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Eric Cantor Makes First Move to Unseat Boehner in 'Fiscal Cliff' Kabuki Theater
Breitbart ^ | 1/1/2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 01/02/2013 11:47:53 AM PST by Lazamataz

On Tuesday afternoon Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) publicly announced his opposition to the "fiscal cliff" deal that the Senate passed on Monday by a 89 to 8 vote. It's unclear if Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was informed by his second in command of his plans prior to Tuesday's dramatic public announcement. Opposition to the Senate deal negotiated so publicly by Vice President Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be growing by the minute among House Republicans as its details have been made public.

An analysis of the Senate "fiscal cliff" bill completed by the Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday revealed that rather than cut spending, the deal will add $4 trillion to the deficit over the next ten years.

Matthew Boyle reported at Breitbart that it includes $41 in tax increases for every $1 in spending cuts. The Senate deal looks more like an exercise in the traditional Washington practice of doling out pork rather than imposing austerity on a bloated federal budget. Numerous special interest groups have secured additional subsidies and tax credits in the Senate bill, including Hollywood, NASCAR, and the wind industry.

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Don't trust Cantor either, but he's 10% better than Boehner. At least he doesn't cry.

And Kabuki Theater is darned right, that what this all is.

1 posted on 01/02/2013 11:47:56 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

He’s probably a bit better than Boehner, probably fewer tears too


2 posted on 01/02/2013 11:49:05 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

At least Cantor and McCarthy voted against it.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 11:51:24 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Lazamataz

LOL. I don’t want any popcorn.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 11:53:00 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Are they up for re-election soon?


5 posted on 01/02/2013 11:53:00 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Lazamataz

Not much difference IMHO. Why can’t we have a conservative Speaker of the House? I know that it is a shocking concept; but it is one that should be considered.

Of course, it won’t be, but it can’t hurt to ask.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 11:53:28 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: dragonblustar
I certainly hope that was a sarcastic comment and not a serious question.

Otherwise...get thee to a civics class and don't vote again until you do...

7 posted on 01/02/2013 11:56:09 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

So did Hensarling and Price.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Lazamataz

as its details have been made public.
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Another one they had to pass to find out what is in it?


9 posted on 01/02/2013 11:56:35 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Lazamataz

“And Kabuki Theater is darned right”

Oh, I don’t know. Kinda seems like a Punch and Judy show to me!


10 posted on 01/02/2013 11:58:38 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t TRUST any of those that are in the leadership! They must ALL be replaced but especially Boehner. I can hardly believe how inept he is! He has DONE nothing to help this country. I do NOT want to hear that it was the BEST they could get. Am SICK SICK SICK of it!! Both my Rep Tom Marino PA-10 and Toomey voted for this debacle. Just disgusting!


11 posted on 01/02/2013 12:01:09 PM PST by Cricket24 (Sick of spineless Republicans!)
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To: Lazamataz
you'll want to look up NOH THEATER ~ Congressional power climbing is much more like NOH than the later KABUKI ~ many misidentify the one for the other because of the similarity of the colorful period costuming.

In NOH, at the end, there's only one!

12 posted on 01/02/2013 12:01:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: dragonblustar
"Are they up for re-election soon?"

It's the House - they're ALL up for re-election soon.

13 posted on 01/02/2013 12:03:24 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Lazamataz
Cantor is doing this just to make sure there isn't any real conservative opposition to Cry'in John.
GOP-E are masters at this.
14 posted on 01/02/2013 12:03:50 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Venturer
as its details have been made public......Another one they had to pass to find out what is in it?

I never thought that it would have to be specified that a bill must be available to a legislator before a vote up or down.

I suppose the Constitution probably needed to include that, and also, maybe that the bill NOT be encrypted and unable to be viewed without a unencryption key.

It's amazing how far the ruling Elite globalist cabal is willing to go, no?

15 posted on 01/02/2013 12:04:53 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Lazamataz

Wanna see a Republican fight like a wounded grizzly bear?

Watch him go after another Republican who challenges him from the Right.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 12:05:21 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Lazamataz

Check this out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Paxon

Specifially THIS Paragraph:
“Leadership challengeIn the summer of 1997 several House Republicans, who saw Newt Gingrich’s public image as a liability, attempted to replace him as Speaker. The challenge began July 9 with a meeting between Republican conference chairman John Boehner of Ohio and Republican leadership chairman Paxon. According to their plan, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Boehner and Paxon were to present Gingrich with an ultimatum: resign, or be voted out. However, Armey balked at the proposal to make Paxon the new Speaker, and told his chief of staff to warn Gingrich about the coup.[1][2]

On July 11, Gingrich met with senior Republican leadership to assess the situation. He explained that under no circumstance would he step down. If he was voted out, there would be a new election for Speaker, which would allow for the possibility that Democrats—along with dissenting Republicans—would vote in Dick Gephardt as Speaker. On July 16, Paxon offered to resign his post, feeling that he had not handled the situation correctly, as the only member of the leadership who had been appointed to his position—by Gingrich—instead of elected.[3]”.
Boner DESERVES EVERYTHING that hs is getting today! Hi IS a POS!


17 posted on 01/02/2013 12:06:48 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Lazamataz

Cantor has been playing on the RINO side for several years. Someone has him playing this part.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 12:08:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: txnativegop

You are welcome to share my tagline.


19 posted on 01/02/2013 12:08:26 PM PST by matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Numerous special interest groups have secured additional subsidies and tax credits in the Senate bill, including Hollywood, NASCAR, and the wind industry.”


While I find any unrelated additions to bills the core source of our spending problem I find it very disconcerting that NASCAR has fallen into the trap.

