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Is Eric Cantor An Obama Republican?
blueridgeforum.com ^ | 5/18/14 | Richard Falknor

Posted on 05/28/2014 5:17:44 AM PDT by cotton1706

“What has altered the storyline in the past several years is not the emergence of the Tea Party but rather the permanent entrenchment of Big Government Republicans, aka Obama Republicans. President Obama has had that much effect on the national debate, which has had a direct effect on the national Republicans. The last gasp of principled conservatism may have come in 2010 with the rise of the Tea Party, but this also gave rise to the countervailing force of the Obama Republicans, resulting in the nomination of Mitt Romney in 2012.” –Craig Shirley (Highlighting Forum’s.)

Reagan admirer and chronicler Craig Shirley expands here on the rise of the Obama Republican as a “countervailing force” to the Tea Party.

Message from March 1, 2014 Glen Allen, VA Protest Message from March 1, 2014 Glen Allen, VA Protest

But the genesis of the Obama Republican can be seen right from the beginning — in the first year of the Obama presidency.

So just how much effect did the new president have on the GOP leadership’s already statist leanings?

We revisited some of our 2009 Blue Ridge Forum posts, when the GOP Establishment projected no robust alternative to the plans of a clearly revolutionary — at least to watchful eyes — new chief executive.

The GOP Establishment’s lack of fundamental convictions enabled not just the Senate Republican leadership to go astray here, but also some key House GOP members, including Eric Cantor.

Eric Cantor’s 90% Punishment Tax

In the race to curry public favor, the House of Representatives (and then-Republican-Whip Eric Cantor) voted here in the words of the Republican Study Committee here for “H.R. 1586: Additional [90 percent] tax on bonuses received from certain TARP recipients.” (Even Speaker John Boehner voted against the punishment tax.)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; cantor; elections; rinos; va2014

1 posted on 05/28/2014 5:17:44 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

RINO, yes


2 posted on 05/28/2014 5:19:21 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: cotton1706

Bookmark


3 posted on 05/28/2014 5:27:44 AM PDT by kabar
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To: cotton1706
Liberal republican candidates must be destroyed in the general elections. Running as a liberal republican needs to be a political kiss of death.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/28/2014 5:29:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

He’s a member of the GOP-wing of the Democrat party, for sure.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 5:30:45 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: cotton1706

Obama Republicans are the new ‘Moderate Democrat’.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 5:32:13 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: cotton1706

Eric Cantor is an Eric Cantor Republican. He’ll do anything, be anything, say anything to replace Boehner as Speaker when Boehner steps down.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 5:36:00 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: JRandomFreeper
Liberal republican candidates must be destroyed in the general elections.

I think you mean the primary. If they are destroyed in the general election then it'll be by a Democrat.

8 posted on 05/28/2014 5:37:25 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg
No. I mean the general election. Voting for a liberal is voting for a liberal. I won't do it just because one liberal is republican.

I won't be voting for Cornyn in the general election. His critical cloture vote in support of Reid's removal of the debt limit saw to that. He'll win or lose without my vote.

/johnny

9 posted on 05/28/2014 5:40:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

I like the new label.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 5:42:41 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

How do we end up with people like this in leadership positions?


11 posted on 05/28/2014 6:17:09 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: DoodleDawg

And the difference would then be______________________________?


12 posted on 05/28/2014 6:47:08 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706

With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?


13 posted on 05/28/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: cotton1706

Yes. He used to be OK, but he’s been in DC too long and climbed too high.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 7:34:39 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Graewoulf
And the difference would then be______________________________?

Not much. But Cantor no doubt thinks it's his turn to be Speaker.

15 posted on 05/28/2014 8:09:46 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

No. Just a Republican. That’s what they are.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 8:25:46 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: cotton1706

“Is Eric Cantor An Obama Republican?”

Does a bear sh!#@ in the woods?


17 posted on 05/28/2014 9:16:22 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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