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“60 Minutes” Grills Eric Cantor on Why He’s Republican in Sunday Night Hit Piece
The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 2, 2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 01/02/2012 3:05:46 PM PST by Kaslin

60 Minutes” grilled Majority Leader Eric Cantor on why he is Republican.
“You’ve taken a lot of criticism from American Jews for being a Republican… They’re very critical of you.”

Video
Maybe because democratic policies are bankrupting the country?… Maybe because 50% of Democrats oppose Israel.

How dare he stray off the plantation.

Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. In this wide-ranging interview, Cantor describes his childhood in Virginia, his identity as a Jewish Republican, and his current reputation as a legislative “Dr. No.” Despite mounting public frustration with partisan bickering in Congress, Cantor says he is willing to “cooperate” with Democrats, but not “compromise” his principles…

President Obama has made Eric Cantor the face of what he sees as Republican inflexibility. Cantor has fought the president’s policies at every turn, including using his authority as majority leader to prevent a vote on the president’s jobs bill.

[Obama: I'd like Mr Cantor to come down here to Dallas and explain what exactly in this jobs bill does he not believe in?]

Cantor would say what he doesn’t believe in is spending government money to create jobs, but the president’s keying on him has taken its toll. He’s been picketed and heckled.

He has fallen in the polls and so has his party…

… Given his upbringing and his marriage, Cantor says he’s nothing like the intractable obstructionist the Democrats say he is.

Cantor: Nobody gets everything they want. And so–

Stahl: That’s just exactly your image: that you want only what you want

He’s worried about the Republican’s hardline image and also his own which is why he invited us home to see the other side of Eric Cantor.

Cantor: So we’re countin’ on you to help us get the reality out to address that.

…As the only Jewish Republican in Congress, he says if ever there was anyone who knows how to go along to get along it’s Eric Cantor: a guy who grew up in the heavily Christian South.

Cantor: I’m sure there were times at which I was very aware of not being like others.

At home in Richmond, Virginia, he kept kosher and studied Hebrew; but at his elite private school, as one of only a handful of Jewish students, he just tried to blend in.

Stahl: But you know, your idol, as I’ve read anyway, was Ronald Reagan. And he compromised.

Cantor: He never compromised his principles.

Stahl: Well, he raised taxes and it was one of his principles not to raise taxes.

Cantor: Well, he– he also cut taxes.

Stahl: But he did compromise–

Cantor: Well I –

[Press Secretary: That just isn't true. And I don't want to let that stand.]

And at that point, Cantor’s press secretary interrupted, yelling from off camera that what I was saying wasn’t true.

Stahl, was not being honest. When Ronald Reagan took office, the top individual tax rate was 70 percent and by 1986 it was down to only 28 percent. All Americans received at least a 30 percent tax rate cut. Democrats like to play with the numbers to pretend that Reagans tax increases equalled his tax cuts. Of course, this is absurd.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly continued to misrepresent Reagan’s record on tax cuts. It’s just soooo difficult for liberals to understand that tax cuts work. Sad.


TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 60minutes; ericcantor; lamestreammedia; lesleystahl; partisanmediashills
The entire title is: “60 Minutes” Grills Eric Cantor on Why He’s Republican in Sunday Night Hit Piece (Video) …Update: Washington Monthly Continues to Misrepresent Reagan
1 posted on 01/02/2012 3:05:55 PM PST by Kaslin
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2 posted on 01/02/2012 3:10:20 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

The American Jewish problem is up to Israel to deal with. In the Old Testament Jews sometimes had to kill fellow Jews who undermine them. Moses had to kill half of them before he lead them to the promise land. IMHO Jews who supported PLO/pro Arab stances should be sent to Israel to be tried as traitor to the Jewish people. If found guilty should be hung or shot. US will honor all extradition requests. Then see all Democratic Jews flee for their lives to other nations.


3 posted on 01/02/2012 3:14:15 PM PST by Fee
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To: Kaslin

It’s been conclusively proven: it’s OK to be a Nazi again.

AS LONG AS: you attack the state of Israel, Orthodox Jews, or politically conservative Jews, FROM THE LEFT OR AS A MUSLIM.

It’s that way here, in the Middle East, and in Europe.

“Have I overegged the pudding?”


4 posted on 01/02/2012 3:15:26 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Kaslin

I don’t remember the morons at “60 minutes” ever grilling their boy Barry about anything.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 3:19:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“I don’t remember the morons at “60 minutes” ever grilling their boy Barry about anything.”

Not true. In one interview he was badgered into admitting he was the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review because he was so much more brilliant than anyone else there. He finally agreed. It was chilling.


6 posted on 01/02/2012 3:27:18 PM PST by jessduntno
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To: Kaslin

So did Leslie ask him why he didn’t join the other Kikes in the Democratic Party?


7 posted on 01/02/2012 3:35:46 PM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Fee
In the Old Testament Jews sometimes had to kill fellow Jews who undermine them. Moses had to kill half of them before he lead them to the promise land.

