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Cantor wants fresh start - 'We Can Do Better'
Politico ^ | 04/23/09 | Andy Barr

Posted on 04/23/2009 10:16:24 AM PDT by Lou Budvis

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said ahead of a meeting at the White House Thursday that Obama and Republicans ...

... on Capitol Hill have gotten off on the wrong foot.

"The first 100 days have not been the best days for bipartisanship," Cantor said during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"We've got some very serious issues, and I do think now that we can come together," he said. "We can do better."

Cantor added that he wants to tell the president later today that "we want to work with you."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; cantor; cheeseeating; ericcantor; first100days; nc4na; ncna; obama; rino; surrendermonkey; worst100days
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Say it ain't so Eric.
1 posted on 04/23/2009 10:16:25 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

>> “The first 100 days have not been the best days for bipartisanship,” Cantor said during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

My head hurts.


2 posted on 04/23/2009 10:18:22 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Party? I don't have one anymore.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Good lord! Cantor is turning into a disaster!


3 posted on 04/23/2009 10:18:39 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Lou Budvis; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; GeorgeW23225; ...

Eric “I’ll never be Speaker” Cantor jumps the shark.


4 posted on 04/23/2009 10:18:53 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Lou Budvis

Cantor is a wuss of the highest order.


5 posted on 04/23/2009 10:19:12 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Lou Budvis

Cantor=sackless looser, woose.


6 posted on 04/23/2009 10:19:18 AM PDT by Leisler ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."~G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Lou Budvis

Zero and Dems have done nothing but partisanship ugliness since Bambi went into office.

They are two-faced liars and nothing but political hatchets.

*Trust has to be earned and Zero lost it in the first 90 days. Turnabout is fair play now.


7 posted on 04/23/2009 10:19:40 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Cantor is a pathetic weasel. Way, way overrated.


8 posted on 04/23/2009 10:20:16 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: Lou Budvis
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said ahead of a meeting at the White House Thursday that Obama and Republicans ... ... on Capitol Hill have gotten off on the wrong foot.

Wrong foot? Note to Cantor: Serfs must be on their knees when approaching his heinous Prince 0bama.

9 posted on 04/23/2009 10:20:18 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Proud Veteran - Sworn to Defend The Constitution! - Caution: That makes me a Right-Wing Extremist.)
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To: Lou Budvis
“The first 100 days have not been the best days for bipartisanship,”

And who's fault is that?

10 posted on 04/23/2009 10:21:19 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lou Budvis
"The first 100 days have not been the best days for bipartisanship," Cantor said

Translation: We haven't surrendered nearly enough.

11 posted on 04/23/2009 10:21:32 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey, if I didn't know God, I would believe you when you say that compromise with evil is practical.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Dems have fast-tracked socialism; are in the process of prosecuting political opponents; are saddling up to tyrants and dictators... and Cantor want to “work” with them.

He is a pathetic POS. Where are the conservatives with balls?


12 posted on 04/23/2009 10:23:23 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: Lou Budvis

Geez louise! Cantor is my rep, and I’ve supported him from the get-go. Looks like I’m voting third party come next election.


13 posted on 04/23/2009 10:24:20 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Refugee from the World of Doomed Olsens)
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To: EternalVigilance

I have divorced myself from the Republican Party except in registration. I am keeping that in order to vote against Arlen Specter next year. Otherwise, the Republican Party is dead to me...


14 posted on 04/23/2009 10:24:25 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Lou Budvis

Donkeys-Elephants, both animals eating excessively and creating big piles to be hopefully cleaned up by the producers of this country. To hell with both....


15 posted on 04/23/2009 10:24:46 AM PDT by yadent
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To: penelopesire

B-O-H-I-C-A


16 posted on 04/23/2009 10:27:18 AM PDT by kempster
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To: Lou Budvis

Eric Cantor is a stupid RINO

The GOP needs to exercise LEADERSHIP, not bipartianship

The GOP will get stomped again in 2010 if idiots like this are in leaderhsip roles


17 posted on 04/23/2009 10:27:36 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: Russ
If you believe in America's founding principles, AIP doesn't care what your party registration might be.
18 posted on 04/23/2009 10:28:05 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey, if I didn't know God, I would believe you when you say that compromise with evil is practical.)
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To: EternalVigilance
All of the jokes you've heard about the French at war apply to the Republican Party leadership in politics.

