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Last week, Erick Erickson reported that John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy — the three most powerful Republican members of the House — would be attending a private weekend retreat at Amelia Island to discuss how to “bolster our incumbents who are under attack from the far right.” The retreat is sponsored by Republican Main Street Partnership, a PAC headed by liberal Republican Steve LaTourette and funded by several Democratic Party-supporting organizations.

Since Erickson’s report, Boehner has announced he will not be attending due to a “scheduling conflict.”

As of today, the event has disappeared from Main Street’s Events page.

Will Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy still attend? Is the event still on?

I have placed calls to both congressional offices. I have also contacted Main Street to ask why the event listing has been removed, and why Main Street’s website contains no other mention of what would be their largest event of the year.

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So "pragmatic" must mean squishy, DimocRat-Lite, spineless backstabbers. I guess Webster should change the definition.

The FACT is that the "pragmatic" GOPe Republicans, on the largest and most important issues to the VOTERS, are NO DIFFERENT than the Dims. Some examples:

1) Amnesty - House GOPe absolutely in lock-step with Obama and the Dims. Likely they will shove through Amnesty after November when they won't get voted out of office immediately for doing so.
2) ObamaGlitch - GOPe ALREADY getting weak in the knees, floating trial balloons to not kill ObamaGlitch but rather "fix" it.
3) The mythical debt "ceiling" - GOPe has voted to raise it how many times now? I've lost count. There may as well not even be a debt ceiling with the GOPe ready and willing to obliterate it each and every time is hit.
4) Tax Hikes - GOPe voted FOR Obama's last trillion dollar tax hike.

Yeah, it's no surprise the GOPe is meeting on how to destroy Conservatives, seeing as they view Conservatives as a bigger threat than the DimocRats even.

If you really want to see where the GOPe has taken the Republican party, just take a glance through the party planks back in 1980, and compare them from around that time to the planks of today's GOP. The party is NOTHING like it was back then.
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Is it the Chamber of Commerce or the DNC or some far left consortium?

I think you repeated yourself, at least twice.
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Who owns John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy anyway? Is it the Chamber of Commerce or the DNC or some far left consortium?
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Keep up the good work David.
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LaTourette Syndrome: conservative talking points with a tic (tongue in cheek).
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The tough thing to understand in the USA is that many of today's American elites stand in relationship to the rest of America in the way that local elites in Africa and Asia stood to their countries when the European colonials ruled. The local elites did the bidding of their European colonial masters.

Its hard going to undo a couple decades of steady loss of sovereignty.
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Nice work! Keep it coming!!
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So "pragmatic" must mean squishy, DimocRat-Lite, spineless backstabbers. I guess Webster should change the definition.

The FACT is that the "pragmatic" GOPe Republicans, on the largest and most important issues to the VOTERS, are NO DIFFERENT than the Dims. Some examples:

1) Amnesty - House GOPe absolutely in lock-step with Obama and the Dims. Likely they will shove through Amnesty after November when they won't get voted out of office immediately for doing so.
2) ObamaGlitch - GOPe ALREADY getting weak in the knees, floating trial balloons to not kill ObamaGlitch but rather "fix" it.
3) The mythical debt "ceiling" - GOPe has voted to raise it how many times now? I've lost count. There may as well not even be a debt ceiling with the GOPe ready and willing to obliterate it each and every time is hit.
4) Tax Hikes - GOPe voted FOR Obama's last trillion dollar tax hike.

Yeah, it's no surprise the GOPe is meeting on how to destroy Conservatives, seeing as they view Conservatives as a bigger threat than the DimocRats even.

If you really want to see where the GOPe has taken the Republican party, just take a glance through the party planks back in 1980, and compare them from around that time to the planks of today's GOP. The party is NOTHING like it was back then.
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“bolster our incumbents who are under attack from the far right, and ensure that we hold on to seats represented by pragmatic Republicans that we would otherwise loose if there was an ultra-conservative in the general runoff.”

So they are aware that the electorate, when given a choice, prefers an 'ultra' conservative.
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Good sleuthing, David. Thanks!
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Who owns John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy anyway? Is it the Chamber of Commerce or the DNC or some far left consortium?
16 weeks ago
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Is it the Chamber of Commerce or the DNC or some far left consortium?

I think you repeated yourself, at least twice.
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I always did have trouble with synonyms and antonyms.
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