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Cantor will vote for Brat (Harrumph!)
The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 06/15/2014 9:09:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sunday he will vote for Dave Brat, the man who ended his career in Congress, but stopped short of congratulating him or mentioning his name.

Cantor, who lost to Brat despite outspending by a margin of 26 to 1, stressed the importance of keeping the Republican Party unified, a message he stressed to Tea Party conservatives in the House after the 2013 government shutdown.

Cantor said keeping his seat, Virginia’s 7th congressional district, in Republican hands is a priority and that’s why he’ll vote for Brat, who pummeled him mercilessly on the campaign trail as an ideological sellout.

“I want a Republican to hold this seat. Of course. Of course,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union." “This is about making sure that we have a strong Republican majority in the House. I'm hopeful we'll take it in the Senate, as well. I'm very optimistic about that.”

Cantor said GOP control of the House and Senate will provide a “real check” on the Obama administration.

But he did not mention Brat by name or congratulate him for his victory.

This has rankled Brat supporters who have criticized Cantor for not taking this customary step. They see it akin to Novak Djokovic not shaking Rafael Nadal’s hand after losing the French Open last week.

Cantor declined to speculate about his political future. He ruled out the possibility of running for governor in Virginia.

“No,” he said when asked about that job. “I am right now looking forward to sitting down with my wife, Diana. And we’ve talked a little bit. But we’re going to talk some more about the future.”


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: brat; cantor; gopleadership; majorityleader
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A gracious acknowledgement of Brat's victory and that he'll give Brat his full support would go a LONG way toward showing character in the face of defeat - but, but would it give encouragement to others who challenge the Establishment - such a time for the GOP-e: be BIG or be small.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 9:09:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cantor is acting like a brat!


2 posted on 06/15/2014 9:11:28 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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To: KevinB

And he’s really REALLY angry with Laura Ingraham!

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/209415-cantor-bashes-laura-ingraham


3 posted on 06/15/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Top Jeb Bush Adviser: Cantor Didn’t Lose Because of Amnesty
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3167885/posts

Michael Steele: ‘Lot Of Interest’ In Eric Cantor Serving As RNC Chairman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3167815/posts


4 posted on 06/15/2014 9:15:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...Cantor (R-Va.) ... stopped short of congratulating him or mentioning his name....”
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As this slimy, duplicitous, dishonest creature begins the process of heading into his well deserved banishment he demonstrates a COMPLETE lack of “class”.

Good riddance to bad trash.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 9:17:23 AM PDT by House Atreides (ELL)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They don’t HAVE character. They don’t have integrity. And you can bet your last dollar that they will work to completely defang Brat at every opportunity while playing nice on TV.

As always. That’s what ‘punching the TEA Party in the nose means. Thats what destroying it means.

I just marvel at the people who keep deluding themselves that the GOP will work with us. But I think it pales to the wonder in any given GOP leadership meeting. They have to be sitting there shaking their heads and asking “Whadda we gotta do to clue these people in?”


6 posted on 06/15/2014 9:18:39 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: KevinB

Cantor ,hoping he has a future ?


7 posted on 06/15/2014 9:19:20 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That was Eric’s seat. The ignorant, racist, homophobic, anti-immigrant voters had no right to give it to someone else.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 9:26:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: molson209

Cantor has a tremendous political and financial future. And he will make nice w Brat in the coming days. He’s actually helping brat, who has already proven on msnbc that he is not ready for prime time. This is a very dangerous stretch for brat and he should do his homework to avoid an akin moment.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 9:26:14 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Brat won the seat fair and square. Cantor mishandled the entire race.

That said, I think the people of va-7 are idiots to throw away the speakership for their district - cashiering it for a freshman back-bencher, but that is their decision.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

Man are you on the wrong site.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 9:31:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Laura Ingraham may have saved the Republic for now.

