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Who are the members of the Tuesday Group?

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posted on May, 2 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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It seems there is a group of Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives called "The Tuesday Group".

They are moderate Republicans and they may be the ones partly responsible for some of the "infighting" going on in Congress.

They also appear to "rival" the famous group in the House called the "Freedom Caucus".

Trump is up against two brick walls.

Look at the structures and compare:


The Tuesday Group


The Freedom Caucus


Who are the members of the Tuesday Group?

So much has been said recently about the rivalry between the House Freedom Caucus and a group called “The Tuesday Group,” a group of largely unnamed so-called “moderates” in the House. The leadership of the Tuesday Group is named, and some members willingly speak to reporters about their agenda. The group boasts of a membership of somewhere between 40 and 50 members, but only a few have outed themselves as part of the secretive backroom group.
The most vocal member is one of the co-chairs named Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvanian Republican whose liberty score reveals that he votes liberal 72% of the time. Along with Dent, Elise Stefanik of New York, who votes liberal 81% of the time, and co-chairs the group along with Dent and Tom MacArthur of New Jersey who has a record of voting 70% liberal. Chris Collins of New York is a member, and votes 77% liberal, along with Adam Kinzinger of Illinois who votes 67% liberal, Pat Tiberi of Ohio, who votes 60% liberal, John Faso of New York who hasn’t a liberty score yet because he’s new, Barbara Comstock of Virginia who votes 81% liberal, Fred Upton of Michigan who votes 66% liberal, and Rodney Davis of Illinois who votes 70% liberal. Others stay largely away from claiming they are part of the group, but I have been able to identify about half of the group and the picture of the membership emerges as a group of liberal enablers of Democratic policy.




posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Now you know why they scrapped the vote on the healthcare bill.




posted on May, 2 2017 @ 11:52 PM
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The "Tuesday Group" House members identified in this article are the ones who must be taking bribes, or favors, that prevents them from voting "yes" on ObamaCare Repeal-Replace.

Scumbags Identified: www.washingtonexaminer.com...

No matter what they get, they want more, and are unwilling to compromise.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Why Tuesday?

i only know about the Last Tuesday Society- they have insane parties.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:00 AM
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RINO cheerleaders...



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen


We've always had a splinter group in the so-called majorities in Congress, if memory serves. At the least, members from borderline ridings always sat on the fence being more concerned with re-election than having a personal core value.

These have existed in both parties.

Now we have a President that doesn't just go along for the ride and only attempts to implement his campaign promises.

We've always known that Trump would face more opposition from the Republican Party than the Democrats. He's learning the hard way that having only 1/3 the power that he has enjoyed as a CEO makes for a much tougher game than he previously played. Add in the 'good old boy' opposition from both sides of the aisle and his road is tougher than any since Reagan.

The only out I can see is term limits restriction-and that one has zero chance of getting through this crowd- or else threatening to form a third political party while the sitting President, which would destroy the Republican party even more so than the Democrat party has self-destructed.

To be honest, I really don't know which of these two groups to blame more, the Conservatives or the moderates. Both are responsible.

The Don needs to play hard-ball.

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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

71 out of 435 individuals in the house, are members of these groups, assuming there are no members of both.

So, I am wondering where the power in these groups is, because by the numbers, they are small groups.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: nwtrucker


That was an enjoyable read. Thankyou.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Many House votes are close.

These groups can influence a bill's passing or failure.

Most HofR votes are simple 50%+1 majority.




posted on May, 3 2017 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Ah, but while Trump was campaigning, he said he could bring them together instead of dividing them. He's not very successful at reaching out to people, is he?



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: xuenchen

71 out of 435 individuals in the house, are members of these groups, assuming there are no members of both.

So, I am wondering where the power in these groups is, because by the numbers, they are small groups.


Well, the number of Republicans is only 242 - a majority but not an overwhelming one. So if any group sides with the Democrats, they can't pass anything requiring a simple majority. Nor can they achieve a 60% vote. They need to persuade members o the Democratic Party to also agree to their bills and to not alienate their own party members.

The division indicates a need for a strong third party, but that won't happen soon.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: Byrd
a reply to: xuenchen

Ah, but while Trump was campaigning, he said he could bring them together instead of dividing them. He's not very successful at reaching out to people, is he?


Yea, trying to unite people who have an agenda to go against your every move is a tough nut to crack. Go figure.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: Byrd
a reply to: xuenchen

Ah, but while Trump was campaigning, he said he could bring them together instead of dividing them. He's not very successful at reaching out to people, is he?


You have just described the big comfort blanket that many people now hide under.




posted on May, 3 2017 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I get it.....the Tuesday group are the RINO's, or perhaps better put, Democrats in Brown suits.

This demonstrates the precise problem with the party system as it operates today.......no party discipline; no party loyalty, no shared values much less a shared agenda...........as a result, a Republican Congress is a Congress of gridlock. And the Democrats aren't much better. Maybe its time "thinking" people stopped voting for any candidate with a (D) or an (R) after their name!




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