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Pelosi turns down offer to sit with Cantor at speech
Washington Examiner ^ | 01/25/11 1:02 PM | Susan Ferrechio

Posted on 01/25/2011 10:49:18 AM PST by camerongood210

It's bipartisan date night on the floor of the House and invitations are flying. But not all are being accepted.

House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has rejected an invitation from Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., to sit together at the President's State of the Union Address.

Pelosi moments ago announced that she had already extended an invitation to Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, of Maryland, who also happens to be a Republican.

Cantor was shot down in a tweet from the former speaker.

"I thank @GOPLeader for his #SOTU offer, but I invited my friend Rep. Bartlett from MD yesterday & am pleased he accepted."


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhosotu; cantor; nothanks; pelosi; snub; sotu
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Bi-partisanship at its finest
1 posted on 01/25/2011 10:49:21 AM PST by camerongood210
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To: camerongood210

Pelosi thinks Republicans have cooties.


2 posted on 01/25/2011 10:51:12 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: camerongood210

I’m having flashbacks from 7th grade...


3 posted on 01/25/2011 10:51:38 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: camerongood210

Like all hookers, maybe he didn’t offer her enough money.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 10:51:58 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: camerongood210
Tomorrow's papers will be abuzz with juicy items on who was asked by whom, who sat with whom, and what Lindsey Graham wore.

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5 posted on 01/25/2011 10:53:27 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: camerongood210

What is with all the sit together BS? It is sickening, makes me want to throw up. The GOP is the dumbest party ever, bar done, freaking idiots just about every damn one of them is a complete and total fool.


6 posted on 01/25/2011 10:53:39 AM PST by jpsb
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To: camerongood210

Just how bad has this gotten?

The last heard 60 or so congresscritters were involved, and of those 11 or 12 were R’s, all the rest D’s.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 10:53:55 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: camerongood210

LOLOL......ha ha ha

I called Cantor’s invitation diabolical and it was too much for her to bear! LOL


8 posted on 01/25/2011 10:54:25 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: FReepers
Land The Freepathon!

Please Donate Now!

9 posted on 01/25/2011 10:55:00 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: camerongood210

What are we 12? This is such hypocracy!!!


10 posted on 01/25/2011 10:55:13 AM PST by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: camerongood210

She must be out of Depends.

*pssst....hey, Cantor, this is a GOOD thing.*


11 posted on 01/25/2011 10:55:34 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Izzy Dunne
I am so glad there is nothing urgent or important for our congress critters to worry about except who they will sit next to at lunch the SOTU address.
12 posted on 01/25/2011 10:55:43 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Carley

Keep your enemies closer.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 10:56:33 AM PST by DWC (historian)
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To: camerongood210

Good now wake up Cantor and smell the donkey shit.


14 posted on 01/25/2011 10:56:43 AM PST by boomop1
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To: Responsibility2nd

D(ate)OTU

Just heard Megyn Kelly call it that and lol’ed


15 posted on 01/25/2011 10:57:17 AM PST by sheana
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To: camerongood210
I would hope that this would teach Eric that "bipartisanship" is a one-way street, but I know better.
16 posted on 01/25/2011 10:57:25 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: camerongood210
Damned if she did and damned if she didn't.

We'd be criticizing her if she accepted Cantor's offer and ditched her first 'date'.

Did I just defend Pelosi?

Must be getting senile.

17 posted on 01/25/2011 10:58:13 AM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: camerongood210

Completely stupid. Next they will be “saving seats” for each other and holding hands.


18 posted on 01/25/2011 10:58:43 AM PST by Cathy
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To: camerongood210

Pelosi Queen


19 posted on 01/25/2011 10:58:48 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: camerongood210

When will the GOP learn that the democrat party are NOT their friends???

They declared war and the GOP wants a touchy-feely Kodak moment.


20 posted on 01/25/2011 10:58:57 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: camerongood210

Good thing it wasn’t Boehner she turned down. He might have cried.

Although I’m not sure Cantor won’t.


21 posted on 01/25/2011 10:59:02 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: jpsb
What is with all the sit together BS? It is sickening, makes me want to throw up. The GOP is the dumbest party ever, bar done, freaking idiots just about every damn one of them is a complete and total fool.

They're not called the Stupid Party for nothing!

22 posted on 01/25/2011 11:00:52 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Cathy

Rofl. This whole sitting together reminds me of elementary school when the other class got to visit in our room and we had make room for them.


23 posted on 01/25/2011 11:02:07 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: camerongood210

I’ve been away. When did the SOTU become Date Night?


24 posted on 01/25/2011 11:02:26 AM PST by AU72
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“Sitting WITH....” Coburn has to cross the aisle.... How many DEMOCRATS are actually relocating to the Republican side?


25 posted on 01/25/2011 11:02:40 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Publicity stunt!

Have any of us ever seen such a widely promoted and hyped SOTU speech ever? This is beyond ridiculous. The pre established conclusion from the MSM is that it is and will be the greatest speech in history, even more “dynamic” than the “Gettysburg Address”!

