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Blunt To Step Down(News Conference at 11am)
cnn-live tv | 11-06-08

Posted on 11/06/2008 7:34:55 AM PST by icwhatudo

Edited on 11/06/2008 7:44:32 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Blunt to step down as #2 Republican in house. Cantor to replace him-Breaking on CNN


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; blunt; cantor; gop
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OK, Need info on Cantor? Lib Con Rino Weenie?
1 posted on 11/06/2008 7:34:55 AM PST by icwhatudo
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To: icwhatudo

Cantor might be more effective than Blount. Could be time for new blood...


2 posted on 11/06/2008 7:36:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: icwhatudo

Go Cantor!
He is a great Conservative Republican. He lead the fight against Pelosi on drilling. He was also one of those who fought the early bailout bill and wrote the Republican house alternative. A lot of folks trash him for voting on the final- but if it weren’t for Cantor and a few others, we would have the first version with billions for ACORN, etc.


3 posted on 11/06/2008 7:36:35 AM PST by mnehring
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To: icwhatudo

Waiting now for Boehner to step down too.


4 posted on 11/06/2008 7:36:36 AM PST by cblue55 (Palin is Reagan in high heels)
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To: icwhatudo

Boehnor should be next.


5 posted on 11/06/2008 7:36:44 AM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: icwhatudo

Smart con. Was a leader against the $700B with his own alternative, but chickened out at the end and supported the bailout.


6 posted on 11/06/2008 7:37:11 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: icwhatudo

Boehner next please. Replace with Pence or McCotter. Rinse and repeat.


7 posted on 11/06/2008 7:37:27 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (Linux FTW!)
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To: icwhatudo
Conservative - finally and Animal for GOP, he will NOT go with his “TAIL between his leg Bush mentality...” BEST news i heard in the last month....Yey yey !!!!!
8 posted on 11/06/2008 7:37:52 AM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Today, July 16th I no longer donate money for Israel)
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To: icwhatudo

Cantor? Does he tap dance and sing “If you knew Suzie like I know Suzie”?


9 posted on 11/06/2008 7:37:59 AM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Then I need help in understanding how Congress works. With a 55 seat Dem majority in the House and a fillibuster-proof Senate, please explain how the Repubs will be anything except spitoons for the Democrats.


10 posted on 11/06/2008 7:38:24 AM PST by pabianice (HOW)
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To: icwhatudo

Eric Cantor’s one of the good guys. One of the Repubs who led the fight during the Congressional blackout during the “Drill here drill now” craze.

He was actually someone suspected of being VP material prior to Palin’s selection.


11 posted on 11/06/2008 7:38:43 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Halo 3: Recon - Due out in Fall 2009!)
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To: icwhatudo

Cantor was very good on the energy debate, but his voice is ‘whiney’ and he folded like a cheap lawnchair on the bail-out just like Blunt did.


12 posted on 11/06/2008 7:39:21 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: icwhatudo

Spelling error-Should read “Blunt”.


13 posted on 11/06/2008 7:39:52 AM PST by icwhatudo (PALIN VID=========>>>>>http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=n1ronxelmtin<++++++++)
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To: icwhatudo

Time for Boner to go limp and step down. His crying over the bailout bill caused shoes to be hurled at the TV in our home.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 7:39:59 AM PST by montag813
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To: icwhatudo

http://cantor.house.gov/


15 posted on 11/06/2008 7:40:16 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: icwhatudo
Lib Con Rino Weenie

How dumb.

This guy is a solid conservative. You really oughta look up info on your own before tossing out reactionary insults!

16 posted on 11/06/2008 7:40:34 AM PST by Constitution Day (1.20.13 - The End Of An Error)
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To: penelopesire

Anyone have a link?


17 posted on 11/06/2008 7:40:38 AM PST by Conservababe
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To: icwhatudo

Very Conservative. This is a good thing, very very good.


18 posted on 11/06/2008 7:41:58 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Stupidity has an experation date 11-4-2012)
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To: icwhatudo

Ooops! Wrong Cantor!

That on's Eddie, who makes whoopie.

The one you wanted is Eric, who makes whoopa$$!

(Sorry about that, but I have been wanting to do it for a long time now. In all seriousness, I have liked what I have seen from Eric Cantor...)

