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Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)
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Posted on 12/13/2009 7:57:46 PM PST by 4rcane

Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)


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KEYWORDS: 2010; 2012; barbour; cantor; ericcantor; palin; rino; sarahpalin; teaparty
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1 posted on 12/13/2009 7:57:46 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

Is Eric Cantor gay?


2 posted on 12/13/2009 8:03:48 PM PST by muddler
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To: 4rcane

Cantor is a wuss... much like the majority of the RINO’s and GOP gang in DC——save for a select few!


3 posted on 12/13/2009 8:04:13 PM PST by tflabo
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To: 4rcane
Cantor appears to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Earlier I thought he was politically tone deaf ~ a bad trait in a professional politician.

We'll see how well he can do over the next few months, but he's still on my short list of politicians to tune out.

4 posted on 12/13/2009 8:04:52 PM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: muawiyah

In agree, I’ve been very disappointed in him over the past 15 months. The guy I’m watching for from the House is Paul Ryan. Cantor’s been exposed as an overcalculating, finger-to-the-wind establishment guy.


5 posted on 12/13/2009 8:06:42 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 4rcane

He flat out dumped on her, Cantor just declared war with conservatives.


6 posted on 12/13/2009 8:07:12 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: 4rcane

He’s doing the equivalent of wet finger in the air. He’s just waiting to see whether Sarah is going to fly or fall.

Wrong tactic, I’m sure.


7 posted on 12/13/2009 8:08:31 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: muddler

Don’t know if he’s gay, but his nose seemed to grow after every answer he gave.
And this is part of the GOP leadership team that will bring in a fresh new GOP majority.
Good luck with this long nosed clown.


8 posted on 12/13/2009 8:09:17 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: All

He’s either for us or against us. I am sick of anyone who will either not say Sarah’s qualified or will say she isn’t qualified. Stand up or you won’t be counted. I will not vote for a fence straddler.


9 posted on 12/13/2009 8:10:33 PM PST by Terry Mross (Is it racist if it's true?)
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To: 4rcane

Anyone who’s seen Obama in action should not concern themselves too much with Palin or practically any other potential candidate’s qualifications. What everyone needs to pay attention to is the candidate’s positions and whether they have any to begin with. It’s reasonable to be suspicious of someone who comes off as a rich elitist Yaley, a Christianity-averse snot with a past history of radical leftism, but don’t be too quick to put a crown on the next person who claims to be a conservative and just seems just like you. Politicians shouldn’t be awarded power simply because of their perceived good character. No one can get on in life simply by being a good judge of character. That’s a good strategy for getting screwed repeatedly.


10 posted on 12/13/2009 8:16:07 PM PST by dr_who
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To: 4rcane
Look at the video again. It appears that Cantor thought he was being asked a question about Haley Barbour being quealified to be president.
11 posted on 12/13/2009 8:22:33 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: 4rcane

12 posted on 12/13/2009 8:22:59 PM PST by narses ('in an odd way this is cheering news!'.)
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To: ansel12
He flat out dumped on her, Cantor just declared war with conservatives.

Watch the video again. It appears that he thought the question was about Haley Barbour.

13 posted on 12/13/2009 8:24:15 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: ansel12

He did seem to try to condemn her by comparison with Barbour: “Now Barbour is an example of someone who by contrast is smart and is a leader...”


14 posted on 12/13/2009 8:26:45 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: muddler

Uh, no...married with three kids...Canter has a lifetime ACU rating of 96...watch him...he has serious political inside connections for 2012...magritte


15 posted on 12/13/2009 8:29:43 PM PST by magritte ("I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr Sata,")
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To: 4rcane

Question: The Haley Barbour question, is she qualified to be president, yes or no?

Cantor’s answer: Haley Barbour is um, he, he is an expert, that guy is one of the smartest people that I know, and he is a real leader.

Questioner: And he didn’t answer the question (laughing).

Cantor’s answer: Smiling (in affirmative) silence.


