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Cantor Angers Conservatives Seeking Boehner's Replacement ^ | 4/23/14 | Drew MacKenzie

Posted on 04/23/2014 8:20:54 AM PDT by cotton1706

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is getting a failing grade from the conservative caucus in Congress while positioning himself to pick up the speaker's gavel from John Boehner, Breitbart reported.

Cantor, a Virginia Republican, is first in line to replace Boehner should the Ohio congressman be forced out of office or decide to quit his leadership role in the House next year.

But Breibart has reported that Cantor keeps shooting himself in the foot, as far as conservatives are concerned, while conducting an unofficial job interview for Boehner's coveted position.

"Cantor replacing Boehner doesn't move the ball at all," said former Illinois tea party congressman Joe Walsh, now a conservative talk radio host. "If you are going to replace Boehner, it has to be with someone like [Texas] Congressman Jeb Hensarling, a conservative who can unite the entire caucus."

Walsh also told Breibart, "The other problem with Cantor is, at least you know where Boehner stands on issues. With Cantor, you never know what to believe."

Earlier this month, Cantor angered several Republicans by surreptitiously slipping through a $21 billion Medicare bill by voice vote to counter a 24 percent cut in payments to doctors and rural hospitals.

With Boehner out of town at the time, the finger quickly pointed at his presumed second-in-command, with the Drudge Report compounding Cantor's problems by highlighting the alleged trickery.

The seven-term congressman was also slammed for headlining a summit in Florida this month hosted by Main Street Advocacy, a group headed by former Ohio Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette, who The New York Times described as a "general" in the establishment GOP war against the tea party.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: agitprop; elections; johnboehner; ntsa; ohio

1 posted on 04/23/2014 8:20:54 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Cantor is another progressive, who will continue in the same footsteps as Boehner.

What we need is a leader AND a true Patriot like Trey Gowdy, as speaker, IMO.

2 posted on 04/23/2014 8:30:14 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein)
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To: cotton1706


Yuh sucking wind through your teeth, Elvis Pompadour wearing, snake.


3 posted on 04/23/2014 9:01:34 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: cotton1706

Why is there a “line”?

Who elected Cantor to be “next in line”?

4 posted on 04/23/2014 9:46:48 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cotton1706

“But it’s my turn!” doesn’t cut it anymore.

5 posted on 04/23/2014 9:50:45 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: cotton1706


6 posted on 04/23/2014 10:16:41 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor was pro-Romney and went after Palin in interviews.

7 posted on 04/23/2014 10:24:28 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Lucky9teen

Cantor is pro amnesty.

So is Trey Gowdy

8 posted on 04/23/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

9 posted on 04/25/2014 3:21:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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