Skip to comments.Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives from Powerful Committees
Posted on 12/03/2012 6:26:04 PM PST by Veritas_et_libertas
House Speaker John Boehner and GOP leadership have removed several conservative House members from their respective powerful committee positions, Breitbart News has learned.
Effective next Congress, leadership pulled Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert off committees from which they could exert conservative pressure on fiscal matters. Amash and Huelskamp were pulled from the Budget Committee and Schweikert from the Financial Services Committee.
Huelskamp, a freshman elected during the 2010 tea party wave, thinks the leadership move to pull him from the powerful committee is revenge for him standing up for conservatism. It is little wonder why Congress has a 16 percent approval rating: Americans send principled representatives to change Washington and get punished in return, Huelskamp said in a Monday night statement. The GOP leadership might think they have silenced conservatives, but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions. This is clearly a vindictive move, and a sure sign that the GOP Establishment cannot handle disagreement."
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That’s what I’ve been saying. Instead of the rinos saying “You real conservatives need to come over here with us” a new party needs to say “You rinos can come over to us or stay with your friends in the other party.”
Because the 2%ers are failures. Always have been. Always will be. That's the fact, Jack. Any new party will be no more successful than Bull Moose, Strom Thurmond, George Wallace, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, Bob Barr, Gary Johnson, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul 88, Ross Perot, John Anderson, Virgil Goode, or Ralph Nader.
Instead of suicide missions, you should target Boehner and company in the next primary. Find an electable conservative in Butler County Ohio who is fed up with Boehner, have competent people run his campaign, donate to that campaign, make sure that campaign has a good message, and do what is necessary to win the primary.
The GOP will never displace the Whigs.
Oops...guess your argument failed. But please, continue the fantasy that one or a dozen primary wins will change the entire structure of the GOP corporate culture. Because of course, all the people still employed there and defanged will give their best effort to the cause of conservatism.
“Because the 2%ers are failures. Always have been. Always will be. That’s the fact, Jack. Any new party will be no more successful than Bull Moose, Strom Thurmond, George Wallace, Constitution Party, Libertarian Party, Bob Barr, Gary Johnson, Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul 88, Ross Perot, John Anderson, Virgil Goode, or Ralph Nader.”
But, but, but.....you just don’t understand.....it will be different this time.
Yep, the convergence of the Left, Muzziers and the Globalists against the Christians, Jews and Freedom Lovers.
You’re right, Norm
Let’s just forget it. More Romney’s More Boehners!
Let it burn to the ground. The sooner it happens the better.
they never learn being democrat-lite ever gets them the victoriesthey dream of, or the press adulation they crave.
Primary the rest of the problems. We did it. We got rid of Joe Schwarz.
The infrastructure is all GOP/lib. All those loyalists will do what? Work against the new blood to reinstall the old, thats what. Att ANY cost.
Most of them work directly for reps. When the reps are fired, they are looking for work.
Every aide, every secretary, all of it is used to and likes the old way. Do you seriously think that they will suddenly get religion? Seriously?
Every aide and secretary first and foremost wants to keep their JOB. If their job is threatened, they will get religion because they don't want to be fired.
No, it does not solve anything.
It is time to win more Republican Primary elections. That is the only thing that will help Conservatives.
So, which day should we all go down to our Supervisor of Elections’ Office and re-register to some other party affiliation or to none at all? To let the GOP establishment see what might happen if they don’t listen.
Until we get control of Secretaries of State, nationwide among all "red" states, our enemies will continue to do their treasonous electronic ballot fraud. How then do we seize anything?
Because all the conservatives will magically decide to vote for the new 3rd party like they were going to do for Pat Buchanan, Virgil Goode, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul 88, Chuck Baldwin, Michael Badnarik, Harry Browne, etc.
Really? When the dems and GOP change aides/staff like socks?
That 10 election sure put the fear of God in all of’em huh?
Is it more logical to take the limited resource of conservatives and apply them to fighting a party to the proverbial death or is it more logical to take the limited resource and start fresh devoting all of it to advancing our agenda?
