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Boehner to members: Leadership is watching your voting patterns

"Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned his conference on Wednesday that leaders are "watching" how the rank-and-file vote to determine committee assignments, according to sources in the closed-door meeting.

Boehner addressed the firestorm over the removal of four lawmakers from plum committee assignments at the weekly GOP conference meeting.

According to Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), one of the lawmakers denied a spot on his current committee in the next Congress, Boehner "did note that 'we [leadership] have punished four members,' he claimed that it had nothing to do with their conservative ideology, but had to do with their voting patterns." Also removed from committee spots were Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and David Schweikert (Ariz.).

Huelskamp added that Boehner warned GOP lawmakers that "there may be more folks that will be targeted ... 'we're watching all your votes.' "

more at link: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/271173-boehner-members-pun...

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Did he start crying again?

...quick, get him some napkins before his make-up runs into his spray-on tan.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

Cyril's picture

Patriots to Boehner : and we're watching YOU.

Patriots to Boehner : and we're watching YOU.

We WILL remember your name. ESPECIALLY YOUR name.


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Debbie's picture

What a tool.



Cyril's picture

Stool, even.

Stool, even.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

He sounds like"Big Brother" of 1984 fame.

He sounds like"Big Brother" of 1984 fame. We have a choice between animal farm and 1984. Some choice. Boehner disgusts me just as badly as Obama does.

The people who elected you to congress are your leaders

We plan to tan your ass at the next election. To go with your face tan.We have been watching.You Suck.

Money talks and dogs bark

Debbie's picture

Well said.



henry9's picture

I became an "R" because of the movement.

There will be a lot of re-thinking to do.

Do I stay or do I go?

Boehner makes me want to ralf explosively!

He may have been an average, but successful bartender.

The eyes have it.

Hey Boehner,
The vote is in,
The "eyes" have it.
You are a drunken scoundrel, and you're fired.

Just a Continuation...

...of the on-going purge of anyone still holding even a bit of constitutionalists-belief and/or liberty/individualist-philosophy.

The right-wing of the Globalist-Collectivist Party has been openly showing its true face for some time now. Problem is, the 'party-faithful' and 'party-hacks' either abjectly fail to grasp it, stupidly believe they can change it, actually agree with it, or they are willfully ignorant.

It is what it is...No surprise here.

Yet, the 'faithful' will keep voting for them and continue to preach to support these 'nominally lesser' of two stinking turds.

Two-wings, one Globalist-Collectivist Party.

Maybe We Should Ask Our

congressman/congresswoman, why he/she wasn't on Boehner's hit list. I assume the leadership considers them SAFE! Kudos to Amash, Jones and the others who have been filtered out because they do not work well with a bit and a bridle in their mouth.

Great comment.

Great comment.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Heinlein

fiscal responsibility?

The purported party of "fiscal responsibility" is punishing members who actually vote for some fiscal responsibility.

Backstabbing Boehner the betrayer says it has to do with their "voting patterns" - he wants the members to continue voting for perpetual deficit and the eternal debt spiral.

Yes Boehner, it has to do with voting patterns, and your big government debt loving, fiscally irresponsible voting pattern fails.

Dont be a Boehner. Just say no to deficits. Just say no to an unbalanced budget. Just say no to Boehner the betrayer.

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

Yes! The People to Boehner!

We are watching you sir!

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Don't call the

Asshole "Sir", he doesn't deserve the distinction.

Where was the spine of the REST of the Republicans?

.inside that committee....is what I want to know...

No Boehner, we are watching

No Boehner, we are watching YOUR votes.

And, you are fired.

Amash & Huelskamp

on Shawn Hannity in the next few minutes (pacific time).

Justin on fox NOW

Justin and Huelskamp on fox now.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Surprise, surprise...

Bailout Boehner is getting tough with the statesmen of freedom. He has been the democrats' secret weapon. Authoritarian to the core. Nancy Pelosi in a suit. Don't wait for him to grow a pair. Not in this life.

So, who are the replacements?

If Boehner insists that he replaced conservatives with conservatives, what evidence do we have that these conservatives are actually principled enough to stand up against any form of corruption, including that from the Democrats? What are the voting records of those who he replaced the "upstarts" with?

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Boehner said it wasn't because they WERE conservative, it

was because they actually VOTED that way (against leadership) presumably he picked 'conservative' replacements who will aimiably back down.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

"Leadership" is watching voting patterns...So are voters!

To House Speaker Boehner and those who are working with him:

The Freedom movement hasn't disappeared with the retirement of Ron Paul from Congress! It is alive and well, active, and ever more prepared to challenge you and your stooges for your Congressional seats in 2014 and 2016!

We are busy on youtube, we are busy working in county, municipal and State or State GOP organizations, we are busy on facebook and myspace, we are busy recruiting for advocacy groups like Campaign4Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty, we are busy contributing to the Mises Institute, to the Independent Institute, and the Future of Freedom Foundation, as well as honest and principled single-issue groups like Gun Owners of America or Fully Informed Jury Association. WE are busy preparing to replace you with someone better in the coming elections, so your contemptible pressure on Congressional freshmen doesn't--and can't--work only one way!

"Mightier than all of the world's armies is an idea whose time has come".


"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi

When big brother meets bigger brother

Scary...we're narrowing our "leadership" down from a group of 535 to a monarchy of the appointed within the elite. Soon we'll just have a great dictator and his henchmen

Leadership? What Leadership?

John Boehner baffles me!

I wouldn't let him slop pigs for a living..

how can he show his face in public

is beyond me after being caught lying with that "the yeas have it"
oh wait that's what politicians do: lie.

Who Exactly is the "Leadership" that is Watching?

I thought that the Congressmen are the "Leadership"??
So Boehner has just blatantly admitted that Congress has other interests to serve besides that of the people..
I'd like to know who these other "Leaders" are that are watching every move and listening to every word that our elected officials do and say. He can at least make that information public so he doesn't look like a complete puppet.

I guess

Boehner wants the GOP to lose the next election as well.


It'd be five if Dr. Paul was in the next Congress

It'd be five if Dr. Paul was in the next Congress.

The tea party members, assuming there are more than five of them with a spine, have an opportunity here.

Secede from the party and give Nancy the Pelosi control over Congress.

And demand from the RNC a purging of the old guard as the price for reentering the party and restoring GOP control over the Congress.

Time to stop playing with rabid dogs and realize their nips are making everyone sick.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"