Mick Mulvaney Eyed For National Leadership Role

SOUTH CAROLINIAN AMONG FAVORITES TO LEAD “CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS” U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) – one of only eight degreed economists in the U.S. Congress – is among the favorites to become the next leader of the U.S. House’s “conservative caucus.” We’re referring to the Republican Study Committee, a 175-member…


U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) – one of only eight degreed economists in the U.S. Congress – is among the favorites to become the next leader of the U.S. House’s “conservative caucus.”

We’re referring to the Republican Study Committee, a 175-member group that according to its website is “dedicated to a limited and Constitutional role for the federal government, a strong national defense, the protection of individual and property rights, and the preservation of traditional family values.”

Mulvaney and U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana are vying for the post.

“It’s too early to start organizing. It’s just not appropriate to start doing that yet,” Mulvaney told  National Journal. “But all the guys know.”

Described by the publication as having a “sharp tongue and quick wit,” Mulvaney ousted longtime U.S. budget committee chairman John Spratt in 2010 to claim what had been a traditionally Democratic seat.

Since then he has simultaneously secured his district while winning high marks from pro-free market, pro-freedom voters for his consistent record of taxpayer protection and liberty preservation. Mulvaney has also taken principled stands against powerful special interests in his home state – most notably his vote against a crony capitalist federal loan program for aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

“He commands respect,” one special interest lobbyist who has frequently opposed Mulvaney told FITS. “Agree with him or not, he commands respect.”

Meanwhile a South Carolina business leader who recently heard Mulvaney speak referred to him as “uncompromisingly brilliant.”

“You get a lot of people who are one or the other – either smart or principled – but he’s got both clubs in his bag,” the business leader told us.

According to National Journal, Mulvaney would bring an “independent voice” to the Republican Study Committee.

“It’s going to be the RSC that defines what ‘conservative’ means in this town,” Mulvaney told the paper. “Nobody else.”

Interesting …

This website has long touted Mulvaney as a consistent voice (and vote) on fiscal issues. If he can obtain a leadership position in Washington, D.C., more power to him – and hopefully more power to taxpayers struggling to survive in the “New Normal.”

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jimlewisowb March 28, 2014 at 8:50 am

Still think this guy is slicker than seagull shit

Mighty or Mickey? March 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Ah shucks, give the guy a chance. As long as he doesn’t have an Argentine mistress lurking in his closet or a congressional page, he should be good to go.

Smirks March 28, 2014 at 8:51 am

>limited and Constitutional role of federal government

>give tons of money to defense contractors and oil companies


>strong national defense

>fawning over shirtless Putin


>individual rights

>”family values” of banning gay marriage


>property rights

>plow through Keystone XL even if it endangers drinking water of millions


>”family values”

>Mulvaney serves next to Mark Sanford


Astonished March 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

And he laughs all the way to the bank!!!

Uh huh March 28, 2014 at 9:29 am

“This website has long touted Mulvaney as a consistent voice (and vote) on fiscal issues.”

He votes for the funding appropriations EVERY TIME. He proposed a debt ceiling increase.

That’s why he’s wanted in “leadership”, he plays ball.

“Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey-cage.”-Mencken

nitrat March 28, 2014 at 9:35 am

Right winger columnist Jennifer Rubin on Mulvaney, friend of Putin. The people in Sumter around Shaw AFB need to keep up with their guy Mulvaney:


“…call them the pro-Putin lobby — included hard-liners who’ve regularly supported a host of bad ideas on foreign and domestic policy. These include Republicans Justin Amash (Mich.) (who’d like to destroy the National Security Agency), Paul Broun of Georgia (running for the Senate), Steve Stockman of Texas (who ran against John Cornyn in the primary and then disappeared), Tom Massie of Kentucky, Raúl Labrador of Idaho, Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina and Ted Yoho of Florida. These are the fellows who also supported stunts like the shutdown.

In short, the most destructive voices in the GOP’s right flank on issues such as the shutdown can also be among the few holdouts on isolationism in foreign policy. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — who has gone to war against the NSA, voted against cloture on Ukraine and backed the shutdown — is a perfect example.”

Elfego March 28, 2014 at 10:26 am

Just give America more Obama’s Reid’s and Pelosi’s! Thats what we deserve.

euwe max March 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Why look up?
Why not look down, and double up on the stupid with the Tea Party?

Really? March 28, 2014 at 4:14 pm

What’s the difference between Republicans and Tea Party people?

euwe max March 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

about 50 IQ points.

Really? March 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm

lol, every army has to have stupid people.

euwe max March 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Yeah, but every army doesn’t put the stupid people in charge.

Really? March 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Well, that’s the nature of democracy my friend.

euwe max March 28, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Edumacation is overrated. Is our children learning?

southmauldin March 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

Degreed economist? I have an undergraduate degree in economics. Do I meet this lofty standard?

Scooter March 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm

it has been said that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.

Sidney Parks March 28, 2014 at 11:15 am


GrandTango March 28, 2014 at 11:54 am

Trey Gowdy seems to get it…Overall, SC’s Congressional delegation (not including Sen. Graham) is pretty good, as long as Sanford does what he is told, and does not try to lead…

M326 March 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Mulvaney has an undergraduate degree related to economics. But to call him an economist is a real stretch.

ELCID March 28, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Just more of:
“The blind leading the blind!”

tomstickler March 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I’m gonna take a chance here and predict that Mick would not be able to cogently explain IS-LM as an economic model for a depressed economy.

My suspicions are reinforced by his A+ rating from Club for Growth.

Hey, wait a minute! Is that why Fits is on the case?

Econometrician March 28, 2014 at 4:13 pm

My favorite part of the IS-LM model is the separate chart for reserves!

What? That isn’t in it? oh….

euwe max March 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Ask Mulvainey – he’ll know for sure!

CNSYD March 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

If little Mulvaney is being “eyed” for a leadership role, then they all need need eye exams.

Thomas March 28, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Rep Mulvaney is a good man. Seems the RSC is beneath his abilities. Anything less than the House Republican Conference Chairmanship is an insult. The RSC is a dead end for his career in the House.

Bill March 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Now see that’s the problem. The use of the word career. That’s all Mulvaney is. A career politician. Just another taker on the public dole. Just another hypocrite bitching about welfare and entitlements, while he pockets a gubment check, gubment health care and gubment retirement.
No representative should be allowed to serve more than 6 years and no senator should be allowed serve more than 8. No Representative or Senator should get any health care or retirement benefit not available to every citizen of the US. Its our money. And any Representative or Senator that does not support that is just another taker out for a life on the back of the taxpayer.

Scooter March 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I agree with the term limits.

Thomas March 29, 2014 at 11:42 pm

There is not a written guarantee winning your district every two years. Elections are term limits. The problem is an uneducated constituency.

hum_dinger March 31, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Good riddence – has he actually accomplished anything? Was he principle sponsor on *any* bill that passed?


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