There are some unhappy campers in Republicanland these days, as we see HERE:
Several prominent conservative organizations lashed out against a pair of decisions by Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team as House Republicans saw their tightly held grip on the right loosen a bit on Monday.
Heritage Action, long a thorn in the side of the House Republican leadership, told its members in an email that Boehner was asking his “members to go back on their promise not to raise taxes on the American people” by putting $800 billion in new revenue into the mix of the negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff.
And Club for Growth, a longtime small-government group, said Reps. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Justin Amash (R-Mich.) were “free of the last remnants of establishment leverage against them” after they were booted from their committees by the House Republican Steering Committee for crossing leadership too often.
Club for Growth is promising the most potent political weapon — cash — to support the trio.
It doesn’t stop there. FreedomWorks, which was founded by former House Republican Leader Dick Armey, called the move to boot conservatives off certain committees a “remarkably hostile act by leadership.”
FreedomWorks is urging all members to call Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office and urge him to stop the fiscal conservative purge,” FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in a statement. “The enemies of fiscal sanity are tax-and-spend politicians, not public servants willing to say ‘enough is enough.’”
Erick Erickson’s popular RedState blog was the harshest.
In a Tuesday morning post, Erickson, the blog’s proprietor wrote under the headline, “I Am Thankful for John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy” that the the opposition is not just across the aisle, but in charge of our own side in the House of Representatives.” He was peeved about both Boehner’s offer to Obama and the committee purge.