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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:38 PM

 

GOP in disarray - boots four off committees, (The Hill), Boehner cannot hold party

Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.

The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.

Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina were booted from the Financial Services Committee. Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas were removed from the Budget Committee.

According to a source, Schweikert was told that he was ousted in part because his “votes were not in lockstep with leadership.”



http://www.rollcall.com/news/gop_steering_committee_shuffles_conservatives-219601-1.html

I LOVE IT.

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Reply GOP in disarray - boots four off committees, (The Hill), Boehner cannot hold party (Original post)
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WCGreen Dec 2012 #1
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #2
CakeGrrl Dec 2012 #3
nobodyspecial Dec 2012 #7
LonePirate Dec 2012 #8
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #29
Skittles Dec 2012 #4
SCVDem Dec 2012 #9
Skittles Dec 2012 #13
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #19
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #27
Wellstone ruled Dec 2012 #5
mercuryblues Dec 2012 #6
47of74 Dec 2012 #16
rickyhall Dec 2012 #10
volstork Dec 2012 #11
lobodons Dec 2012 #12
BuelahWitch Dec 2012 #14
davidn3600 Dec 2012 #15
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #17
cstanleytech Dec 2012 #18
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #20
cecilfirefox Dec 2012 #21
Jim Lane Dec 2012 #22
Marr Dec 2012 #23
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #24
DonCoquixote Dec 2012 #25
Berlum Dec 2012 #26
malaise Dec 2012 #28
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #30
butterfly77 Dec 2012 #31
Eyes of the World Dec 2012 #32
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #33

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. Lock Step good soldiers...

I love and yet hate that our party is like herding cats...

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:54 PM

2. A purge!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:58 PM

3. Does that mean they're purging the more moderate, sane members

assuming that "leadership" has been kowtowing to the Tea wing? Or is Boehner getting rid of some of the Tea Party extremists?

Either way, keep it up, GOP.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:15 PM

7. I hope so

As this past election has shown, when their crazies are exposed to the light, sane voters reject them.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:35 PM

8. Huelskamp is a hardcore tea bagger. He is definitely an extremist.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:36 AM

29. article says "the most conservative" were booted.

Which I assume would mean Tea Party?

But he removed them for not voting along his lines, and I always thought HE was very conservative.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:10 PM

4. lockstep

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:53 PM

9. Lockstep?

More like goose step.

Aflack!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:11 PM

13. it's the same concept

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:34 PM

19. They need to put a kick in their goosestep.

The North Koreans have it down!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:24 AM

27. OMFG! Seven Million Brides for Seven Million Brothers, in glorious technicolor,

breathtaking CinemaScope, and stereophonic sound!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:13 PM

5. Didn't take long for the

Taliban to react did it. Teabillies revenge!!!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:13 PM

6. Not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing

Not voting with the party was the excuse given. 3 of the 4 are teabaggers, yet one of the known replacements is a teabagger, Rep. Mick Mulvaney(sc). It might be more of a lateral move or backroom dealing. The 4 removed from the committees might not be so willing to vote for any debt deal negotiated. The ones coming in might have been promised the committeeship, if they do vote for the negotiated deal.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:22 PM

16. Probably they all made a crack about the bronzer

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:54 PM

10. Dictator Boehner?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:05 PM

11. hmmmm

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:06 PM

12. TEA Party II

Not a great start to Tea Party II

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Response to lobodons (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:13 PM

14. Yep, someone has pissed in the Tea Pot! n/t

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:13 PM

15. They actually believe the reason they lost was because there are moderates in the party

These people in the Tea Party are so whacked out I doubt even Reagan would win a GOP nomination today.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:26 PM

17. Must be tough to be a party of angry people. The GOP's worst days are yet to come. nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:30 PM

18. The night of the long knives begins. nt

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:36 PM

20. Good, maybe those booted members will caucus with Democrats! We

should get a list and call them and encourage them to cooperate with us.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:42 PM

21. Those members are mostly hardcore conservatives,

It looks like they might be trying to change the structure of certain leadership positions to facilitate a fiscal cliff deal. That's the first thing I think.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:06 AM

22. On Free Republic, they're apoplectic with anger.

More than one has called for conservatives to abandon the Republican Party and start a new, truly conservative party.

I keep hoping this will happen -- that we'll see a Ralph Nader of the right who'll hand the Democrats a presidential election that we otherwise would've lost. Alas, in 2000 Pat Buchanan went just about nowhere.

We might get the next-best thing: a primary challenge from the right to Boehner and other House Republican leaders. This is an alternative that's been promoted on FR.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:32 AM

23. This is the party establishment attempting to cut out the party's cancer.

They're going to have to either bring their Teabagger wing to heel or just cripple them, and limp along without them.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:37 AM

24. Schweikert off Financial Services Committee. Fanfuckingtastic! Bwaa hahahahahahahah!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:10 AM

25. I do not care if

The GOP decides to do a Jonestown style suicide; the Koches will find more stooges.

The GOP is not dead until we have at least a decade to undo the 30 years they have been the shot callers, period!

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:20 AM

26. Repubbie PURGE eNsuEs. Only the pUrE will enDure.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:38 AM

30. LOL!! The House GOP beatings will continue until morale improves! nt.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:12 AM

31. Kick..

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:31 AM

32. Acceptance is stage 5

 

But the GOP exist within a context of

1.Denial 2.Anger and 4.Depression

3. Bargaining not so much.

The steps don't have to go in order, do they?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:23 PM

33. There's a disturbance in the (darkside) of the force.

Destroy the Sith only then you can bring balance to the force.


Norquist: "Boehner,I am your father "

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