The new symbol of the GOP:


19 posted on 04/23/2009 10:32:46 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Oui.


20 posted on 04/23/2009 10:33:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Hey, if I didn't know God, I would believe you when you say that compromise with evil is practical.)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

The GOP is done . As a party they no longer exist . There is now a one party system. The hard left and the liberal wing (pubs) Get used to it .


21 posted on 04/23/2009 10:34:31 AM PDT by fantom
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

“Looks like I’m voting third party come next election.”

That’s exactly what the Dems want — divide & conquer.


22 posted on 04/23/2009 10:35:16 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: Lou Budvis

The tragic comedy that is the GOP death march continues to unfold.


23 posted on 04/23/2009 10:36:13 AM PDT by TADSLOS
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To: Lou Budvis

“we want to work with you.” Means expensive to the tax-payer.

What does Cantor not understand about the opposition party?


24 posted on 04/23/2009 10:36:27 AM PDT by edcoil (Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner Liberty is a well-armed lamb)
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To: Lou Budvis

Wow what a fool Cantor is. Obama is a nightmare.


25 posted on 04/23/2009 10:38:31 AM PDT by Frantzie (Bumper Sticker idea: "Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: Lou Budvis

There hasn’t been bipartisanship in this administration for the same reason it wasn’t present in the last administration: the democrats refuse to practice it and trash the republicans using the mass media as their own personal mouth piece. Republicans, to their credit, actually try to practice it for the good of their country. Dems care nothing for the country; they only care about lining their own pockets and grabbing as much power as they can.


26 posted on 04/23/2009 10:38:53 AM PDT by twigs
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To: nhwingut

“He is a pathetic POS. Where are the conservatives with balls?”

Ironically enough their names are Sarah P. and Michelle B.


27 posted on 04/23/2009 10:39:03 AM PDT by Lou Budvis ("We can't spare this woman, she fights.")
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To: EternalVigilance

C’est vrai: ils n’ont pas des testicules.


28 posted on 04/23/2009 10:39:22 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Exactly. The only republicans with balls are woman.


29 posted on 04/23/2009 10:40:11 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: Lou Budvis
"The first 100 days have not been the best days for bipartisanship," Cantor said during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "We've got some very serious issues, and I do think now that we can come together," he said. "We can do better." Cantor added that he wants to tell the president later today that "we want to work with you."


30 posted on 04/23/2009 10:40:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (IRONY - we know more about the First Dog's historical papers than we do of President Barack.)
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To: edcoil

There is but one solution in 2010. Leave NOT ONE incumbent in there. There may be a courageous few that are good and will be unduly punished by being voted out, but those that put good guys in there can once again vote in a good guy. WE have to enforce term limits at the ballot box, as it is obvious that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and its only a matter of time before the good turn into the corrupt if not constantly turned over every couple years. Surely even the best rep has a replacement in such a dynamic country. We have to do this locally, and COMPLETELY or else we have already lost. There is not enough people willing to leave the republican party for a 3 rd party to make it work. The compromise for those who will not go third party is to commit to voting out the incumbents we have and putting in new blood. If neither of those things are good enough, then you are part of the problem. Everyone says congress is at 9 % approval, except MY rep. that math just don’t add up.


31 posted on 04/23/2009 10:43:28 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
Eric Cantor is a stupid RINO

There has to be something in the water in DC that shrinks the testicles of Republicans, while simultaneously enlarging those of Democrats. For example, just look at McCaskill and Pelosi. Their brand of politics is to reach down their opponent's throat and rip their lungs out.

Even my man Cornyn is turning into a castrati. By the time he wakes up in five years for his re-election, it will be too late. In five years, the federal debt will be over $20 trillion.

The time to stand up for conservative American principles is NOW.

32 posted on 04/23/2009 10:45:18 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: kempster

Not again. Call his office folks!

http://cantor.house.gov/contact.htm

Richmond

4201 Dominion Blvd, #110
Glen Allen, VA 23060
P: 804.747-4073
F: 804.747-5308

Culpeper

763 Madison Rd #207
Culpeper, VA 22701
P: 540.825-8960
F: 540.825-8964

Washington, DC

329 Cannon Building
Washington, DC 20515
P: 202.225-2815
F: 202.225-0011

Let them know that you don’t want republicans to be ‘bi-partisan’ with Obama and the dems while they destroy this country. It is past time for them to go on the attack before it is too late.


