Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Eric Cantor Torches Immigration Reform After Call With Obama
talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Sahil Kapur

Posted on 04/17/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT by cotton1706

On Wednesday, Eric Cantor strongly suggested immigration reform won't come up in the House of Representatives after he received a phone call from President Barack Obama.

"House Republicans do not support Senate Democrats' immigration bill and amnesty efforts, and it will not be considered in the House," the Republican majority leader said in a statement after the call. He accused the president of engaging in "partisan messaging" and offered no indication that the House intends to act on the issue. His full statement is below.

"Today, President Obama called me to discuss his desire for comprehensive immigration reform. The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue. I told the President the same thing I told him the last time we spoke. House Republicans do not support Senate Democrats' immigration bill and amnesty efforts, and it will not be considered in the House. I also reiterated to the President there are other issues where we can find common ground, build trust and get America working again. I hope the President can stop his partisan messaging, and begin to seriously work with Congress to address the issues facing working middle class Americans who are struggling to make ends meet in this economy."

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; elections; immigration
I don't believe this for a minute! This is just good cop, bad cop, get me reelected, then let's compromise on what we both know we want: Amnesty!
1 posted on 04/17/2014 7:53:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Yep, Cantor will cave in next year after the elections.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT by dowcaet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Cantor: I’ll be much more flexible after the election.


3 posted on 04/17/2014 7:55:51 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Since when does Cantor have a spine?


4 posted on 04/17/2014 7:56:01 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BuckeyeTexan

“Since when does Cantor have a spine?”

Exactly! He only has vitriol for conservatives!


5 posted on 04/17/2014 7:56:52 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: BuckeyeTexan

“Since when does Cantor have a spine?”

Temporary grumpiness due to carb depletion during Passover.

Plus a red wine hangover that last a couple days.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 7:57:55 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

I believe it. President Obama has demonstrated his unwillingness to compromise on many, many issues. That said, Representative Cantor clearly wants immigration reform (amnesty), but he and the rest of the GOPe aren’t ready to cut their throats on the issue without some political cover from the Democrats. The GOPe has to at least appear concerned about border security for example.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 7:58:44 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: brownsfan

This year’s lame duck session will be particularly ‘interesting’. No telling what sort of smelly disgusting legislation gets passed then.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 7:59:10 AM PDT by Black Agnes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

If you don’t like the way Obama treats you, then show your displeasure with actions Cantor. You lemmings have allowed him to defy the Constitution over and over and all you can do is whine because he wasn’t nice to you. Obama was announcing to you that if you don’t do what he says, he is going to diss you again with more illegal executive orders and you will do nothing but whine and cave.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
"You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue."

Doesn't this sound like Obama talking about Putin and Ukraine?

10 posted on 04/17/2014 7:59:26 AM PDT by Yogafist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
Obama threw him a bone to use in Cantor's fight against Tea Partiers. This is all inside baseball. Cantor still thinks he'll replace Boehner as Speaker, and will owe Obama a favor.

Am I being too cynical? Convince me otherwise.

11 posted on 04/17/2014 8:01:17 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
The national clown will just grant amnesty using his phone and his pen. As absurd as that sounds does anyone doubt he wouldn't try? Nobody going to impeach this usurper.

IMHO I think Cantor is trying to get his conservative base (if he even has any) back in line - Cantor wants desperately to grant amnesty just like Bonehead - they believe they newly minted RAT voters will somehow reward the GOP by voting for them -HA HA.
12 posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:41 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Beat me to it!!

It’s transparent !


13 posted on 04/17/2014 8:05:50 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dowcaet

Cantor agrees with Obama but the timing is wrong. We will get amnesty right after the new congress is sworn in next Jan.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 8:09:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Beware the lame duck congress. No good shall come of it.

Also, if the Pubbies take the Senate, they will collaborate with the RINOs in the house and ram amnesty through. Bet on it.

IMO, the odds are 50/50 that a (RINO) Republican Senate (coupled with a Boehner controlled House) will be as bad or worse for the country than the current situation.

The GOPe is just itching to sell us out.


15 posted on 04/17/2014 8:12:39 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
RINO taqqiyah. Don't fall for it. Keep the heat on.

