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The “Peach State Purchase”

NEWLY ELECTED GEORGIA “REPUBLICANS” SELL OUT … || By FITSNEWS || We typically keep our political commentary focused on the eastern banks of the Savannah River, but a story out of Georgia this week has drawn our gaze to the west … We started connecting the dots in the aftermath…

NEWLY ELECTED GEORGIA “REPUBLICANS” SELL OUT …

|| By FITSNEWS || We typically keep our political commentary focused on the eastern banks of the Savannah River, but a story out of Georgia this week has drawn our gaze to the west …

We started connecting the dots in the aftermath of this week’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to reelect liberal John Boehner as Speaker of the “Republican-controlled” chamber.

Boehner, as we’ve previously noted, has absolutely no business calling himself a “Republican” – let alone leading the party.  And that’s not just our libertarian-leaning, independent perspective talking – the vast majority of “Republican” voters are done with him, too.

How come?  Because Boehner stands for nothing good … and caves to everything bad.

But we’ve made our reasons for opposing this big government, Barack Obama accommodator crystal clear in the past …

The purpose of this post is not to bash Boehner again, it’s to look at the disappointing behavior displayed by those who said they would oppose his reelection as Speaker … and then didn’t.

Specifically, we’re looking at U.S. Reps. Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk of Georgia.  Both men – elected in 2014 – cast their first votes as members of the U.S. House for Boehner.  Hice is a Southern Baptist pastor and radio show host who represents Georgia’s tenth district.  Loudermilk?  He’s a former member of the Georgia General Assembly who represents the state’s 11th district.

Both men had indicated their intention to oppose Boehner – in fact Hice used his opposition to Boehner as a central plank in his campaign.

During a July 2014 debate against his GOP primary opponent Mike Collins, Hice said he would support “new leadership, and new leadership with a backbone” over Boehner.  Not only that, he accused Collins’ father, former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins – of being a politician who “went along with the establishment.”

Hice went on to say the younger Collins’ “looks like a sequel that’s a nightmare.”

Yeah … who’s “going along with the establishment now?”

Loudermilk was equally adamant in his refusal to back Boehner – informing reporters last February that he would not vote for the Speaker’s reelection.

But when it came time to cast their ballots, both of these Georgians sold out … backing the Speaker they were campaigning against only months earlier.

What happened?

Maybe this …

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Obtained from our network of Washington, D.C. sources, that’s an invitation to a fundraiser hosted by fiscally liberal Georgia “Republican” Lynn Westmoreland – a Boehner lap dog who is the current deputy chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

“This event was announced just prior to their vote when the two freshmen who promised to vote against Boehner had a change of heart,” one source familiar with the invitation told FITS.

How convenient …

Westmoreland – who like Hice and Loudermilk claims to be a social conservative – is no stranger to doing Boehner’s bidding.  In 2013, he helped lead the “purge” of conservative lawmakers who opposed Boehner’s 2013 renomination – calling them “assholes.”

Classy … and very Christian.

This website has been exceptionally hard on the South Carolina “Republican” lawmakers who supported Boehner – especially Mick Mulvaney and Mark Sanford, both of whom have built their brands on the sort of free market fiscal conservatism that’s totally at odds with Boehner’s big government ideology.  But at least Mulvaney and Sanford didn’t get thirty pieces of silver for their Boehner votes … or if they did, they were smart enough not to announce the payoff hours before their betrayal.

These Bible-thumping Georgians are emblematic of everything wrong with politics … and the “Republican” party.

They’re hypocrites.  Pharisees.  Liars who are willing to say anything to get elected.

In assessing the new “Republican” majority last month, we noted that it “isn’t going to look a helluva lot different from the Democratic majority when it comes to the two things that matter most of all to you – taxing and spending.  As we’ve noted ad nauseam , all that’s changed (again) is which party has its grubby paws on the taxpayer spigot.”

Hice and Loudermilk are further proof of just how right we were …

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30 comments

Diogenes January 8, 2015 at 10:12 am

A couple of Congressmen selling their votes for campaign contributions… Wow, stop the presses! This is real news!

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nitrat January 8, 2015 at 10:18 am

The Boehner re-election hysteria continues…

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Smirks January 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

Everyone except 25 people sold out!

…or maybe 25 people don’t dictate the direction of a party. One of those two. Probably the former, though. Probably.

