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Freshman Republicans Switch from Tea to Kool-Aid

kabbie Wrote: May 19, 2012 10:50 AM
For now all we can do is communicate with them to let them know we are watching them then vote against them when they come up for reelection. Remember, the party leaders have a big influence on who gets reelected because they control the purse strings so they need to be watched and voted out too. If we remain the silent majority we get what we deserve.

This week the Club for Growth released a study of votes cast in 2011 by the 87 Republicans elected to the House in November 2010. The Club found that “In many cases, the rhetoric of the so-called “Tea Party” freshmen simply didn’t match their records.” Particularly disconcerting is the fact that so many GOP newcomers cast votes against spending cuts.

The study comes on the heels of three telling votes taken last week in the House that should have been slam-dunks for members who possess the slightest regard for limited government and free markets. Alas, only 26 of the...

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