You have made many posts I greatly respect and agree with. But this thread, you obviously have not thought it through. This latest GOP abortion did not happen in a vacuum. It is the culmination of their purge. And for whatever reason, you deny the forest for the trees.
All your takeback plan lacks is our own printing press for money, our own MSM for PR and an opposition not willing to slash and burn our team.
All my plan lacks is enough people to reverse a bad case of recto-cranial inversion and admit what the facts show to be the case.
The sace the GOP saves what exactly? It’s a broken commodity that everyone hates.
EDit: ‘The sace the GOP saves what exactly? “ should be...
The idea of saving the GOP saves what exactly?
Newt Gingrich, Mr. Speaker for Speaker.
“Are you ready for Speaker Pelosi II? Get used to it, because the GOP is going down in flames in 2014”
“The 2014 elections are a big concern. I loathe to imagine the presidency and both chambers of congress under the control of democrats.”
I had put up a post earlier today to this effect, that — right now — the GOP is setting itself up to lose in 2014, possibly a crushing loss.
But wait, someone will jump in and say. “The party-in-power ALWAYS loses in the midterm elections”.
This truism comes from the same people who only a month ago told us that a sitting president with Obama’s economic numbers could never be re-elected. Yet he won in the face of presiding over one of the worst economies ever (only FDR beat him on that one).
It’s almost as if the old economic rules of winning elections don’t mean nuthin’ no mo’.
Not in the age of the ObamaPhone, Social Security Disability, and the self-refilling EBT card.
Even though the “old rules” are crumbling, what isn’t yet apparent is how “the new rules” will work, all the time. We have seen how _some_ of them worked _this time_.
There may be additional new rules as-of-yet unrevealed.
The Republican party is beginning to fade away as a national political party, and is changing into a more “regional” one. To remain a national party, you must remain [nationally] competitive — and it’s apparent that there are now large swaths of the country in which the Pubbies can no longer credibly compete (California, New York, Washington, Illinois, Maryland, and the entire region of New England). A number of other states seem to be on the verge of “tipping to the blue side”, including Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida. Even stalwart Texas is going to start having problems delivering to the Republicans within 15-20 years.
The clock is ticking....
You and me both, Norm. I can't take any of these protestations dumping on the GOPe/promoting 3rd party, etc., seriously after you and I and others were attacked whenever we "suggested" the GOPe candidate was less than stellar. I think they will do it again, and insist that's the only choice we have so support the RINO and we're voting for Hillary if we don't vote for the RINO (likely Jeb Bush).
I DON'T VOTE FOR LIBERALS, DIDN'T VOTE FOR MCCAIN, DIDN'T VOTE FOR ROMNEY - I DON'T VOTE FOR LIBERALS. Folks on the forum might as well know it again - I DON'T VOTE FOR LIBERALS. Sure, Norm, we will get stomped again by forum members, but I DON'T VOTE FOR LIBERALS.
This bears repeating loud, clear, and as often as possible.
Apparently there is only one party now—those that are in power—democrats and republicans in Washington are one freaking party. It’s THEM and US.
Baynzo has made a deal with the devil.
“No political party could survive the defeat that the Republicans just took. Dead Whig walking.”
Your comment is two years’ premature.
Wait until November 5, 2014. If what you said above is as true on that day, then it will indeed be “Dead Whig’s a-walkin’” !!
There's no such thing as RINOs. They are just Republicans doing what Republicans do and have been doing for the last quarter century.
Now, are you ready to walk off the Gutless Old Pretender plantation or are you going to continue stepping and fetching for them while they lie to you?
To the horror of several on this board, I woke up every day since the election knowing I didn’t throw my soul publicly away campaigning for a lib.
Nor will I throw it away defending the very people who are our political opponents.
Any Freeper supporting the GOP at this point is something aside from conservative. Hard truth but conservatives do not support things the GOP is doing and has done for the last year plus.
The GOPe moves against conservatives will get them crushed in 2014. You can pretty much count on that.
Amen to THAT, and despite all the shrieks and howls from the ABO suckers.
Keep lying to yourself.
I enjoy reading all the suddenly hyperconservative posts lately from all those who trashed us for standing on principle and not kissing GOP ass.