At one time they, with very few exceptions, stood on their own with tickets and sponsors paying the freight.

As much as I love racing, I see no reason other taxpayers should have to subsidize my passion any more than I do not want to support the various “professional” sport teams with my tax dollars. If some tattoo’d to the max parolee bouncing or hitting a ball can get $100 million a year that is fine with me as long as I don’t have to pay for their playhouse.


20 posted on 01/02/2013 12:09:12 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: The Cajun
Cantor is doing this just to make sure there isn't any real conservative opposition to Cry'in John. GOP-E are masters at this.

Makes sense. Occams Razor and all.

21 posted on 01/02/2013 12:09:29 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Steely Tom
Wanna see a Republican fight like a wounded grizzly bear? Watch him go after another Republican who challenges him from the Right.

Mitt Romney was a POWERFUL campaigner, until he cinched the nomination. Suddenly, all magick seemed to leave him.

22 posted on 01/02/2013 12:10:44 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: txnativegop

Cause the “ leaders” of the republican party do not want a conservative leadership.
They all are making great money and do not care to rock the gravey boat.


23 posted on 01/02/2013 12:16:09 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: dragonblustar

“Are they up for re-election soon?”

LOL... This isn’t the Senate.


24 posted on 01/02/2013 12:16:09 PM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Lazamataz
Makes sense. Occams Razor and all.

The rules of the game ain't hard to figure out after a while, heads they win, tails we lose.

25 posted on 01/02/2013 12:17:03 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Yes, but they probably had their own reasons for that


26 posted on 01/02/2013 12:18:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lazamataz
Don't trust Cantor either, but he's 10% better than Boehner. At least he doesn't cry.

And I don't think Cantor is an alcoholic, either.

27 posted on 01/02/2013 12:19:28 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: Wurlitzer
Organizational Sclerosis

When so many special interests recieve so many benefits that the standard of living is lowered for all.

28 posted on 01/02/2013 12:20:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lazamataz

cantor, boehner, mcarthy, upton, etc. just peas in the same pod.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 12:23:47 PM PST by dadfly
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To: Venturer
Another one they had to pass to find out what is in it?

Keep in mind that any single senator could have objected when unanymous consent was asked to skip the reading of the bill before the vote was taken. What that means is that there isn't a single senator with any balls. ANY senator who allegedly opposed this crap, could have ground the rush to pass down to a halt so they could at least know what it was they were voting on.

The fact that no senator did, means they all wanted it to pass, and any votes in opposition were "free" votes that were meaningless in the real world.

30 posted on 01/02/2013 12:25:13 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: US Navy Vet

There are details you and Wiki are missing....

Newt resigned due to blackmail about his afair, with his now, current wife.


31 posted on 01/02/2013 12:29:28 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: zeugma
The fact that no senator did, means they all wanted it to pass, and any votes in opposition were "free" votes that were meaningless in the real world.

Hopefully 80% of the FReepers understand this. They are all owned by the elites & not following the group you will be ousted the next election.

32 posted on 01/02/2013 12:55:46 PM PST by Digger
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To: Lazamataz

Great, another RINO.


33 posted on 01/02/2013 12:56:04 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Lazamataz

Anything coming out of D.C. is meaningless at this point. The whole place and process has been reduced to a farce and King Ogumbo rules completely unrestrained.


34 posted on 01/02/2013 1:02:52 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: US Navy Vet

They have two days to “Draft” Alan West. He is a former Congressman, it is not necessary for the Speaker to be an elected Congressman, and he is the ONLY one I trust.


35 posted on 01/02/2013 1:03:08 PM PST by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: Lazamataz

36 posted on 01/02/2013 1:03:27 PM PST by Clock King
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To: Lazamataz

No thanks, Laz. Cantor carries the stench of Republican ‘leadership’.

At this point the only thing that will preserve my bond with the Republican Party is a Tea Party Speaker. I’m already off the reservation on candidates — it’s either conservatives or write-in from this point on.

Either the base wins, or else.


37 posted on 01/02/2013 1:05:19 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazamataz

Here is who we desperately need.....Trey Gowdy, love him!

QUOTE
Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina (R) — about the fiscal cliff bill (quote found in NYT) -

“I have read the bill and can’t find the spending cuts — even with an electron magnifying glass.... it’s part medicinal, part placebo, and part treating the symptoms but not the underlying pathology.”


38 posted on 01/02/2013 1:05:19 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Lazamataz

- and the lemmings keep running toward and over the cliff.......

step aside and don’t get caught up in the rush. Let them pass.

When that has finished, and there are no more lemmings, we can pick up and practice human decency once more and in the process - re-institute the Constitution, the Bill Of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.


39 posted on 01/02/2013 1:07:06 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: Frank Sheed

Don’t bother to dream. It only screws up your emotions. West was done in by his own party, the GOP. You think they’ll do a 180 and bring him back in a position of real power now?


40 posted on 01/02/2013 1:08:58 PM PST by Clock King
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To: Digger
Hopefully 80% of the FReepers understand this. They are all owned by the elites & not following the group you will be ousted the next election.

You'd think so, but sadly, there are a lot of freepers who will vote for anyone with an (R) by his name. I'm no longer playing their games.

41 posted on 01/02/2013 1:31:59 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Frank Sheed

I would have no problem with West but he’s not the only one I trust, I like Matthew Fuller’s tag line.

“matthew fuller (Newt, Palin, West, Ryan, Gohmert, Gowdy, Poe, Issa, or McCaul for next House Speaker.)”


42 posted on 01/02/2013 1:34:37 PM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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