Skip to comments.Eric Cantor enshrined in the G.O.P. Hall of Shame
Posted on 04/03/2014 8:16:44 AM PDT by cotton1706
In 2010, the TEA Party and other Conservative groups swept 63 Republicans in to office, giving them the majority they had lost in 2006. As the pundits would later declare, this amazing result came about as a response by millions of Americans who felt that Washingtonparticularly Democratshad lost touch with the electorate. In addition, they held a conviction that government was too big. It spent too much, taxed too much, regulated too much, and was slowly taking away the liberty of everyday Americans, culminating with the passage of Obamacare in 2009.
With this as a backdrop, Eric Cantor was promoted from House Minority Whip to House Majority Leader, a position John Boehner would have held had he not been promoted from House Minority Leader to Speaker of the House, a position that Cantor has his eye on since Boehner has been in danger of losing the job since the 2012 election. Yet, even though he is considered the likely successor to Boehner, based on much of his recent behavior, it can be concluded that Eric Cantor wouldnt be much of an improvement.
In February, he voted with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosialong with an assortment of RINOs in the Senate and the Houseto give Obama a ceiling-less debt ceiling. And contrary to previous negotiations on the issue, it contained ZERO spending reductions. Which shouldnt really be a big surprise, since Republicans abandoned spending cuts under the Ryan-Murray budget deal last year.
More evidence of Cantors ambitions came to light in March.
In a series of moves meant to make him more palatable to the mushy-middle of mediocre politics, Cantor has announced that he will seek to find common ground with the Democrats. Some of his ambiguous ideas include: ◾Dropping the Republican push for major spending cuts to federal programs
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In the summer of 2008 I had a lot of respect for Eric Cantor..
I even thought he would make a great VP on the ticket with McCain..
So dashed since then...
Another in a long list of traitors in Versailles on the Potomac. They will be in for a rude shock as Conservatives withhold their contributions and stay home in November.
Think about it. Who’s better - McConnell or any of his opponents, Boehner or any of his opponents, Cantor or any of his opponents, Roberts or any of his opponents, etc. It wouldn’t make dime’s worth of difference, except that Acirema would implode sooner, rather than later.
Cantor has really disappointed me over the last 5 or 6 years too. I know we have to be realistic and that a senior leader can’t be rigid, but I don’t see a lot of conservative success being generated out of his office.