Skip to comments.Pressure Mounting For Challenge To Boehner As Speaker (Eric Cantor's name floated)
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: Its bad enough being removed from your committee Id 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 Cantors 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 Boehners 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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Would Cantor be any better?
Nope......Meet the new boss, same as the old boss....
Paul Ryan - a no-brainer!
Cantor and Ryan are both Boehner clones.
Bring in the Clones.
“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’.
agree, either would be somewhat of an improvement
Michelle Bachmann or Louis Gohmert...either will do.
I can Fedex the tar, the feathers, and a rail for RINO Boo Hoo Boehner.
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?
What gorgeous men!!!
Trey Gowdy would be awesome.
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?!?!?
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.
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.
“Trey Gowdy would be awesome.”
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!
” Would Cantor be any better?”
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.
Cantor? Hell no!
>> 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.
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.
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.
No. Just another yawn. He’s the same crock of milquetoast. Won’t make a bit of difference to the base.
You sound like me. I agree with ya.
He should run for speaker.
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.
Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Congressman........a smart TRUE conservative and proud of it.
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.
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?
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!
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.
Cantor’s just another RINO suck-up.
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!
Eric Cantor is part of the problem! No, to Eric Cantor for Speaker of the House!
Seems like a good guy.
No, but kicking Boehner to the curb - pour encourager les autres - would have some value by itself.
You got dat right, elk.
I'll support either of those two, but not Cantor! Cantor cannot articulate conservative values or positions. He is just not a conservative.
And McCarthy is his hitman.
Wouldn't that be a real smack down on Obama!
So is Kevin McCarthy.
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.
someone nominated Newt for potential Speaker the other day...
The fact that these three are on the cover of the Weekly Standard, immediately disqualifies all three of them.