This Cantor was for Amnesty. Laura defeating this maroon stopped amnesty for now.

we need to thank INgraham

12 posted on 06/15/2014 9:33:36 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: KevinB

To my knowledge,Mr.Cantor has yet to acknowledge the”Existence”of Mr. Brat????????????


13 posted on 06/15/2014 9:34:28 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: mwl8787
That said, I think the people of va-7 are idiots to throw away the speakership for their district - cashiering it for a freshman back-bencher, but that is their decision.

So the purpose of a representative is to get loot for his/her district, not see to it that the feral government is limited to its constitutional enumerated powers?

Just loot. That's all that maters, right?

You're actually a Democrat, you're just too dim to realize it.

14 posted on 06/15/2014 9:34:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Man are you on the wrong site.

Embrace the GOPe love, man....

15 posted on 06/15/2014 9:35:48 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Democrat_media

She deserves credit on this. Absolutely. But never forget her flip flop on Romney.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s a liberal after all and is pissed all that corporate money didn’t get him over the finish line.

Life’s tough being and amnesty pimp, Eric.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 9:36:36 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Please by all means sit down with your wife and talk. Just please don’t take a job in D.C. Get a real job. Leave us alone. You’ve done enough damage.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 9:36:37 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: TADSLOS

I probably should. Life would be easier as a Democrat. God knows I’d get less grief here.

Mirrors and sleeping might prove problematic though.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 9:38:05 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: mwl8787
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$$$$$ $$$$$ $$$$$ $$$$$ $$$$$ $$$$$ ....


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20 posted on 06/15/2014 9:39:43 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
Laura Ingraham may have saved the Republic for now.

This Cantor was for Amnesty for illegals. Laura defeating this maroon stopped amnesty for now. that Amnesty would have allowed all 40 million illegals to become citizens and bring in 100 million more of their family members from the 3rd world, from Mexico and other countries into the USA

we need to thank Ingraham

21 posted on 06/15/2014 9:40:53 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Democrat_media

Amnesty isn’t stopped. Far from it. Don’t get comfortable. They are pushing it through one way or another.

What happens after that God knows. But they are not throwing in any towels. They are trial balooning the denials amnesty tanked Cantor, they are importing children to use as emotional weapons...

It AIN’T over.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 9:43:46 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: mwl8787

You are full of it.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 9:52:24 AM PDT by kabar
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To: mwl8787
Troll much?

/johnny

24 posted on 06/15/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kabar

Just another GOP sycophant running wild on FR and spreading the liberalism to keep us from coalescing.

The more time we have to spend refute them, the less actual work we can get done.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 9:55:40 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Good money if you can get it. Soros can be generous.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 9:57:17 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
You'd think he'd be willing to pay you and me just to shut up. ;)

/johnny

27 posted on 06/15/2014 9:58:23 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That was Eric’s seat. The ignorant, racist, homophobic, anti-immigrant voters had no right to give it to someone else.

...and anti-Semitic, you forgot anti-Semitic...

28 posted on 06/15/2014 10:01:51 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Mexican says: “ Darn Laura Ingraham defeating our Cantor. we want free obamacare and welfare benefits and to take your jobs and women away!”/sarcasm


29 posted on 06/15/2014 10:02:00 AM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: mwl8787
Cantor has a tremendous political and financial future. And he will make nice w Brat in the coming days. He’s actually helping brat, who has already proven on msnbc that he is not ready for prime time. This is a very dangerous stretch for brat and he should do his homework to avoid an akin moment.

That you, Karl?


30 posted on 06/15/2014 10:03:53 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well you know if he makes a good enough offer...

We could consider selling out a LESSER EVIL. We might just have to take him up on it NO MATTER WHAT!

And then FR’s lib wing would love us! They’d REALLY LOVE US!!! We’d be just like them ;)


31 posted on 06/15/2014 10:04:11 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper; mwl8787

poor mentally-health challenged guy, watching MSNBC.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: COBOL2Java

I stand corrected.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 10:10:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: COBOL2Java

There was a freeper the other day ‘concerned’ about that. He was ‘concerned’ that we lost the JEWISH majority leader.

