Renee Ellmers and John Boehner’s ‘conservative purge’ on Capitol Hill


Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has been proudly shouting to the heavens — and to  anyone who will listen –  about her great new appointments to The House Energy & Commerce committee and three of its subc0mmittees.   Meanwhile, we have learned that John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and the rest of the boys in the House leadership removed several Republicans from their assigned committees.  Their offense?  DARING to oppose the deal Boehner and Cantor struck with Obama and the Democrats in 2011 to raise the debt ceiling.

SO. Conservatives who stand up against efforts to grow the government and increase spending are punished.  Those who go along with those types of things get rewarded with sweet new committee assignments. 

Fighting an increase in government spending, and trying to control growth of government, is now frowned upon by the GOP powers-that-be.  If that is the case, what does that say about our representative in the Second Congressional District, Miss Harnett County?