Such were the very ideas that brought the "infamous 1994 class of freshman Republicans" to power.
And many freshmen Republicans are openly splitting with the party's traditional line.
But most of the freshmen Republicans are not most politicians.
As a result, freshmen Republicans are considered particularly vulnerable.
He threatened to read aloud the names of eight freshmen Republicans who had voted against the proposal.
With the first Republican majority in 40 years and 73 freshman Republicans, the realignment is nearly revolutionary.
The ideological zeal of freshmen Republicans may have contributed to the logjam.
Washington State, for instance, has only eight seats in the House, and five will be filled next year with freshman Republicans.
For the freshmen Republicans this was the first vote that they cast in this House.
In his father's Senate, no one would have taken it personally if a freshman Republican from a liberal state voted against his own party.