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The GOP's hardliner: How Eric Cantor thwarted the Obama-Boehner debt deal
Time.com /Yahoo ^ | 7-12-11 | Time

Posted on 07/12/2011 5:42:41 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy

.At his press conference on Monday, President Obama made clear that his frustration with House Republicans' intransigence in negotiations to raise the federal borrowing limit did not extend to their leader. "I think Speaker Boehner has been very sincere about trying to do something big," Obama said, one of several compliments in an extended embrace of his negotiating partner. "The politics that swept him into the speakership were good for a midterm election; they're tough for governing."

Tough indeed. And a death hug from a polarizing Democratic President doesn't make the task easier for Boehner. From the start of his speakership, Boehner has been forced to contend not just with a fractious band of freshmen who would rather risk economic catastrophe than give ideological ground, but also with a top lieutenant positioning himself as Boehner's purist foil. While Obama may respect Boehner's forthrightness, recent twists in the plot of debt ceiling negotiations suggest that if he wants to convince hard-line House conservatives not to jeopardize the nation's economy, he may have been negotiating with the wrong Republican. (See "Inside Thursday's White House Debt Ceiling Meeting: A Consensus to Go Big.")

During the high-stakes summit at the White House on Sunday evening, Eric Cantor.....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: boehner; debtdeal; ericcantor; obama
Didn't see this posted, sorry if it was.
1 posted on 07/12/2011 5:42:44 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy

I see TIME and yahoo are spreading another lie......which, no doubt will be swallowed by a mass of unthinking idiots who will believe anything if it is in print or on the internetz. =.=


2 posted on 07/12/2011 5:45:45 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Is there such a thing as a “Democrat hardliner?”


3 posted on 07/12/2011 5:46:09 PM PDT by daler
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To: Buck-I-Guy

To some Virginians, “Sic semper tyrannis” has very real meaning.

Thank God someone is providing constant marrow and calcium to Boehner’s b/c Boehner’s spine is turning to Jello...


4 posted on 07/12/2011 5:46:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

“Boehner has been forced to contend not just with a fractious band of freshmen who would rather risk economic catastrophe than give ideological ground,”

Thats it, it is the republicans who have put our economy at risk. I am so glad Time cleared that up for me, I thought the Dems were in charge the last 2 years.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 5:47:05 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: Buck-I-Guy

“a fractious band of freshmen who would rather risk economic catastrophe than give ideological ground”

If there is anyone who could be charged with “risking economic catastrope rather than give ideological ground” it is the sorry Marxist punk in the White House, not the Tea Party freshmen congressman who are trying to keep us from going over the cliff.

One more example of why Time is moribund.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 5:47:24 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy
The GOP lead by RINOs like Mitch McConnell (R) in the Senate will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. This Yahoo/AP article discusses how Mitch McConnell want to give Ubama IMPERIAL POWERS. Mitch McConnell (R) wants Ubama re-elected.
7 posted on 07/12/2011 5:48:17 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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8 posted on 07/12/2011 5:49:14 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: cranked

The article claims Cantor is the actual Speaker of the House...he did most of the talking during the debt meetings while Boehner kept mostly quiet. Who knows for sure?
Since you cannot talk to a live person at Boehner’s office, I’ve been talking to Cantor staffers every day. FWIW.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 5:49:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

“Boehner has been forced to contend not just with a fractious band of freshmen who would rather risk economic catastrophe than give ideological ground”

Taqiyya alert! Taqiyya alert!


10 posted on 07/12/2011 5:49:40 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

The writers of this story are on crack. Cantor is far from a purist, and the freshmen tea partiers are trying to save the country from economic ruin, not ‘risk ... catastrophe’. Duh.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 5:50:43 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Don’t give Cantor all the credit.
If the Tea-Party did not exist, Bonehead and “The Gobbler” Mcconnell would have caved long ago. They still may cave, but make no mistake, the RINO’s will pay a very heavy price if they do.

The days of caving without paying a HEAVY price are long gone.


12 posted on 07/12/2011 5:52:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Buck-I-Guy

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If Goebbels put out an ‘inside look’ at the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt Time and Yahoo would lead with it...


