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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:07 AM

Duck Carries Snakes Across Water; Surprised, Hurt When Snakes Bite Him

from Buzzfeed:


Republican Congressman Slams House Leadership On Facebook For Committee Removal


32-year-old libertarian Republican Congressman Justin Amash took to Facebook late Tuesday evening to slam House Republican leadership for removing him from the Budget Committee. The freshman Congressman said his removal took place without even a call, text, or email and he learned news of it through the media.


link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/republican-congressman-slams-house-leadership-on-f




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Reply Duck Carries Snakes Across Water; Surprised, Hurt When Snakes Bite Him (Original post)
bigtree Dec 2012 OP
Lasher Dec 2012 #1
bigtree Dec 2012 #5
ReRe Dec 2012 #32
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #2
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #6
bigtree Dec 2012 #9
Enrique Dec 2012 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2012 #7
Flashmann Dec 2012 #4
bigtree Dec 2012 #11
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #8
bigtree Dec 2012 #10
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #16
bigtree Dec 2012 #18
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #19
bigtree Dec 2012 #20
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #23
bigtree Dec 2012 #24
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #25
bigtree Dec 2012 #27
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #31
bigtree Dec 2012 #34
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #12
bigtree Dec 2012 #13
krhines Dec 2012 #14
KharmaTrain Dec 2012 #15
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #17
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #22
GatorLarry Dec 2012 #21
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #26
Enrique Dec 2012 #28
bigtree Dec 2012 #29
ieoeja Dec 2012 #30
ananda Dec 2012 #33
bigtree Dec 2012 #35
Hydra Dec 2012 #36
Downtown Hound Dec 2012 #37

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:12 AM

1. He's not shy about praising himself.

He is principled because he says he is.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:22 AM

5. he's a Paulite

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. . . he came into the party confused and contradictory. That's as good a description of a 'principled' republican as any; confused and contradictory.

Justin Amash casts himself in Ron Paul's mold
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70145.html

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Response to Lasher (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:03 AM

32. So true! ;-)

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:14 AM

2. More on this....Removal from Committee Chairmanships



A pair of the House of Representatives’ most conservative members said Tuesday that they were blindsided by news that they would be removed from key committees during the upcoming Congress.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) said House leadership didn’t even inform him of the decision. “I had to read it in the newspapers,” he told a crowd at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing. (Watch the full event above.)

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) claimed that leadership reneged on an agreement with House freshman inked in 2010. Under the deal, Huelskamp said, any member would be free to “vote their conscience and their district” as long as they agreed to fund-raise for Republican candidates and inform leadership of their votes prior to casting them.

But according to Huelskamp, Republican members were ranked according to their votes during the 112th Congress in closed-door meetings. “If you didn’t get a high enough score,” he claimed, citing “multiple sources,” members were “punished.”
It sends a message, Huelskamp added, that “dissent will not be tolerated.”

Amash, who says he voted with leadership 95% of the time, called the committee assignments “a slap in the face to all young people who are thinking of becoming Republicans.”

Both congressmen painted the move as an ongoing trend of hostility towards more conservative members of the Republican caucus. Huelskamp tied it to rule-changes at the Republican National Convention that gave the national committee veto power over state delegates.

While the committee assignments have obvious political implications, they will be felt most in the policy arena, Huelskamp said. “This doesn’t hurt you at home,” he said, but it may deal a blow to conservative policy proposals on Capitol Hill.

He noted that many members were removed from committees dealing with issues in which those members have expertise Huelskamp himself is a former farmer, but was removed from the Agriculture Committee. He cited Rep. Dave Schweikert (R-AZ) as well, who was booted from the Finance Committee despite his business background.

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/12/04/huelskamp-amash-say-house-leadership-punished-dissent/

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:23 AM

6. So these 2 republicans are shocked that GOP leaders did not keep their promises,eh?

Imagine that.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:26 AM

9. this is just one of the splinters from this new republican congress

. . . there's the divided leadership; the dwindled tea party; these freshman conservative reformers; a hard-right contingent . . . more

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:21 AM

3. Teabaggers, don't take this insult lying down

time for a third party!

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Response to Enrique (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:24 AM

7. LOL....Exactly ! Remind them also how Boehner said that there was "no Tea Party caucus" again

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:21 AM

4. Funny!!

Dishonorable backstabbing bastards shocked that other dishonorable backstabbing bastards are dishonorable backstabbing bastards.......

Who could've forseen that?!?!?

AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:43 AM

11. and all they wanted was a little slick window-dressing

. . .to spruce-up their party's old-fashioned conservatism. What's an ambitious and eager Paulite to do?

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:26 AM

8. Asshattery aside, this is why republicans can get shit done.

 

Democrats OTOH, reward their members for obstructing the agenda.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:39 AM

10. what they're getting

. . . is an even more insulated, right-wing core to their leadership which may well conform with their rabid and FOX-addled base, but is out of touch and step with the vast majority of Americans. This will produce nothing more than self destructive obstinacy. Moreover, there are already serious primary challenges unfolding which will make these deliberate divisions a divisive burden for their party in the midterm elections.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:21 AM

16. Right. You just keep telling yourself that. 30 years of transforming the nation into a

 

corporate police state, and doing it so successfully that the Democrats have resorted to emulating it just to win office, was all a bad dream.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:40 AM

18. meh

. . . we've got a Congress which will do some things; some we can live with; some we can't; some, maybe, we'll support. If there is any political reform, it'll have to come in these congressional elections. That's my point; not sure if it makes any difference to label them all corporate sell-outs and such. Plenty of good initiatives and actions have been wasted and lost by failing to give the politics the attention it deserves. I'd like to see Democratic candidates and pols take advantage of these republican divisions and put forward a unified, unflinching agenda. That's a far way off, if at all possible, but it's good to see republicans dissembling.

