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Read: Washington insider corruptocrats: John Boehner and his RINO lapdogs Hensarling and Cantor are ganging up to throw anti-tax tea party congressmen off key committees in the house.
Katie Pavlich wonders (tongue-in-cheek) if Harry Reid will boot liberals on Senate committees in a show of bipartisan spirit. Yeah right.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two of the most conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives have been kicked off the House Budget Committee, a rare move that could make it easier for the panel to advance a deal with Democrats to cut fiscal deficits.
Representatives Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Justin Amash of Michigan – both favorites of the anti-tax Tea Party movement – are among those Republicans voting most often against House Speaker John Boehner.
Huelskamp and Amash, who both will begin second terms in the House next month, voted against last year’s deal to raise the federal debt limit and staunchly oppose any tax increases. Boehner has now included new revenue in his latest offer to avert the “fiscal cliff” of year-end tax hikes and automatic spending cuts. Given their voting records, winning support from Huelskamp and Amash for such a compromise seemed an uphill battle.
Huelskamp released a statement saying the Republican 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,” he said.
Remember that long hot summer of 2011? When Boehner cut the debt limit deal that gave Obama everything he wanted and left Republicans with a stupid, unconstitutional ‘supercommittee‘?
However, the changes certainly appear to prepare Boehner to deliver on any agreement he makes with Harry Reid and Barack Obama. That came up as an issue in the summer of 2011, when a back-bench revolt began to look likely as details of the “grand bargain” got leaked during the final days of the debt-limit crisis. It signals that Boehner wants to have a carte blanche on negotiations this time around, and that his leadership appears ready to give it to him.
The Republican Party is in pitched battle with its own base. First, the money brokers pushed the insane nomination of a liberal former blue state governor, then they threw in a nerd bean counter with a laughable ‘debt reduction’ plan that does nothing to limit the size of government, to assure a humiliating GOP loss.
This is what happens when a party loses touch with its heart and soul.
Boehner has embarrassingly stripped House Republicans of all pride and still doesn’t understand that Obama doesn’t want a deal.
The speaker has proved himself a low, stealthy insider with a vice-grip on his speakership, but with absolutely no finesse for presenting the GOP’s case to the nation. So, yes, Boehner is an arrogant logroller with no feel for the big picture, but the upside may be that Boehner is an arrogant logroller with no feel for the big picture.