Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Eric Cantor doing the Rino walk.....

Posted on 10/17/2011 7:12:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Way to go Cantor! That didn't take long! You big Weenie!

...A top Republican in Washington dramatically altered his stance on protesters involved in Occupy Wall Street just one week after comparing the movement to “angry mobs”. Eric Cantor, the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans agreed there was “too much” income disparity in the country. “More important than my use of the word [‘mobs’] is that there is a growing frustration out there across the country and it is warranted. Too many people are out of work,” he said.


TOPICS: US: Virginia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 112th; cantor; va2012
When will these idiot repubics realize this is a war? Do not agree with anything the left says!
1 posted on 10/17/2011 7:12:45 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

So who’s surprised.


2 posted on 10/17/2011 7:15:00 AM PDT by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway
The man that whipped the TARP vote and now lies about his support.
3 posted on 10/17/2011 7:15:44 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

No link? No source?


4 posted on 10/17/2011 7:16:30 AM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

The GOP is the stupidest party I’ve ever seen.

The only thing they are capable of engineering is their own defeat.


5 posted on 10/17/2011 7:16:45 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Another co-opeded.


6 posted on 10/17/2011 7:19:04 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

The income disparity that Cantor speaks to is caused by too many people on the public dole. Until this nation brings accountablility for individual well being back tpo the individual, the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer!!! Now, I am not against helping people in real need, but the greatness of this nation comes from individual efforts, not federal government cradle to grave induced poverty. The GOP would be wise to stifle Cantor and put someone like Jeb Hensarling or Marco Rubio upfront!!! Cantor is not the man!!!


7 posted on 10/17/2011 7:22:33 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Only one thing to conclude.

GOP has internal polling that confirms the BS media polling about huge numbers of people agreeing with OWS is for real.

Time to head for the mountaintop in Idaho yet?


8 posted on 10/17/2011 7:23:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/052226f8-f80c-11e0-a419-00144feab49a.html#axzz1b30TXMWg


9 posted on 10/17/2011 7:23:23 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

from Headline story on Drudge Report
http://drudgereport.com/


10 posted on 10/17/2011 7:25:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog

Time to head for the mountaintop in Idaho yet?

It well may be if The Community Organizer manages to lead enough idiots over the cliff....


11 posted on 10/17/2011 7:27:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: JLAGRAYFOX

I agree....Cantor is a limp d#%&


12 posted on 10/17/2011 7:28:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Bushbacker1

I live in Cantor’s district and their is a Tea Party candidate running in the primary. We can only hope.


13 posted on 10/17/2011 7:29:18 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Do the Democrats ever walk back any statement or indicate any slight agreement with the right? Do they apologize for calling Tea Party people Nazis, teabaggers etc.? You don’t lead by bowing to majority opinion, you lead by CHANGING the opinion to your views. I never see GOP doing that. They just say what sounds nice so they won’t be made fun of on SNL. They seem, more than anything, to want to be popular.


14 posted on 10/17/2011 7:30:22 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you build it, they will come and take it away from you..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

I caught a little of Chris Wallace interviewing Sunday. He was aggressive and seemed especially pushy with questioning. Cantor should have pushed back. Wallace did more talking than his guests as if trying to make HIS point. Don’t like him much, especially now. Kind of a smug liberal like the others. But Cain wouldn’t have let him get away with it.


15 posted on 10/17/2011 7:30:58 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Acknowledging a complaint and concern doesn’t make him a RINO.

It doesn’t mean we agree to their socialist demands simply to acknowledge that a lot of people are concerned about it.


16 posted on 10/17/2011 7:30:58 AM PDT by RockinRight (My train of thought has derailed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

I caught a little of Chris Wallace interviewing Sunday. He was aggressive and seemed especially pushy with questioning. Cantor should have pushed back. Wallace did more talking than his guests as if trying to make HIS point. Don’t like him much, especially now. Kind of a smug liberal like the others. But Cain wouldn’t have let him get away with it.


17 posted on 10/17/2011 7:31:11 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chris37

You are right on the money!!! Yep, the establishment GOP wants Mitt Romney for POTUS. That ain’t gonna happen. Herman Cain is on fire. The GOP rank & file want Cain. Cain, my friends will capture up to thirty percent of the American Black vote and a respectable 40% of Hispanic votes. Combine that with the rest of the voting groups and Cain wins in a landslide. This guy Cain has both smarts, charisma & oodles of charming personality. He is the “man” who tells it like it is. He is the man with bold, fresh new ideas. IMHO, Romney & Perry are just your run-of-the-mill politicians. In fact, the only other GOPer worth anything is Newt Gingrich. However, the dream ticket would be Cain/Rubio. Folks, get on it!!!