  1. secure the border in a transparently verifiable way;
  2. end the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment;
  3. enforce eVerify without exception and with severe penalties;
  4. no government benefits beyond critical emergency care (and that ought to be billed back to the home government); and
  5. NO "Path to Citizenship" - EVER - for anyone who has entered the US illegally.
Any bill that does not accomplish these five things is unacceptable. It is de facto amnesty. And it will inevitably encourage millions more illegal entries.
16 posted on 04/17/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cen-Tejas

“Beat me to it!!

It’s transparent !”

Yeah, fresh from attending Steve LaTourette’s “moderates are great” conference, we’re expected to believe that Cantor is all of a sudden “standing up to Obama.”

What probably happened is that Cantor & Company discussed the playbook to defeat conservatives and part of that is to pretend to be conservative to get renominated, then reelected, then get elected Speaker or remain as Majority Leader where he can continue to be an Obama policy ally.

We are not fooled!


17 posted on 04/17/2014 8:13:19 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Cantor is just trying to show some backbone in case Boehner does not seek the speakership in the next legislative session.

Cantor is still an amnesty pusher.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 8:14:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BuckeyeTexan
"Since when does Cantor have a spine?"

It's been replaced by unmitigated gall.

19 posted on 04/17/2014 8:14:55 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Perhaps the “Republican Main Street Partnership” meeting last weekend forced realization that the GOP actually does need conservative voters to win an election.


20 posted on 04/17/2014 8:16:58 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BuckeyeTexan
since when does Cantor have a spine

Does he have a primary opponent? His statement is still clueless as he didn't say Obama should enforce the laws of the US already on the books.

21 posted on 04/17/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT by grania
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Obama can now claim he tried working with Republicans and they are racist and unwilling to pass immigration reform...therefore, with my PEN, I will grant Amnesty to all. Watch out for the executive orders...


22 posted on 04/17/2014 8:22:33 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
I also reiterated to the President there are other issues where we can find common ground, build trust and get America working again.

At least Obama understands there is no common ground between his marxist designs and the GOPe's flaky brand of half a loaf leadership. Further, he doesn't WANT there to be.

Cantor's a fool.

23 posted on 04/17/2014 8:25:01 AM PDT by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
2014 mantra in the repub party should be, Remove all RINOs. So next we may be exposed to Eric Cantor shirtless and on a horse. We can thank God Lindsey Graham won't ever do that, he would have to remove his bra.
24 posted on 04/17/2014 8:31:36 AM PDT by drypowder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

I wouldn’t trust this twerp as far as I could throw him.

If the Big Business lobbyists are bringing bags of cash to his office, he’ll put up an amnesty bill or anything else they want.

Cantor engineered the “Doc Fix” a couple of weeks back by bringing it to the floor with a voice vote only so he could get it around conservatives.


25 posted on 04/17/2014 8:32:52 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Cantor?! He’s a liberal democrat with an (R)

He torched what? No. I’ll believe it when he tithes that toupee of his


26 posted on 04/17/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT by stanne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BuckeyeTexan
Since when does Cantor have a spine?

It's an election year and it's coming up on the time that Cantor has to pretend to have one.

27 posted on 04/17/2014 8:38:53 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Good cop, bad cop is right.

He says they don’t like the senate Dem version is all


28 posted on 04/17/2014 8:45:00 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mariner

(*snort*)

Thanks for that.


29 posted on 04/17/2014 8:53:46 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: CitizenUSA
Barack Obama has a pen EO EO Oh!

Can’ter is giving him the go ahead for an executive order.

30 posted on 04/17/2014 9:14:54 AM PDT by Know et al (No one has ever choked to death on a raw oyster.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

FR circular firing squad forming with Cantor in the center ... and they can’t shoot straight.


31 posted on 04/17/2014 9:37:50 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Georgia Girl 2
We will get amnesty right after the new congress is sworn in next Jan.

Then the Senate bill will be dead and there can be a fresh start at solving the problem with a GOP Senate and House.

32 posted on 04/17/2014 9:40:37 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Jewbacca

Matzoh has as much carbohydrate as leavened bread.


33 posted on 04/17/2014 9:47:36 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Lisbon1940

Yes, but it sucks so you don’t eat as much.


34 posted on 04/17/2014 11:49:06 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Cantor is not to be trusted.....probably exactly the opposite of what he says is true. I don’t believe him for a minute!!


35 posted on 04/17/2014 4:13:26 PM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson