They've been working hard to recruit additional local business support for Ellis ever since.

First elected in 2010, Amash, 34, has been a thorn in the side of the Republican House leadership since he was sworn in. In 2012, Speaker Boehner and the GOP Steering Committee removed Amash from his position on the Budget Committee as part of a "purge" of four conservatives from plum committee assignments.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; libtardian

1 posted on 05/10/2014 6:36:37 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

The conservatives worst enemy: a republican.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 6:40:43 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: cotton1706; cripplecreek

Thanks for posting. (ping)


3 posted on 05/10/2014 6:41:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: cotton1706

I hope that Justin Amash makes it, if nothing else than to be a thorn in the side of leadership!


4 posted on 05/10/2014 6:53:18 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: cotton1706

Justin isnt going anywhere. He represents one of the most conservative districts in the nation, and he is well liked. His ability to keep in constant communication with us (he’s my congressman) is nothing sort of spectacular.

The GOPe stooge that they put up against him hasn’t obtained any traction at all.


5 posted on 05/10/2014 7:07:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I've got mixed feelings on Amash myself. He's taken some pretty questionable votes but they ALL do at some point.

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6 posted on 05/10/2014 7:07:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Have you seen the guy the chamber of anti tea party commerce has put up against Kerry Bentivolio? Dave Trott carefully avoids any mention of immigration or border control.


7 posted on 05/10/2014 7:09:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Boehner is a vicious drunk and is not going to go quietly.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 7:28:28 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Take congress in 2014. Have a Constitutional Convention of the States. Save the Republic.)
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To: cotton1706

Justin Amash is not going anywhere. He is doing a great job and I’m sure his constituents must be pretty happy with him.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 7:38:39 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: Georgia Girl 2

The issue that keeps coming up is a shaky abortion vote but I don’t really know the particulars. I think (but don’t know for sure) that he voted no on ending gender choice abortions.

On the other hand, it doesn’t sound like it would have done much to stop abortions because gender choice abortions are pretty rare.

Again, I’m just going on internet chatter so you’ll have to do the research yourself.


10 posted on 05/10/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

You have it right. He voted no on ending gender choice abortions. He’s also a bit shaky on defense, and supports a two state solution to the Arab-Israeli situation. Overall, he’s better than most of them, and Boehner hates him, which is a plus.


11 posted on 05/10/2014 8:04:28 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cripplecreek

He seems like the type the CoC likes their puppet candidates to all be like.


12 posted on 05/10/2014 8:04:52 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: cdcdawg
Overall, he’s better than most of them, and Boehner hates him, which is a plus.

Yeah I try to look at them on the balance of their votes.
13 posted on 05/10/2014 8:10:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: VanDeKoik
His (Amish's) ability to keep in constant communication with us...

Dennis Kucinich was like that. The way his district was configured, a sensible Republican could've won here when he was gone. The ptb (both parties) disliked Kucinich's independence so much, they split his district into at least four different districts. Yup, the 'pubs gerrymandered away a district they had a chance in down the road, and the dems had no interest in saving him.

What's my point? Voters aren't stupid on the HOR level. They know who works for them and who represents a different agenda. I suspect the outside money against him will be an issue that helps Amash.

14 posted on 05/10/2014 8:16:50 AM PDT by grania
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To: cotton1706

This is why I tell every GOP fundraiser to go to he!!. They use our money to attack us.
I thought they were going to stay out of the primaries and let the “people” decide.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 8:59:07 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: cripplecreek

Ohio conservatives need to elect whichever RAT is facing Boehner. We can afford to lose one seat, ESPECIALLY this seat.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 9:02:52 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: cripplecreek

And then give Gowdy the gavel.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl

I think I would give the gavel to Louie Gomert and keep Gowdy has the head of the Benghazi committee.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 9:11:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: txhurl
Ohio conservatives need to elect whichever RAT is facing Boehner. We can afford to lose one seat, ESPECIALLY this seat.

I have been saying this for a long time. It is very unlikely we will lose the House. It would indeed be sweet for Boehner to lose.

Unfortunately, it is a very Gerrymandered district -- 99.999999% chance he will win.

Boehner sits by and watches the Marxist destroy our Republic -- Boehner's response is to viciously attack Conservatives.

I say this with all seriousness, Boehner is an extremely evil human being.

19 posted on 05/10/2014 9:12:23 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: sand88

I need to look at his district.. him getting 79% of the R vote is suspicious. Cornyn here in TX only got 59% of the R vote.

Must be some way to get the 21% who voted against him to GOTV for his opponent.


20 posted on 05/10/2014 9:18:46 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: anoldafvet

As far as I can tell, the GOPe isn’t challenging in a single democrat district in Michigan but they are challenging in tea party held districts. There is a republican challenging in the Dingell district but the GOP isn’t backing him.

If I were the GOP chair my strategy would to take the money being used to challenge republicans and put up token candidates in firm democrats districts. Give them enough money to get started and turn them loose to wreak havoc. I don’t even care if they’re RINOs, just use them to take more seats instead of targeting seats we already have.


21 posted on 05/10/2014 9:23:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Gohmert would be good, too. He’s as enraged as Gowdy at all the transgressions of this evil regime.


22 posted on 05/10/2014 9:31:43 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl
There are actually a lot of good aggressive people in DC. This is from the IRS hearings last fall.

Things got awkward during the House Oversight Committee’s second IRS hearing on Wednesday when Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), while seemingly making a larger point, couldn’t get former IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman to acknowledge certain amendments to the Constitution.

After confirming that the IRS requires ethics training, Bentivolio was trying to figure out if the IRS required training on the Constitution. He may have got his answer despite Shulman’s response saying he couldn’t give one.

“Did you study the Constitution?” Bentivolio asked.

“I went to law school,” Shulman responded.


“You went to law school. Did you study the Constitution?”

“I believe I took Constitutional law, but I’m not prepared to take an exam at this time,” Shulman said with a chuckle. “Meaning I’ll answer any of your questions but I can’t promise that I’m an expert.”

23 posted on 05/10/2014 9:38:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cotton1706

“Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the first lawmaker to vote against Speaker John Boehner on the House floor in January 2013.”

I don’t trust Amash on immigration and some other issues, but that stand against Boehner, alone, gives him a lot of credibility in my book. Unless his opponent gets an A+ from NumbersUSA, FAIR, and Alipac, I hope Amash wins reelection.


24 posted on 05/10/2014 12:16:50 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

Justin Amash is Rand and Ron Paul’s Next Of Kin. Brian Ellis is the real deal. The PJ Media article could have been written much better, but Amash is just following the same strategy Ron Paul used in the House. Brian Ellis called him out on it. Amash is libertarian not a bone of conservatism in him.
http://pjmedia.com/blog/whos-rino-now-primary-challenger-says-amash-isnt-conservative-enough/


25 posted on 05/11/2014 9:37:08 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: cotton1706

But, but, but Ann C and all of the other east coast republican elite are telling us to NEVER oppose incumbent R’s...Oh wait, that only matters to them when it is in opposition to their fellow cocktail party-goers.


26 posted on 05/12/2014 8:42:29 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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