18 posted on 10/17/2011 7:32:55 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog

A salient point, and you’re suspicion is most likely quite correct.

Though I’m always suspicious of polling, no matter where it comes from, there’s a possibility that the Occupiers crowd is getting their message across effectively, which would reflect in internal GOP polling, as you suggest. If that’s the case, then naturally the GOP is going to have a tip of the hat to public opinion, because they’re campaigning for their re-elections as well.

I really wish I had access to some of those numbers; it would prove enlightening to see in which direction the GOP will go. If the numbers are significantly in favor of the Occupiers, then I would postulate that, politically speaking, the GOP has nowhere to go but left in order to avoid alienating the general public. If a majority of Americans have indeed come to agree with the Occupiers, then Obama will (effectively) campaign on a left-populist platform.

Mind you, it’s hypothetical, but this nod in the direction of the Occupiers from Cantor is of some significance.


19 posted on 10/17/2011 7:34:51 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: JLAGRAYFOX

20 posted on 10/17/2011 7:36:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: JLAGRAYFOX

Totally agree with you.


21 posted on 10/17/2011 7:37:10 AM PDT by Kratos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: outinyellowdogcountry

This is what happens when your fear of being dislikes is greater than your principles....


22 posted on 10/17/2011 7:41:27 AM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway
If you believe in ANY FORM OF WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION... you are a marxist. I am not surprised one bit at cantor... or any of the republican leadership. Those of you that still have faith in the party leadership are fools being fooled.

LLS

23 posted on 10/17/2011 7:41:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLAGRAYFOX

Cain is my guy too.

Evryone else can go take a flying leap.

I definitely am not going to vote for -anyone but Obama-.

This IS NOT THE TIME for “anyone”.


24 posted on 10/17/2011 7:42:57 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: AnAmericanAbroad

This is nothing of the kind. This is Cantor at his usual limp wristed whiney milk toast best.

This man is a caver. He is one of those “I am too much of a gentleman to fight for squat” party of ignorant politicians.


25 posted on 10/17/2011 7:49:44 AM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: RockinRight

I understand the concern conservatives have about Cantor moving to the RINO herd...I share them...however, I appreciate your very reasoned point about this situation.


26 posted on 10/17/2011 8:11:32 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (The Tea Party outnumbers the Flea Party!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]




Click the Pic               Thank you, JoeProBono

Gary Rushes to Harriet's House
He Misses Her and Can’t Stay Away

Follow the Exciting Adventures of Gary the Snail!


Abolish FReepathons
Go Monthly

If every FReeper and Lurker gave just $7 a month
We could end the FReepathons

27 posted on 10/17/2011 8:14:34 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Wake up, people! This was a slam at Obama. Everything the protestors are complaining about has happened during his administration.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 8:14:49 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye McFrog
If this were true, Zero wouldn't be in trouble right now, but he is. If this were true, there wouldn't be a Tea Party, or Independents who've left the Democrats in droves and continue to do so.

Sorry, this is nothing but years of conditioning that has taught the GOP to continually accept the Dems premise. If there is internal polling, it's being conducted by RINOs like Rove and Billl Kristol.

Sorry, but I'll wager the majority of Americans are sickened by this class warfare crap.

29 posted on 10/17/2011 8:17:48 AM PDT by Artcore
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

While I accept Sarah’s position not run (She’s been through Crap); I reject the idea that being free from the constraints of the presidency would make her more effective. I’ve rarely heard anything from her about these protests, or about the limp-wristed GOP elites? I knew when she opted not to run her effectiveness would be LESS EFFECTIVE.


30 posted on 10/17/2011 8:22:24 AM PDT by Artcore
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JLAGRAYFOX
The income disparity that Cantor speaks to is caused by too many people on the public dole. Until this nation brings accountablility for individual well being back tpo the individual, the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer!!!

Uh, the rich have moved their companies to China putting millions of liberal AND conservative Americans on the public dole...

And why did they do this??? So they could get even richer...

So what kind of accountability are you referring to for these folks that have no jobs to go to???

31 posted on 10/17/2011 8:30:26 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

But, he has an “R” after his name and that’s all we need to know! (sarc)


32 posted on 10/17/2011 8:33:54 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Iscool

Simple, the accountability for their own lives and destiny!!! Our problem is “Big Brother” government. My friend, you cannot run a company without making a profit, so....yes, businesses go offshore where they can operate with profit to the benefit of their shareholders and....not be completely hindered by needless & useless government regulations and rules. And....if someone wants to work, starting from the bottom, work can be found!!! Now. I’m sure you do not agree with me, but I’ll tell you this. Our government is going to run out of money and soon, the “Obama Stash” will be no more!!! Too bad, you are not too well versed on reality and economics. I ‘ll make it simple, even for you!!! At the end of the day, my friend, there is no such thing as a free lunch!!!


