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Will Pelosi accept Cantor's SOTU seat invite?
Politico ^

Posted on 01/25/2011 8:36:49 AM PST by roses of sharon

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has invited his Democratic counterpart Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to sit with him at Tuesday's State of the Union.

Cantor's office said he made the ask last night. Pelosi's office didn't respond to an email asking if the former speaker would cozy up next to Cantor.

The two hardly are pals. Cantor Monday blasted Pelosi for not meeting with Republicans -- a contention that the Californian's office says is not true.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhosotu; cantor; pelosi
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The GOP is dead...they just don't know it yet.
1 posted on 01/25/2011 8:36:50 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

He should invite her to the head seat in the gallows instead.


2 posted on 01/25/2011 8:39:39 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: roses of sharon

She’s holding out for Boehner. Girls marry up.


3 posted on 01/25/2011 8:40:35 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: roses of sharon

Cantor is such a squish.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 8:41:30 AM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: roses of sharon

I thought Nancy and Newt were going steady.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 8:42:06 AM PST by shove_it (have a nice day)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Barney Frank and Lindsey Graham????


6 posted on 01/25/2011 8:42:29 AM PST by vekzen
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7 posted on 01/25/2011 8:42:29 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: roses of sharon

If I were Cantor, I’d place an automatically reflating whoopee cushion in her seat an hour before arrival, and inform the camera and audio crew where she’s sitting.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 8:44:25 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: roses of sharon

Who cares? Overall, this focus on the seating arrangements is ridiculous. It means NOTHING.


9 posted on 01/25/2011 8:44:46 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: roses of sharon
It never ends, the Republican party IS the stupid party.

The Rats are just evil.

10 posted on 01/25/2011 8:45:53 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: roses of sharon

They could attach a crankshaft to them and create energy as they pop up and down like pistons.


11 posted on 01/25/2011 8:46:14 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: SumProVita
It means NOTHING.

It means EVERYTHING to the Dems and their media.
12 posted on 01/25/2011 8:47:10 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon
The Republican elites are hell bent on flipping the finger to conservatives, they will have accomplished that goal tonight.
They have decided it's time to lock up the crazy old conservative uncle in the attic again until the next election.
13 posted on 01/25/2011 8:47:27 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: roses of sharon
Here is her seat:
14 posted on 01/25/2011 8:47:29 AM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: roses of sharon; crosshairs; Dr. Sivana; bereanway; shove_it; vekzen; DJ MacWoW; LostInBayport
The GOP is dead...they just don't know it yet.

Yeah. We can't wait to punish our side.

We want all the Dems form secure districts to know that their opponents are always just one soundbite away from losing the next primary, and that any defunding initiatives or investigations won't be carried through the next election. We wouldn't want our guys playing from a strong base. The Dems should have nothing to fear.

15 posted on 01/25/2011 8:49:15 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: roses of sharon

Who gets the corsage? Is there a curfew?? Gosh, I hope they all have a swell time! Thanks, RINOs!!! (and....Don’t be slutty! You won’t be RESPECTED in the morning......)


16 posted on 01/25/2011 8:50:00 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: roses of sharon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKHFUKZ-IXE


17 posted on 01/25/2011 8:50:16 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: roses of sharon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKHFUKZ-IXE


18 posted on 01/25/2011 8:50:16 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: roses of sharon

I understand. IMAGE is everything to the Dems these days (including Obama). Actually, it has always been image over constructive substance.


19 posted on 01/25/2011 8:50:25 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: roses of sharon

You don’t get it do you? Canter has been one of the few to turn this Dim scheme around on them. Pelosi does not want to be caught dead sitting next to Canter. But he is her equal in leadership rank [though she considers herself equal in leadership rank to the Speaker]and Canter has put her on a civility spot. You should be cheering Canter on for this.


20 posted on 01/25/2011 8:50:41 AM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: The Cajun
"The Republican elites are hell bent on flipping the finger to conservatives"

Which is why no national "Republican" organization has gotten a dime from me for the past 5 years. The NRC/NRSC and NRCC finally stopped calling and sending me junk mail this past year.

21 posted on 01/25/2011 8:51:23 AM PST by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: roses of sharon

Truly disturbing...


22 posted on 01/25/2011 8:51:41 AM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: roses of sharon

The woamn looted the country, passed the worst laws, bankrupted America and this idiot wants to sit by her? She should be in jail. Cantor is a RINO POS.


23 posted on 01/25/2011 8:51:57 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: roses of sharon

Cantor is going to sit in Newt’s lap?


24 posted on 01/25/2011 8:53:12 AM PST by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: crosshairs

Were I he, I would eat about a dozen boiled eggs and a couple of six packs of beer about four hours before the event. That would be sufficient time for the mixture to enter the lower digestive tract and begin fermenting.


25 posted on 01/25/2011 8:53:23 AM PST by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: PogySailor

Same with me, I give to individual candidates, no more letting Rinos decide where my money goes.


26 posted on 01/25/2011 8:54:32 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: roses of sharon

This stupid namby pamby crap about sitting next to the enemy at the State of the Union Show makes me want to puke. I wouldn’t sit next to Pelosi! Certainly not next to Bawney Fag - God knows what diseases the man carries. I dont want our guys to hold hands with the enemy and sing Kumbaya as some stupid knee jerk reaction to the liberal murdered in Tucson. We dont need civility - we need fighters!

Less government. Lower taxes. Cut spending. More freedom. Its simple!


27 posted on 01/25/2011 8:55:22 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: vekzen
Barney Frank and Lindsey Graham????

Lindsey Graham will probably have to wait for Mikulski to ask her to the soiree.

Frank might find Lisa Murkowski to be the man for her.
28 posted on 01/25/2011 8:56:04 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: roses of sharon

Great move Cantor! Snuggling up to Pelosi did wonders for Newt’s career!

The ruling elite are all the same with few exceptions.


29 posted on 01/25/2011 8:59:24 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: JLS
You don’t get it do you? Canter has been one of the few to turn this Dim scheme around on them. Pelosi does not want to be caught dead sitting next to Canter. But he is her equal in leadership rank [though she considers herself equal in leadership rank to the Speaker]and Canter has put her on a civility spot. You should be cheering Canter on for this.

Bravo! Finally someone with enough sense to understand what is happening. Thank you. I long for the old FR that had members that understood politics.

Nazi Pelosi is squirming trying to decide what to do. Sit with Cantor after he nailed her this week plus the added dilemma of not being on the same footing as the Speaker? Cantor beating her at her own game? The horrors!

30 posted on 01/25/2011 9:00:54 AM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

“Sit with Cantor after he nailed her this week ...”

Very poor choice of words.


31 posted on 01/25/2011 9:04:39 AM PST by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: SumProVita

Yeah I’m kind of starting to feel that way myself. Liberals aren’t any happier about it than we are and its really just a distraction.


32 posted on 01/25/2011 9:05:08 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: JLS

That’s the first thing I thought of. Then, I started laughing. Cantor just shoved civility right up Nancy Pelosi’s....um....whatever. She’s looses either way she goes. Too funny!


33 posted on 01/25/2011 9:09:03 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: sam_paine

The Dems are correct..they have nothing to fear.

They spent two years stealing your family’s earnings and private healthcare for generations.

They spent two years running the debt up to 14 Trillion.

They just had the most productive lame-duck in history..AFTER Americans told them NO in November.

They just successfully smeared the entire Rightwing with a murder charge...and received high poll numbers for their efforts.

ALL WITHOUT A PEEP FROM REPUBLICANS (who btw, told us after losing the Congress in 06, that they would pass nothing in their lame-duck...because...wait for it...because they “were just human, and very tired”. A Mike Pence quote)

So, tell me again about playing from a strong base? Repubs have spent the last 2 wks distancing themselves from the Tea Party, and slobbering over Obama!

And the GOP just agreed with the Dems/MSM that Republicans have a “civility” problem, which caused a mass shooting, so they will sit with their political rivals to make amends.

I don’t see strength anywhere.


34 posted on 01/25/2011 9:11:06 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: SumProVita
There are two issues at stake here. First, the optics of everyone intermingled masks the Rep majority gained in an historic election. When Obama gives a Dem applause line, it will appear that he has widespread support. This is actually the tactic of the Communist diamond formation on how to take over meetings. You position your supporters at the front, sides, and rear with some in the middle. When you applaud or protest what a speaker says, it affects everyone in the audience causing some of the unaffiliated to join in just out of herd instinct.

I can imagine the cameras focusing on Pelosi rising to her feet along with all of the other Dems and Cantor remaining seated in a seeming fit petulance or failure to be civil and respectful of the Annointed One. And since it is disrespectful to show any displeasure with Obama, Cantor will have to either sit still or applaud depending on what the Maximum Leader states.

And far more insidious is the unspoken assumption that the political rhetoric and lack of civility are related to the shooting of Giffords. Obama will use the sympathy of the shooting supported by some of the victims and the families in the audience to call for a toning down of the rhetoric and the need to work together for America. And Pelosi and Cantor will stand side by side applauding wildly and cheering the need for more civility.

