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Rep. Adam Kinzinger: House Freedom Caucus "Not Really Even Conservatives"

[mc_name name='Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)' chamber='house' mcid='K000378' ](R-IL)
[mc_name name=’Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’K000378′ ](R-IL)

During an interview Thursday with Bloomington/Normal’s 1230 WJBC Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger continued his attacks on the House Freedom Caucus over the pending retirement of [mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ] as Speaker, and the dropping out of [mc_name name=’Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001165′ ] as his replace, and the new opposition to Kinzinger’s preferred new Speaker of the House [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ].  Kinzinger said that the House Freedom Caucus was “A strain of populist, not even really conservatives, but populist who kind of forgot the traditions of governing and the rules of the House.”

Kinzinger has had some nerve the last few weeks with his attacks on the Freedom Caucus, conservative groups, the Tea Party, and talk radio over Boehner and the Speakers race and all of his I’m a conservative and the Freedom Caucus and Tea Party aren’t bs.

Since Kinzinger first lied to the Tea Party and conservatives to get elected in 2010 he has been all about pushing heavily for amnesty, continuing the cronyism of the Export-Import Bank, keeping the NSA’s spying of American citizens going, backing ObamaTrade and [mc_name name=’Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001071′ ]’s disastrous bill that is going to allow Iran to get a nuclear weapons, and has voted for everyone of Boehner and [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ]’s budget, debt limit and continuing resolutions deals that have funded Obamacare, funded unconstitutional executive amnesty, funded Planned Parenthood and its butchery of babies, raised taxes, and cut benefits to our troops and veterans .

That isn’t being a conservative. And neither is supporting Jeb Bush for President, or trying to erase past support for traditional marriage.

That is being a moderate establishment Republican in name only who is a steadfast loyalist to Boehner and the rest of the House leadership and is indicative of someone who is part of the problem in DC not a part of the solution.

Kinzinger is desperate to have [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] be made Speaker so he and the rest of the establishment Republicans don’t have to run to the Democrats to unite around some loser so that the status quo can remain in power.  We dare not have an actual conservative leading the Republican Party in the House of Representatives.  We dare not, in Adam Kinzinger’s world, have a Speaker of the House who respects the Freedom Caucus, the Tea Party and conservatives and works with them instead of against them all the time.

The more chaotic the fight becomes to name a new Speaker the more you are going to see Adam Kinzinger and his fellow establishment hacks like [mc_name name=’Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’D000604′ ] and Pete King completely lose it.