At one time I had a lot of hope for Cantor but he’s striking me as being way too soft.
I knew someone was going to bash Cantor. I kinda liked what he had to say. It was a slam at Pelosi and the Democrats. See I want him to read EVERYTHING no matter if he agrees with or doesn’t agree with the legislation. I am a supervisor for twenty Sailors and they will request all kinds of things from liberty, leave, schools, second jobs, etc. They do a request and I read each request even if I don’t agree with what they are asking. It is just the right thing to do. If you think about it, this was a total slam on Pelosi.....you have to see the humor in it. Canton will vote it down but he is doing the right thing by reading it.
My problems with Cantor go beyond this act of diplomacy on a bill which is so fundamentally flawed it can’t be written in such a manner as to make sense.
His 2009 effort to remake the GOP with his now failed National Council for a New America indicates a great deal about him by looking at those he invited to work with him including Jeb Bush, Romney and Gingrich. Rush rightly branded the whole thing as a scam. Also, his willingness on national TV to throw Rich Lott under the bus when he put on a Nazi uniform for a role he played in the historical reenactment society he was a part of. Lott had played many different roles and putting on this uniform said nothing about his ideology. It’s too bad Cantor wasn’t as sensitive towards Lott as he appears to be with King.
I’ve got a strong suspicion that Cantor is the old breed of Republican who is more a politician than a principled conservative.