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Days from Primary, Eric Cantor Poses as Anti-Amnesty Warrior
breitbart.com ^ | 5/27/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 05/27/2014 1:49:13 PM PDT by cotton1706

Is it a campaign flier for Majority Eric Leader Eric Cantor, or Rep. Steve King (R-IA)?

Cantor, whose primary race against a political newcomer, Randolph Macon economic professor David Brat, has improbably garnered national attention, has sent thousands of voters a flier claiming he is the chief bulwark against the “Obama-Reid plan to give illegal aliens amnesty.”

Brat has made immigration a top issue in the campaign, ripping Cantor for his support of a proposal to give amnesty to illegal alien “DREAMers” if they enlist in the military.

Over his career, Cantor has received high marks from NumbersUSA, an anti-amnesty activist group, for his voting record. He's also repeatedly said he opposes the Senate “Gang of Eight” bill.

However, since the 2012 elections, Cantor has voiced support for enacting a broad immigration reform bill, and made a GOP version of the “DREAM Act,” which would grant amnesty to individuals brought to the country illegally as children, a top part of his “making life work” agenda.

The issue is complicated by the fact that pro-amnesty activists have decided that right now, while Cantor is facing political danger from his right, is the moment to launch a coordinated attack against him for opposing amnesty. The move has drawn suspicion from prominent writers like Mickey Kaus that the whole episode is a clever bit of political theater to give Cantor political cover just as he needs it.

The flyer featured an April 16 headline from liberal publication Talking Points Memo, which stated "Eric Cantor Torches Immigration Reform After Call With Obama."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014issues; 2014midterms; aliens; elections; illegals; va2014

1 posted on 05/27/2014 1:49:13 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Once he’s safely reelected, he’ll push through his beloved KIDS Act.

Insidious.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 1:50:23 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Hey, lying worked for Obama.

So the GOPe is trying it to.

We are soooooooooo.....out of luck.

Barring some miracles.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 1:52:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Typical double talking Gope POS


4 posted on 05/27/2014 1:57:28 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor is such a fraud. If the GOP ever elects this hack as speaker,
they will be outed as frauds too.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 2:04:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706

When are the people going to smarten up and pay attention to what eh DOES and ignore what he says?


6 posted on 05/27/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cotton1706

Joking Poseur


7 posted on 05/27/2014 2:07:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: cotton1706
Derrick is feeling the heat.
8 posted on 05/27/2014 2:10:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: cotton1706

Damnable liar and fraud. DEFEAT CANTOR !


9 posted on 05/27/2014 2:23:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cotton1706
Re: “Over his career, Cantor has received high marks from NumbersUSA.”

I'm astounded to hear that.

Everything I've heard the man say over the last 18 months has been thinly camouflaged support for Amnesty.

10 posted on 05/27/2014 2:45:26 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
Cantor currently has a C+ from NumbersUSA. Brat is considered a true reformer, the highest category possible. No contest when it comes to immigration. Brat wins hands down.
11 posted on 05/27/2014 2:59:33 PM PDT by kabar
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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]

12 posted on 05/27/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cotton1706

I have never trusted the guy. I hope he does not succeed Boehner as Speaker.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 3:14:55 PM 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.)
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To: cotton1706

That’s another form of election fraud.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 3:40:00 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: cotton1706

Yeah, the Open-Borders cabal is conducting a poorly disguised deception that this weasel is strong on immigration. The Serpent Cantor must be getting really nervous.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 5:18:38 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

eric cantor: professional kabuki vote whore.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 5:20:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for posting.

That is a devastating archive.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 11:43:41 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: cotton1706

No different than the poser in chief obammy.
F-ing LIARS.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 3:19:58 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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