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Pressure Mounting For Challenge To Boehner As Speaker (Eric Cantor's name floated)
Newsmax ^ | 11 Dec 2012 11:56 | Jim Meyers

Posted on 12/12/2012 4:06:55 PM PST by drewh

Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona, another of the removed Republicans, suggested he could support House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia for speaker.

Asked point-blank if he would vote for Cantor, Schweikert offered a humorous response: “It’s bad enough being removed from your committee — I’d actually like not to be chairman of janitorial supplies if I answer that.”

According to Bloomberg, any budget deal Boehner might reach with President Obama would need Cantor’s support to insulate the speaker from rebellion in the GOP ranks, but “there is no guarantee that Cantor would stick with Boehner if a negotiated deal included higher income tax rates for top earners.”

National Journal reported, “Murmurs of some sort of challenge, or other conservative demonstration, against Boehner tied to the speaker election are percolating amid rising angst over a potential cave by Boehner on taxes in fiscal cliff talks.”

And National Review reported Monday that if fiscal cliff talks are viewed as having gone “sour” for conservatives, Rep. Tom Price could consider putting his name into consideration for the speaker post.

“Price has been mentioned as a potential 2014 primary challenger to Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and even a quixotic challenge to Boehner’s speakership might score him more points with conservatives,” National Journal disclosed.

As for the rebellious Republicans, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who was one of four members removed from his committee assignments reportedly due to his differences with the GOP party line, refused to commit to supporting Boehner and told CNN that the speaker needs to be “willing to make amends.”

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1 posted on 12/12/2012 4:07:00 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Would Cantor be any better?


2 posted on 12/12/2012 4:08:23 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ("I'm dead sober, Andy, but I expect I'll get over it." - Otis Campbell)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

Nope......Meet the new boss, same as the old boss....


3 posted on 12/12/2012 4:09:20 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: drewh

Paul Ryan - a no-brainer!


4 posted on 12/12/2012 4:09:52 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Buddy Sorrell

5 posted on 12/12/2012 4:13:03 PM PST by drewh
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To: From The Deer Stand

Cantor and Ryan are both Boehner clones.


6 posted on 12/12/2012 4:14:19 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: drewh

Bring in the Clones.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 4:15:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

“Would Cantor be any better?”

In truth, not a whole lot - but - I am so sick of the ‘crybaby’ that if this was the only deal on the table, I’d take it. And my belief is that it is NOT on the table. The Rinos have marvelous powers of self preservation. We’ll probably have to endure two more years of the ‘crybaby’.


8 posted on 12/12/2012 4:17:23 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: I cannot think of a name

agree, either would be somewhat of an improvement


9 posted on 12/12/2012 4:19:47 PM PST by classified
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To: editor-surveyor
And McCarthy was named earlier as having created the scorecard that led to the TEA Party/conservative purge.

Michelle Bachmann or Louis Gohmert...either will do.

I can Fedex the tar, the feathers, and a rail for RINO Boo Hoo Boehner.

10 posted on 12/12/2012 4:19:53 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: From The Deer Stand
anything that would make the libs head explode with anger, I am for,


11 posted on 12/12/2012 4:21:04 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Ppphhhffffffttt.

Is there some subset of people dissatisfied with Boehner who don’t realize that Cantor will not differ from him in any appreciable way at all?

Seriously. Is there?


12 posted on 12/12/2012 4:21:04 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: drewh

What gorgeous men!!!


13 posted on 12/12/2012 4:21:25 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: editor-surveyor

Agreed!


14 posted on 12/12/2012 4:23:06 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: drewh

Trey Gowdy would be awesome.


15 posted on 12/12/2012 4:25:56 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Buddy Sorrell

NO! Cantor is NOT an improvement!

Not sure WHO would be, given the number stepping up to the mike, suggesting we cave?

Ya know, the Speaker doesn’t have to be a sitting Congresscritter.

We could draft Newt, and at least he’d punch some folks in the mouth!
How would you like to see Newt explaining to Barack, what will and won’t happen?!?!?


16 posted on 12/12/2012 4:26:15 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: drewh

Boehner’s replacement needs to be conservative. The conservatives left in the republican party should agree on someone, and then inform Boehner who the vote is for. If Boehner doesn’t get the rest of the party on board - no deal on Speaker.

Conservatives need to stand firm, be organized, and drive positive change.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 4:29:11 PM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: drewh
Matters not.

We are witnessing the end of the Republican Party, and it is a couple of decades late in my opinion.

I've held my nose and voted against Democrats for a very long time now, and I'm done.

18 posted on 12/12/2012 4:29:20 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Buddy Sorrell
Would Cantor be any better?

Nope.

19 posted on 12/12/2012 4:30:38 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Toespi

“Trey Gowdy would be awesome.”

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!


20 posted on 12/12/2012 4:35:13 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Buddy Sorrell

” Would Cantor be any better?”

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At this point, I wouldn’t trust any Republican congressperson to represent us and our conservative values any better. The party is infested with liberal traitors. Real conservatives are not welcome.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 4:35:22 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: drewh

Cantor? Hell no!


22 posted on 12/12/2012 4:37:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: vette6387; Toespi

>> Trey Gowdy would be awesome.

Whoever it is, if he can’t be bought, he’ll need a stellar record. Remember what happened to the Hammer.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 4:40:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: drewh

Cantor is just another DC troll who wants to be seen playing golf with the pResident, and maybe wander into the bushes with him on the back nine where they can have some privacy.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 4:42:20 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: drewh

While I would love to see it, I ain’t holding my breathe. I’m also not convinced Cantor would be any better.

