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Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:51:36 PM »
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=7793309D-250F-4048-BC08-9170C9E1B21B

 Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
By: Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
December 11, 2013 06:46 PM EST

Conservative activists are hitting back.

More than 50 high profile conservatives signed onto a statement Wednesday responding to both House Speaker John Boehner’s harsh words for conservative groups earlier in the day and to the firing of the Republican Study Committee’s long-time executive director Paul Teller.

“It is clear that the conservative movement has come under attack on Capitol Hill today,” the statement reads.



Speaker John Boehner called it “ridiculous” Wednesday that outside conservative groups oppose a budget deal crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

RSC Chairman Steve Scalise dismissed Teller later in the day over accusations that Teller was leaking intel to the groups.

“We are saddened and outraged that an organization that purports to represent conservatives in Congress would dismiss a staff member for advancing conservatism and working with conservatives outside of Congress,” the leaders’ statement reads. “Paul Teller is one of the true heroes of the conservative movement. For over a decade, he has been the guiding light of conservatism on Capitol Hill. No one has done more to advance conservative principles and block the liberal agenda than Paul Teller. In the tradition of President Reagan, he is a true happy warrior who is both forceful and courageous.”

The effort was put together by the Conservative Action Project, a weekly gathering of more than 100 CEOS of organizations representing conservative movement, economic, national security and social groups. Co-signers include: Ed Meese, former attorney general under President Ronald Reagan; former Rep. David McIntosh (R-Ind.); Brent Bozell, chairman of For America; Mike Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America; and Colin Hanna, president of Let Freedom Ring.

Scalise asked for Teller’s resignation Wednesday and announced the veteran aides departure at a Republican Study Committee meeting. The group has long been the bastion of the right-wing strategy on Capitol Hill. Teller was fired for leaking member-level conversations to outside groups, according to a senior Republican aide.

This isn’t the first time that Teller has come under scrutiny for his political tactics. Republican lawmakers chanted “fire him” in July 2011 after emails he sent urging outside groups to pressure conservative lawmakers to oppose a a debt proposal crafted by Boehner.

Still, Teller was applauded by many conservative activists and was widely well-regarded among the movement. Many conservatives, including Erick Erickson and Club for Growth’s Andy Roth, came to his aide on social media Wednesday afternoon.

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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 08:54:00 PM »
My Lord but the democrats must be tossing back the popcorn and laughing with glee at the GOP circular firing squad, particularly when the GOP could be blowing democrat after democrat out of the water right about now.

When is this insanity going to stop?

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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 08:55:32 PM »
My Lord but the democrats must be tossing back the popcorn and laughing with glee at the GOP circular firing squad, particularly when the GOP could be blowing democrat after democrat out of the water right about now.

When is this insanity going to stop?

When the GOP stops trying to purge conservatives from the party...... what they are doing is pushing the conservatives into a third party.... and that will not end well for anyone.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 09:00:37 PM »
My Lord but the democrats must be tossing back the popcorn and laughing with glee at the GOP circular firing squad, particularly when the GOP could be blowing democrat after democrat out of the water right about now.

When is this insanity going to stop?

When Club for Growth, Conservative Senate Fund, and Heritage Action for America can't raise money by squealing every time something happens they don't like.

Scalise is a conservative and a Tea Partier.  He can't allow a staff member to be leaking confidential information to these outside groups so that they can then turn around and raise money off that information.

One must remember that the Conservative Action Group is in business to raise money first and to advance the conservative cause second.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 09:01:46 PM »
When the GOP stops trying to purge conservatives from the party...... what they are doing is pushing the conservatives into a third party.... and that will not end well for anyone.

The Tea Party is trying to purge conservatives they don't like from the GOP......if you want to be on the outside looking in for the rest of your political life, forma a third party.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 09:02:07 PM »
When Club for Growth, Conservative Senate Fund, and Heritage Action for America can't raise money by squealing every time something happens they don't like.

Scalise is a conservative and a Tea Partier.  He can't allow a staff member to be leaking confidential information to these outside groups so that they can then turn around and raise money off that information.

