After the election and Romney's loss, the elitist faction of the GOP began to put forth the idea that conservatism must be modernized. Forget the fact that Rick Santorum was kicking Romney's progressive arse, and had he had the funds he would have continued to beat Romney, state after state. Rick Santorum the "extremist" was beating their progressive RINO'S (Republican in name only) behind. Romney was even forced to run to the right of Rick and it was laughable and entertaining, until he managed to push Rick out of the race with back room deals, millions of dollars worth of trash ads, and the thing he's best at....lying.
And yet, the establishment claims that Romney was too conservative. Wow.
Folks, I want to make it clear, because you need to really understand; the Republican party doesn't want conservatives. The RNC rule changes showed that, heck the entire primary showed that, heck everything the Washington Republicans do SHOWS THAT.
The most recent action that is a spit in the face of conservatives is the purging of fiscal conservatives from Committees within the House. A Republican steering committee tasked with making committee assignments stripped Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., and Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., from the House Budget Committee. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., and Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. from the House Financial Services Committee.
All four of these men have made it clear that they will not vote to raise taxes, something Republicans are supposed to all agree on, and yet after they confirm their stance they are purged from these committees. Here we are trying to make a deal with a president who doesn't want to budge or compromise on anything, and the folks with backbone, the folks that the people elected to represent them, are being kicked out of committees for doing what they said they would do!!
This is your Republican party. Conservatives not welcome.
Check out this interview Mark Levin had with Tim Huelskamp, one of the congressman booted from the House Budget Committee.
Tim Huelskamp Interview
House Republican leaders used a secret criteria list to decide which conservatives to purge from powerful House committees, Breitbart News has learned. As this time, it appears they will keep the criteria list hidden from the public, too. Spokespeople for members of House GOP leadership have refused to discuss details about the list on the record with press. Because GOP Leadership won't discuss the list, it’s unclear what specific criteria the list contained and how much of a role it played in the conservative purge. It’s also unclear which member of House Republican leadership initiated this process.
In remarks to the Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing on Tuesday, Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp confirmed the existence of such a list.
“We’ve heard from multiple sources that someone walked in with a list of votes and said if you didn’t reach a particular scorecard of what was considered the right vote – which by the way, in most cases, was not the conservative position – then [they said] ‘we’re going to have to remove you from the committee,’” Huelskamp said.
“All that took place behind closed doors, which is again a problem with Washington, D.C. – whether it’s the budget negotiations, whether it’s everything else, it’s usually done behind closed doors," he explained. "I think, as conservatives, this is where we can win: We’ve got to be willing and able to talk about things in public instead of being afraid of actual public scrutiny.”
Huelskamp later told Breitbart News he thinks House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Whip Kevin McCarthy owe it to the American people to be transparent about this decision making process – and that they should publicly release the list.
“In the name of transparency and openness, they most certainly should release the criteria,” Huelskamp said in an email. “Republican leadership promised America a new era of transparency – they should deliver on it.”
Huelskamp was one of four conservative Republicans that GOP leadership removed from committees on which they’d have the ability to affect fiscal policy. He and Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash were pulled from the House Budget Committee and Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina got yanked off the House Financial Services Committee.
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