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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tea Party Takes on Boehner - The Daily Beast

Tea Party Takes on Boehner - The Daily Beast









Tea Party Takes on Boehner

Conservative groups like the
Madison Project are using a candidate’s support for House leaders as a litmus
test in the mid-term elections.


http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/19/tea-party-takes-on-boehner.html





After
House Speaker John Boehner pushed through a series of votes opposed by conservatives,
including the Farm Bill, the continuing resolution to fund the federal
government, and a bill to increase the nation’s debt ceiling, a national
conservative group says it will not support GOP candidates in 2014 who support
Boehner for Speaker in the next Congress.




Daniel
Horowitz, policy director for the Madison Project, tells the Daily Beast that
the group will not endorse or support candidates in the mid-term elections who
would vote to keep any of the current House leadership in the next Congress,
including Boehner.




“Rubber
stamping the omnibus bill, the Farm Bill, and debt ceiling while pushing for
Obama’s immigration priorities represents just the latest indication that
Boehner would rather fight us than Obama,” Horowitz said.  “So getting
candidates to commit to change the failed leadership in the party is one of the
ways to cut through the talking points and discern whether a candidate
will really serve as a game-changer or another status quo Republican.”




Horowitz
added that the Madison project’s strategy not to support candidates who support
the current congressional leadership simply reflects conservative activists’
own frustrations.   









“The base is ubiquitously unhappy with everything they stand for, their associations,
and the way they operate,” Horowitz said.  “There is no purpose in
asking people to walk the neighborhood to canvass for someone who would support
the status quo.”




The Madison Project is one of a new breed of powerful outside
interest groups that endorse conservative Republican candidates in races
against either Democrats or fellow Republicans.   




One of those conservative candidates is Georgia State Sen.
Barry Loudermilk, who is running in the Republican primary to replace Rep. Phil
Gingrey, a Republican congressman running for Georgia’s open Senate
seat.  Although Gingrey supported Boehner for Speaker, Loudermilk
would not.




“Barry is going to support someone who supports the
Constitution and is going to fight for the Constitution,” Dan McLagan,
Loudermilk’s spokesman, told the Daily Beast.  “Right now that does
not appear to be John Boehner.” Loudermilk’s toughest opponent in the
primary is former Rep. Bob Barr, who was not available Tuesday to comment on
Boehner’s future leadership.




Boehner has
made no secret of his disdain for the conservative groups, which have worked
both behind the scenes and in public to kill support for measures he was
pushing as Speaker and undermining his legislative strategy.
While the Madison Project will use a candidate’s support for
House leaders as a litmus test in the mid-term elections, other conservative
groups say they don’t consider leadership votes as a part of their endorsements
for conservative candidates.  But that doesn’t mean they’re supporting
Boehner or the House leadership.



“Ours is a policy-driven process, not personality-driven process,” said Russ
Walker, national political director for FreedomWorks for America, the campaign
arm of FreedomWorks. Walker said FreedomWorks is looking to expand “the
liberty caucus,” by endorsing candidates for the House and Senate with a
limited government outlook on issues like health care, federal spending and
civil liberties.



Will one of their endorsed candidates be John Boehner in his reelection race in
Ohio’s 8th congressional district?  “Probably not,” said Walker.



Like FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth says it won’t use candidate’s support
for Boehner and the House leadership as a factor in their endorsements for
2014.



“That’s not how we determine candidate endorsements,” said Barney Keller, of
the Club for Growth. “We don’t have any control over who the Speaker
is.  Members of Congress do. We try to stay out of fights we don’t
have any control over.”



But the Club for Growth does have significant control over how members of
Congress vote on individual pieces of legislation, and the Club has key-voted
against many of the bills Boehner pushed this year, like the Farm Bill and debt
ceiling vote.  Republicans who backed Boehner will see it reflected on
their Club for Growth scorecards that rate them for their conservative
performance and are often used in GOP primary fights as proof of who is the
most conservative candidate in the race.  



Boehner has made no secret of his disdain for the conservative groups, which
have worked both behind the scenes and in public to kill support for measures
he was pushing as Speaker and undermining his legislative strategy.



In December, he unleashed a tirade against them, saying they had “lost all
credibility.”



"They're using our members and they're using the American people for their
own goals," Boehner said in a press conference.  “This is
ridiculous."



While Boehner certainly does not need the groups’ help to win his own
reelection in Ohio, he came within six votes last year of being forced to a
second ballot in his election as the House Speaker.  Of the 220
Republicans who voted for him, 19 have announced they will leave the House at
the end of the year. 



The races to replace many of those 19 Republicans, like Rep. Frank Wolf in
Virginia, Rep. Gingrey in Georgia, and Spencer Baucus in Alabama, already
feature wide-open Republican primaries where conservative candidates have
already spoken out against Boehner.



Even Senate candidates’ past support for Boehner has become an issue in
Georgia, where Rep. Paul Broun went after Rep. Jack Kingston Tuesday for supporting
Boehner’s agenda while he has been Speaker.



Unlike Kingston and Rep. Gingrey, the two other House Republicans in the race,
Broun was one of 12 House Republicans to oppose Boehner in his second term as
Speaker.  Broun voted for fellow conservative Rep. Allen West, even though
West lost his own re-election to the House two months earlier.








Comment :







Tea party, deserves to be congratulated
which none of the two parties Republican party and Democrats could voice openly
and publicly to at least kick out the destructive ZIONISTS in the party during
the mid term election.




Congratulation Tea Party from the depth of
our heart. But be moderate not extreme rightist, as politics is for the welfare
of the people not people for politics remember and not to coarse their living..
  








Tea Party at least had the guts to come
out with the solution of the age old  problem
of having horrendous  Zionists,  supported by an uncouth ZIONIST’S lobby group
of Israel. That facilitated the terrorist state of Israel to pick up the guts
to announce publicly  “WE JEWS CONTROL
AMERICA”




This filthy incest practicing organization
AIPAC damaged the main political environment of USA supremacy, This uncouth
dirty rat AIPAC not only smeared the admiration and great edifice of US glory in
the world but made US look like an ardent loyal to the ZIONIST’S Holocaust revenge
taking supporter of  Israel’s terrorists.




Unfortunately still more for US forced to earn
the unbearable  criticism from the
friendly countries throughout the world for becoming the protector of  the worst terrorist state in the  world. In addition,  instead of taking like previous days as USA our
savior and lovable country. Secretly check up the facts.   




These three Zionists, the Speaker, House
Leader and the Senate Minority Leader along with the Republican Presidential nominee
of 2012 election need to be prosecuted for their treacherous activities against
the US nationals during the last Presidential Election.




Such activities should not be suppressed or
let the offenders to let go Scott free that would harm the country in the long
run..




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