16 posted on 12/13/2009 8:30:37 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: muddler

What happened to the Great American Listening Tour? Canter, Jeb Bush, Romney. One time, lame strip mall Pizza joint, staff and a few reporters.

Then, nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Lame. Pathetic. Cowardly. Processed. Bleached.


17 posted on 12/13/2009 8:30:53 PM PST by Leisler (We don't need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: muddler

Southern.


18 posted on 12/13/2009 8:31:12 PM PST by des
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To: 4rcane; FreeReign
Nooooooo, Free Reign. Eric was not referring to Haley Barbour, he was AGREEING with Haley Barbour's suggestion that Palin isn't qualified! He was dodging Geraldo's questions about Palin from the beginning by beating aroundt he bush and saying things like "what makes Palin great is that she can have everything and do everything." He didn't have the nerve or class to admit that she is a substantive and formidable politician on the merits of her experience, leadership, and views. I hope Palin is paying attention to her non-supporters like Cantor. He won't be getting my vote for anything in the future!
19 posted on 12/13/2009 8:32:11 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: FreeReign

I think he thought he was asked about Barbour.


21 posted on 12/13/2009 8:32:53 PM PST by des
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To: ansel12

Exactly. He was AGREEING with Barbour. You can tell just by the rest of the interview and the way he gave fluffy answers to Geraldo’s previous questions regarding Palin’s qualifications. Cantor can’t stand Palin. Maybe he and Romney have a deal that he’ll be Romney’s runningmate or something?


22 posted on 12/13/2009 8:34:03 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: 4rcane

What does Haley Barbour have to do with it? Confusing question, if you ask me.


23 posted on 12/13/2009 8:34:39 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: des

He screwed up the interview yet he feel the nerve to judge others. If Palin answered like that, there be alot of media coverage on it. Eric Cantor answered stupidly


24 posted on 12/13/2009 8:37:30 PM PST by 4rcane
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Sorry. I’m a Palin enthusiast, but I didn’t see the dissing others seem to see in this clip. I wouldn’t characterize his comments as an endorsement, but come on! It’s 2009, the next presidential election is almost three years away. No GOP player is likely to be committing him or herself this early to back Palin or any other candidate. I think Cantor observed Reagan’s command: don’t diss other Republicans. I much prefer his take to some of the “damning with faint praise” comments I’ve heard from the Huckster and Romney.


25 posted on 12/13/2009 8:39:28 PM PST by Spartan79
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To: magritte

Question: The Haley Barbour question, is she qualified to be president, yes or no?

Cantor’s answer: Haley Barbour is um, he, he is an expert, that guy is one of the smartest people that I know, and he is a real leader.

Questioner: And he didn’t answer the question (laughing).

Cantor’s answer: Smiling (in affirmative), silence.

Questioner’s conclusion: Like I said to our friend Mike Huckabee last night, I think that Sarah Palin scares main stream republicans like Eric Cantor and Haley Barbour as much as she scares the democrats.


26 posted on 12/13/2009 8:42:23 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: Spartan79

I disagree with your assessment of the interview.

Not only am I passionate about Palin being the presidential candidate. In my perfect world, Romney, Cantor, and Pawlenty will NOT be the VP candidates either.

The only person at the moment that I consider ideal as a VP candidate for Palin is Bobby Jindal or someone like Michelle Bachmann (that would not be realisitc) honestly just someone else other than the 3 above...


27 posted on 12/13/2009 8:45:48 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: ansel12

Unfortunately, their fear is not of Sarah Palin herself, but of her being on the ticket in 2012 and being soundly defeated ...they have no confidence in her ability to win...magritte


28 posted on 12/13/2009 8:47:36 PM PST by magritte ("I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr Sata,")
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To: 9YearLurker

I was just telling someone about Paul Ryan. I’ve liked every appearance that I’ve seen of him. Can’t say the same for Cantor.


29 posted on 12/13/2009 8:48:10 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: magritte

So the guys that cannot even get on the radar, and that don’t have a snowball’s chance, try to say something that silly about the leading republican?


30 posted on 12/13/2009 8:50:29 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: magritte

LOL!!


31 posted on 12/13/2009 8:50:55 PM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: 4rcane

Eric Cantor just failed the test, and he probably doesn’t know it yet.

Just a word to the wise. If you are more afraid of Palin than you are Obama, then you aren’t going to be the one leading the charge against the Obamists. You aren’t cut out for the job. Take some time and work on your real estate license or something; you need to find a new line of work.

The right answer to the question, “is she the one to beat in the Republican Party” is “no. Obama is the one to beat if you’re a citizen with a shred of patriotism.”

The right answer to “is she qualified to be president” is “you need to ask a much more serious question: how did a cipher with no past, no accomplishments, no resume, no paper trail, and no history manage to get himself elected to the White House; and how much more damage is he going to do before we find a way to stop him.”

Or, how about this: “Palin has shown what she’s made of in Alaska, and President Obama is in the process of destroying everything he touches. His qualifications should be the ones that absolutely frighten you to the point of decisive action to save whats left of the republic.”

You don’t become a leader by applying for the job. You become a leader by leading. If I were looking for someone to lead a cavalry charge I’d look for the person who is already leading it. I sure wouldn’t give the job to a guy who toadies up to Geraldo, for pete’s sake.


32 posted on 12/13/2009 8:51:04 PM PST by marron
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Magritte, are you serious? You are just as out of touch as they are. With the right VP Candidate (I’m hoping Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, he’s got the right credentials and he adds “diversity” as an Indian-American)

Palin is the ONLY one with the chance of beating Barack Obama. Even swing voters who aren’t that conservative will prefer Palin over to some slick-gel-haired establishment elitist Rino like Romney. Those silent but ever important swing voters at least appreciate voting for someone who is a straight-talker. Someone they know what to expect from even if they’re not on the same page on every issue. I think people underestimate that about Palin.

People underestimate her potential to appeal outside the base over all.


33 posted on 12/13/2009 8:52:29 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: 4rcane

Disgusting...
How hard is it for one of these pathetic cowards to respond, simply: “Certainly, as a former governor, Sarah Palin is more qualified to be president than the current occupant of the White House.”?


34 posted on 12/13/2009 8:53:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: marron; 4rcane

EXACTLY marron, and what Palin proves time and time again is that she’s not just looking out for herself (unlike Romney and now Cantor)—she GENUINELY cares about the state of this country. about honoring our military, being a voice for people regardless of what title she holds, etc... Just look at her credentials:

hockey mom to councilman to mayor to governor. she slipped into politics because she CARED about her state, about the people she serves.

Businessmen like Romney and law school grads like Cantor are just ambition-driven politicians who have been preparing to run their whole lives.


35 posted on 12/13/2009 8:56:00 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: Lancey Howard

AGREED! They are so self-serving! I would vote for Palin over them even if she never was mayor or governor and was just running as a hockey mom.


36 posted on 12/13/2009 8:59:47 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: ansel12

I think you are misreading it... historically the nominees for Republican president come from the runners-up in the previous cycle...that makes Romney & Huckabee at the top. Losing VP candidates have had no impact historically...based on that, Cantor (who wanted to be McCain’s VP) is looking for a strong candidate to attach to, and in his opinion it is NOT Palin...I think Barbour is keeping his options open, with the same opinion of Palin at this point...magritte


37 posted on 12/13/2009 9:00:48 PM PST by magritte ("I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr Sata,")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Hey CP...check my #37...not talking about my opinions about the candidates...weighing what’s going on politically in DC now involving Cantor and Barbour...and I am definitely not out touch...Republican machine politics is fairly predictable historically, that’s why this maneuvering seems pretty easy to figure out... magritte


38 posted on 12/13/2009 9:06:18 PM PST by magritte ("I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr Sata,")
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To: magritte

I think that you don’t get it, the choice of republicans is Governor Palin by a wide margin, the establishment cannot keep a strong candidate from sweeping the primaries.
You are wrong in your assessment of Romney and Cantor.

