GOP Kook Purge
Standing on the shoulders of giants such as Abraham Lincoln, Chester Arther, Richard Nixon, George Bush and George W Bush, the Republican Party has a well-deserved reputation for being just as good as the Democratic Party at expanding government.
Then Ron Paul came along and almost single-handedly destroyed that good reputation.
Before he could do too much damage though, the Republicans shut him and his supporters out of the 2012 primaries and GOP convention, ensuring that Mitt Romney would get the nomination (and ultimately the presidency as he was by far the “most electable”).
Eliminating kooks and “dissenting viewpoints” was a great move by GOP leadership at the time, and it continues to be a good move today.
On Monday, the GOP continued the kook purge by removing congressmen hoping to carry on the legacy of Ron Paul (including terrorist-coddling Justin Amash).
According to Roll Call:
Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.
The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.
Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina were booted from the Financial Services Committee. Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas were removed from the Budget Committee.
This is a brilliant move by the GOP to purge those kooks that support liberty and don’t toe the party line, and a warning to similar-minded politicians for the future:
You will not change the government from within.