(I get it that you don't give a shit)

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Response to bigtree (Reply #18)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:49 AM

19. I do give a shit, and since you are trying to divert the conversation away from the point,

 

it is apparent to me that you know that I am right.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:57 AM

20. okay, then

. . . right, you are, Egalitarian Thug!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:17 AM

23. Yes, I am. n/t

 


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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:22 AM

24. yes you are. y/p

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Response to bigtree (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:27 AM

25. Glad we cleared that up.

 


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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:30 AM

27. on the record

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Response to bigtree (Reply #27)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:51 AM

31. Oh, I think that both of our records are quite evident. Both Democrats for

 

entirely different reasons with diametrically opposing worldviews.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:23 AM

34. opposite on a lot of process and politics, maybe

on issues, you can't name one progressive issue that I can't find a reason or more to support. It's an easy mistake to take posters here and define them by the snippets you read.

'diametrically opposing worldviews' is quite a stretch. Here's how I responded to much of the Bush term and part of Obama's first . . .

my article archives at OpEdNews.com: http://www.opednews.com/author/author176.html

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:47 AM

12. Scratching their watches and winding their asses. Tee hee.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:05 AM

13. yep

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:11 AM

14. I believe

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he was put in place by the Devos family. I live in the area and I guess he was put in place by that family after Dick learned he could never win. If anybody doesn't know who the Devos family are here is some examples. terrible people!!!

http://griid.org/2011/09/12/who-justin-amash-is-spending-his-weekend-with/

http://griid.org/2012/03/22/devos-family-money-fuels-the-second-and-third-congressional-races/

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2011/4/20/232844/831

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeVos

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:18 AM

15. The Ruin Of The Rushpublicans...In Slow Motion...

Boner's dilema...he can't do squat other than pass yet another anti-choice resolution or tax break for the rich that's sure to die in the Senate. Not only is the House dysfunctional but so is his caucus. The fact the rushpublicans are finally viewed as the obstructionists and paid a political and electoral price for it is what makes this situation so delicious. If Boner can't show some kind of success in governing and make it look like its the Democrats who are obstructing, his party's ratings will remain in the toilet and this could mean losing the majority in 2014. On the other side are the teabaggers who don't give a rat's ass about what Boner thinks and won't raise taxes on the rich. For the past two years Boner tried to accomodate the teabaggers...now it looks like he's ready to "whip 'em into shape". Lets see how well this goes over.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:24 AM

17. As one of the Weeping Boner's "knuckle draggers", of course he's clueless

These guys never learn

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:12 AM

22. Weeping Boner is the one that took his committee assignment away. n/t

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:12 AM

21. Another Childish GOP Temper Tantrum

WAAAAH! STOMP! STOMP! WAAAAH!

I WANT MY WAY! I WANT MY WAY!

Seriously, a sitting Congressman writes a public post instead of picking up the phone and dealing directly with the GOPers who make committee assignments?

And if he's this spoiled and childish about a committee assignment, just imagine what he's like trying to compromise with!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:30 AM

26. I heard the story as a scorpion and turtle. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:33 AM

28. i heard it as the pit bull and the narwhal

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:37 AM

29. yep, or, 'monkey and the shark' from Africa

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 10:45 AM

30. Will Boehner be re-elected Speaker?


If more than 34 Tea Partiers vote "present", Pelosi could be the next Speaker!

I know. Not going to happen. But then again, the elected Teabaggers do range from absymally stupid to borderline insane. If they vote their "principals", they should first challenge Boehner for Speaker within the Party then refuse to vote for him should he prevail within the Party.


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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:06 AM

33. OMG!

A true metaphor for Dems and Reeps.

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Response to ananda (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:43 AM

35. sure is, ananda

. . . you can hear Reid openly expressing that this week -- the president said as much, too, in an interview. Fwiw, they're openly coming to terms with their ineptness in Congress and putting up their dukes and their guard. What choice do they have? It's either fight or fall. They can't expect republicans to stand aside and make any of it all happen for them. They'll need to pin these republicans to the ropes with a unified stance and keep them there.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:44 PM

36. LOL

I love the part where he says he's reducing the debt for his constituents but that the party serves corporate interests instead.

Newsflash! Those two issues are NOT at odds with each other, Mr. "Bipartisan" 95% party line voter!

I guess that makes you a wannabe Fascist that didn't make the grade.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:45 PM

37. Hey look! Rip Van Winkle posted on Facebook!

"What message does leadership's heavy-handedness send? It says that independent thinking won't be tolerated, not even 5% of the time. It says that voting your conscience won't be respected."

Well, no kidding. This from the party that gave us the Patriot Act, Fox News, the Iraq War, has tried for decades to remove abortion rights, opposes gay rights, and is leading us to our doom by denying global warming.

I just love it when people act like they're surprised that Republicans don't like free thought. You been asleep for the past twenty years dude?

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