26 posted on 01/25/2011 11:05:04 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: camerongood210

ARE THERE NO MORE MEN ON OUR SIDE or is Pelosi the only one with steel walnuts?.. or have they all been sissified?!!Man, those damn pubs...if we were in a civil war right now against the RATS our side would have waved the white flag by now. The folk are suckers to believe this new congress would make the difference...THEY ARE ALL THE SAME! Once in the LOVE to drink they DC water by the gallons! Bastard RINO’S in both house need to be booted out now before we don’t have a country left to defend!! DAMN WIMPS! REAGAN WE MISS YOU SO MUCH!!


27 posted on 01/25/2011 11:08:57 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: camerongood210

His gavel must not be big enough.


28 posted on 01/25/2011 11:09:02 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Izzy Dunne

So she got an offer from a different Republican. It is like 7th Grade getting up the nerve to ask someone to go to the dance. Question is, would you really want to ask Pelosi to be your date to the dance? She’d immediately get up and go talk to her girlfriends all night.


29 posted on 01/25/2011 11:10:06 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Izzy Dunne
Seriously, how completely childish is this whole "kumbaya" crap? It is further evidence that we don't have serious people guiding this country. There is a lot more work to do in 2012.
30 posted on 01/25/2011 11:13:37 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (Democrat Motto - "A lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth can put its pants on.")
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To: camerongood210

What the heck is this a Sadie Hawkin’s Dance????? How infantile, embarrassing that these are our representatives. What a bunch of namby pamby wusses.


31 posted on 01/25/2011 11:14:43 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: camerongood210

she’s in the urban dictionary under bee-yitch


32 posted on 01/25/2011 11:15:44 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: camerongood210

LOL.
Our congress has turned into a frigging high school.


33 posted on 01/25/2011 11:16:59 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: broken_arrow1

***Like all hookers, maybe he didn’t offer her enough money.***

Yeah, it was a low blow to bipartisanship. By the way, what is she charging now?


34 posted on 01/25/2011 11:17:16 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: SJSAMPLE

Speaker Boehner should have put the kabash on this from the beginning. Once again they are snookering the RINOs.


35 posted on 01/25/2011 11:18:28 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: camerongood210

After seeing her at the last SOTUS jumping up and down like a cheerleader, it is easy to see why Dennis Miller called her Obama’s “Hack in the box”.


36 posted on 01/25/2011 11:19:21 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: camerongood210

Inauspicious start to this congress.


37 posted on 01/25/2011 11:20:26 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: camerongood210

Lucy pulls away the football.


38 posted on 01/25/2011 11:26:49 AM PST by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: camerongood210

SHE HAS IT RIGHT!!! She has more balls than the rest of the GOP.. This is the DUMBEST, most JUVENILE thing I’ve ever heard!!!


39 posted on 01/25/2011 11:26:51 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: antceecee

***What the heck is this a Sadie Hawkin’s Dance?****

Showin’ your young whipper snapper age arent you?

All us older ones remember the Sadie Hawkins days at school, from Al Capp’s comic strip Li’l Abner.

That is where a girl catches a boy to take her to the dance.


40 posted on 01/25/2011 11:31:24 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: rightwingintelligentsia
I'm sure that cantor has cooties that's what you expect from dog squeeze.
41 posted on 01/25/2011 11:33:22 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: camerongood210

She just lost my vote for Queen of the SOTU Prom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shemay be the coolest girl with the coolest fingernail polish but that’s being mean!!!

What if Cantor stays out late after the pronm and races down Dead Man’s curve and wrecks ‘cause his feelings were hurt!!!!!???????????????

How will she feel then????? What if her Dad grounds her!!!!!!!

OMG! OMG!


42 posted on 01/25/2011 11:36:43 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: camerongood210

Lucky Cantor


43 posted on 01/25/2011 11:36:43 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: lone star annie
ofl. This whole sitting together reminds me of elementary school when the other class got to visit in our room and we had make room for them.

This has put me entirely in the Tea Party movement. Any that sit with the enemy IS the enemy. All others that call it acceptable are also the enemy.

44 posted on 01/25/2011 11:38:40 AM PST by newfrpr04 (Don)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It reminds of the infantile behavior of girls in school when they would have the Sadie Hawkin’s dance around Valentines Day.
Who are you going to ask? Did he say yes? ad nauseaum....


45 posted on 01/25/2011 11:40:58 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: camerongood210

I think Cantor and Bartlett should face off in a public game of Rock Paper Scissors to be sure.


46 posted on 01/25/2011 11:41:17 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Izzy Dunne

Republicans really deserve all the criticism they get for their stupid behavior. Did the Democrats offer to sit with Republicans in the “back of the bus” where Obama relegated them to before the election? Did the Democrats offer to have a Republican sit next to them when they were scheming behind closed doors to write the healthcare bill? So why this ridiculous gesture? I would only sit next to Pelosi if she promised to resign right after the speech. I would want a ringside seat.


47 posted on 01/25/2011 11:42:20 AM PST by kushnejz
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To: camerongood210
not a very bipartisan dog and pony show


48 posted on 01/25/2011 11:43:57 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: camerongood210

Is this the SOTU or Prom Night???


49 posted on 01/25/2011 11:47:08 AM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: antceecee

Yellow makes Eric sad.


50 posted on 01/25/2011 11:48:29 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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