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Eric Cantorís Failure of Leadership
Redstate ^ | February 22, 2011 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 02/22/2011 12:39:26 PM PST by george76

On Friday, 92 Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, joined all of the Democrats to defeat an amendment offered up by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn to ensure the GOP lived up to its “$100 billion in cuts” pledge.

This was a failure of leadership, particularly by Eric Cantor.

Blackburn’s amendment, by its own description, would have “reduce[d] spending by 5.5% in 8 non-securiy spending subsections of the bill and reduce[d] Legislative Branch appropriations by 11%.”

In other words, just as Republicans pledged to bring spending down to 2008 levels, Congresswoman Blackburn’s amendment would have ensured it happened across the board, save for security matters.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cantor; ericcantor; kevinmccarthy

1 posted on 02/22/2011 12:39:27 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Mr TARP Cantor has aways been this way.


2 posted on 02/22/2011 12:42:10 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: george76

Hm. I’m confuddled.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/143641-tea-party-wins-house-gop-spending-bill-cuts-at-least-100-billion


3 posted on 02/22/2011 12:43:16 PM PST by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: org.whodat

I had great hopes for Cantor. I can’t say I’m impressed.


4 posted on 02/22/2011 12:44:31 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: bmwcyle

Quit w/ the Anti-Semtic crap. Just say he is a RINO and a squish. Leave the ethnic stuff out. GOT IT!


7 posted on 02/22/2011 12:48:27 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Jewbacca

Give the job to Bachmann.


8 posted on 02/22/2011 12:56:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: george76

Replace Cantor with Blackburn.

Cantor should never have been put in leadership. He’s extremely weak-kneed, as he’s proven over and over.

Blackburn is an oak tree next to a willow compared to Cantor.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 12:56:17 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: george76

Cantor has been corrupted.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 12:57:02 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Winstons Julia

Good point.

Not sure, either


11 posted on 02/22/2011 12:57:02 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: bmwcyle

...and why do you feel it’s important to mention his religion?


13 posted on 02/22/2011 12:58:13 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Winstons Julia

“confuddled”

Great word.


15 posted on 02/22/2011 1:05:29 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: george76

Cantor is a corruptocrat plain and simple. He does not want to see that he has to take a pay cut. can someone set up a poll for US Politicians to take a pay cut. All Congress Critters should only make 19,000.00, a year. The president and vice president should only make 12,000.00, a year. presidential appointees make 5,0000.00 a year. all federal judges make $25,000.00. all other federal employees make 15,000.00. Military personnel are not affected. Look how fast we can lower the debts of America. Will everyone want to become a politician or a federal employee, no way no how.

THEY ASK US TO MAKE SACRIFICES, THEY NEED TO DO SO THEMSELVES. SHOW the America People How in DC.


16 posted on 02/22/2011 1:11:39 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hondact200

lets all tell him how pissed we are.
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17 posted on 02/22/2011 1:38:14 PM PST by remaxagnt (`)
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Will everyone want to become a politician or a federal employee, no way no how.

Harry Truman's salary was $25,000.00 a year as President.

Having said that there is way to many ways for a plutocrat to steal from the public, to try and set their salary low.

Better yet pay them one million a year, but allow them nothing further, anything above that is taxed 100% we would be getting off cheap at that.

18 posted on 02/22/2011 2:49:30 PM PST by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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Was there any explanation as to why these GOP’ers didn’t vote for all the cuts? Didn’t Issa and West also vote this way? What was the reason?


19 posted on 02/24/2011 7:05:53 AM PST by NoRedTape
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