The leadership of the Republican controlled House of Representatives is failing the American people and the members that many conservatives worked their rear-ends off in 2012 to get elected. It seems Eric Cantor is attempting to strong arm Committee Chairs into supporting a farm bill that was DOA last month and will be broken apart and voted on again in pieces.
In a tense, closed-door meeting today at the Capitol, House majority leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) scolded several Republican committee chairmen for voting against the farm bill that failed to pass the House last month.
…Cantor told the chairmen it was “unacceptable” for them to not vote together on final passage, especially since the leadership supported their amendments to the agricultural package.
…Cantor coolly reminded them that the leadership is much more likely to usher their bills to the floor if they stick with him on votes.
…a Cantor aide, declined to confirm the session, telling NRO that Cantor’s office does not discuss member meetings.
The mental image of Cantor playing tough guy is is hard to get over, but don’t fool yourself, the Speaker and his leadership team have the power to keep their members in check. These committee chairs understand that, and if you are unwilling to get in line, your name is
Ron Paul, Justin Amash, Joe Walsh, Alan West, MUD! Leadership will attack and marginalize anyone that doesn’t conform, it’s their job, and they are good at it. Believe me when I tell you, you don’t want to be “that guy” on The Hill.
The Authentic Chair of the DNC, Karl Rove recently attacked Justin Amash for being a liberal…
Yes, the guy that has a 100% rating from Club for Growth and as Mlive reports:
Heritage Action for America’s standard, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash is not only a “firewall for freedom,” but Michigan’s most conservative federal lawmaker.
Good men go to Congress to represent the people… In 2010, many of our candidates knew something was very wrong about the direction of the country. They had expectations of changing direction, but are absolutely unable to do so without control of the Senate. They are even less able to do so if they don’t get reelected, and if you have to fight both the NRCC and the Democrats, reelection isn’t going to happen. They are forced to taking the path of least resistance. Their staffers work with, are briefed by and given talking points from leadership. If staffers keep their Congress Critter on the straight and narrow, their job is safe, even if their boss doesn’t get reelected.
You might ask why they don’t get rid of current leadership? The stakes are high, if you can’t get the job done, all hell will rain down on you, and those that tried will feel the full wrath of those they were unable to unseat.
We should not and cannot blindly support the (R) anymore, especially with Karl Rove and his team of consultants calling the shots… While one may long for the days of G.W., the Daily Caller won’t let us forget what that hell hath wrought:
The Bush administration also drew conservative criticism for overseeing the Medicare prescription drug benefit, No Child Left Behind, and increases in federal spending, as well as proposing what opponents described as amnesty for illegal immigrants.
So please Mr. Cantor, and company, take a deep breath and wake up to the fact that you are killing the party of small government. I don’t know, maybe you could go check out a Brittney Spears concert… I mean c’mon, have you seen her new video? Please find something to do other than isolate even more people from the Republican party.