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Old 12-13-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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One of the funnier pieces to appear in Politico for awhile:

'The a--hole factor' - Jonathan Allen - POLITICO.com

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But some of their colleagues say the trio got yanked by the leadership-driven Republican Steering Committee because they’re jerks — or worse. In an interview with POLITICO, one member of the Steering Committee called them “the most egregious a—holes” in the House Republican Conference.
Nothing to do with politics, see - [MOD CUT]
Hilarious.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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The GOP Committee Purge: Not About Policy, But the "******* Factor"? - Hit & Run : Reason.com
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Some highlights from that: Amash says that his score on the still-mysterious scorecard used to judge and purge him by House leadership was, he was told by someone he won't name, a "zero." "Those who voted for more government were given positive scores," Amash believes. Amash says he's unhappy about the likely results of a leadership-approved tax and spending deal on the "fiscal cliff" negotations.
I'll go with the Congressman who doesn't vote for more government.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The GOP Committee Purge: Not About Policy, But the "******* Factor"? - Hit & Run : Reason.com

I'll go with the Congressman who doesn't vote for more government.
Because, congressmen are not a part of the government.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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I think the Boner is going to make a deal where the {R}s get nothing and he did not want any dissenters that might lead others. We will find out soon enough.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I think the Boner is going to make a deal where the {R}s get nothing and he did not want any dissenters that might lead others. We will find out soon enough.
Boehner needs to be replaced as Speaker of the House. We need a real conservative. Someone who is fiscally responsible, wants smaller government, lower taxes, less spending, and unwilling to compromise with Democrats. In short, everything that Boehner is not.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Boehner needs to be replaced as Speaker of the House. We need a real conservative. Someone who is fiscally responsible, wants smaller government, lower taxes, less spending, and unwilling to compromise with Democrats. In short, everything that Boehner is not.
Someone more inflexible, someone more fanatical, someone who can rally the freshman while alienating the nation. Yes! Yes!! YES!!!!

God, Eric, I love your manly shock of thick black hair.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Apparently these guys did not like Boenher's fiscal cliff plans.

Boehner Punishes Conservative House Members

Speaker of the House John Boehner, punished conservative Tea Party House Members that would NOT vote in lock step with the GOP when it comes to the fiscal cliff negotiations.

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Huelskamp said…

“It is little wonder why Congress has a 16 percent approval rating: Americans send principled representatives to change Washington and get punished in return. 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.”

Huelskamp is encouraging his colleagues in the House to come out against tax increases and asking Americans across the country to help him.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Someone more inflexible, someone more fanatical, someone who can rally the freshman while alienating the nation. Yes! Yes!! YES!!!!

God, Eric, I love your manly shock of thick black hair.
Thank you for the laugh !!!
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