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Cantor ‘stands with Boehner,’ spokesman says (GOP surrender to Obama is back on track...)
Washington Post ^ | 1/1/13 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 01/01/2013 4:52:48 PM PST by jimbo123

A spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) pushed back Tuesday afternoon against the suggestion that by coming out against the “fiscal cliff” deal passed by the Senate, the congressman was undercutting House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

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1 posted on 01/01/2013 4:52:55 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I feel like living in the twilight zone.... two contradicting statements, one right after another.


2 posted on 01/01/2013 4:55:45 PM PST by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: jimbo123

Maybe the “Good Ole Boys Club” is in both houses of Congress and not just the Senate.

Either way the American Public is thrown under the bus time and time again.


3 posted on 01/01/2013 4:58:09 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: jimbo123

I guess this means Cantor won’t be getting many votes for speaker.
His knee-jerk statements do not show strength.


4 posted on 01/01/2013 4:58:45 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: jimbo123

United in complete capitulation


5 posted on 01/01/2013 4:59:19 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: All





6 posted on 01/01/2013 5:01:01 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

You should have read the article before making your misleading addition to the headline LOL!

Though history may yet show you’re right nothing in this article supports you.


7 posted on 01/01/2013 5:03:36 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: jimbo123

Replacing the Weeper with Cantor achieves nothing.

There needs to be a clean sweep of Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and every committee chairman that will not advance conservatism.


8 posted on 01/01/2013 5:11:33 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: tennmountainman

I doubt Cantor is much better than Boehner. We need to clean out both the House and the Senate, if our Country makes it to the next election!


9 posted on 01/01/2013 5:15:01 PM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: SharpRightTurn

“There needs to be a clean sweep of Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and every committee chairman that will not advance conservatism.”

The way the leadership operates is essentially taxation without representation. Them is fighting words. Remove all the retards and start over so that they know where there bread is buttered. Repeal the 17th.


10 posted on 01/01/2013 5:15:32 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123

A few hours ago Cantor was a NO vote..now he’s a YES vote..did Obama find photos of him in a speedo or something


11 posted on 01/01/2013 5:15:57 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: mrsmith; jimbo123

First and foremost, people (self claiming conservatives) should stop treating the bill passage as if it were a “tax increase” bill that the GOP is capitulating on. It is not. Very simply, Obama won the election, held Bush tax cuts for everyone hostage, and sat back and relaxed. So, what is the GOP supposed to do? Let everyone’s taxes raise. Or, cut a sh*tt* deal to protect as many tax payers as possible. They chose the latter.

Debt ceiling is not increased. That is the next fight. If the GOP does not get anything in that deal, then we should fire them and all. That is the fight to watch and put pressure on because there is no hostage in Obama’s hands.


12 posted on 01/01/2013 5:15:57 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

of course there is. Obama and the media will always come up with some new “hostage”. There was no tax deadline on the debt ceiling in 2011 and the GOP folded. The dems will go on and on about the threat of default and a recession and benefits being stopped and Boehner and McConnell will go running to Obama and Biden just as they did this time.

Do you honestly believe the GOP will get anything out of the nest debt ceiling deal? If so give me even one piece of evidence to support it?


13 posted on 01/01/2013 5:20:39 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: jimbo123

to hell with all of the “leadership.” let em rot in hell with the socialists.


14 posted on 01/01/2013 5:22:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jeltz25

Patience my friend. Obama is President. His “tax the rich” is off the table now. What does he have left? Tax the rich more? Do you think the public will put up with that sh8t for long? Debt ceiling fight is one chance. Next year budget is another chance. Build up to 2014 is the key here. Economy not growing, Obamacare hurting, Tax the rich wearing thin....all these will add up to more political power for our side. That is what will help craft outcomes to our favor.


15 posted on 01/01/2013 5:26:40 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: jeltz25

plus nobody stands up for our side when obama says it’s republican’s fault leaving this to the last minute when he deliberately went to hawaii and blew the final days he could have been working on some deal to avert this at the last second?!? he wanted this to happen eactly like it did and the pubbies gave it all to him. they bent over and spread the cheks for him and even put the lube on.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 5:27:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: K-oneTexas; All
from another thread:
If Boehner / McConnell had any balls..
I think, that issue(s) had been settled long ago
..our.. the Congressional GOP/Establishment has none.
The (old) GOP needs desperately to Re-brand itself.
..Like; "Throw all the Establishment Bums OUT!"

(along with their RINO (high $$$$ / useless consultants, too.)

banish them to the ranks..no leadership positions.

17 posted on 01/01/2013 5:29:40 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: indianrightwinger

Nevermind losing on the tax increase-or however you want it phrased.

It’s also a loss on spending cuts, without ever going to battle.

Come the debt fight what legs will we stand on after running away from spending cuts and opposition to taxes?


18 posted on 01/01/2013 5:30:51 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: jimbo123

Not a surprise. He does this every time. First he says, “I’m more conservative than Boner.” Then he folds.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 5:35:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: indianrightwinger
"Obama won the election.... cut a sh*tt* deal to protect as many tax payers as possible.

Nail ==> Head
20 posted on 01/01/2013 5:42:08 PM PST by indthkr
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To: indianrightwinger
I mostly agree with you on taxes. Problem is, the Republicans are still negotiating using short term tactics. The AMT is a good example - why they keep bailing out the Democrats from the political consequences of that policy is beyond me. Once they stop patching it, a critical mass of taxpayers will be caught up in the AMT that it will become a de facto flat tax of 28%, from which to make future cuts in tax rates. Enough divide and conquer. Also, most people that would be affected by the AMT are upper-middle class voters in high-tax blue states. Why should everybody else subsidize their choice of state government?

These constant patches to Medicare are another problem. What the "doc fix" deals do is basically overturn previous attempts at deficit reduction by reducing payments to health care providers. So when in the next so-called "grand bargain", we should be forewarned that future Medicare savings through such gimmicks will never be realized, because all the politicians know that a lot of doctors will drop out of the system.

There needs to be real concessions on entitlements now in exchange for delaying the sequesters - chained CPI would be the least they can do.

21 posted on 01/01/2013 5:54:26 PM PST by Cu Roi
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To: VAFreedom

Why?
Cantor got what he wanted.
Boehner agreed to a two step approach.
First? They find out where the Republican Conference is


22 posted on 01/01/2013 6:05:30 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: SharpRightTurn
There needs to be a clean sweep of Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and every committee chairman that will not advance conservatism.

Yap, let us clean out ALL the republicans. Unfortunately the problem is we will end up with all democrap replacements.

If we keep nominating candidates such as the following stalwarts, we might get there sooner than later...

Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donell, George Allen, Joe Miller, Ken Buck, Doug Hoffman, etc. etc. etc. Every one was replaced by a democrap.

23 posted on 01/01/2013 6:06:21 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: A Strict Constructionist; All
Repeal the 17th...Why stop there?
repeal the 13th, too..& propose / institute a 15% flat tax; NOW!...
eliminate the IRS / rein-in BATF / EPA / DoEd / DoE / DoC / DoA / HoS / H&HS, National Postal Service;
make the Marxists B@$t@rd$ defend every Dept. / Agency

push the 10th Amendment / the Original Bill of Rights to its logical limits.
finally; introduce National Term limits, Familial Nepotism Rule &
eliminate any Congressional Retirement benefits.
Streamline the federal government; many of these departments/agencies have similar state-side departments.

24 posted on 01/01/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: A Strict Constructionist; All
forgot to add..."I'm tired of playing defense; Let's GO on Offense."
WE CONTROL THE PURSE STRINGS; MAKE HIM PLAY DEFENSE!
REMIND HIM...WE ALSO WON RE-ELECTION!

25 posted on 01/01/2013 6:14:36 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: jimbo123

The 2014 Tax Revolt begins now...


26 posted on 01/01/2013 6:39:12 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jimbo123

cantor is a political whore and a founding member of the progressive elite.

LLS


27 posted on 01/01/2013 6:48:54 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: jimbo123

The end of this Kabuki Dance is near. They all are playing their parts. (others will be coming)

After plan B died I had no doubt that it would end this way and I said so.

At midnight last night anything they passed was most certainly a tax cut lowering current tax rates. Time to move on from this ‘make believe’ game.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 6:50:47 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems go for results, meaning winning. Rs go for symbolism and whining about losing.)
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To: indianrightwinger
BS... the gop/e should have studied what the dim party did during Bush's piss poor presidency and copied their successful destruction of both Bush and the gop. They did nothing... but Kabuki Theater.

LLS

29 posted on 01/01/2013 6:51:45 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: indianrightwinger

This deal protects younger Americans with jobs and screws older Americans who have been saving their entire lives for retirement and have large accumulated and unrealized capital gains. A whole lifetime of financial planning...pfft!! Many people are going to lose a couple hundred thou with the Obamacare tax on cap gains and the tax “deal” increase of cap gains rate by 5 points.

This “deal” does not hit everybody equally. It disproportionately hits frugal seniors who don’t have pensions, who saved for their future, and are depending on their cap gains. But if you were smart enough to work for a government and have a cushy pension, you won’t be affected.

The moral of the story? If you try to be independent, count on the government to change the rules when you are down to the 5 yard line after a life-long drive downfield.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 7:22:43 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: indianrightwinger

You say Obama won, but he’s not the only one. I don’t see Democrats running the house. Why does he get to hold anything hostage? Why doesn’t anyone pressure him to cave? Oh yeah, because everything’s always Republicans’ fault. Obama could sleep his way to victory. Also, I don’t think Republicans get it, even though we pretend they are the conservative party because they are only two parties and it’s definitely not the other one.

I say force Obama to cave or call his bluff and go off the “cliff,” even if it is a tax hike, which it is. There is absolutely no reason to compromise. At least sequestration actually cuts something, though probably not as much as advertised. The resulting taxes you can blame on Obama, plus the stupid Bush the Younger Congress that couldn’t pass a bill that didn’t sunset, as well as the idiots who passed sequestration in the first place. It was so obviously a giant trap for the Stupid Party to stumble into.


31 posted on 01/01/2013 7:47:12 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: indthkr

BS. Obama did win, but that’s beside the point. Democrats didn’t win the house, which is why we’re having this conversation. There may be a reason for Pubs to cave, but Obama winning isn’t one of them.


32 posted on 01/01/2013 7:50:55 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane
"but Obama winning isn’t one of them."

Not specifically. Obama's re-election is really a second order effect of 53% of the USA population being complete morons - so if you really want to nit-pick, I'll agree with you.

The republican vote allowed the economy to survive another week - there will be other "conversations", including the Debt Ceiling vote, to dig in.
33 posted on 01/01/2013 8:55:23 PM PST by indthkr
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To: jimbo123

Cantor voted NO..so this Washington Compost piece is designed to keep the lily livered weak kneed crybaby Boehner as the Speaker. The Dems have a fear of Cantor, so the story goes. Breitbart is reporting now that that there are enough Republicans in the House who want to unseat Boehner Thursday - IF they can find someone to coalesce around.


34 posted on 01/01/2013 8:58:31 PM PST by antonico
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To: antonico; All

” - - - Republicans in the House who want to unseat Boehner Thursday - IF they can find someone to coalesce around.”

(Tx, R) Jeb Hensarling would do a great job as Speaker.


35 posted on 01/01/2013 9:04:17 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: mrsmith

The big mistake was made 10 years ago when the Republicans settled for a “sunset” provision on the Bush tax cuts. Frankly, I think it’s a minor miracle that NOW most of those tax cuts are permanent. The highest 2% of earners’ taxes are simply back up to where they were 10 years ago. I don’t like it, but here we are.

The thing is, there are a lot of very pissed off Republicans right now, and revenge is a dish best served cold. I have a feeling the debt ceiling debate will be quite raucous, to say the least. Additionally, although the tax rates for most American taxpayers are now “permanent”, the automatic sequestration cuts are still scheduled to happen - - they were merely put off for two months. It is entirely possible that the Republicans will let them happen.

If that comes to pass, then the end result of everything will be that the Bush tax cuts are permanent for all but the top 2% of earners, but the massive spending cuts will still take place. The African communist couldn’t possibly be happy with that outcome.

I really look forward to the sneer getting smacked off that scumbag Ubanga’s face.


36 posted on 01/01/2013 9:13:12 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: entropy12

SRT: “There needs to be a clean sweep of Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and every committee chairman that will not advance conservatism.”

entrophy12: “Yap, let us clean out ALL the republicans. Unfortunately the problem is we will end up with all democrap replacements.

“If we keep nominating candidates such as the following stalwarts, we might get there sooner than later...

“Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donell, George Allen, Joe Miller, Ken Buck, Doug Hoffman, etc. etc. etc. Every one was replaced by a democrap.”

I don’t believe my post advocated cleaning out ALL the Republicans, though that is an interesting thought. I advocated sending the Weeper, Cantor, and McCarthy to the back benches.

To the list of nominees that you don’t care for, let me respond by stating that I don’t believe the following Republican nominees, stalwart squishes all and not generally accused of being right wing bomb throwers, didn’t seem to fare too well:

Mitt Romney, Linda McMahon, Connie Mack, Linda Lingle, Scott Brown, Heather Wilson, Tommy Thompson, Carly Fiorina, Chris Shays, etc., etc., etc.

But if you think the Republicans voting in favor of the Obummer/McConnell “fiscal cliff” deal helped to put our financial house in order by doing so, far be it from me to try to disabuse you of that notion.


37 posted on 01/02/2013 6:24:05 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: indianrightwinger

I agree that the debt ceiling is the real battle.
The part I did like about the cliff is that everbody
got hit, but at the expense of the economy.

If get no massive spending cuts, there should be
no rise in debt ceiling. Period.

-or else shut down the federal goverment
that is our real power


38 posted on 01/02/2013 6:31:41 AM PST by paythefiddler (redefeat communism)
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To: indianrightwinger

I agree that the debt ceiling is the real battle.
The part I did like about the cliff is that everbody
got hit, but at the expense of the economy.

If get no massive spending cuts, there should be
no rise in debt ceiling. Period.

-or else shut down the federal goverment
that is our real power


39 posted on 01/02/2013 6:31:41 AM PST by paythefiddler (redefeat communism)
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To: SharpRightTurn

You will not find a single post from me where I have advocated stalwart squishes RINO’s as my preferred candidates. So, please do not post as my agenda which is NOT mine.

My most important criteria for any candidate is, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES he/she can defeat their democrap opponent. If that meme fails, I can not support that candidate regardless of how pure they are. If the candidate gives me feeling of a election win, next question I ask is how conservative is their agenda. Only if affirmative then they have a chance of getting my support.

Based on my criteria, I do not like Jindal for 2016. I do not think he can win. I do not like Palin for the same reason. And I love both of above two because they are splendidly intelligent and much better than any RINO out there.

I am favoring Rubio, Walker or Mcdonnell in 2016 unless something negative pops up before the nomination. They have proved to me they are winners.

Finally, I have never failed to vote for any repub over a democrap even if I have to to drink two double scotches before pulling the lever, with one exception,,,I favored JFK over Nixon because JFK gave us the first tax cut during my lifetime and that helped me find a job just coming out of college.


40 posted on 01/02/2013 8:48:51 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: indthkr

It isn’t nitpicking, though. A majirity was on Obama’s side in tge presidential race, but he was not the only one on the ballot. Democrats didn’t win the house. Elections have consequences, as they are fond of telling us, and the consequence of Republicans retaining the lower legislative body is Democrats don’t get to do whatever they want like ‘08-’10.


41 posted on 01/02/2013 9:02:26 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: indianrightwinger
What does he have left?

The same thing he's always had, the leftist media lying, shilling, and making up straw men (and dogs) for him to beat up on. They'll find a way in the next round as well.

42 posted on 01/02/2013 9:08:58 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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