The end to the GOP is at hand. Whig party redux.
The ”old bulls” as Mark Levin calls them, are digging themselves and their party a grave. getting rid of conservatives is exactly what the GOP had in mind whether they won or lost the last national elections. The script had been wrote decades ago when George Bush Sr. left Reaganism and embarked upon ”a kindler and gentler” republicanism, as they sought to ”out left” the Left as the faux conservatives in Europe have done.
I totally reject the move by Speaker ” bonehead” Boehner, in his removal of these conservatives, save one, Justin Amash, for his absurd voting record in congress and his views on Israel. He’s not someone the Tea Party should be touting as a conservative and as a pro-Israel politician. (Thanks to TINSC and Debbie Schlussel for the H/T on this jerk.)
NOTE: Too bad the Breirtbart writer isn’t up to snuff on Amash, it’s truly ironic and regrettable he’s included with real conservatives, he’s the only one that I know that Boehner acted responsibly against, but probably for the wrong reasons.
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.”