Skip to comments.The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders
Posted on 06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT by stevie_d_64
To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress.
From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline.
But several Tea Party targets havent gone quietly. Theyve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordans conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their members.
GOP leaders are now in a holding pattern as they figure out whether any other rebels should be punished. Heres a short history of the dozen defectors whove experienced Boehners wrath so far this Congress:
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you people in his district should absolutely be ashamed of this guy...
But something tells me you are not, you probably think he is the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel...
Back stabbing us all the way.FYJB
Lesser evil. Than their voters.
THANK their voters
The GOP PROMISED their voters that they would stop Obama
and remove ObamaCARE.
In return for the votes, they initiated the IRS attacks
again (led by McCain), and installed ObamaTRADE
(by almost all of them, including Cruz), and
got drunk and whored when the black robes made
The GOP are proven scum.
The Founders would love these guys, I’m sure, as much as they would have contempt for Boner’s complicity with Obozo to nullify the Founder’s sacrifice in the American freedom struggle.
ObamaTRADE ===> ObamaCARE/SCOTUScare
Count me as a member of the rebel wing. Minus them I entirely denounce the GOP. I may anyway if they don’t get more traction.
Pretty much I’m ashamed of the whole lot of our government. Liberals ruin everything. Voting does not matter. IF your vote mattered, the cheating at the polls waters down your rights anyway. But what difference does a vote make when the courts rule and the judges are there for life. Sure you can vote for those who nominate the judges as they leave. But even that is totally messed up. Liars rule. Honest rule followers drool.
And we wonder why people are looking at voting for non-politicians like Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Donald Trump. Idiots like Boehner and McConnell and the rest of their ilk are doing nothing but making the GOP a carbon copy of the Democratic Party.
There’s nothing else to say.
The secret to being a successful Representative in Congress is to cut what seems to be a little better deal for the major contributors to your campaign, and making sure the voters in your district are presented with the VISION you are doing something “for” them.
Whether or not that perception is reality.
But what is wrong with the OTHER members of the Republican caucus that elevated John Boehner to the Speaker position?
Q: Why doesn’t Boehner go after obama like he does fellow republicans???
Because liberals keep voting for him no matter what.
The rebels should not give up. History has shown that the GOPe will eventually fold.
Because his spine is constructed entirely from a whisky and tobacco panade.
I’d wager a dollar to a donut Boehner’s of Prussian descent.
Dont’ know, just a hunch..
The GOP rebels need to caucus with the DIMS and elect Nancy Pelosi to the Speakership.
The GOPe are the real traitors to this country. We expect leftist loons to be bad, but when the ones we put in office to protect us go along with the bad guys, this is evil...
Ah,yes,but its lesser evil,so it’s ok
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