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Cantor invites Pelosi to be his seatmate at president's address
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Posted on 01/25/2011 9:12:46 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Cantor invites Pelosi to be his seatmate at president's address By Russell Berman - 01/25/11 11:52 AM ET

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) invited Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to sit next to him at the State of the Union address, just hours after he criticized her for “continuing to drive the ideological agenda” instead of reaching across the aisle.

The invitation was made Monday evening through staffers for the two leaders, Cantor spokesman Brad Dayspring said. Spokesmen for the former Speaker did not return an immediate request for comment.

The pairing would be among the more high-profile for an event that has in recent days been compared to a school dance, as lawmakers scurry to find cross-party seatmates for the president’s annual address. Instead of the traditional party-line seating arrangement, dozens of members have planned to sit with lawmakers from the other party as a symbol of renewed civility.

The Cantor-Pelosi duo could be awkward, however. The new GOP majority leader on Monday singled out Pelosi for unprompted criticism while he praised her chief deputy, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Cantor and Hoyer were scheduled to have lunch Tuesday, and Cantor noted that while he and Hoyer met throughout the last Congress, he and Pelosi did not.

“I would say that is in stark contrast to the now-minority leader,” Cantor said. “I would love to have the opportunity for her to engage in some type of working relationship so that we can actually deliver results. Thus far it seems she is continuing to drive the ideological agenda just the same as she did over the last four years.”

As far back as June 2009, Cantor complained that then-Speaker Pelosi refused to meet with him.

Pelosi’s office said Monday she met regularly with her GOP counterpart, new Speaker John Boehner (Ohio).

“It's important to set the record straight,” spokesman Nadeam Elshami said. “The fact is, Leader Pelosi has met with Speaker Boehner on numerous occasions both as Speaker and since he became Speaker, and offered to hold regular meetings. Democrats remain committed to working with Republicans to create jobs, strength the middle class and reduce the deficit."


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KEYWORDS: 112th; bhosotu; cantor; pelosi
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Ick........
1 posted on 01/25/2011 9:12:48 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
That's what your job is, Eric, to get along with Nasty.

Thanks for nothing.

2 posted on 01/25/2011 9:13:44 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is really becoming nauseous.
3 posted on 01/25/2011 9:15:36 AM PST by bwc2221 (.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Republicans are starting to remind me of the abused wife that always decides not to press charges once the police show up.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 9:15:55 AM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Idiot.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 9:15:55 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: bwc2221

My first thought was...how jr. high, but really, it’s more like 5th grade.


6 posted on 01/25/2011 9:17:39 AM PST by des
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To: des

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 9:18:58 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: headstamp 2

LOL


8 posted on 01/25/2011 9:19:19 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: Sub-Driver

Consider this to be our start of Repulsicans to get rid of in the next election.

A true conservative washes oneself after coming within 10 feet of Pelosi or her septic friends.


9 posted on 01/25/2011 9:20:05 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually, Cantor insisted on this as a courageous compromise. He was originally slated to have Pelosi sit on his lap while he lavished kisses on her neck.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 9:20:25 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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......)


11 posted on 01/25/2011 9:22:07 AM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pelousy has 10 times the testosterone level of Cantor.

He is a complete and absolute wuss.

12 posted on 01/25/2011 9:23:03 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Sub-Driver

***House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) invited Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to sit next to him at the State of the Union address****

Does he REALLY want to do this? At the last SOTUS she was so up and down cheerleading that Dennis Miller called her Obama’s “Hack in the Box”.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 9:23:20 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This reminds me of a dance in junior high, picking partners.


14 posted on 01/25/2011 9:23:20 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Sub-Driver

“I would love to have the opportunity for her to engage in some type of working relationship so that we can actually deliver results.

Offer to do some Bondo grill and body work on her, Cant-man. She might jump at that.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 9:24:58 AM PST by tumblindice (You say Demoblicans, I say Republicrats)
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To: Sub-Driver

Trying to garner good will from those who will NEVER like them, alienating people who would be supporters. Send him a wrist corsage.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 9:26:13 AM PST by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Will he make sure her seat is equipped with a seatbelt to keep her from bouncing out of her seat every time Obama opens his mouth? Good grief, when she sat behind Obama, she looked like one of these things .....


17 posted on 01/25/2011 9:26:32 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Truly disgusting. Once again the Republicans needlessly cow towing to the left.


18 posted on 01/25/2011 9:27:57 AM PST by TAdams8591
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To: Sub-Driver

Another one that Doesn’t Get It.

We still have work to do.


19 posted on 01/25/2011 9:29:27 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Take out the third, fifth and sixth letters and it's 'Red Digest', Comrade!")
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To: Interesting Times
He was originally slated to have Pelosi sit on his lap while he lavished kisses on her neck.

Oh barf. Go wash your keyboard out with soap.

I hope your mom doesn't find out you use such language.

:-)

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20 posted on 01/25/2011 9:31:21 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Sub-Driver

Primary this asshole.


21 posted on 01/25/2011 9:31:30 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: al_c

Or perhaps he’ll let her sit on his lap facing him.


22 posted on 01/25/2011 9:32:12 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Sub-Driver

In honor of the One’s civility, all Republicans should sit at the back of the chamber.


23 posted on 01/25/2011 9:32:34 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A first rate dog and pony show.


24 posted on 01/25/2011 9:34:06 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if he will get “lucky” ?