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Bible Thumper January 8, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Maybe the 25 sold out to different people. Makes life simpler if you believe everyone was bought out.

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Iam A. Busybody January 8, 2015 at 10:18 am

LOL!

SC…..Check
DC….Incomplete
Ga….New conquest

Hahahahaha!

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Smirks January 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

They’re hypocrites. Pharisees. Liars who are willing to say anything to get elected.

So, Republicans?

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 10:38 am

Many of them do in both parties. Democrats however take it a step further and associate themselves with our domestic and foreign enemies to get elected.

A country is then held hostage.

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Smirks January 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

I’ve often referred to GrandTango as Dick Dastardly, you make a great Muttley. I feel like a kid watching Saturday morning cartoons when reading your comments.

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 11:11 am

I always wondered what you did on Saturday mornings when the government agency you work for is closed. You never post. You watch cartoons!!! LMAO!!!

I think of you as Wiley E. Coyote-figure it out.

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Smirks works January 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm

What’s the problem with working with the government agency? At least Smirks works. Isn’t that what you want?

Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Good point. Just hate the taxpayers may be footing the tab for his public display of ignorance on blogs. :-)

mamatiger92 January 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Thanks for yet another straw man
Again, stay on topic, please.

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 10:35 am

Boehner hysteria? I just saw Democrat Senator Joe Manchain attack Obama as being an obstructionist on legislation and telling him to get the fuck out of the way or he was switching parties!!!

LMAO!!! You liberal socialists sit on the sidelines and watch Pelosi and Reid relegated to cleaning toilets and ordering lunch while middle America and the Republicans save this country from Obamacare and the unconstitutional E/O’s this lawless pResident has inflicted on this country.

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Rocky January 8, 2015 at 10:49 am

Yawn! Did you say something Dearie?

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Manray9 January 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

Gee, you think Manchin’s “principles” have something to do with West Virginia’s swing to the GOP under President Obama? Don’t you think he has one eye on his re-election prospects? He’s part of the problem — one of the class of professional politicians who seek office as a permanent job and will do or say anything to stay there.

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 11:08 am

Smart man. Ask poor ole Mary in Louisiana. Manchin will become a Republican or he will lose that seat. I was surprised about how ‘personal’ his attacks on Obama were. You get a sense he really doesn’t like or respect Obama. Go figure. :-)

Life is good!

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Manray9 January 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

West Virginia’s swing to the GOP just happened to coincide with Obama’s election. Coincidence?

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 11:58 am

It did. He is trying to put the coal industry out of business.

Native Ink January 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

Duh. His personal attacks against the president play well in West Virginia. He probably called up Obama afterwards and they had a good laugh about it.

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm

You are probably right. That was a real ‘knee slapper’ for Dems last November 4th.

mamatiger92 January 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

try to stay on topic

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jimlewisowb January 8, 2015 at 10:52 am

willie where have you been

Everyone knows a Georgia Cockroach will suck another Cockroach’s Dick regardless of political ideology

My sources down at the Git ‘n Go tell me that Speaker’s Boner Secretary has his hands full trying to schedule all the Cockroaches who want a Blumpkin Session with the Speaker

Fucking Cockroaches

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Tim January 8, 2015 at 11:17 am

“Liars who are willing to say anything to get elected.”

are we to believe that is different from every single Republican serving this state?

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Punitive January 8, 2015 at 11:40 am

“Westwhoreland”

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FastEddy23 January 8, 2015 at 2:04 pm

“… Because Boehner stands for nothing good … and caves to everything bad. …”

Yeap: Has new knee pads for his next white house visit.

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Native Ink January 8, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Boehner is an Obama accomodater? I’m sure the president would be surprised to learn that.

What has Obama gotten through the House?

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Bible Thumper January 8, 2015 at 7:33 pm

This whole fuss is silly. Republicans and Democrats meet in their own caucuses to decide the leadership.They can air leadership disputes then. Afterwards you go out in full session and vote for your parties leadership. That’s called party discipline. Without it you accomplish nothing.

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 11:03 pm

I owe you an apology for a comment I made a few days ago. I hope you will accept it.

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Bible Thumper January 8, 2015 at 11:06 pm

Of course. I’ve made a few apologies myself.

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Flip Coscoe January 8, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Thank you.

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