A Boehner bypass? House conservatives have their own midterm message
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalese, R-Louisiana, is pushing a major jobs bill on Capitol Hill.
March 26th, 2014
10:53 AM ET
9 months ago

A Boehner bypass? House conservatives have their own midterm message

Washington (CNN) – An influential group of House conservatives, unhappy with the midterm strategy of Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republicans, plans to lay out its own election year message on the economy on Wednesday.

"I think our leadership has been good about showing what we're against. I think one area where we've had weakness is we really haven't shown what we're for," Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise said.

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  1. rs

    House Republicans embraced Huckabee- that's where the heart and soul of the GOP/TEA Party members of the House lie- with a pseudo-Christian a.k.a. "Uncle Sugar".

    March 26, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  2. Tony

    "That's why the jobs measure Scalise plans to unveil Wednesday is a big bill that rolls together 23 proposals. He and others admit they are not new, but that's not the point."

    Contract with America. Again. The same old ideas that did not work in the first place, let us try them again!

    March 26, 2014 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    sure Scalise....instead of those namby-pamby partial submissions, ram every single one of your antiquated and unpassable ideas as one just to placate the TB party and the 2 brothers that pull your strings. When did you get the call from them saying no more options except the most extreme?

    March 26, 2014 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I think our leadership has been good about showing what we're against. I think one area where we've had weakness is we really haven't shown what we're for," Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise said.
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    Wow. He spoke the truth. Besides, we already know what Republicans are for, people like Mitt Romney and the Kochs. The middle class can go jump in a lake as far as Republicans are concerened. The middle class doesn't pay the bills, meaning their personal wealth and prosperity.

    The only purpose the middle class serves Republicans is to put them power by making sure the middle class pays more than their share of taxes. They want to make the middle class aspire to being wealthier where all of the tax breaks are. Why else do you think they're always talking about folks being jealous of wealth?

    March 26, 2014 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  5. Malory Archer

    Tony

    Contract with America. Again. The same old ideas that did not work in the first place, let us try them again!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    More like contract ON America.

    March 26, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. Silence DoGood

    ""I think our leadership has been good about showing what we're against. I think one area where we've had weakness is we really haven't shown what we're for," Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise said.
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    Ahhhh – I cannot see – blinding flash of the obvious. In reality, they have been against only one thing: Obama. It has been nothing about policy or politics or viewpoint. Just anti-Obama. Blind hate is the only explanation.

    March 26, 2014 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. The Republican Party Is Dead To Me

    The republicans, are so splintered it's amazing they can operate at all. If they would like to give themselves a medical term for what they need, maybe enema would be the right terminology?

    March 26, 2014 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |