Skip to comments.Will Pelosi accept Cantor's SOTU seat invite?
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.
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He should invite her to the head seat in the gallows instead.
She’s holding out for Boehner. Girls marry up.
Cantor is such a squish.
I thought Nancy and Newt were going steady.
Barney Frank and Lindsey Graham????
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.
Who cares? Overall, this focus on the seating arrangements is ridiculous. It means NOTHING.
The Rats are just evil.
They could attach a crankshaft to them and create energy as they pop up and down like pistons.
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.
Who gets the corsage? Is there a curfew?? Gosh, I hope they all have a swell time! Thanks, RINOs!!! (and....Dont be slutty! You wont be RESPECTED in the morning......)
I understand. IMAGE is everything to the Dems these days (including Obama). Actually, it has always been image over constructive substance.
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.
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.
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.
Cantor is going to sit in Newt’s lap?
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.
Same with me, I give to individual candidates, no more letting Rinos decide where my money goes.
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!
Great move Cantor! Snuggling up to Pelosi did wonders for Newt’s career!
The ruling elite are all the same with few exceptions.
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!
“Sit with Cantor after he nailed her this week ...”
Very poor choice of words.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
He made the ask?
Is this the English good?
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.
It will be fine, as long as we can see four feet on the floor at all times.
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?
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.
“There are two issues at stake here.”
“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.
Nor would you ever, with anyone.
Do you know WHERE this idea of sitting together originated?
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.
Will Cantor also be jumping up and down like “Jack-in-the-Box” every time Obama opens his mouth?
Pelosi will refuse this invitation with disdain, exposing this for the embarrassing farce that it is.
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.