GOP Steering Committee Shuffles “Rebellious” Conservatives

Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.

The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.


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  • The Fighting Czech

    Sounds like the GOP really wants a third party to me…..

    • Spartacus

      That became obvious when the RNC decided Obama lite was going to be their best hope for the 2012 election. I might still vote for their candidates but they’re not getting so much as a penny from me until they grow the balls it takes to perform their jobs in a fiscally conservative manor. The Democrats have already cornered the market on deep throating the genetically entitled and the lazy in this country.

      • The Fighting Czech

        yup. the “your just wasting your vote” mantra has become laughable. I will be anxious to see what New party rises to replace the GOP….

      • borborygmi

        It seems to me that some very staunch conservatives ran against Mitt had had the collective behinds handed to them. Perhaps it isn’t the RNC at fault as it is Conservatives candidates had a quirky streak to them which the general voting populace couldn’t stomach whether it was a personanlity or a viewpoint, but IMO this is a normal Conservative action, blaming someone else for their own shortcomings.