To: SamAdams76
Romney / Cantor 2012 ...magritte

5 posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 5:09:38 PM by magritte


39 posted on 12/13/2009 9:06:37 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: 4rcane

What was with the Elvis ‘do and talking through the gums of his upper teeth? He was even breathing through his teeth a couple of times.


40 posted on 12/13/2009 9:06:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

That is what I heard and I was watching Whorealdo on Tivo. Backed it up twice to understand what happened and it was a dodge.

Whatever the hell Whorealdo and brother were reporting on, afterwards, made me change the channel.

Too bad nothing interesting is on. Turned it off.


41 posted on 12/13/2009 9:11:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Your screen name prompted an intriguing thought: Sarah Palin/Condoleeza Rice?


42 posted on 12/13/2009 9:12:05 PM PST by Spartan79
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To: magritte

Cantor misread the question. If she is older than 35, native born and a resident for 14 years, then she is qualified. Having executive experience and being a former VP candidate makes her uniquely qualified.


43 posted on 12/13/2009 9:13:46 PM PST by StandUpChuck
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To: magritte

you may be in touch with history and the the republican machine—but i feel that you, barbour, and cantor are out of touch with the sentiments of this country and underestimate Palin’s ability to win without the establishment’s help. she broke the GOP machine cycle on tiny-baby scale in Alaska. she is capable of doing it on a bigger stage.


44 posted on 12/13/2009 9:16:04 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

As I said previously, I’m commenting on the politics...Palin may very well win the Republican nomination...because Obama will have little Democrat opposition in 2012, there will be a lot of primary crossover...the question will be, will crossover DEMs vote for Palin because they think she’s an easy mark, or will the push for another candidate because they think she can win...?? magritte


45 posted on 12/13/2009 9:23:07 PM PST by magritte ("I will give this monkey for lunch to Mr Sata,")
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To: 4rcane

Add Eric Cantor to the list of RINOs who need to lose their next primaries.


46 posted on 12/13/2009 9:23:34 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: 4rcane
"Oh, come in, equivocator." --Shakespeare, Macbeth
47 posted on 12/13/2009 9:25:44 PM PST by onedoug
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To: magritte; CondoleezzaProtege
The politics are that to win the primary, you have to get republicans to vote for you, Romney can't do that, and you are an idiot if you think that it is Governor Palin that would need the democrat crossover votes, she already has the republican vote, and the Independent vote, democrats would be voting for one of your choices, like Romney.

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48 posted on 12/13/2009 9:29:11 PM PST by ansel12 (Traitor Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative warrior.)
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To: 4rcane

I don’t trust Cantor. He leans to being a RINO.


49 posted on 12/13/2009 9:30:16 PM PST by kabar
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

ADDITIONALLY, I don’t think people realize HOW bad the election would have turned out for McCain had Palin not been on his ticket. Palin brought out a bunch of people from the base that might not have otherwise voted at all.

There were some independent voters who didn’t vote based on the Couric-Tina Fey garbage—but those people were already leaning towards Obama anyway, even if they had taken an initial liking to Sarah.

I don’t care what history has shown so far. History changes. The GOP establishment is kidding themseleves if they think the BASE will just vote for anyone who’s not Obama and has an “R” next to their name. That’s not true. Many will either not vote at all or vote 3rd party. The anger conservatives have towards Rinos is equal to (if not more heated) than the anger people have towards Obama.

I can already see the tagline Romney and Cantor will use against her “She resigned as governor.” “She has no experience.” —well Romney’s main accomplishment as governor was a failed socialist healthcare experiment and Cantor hasn’t shown hismelf to be too impressive in challenging the Pelosi-Reid machine either. Palin on the other hand coined “Death Panels” with her facebook note and has done more against the Climate CHange liars with her WaPo Op-Ed than any of them have ever done in their careers.


50 posted on 12/13/2009 9:32:35 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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