Only the Stupid Party would have ever agreed to this Dem initiative. They look like losers despite the fact that they won.

35 posted on 01/25/2011 9:11:17 AM PST by kabar
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To: JLS

See my post #35. Cantor is an idiot and shouldn’t be in a leadership position. The Reps are pissing off their supporters and it will backfire. If they don’t develop a spine, they will become a third party.


36 posted on 01/25/2011 9:14:15 AM PST by kabar
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To: JLS
You don’t get it do you? Canter has been one of the few to turn this Dim scheme around on them. Pelosi does not want to be caught dead sitting next to Canter. But he is her equal in leadership rank [though she considers herself equal in leadership rank to the Speaker]and Canter has put her on a civility spot. You should be cheering Canter on for this.

Forgot your sarc tag! (you were kidding, right?)
37 posted on 01/25/2011 9:14:47 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

He made the ask?

Is this the English good?


38 posted on 01/25/2011 9:15:02 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: roses of sharon

I F’ing hate this...

There is simply NO F’ing reason to even pretend to be civil with these socialist bastards.

I swear to god that the day we remove the last F’ing POS RINO from the GOP will be the day that victory over the socialists and marxists in this country will be all but won.

Honestly, we just need to keep pushing from the states. As we purge the state GOP organizations of socialist RINOs we will put increasing pressure on the national organization until we get to the point that we can kick the last POS out. At that point, our infrastructure will be solid enough to take the fight to the next level.


39 posted on 01/25/2011 9:17:16 AM PST by myself6
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To: roses of sharon

It will be fine, as long as we can see four feet on the floor at all times.


40 posted on 01/25/2011 9:17:39 AM PST by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: stansblugrassgrl; publana

Ok lets start a list of who GOP members should sit by:

1. Which Dim should Joe Wilson foist himself on?

2. How about Tim Scott?

3. Marco Rubio?

4. How about Allen West?

5. Jim DeMint?

etc.


41 posted on 01/25/2011 9:18:43 AM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
This would be funny, if I didn't know how to pronounce the Speaker's name....
42 posted on 01/25/2011 9:20:06 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: SumProVita

You are right. The people here who worry about it probably spend way too much time watching and worrying about what MSMediots say. The rest of us mostly ignor MSMediots and the SOTU speech for that matter.


43 posted on 01/25/2011 9:20:23 AM PST by JLS (Democrats: People who won't even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day.)
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To: kabar

“There are two issues at stake here.”

“...herd instinct”

“They look like losers despite the fact that they won.”

You are correct. Thus, the IMAGE being presented takes on a new strategic meaning, which the adoring, mindless press can further advance.

Good analysis! I had not thought sufficiently in depth on this.


44 posted on 01/25/2011 9:23:51 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: roses of sharon
I don’t see strength anywhere.

Nor would you ever, with anyone.

45 posted on 01/25/2011 9:24:31 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: kabar

Do you know WHERE this idea of sitting together originated?


46 posted on 01/25/2011 9:26:22 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: JLS

To be honest, I prefer the republicans give a solidified front and sit together. Or, let all the RINO’s sit with the dems so everyone will know their true colors.

But, Jim DeMint and Harry Reid need to sit together if Cantor and Pelosi sit together.


47 posted on 01/25/2011 9:28:22 AM PST by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Frantzie

Will Cantor also be jumping up and down like “Jack-in-the-Box” every time Obama opens his mouth?


48 posted on 01/25/2011 9:30:21 AM PST by surrey
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To: roses of sharon

Pelosi will refuse this invitation with disdain, exposing this for the embarrassing farce that it is.


49 posted on 01/25/2011 9:32:04 AM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Let's make them stop.)
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To: sam_paine
You don't see any strength in the GOP either Sam...wishing it does not make it so.

I see strength in everyday Americans..the way they stood up to their reps in town halls, and were pilloried for it by GOP officeholders and GOP pundits.

Then everyday Americans created (on their own) the Tea Party protests. And were NEVER defended from charges of racism and violence by GOP officeholders and GOP pundits, who instead lectured them being careful with what they WROTE ON THEIR SIGNS!

Everyday Americans, Palin, and a handful of Conservative hosts on radio and TV, and a few officeholders have been battling the left, NOT the RNC.

They are a sick party...with some kind of pathology akin to battered wife syndrome...their decision making depends entirely on pleasing their abusers...the Democrats and the press.

50 posted on 01/25/2011 9:44:10 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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