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Cantorís caucus problem
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Posted on 04/11/2014 5:39:48 AM PDT by cotton1706

Not that these are new complaints, but the rumblings against Eric Cantor from within the GOP caucus — or at least from Dana Rohrabacher — are getting some notice:

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 don’t 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.

Plenty of hedging, but there is no question that portions of the GOP caucus just don’t like or trust Mr. Cantor. It comes with the job.

So, too, does palace intrigue. For those interested in a GOP blood-letting from days gone by, here’s a recounting of the effort to send then-Speaker Newt Gingrich packing.

Gingrich was eventually tossed to the curb — owing in part to the public revelation of his extra marital affair, which until then had been an open secret on the Hill. We should recall that Newt’s would-be replacement, Bob Livingston, was also chased from the temple when news of his affair went public.

Ah, the times they had…

Update: The Plot Thickens

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 04/11/2014 5:39:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Cantor’s caucus problem

I hear Walgreens carries a great salve for that.


2 posted on 04/11/2014 5:44:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706

Cantor looks like a used car sale man that would not buy a car from.


3 posted on 04/11/2014 5:46:11 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: cotton1706

Amelia Island this weekend.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3142379/posts

Must be that Can’tor already knows this and is why he accepted the lead speaking deal at this confab.


4 posted on 04/11/2014 5:46:40 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: cotton1706

I remember in 2011 the libs over at MSNBC were telling their audience that Cantor was a threat to Boehner from the right,

There may have been some here believing that Cantor was OK back then too,


5 posted on 04/11/2014 5:52:55 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: sickoflibs

“........Boehner can survive the discontent that the tea party and the more conservative element of the Republican Party has”.....

ONLY if they let him “survive”. Keep the heat on him as well.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 6:03:25 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov
RE :”“........Boehner can survive the discontent that the tea party and the more conservative element of the Republican Party has”.....
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ONLY if they let him “survive”. Keep the heat on him as well”

I have always said that the advantage Bohner has is that no-one wants his job, he's nothing but a whipping boy who gets no respect from anyone. I call him ‘the goat’.

Now when Pelosi had the speakership 2009 to 2010 she had real power, none of them challenged her and she got her votes.

7 posted on 04/11/2014 6:19:43 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: cotton1706

Boehner, Ryan, Cantor and McCarthy - all of them - ought to go.


8 posted on 04/11/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706

I ‘d still like to see Boner retired first.
We need budget repairs and articles of impeachment Both are the house’s duty before any senate involvement.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 6:30:27 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: cotton1706
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,

Suspicion? Any conservative who knows what he's talking about should view him with outright contempt, not mere suspicion.

10 posted on 04/11/2014 7:09:54 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

Cantor is a careerist corportist carpetbagger making himself at home in the GOP tent. He is happy to sell Main Street down the river as long as his donors get a slice of pork pie.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 11:43:24 AM PDT by lodi90
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