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Support Under the Dome for Teller’s Firing
National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/14/2013 5:17:25 AM

It’s a testament to how powerful the fired executive director of the Republican Study Committee, Paul Teller, was that it took a lobbying campaign by his boss, Representative Steve Scalise, to fire his own aide. (Snip) Several sources familiar with the matter say Teller’s fateful final act as executive director was whipping the conservative outside groups against Representative Paul Ryan’s budget deal before the details of the deal had been announced or the RSC had taken a position. But the tension had been building for a long time. Scalise and other members chafed when the outside groups kept getting wind of what had happened at

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/14/2013 6:42:59 AM     (No. 9653239)

So, the guy was fired because he kept the people informed about what their representatives were actually doing. This did not allow their representatives to wheel and deal the way they would like to be able to.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/14/2013 7:35:25 AM     (No. 9653275)

And the difference between DeMint-Teller is that much different than the Chamber of Commerce, La Roza, big financial bears in what way? The Constitution states that outside sources have the right to influence our Congress. So why not DeMint? Well.....perhaps it does not ´state´ but it certainly does not stipulate that the Speaker must be a member of congress. So who is qualified for the position?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/14/2013 8:27:51 AM     (No. 9653332)

Ah, #2, I suspect a whole ton of L-Dotters would be extremely upset if Karl Rove´s group (instead of Jim DeMint´s) was the one attempting the manipulation of the House. Outside groups are helpful in campaigns and elections, but the kind of external influence Teller was helping along should be verboten.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/14/2013 8:42:08 AM     (No. 9653350)

Another good example of Mr. Boehner and his small cohort of moderates forgetting who brought them to the big dance in 2010.

Well, we´ll just have to send enough conservatives next year to sideline completely the Boehner Low-Ts. Have another drink, John...time grows short.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MOAB, 12/14/2013 8:51:49 AM     (No. 9653371)

Carl Rove better understand the Republicans will never win another election at any level without the support of the Tea Party. There are millions like me who do not belong to a Tea Party Organization but support most of the candidates and their platform. The current leadership must be replaced.........little difference between them and the Democrats.

No longer will I hold my nose and vote for a RINO.......got that Peter King!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yuban, 12/14/2013 9:56:33 AM     (No. 9653480)

Boy oh boy do the Moderates hate DeMint or what? I reckon he must be a Conservative, ya think?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 12/14/2013 10:02:36 AM     (No. 9653492)

I think Jim DeMint has ruined the image of the Heritage Foundation and, according to an L-Dotter yesterday, the founders of Heritage are very unhappy about the direction he is taking it. I am very suspicious of DeMint´s motives. And, I reject the opinion stated by one on this thread that a conservative must love Jim DeMint. Most conservatives do not work in tandem, but try to think and evaluate for themselves. I have thought and evaluated and this conservative wants Jim DeMint to butt out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/14/2013 10:06:46 AM     (No. 9653498)

Speaking of verboten, I´ll pass on this one.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/14/2013 10:32:30 AM     (No. 9653550)

Move over Cruz and Lee, Jim DeMint is the #1 target for Establishment Republicans. My goodness, is there nothing that will stop their crusade to rid the party of each and every Conservative and Tea Party sympathizer? Makes one wonder what they will be left with, or does it matter to them?

Jim DeMint is a good man who has fought for Conservative values his entire life. I find it off-putting that he is being attacked with such vitriol. Time to send him more money.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/14/2013 11:12:01 AM     (No. 9653602)

One of the problems us conservatives out here in the hinterlands have with the ´establishment´ republicans is that most the establishment conservatives see politics as a career and any threat to that career, whether from the left or right, must be fought. Establishment republicans are perfectly happy to be the Washington Generals of American politics: their career is built on just showing up and playing the game. Forces attempting to make them actually try to WIN are a threat to their long-term prospects in Washington.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: noparallel, 12/14/2013 2:03:55 PM     (No. 9653842)

Mark Levin said that Boehner´s office called him on his cell phone last weekend to try to spin the budget deal and said that all of the "leadership" offices were doing the same with others in the industry.

Who do you believe, Boehner or Levin?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/14/2013 2:21:52 PM     (No. 9653874)

Why care if a politician gets fired by those who pay him/her? What happened may be instructive but he played the game.

Being fired doesn´t mean you were treated unfairly. Or that you weren´t.

The alternative is some sort of job ownership. Is that what we want in politics?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: judy, 12/14/2013 2:34:39 PM     (No. 9653890)

DeMint is a hero. Rove is the jerk.

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