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Ryan clears path for Cantor Speakership
The Hill.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | Molly K. Hooper

Posted on 01/25/2014 5:19:58 PM PST by NCDragon

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has cleared the way for Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to succeed John Boehner as the next Speaker.

Ryan this week said he's not interested in becoming Speaker, preferring to head the influential Ways and Means Committee in 2015. Boehner has repeatedly said he's not retiring at the end of this Congress, but that hasn't tamped down speculation that the Ohio Republican is considering retirement.

The Hill recently surveyed dozens of Republicans in the House and the consensus was that the only lawmaker who could defeat Cantor is Ryan.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; ericcantor; ohio; paulryan; randsconcerntrolls; rino; wisconsin
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1 posted on 01/25/2014 5:19:58 PM PST by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon

GOPe PLEASE GO HOME.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 5:21:04 PM PST by struggle
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To: NCDragon

I dislike them both. I have very little reason to ever vote for a Republican again.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 5:21:17 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: NCDragon

Cantor? Hell no!


4 posted on 01/25/2014 5:21:37 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: NCDragon

John B. may take this as a hint that he is no longer be wanted as speaker...?


5 posted on 01/25/2014 5:22:11 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: NCDragon

When ‘Boner’ trashed the Tea Party a while back, I figured that he wasn’t running again.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 5:22:13 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: NCDragon

No. He’d be as bad as Bohner. How about... STEVE KING!!


7 posted on 01/25/2014 5:22:50 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: NCDragon
Progressives of a feather...
8 posted on 01/25/2014 5:22:58 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: NCDragon

Every day that Boehner retains a position of party leadership and House leadership is another mark against Republicans.

The best the Uniparty offers are mental cases: Boehner and Pelosi.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 5:24:32 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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10 posted on 01/25/2014 5:29:27 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: struggle

Alan West for speaker.


11 posted on 01/25/2014 5:32:20 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: onyx

For starters.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 5:33:50 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: NCDragon
What makes Ryan thinks he's going to get re-elected? I'm originally from his district, and have friends there and they are pissed. Even if he doesn't get a primary challenger, conservatives are going to stay home.

Ryan has completely gone Beltway.

13 posted on 01/25/2014 5:33:54 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Ray76

Right.


14 posted on 01/25/2014 5:34:43 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NCDragon

LOL

Cantor trying to pretend he is the “conservative” option to Boehner


15 posted on 01/25/2014 5:35:11 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: NCDragon

I’not a fan.

To: JohnHuang2
At some point, a crucial point, Eric Cantor, will be recognized, as a Romney type sleazeball.
4 posted on 6/25/2011 3:41:07 AM by ansel12


16 posted on 01/25/2014 5:35:55 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: NCDragon

Wow, this one dates earlier.

To: 4rcane
He flat out dumped on her, Cantor just declared war with conservatives.
6 posted on 12/13/2009 8:07:12 PM by ansel12


17 posted on 01/25/2014 5:37:20 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Ray76
The GOPe may have a lot of hubris in thinking they will win the House. People may not like Mr. Obama, and the Liberals will only trash him a bit as long as he keeps the Liberal faith and helps unite the Democrat Party.
The Republicans have thrown out much of their base and shown that the Republican Party has no principles other than greed, ambition, and corruption.
If Mz. Clinton is nominated, the information from the 900 FBI files and the NSA spying will come into play, and I would expect here to win handily and bring in a Democrat House.
TWB
18 posted on 01/25/2014 5:37:34 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: NCDragon

Cantor is a big Wall Street and Chamber of Amnesty guy. He is bad, bad news for the middle class taxpayer.


19 posted on 01/25/2014 5:38:14 PM PST by lodi90
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To: NCDragon

Here is Cantor from 2010.

To: SeekAndFind
I don’t trust Eric Cantor one bit.

“July 20, 2010
Cantor won’t join House Tea Party Caucus
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is taking a pass on the House Tea Party Caucus.

The second-ranking House Republican told POLITICO on Tuesday that he’s not joining the group started by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) because he sees it as more of an organic, grass-roots movement rather than a Washington entity.

Cantor praised Bachmann for providing “another avenue for people to have their voices heard” but said he thinks the tea party is better left outside Washington.”
26 posted on 11/3/2010 3:02:03 PM by ansel12


20 posted on 01/25/2014 5:39:53 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: TWhiteBear

>> The Republicans have thrown out much of their base and shown that the Republican Party has no principles other than greed, ambition, and corruption.

It’s a club. A small club and growing smaller. All that Chamber of Commerce money will be wasted on people who don’t get elected. N.B RINOs, you’ve screwed people too many times. Your day has gone.


21 posted on 01/25/2014 5:42:11 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: TWhiteBear

Bring in that rat house and invest in rope


22 posted on 01/25/2014 5:43:35 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: NCDragon

We’re coming to get you John!


23 posted on 01/25/2014 5:44:03 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: NCDragon

Cantor is gayer than Boehner, isn’t he?


24 posted on 01/25/2014 5:46:45 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: NCDragon
The Hill recently surveyed dozens of Republicans in the House …
. . . and got the “consensus” of the GOP-e, obviously.
25 posted on 01/25/2014 5:47:03 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: NCDragon

“Cantor next Speaker”—Heaven help us.

“Ryan next Chairman of Ways and Means”—Heaven deliver us.

The entire, existing “leadership” team must be thrown out. They are completely and utterly useless, unless you happen to be a Dim hoping for a corrupt and ineffective opposition.


26 posted on 01/25/2014 5:47:22 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: NCDragon

ugh, I can’t stand that whiney ass guy.


27 posted on 01/25/2014 5:50:36 PM PST by dforest
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To: NCDragon

RINO’s rule the House


28 posted on 01/25/2014 5:53:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NCDragon

Cantor is as paid off as Speaker Boner.


29 posted on 01/25/2014 5:54:34 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: NCDragon

Cantor is bad and Ryan is terrible.

Amnestyites who will allow millions of invaders to become citizens who will then pick our pockets clean.

They are the enemy.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 5:55:02 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: NCDragon

I’d love to see Trey Gowdy in that position, but the powers that be won’t allow that.


31 posted on 01/25/2014 5:56:01 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE)
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To: NCDragon

..............”The Hill recently surveyed dozens of Republicans in the House and the consensus was that the only lawmaker who could defeat Cantor is Ryan”.

BS! Name the “dozens”. Was “dozens” in reality 1 dozen? Plus, what if 80-100 new pubs are on the floor come January 2015? What if Cantor is defeated? What if Ryan is defeated? I could go on and on.

The biggest single problem in this country today is the media, as exemplified by this clueless idiot. There are simply too many imponderables to come to such a sweeping conclusion.


32 posted on 01/25/2014 5:59:48 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: NCDragon

Boehner, Cantor, Ryam the axis of RINO.


33 posted on 01/25/2014 6:00:26 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: NCDragon; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Ryan angling to make Cantor Speaker.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


34 posted on 01/25/2014 6:07:49 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NCDragon
Must be the next Chamber of Commerce selection, also acceptable to the democrats.

The GOPe is owned by the Chamber of Commerce.

35 posted on 01/25/2014 6:15:15 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings
Keeps those top positions closed to conservatives, who actually represented their base.
36 posted on 01/25/2014 6:16:25 PM PST by Moorings
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To: NCDragon

Lets HOPE and PRAY that the make-up of the NEW house is such that these two damn losers are relegated to legislative obscurity.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 6:17:44 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: onyx

You bet, onyx


38 posted on 01/25/2014 6:19:49 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Moorings

See Michele Malkin’s column re Chamber of Commerce.


39 posted on 01/25/2014 6:20:05 PM PST by codder too
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To: freekitty

THANKS SO MUCH.
God bless and keep you.
Gowdy is my choice for speaker.


40 posted on 01/25/2014 6:21:05 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: boomop1

Fix bayonets.


41 posted on 01/25/2014 6:23:54 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: NCDragon

“Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.”


42 posted on 01/25/2014 6:25:30 PM PST by dadfly
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To: Viennacon

Which one?


43 posted on 01/25/2014 6:26:13 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it and at whom it is aimed.”— Joseph Sta)
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To: NCDragon

Cantor be the first practicing Jew in the position of Speaker of The House. Might that help him to behave in a more gutsy manner? Ryan is a disappointment, and fast becoming a liability to the preservation of our borders.


44 posted on 01/25/2014 6:35:03 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Wisconsinlady

“I’d love to see Trey Gowdy in that position, but the powers that be won’t allow that.”
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We’ve been in the process of changing the “powers that be”. That process involves getting more Tea Party conservative Republicans elected to the House of Representatives & the US Senate—and fewer RINOs. The process will be successful when numbers of Tea Party conservatives are sufficient to elect true conservatives to the Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate.

The 2014 election could be the one that provides the critical mass of new Tea Party members in Congress.

Jim Bridenstein is an example from 2012 where a Tea Party candidate ousted an incumbent RINO House member in the primary and went on to win the general election. We need to keep up that momentum.


45 posted on 01/25/2014 7:05:17 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: onyx

Mine too. He is showing he can do it.


46 posted on 01/25/2014 7:17:40 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TWhiteBear

The 900 FBI files are a non-issue. Years ago I saw a list of the names and most are “who are they?” types. None of that info would be effective against current or future candidates.


47 posted on 01/25/2014 7:29:48 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: NCDragon

If Boner retires, will we be able to tell?


48 posted on 01/25/2014 7:29:58 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Ryan has to be defeated evan if it means electing a Democrat! He is far more destructive to the good of the nation than a Democrat could be.


49 posted on 01/25/2014 7:32:55 PM PST by chickenlips (Karl Rove: The Donut Whisperer)
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To: Moorings

Agree.


50 posted on 01/25/2014 7:36:07 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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