The establishment’s reaction to the 2010 election results (which was, TEA Party revolt returned a large Republican majority to the House) was to rein in the upstarts, to show them how things are done in Washington. Which is, freshmen to the back of the bus, sit down, shut up, do as you’re told. We are the establishment and we know better.

At that time I forgot to collect the links that prove this is what happened, and of course I have run into doubters who do not believe this is what happened.

This month it is happening again, the story is the same, which is that our dear old friend Boehner is purging conservatives from important positions on the various committees in the House. But this time I am collecting links:

Boehner to members: Leadership is watching your voting patterns – The Hill

Amash blasts House leadership after losing Budget Committee spot – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

Fiscally Conservative Congressman ‘Purged’ by Speaker Boehner Issues Scathing Response on Facebook and Twitter |

Huelskamp charges Boehner punished him and others for conservative votes | Fox News

House GOP Leaders Purged Conservatives Using Secret Criteria List

Boehner, GOP Leaders Purge Conservatives from Powerful Committees UPDATE: Boehner Scoffs

Dissidents Pushed Off Prominent Committees : Roll Call News

Tea Party conservatives booted from prominent committees |

Boehner Purges Fiscal Conservatives From House Leadership |

Conclusion? Here is one I can agree with and I urge you all to write to your representatives about it:

Conservative blog calls on GOP to depose Boehner – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

Only 16 Members Can Unseat Boehner, Group Says

Palin to GOP: ‘This Won’t Be Forgotten Come 2014’


The GOP’s Brand Suicide | (by Wayne Allym Root)

After they compromise, they lose the next election. Why does this happen? Because when a Republican raises taxes, he loses at least 10% to 15% of conservative voters who are angry and disillusioned at the decision; he kills the enthusiasm of his remaining supporters; he doesn’t gain a single Democrat voter (if a voter supports tax increases, they’ll always vote for the Democrat); and he hands ammo to his next opponent to destroy him. It’s brand suicide- a losing decision on all levels.

The GOP’s job is not to assist Obama in crippling small business owners and job creators…in destroying even more jobs…in damaging the U.S. economy even further. If Obama wants to do that, let him commit economic suicide alone — and accept all the blame.

But to willingly kill your own brand and help Obama damage the economy- the GOP can’t really be that stupid, can they?

YES, the establishment CAN be and IS that stupid. Remember, one the biggest “progressives” of all time was Teddy Roosevelt. Since FDR, the “Republican” mantra about creeping socialism was, “me too, but slower.” Democrats were the “idea men,” and when they made a bad enough mess of things, Republicans were allowed back in as the “competent managers” — of the gradual descent into the socialist / fascist hell that Obama is now trying to give us the final push into. Not that he has to push all that hard…