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    The Republican Freshman Class is ready to work

    The Republican Freshman Class is ready to work

    Hang on to your hats, Dems.

    The Republican Wave of newly-elected GOP freshmen have been put through their paces at new member orientation, and are preparing to get to work after January’s swearing in.

    Newly elected from Utah’s 4th Congressional District, Mia Love has wasted no time letting Democrats know that she doesn’t intend on being polite about Obama’s plan to fundamentally change immigration law in America via executive order.

    The Daily Caller has the video:

    “This is not about the president. It’s about the American people, and what the American people want the President to do,” Love said Wednesday. “The American people want Congress to work with the President, want the president to work with Congress so that we can be compassionate, so that we can create a uniform rule of naturalization.

    “It is Congress’ job under Article 1, Section 8, to create a uniform rule of naturalization, a way in,” she continued. “It should be done line by line, section by section with the input of the public instead of being done by one person. It looks more like a dictatorship when a president is unilaterally making decisions for the American people.”

    GOP freshmen aren’t limiting their criticism to the President’s plans. Texas freshman Will Hurd (TX-23) is one of several freshmen being courted by the oft-controversial Congressional Black Caucus, and he hasn’t been shy about holding off on his decision to join (or not to join.)

    “They’re great members, and I’m looking forward to working with them,” Hurd said. “Whether or not I join the committee, we haven’t made that decision.”

    The CBC has also offered membership to Mia Love of Utah, who has said she plans to join the group. Love, a former mayor, is the first black female Republican elected to Congress.

    Four Texas Democrats are members: Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas, Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, and Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green of Houston.

    The caucus hasn’t included a Republican since Allen West of Florida lost his re-election bid in 2012. He’s moving to Dallas in January to lead a conservative think tank, the National Center for Policy Analysis.

    Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican who served one term in the House and moved to the Senate last year, never joined the caucus and doesn’t plan to do so.

    The next two years will be difficult by default, but it’s good to see our new members having the confidence to speak out to the press and against the Obama administration’s threats. They may be new, but they’re taking the lead and owning their new positions, and that gives me hope for this class.

    The Republican caucus is changing—is it possible that their messaging tactics will change along with it?

    h/t The Daily Caller


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    snopercod | November 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Anybody remember Rush talking about the “Freshmen Orientation” back in…what was it…1995? He was told that the new guys were all gathered together and told by the leadership that unless they played along, they would not get any committee assignments or other perqs of office.

      Estragon in reply to snopercod. | November 20, 2014 at 12:47 am

      Yeah, that was when Newt ran the House.

      For some reason, a lot of people decided to overlook his entire Speakership except for the ‘1st 100 days’ when the House voted on 9 of the 10 Contract promises. He was always back-stabbing conservatives, and many felt he was more out for his own PR and ego than for the caucus.

    Callipygian1 | November 19, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Someday somebody will write a tell-all about the CBC… which will then be made into a movie which will bring tears of laughter to all of us. The biggest problem will be casting the CBC itself; Who would play Shirley Chisholm? Shiela Lee Jackson? Hank Johnson?

    Juba Doobai! | November 20, 2014 at 11:20 am

    The American people want Congress to work with the president, want the president to work with Congress, so that we can be compassionate and have a uniform rule of naturalization.

    Mia Love, we hardly knew ye. The GOP leadership got to her. Not yet sworn in, but she has already sold us down the river.

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