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The 22 Who Held the Line

Here are the 22 heros who defied their House leaders and opposed the Boehner plan.

Note that the South Carolina delegation comes out on tops. Its two senators, Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham, also opposed it. It’s something that South Carolina has more testicular fortitude than Texas.

Amash (MI)

Bachmann (MN)

Broun (GA)

Chaffetz (UT)

Cravaack (MN)

DesJarlais (TN)

Duncan (SC)

Gowdy (SC)

Graves (GA)

Huelskamp (KS)

Johnson (IL)

Jordan (OH)

King (IA)

Latham (IA)

Mack (FL)

McClintock (CA)

Mulvaney (SC)

Paul (TX)

Scott (SC)

Southerland (FL)

Walsh (IL)

Wilson (SC)

Being behind the scenes on this, I have to say we also need better generals on the outside. Toward the end, the coalition that was “Cut, Cap, and Balance” began crumbling, with several of the big organizations including Let Freedom Ring and Club for Growth buckled to pressure.

Instead of being organizations that held the line on sound policy, they provided cover for congressmen to cop out to a bad deal that will come back to haunt the House GOP.

Seeing conservatives on the outside become veritable General McClellans was disappointing in and of itself.

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