They want people to think they didn’t turn on us like a pack of dems. But they will never get the stink off themselves. Must suck to have killed their reps and trashed their conservative trustworthiness...FOR NOTHING.
It’s way past time for Bonehead and Cantor are purged from their posts.
No one is justified in saying with full unmitigated certitude, but it was seized here in CA is '66 and nationally in '80 and again nationally in '94 but your point is well taken. Which is why I'm returning to the belief system of my youth and am beginning to worship somewhat similarly to your practices.
The demonic sway manifesting in this country is becoming more and more disheartening with billionarires and media moguls "managing" more and more scenarios.
“How does a 3rd Party solve ANYTHING?
No, it does not solve anything.”
If the Washington Pubbies keep going the way they’re going today, they won’t have to worry at all about a third party.
They will BE the “third” party.
So...what do the Dems have in their little black book on Boehner?
Yep, and I got a long memory too about which specific in-house hypocrites attacked us like feral dogs for not jumping aboard the ABO train as it screeched toward the cliff.
The best I could muster was a spirited anti-Obama campaign with my friends and family. After the McCain debacle drove me out of the Republican Party, I couldn't manage anything good to say about Romney except that he probably isn't a Marxist revolutionary.
I don’t need to “lie” to myself. My district has been there, done that, and fired Joe Schwarz.
I will always cherish being called a traitor, told I hate America, accused of voting for Obama and the rest...by people who also said that only an idiot sticks to their principles.
FR has a lot of smart people on it. But that crew proved that idiots walk among us?
Can ANYONE logically explain to me how abandoning one’s conservatism to CAMPAIGN for liberals is conservative, American, in accordance with the ideals of the Founders, or MAKES ANY F’ing sense AT ALL?!?!?
It’s one thing to say, “I gotta”. But quite another to trash everyone who does not comply and go full lib singing the praises of that which we oppose.
I thought not.
Your district isn’t the entire United States of America, and Joe Schwartz wasn’t running the entire Republican Party.
I don’t think you understand what we’re up against. Stop listening to what Republicans have said and just pay attention to what they actually have done. Their record is horrifying to an intellectually honest small government conservative.
It’s batterd woman syndrome. Or Stockholm. Many refuse to see the problem and go along eternally with their captor/tormentors.
The GOP literally is less conservative than the mid 80s dems under O’Neil. Look at what they are advocating.
We just have to let them go. And if we have to let FRiends go to them/stay with them, so be it. They have NO ROOM to talk RE: the blacks in America clinging to the Dem plantation.
You have absolutely no clue what time it is.
People like you are stuck in an overthrown paradigm that assumes the game of politics will continue as it always has as long as we play within the boundaries the Soviet machine has constructed for us.
The GOP is our generation's Judenrat to the MarxoFascists. Collaborators with a domestic enemy who are working to exterminate Conservatism from any influence in the New Order.
Permanent separation from the cancerous and infiltrated parties are necessary if Conservatism is to survive at all.
If history bears repeating, it won't simply be a political ideology the GOP and DNC will eradicate - eventually they will criminalize it altogether - and follow with actual eradication of people. The GOP being the Judenrats of the MarxoFascists now in power.
There is no more self government at the federal government.
The people have become too wicked and corrupt for the system to last much longer.
It will unravel and it won’t be pretty.
This whole discussion is I’m afraid meaningless.
Only upon a serious spiritual revival will we have a chance to take this country back.
The only political maneuvering that could make a difference is one of two (or both) things.
1. Texas secedes.
2. All conservatives from deep blue states move to presently “purple” states.
I’m in Texas so I’d take either one.
The GOP hasn't learned a thing and are apparently so enthused with their wannabe democrat-lite modus operandi, they're doubling down on it once again.
Bohner did not come to that decision on his own. Conservatives, Christians and Tea Party sympathizers apparently clearly aren't on the GOP Christmas list this year or for any year to come if this is true.
this should be mutual if its true
The Republicans lost the popular vote for the Presidency 51% to 47%, and maintained a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans also held on to a majority of governorships.
I don't know what your comment means. Parties have survived far far worse defeats than this last one.