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    UPDATE: Boehner Spokesman Kevin Smith responds- "The Steering Committee makes decisions based on a range of factors."

    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."

    Earlier on Monday in an interview with Breitbart News, Huelskamp again reaffirmed his support for the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) anti-tax pledge. He’s encouraging his colleagues in the House to come out publicly against potential tax increases and asking citizens across the country to help.

    Huelskamp thinks his most recent challenge to his GOP colleagues – asking them to reaffirm their pledges – is hardly the only conservative thing he’s done to spark leadership retaliation. In his Monday night statement, he listed out a number of other conservative things he’s done that he thinks caused leadership to turn their fire on him.

    Schweikert spokeswoman Rachel Semmel told Breitbart News that her boss also thinks Boehner's move was because he fights for fiscal conservatism.

    "This morning Congressman Schweikert learned there was a price to be paid for voting based on principle," Semmel said in an email. "That price was the removal from the House Financial Services Committee. We are obviously disappointed that Leadership chose to take this course, but Rep. Schweikert remains committed to fighting for the conservative principles that brought him here."

    FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe bashed the move, too, saying in a statement that “[t]his is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would – on principle – instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America. This is establishment thinking, circling the wagons around yes-men and punishing anyone that dares to take a stand for good public policy.”

    A spokesman for Amash didn’t immediately respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment.

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    The leader of Democrat Party 2.0 strikes again. No doubt a smile will crawl across Boehners face as he stabs republican voters in the back — yet again. We can send conservatives to congress all day long. And Barrys tool and golfing buddy will cut 'em down just as fast. He did this last time too. This is the 'new norm'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    The leader of Democrat Party 2.0 strikes again. No doubt a smile will crawl across Boehners face as he stabs republican voters in the back — yet again. We can send conservatives to congress all day long. And Barrys tool and golfing buddy will cut 'em down just as fast. He did this last time too. This is the 'new norm'.
    In addition they refused to give any kind of support to Richard Mourdock...made sure Allen West didn't return and damn near ensured that Michele Bachmann didn't return to office.

    Just something sinister about someone within our own party doing his level best to destroy us.
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    My mom lives in Justin Amash's district, Gina probably does, too.


    My mom votes democrat, but she says that Justin Amash is a "good guy". He hasn't been in office a really long time, maybe one or two terms. That might be as much of a factor in committee assignments as his conservatism.


    But I can see why conservatives wouldn't like the GOP purging them from leadership roles. It's short-sighted and it doesn't consider anything else in making assignments other than how conservative that person is.
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    The Dems are destroying the repub party as well as the country. And Boehner is just sooo anxious to 'lead the charge' from 'our' side.

    The word 'screwed' is now synonymous with the word 'Boehner'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txradioguy View Post
    In addition they refused to give any kind of support to Richard Mourdock...made sure Allen West didn't return and damn near ensured that Michele Bachmann didn't return to office.

    Just something sinister about someone within our own party doing his level best to destroy us.
    You wouldn't want ol' Cry Baby Boehner to risk not getting an invite to the White House Christmas Party would you?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreconstructed Reb View Post
    You wouldn't want ol' Cry Baby Boehner to risk not getting an invite to the White House Christmas Party would you?!?
    I don't care about that stuff...I'm more concered about the alleged leadership of the party I support...sticking a knife in our collective back.

    But then I'm just an asshole anyway.
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    Boehner exemplifies a new day that is forced on the rest of us to wit:

    The GOP no longer challenges political correctness, nor the boot on the neck of the American people. Instead they sacrifice to it. Truth along with our liberties being the first casualty to the iron fisted Marxist regime.

    All we like sheep are led to the slaughter as the GOP leadership yuck it up with their masters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    Boehner exemplifies a new day that is forced on the rest of us to wit:

    The GOP no longer challenges political correctness, nor the boot on the neck of the American people. Instead they sacrifice to it. Truth along with our liberties being the first casualty to the iron fisted Marxist regime.

    All we like sheep are led to the slaughter as the GOP leadership yuck it up with their masters.
    Conservatives need to cut off their money to the GOP to teach them a lesson.


    I know I'm a liberal and all, but I'm also someone who like everyone else, observes history as it unfolds. If I remember correctly, Ronald Reagan brought conservatives into the party as full members. He particularly courted the evangelicals, who had stayed out of politics in the past. Without the conservative base, the GOP really does become the party of old white men and big business-because of that, they will never appeal to liberals, who have formed a fairly large coalition of minorities, gays and single women in the democrat party. True conservatives and evangelicals can together starve the party of maybe 1/3 of it's cash, by ceasing donations. See how fast they come running to you to get you back then.

    Just my opinions and observations, as an outsider looking in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Conservatives need to cut off their money to the GOP to teach them a lesson.


    I know I'm a liberal and all, but I'm also someone who like everyone else, observes history as it unfolds. If I remember correctly, Ronald Reagan brought conservatives into the party as full members. He particularly courted the evangelicals, who had stayed out of politics in the past. Without the conservative base, the GOP really does become the party of old white men and big business-because of that, they will never appeal to liberals, who have formed a fairly large coalition of minorities, gays and single women in the democrat party. True conservatives and evangelicals can together starve the party of maybe 1/3 of it's cash, by ceasing donations. See how fast they come running to you to get you back then.

    Just my opinions and observations, as an outsider looking in.
    In other words, water down the conservative message and try to out Santa Claus Santa Claus.

    Yeah, that'll work................
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