Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Conservative Purge Continues

Picking up where they left off at the RNC in Tampa, insulting the entire grassroots of the Republican Party, the GOP leadership has decided to go all the way. In case you haven't heard, the four most fiscally conservative members of the house got booted from their various committees and with no warning. From Justin Amash's facebook page:

Rumor has it that I’ve been removed from the House Committee on the Budget. Remarkably, I still have not received a single call, e-mail, or text from Republican leadership confirming this story. In fact, I wouldn’t even have learned about it if not for the news reports. I look forward to hearing from my party’s leadership about why my principled, conservative voting record offends them. That’s sure to be a lively and entertaining conversation.
In the meantime, I can only speculate as to what specifically would make Republican leadership punish several of its party’s most principled members. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, who was kicked off of both Budget and the Committee on Agriculture, voted with me against the 2013 House budget resolution because it does not sufficiently address the federal government’s debt crisis. That was one of only three times during this Congress that I voted against the Chairman’s recommendations in committee. In fact, I voted with the Republican Chairman more than 95% of the time, and I have voted with my party’s leadership more than three-quarters of the time on the House floor.
What message does leadership’s heavy-handedness send? It says that independent thinking won’t be tolerated, not even 5% of the time. It says that voting your conscience won’t be respected. It says that fulfilling your commitment to your constituents to work with both Republicans and Democrats to reduce our debt takes a back seat to the desires of corporate special interests. And, most troubling for our party, it says to the growing number of young believers in liberty that their views are not welcome here.
I’ll miss working with my colleagues on Budget. I don’t relish this situation, but if one thing is clear based on the response from the grassroots, it’s that leadership’s actions will backfire. If they think kicking me off of a committee will lead me to abandon my principles or stifle my bipartisan work toward a balanced budget, I have a message for them: You’re dead wrong.
In case you didn't get it, the Establishment GOP pretty much did everything but accuse Ron Paul supporters of stealing the strawberries all the way through the primary and convention. To quote Princess Leah, the more you tighten your grasp, the more we slip through your fingers.

The drama continues as Boehner after ramrodding rule 16 through on a pre-scripted teleprompter, kicked these constitutional representatives from any place of influence. Ben Swann, the only reporter left in America it would seem, breaks down the whole situation with the no-nonsense conservative talk host, Jerry Doyle:


  1. Boehner is not a leader but a puppet for the NWO and the RNC. The House has the power of the purse to stop any and all spending on programs. Will they use it? No, because they do not want to cut the size of government.

    This shows you the intimidation that "our" rep's are put under to vote party line and not us.

    1. I have a post entitled John Boehner has a lot of friends, listing his NWO contacts.


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