I think Cantor should have to show he can part the Potomac before being allowed to slaughter his landsmen.

8 posted on 01/02/2012 3:39:39 PM PST by decimon
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To: Kaslin

60 Liberal Minutes. That’s all that show has ever been.


9 posted on 01/02/2012 3:43:59 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Kaslin
Who the hell advised Cantor that this was a good idea? And - if going thru with it, they should have been better prepared for these types of questions.

We're not called the stupid party for nothing.

10 posted on 01/02/2012 4:09:56 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: jessduntno

LOL!


11 posted on 01/02/2012 4:10:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: Kaslin
Who the hell advised Cantor that this was a good idea? And - if going thru with it, they should have been better prepared for these types of questions.

We're not called the stupid party for nothing.

12 posted on 01/02/2012 4:11:58 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

Look if Cantor can’t handle a lightweight like Lesley Stahl who can he handle?


13 posted on 01/02/2012 4:15:02 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: capydick
Who the hell advised Cantor that this was a good idea?

You're right. He has nobody but himself to blame. He does have a liberal Democrat for a wife.

Who told Palin to do an interview with Katie?

Conservatives should know better.

14 posted on 01/02/2012 4:16:06 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: jwalsh07
Look if Cantor can’t handle a lightweight like Lesley Stahl who can he handle?

I totally agree but if these guys can't properly prepare themselves for these set ups - then they need to ignore the outlets altogether.

15 posted on 01/02/2012 4:19:59 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Kaslin
Being Jewish or Christian has nothing to do with government largess. How is is it either Jewish or Christian to support the position that government should confiscate other people's hard earned money to give to others with no reciprocal requirements from the recipients of that hard earned money.

Government says I am here to help you with money we exacted from the Jews and Christians. Since we have separation of church and state I can not over see your spending and you are free to use the money on drugs, alcohol or to buy a prostitutes. You also qualify for free health care which means the Jews and Christians also have to pay for your abortions.

The Apostle Paul wrote more on love and charity than anyone else in the bible. But he also said if a man doesn't work don't let him eat.

True charity is what you and I as individuals give to people we know are in need.

16 posted on 01/02/2012 4:26:13 PM PST by NickFlooding (Canceling out liberal votes since 1972.)
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To: Kaslin

The Republican’s problem is not that they haven’t compromised, it is that they have compromised too much.


17 posted on 01/02/2012 4:54:16 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Kaslin

The Republican’s problem is not that they haven’t compromised, it is that they have compromised too much.


18 posted on 01/02/2012 5:00:58 PM PST by fhayek
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To: capydick
Who the hell advised Cantor that this was a good idea?

No Conservative should go on 60 Minutes. 60 Minutes is notorious for editing to suit their bias as well as rearranging questions and answers, even inserting questions that weren't even asked in the original interview.

Sarah Palin was interviewed over a period of several days from which Katie's producers chose what they wanted to make Palin look bad. After the first day she didn't want to do any more due to this but the McCain people insisted on it.

I admire Rush for never doing any interview that isn't broadcast live. All Republicans should insist on that.

19 posted on 01/02/2012 5:29:14 PM PST by Freee-dame
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20 posted on 01/02/2012 5:42:16 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Moonman62

“Conservatives should know better.”

Conservatives should be prepared.

They should be ready and eager to challenge the
premise of certain questions. They should ask the
interviewer if similar questions are asked of liberal
politicians. They should be willing and able to explain
the conservative viewpoint. They should be friendly
while pointing out that they understand the interviewer’s
liberal bias and, finally, they should require that
they be allowed time to respond to the edited
television broadcast if they need to.


21 posted on 01/02/2012 5:57:40 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: capydick

Don’t act like as if he has to ask you for permission what network he can go to give an interview


22 posted on 01/02/2012 6:06:40 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Partisan media shills ping. Thanks Kaslin.


23 posted on 01/02/2012 6:37:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: Diogenesis

That’s a great cartoon.


24 posted on 01/02/2012 6:39:04 PM PST by CitizenReporter
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To: Kaslin

Why isEric Cantor a Republican? The answer, CBS, is that he uses a brain, unlike you journalists.


25 posted on 01/02/2012 7:32:08 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Kaslin
60 Minutes a.k.a. "The DNC Rapid Response Team"


26 posted on 01/02/2012 7:39:01 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: Kaslin

I am awaiting their hard-hitting story on the definition of Natural Born Citizen.


27 posted on 01/02/2012 7:45:45 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Kaslin
The only reason a Republican should appear on 60 Minutes is to announce that he is leaving the party. That is the only circumstance in which he can expect to be treated fairly.

Same for appearing on Letterman.

Republicans should seek out media exposure to independents, but only using less toxic venues.

No more Republican Charlie Browns:


28 posted on 01/02/2012 8:45:27 PM PST by TChad
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