Pity Allen West isn’t in there stirring this up.


25 posted on 12/12/2012 4:43:32 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Buddy Sorrell

No. Just another yawn. He’s the same crock of milquetoast. Won’t make a bit of difference to the base.


26 posted on 12/12/2012 4:57:53 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: elkfersupper

You sound like me. I agree with ya.


27 posted on 12/12/2012 5:10:44 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo
Pity Allen West isn’t in there stirring this up.

He should run for speaker.

28 posted on 12/12/2012 5:23:18 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: elkfersupper

Ronald Reagan killed the Republican Party when he made George H.W. Bush his running mate in 1980. Or perhaps when he didn’t replace George H.W. Bush in 1984 with a true conservative. Bush was a RINO globalist who stopped the conservative revolution begun by Reagan in its tracks and returned to business as usual. The Bushes, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney as well as John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Eric Cantor are all part of the Washington insider GOP which stands for nothing. When you stand for nothing you have nothing to fight for.


29 posted on 12/12/2012 5:28:25 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: Gene Eric

Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Congressman........a smart TRUE conservative and proud of it.


30 posted on 12/12/2012 5:28:50 PM PST by Toespi
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To: elkfersupper

Exactly.

The next vote for Speaker of the House will actually be a vote for Republican Pallbearer.

90% of present day Repubicans are moderate Demorats.

The hell with all of ‘em.

Ecch


31 posted on 12/12/2012 5:33:06 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: drewh

Get rid of the orange-colored GOP-e RINO!!!

Since “Speaker of the House” CAN be filled by anyone, and is NOT ascension-by-right, as Boehner occupied it, why not LtCol West?


32 posted on 12/12/2012 5:43:34 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: drewh

Bawlin’ Boehner is typical of every Republican that has risen to a “leadership” position. Every single one of them sucks swampwater and could as easily be replaced by a cardboard cutout and no one would be any wiser!!

I do have to admit that Bawlin’ Boehner is an especially gifted Republican sellout, in the same category of Republican sellouts as Juan McVain!!

Frankly, I seriously doubt that there is a single GOP-E capable of actually representing conservatives. I’ve long since stopped listening to the words and replaced it with observing the actions and studying their history. All-in-all, it paints a very disappointing picture . . . . . . . but NOT of conservatism . . . . . . . . just losers!


33 posted on 12/12/2012 5:47:54 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: drewh

Certainly Boehner must go, but so should Cantor and McCarthy.

Cantor is as weak-kneed as is Boehner.

Change I can believe in: Gohmert, Amash, Sweikert, Jordan, or a similar strong-willed conservative that will stand up to Pelosi/Reid/Obummer.


34 posted on 12/12/2012 6:07:26 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: DustyMoment

Cantor’s just another RINO suck-up.


35 posted on 12/12/2012 6:09:05 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: drewh

I want the most conservative SOB to become speaker and grab the Democrats by their one ball and shove some Saulinsky tactics down their collective libtard throats, that is the only kind of negotiating Democrats under stand anymore, they are no longer Americans, they hate this nation and Christians, they have declared war on morality and God, they are COMMUNISTS!


36 posted on 12/12/2012 6:41:25 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: drewh

Eric Cantor is part of the problem! No, to Eric Cantor for Speaker of the House!


37 posted on 12/12/2012 6:42:03 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Toespi

Seems like a good guy.


38 posted on 12/12/2012 6:57:22 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: I cannot think of a name
In truth, not a whole lot

No, but kicking Boehner to the curb - pour encourager les autres - would have some value by itself.

39 posted on 12/12/2012 7:01:58 PM PST by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: elkfersupper
I've held my nose and voted against Democrats for a very long time now, and I'm done.

You got dat right, elk.

40 posted on 12/12/2012 7:28:33 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: cashless
Michelle Bachmann or Louis Gohmert...either will do.

I'll support either of those two, but not Cantor! Cantor cannot articulate conservative values or positions. He is just not a conservative.

41 posted on 12/12/2012 7:45:53 PM PST by StopGlobalWhining (Buy a US Govt Railpass to visit Obamavilles in all 57 states on the Intercontinental Railroad)
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To: editor-surveyor

And McCarthy is his hitman.


42 posted on 12/12/2012 8:35:05 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: G Larry
"We could draft Newt, and at least he’d punch some folks in the mouth! How would you like to see Newt explaining to Barack, what will and won’t happen?!?!?"

Wouldn't that be a real smack down on Obama!

43 posted on 12/12/2012 9:09:02 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

lol


44 posted on 12/12/2012 9:19:30 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: editor-surveyor

So is Kevin McCarthy.


45 posted on 12/12/2012 11:10:16 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Broil 'em now!!!)
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To: Buddy Sorrell

No


46 posted on 12/13/2012 4:00:38 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Triple

Gohmert. If not how about a freshmen like Kristi Noem. While not totally right handed she is better than most and seems to be a rebel of sorts.


47 posted on 12/13/2012 11:31:42 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Terry L Smith

someone nominated Newt for potential Speaker the other day...


48 posted on 12/13/2012 3:59:23 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

The fact that these three are on the cover of the Weekly Standard, immediately disqualifies all three of them.


49 posted on 12/16/2012 1:30:52 AM PST by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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