Skip to comments.Eric Cantor: Lies and Hypocrisy on Amnesty
Posted on 05/30/2014 7:51:14 AM PDT by jimbo123
Voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District are being treated to a truly astonishing display of lies and hypocrisy by their incumbent Republican Congressman, Eric Cantor.
Cantor, Virginias 7th District Representative and the House Majority Leader, has tried to be on both sides of the amnesty for illegal aliens issue.
Earlier this year Cantor backed California Republican Congressman Jeff Denhams bill to allow illegal aliens to join the US military to gain citizenship.
Indeed, just a month ago, Cantor made a pledge to Denham to help him push the measure through, according to Rep. Buck McKeon, the powerful chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
As Breitbarts Michael Patrick Leahy noted, 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.
But the issue, as Leahy observed, 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.
And Cantor does need political cover right now because the voters in VA-7 are on to his lies and hypocrisy and speaking in the most effective way possible; at the ballot box.
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Cantor Amnesty flyer here:
1.) Is there a large Hispanic population in VA-7?
2.) Is the David Brat campaign gaining any traction or catching fire at all?
3.) Is there a real chance that Cantor can be defeated?
According to the United States Census Bureau’s 2010 data for the 111th Congress, the total population of the district is 757,917. Median age for the district is 39.2 years. 74.3% of the district is White, 17.1% Black or African American, 3.9% Asian, 4.9% Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% Native American or Alaskan, and 2.1% some other race.
People in VA are among the least likely to figure out truth from fiction.
1.) Is there a large Hispanic population in VA-7? NO
2.) Is the David Brat campaign gaining any traction or catching fire at all? SOME
3.) Is there a real chance that Cantor can be defeated? NO, it is VA, and the state is liberal now.
Thanks for the info. Hopefully with the Primary being in the summer time, it will be a low turn-out. That always favors Conservatives. But, this is Virginia....... I hope the 11 Conservatives that live there show up to vote.
Cantor is in a very Republican district. The Dems haven’t put up a candidate. The winner of the Rep primary should be elected easily to the House.