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Eric Cantor to step down as majority leader
Politico ^ | 6/11/14 | JAKE SHERMAN, ALEXANDER BURNS, JOHN BRESNAHAN and ANNA PALMER

Posted on 06/11/2014 10:30:23 AM PDT by jimbo123

Rep. Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader, according to several Republicans sources, ending a meteoric 13-year Congressional career.

Several GOP sources say his resignation from that job will be effective July 31.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; byebyecantor; cantor; cantordreamact; cantorkidsact; dreamact; itstheamnestystupid; lameduck; massamnesty; mexico
Here comes Amnesty...
1 posted on 06/11/2014 10:30:23 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

How about Jun 12???


2 posted on 06/11/2014 10:31:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: jimbo123

Yeah to the duplicitous and slimy Cantor stepping down as Leader. My suspicion is that an equally slimy replacement will be found by Boehner.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 10:31:54 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: jimbo123

Uhm politico?

Is he just stepping down as leader or quitting altogether?


4 posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Mr. K

Cantor and Boehner need to ram through Amnesty before the August 1st summer recess.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:46 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

AMF!


6 posted on 06/11/2014 10:32:58 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: House Atreides

Is the majority leader an appointed position or does the majority select him?


7 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:08 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: jimbo123

Doubt it. Boehner is crying his eyes out right now. When he’s done he’ll be too scared to do anything.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:27 AM PDT by pgkdan (ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF THE ANTICHRIST!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Stepping down as Majority Leader. Right after the RINOS pass Amnesty with the Democrats before the Aug 1 recess.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 10:33:45 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Rep. Eric Cantor will step down as majority leader, according to several Republicans sources, ending a meteoric 13-year Congressional career.

They misspelled mediocre.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 10:36:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Jay Carney: The (Benghazi) emails weren't about Benghazi.)
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To: House Atreides
duplicitous and slimy

Yes, sadly, that's what the American people are always seeking.

11 posted on 06/11/2014 10:37:12 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: House Atreides

I predict Jeb Hensarling will replace Cantor as majority leader. He is supposed to be fairly conservative.

If thewe mrons try to push amnesty now they can kiss 2016 goodbye.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 10:37:22 AM 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: xzins

He’s chosen by the misguided membership.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 10:37:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LOL


14 posted on 06/11/2014 10:41:10 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Theodore R.

Then this same majority membership gets to vote to replace him. Lets hope they have their eyes focused on winning this November and not on pleasing John Boehner. Boehner won’t be the next speaker of the house in all likelihood.

That means they have no reason to expect a reward from him.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 10:42:39 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: jimbo123

16 posted on 06/11/2014 10:42:55 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

No, I think they got it right. ‘Meteoric’ as in....crash down to possible annihilation. He and the rest of the GOPe have pretty much trashed the brand as ‘small gov’t’


17 posted on 06/11/2014 10:49:36 AM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: jimbo123
GOP, learn from Cantor and pay attention!
18 posted on 06/11/2014 10:50:13 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: jimbo123

The only reason he would wait until July 31 to resign is to pass
Amnesty on the way out.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 10:53:44 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: jimbo123

technically, once it crashes to the ground, it’s a meteorite, not a meteor.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 10:53:49 AM PDT by dangus
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To: jimbo123
NO Republican is going to vote for amnesty for a long time.

The recently-declared-dead Tea Party movement has assured that.

21 posted on 06/11/2014 10:55:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tennmountainman

No... it’s to give enough time for the GOP-e to rally around one candidate, but not enough time for the tea party to establish itself after the elections.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 10:57:42 AM PDT by dangus
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

+1.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 11:02:15 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: dangus

There is a whole lot of blood in the water.
If conservatives don’t get leadership posts now, they never will.
It is time for Conservatives in the house to draw a line in the sand.
NOW is the time.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 11:03:28 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It had better be Jim!


25 posted on 06/11/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: JPG

Gee, perhaps Bonehead should get the message and resign his speakership too.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 11:06:24 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: tennmountainman

he is stepping down just before the recess in order to block any conservative doing anything of substance. It also makes him the amnesty martyr


27 posted on 06/11/2014 11:08:12 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: jimbo123

What do you think the odds are that he would push forward amnesty?


28 posted on 06/11/2014 11:10:54 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Theodore R.
duplicitous and slimy

Yes, sadly, that's what the American people are always seeking.

Based upon all the Mitch McConnell cheerleaders flooding FreeRepublic lately, you'd certainly get that impression.

"Hold your nose! Vote for Mitch! Hold your nose! Vote for Mitch!"


29 posted on 06/11/2014 11:15:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: tbw2
What do you think the odds are that he would push forward amnesty?

100%. That's why you need to call your REP today and tell them to stop Cantor's Amnesty scheme.
30 posted on 06/11/2014 11:15:26 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Why not today? Cantor is worthless.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 11:22:59 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: jimbo123
"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson


32 posted on 06/11/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: jimbo123
Amnesty is dead.
33 posted on 06/11/2014 12:23:54 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Iron Munro

That is so true.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 12:39:41 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Ha ha. BUMP!


35 posted on 06/11/2014 12:41:50 PM PDT by upchuck (... honesty is the never-ending rehearsal for those who want to be the friends of God...)
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To: jimbo123
Stepping down as Majority Leader. Right after the RINOS pass Amnesty with the Democrats before the Aug 1 recess.

How is Eric Cantor, who is not going to have power in a couple of months and has very little to offer other congressmen, going to be an enforcer on a topic which requires members to go out on a limb to get done? He can't offer them anything, really. He's a lame duck, if he tries twisting arms he'll get laughed at. So how is his presence in that role supposed to help amnesty?

36 posted on 06/11/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

Cantor only needs 18 RINO votes to pass Amnesty. Who’s going to stop him and Boner from bringing the bills to the floor?


37 posted on 06/11/2014 12:53:06 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

And who was going to stop Cantor from doing this had he won yesterday? Our options were:

1) Defeat Cantor and have him push amnesty;
2) Reelect Cantor and have him push amnesty.

Option 1, yesterday’s outcome, is better.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 12:58:51 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: jimbo123

Good news. Now take his amnesty ball away.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 1:10:32 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: jimbo123
It should be obvious to anyone paying attention what the real reason for Eric Cantor's loss is. Cantor failed to do what is expected from all incumbent Republican candidates these days.

Cantor failed to secretly fund a Libertarian third candidate to confuse voters and split the vote.

In his district, with the way that he neglected to maintain a good relationship with his constituents, it may not have mattered. But having not tried at all to run a dark horse to dilute his opposition shows that he was never fit to lead the GOPe.

-PJ

40 posted on 06/11/2014 1:16:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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