One must remember that the Conservative Action Group is in business to raise money first and to advance the conservative cause second.

You have soooooo much concern about conservatives raising money and never a peep out of all the money the moderates raise over on K-Street.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 09:05:06 PM »
When the GOP stops trying to purge conservatives from the party...... what they are doing is pushing the conservatives into a third party.... and that will not end well for anyone.

The Tea Party is trying to purge conservatives they don't like from the GOP......if you want to be on the outside looking in for the rest of your political life, forma a third party.

Pot.

Kettle.

Black.

There is more than enough pissing to go around for everyone - second helpings for everyone.  If conservatives think that keeping up the shooting right now is going to somehow defend their beliefs they're stupider than I thought.  This fight at this time is not going to protect conservative principles in public life, it is going to end up further marginalizing them because this level of infighting will necessarily lead to more democrat/liberal election wins.  Standing for too long on the purest of pure principles right now will only damage those principles.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 09:05:26 PM »
You have soooooo much concern about conservatives raising money and never a peep out of all the money the moderates raise over on K-Street.

It seems that only some members of the Conservative Action Group are in the business of raising money to TRASH FELLOW REPUBLICANS.    It is those members that are the problem; not the "moderates" (whoever they are).
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 09:06:19 PM »
Pot.

Kettle.

Black.

There is more than enough pissing to go around for everyone - second helpings for everyone.  If conservatives think that keeping up the shooting right now is going to somehow defend their beliefs they're stupider than I thought.  This fight at this time is not going to protect conservative principles in public life, it is going to end up further marginalizing them because this level of infighting will necessarily lead to more democrat/liberal election wins.  Standing for too long on the purest of pure principles right now will only damage those principles.

Then prepare to lose because conservatives are tired of being screwed over and dissed and yet they expect our votes.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 09:06:58 PM »
Hear that rumbling sound?  That's the sound of the GOP saving the democrats from the consequences of their Obamacare disaster.

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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2013, 09:16:54 PM »
Hear that rumbling sound?  That's the sound of the GOP saving the democrats from the consequences of their Obamacare disaster.

What conservative principles do YOU support - if any. 
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 01:33:20 PM »
I bet the White House is enjoying watching this? It was bound to happen at some point. Yet a 3rd party will not end well.


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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 01:35:02 PM »
I bet the White House is enjoying watching this? It was bound to happen at some point. Yet a 3rd party will not end well.


I think it's bring forced on us, though.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 02:20:46 PM »
Reid Praises Boehner For Bashing Conservative Orgs: 'A Breath Of Fresh Air'
"I think it was a breath of fresh air as far as I'm concerned," Reid said at a press conference

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reid-boehner-bashing-conservative-orgs-breath-of-fresh-air

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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 02:27:01 PM »

I think it's bring forced on us, though.

If you think you've got nothing now, just wait til you go 3rd party. 
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2013, 03:58:21 PM »
No matter what, you don't want Harry Reid's approval. Way to go, Boehner.
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2013, 04:35:14 PM »
Mark Levin spoke about this firing yesterday. He was quite angry. He stated the RSC was one of the few, maybe the only, Conservative voice on the inside of the Republican Congressional leadership and Teller is a principled Conservative. In his opinion the firing is part of a purge by Boehner designed to seize control of the RSC so it becomes merely one more reliable voice supporting the "moderates" .
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2013, 09:15:40 PM »
[[ When the GOP stops trying to purge conservatives from the party...... what they are doing is pushing the conservatives into a third party.... and that will not end well for anyone. ]]

Perhaps my historical ignorance is showing, but were any of the early Republicans who came as refugees from the Whig party in its last days?
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Re: Conservatives: We’re ‘under attack’ on Hill
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2013, 11:44:47 PM »
Reid Praises Boehner For Bashing Conservative Orgs: 'A Breath Of Fresh Air'
"I think it was a breath of fresh air as far as I'm concerned," Reid said at a press conference

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reid-boehner-bashing-conservative-orgs-breath-of-fresh-air


Like I said, the democrats/liberals are pulling up the lawn chairs and popping the popcorn.


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