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Meet Tea Party Hero Mark Meadows: Boehner's Worst Nightmare

This North Carolina Republican is a special breed of insidious Machiavellian evil.

Neil Cavuto and North Carolina Republican Congressman, Mark Meadows, both believe that the establishment GOP is 'acquiescing' to those baby-killers at Planned Parenthood. They support the idea that there's enough actionable intelligence that the women's health care organization should be de-funded. The Fox 'News' host conducts this interview by praising the very counterfeit C.M.P. video hatchet job of Planned Parenthood as valid and irrefutable. That is a very dangerous and ugly LIE.

CAVUTO: When it comes to Planned Parenthood, this worth shutting the government down for you?

MEADOWS: I think that decision has already been made. We're going to be voting on a clean C.R. next week which will fund the government, keep the government open.

That's very kind of him. Two years ago, he led the charge to shut the government down because of that damned Obamacare that helped poor people acquire insurance; which makes him a special kind of evil. Meadows is the Tea Party Republican who has been a thorn in (soon to be ex-) Speaker Boehner's side. He headed up the Suicide Caucus back in 2013 which helped foment a government shutdown. This caucus is a group that is as un-diverse as it gets.

The members themselves represent this lack of diversity. Seventy-six of the members who signed the Meadows letter are male. Seventy-nine of them are white.

As with Meadows, the other suicide-caucus members live in places where the national election results seem like an anomaly. Obama defeated Romney by four points nationally. But in the eighty suicide-caucus districts, Obama lost to Romney by an average of twenty-three points. The Republican members themselves did even better. In these eighty districts, the average margin of victory for the Republican candidate was thirty-four points.

In short, these eighty members represent an America where the population is getting whiter, where there are few major cities, where Obama lost the last election in a landslide, and where the Republican Party is becoming more dominant and more popular. Meanwhile, in national politics, each of these trends is actually reversed.

Meadows, more recently, was the guy who launched a bid to oust Speaker Boehner back in July of this year. It seems the fringe lunatics are taking over, and they allowed Boehner to stay as on as the Speaker for the Papal visit that he arranged. It's no surprise, that the very day that Pope Francis left D.C., Boehner immediately resigned. Meadows decreed this a few months ago. One thing is certain, Mark Meadows is not the kind of Republican sane Americans want calling the shots in Congress. He has no aspirations to be Speaker (yet) but he will make sure the next one makes Boehner look like a Socialist.

The NC Teabagger feels that the current GOP House isn't representing the American people. It's just not right wing enough for Meadows. Breitbart sees him as the savior of the Republican House.

Unlike some others from the more conservative side of the House GOP conference, Meadows is calm, cool and collected. He doesn’t make headline-grabbing comments, and is a serious, well-connected and well-respected member of the conference. Despite clear efforts by leadership—Boehner’s office and its allies, including Chief Deputy Whip Rep. Patrick McHenry who represents the district bordering Meadows’ here—to isolate him, Meadows’ credibility in the House GOP conference only seems to grow by the minute thanks to his steady demeanor and well-intentioned aim to steer Congress back onto a track that more effectively represents America’s views in Washington.

Of course, Cavuto and Meadows perpetuate the lie that Planned Parenthood specializes in late-term abortions. They are willing to disregard the truth to rile up the base with heaps of dirty red meat that they've completely fabricated. Boehner's departure is not necessarily a positive. It means that the inmates can now run the asylum, unopposed.

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