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GOP LEADER “BULLYING” MEMBERS IN SUPPORT OF … OBAMA? || By FITSNEWS || How was a liberal “Republican” Speaker of the House able to get a majority of GOP lawmakers to sellout to the administration of Barack Obama on a crony capitalist trade deal? (Well … aside from the fact…

GOP LEADER “BULLYING” MEMBERS IN SUPPORT OF … OBAMA?

|| By FITSNEWS || How was a liberal “Republican” Speaker of the House able to get a majority of GOP lawmakers to sellout to the administration of Barack Obama on a crony capitalist trade deal?

(Well … aside from the fact most GOP members are crony capitalists).

The answer is simple: “Punishment and fear.”

According to U.S. Rep. Mark Meadors of North Carolina, “Republican” Speaker John Boehner and his henchmen mete out punishment to lawmakers who defy them on key votes – which Meadors did.

The result?

From The Daily Signal, a publication of the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation …

Meadows, R-N.C., was greeted in his Capitol Hill office last Thursday by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the House Oversight and Government Reform chairman, and given a lose-lose choice.

He could resign as chair of the Government Operations subcommittee or be removed from the role.

His misdeed?

Meadows, bucking party leaders intent on giving trade powers to President Obama, was one of 34 Republicans to vote against a normally routine procedural vote that allowed a vote on Trade Promotion Authority to occur.

Last week, in a similar show of force against its own party, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., removed Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Steve Pearce of New Mexico and Trent Franks of Arizona from the GOP vote-counting (whip) team.

Wow.

We already knew about Boehner’s bribes for “good behavior.”  Now we see his bullying for “bad behavior” – and in this case the “bad behavior” was standing against a debilitating trade deal which would further undermine our nation’s already anemic economic “recovery.”

This website has had zero use for Boehner since he became Speaker in the aftermath of the 2010 Tea Party revolt against Washington. Elected to block Obama’s overreach and overspending, he has instead enabled it.

That’s why we opposed his renomination as Speaker in 2013 and again in 2015 – and have criticized those “conservative” lawmakers who voted for him.

As for Meadors, he’s done with Boehner …

“The leadership team wants to create a culture of punishment and fear without a culture of debate and dialogue,” he told The Daily Signal.  “But there is no honor in bowing to a bully. There is only honor in fighting a good fight—win or lose. This is not a fight I will back down from.”

Good for him.

Sadly, we know how most of South Carolina’s “conservative” delegation has responded to Boehner’s bullying …

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19 comments

Tazmaniac June 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

It is past time for Tan Dad to go back to Ohio and run a NAACP chapter.

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vicupstate June 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

Orange is the new Black

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

“There is only honor in fighting a good fight…”
Well that’s exactly what Boehner is doing.

If you don’t vote the conservative, Republican, pro freedom position then you should expect to lose your.leadership position in your party. It is no different than the crony capitalist, pro-union, anti-trade, rinos wanting to remove Boehner front speaker. The only difference is they are on the losing side.

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Tazmaniac June 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

Since when has Boner been a Conservative, Republican, pro-freedom guy? “Crony capitalist, pro-union, anti-trade, rinos” ? He is the top RINO.

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 10:52 am

Rep. Mark Meadors voted with Pelosi, Maxine Waters and almost all the other liberals AGAINST TPA. You pay a price in your party for that. Since the disaster of Smoot -Hawley, Republican party has been the pro free trade party. Republicans believe in meeting the challenge of international competition, not hiding behind protective trade barriers, which eventually weaken the United States competitive edge.

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FastEddy23 June 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Pro-trade maybe. Free? Not!

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comprende June 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

But was this a “good” fight?
A fair and transparent fight? NO
Therefore, contempt and distrust follow….

All the great dictators are lying bullies too. Should we be allegiant to a lying bully?

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Bible Thumper June 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Rep. Mark Meadors has the right to vote his conscience. However, he shouldn’t complain. It was a major plank of the Republican party. He oppose it. So why should he maintain his leadership position. That’s not bullying.

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CNSYD June 23, 2015 at 9:35 am

How does the intrepid “journalist” Wil Folks find out such ground breaking news? This is truly a revelation that a Speaker of the House rules with an iron fist. Captain Renault is shocked to learn this. I bet this is a first for this type action from any Speaker, isn’t it?

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FastEddy23 June 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

Yup. He is the epitome of a covert “progressive” Fascist elitist Helot.

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euwe max June 23, 2015 at 10:21 am

Change is the new black.

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FastEddy23 June 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Hope so … :-)

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euwe max June 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

um.. that’s a bad thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxSlYdIYQ7E
(South Carolina lyrics)

even if your spelling and sin tax is bad, the message is the same.

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Clinton Youtubes June 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

Nixon operated like this. Clinton operated like this. Obama operates like this. Hillary will be the same way. Bill used the IRS as a weapon. Bill used wrongful criminal charges against his own people. Obama is not different. Hillary will be 100 time worst than Obama. Records and statements show the Clintons were into adult swinger parties. Arkansas was money laundering out of the governors office. Drugs runners. Bill is a sexual predator. The records do not lie. But he and Hillary do. Media black out on them just like the media black out on Obama. But this election, will not happen. Hillary is going to end up indicted under a new administrations DOJ. Obama will join her.

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FastEddy23 June 23, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Those “enemies lists” … The Bush’s too. … (and I’m not too sure Reagan didn’t.)

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vicupstate June 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm

What? No mention of murdering Vince Foster? Readjust your tin foil hat, the blood is not flowing to your pea brain.

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The New Tango June 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Who cares about what trade deal is passed. What matters is Obama will be with us on Friday, helping us heal. And the flag is coming down, the flag is coming down. Hurray for Obama. Hurray for Will. Hurray for me. The flag is coming down.

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2 step tango June 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

LMAO!!! Immigration/amnesty has been stopped and Obamacare is finished in the next week.

Thank you GOP leadership!

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CorruptionInColumbia June 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Obama says Boehner has the whitest teeth he has ever come across, especially on such a regular basis.

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