It looks like the GOP leadership has some explaining to do.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy has reportedly drafted a conservative purge list for Speaker Boehner.
Breitbart reported:

A House GOP source has confirmed to Breitbart News that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy was the one who drafted the secret criteria list House Speaker John Boehner used in his purge of conservatives from House committees.

The source, someone with inside knowledge of how Boehner conducted the purge, told Breitbart News that McCarthy crafted the list, which included a scorecard of where several conservative members stood on certain votes. According to the source, it’s unclear at this time whether McCarthy made the list of his own accord or if he did so at the request of somebody else in GOP leadership – like Boehner or House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

The source alleges that McCarthy brought the criteria list to the House GOP Steering Committee where it was used to purge four conservatives from their House committee spots.

Thus far, GOP leadership officials have kept the list secret. Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash, one of the conservatives purged from his House Budget Committee assignment, told Breitbart News that it’s “hypocritical” for Boehner and GOP leadership to keep the list secret while demanding transparency from President Barack Obama.

Leadership officials refuse to discuss the list on the record with press. A spokeswoman for McCarthy has refused a request for comment from Breitbart News about her boss’s role in creating the list.

This follows a report from November that claimed Rep. McCarthy endorsed gerrymandering that lost them 4 seats for the GOP in California.




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  1. In my eyes and based on Boehner’s performance – the purge list is to protect Obama. Everytime conservatives get close to nailing Obama to the wall – Boehner steps in and saves him.

  2. You never ever see Ds warring amongst themselves no matter how outrageous the agenda. This is why the GOP is a dead party, they own the house and will not do their most basic Constitutional duty by standing up for the American taxpayer.

  3. Boner has to go. Even better, a new party that abides by the constitution and stands for conservatism. Enough with the faux GOP, they are nothing by democrats with R’s by their name.

  4. Fumigation.

    The entire body of Congress.

    Nary a one us upholding and/or defending……… Especially the unelected/appointed.

    The way things are shaking out, we’ll be lucky to have another election, let alone one not thoroughly rigged.

    It’s bigger than you know.

    ICR2P – The Int’l Coalition For The Responsibility To Protect.

    A fast-approaching one-world Totalitarian gov’t.

  5. #3 December 12, 2012 at 8:22 am
    StandUpChuck commented:

    You have these options:

    1. Take over the Republican party
    2. Take over the Democratic party
    3. Form a new party

    One of the reasons we have a two-party system in this country is that we like having parties that, if elected, have some unity and clout. There have been major portions of legislation that originated with small parties that grew up and eventually were co-opted by one or the other party.

    The Libertarians or TEA Parties are the only thing on the horizon with any hope of influencing policy.

  6. Boehner had to do something or face not being able to control his caucus and looking like an idiot. It’s called leadership.

    He could not have purged Conservatives if they weren’t so unpopular with voters. The Republican Party cannot go on propping up the Conservative Movement any longer. Conservatives have become a liability for the Republican Party.

    Conservatives are lost in the wilderness, at least for the foreseeable future.

  7. The Conservatives need to purge the so called leadership, IMO.

  8. @#6 He could not have purged Conservatives if they weren’t so unpopular with voters.

    Keep dreaming lady. It’s Boehner who is co-opping the Democrat platform. What happened to Checks and Balances? Democrats hate those and so do RINOS.

    What I find hysterical is that Democrats are fine with Boehner and want him to stay as Speaker – that alone should tell America all they need to know about Boehner’s brand of leadership. And on top of that – there is no outcry from the LameStreamMedia over the purge list. Boehner is doing the Democrats bidding.

  9. Boehner wouldn’t know leadership if it bit him in the butt.

    But…fine. The Conservatives can leave.

    In fact, I urge the conservative movement to cease all support of the GOP until the GOP starts living up to its own platform and cuts spending.

    Otherwise…just give Obama what he wants. Vote present on everything. And when it all crashes…he and his supporters are the only ones to blame

  10. OK, it’s time…actually past time, to “purge” the GOP and start a new “Conservative” party.

  11. Additionally, it’s Boehner who is entirely responsible for this alleged “Fiscal Cliff” non-sense. If he would have shut the government down last year Conservatives and Republicans would have had leverage in these rancid negotiations. Boehner allowed the issue to be pushed past the election like a dope and lost any chance for true entitlement reform.

  12. Seems the leadership of the GOP has been infiltrated with liberals just as the Obama regime has been infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

  13. #6 December 12, 2012 at 8:37 am “Lesich Pulaski commented:
    He could not have purged Conservatives if they weren’t so unpopular with voters. ”

    Did you forget the historic 2010 election already? No elections saw so many new faces.

  14. Get rid of them.

  15. McCarthy huh. So the “Young Guns” are nothing but the OLD GUARD in younger packages

  16. #16 December 12, 2012 at 8:51 am
    Did you forget the historic 2010 election already? No elections saw so many new faces.

    No one liked those new faces. By 2012, the Tea Party mentality had already been rejected by voters. In order to keep their seats in Congress Republicans have to distance themselves from Conservatives. Conservatives will learn to either play RINO ball or lose what remaining power they have.

  17. Come on Folks, for all of us who have worked in administrative type jobs, we know that generating such a chart of who voted for/against the various votes is in all probability one of the duties of the job. That’s why it is called Majority WHIP.

    As far as the purging, I think the Republicans had better think twice about whether they can survive without the Conservatives support. If we are going to have Democrat-like Republicans in office, we might as well vote for Democrats. At least, the pain of going from USA to USSA will be administered quickly rather than this drip-drip fashion we are experiencing now.

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