33 posted on 04/23/2009 10:52:50 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Corin Stormhands

I’ll never understand why some freepers worship Eric Cantor and want to run him for every major office on the planet.


34 posted on 04/23/2009 10:53:03 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Lou Budvis

Looks like they’re running up the white flag. Cowards.


35 posted on 04/23/2009 11:19:15 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Lou Budvis

Put him on the RINO get rid of list.


36 posted on 04/23/2009 11:21:27 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: PMAS

They’ve already conquered. It’s just a matter of consolidation of power now.


37 posted on 04/23/2009 11:21:30 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: BillyBoy

Honestly, up until his vote for the Bailout last fall, I would’ve defended him. But he’s lost me for good.


38 posted on 04/23/2009 11:24:50 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Geez louise! Cantor is my rep, and I’ve supported him from the get-go. Looks like I’m voting third party come next election.

What happens to these guys? Cantor took some solid stands last year and seemed to have some guts. Maybe that was just to make a mark and get attention? It seems that after our Representatives and Senators are in Congress for a while they all have a melt-down. Sure, it would be good to work together, BUT not to blindly accept all the DEMS want to do.

Obama and the Democrats are ram-rodding things through in such a hurry, all geared to putting our nation in a weak position and turning this into a socialist country. No one is stopping them. And they are doing it so fast so as to avoid a lot of buzz on any one issue before they move onto the next contraversial decision. It is a ploy to keep us in a spin, not knowing which item to protest or address first. Quite a plan. And it is working when people like Canter start to fold like this. I am giving up also on the Republicans.

39 posted on 04/23/2009 11:33:08 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Lou Budvis
Cantor added that he wants to tell the president later today that "we want to work with you."

So much for leadership. Cantor ... just another RINO BOHICA pansie.

40 posted on 04/23/2009 11:36:07 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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To: saganite

I for one am not ready to mail it in and there are plenty to make a difference.
Do you really think that Dems are going to have the same amount of people voting in 2010 ?
The won seats because of the economic tsunami that hit us, Bush and Republicans unpopularity, and the amount of African-Americans that came out to vote for BO.
BO’s luster is and will continue to wear off, he is a fad.

And if people’s lives are not magically better in the next year, the GOP will gain seats back.


41 posted on 04/23/2009 11:44:32 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS

Don’t count on Republicans to make a difference. Cantor just suurendered today saying Republicans haven’t been very bipartisan in the first 100 days and that is going to change. That signals that House Republicans have decided they can live with being in the minority as long as they get to retain their House seats. It’s the “me too” Republican party of the 40’s and 50’s again. Personally, I think the Dems are a lock for a long time.


42 posted on 04/23/2009 11:50:26 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Corin Stormhands

The hell happened to him? He was so good for a while and now he’s just completely rolled over.

Damn damn damn. I was proud for him to be my critter when I lived in Richmond, but no more. (Of course, we’ve got the execrable David Price down here in Nifongville, North Carolina, so even Cantor would be an improvement...)

}:-)4


43 posted on 04/23/2009 11:58:12 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: saganite

Only time will tell if they really pander to the Dems


44 posted on 04/23/2009 11:59:50 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS

I hope they find some courage. They were showing some for a while but it hasn’t lasted long. I guess they got tired of being mocked by the intelligentsia.

Personally, I hope to see a new party based in respect for the constitution and conservatism start up. Maybe it will be built on the foundation of the current Constitutional Party or be entirely new. Either way I’ll be there.


45 posted on 04/23/2009 12:05:24 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Just sent him a scathing letter. It won’t do much good, I’m afraid. He has gone over to the dark side.


46 posted on 04/23/2009 12:21:17 PM PDT by iceskater (Increased taxation and government spending is NOT the way to prosperity.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

What a pro.


47 posted on 04/23/2009 1:49:18 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

I feel like I’ve been reading a really good book and suddenly realize a chapter is missing. What has happened to this man?


48 posted on 04/23/2009 4:45:49 PM PDT by Flora McDonald (Stand the storm!)
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To: Flora McDonald

Basically, he’s lost his flippin’ mind...


49 posted on 04/23/2009 5:21:37 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Lou Budvis
I do think now that we can come together,"

Never happen.....

50 posted on 04/23/2009 5:24:03 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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