Not that we lost a POS RINO. No.Not that we lost an amnesty pushing liar. No. Identity politics seems to have been more important to yet another “rock ribbed staunch conservative’ among us.


34 posted on 06/15/2014 10:15:57 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll happily settle for this, staying out of it is better than what some of us worried about Cantor doing.


35 posted on 06/15/2014 10:17:55 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: mwl8787

” He’s actually helping brat, who has already proven on msnbc that he is not ready for prime time. This is a very dangerous stretch for brat and he should do his homework to avoid an akin moment.”

You miss the BRILLIANCE of Brat’s response - which was to tell them to take a hike, rather than say something unprepared.

If our Tea Party Senate candidates had done that 2 years ago, we’d likely be control of the Senate now.

On the second part, you are DEAD ON - and my point is that Brat has enough sense to know that. He’ll likely be watched closer than any other candidate in this race.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 10:19:38 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

“...You miss the BRILLIANCE of Brat’s response - which was to tell them to take a hike, rather than say something unprepared.

If our Tea Party Senate candidates had done that 2 years ago, we’d likely be control of the Senate now....”
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Brat IS smart to know that you ALWAYS avoid handing your opponents and/or their allies ammunition to use against you.

As to your point about two years ago and control of the Senate, check your history and see how many RINO GOP establishment Senate candidates lost along with their superhero Mitt Romney.


37 posted on 06/15/2014 10:26:39 AM PDT by House Atreides (ELL)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Unity! I demand unity!!!


38 posted on 06/15/2014 10:31:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: House Atreides

The thing is, it really makes no difference if we control the senate or not when that control is in the hands of the very people shielding and reinforcing the Democrats.

If two people share the same goals and push to make them happen, it really isn’t soothing balm when one of them is an R.


39 posted on 06/15/2014 10:32:54 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Man are you on the wrong site.

How tolerant. I've been here for years. I just happen to agree to Ann Coulter and other conservatives who think we should get a majority in both houses before we start tearing the GOP apart.

Win the majority, and THEN pull the caucus to the right.

It's just a matter of tactics, not any disagreement over outcome.

It constantly astounds and disappoints me how touchy people are at this site with any slightly contrarian view.

40 posted on 06/15/2014 10:33:52 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Timber Rattler

Get a Roland Jupiter 8 synth. Flip the switch for oscillator sync and you’ll have unity. Otherwise? Not so much ;)


41 posted on 06/15/2014 10:34:42 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: mwl8787

Get over it. There is a difference between contrarily and “Liberal”. And your post wasn’t conservative.


42 posted on 06/15/2014 10:36:23 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: mwl8787
I'll just keep working to destroy liberal republicans at the primary or in the general election. The party will move right. Or it will cease to exist. I don't care which.

This BS of vote for us and we'll move right is just that... BS.

I look forward to destroying more liberal republicans.

/johnny

43 posted on 06/15/2014 10:37:47 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cantor could begin by congratulating Brat for his successful campaign.


44 posted on 06/15/2014 10:38:40 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Given your plan to help the pro-abort Democrat in Kentucky, it seems like he’d want you to keep talking.


45 posted on 06/15/2014 10:41:02 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Yardstick
Not helping the Dem. Hurting the liberal republican. If you can't see the difference, you'll never get your losing problem fixed.

/johnny

46 posted on 06/15/2014 10:43:30 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hey, there is Lindsay calling for us to back Iraq now. Lets go help him!


47 posted on 06/15/2014 10:46:07 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Edit...sorry Back I R A N...


48 posted on 06/15/2014 10:46:39 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I saw that. That boy couldn't pour water out of a boot with directions written on the heel.

Typical liberal GOP-E, though. Opportunism for the sake of opportunism.

/johnny

49 posted on 06/15/2014 10:48:01 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

They are worse than the Obama liberals. They really are.


50 posted on 06/15/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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