33 posted on 10/17/2011 8:44:57 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: AnAmericanAbroad

Cantor would not have shifted his position from “they are a mob” to “they have a valid point” in seven days if some internal pollsters had not come to him and gotten his mind right.


34 posted on 10/17/2011 9:05:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Artcore
If this were true, Zero wouldn't be in trouble right now, but he is.

A whole lot of Barry's negatives come from people who feel he has not moved far enough left fast enough, has not distributed his stash quickly enough, and has not punished enough bankers yet.
35 posted on 10/17/2011 9:07:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: JLAGRAYFOX
Too bad, you are not too well versed on reality and economics. I ‘ll make it simple, even for you!!! At the end of the day, my friend, there is no such thing as a free lunch!!!

So condescension is not limited to liberals, I see...

There are a lot of people eating the free lunch...But while you people take away the means for these people to buy their own lunch, it won't be long and they will be eating YOUR lunch...

The reality is that the unemployment rate is about 20 percent and growing...The prices of food and fuel are skyrocketing and now prescription drugs are falling into the mix...

And what's your solution??? Move all the companies to China so the CEOs and stockholders can drastically increase their non-earned income and throw the deadbeats who can't find work into FEMA camps???

It's people like you who make the protesters on Wall Street look like they are doing the right thing...

I am not interested in your personal economics...I'm interested in the economics of this once great country...

36 posted on 10/17/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Iscool
“So what kind of accountability are you referring to for these folks that have no jobs to go to???”

In the general population more than half voted for the BS of Obama. Among the dipshits of OWSies I think it is safe to say the percentage is much higher. They are accountable for the current conditions.

The extreme regulations and incredibly high corporate tax rate makes it difficult to make a profit here. There is a reason big companies have gone off shore (no profit, no business) and I would think rational people would want them back here.

And yet, what is the ‘Rat party planning to do? Raise taxes on the “wealthy” and the mindless boobs in the parks love it with no comprehension that they are causing their own bad situation. Plus I very much doubt that many of the doofuses in the parks really want to work.

I do know that there are plenty of people in the general population who do want very badly to work and aren't able to find anything. What will solve that? Certainly not closing down MORE small businesses by taxing them out of existence and/or regulating them into bankruptcy.

37 posted on 10/17/2011 9:20:29 AM PDT by Sal (We want to run against Obama because he's the weakest boob since Carter. Even way worse.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Iscool

The problems of the USA economy and jobs situation are twofold, the move to socialism in our country and competing in global competition. When Obama and his ilk refuse to let us drill for oil and gas in the USA, it is a major problem. Labor unions are destroying manufacturing, in fact, it is union labor that is directly responsible for millions of jobs going out of the country. Also, countries like India, the PRC, Russia, Brazil, Canada are beating us at our once, successful game of capitalism. Fact is, even though you may scorn me, friend, it is the fault of our liberal, left-wing buffoons, in both major political parties that is to blame. Why do you think Herman Cain has rocketed to the top of our candidate list??? Simple, he advocates massive change in the way we do business and tax our resources, measures that IMHO would rekindle our greatness and produce millions of jobs for the American people!!! Of course, you are rightfully able to disagree. I have no problem with that!!!


38 posted on 10/17/2011 9:51:55 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: central_va
It just surprises me. He's always been a voice of, and, for, conservatism in the Congress. Hopefully all of this is incorrect and he's not been co-opted.
39 posted on 10/18/2011 8:57:38 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

In the series of never-ending Freeper love affairs with insufficiently vetted politicans, I wish to point out again the calls for Cantor-for-president threads that appeared on FR just a few years ago.

But they never learn. Not long ago there were similar calls for presidential campaigns for Chris Christie.


40 posted on 10/20/2011 6:01:14 AM PDT by OldPossum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Eric seems to go along fine and then he makes his every 2 month stupid statement.


41 posted on 10/20/2011 6:10:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: chris37
Republicans tend think of politics as a call to public service, to be suffered in lieu of private employment, and practiced with all due restraint.

Democrats tend to see politics as the fulfillment of their lives' ambitions, to be pursued with intensity and vigor, and practiced as a blood sport.

42 posted on 10/20/2011 6:11:34 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: andy58-in-nh

Republicans as in the GOP?

I don’t agree with you if that’s who you mean.

GOP is part of the problem and not part of the solution.


43 posted on 10/20/2011 7:15:47 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Cantor has had the beltway lobotomy, he’s been trending less than conservative for a while.


44 posted on 01/02/2012 11:06:18 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman--Bachmann/Santorum 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson