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Hensarling opts out of GOP race
The Hill ^ | 06/12/2014 | Peter Schroeder

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:58 AM PDT by GIdget2004

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) will not run to replace House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

The conservative favorite said in a statement Thursday he was not going to challenge Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) or Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) for the No. 2 spot in House GOP leadership.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hensarling; majoritywhip; mccarthy; sessions

1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:58 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

So we get another Cantor.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:56:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: GIdget2004

Too bad. The WSJ actually supported him in their editorial this morning.


3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:57:39 AM PDT by livius
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To: GIdget2004

let’s hope he’s waiting to be speaker


4 posted on 06/12/2014 9:02:12 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: GIdget2004

omgawd—these people make me sick!


5 posted on 06/12/2014 9:05:42 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: GIdget2004

He’s going for speaker once they deep-six bonehead.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 9:06:01 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: GIdget2004

He wants to Speaker and We need him as Speaker. Good move on his part.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 9:20:35 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: GIdget2004

That’s the punishment for those impudent tea partiers—just as bad a ML as Cantor had been.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 9:21:40 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: GIdget2004

Hensarling wants speaker. Hopefully someone like Gohmert or Gowdy gets majority.

BUUUUUUT, the establishment hasn’t learned anything....


9 posted on 06/12/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT by struggle
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To: GIdget2004

Are all of our House Conservatives that feckless and gutless? Nobody wants to lead, despite their old campaign ads and promises about being “leaders” in Congress?


10 posted on 06/12/2014 9:48:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: GIdget2004

I’m guessing the fix is in for McCarthy. Same chit different day.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 9:55:26 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: Timber Rattler

Get up to speed on this....he want to be SPEAKER!


12 posted on 06/12/2014 10:37:44 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GIdget2004

He was the only conservative who was possible. So, the bottom line is, the new person will be equal or worse than Cantor?


13 posted on 06/12/2014 12:33:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GIdget2004

Evidently the Republicans prefer “moderate” leadership.

The only two conservatives that have held leadership positions in the last twenty years (Newt and Tom DeLay) were kicked to the curb by their colleagues.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 12:46:02 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Timber Rattler

Politics is not a chest thumping game. Nothing gets done without a majority vote. Hensarling counted votes, and was wise enough to drop out before losing. May be he will run for Speaker if Boner resigns or is pushed out.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 3:20:30 PM PDT by entropy12 (Term limits is the right (may be only) way to eliminate corrupt politicians via seniority system.)
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To: entropy12; Ann Archy; All
So in the meantime, we get stuck with another squishy Majority Leader (McCarthy or Sessions) because none of the other House Conservatives have the balls to go after the job?

They're hypocrites then.

16 posted on 06/12/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Oh STOP IT!!! Let it happen BEFORE you SQUEAL. Call your CONGRESSMAN!!!


17 posted on 06/12/2014 3:53:59 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Timber Rattler; Ann Archy

After following politics for 5 decades, I have concluded that politicians and hypocrisy are joined at the hips. Only thing which changes is levels of hypocrisy. This is not because they are evil people. It is simply doing and saying whatever it takes to win majority votes, only way they can survive.

For example take the 2 recent filibusters in senate by Cruz and Paul. Both produced no results because they did not have the votes in both the house and senate. Sure If Hensarling ran for SML we would feel good for a while until he loses for lack of votes.

I think he is wise to not chalk up a loss on his resume. You can not win every time in politics. But that is no reason to give up fighting. If we give up there will be zero wins.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 4:03:46 PM PDT by entropy12 (Term limits is the right (may be only) way to eliminate corrupt politicians via seniority system.)
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To: entropy12

What’s SML??? This is the HOUSE we are talking about.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 4:42:35 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

So you don’t care who’s running the House GOP???


20 posted on 06/12/2014 5:01:12 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: entropy12

And what conservative would want to be a subordinate on Boehner’s team?


21 posted on 06/12/2014 5:09:48 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: GIdget2004

Shame on Hensarling for cowering from a necessary fight. Bob


22 posted on 06/12/2014 5:18:08 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Oh the queen is old but she lingers still Like the fading ring of a distant bell." Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

Why would he want to be Boehner’s lackey? The ML has only the power the Speaker gives him, the Speakership is an autocratic position.
What Jeb’s refusal tells us is that Boehner wouldn’t agree to any change in course.

Sessions has dropped out now from lack of conservative support.
Jordan or Labrador may be the sacrificial conservative. It would be great if the “sacrificial conservative” won. K Street would be a disaster zone.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:21 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Ann Archy

Sorry about the typo...so yes of course we are talking about the House Majority Leader...HML!


24 posted on 06/12/2014 7:22:24 PM PDT by entropy12 (Term limits is the right (may be only) way to eliminate corrupt politicians via seniority system.)
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To: mrsmith

Good point, Sir! Bob


25 posted on 06/13/2014 10:38:42 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Oh the queen is old but she lingers still Like the fading ring of a distant bell." Al Stewart)
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