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Liars In Congress Are Our First Primary Targets For 2016

Ratcliffe, Loudermilk, Allen, and Hice

Our friend Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation said what most conservatives we know were thinking in a tweet the day before Republicans voted to re-elect John Boehner Speaker of the House: Primary Every Republican Who Votes For Boehner.

But if conservatives did recruit primary candidates to oppose those who voted for Boehner, where would we start?

From our perspective our top targets ought to be those who lied and said during their campaigns they would oppose John Boehner’s re-election, and then went ahead and voted for him.

From our quick research (and there are probably more) here are five freshmen who clearly said they would oppose Boehner during their campaigns, but voted for him when the choice was before them:

Rick Allen (GA-12)
DC office: (202) 225-2823

Jody Hice (GA-10)
DC office: (202) 225-4101

Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
DC office: (202) 225-2931

John Ratcliffe (TX-4)
DC office: 202-225-6673  Twitter - @RepRatcliffe

Mark Walker (NC-6)
DC office: 202-225-3065  

Of course there were some Republicans, such as Rep. Paul Ryan, who said up front he was backing Boehner; although you can accuse them of bad judgment or betraying conservative principles, you can’t accuse them of lying.

But Allen, Hice, Loudermilk, Ratcliffe and Walker clearly lied to get elected – and that is not just bad judgment – that is a betrayal of their commitment to We the People who elected them to force change in Washington's business-as-usual culture.

The Tea Party rebellion came into being in large measure due to the perception among middle class taxpayers that America’s major establishment institutions were corrupt – and there is no more compelling evidence of just how far the American political system has been corrupted by Washington’s insider culture, than how common and accepted lying has become among the political elite of Capitol Hill.

The Tea Party rebellion is many things – a fight for a return to a limited constitutional government, a middle class outcry against the crony capitalism of the Washington - Wall Street Axis, but as much as anything it is a demand for a government, and leaders, who tell the truth.*

Finding and electing truth-telling leaders to Congress in 2016 is perhaps the most important step we can take toward ending Washington’s culture of lies and saving this great country. The first step on that road should be to identify and recruit primary opponents for Rick Allen (GA-12), Jody Hice (GA-10), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), John Ratcliffe (TX-4) and Mark Walker (NC-6).

If you have additions to our list please leave them along with a quote or video link of their commitment to oppose Boehner’s re-election in the comment section below.

*For a more detailed analysis of how lying has corrupted government see "A Congress of Lies" by CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, November 11, 2011

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liars in Congress

Richard you are so right in your, Congress of Lies. My family is sooo tired of these politicians who tell us one thing and then do another. I don't see any hope. With the Republican Party now as corrupt as the Dumbocrats, it's just not worth the effort to try to determine who to vote for. Boner's action's have and will continue to destroyed the Republican Party. I really believe it's time for a new Party , so what if it destroys Republican chances of getting elected . We have just witnessed Conservative's loyalty means nothing to these self centered scumbags.

Breach of Contract

When they ran for congress and made a firm statement to vote against Boehnor, they entered into a contract:

On the part of the politician: "If you cast your vote for me I Will Perform the Promised action."

On the part of the Voter: "I Placed my vote for you based on your promise to fulfill your publicly stated Vote against Boehnor."

They are clearly in direct violation of that contract, and it would be an interesting test case to have 25,000 member class action lawsuit against a sitting politician for Breach Of Contract.

With that many VOTERS as Plaintiffs, what judge would be inclined to deny them?

And the number of plaintiffs should equal to the total number votes cast FOR the traitor.

There are two types of liars

Those you list are in the first category of liars who made a specific commitment about not supporting Boehner - which is fine as far as it goes. Those people are loathsome. But there is a second category:

All those who said they opposed Obama's amnesty and Obamacare, but then backed Boehner (who is a supporter of both) are clear liars as well. If you are against something, why would you support someone who is for that thing?

My representative, Rob Woodall (GA 7th), is another Georgia rep who lies to his constituents to get through the primary and then votes the other way. I'm disgusted with politicians like Woodall who claim they just had to vote for the CRomnibus and for Boehner because that was his only option. What a cowardly and childish position. Grow a backbone you weak-kneed useful idiot! Don't you realize that your job is on the line?

We need to primary every one of Georgia's GOP RINOs who previously said they were against Obamacare and Amnesty but voted for Boehner

P.S. The people in the TEA party are not "middle class". We are the "country class."