We need more brave conservatives in Washington to speak out about what's really happening. The political game is fixed and since the election I do not believe we can change it by appealing to our representatives. We need to change the culture and make the corrupted Washington power cartel irrelevant.
Rep. Huelskamp is a great man of honor and principle, it's no wonder he was fired. The Washington rats can't have anyone that would shine a light on them, as rats scatter when light is shone on them.
He tells it like it is. The GOP is attempting to look just like the Dems. Boehner and McConnell plan to sell us and this country down the river.
Refreshing candor from a congressman. He's correct in that people like him need to go public with the insider politics in D.C. and tell the American people what's going on behind the scenes.
This is remarkable that Huelskamp would "break ranks" and air this grievance in public. Not criticizing it, (I applaud it); but it's remarkable he would say this about current leadership in a public forum when Boehner is amidst "negotiating".
There better be one Miracle of an Answer here or there will be more backlash than Speaker Boehner is getting now. I am talking from a RED STATE Speaker! Texans don't put up with whimps. Get your suntanned, a$$ back to the drawing board and bring back those Freshmen with new ideas. Yours are OBVIOUSLY not working. Too much time on the Golf Course with Obama I am guessing. You can walk out with him when he is Impeached.
U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert, from the 1st District of Texas, moved to appoint Gingrich Speaker of the House. Not one other Republican seconded his motion.
As a Kansas resident am very proud to have Rep Huelskamp represent our state. Some day the good guys will win our country back.
I don't mean to get too personal on you here, but where are you from in Kansas? I'm on the outside of Wichita.
There's another guy here called "kansasguy". Looks like we are well represented here.
I love this guy, it's hard to remember his name, but is easy to remember what he stands for, this is a true conservative. Here is the video why he was bootedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM8VWc19QOw&sns=em
We need to start a movement to remove Boehner and Cantor as well. McCarthy doesn't thrill me either.
Don't waste your time. The GOP isn't worth the trouble.
Encourage the real conservatives to WALK AWAY. The Republican Party sprang from the corpse of the Whigs. It's time for another renewal. The GOP must die.
In the mean time, as you don't waste your time, we have all important fiscal vote as well as more fiscal votes in the future. So yeah it isn't a waste of time and unless you personally are going to drag them out of the House by their hair you had better get busy. Your cynicism is clouding your judgment. You better worry about the immediate or you are writing off the future.
Let me guess...you stayed home.
It has never been a Conservative principle to support cluttering the tax code with distortionary and unfair loopholes.
Can we have Allen West replace our current speaker of the house when the new congress starts? Hell I'd even go with Newt that would be fun to watch!
This is typical of beltway insiders. They are struggling to keep what power they think they have. Saw a post on FR http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/forum/topics/tell-john-boehner-to-stop-purging-fiscal-conservatives urging calls to Speaker Boehner, and it lists a phone number. I'll be calling tomorrow!
It just gets worser and worser.
I really feel bad for this guy. And everyone he represents. This is so wrong.
This guy gets my vote! Rare thing a gutsy man in Congress.
Could anyone confirm that Allan West yesterday said he kind of agreed with the new Boehner plan? insisting that he wants to stick to his principles though but would vote for it?
Huelskamp seems to be very against it.
I am confused..
Nevertheless, 4 years from now, the republican leadership will be telling us to get our esses in line and vote for their latest Manchurian candidate. They have no pride and no shame.
Anybody ever feel like a piece of crap, in the heat with flies all over ya? I never have but these fellas do.
Yup. And this is one of the huge reasons why I didn't vote for Hatch in the primary, why I wanted him out. One of the 'good ol' boys' in government, and assuring us, that if elected, he would be part of the finance committee which would allow him to pass a balanced-budget amendment.
Remember this when everyone is breathing down your neck for some political goal; those outside your state don't know more than those of the state, what is best for the state.
There is no way anyone can convince me that the political machines will allow ANYONE to stand in the way of their power-grab, let alone someone in their ranks.
"What did we get from a House majority in 2010? ... A smaller majority in 2012."
-well, that's because the republicans have forgotten that their voting bloc is not comprised of mindless lemmings. If both sides are going to lie to our faces, we might as well not show up.
...and that's what happened.
Barely treading water…hanging on to what we absolutely believe in... morals, principles….true convictions, and concerns.
Still cant believe the Country voted to re-elect SCFOAMF.
…And then this….happens from the "right" side of the aisle. #I'd be stunned and outraged, if only I could pretend I was surprised.
Re hanging on, pol, I took a look at the Drudge page today - and it revealed so much that is wrong with socialism, and what it has wrought to stifle our freedoms and principles, that I actually took a screenshot. It's a one-page snapshot of today's world - such as it is...including the surveillance of the entire population. Very scary.
Absolutely correct. I see that DeMint, the Heritage Foundation and others are joining Palin and Levin in deriding the spineless GOP leadership. And where is Mr. absent 'conservative' Paul Ryan who joined in signing the Bonehead letter to Obama. Yes the battle has been joine finally victory will come one way or the other.
Yeah, that's about right. If ya' got anything on the ball, and in you're in the Rep. party............YOU ARE OUT!!
Bunch of dummies.
The Obama Regime has something juicy on Boehner, just like they had/have something on Chief Justice Roberts...
There's no difference between liberal "d" and liberal "r" http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Photos+of+John+Boehner+and+Obama+golfing&qpvt=Photos+of+John+Boehner+and+Obama+golfing&FORM=IGRE
We need to demand Boehner's resignation of the Speaker of the house. He is derilict in his duty and does a disservice to the people who voted for him. Bring on Michele Bachmann as Madame Speaker.
As for the ouster of these Conservatives from these committees, there has got to be a way of speaking out against this. Talk about a dictatorship in the House!
The Tea Party gave the GOPe power. Without Constitutional Tea Party Conservatives the GOPe are "unelectable".
What we give we can take away.
We will never takeover the Republican party. The GOPe are too entrenched in the bureaucracy and in the "Republican" media. In addition, the GOPe have rigged the primary process, They control the big donors, and thus the flow of campaign money.
When faced with a political "Maginot Line", you go around it.
It is time for a principled Constitutional Conservative 3rd Party!
I am partial to calling it the "Federalist Party", because I think its' primary task should be to decentralize power by returning it to the states where the founders intended.
Have a look at the constitution party platform. Conservative, established & more members than any other 3rd party. :) I'm dropping the GOP -- most of us are. Time to let the old RINO establishment go the way of the Whigs.
Unfortunately, only students of history understand that the word "Federalism" is NOT about the Federal government being stronger.
Most average folks think that federalism is bad because it is about big government being more of a bully (it's the feds!). But Obamacare is about people in government being niiiiice. Or something.
Constitutional Freedome Party NoToTyrants!! http://constfreparty.blogspot.com/
I like it! Fight!
Liberty is too precious to surrender to tyrants like Obama or to his unwitting GOPe court jesters like Boehner, Cantor, McCain, Graham, Collins, Snowe, etc.
I think we have a greater obligation. We own it to those who fought and died to preserve our Liberty. We also owe it to our posterity.
Why is it that we have no problem fighting tyrants overseas, but somehow feel so bashful fighting tyrants in our Homeland? We have a right and a duty to defeat tyranny wherever it is.
You said it my sister!
We are no longer represented by Republicans, so why should we continue to empower them? Why should I vote FOR them?
I will no longer vote against a candidate, I will only vote FOR a candidate.
I love your spirit! FIGHT!