Skip to comments.Eric Cantor falls hard from good graces of conservatives (Teetering from leadership post)
Posted on 04/10/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT by cotton1706
Conservatives are increasingly targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, arguing that he has abandoned conservative principles and protesting his planned meeting with moderate and liberal Republicans.
Mr. Cantor, who just a few years ago was seen as a champion for conservatives in the House and a possible candidate to replace House Speaker John A. Boehner, now is viewed with suspicion, said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican.
I think that Boehner can survive the discontent that the tea party and the more conservative element of the Republican Party has, but I dont think that is true of Cantor, Mr. Rohrabacher told The Washington Times. Boehner is not considered someone who is an active adversary. Cantor can be seen on immigration and a lot of other things as someone who is very resentful of what would be the patriot Republican right.
Mr. Rohrabacher took it a step further by saying that members of the caucus could move to knock Mr. Cantor from his leadership post in the next Congress, even if Mr. Boehner has the votes to stay.
A lot of people are looking around for a replacement for Cantor, Mr. Rohrabacher said. Eric is abrasive and is not as smooth at playing the political game as he needs to be to not be driven out of power.
A Cantor aide brushed off some other conservative criticisms of his boss but declined to provide any comment on the record about Mr. Rohrabachers charge.
Not long ago, Mr. Cantor was seen as the heir apparent to Mr. Boehner, a conservative alternative to the Ohio Republican.
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Guess the Cantor just can’t.
Now, the question is does a RINO deserve more one fingered salutes than does your normal (sleezy, ill-educated, immoral) dim-bulb-crat?
(There are not enough fingers in the multiverse to adequately honor their head idiot, the Obamadork/felon.)
Never been a huge of Cantor’s for leadership because, much like Boehner, he is a below average communicator. Neither can move the ball forward. Both sound like amateurs on tv and radio. Their soundbites fail. Now, I realize he’s not only ineffective, but completely misguided ideologically.
Wanna bet Alan Grayson trots this one out soon??..
bull! no way does Boehner survive and Cantor not... Boehner is loathed just as much, if not more, by Conservatives...
Remember that Cantor was placed in the House GOP leadership as party whip very early in his career at the behest of wealthy donors who trusted him to push a pro-Wall st., open borders agenda.
He didn’t rise through his own abilities.
“He didnt rise through his own abilities.”
Right, he was pushed up the ladder by Majority Whip Roy Blunt, who is now Senator Roy Blunt, a devout McConnellite!
Since I live in Cantor’s district, I can tell you he ignores his constituents. He has never had a town hall meeting. He didn’t even show up to his home county mass meeting a couple weeks ago. (For those who don’t know, mass meetings are one method that the GOP uses to select delegates for district convention and state convention). I was there. I found it to be a slap in the face that the incumbent didn’t even show up.
Not only did he not show up, but he and his “young guns” have been sabotaging mass meetings around the state in order to stack the deck to keep GOPe in power. Disgusting doesn’t even begin to cover the contempt I feel for him about these shenanigans.
I never hear from him unless he wants money. Except this year. Now, all of a sudden, I’m getting almost daily emails touting all the wonderful things he’s doing for the voters of Virginia.
He has a good primary challenger, Dave Brat. Dave is an econ professor who also has a degree from seminary. Dave is ‘right’ on the issues - decrease spending, reduce the debt, no amnesty. I, personally, am supporting Dave. I will even volunteer to do door-knocking for him and I hate doing that. I’ve done it. It’s a thankless task but it needs to be done.
The only way to get rid of Eric is to beat him in the primary on June 10.
Cantor was an early Romney supporter and vocal Palin attacker, he was never thought of as acceptable to conservatives.
He even helped corrupt Rohrabacher, who I am glad is against him now.