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Many House Republicans
feel irrelevant, candidates say

Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio

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Posted By:tisHimself, 6/19/2014 11:07:08 AM

They may be in the majority, but many House Republicans feel irrelevant. That’s the problem both candidates for House majority leader promised to fix when they delivered their pitches to the rank and file at a closed door meeting. “I want every member to feel relevant again,” Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, pledged when he addressed a crowd of about 50 lawmakers. “I want you to feel like you did the first day you came to Congress. Do you remember that day? That was an amazing day filled with endless possibilities.” First elected in 2010, Labrador is the underdog candidate against House Majority Whip

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 6/19/2014 11:34:22 AM     (No. 9892185)

Lawmakers have been frustrated this year with a series of bills that were altered at the last minute, brokered behind closed doors or ushered through by an unplanned voice vote.

Whose fault is that? These "irrelevant" Republicans made themselves irrelevant.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 6/19/2014 11:38:10 AM     (No. 9892193)

And how he think WE feel? We´ve been left out in the field!!! Not much has been accomplished by this bunch. They act as if what obabma said about his phone and pen are the rule! They took it seriously and they are now sitting back and collecting their paychecks and bennies and perks. I don´t care how they feel. IF they can´t do the job, GET OUT!!! I sick of this!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 6/19/2014 11:49:55 AM     (No. 9892224)

The Republican leadership is more interested in preserving the status quo than in accomplishing anything.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 6/19/2014 12:05:12 PM     (No. 9892245)

Republican "leadership"is basically in the Democrat camp. The rank and file but for a very few are irrelevant, perhaps more by choice then by outside power.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/19/2014 5:37:27 PM     (No. 9892706)

WTP know their pain. Voters out here feel irrelevant as well. You elites seldom seem to hear us.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 6/19/2014 8:13:31 PM     (No. 9892853)

No sheet, Sherlock! They became irrelevant the day Taliban Barry´s first czar showed up and by the time the 4_th one came in, I myself wondered why they were still being paid an over-inflated salary.

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