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Leadership jockeying heats up (Cantor to be asked to step down immediately)
Politico ^ | 6/11/14 | JOHN BRESNAHAN, ANNA PALMER and JAKE SHERMAN

Posted on 06/11/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT by jimbo123

Twelve hours after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat the leadership scramble is already shifting into high gear.

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions is making an aggressive play for the No. 2 spot. The Texas Republican has been calling and emailing lawmakers seeking support for a potential bid to replace Cantor, according to several sources.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, the chamber’s No. 3 Republican, has also been speaking with a lot of members. But McCarthy will not engage in a formal campaign until Cantor makes a decision about whether he will stay in leadership for the duration of his term.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: byebyecantor; itstheamnestystupid
So will Cantor be replaced by McCarthy, another GOP-e Amnesty Pimp?
1 posted on 06/11/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The GOP-E has had control of the Nation’s purse strings for over 4 years.

Boehner has been in control as Speaker of the House for over 4 years.

Obama has thus been at the mercy of Boehner and the GOP-E for over 4 years.

Obama thus could not have been as successful as he has been without the full cooperation of the GOP-E and ESPECIALLY Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy, Economist Ryan, Chairman Mike Rogers, Chairman Issa and loose cannon Peter King of NY.

As long as the Member Republicans in the US House choose to keep in place the above Leadership team, Obama will be able to continue his personal race to the bottom.

Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi are just doing what they have been raised up to do: Destroy America, ASAP. They are Public Enemy Number One.

Those who refuse to oppose the destruction of our Republic are Public Enemy Number Two.

BTW, when have “ - - conservatives - - - ,” Boehner, Cantor, or Ryan EVER “Conserved” anything when doing battle with Obama, Reid, Holder or Pelosi?

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The only thing that matters in politics is to stay on offense.

The GOP-E has perfected the art of always staying on defense.

Thus, the GOP-E will continue to lose elections by wide margins.

R Sc Rep. Trey Gowdy is an exception to the shunning of Offense by the GOP-E.

Gowdy has the required fire-in-the-belly to attack, Attack, ATTACK!

I stand with Gowdy, Lee and Cruz, who so far have told the truth, and then refused to apologize for telling the TRUTH.

The Republican Party has come a long ways since 2012.

In 2012, then GOP-E candidate Romneycare Romney published a book entitled “No Apologies.”

Also in 2012 Romneycare Romney told the truth about the 47 % who pay no personal FI Taxes, and thus would not vote for him.

Two weeks later, Romney apologized, saying “I was completely wrong.”

The GOP-E lost the support of Conservatives when GHW Bush lied to us about “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!”

The GOP-E lost the support of the “Hold-your-nose-when-you-vote” segment in 2008 by voting for McCain.

The GOP-E revealed itself to be a dedicated loser when they chose to run Romneycare Romney against Obamacare Obama.

Now we have “Scandal Coverup Artist” Sobber Boehner caving in to Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi on a weekly basis.

We need to march into the US House of Representatives and “escort” out the above mentioned “Leaders” for a TEA Party “reception” on the Lawn of the US House.

I have the tar, y’all bring the feathers!


2 posted on 06/11/2014 8:14:46 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: jimbo123

Well, Cantor is still a congressman until the next congress starts, on January 3, 2015.

In fact, I’ve heard, even before his election defeat, that amnesty could happen in the lame duck session of Congress later this year. Stay tuned. Cantor and other lame ducks will have nothing to lose if they decide to push amnesty.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 8:15:09 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: jimbo123

Boner is the one on the left.

4 posted on 06/11/2014 8:15:55 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: jimbo123
Cantor sure had the amnesty-smirk wiped off his face.
5 posted on 06/11/2014 8:16:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jimbo123

So is Cantor out interviewing on K Street today?


6 posted on 06/11/2014 8:17:10 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: jimbo123

House Conservatives: Throw out the whole lot now ... Boehner/Cantor/McCarthy ... vote in Jeb Hensarling as Speaker and let him pick his team ...


7 posted on 06/11/2014 8:17:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Graewoulf
I'll bring the lampposts!
8 posted on 06/11/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Stay tuned. Cantor and other lame ducks will have nothing to lose if they decide to push amnesty.


My fear is that now people like Cantor will give it everything they have as a final FU to the conservatives that have spoken, called and emailed about not passing amnesty.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 8:19:13 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

Let them. Best face the reality than live in fear of what might happen.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 8:20:41 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: jimbo123

McCarthy is no better than Cantor, worse maybe. Everyone in leadership is on board with amnesty. Who knows what the heck they’re going to do?


11 posted on 06/11/2014 8:22:38 AM PDT by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: jimbo123

Only acceptable replacements and it should be done today is Trey Gowdy (South Carolina) or Jeb Hensarling (Texas)!!! End of story!!!


12 posted on 06/11/2014 8:23:44 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Fair Paul

“So is Cantor out interviewing on K Street today?”

No doubt. He’s going to make 10 times his current salary without even having to uproot his family. Hell, Boehner might let him keep his old office.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 8:24:46 AM PDT by Blackyce (French President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Forget Cantor being asked to step down....Boehner, demote the “turncoat” Cantor immediately!!! American jobs for American workers...not Obama amnesty, illegals!!! No citizenship, no voting rights...ever, for Obama illegals!!!


14 posted on 06/11/2014 8:28:38 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Graewoulf

Excellent points.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 8:28:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Graewoulf
Spot on analysis except for this

The GOP-E has perfected the art of always staying on defense.

The GOP-E has perfected the art of being on the offensive against conservatives and TEA Party types. They have also perfected the art of APPEARING to be opposed to their Democrat pals.

16 posted on 06/11/2014 8:29:28 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: jimbo123

no.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Blackyce

If he is from California, he is for Amnesty. You can’t trust any Republican.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 8:32:40 AM PDT by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: jimbo123

Replace one amnesty pimp for another(McCarthy)?
Not gonna happen, even though McCarthy is “next up”.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 8:42:31 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: jimbo123

Pete Sessions is pro-amnesty too.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 8:42:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Servant of the Cross

Amen. The whole lot needs to go.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 8:44:00 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

All the more reason to consolidate the move into what is now a vacuum created by the instant “lame duck” status of Eric Cantor.

Rep. Cantor may not any longer have the necessary clout and support of his fellow Republicans to effectively lead on anything. This degree of disarray may not have been what the Democrats would have liked to see, as they even now plotting to totally disrupt whatever legislative session remains before elections and the installation of the new Congress. It certainly throws a wrench into their “order of battle” with the Republican majority.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 9:12:24 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: jimbo123

Like that’s going to happen!


23 posted on 06/11/2014 9:31:14 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Nope, not spray tanned enough!


24 posted on 06/11/2014 12:32:18 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Graewoulf

BUMP & BUMP


25 posted on 06/11/2014 12:42:58 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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