19 posted on 11/06/2008 7:43:08 AM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a Constitution...)
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To: icwhatudo

Quick wiki info:

Cantor was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, serving there from 1992 to 2001, when he was elected to the House; he is the only Jewish Republican in the House.

During his first term in office, Cantor was selected to serve as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. He has also served on the House Financial Services Committee and on the House International Relations Committee and the very powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Since his second term, he has served as chief deputy Republican whip, the highest appointed position in the Republican caucus.[citation needed]

Cantor is married to Diana Fine and they maintain a kosher home.[3] On June 8, 2005, Cantor defeated Jim Nachman, the Democratic nominee and Independent candidate Dr. Brad Blanton. Cantor received 64% of the votes.[citation needed]

Cantor is a supporter of strong US-Israel relations, cosponsoring legislation that would cut off all U.S. taxpayer aid to the Palestinian Authority and another bill calling for an end to taxpayer aid to the Palestinians until they stop unauthorized excavations on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.[4] Responding to a claim by the State Department that the United States provides no “direct” aid to the Palestinian Authority, Cantor stated that United States sends about US$75 million in aid annually to the Palestinian Authority, which is administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Cantor also stated that Congress approved a three-year package of US$400 million in aid for the Palestinian Authority in 2000.[5] Cantor’s cousin, Daniel Cantor Wultz, died as the result of a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv which was carried out by Islamic Jihad on April 17, 2006.[citation needed]

In the 2002 election, Cantor defeated Democratic opponent Ben “Cooter” Jones, who starred on the popular TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.[6]

In August 2008, it was reported that Cantor was being considered as John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate, with McCain’s representatives seeking documents from Cantor as part of its vetting process.[7][8][9]

He has been mentioned as a possible prospect for a presidential run in 2012.[10]

On Sept. 29, 2008, Cantor, blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the failure of the $700 billion economic bailout bill. Pelosi had struck “the tone of partisanship that frankly, was inappropriate in this discussion,” Cantor said. “This is not a partisan crisis,” Cantor said. “This is an economic crisis facing everyone.” He noted that 94 Democrats voted against the measure, as well as 133 Republicans.[11]


20 posted on 11/06/2008 7:43:08 AM PST by icwhatudo (PALIN VID=========>>>>>http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=n1ronxelmtin<++++++++)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Ping. Any thoughts?


21 posted on 11/06/2008 7:43:25 AM PST by 444Flyer ("We must obey God rather than men!"-Acts 5:29)
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To: icwhatudo


*gulp*
22 posted on 11/06/2008 7:43:32 AM PST by tiredoflaundry
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To: icwhatudo

We’ll see how Republicans fare now that they have assumed their customary position — in the minority.


23 posted on 11/06/2008 7:43:32 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: LRS

LOL!!


24 posted on 11/06/2008 7:43:34 AM PST by Constitution Day (1.20.13 - The End Of An Error)
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To: Constitution Day; icwhatudo
And you ought to learn how to read.

? = question.

25 posted on 11/06/2008 7:43:49 AM PST by G.Mason
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To: icwhatudo

Cantor is great. Paul Ryan needs to be elevated as well.


26 posted on 11/06/2008 7:44:53 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: icwhatudo

Cantor is very smart, very articulate and very, very tough. He can also raise a lot of money. He’s the perfect Repub to negotiate with Rahm, basically he’ll tell Rahm Boy to stick it.


27 posted on 11/06/2008 7:45:30 AM PST by moose2004 (Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drill, Drll And Then Drill Some More)
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To: cblue55

call your congressman and demand that Boehner and LEE step down NOW


28 posted on 11/06/2008 7:45:46 AM PST by ncalburt
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To: Conservababe

None yet.

I want to be clear though. I like Cantor ALOT, just a bit worried about his ability to articulate our positions with fire in his belly and steel in his spine.


29 posted on 11/06/2008 7:45:51 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire
he folded like a cheap lawnchair on the bail-out

BTTT.

They're all bums.

I wouldn't trust Cantor if he said the sky was blue and the grass was green.

30 posted on 11/06/2008 7:45:57 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: penelopesire
just a bit worried about his ability to articulate our positions with fire in his belly and steel in his spine

Well your first mistake is in assuming that Cantor has a spine.

32 posted on 11/06/2008 7:46:58 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: icwhatudo

Good news. If Republians EVER want to win again they had better purge the leadership and the party of non-conservatives. Conservatism works every time it’s tried.


33 posted on 11/06/2008 7:47:04 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Why not elevate Pence?


34 posted on 11/06/2008 7:47:04 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: G.Mason

I can read very well.

Thanks for sharing.


35 posted on 11/06/2008 7:47:05 AM PST by Constitution Day (1.20.13 - The End Of An Error)
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To: pabianice

55 is not filibuster proof.

60 is filibuster proof


36 posted on 11/06/2008 7:47:37 AM PST by WilliamReading
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To: DouglasKC

I have forwarded your message to Rick Santorum . .lol


37 posted on 11/06/2008 7:48:13 AM PST by WilliamReading
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To: pabianice
With a 55 seat Dem majority in the House and a fillibuster-proof Senate,

I thought the Democrate now have 58 seats in the Senate, which would leave them two seats shy of a filibuster-proof majority.

38 posted on 11/06/2008 7:48:19 AM PST by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I agree. Pence would be a great choice.


39 posted on 11/06/2008 7:48:27 AM PST by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Call and deamd Tom Lee Get BOOTED TOO!


40 posted on 11/06/2008 7:48:32 AM PST by ncalburt
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

We will see. I am willing to give him a chance due to his excellent leadership on the energy debate. Now I want Mike Pence installed as the minority house leader and I will be estatic!


41 posted on 11/06/2008 7:49:03 AM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: icwhatudo

Eric Cantor is one of the good guys, was talked up as a possible VP choice for McRINO (probably just as well he didn’t get it), getting Blount out, and Cantor in won’t hurt the GOP in the House one little bit, this is an improvement!


42 posted on 11/06/2008 7:49:14 AM PST by mkjessup (0bama the President-elect? 'Reverend' Jeremiah Wright IS a prophet: God has just damned America.)
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To: icwhatudo

This is good. Cantor is a rising star in VA


43 posted on 11/06/2008 7:49:48 AM PST by RDTF (BO smells and eventually people do what's necessary to avoid it)
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To: Boiling Pots

“You’re doing a great job, Hank!”—or something like that. Truly appalling.

But how about McCain? He ended up pretty much claiming he had to go to Washington for it because he’s the only one who could bring the truculent House Republicans to heel.


44 posted on 11/06/2008 7:51:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Boiling Pots

go see a shrink


45 posted on 11/06/2008 7:51:06 AM PST by Katonah1980
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To: icwhatudo

This is good news. Shows me that the Republicans are taking the right steps for 2010. In my view, we need 3 people in the house -

1. The lead strategist - a guy who, like Newt, is a big picture idea person. I would prefer this person to be a bit behind the scenes so that it is more difficult for the press (and the Dem’s) to directly attack them.

2. A guy who can deliver the votes and ensure solidarity on our side - Usually this is the Whip, and I prefer someone like Delay, but without the earmarks. Very tactical, tough and able to scare the wobbly.

3. The front guy - someone good on camera who can make the strategy effective to the public, and who seems “nice” enough to be bi-partisan and can at least blunt the inevitable charge that the Republicans are the obstructionists and the Democrats are the bi-partison, friendly smurfs..

I’m not sure if Cantor is the perfect Whip, but I think he may be the right guy to be the idea guy. In the opposition it might be good for the Whip to be the strategist.


46 posted on 11/06/2008 7:51:14 AM PST by phothus
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To: ncalburt

Not a good time to call Blunt,,, he is my congressman.


47 posted on 11/06/2008 7:51:23 AM PST by TYVets
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To: Constitution Day

THis is step #1


48 posted on 11/06/2008 7:52:25 AM PST by General Mosby ( Obama will pay my gas, and my mortgage)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Out of curiosity,who would be your choice?


49 posted on 11/06/2008 7:52:29 AM PST by tiredoflaundry
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To: pabianice
Dems will need every Repub they can get. There are “conservative” dems thinking about the next election. Also if some Repubs go along with Pelosi, the botox reprobate can share the blame if things go really bad.
50 posted on 11/06/2008 7:53:00 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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