13 posted on 07/12/2011 5:52:59 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: freedumb2003

Cantor knows he is on the short list to get Tea Partied out of his seat if he keeps screwing up.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 5:53:40 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Jane Long

And Cantor’s staff is saying what...that they confirm this shit being posted by TIME/Yahoo? other reputable sources would suggest that such was not the case, fwiw.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 5:53:44 PM PDT by cranked
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To: daler
Is there such a thing as a “Democrat hardliner?”

Well, there's the dumbass Democrat hardliner...

And, the "insane in the membrane" hardliner...


16 posted on 07/12/2011 5:54:04 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: daler

hey, “And a death hug from a polarizing Democratic President doesn’t make the task easier for Boehner.”

Have you EVER before read that maybe, just maybe, Obama is POLARIZING? This is hugh and series progress.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 5:54:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: freedumb2003
Boehner needs to step aside, he is not up to the job of making real change.
18 posted on 07/12/2011 5:54:56 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: ClayinVA

>>Cantor knows he is on the short list to get Tea Partied out of his seat if he keeps screwing up.<<

if it is forcing him to do the right thing, that works for me.

:)


19 posted on 07/12/2011 5:55:56 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: tennmountainman

Calling Sgt York!


20 posted on 07/12/2011 5:56:46 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

“The politics that swept him into the speakership were good for a midterm election; they’re tough for governing”

What a pantload!

This is like saying that the urges that led one to impregnate a woman do not prepare one to be a good husband and father. GROW UP! This is not a time for “Governing”, this is a time for acting and doing what you promised to do when we sent you there, and created a Republican majority in the House.

Stop crying and do your job!


21 posted on 07/12/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Buck-I-Guy

If Boehner is playing a rope-a-dope strategy, he certainly has gotten Soebarkha Sutoro to make some public statements showing lack of faith in Social Security payments that will bring every SS recipient—including Democrats—into an un-erasable deep distrust of Obama.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 6:06:27 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Buck-I-Guy

I have no time for Time.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 6:10:40 PM PDT by Bobalu ( Palin: More woman than Michelle. More man than Barrack)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

“...without providing a dime in savings through closing special-interest giveaways,” says the senior Democratic aide...”

Wanna know what a “special-interest giveaway” is to these communist clowns?

It’s your mortgage interest deduction, it’s writing off your charitable deductions, it’s anything that leaves another nickel in your pocket and NOT DEPENDENT ON THE GOVERNMENT FOR YOUR WELL BEING!!!!!


24 posted on 07/12/2011 6:14:48 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Rush predicted we’d see a slew of articles claiming Reoublican infighting and deep spolits within the party. Coming from Time, I’d say he’s correct. Waiting for his take on McConnels proposal .... it may be a master stroke of triangulation..or not. I’m still of open mind. 0bama owns this mess, every bit of it.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 6:27:55 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

What happened to Kanter?


26 posted on 07/12/2011 6:42:46 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Time, Inc. is blaming the Jew. What a surprise.


27 posted on 07/12/2011 7:02:20 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Time, Inc. is blaming the Jew. What a surprise.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 7:02:20 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Buck-I-Guy

Time, Inc. is blaming the Jew. What a surprise.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 7:02:24 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: daler
Is there such a thing as a “Democrat hardliner?”It's the opposite of a Democrat Moderate.
30 posted on 07/12/2011 7:39:40 PM PDT by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
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To: ClayinVA

“Cantor knows he is on the short list to get Tea Partied out of his seat if he keeps screwing up.”

That’s why I love the Tea Party! They have made things they way they are supposed to be. The congress critters have to answer to us!


31 posted on 07/12/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: Buck-I-Guy
We need to ignore what the press says and keep the pressure on the GOP.

No tax increases. Real Cuts, THIS YEAR.

Or, no debt hike.

Let it crash.

32 posted on 07/12/2011 8:11:24 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: daler

Is there such a thing as a “Democrat hardliner?”


Yes. It’s called “all of them”


33 posted on 07/12/2011 8:37:26 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (if there were a little more of me around we'd all be better off.)
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