25 posted on 01/25/2011 9:34:40 AM PST by llevrok (There is no such thing as the truth, only versions. - Arkady Renko)
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To: Sub-Driver

*gag*


26 posted on 01/25/2011 9:36:30 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 735 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: lacrew
In honor of the One’s civility, all Republicans should sit at the back of the chamber.

That would be great, as would the deadpan explanations they could offer the media.

Unfortunately, this would have to happen in a parallel universe where Republicans have spines, political instincts and senses of humor.

27 posted on 01/25/2011 9:36:41 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We need a SECOND party.

I’ve resigned myself to just sit back and watch all of them from both parties destroy this country. Without a second party there’s nothing that can be done.

I am glad there are hundreds of channels to watch so I won’t have to watch this liar from Kenya and the GOP whimps.

I wonder how many times Boner will be so overwhelmed at the civility that he’ll cry during the speech. It would be funny if the democrat sitting nearest to him would pull out a hanky and hand it to him. And I blame him for this seating crap. He’s the leader. He should order the members to sit where they’re supposed to sit.


28 posted on 01/25/2011 9:36:55 AM PST by Terry Mross (I voted for McCain and WASTED my vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m beginning to think that Cantor is a jackass. But maybe, just maybe, he can lock in that moderate vote and then all those moderates can do the groundwork and make the contributions to get people like him reelected...right?


29 posted on 01/25/2011 9:38:08 AM PST by rushmom
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To: Sub-Driver

This kind of stupid, moronic stunt just makes me sick! Grow up Cantor...you weren’t sent to DC to make friends with that evil bitch! We send you and the rest of your caucus there to destroy what she’s imposed on this country the last 6 years....now get to it!


30 posted on 01/25/2011 9:38:08 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Portcall24
Or perhaps he’ll let her sit on his lap facing him.

I just threw up.

31 posted on 01/25/2011 9:42:06 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Eric and the Real Girl. Are you sure he is not confused with a plastic blow up doll?


32 posted on 01/25/2011 9:42:19 AM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: Sub-Driver
wow a lap dance from the botox queen... barf. This is sounding more and more like high school.

Gee, I wonder who she's gonna sit by??? They're icky, I want to sit over here. WTF? It's all bread and circus anyway.

33 posted on 01/25/2011 9:43:31 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We’re doomed.


34 posted on 01/25/2011 9:44:19 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm okay with Pelosi as my seatmate. I'll even bring in a special chair befitting of the traitor:


35 posted on 01/25/2011 9:44:46 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Sub-Driver

How is this happening? we are showing unity with filthy commies??


36 posted on 01/25/2011 9:45:11 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I ... believe very firmly that it is a trap and a ruse that Democrats are proposing,” Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Athens said ... "(Democrats) want silence from Republicans ... and sitting together being kissy-kissy is just another way to try to silence Republicans,"

"No, I don't have a (Democratic) date and I haven't tried to make a date," said Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Coweta County. "I'll be sitting on the majority side."

Still a couple of reps that haven't contracted swamp fever yet.

37 posted on 01/25/2011 9:52:15 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Sub-Driver

Awwwww.

Isn’t that special.

All these Congresscritters wanna sit together.

What a Kumbaya moment.

[Poor Pubbies. They want so much to be liked by the MSM and the guys from across the aisle. They wanna be with the popular kids.]


38 posted on 01/25/2011 9:55:09 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver
Ick........

Could be worse. Boehner has to sit with Joe Biden.

39 posted on 01/25/2011 10:01:50 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Sub-Driver

Cantor is such a POS!!


40 posted on 01/25/2011 10:03:47 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

I cannot even describe the nausea I am feeling over this. Best to get a list of the “seatmate” Republicans ...they are going to be on their way out.


41 posted on 01/25/2011 10:11:34 AM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Pan_Yan

Amen for a few Republican congress critters with strength & convictions. Reps Paul Brown (R) & Lynn Westmoreland R) are EXACTLY correct in calling out this demoRAT charade to soften & stifle any Repubs from voicing any dissent against the RAT bastard socialist commie-pig 0b0z0.....piss be upon him!


42 posted on 01/25/2011 10:13:46 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Sub-Driver

We´ve had it.

God Bless the memory of The United States.


43 posted on 01/25/2011 10:22:19 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver
Nice going republicans! You have just validated the premise that the shooting in Tucson was caused by incivility.

Bunch of dumbasses!

44 posted on 01/25/2011 10:24:43 AM PST by anoldafvet (If it wasn't for double standards the LSM wouldn't have any standards at all.)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOLOL.........how diabolical........I love it.


45 posted on 01/25/2011 10:25:58 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe they can go to Dairy Queen after wards and have a malt together?
46 posted on 01/25/2011 10:28:16 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: headstamp 2

Great analogy and right on, headstamp 2.


47 posted on 01/25/2011 10:29:53 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Bachmann/Christie 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe he had a big serving of beans and sauerkraut with a cole slaw topper for lunch today. He can put some sardines and garlic in his pockets, too.


48 posted on 01/25/2011 10:30:49 AM PST by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: Sub-Driver

...and then will swap spit. At the end they will all stand holding hands singing “We are the world”. If that don’t gag a maggot than nothing will!

Yuk!


49 posted on 01/25/2011 10:42:39 AM PST by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I feel sick-doesn’t anyone in DC have any courage or testosterone? Well if he is going to sit next to her I suggest he ask her what evidence she saw showing Obama was an NBC. Yeah like he’s got the guts to do it...when I was a kid we called people like him pussies. The GOP hasn’t learned a darn thing.


50 posted on 01/25/2011 10:51:20 AM PST by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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