Why Ron Paul Fans Are Especially Furious About John Boehner's Conservative 'Purge'Submitted by Ed Thinking on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 15:49
Fans of Republican Congressman Ron Paul suffered another defeat in their quest for acceptance in the GOP this week, with House Speaker John Boehner's decision to remove four libertarian-friendly Republican Congressmen from top congressional committees.
The "purge" — which removed freshmen Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Walter Jones (R-NC), and David Schweikert (R-AZ) from the House Budget and Banking Committees — sparked outrage among movement conservatives, who interpreted the action as a "warning" for other Republican members to fall in line with a deal that would raise taxes.
Nowhere has the criticism been more biting than among members of the so-called "Liberty Movement," the cottage political industry and grassroots networks spawned by Ron Paul and his disciples.
Like Paul, all four of the ousted congressmen are hardcore deficit hawks and critics of the Federal Reserve...