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EDITOR OF REDSTATE

The Importance of Saying Thank You

I’m putting all of these names on the front page.We ask members of congress to stand for their convictions and, when they do, they are often berated and attacked by their own side.In the past 24 hours there have been numerous stories planted by House Republican leaders attacking their conservative colleagues and spinning blame onto them for voting against the three week continuing resolution.One article says they only did it because they are running for higher office and have to suck up to the base.Another says they did it because they lack bold vision.Another says the conservatives are undermining the fight for actual spending cuts (!!!) and somehow, somehow, conservatives will now be stuck with a worse deal.The blame game by a Republican leadership that sprinkles toilet water behind their ears before flushing because they love the smell of their own B.S. knows no bounds.But fifty-four House Republicans were willing to take a bullet from their leadership and stand up for their principles.We ask a lot. It is important to remember to say thank you.Below are the 54 Republicans who voted no. Call them at 202-224-3121 and make sure they know you appreciate their stand. Right now, they are only hearing a lot of yelling from their leadership.

Last Name

State

Flake

AZ

Franks

AZ

Campbell

CA

Lamborn

CO

Tipton

CO

Mack

FL

Ross

FL

Southerland

FL

Stearns

FL

West

FL

Gingrey

GA

Graves

GA

King

IA

Labrador

ID

Johnson

IL

Walsh

IL

Burton

IN

Pence

IN

Stutzman

IN

Huelskamp

KS

Fleming

LA

Landry

LA

Bartlett

MD

Harris

MD

Amash

MI

Benishek

MI

Huizenga

MI

McCotter

MI

Walberg

MI

Bachmann

MN

Akin

MO

Long

MO

Rehberg

MT

Jones

NC

Garrett

NJ

Smith

NJ

Pearce

NM

Heller

NV

Chabot

OH

Jordan

OH

Schmidt

OH

Sullivan

OK

Pitts

PA

Duncan

SC

Gowdy

SC

Mulvaney

SC

Wilson

SC

Barton

TX

Gohmert

TX

Hall

TX

Paul

TX

Poe

TX

Chaffetz

UT

Rigell

VA

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