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John Boehner Tears Up As Eric Cantor Announces Departure (Good Lord!)
time.com ^ | 6/11/14 | Alex Rogers

Posted on 06/12/2014 6:43:20 AM PDT by cotton1706

Before House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could tell his fellow Republicans that he was stepping down, Speaker of the House John Boehner began to cry Tuesday in the basement of the Capitol, as he praised his outgoing colleague at a caucus meeting behind closed doors, according to several members of Congress who were present.

Republicans had gathered to honor their leader as he announced plans to leave his leadership on July 31, after losing his primary race on Tuesday. For at least short time, his colleagues stopped their jockeying to replace him and offered words of praise. “Eric Cantor was one of the five most influential people in the United States of America in unseating Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and giving us a Republican majority,” said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).

“There was a whole lot of standing ovations for everything that [Cantor] said,” Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). “It felt like I was at a mortuary watching a viewing.”

Other members said they believed that Cantor lost his job to protect theirs. “I think Eric was in the awkward position of having to go around the nation and every weekend always take care of national issues and business that required him to be outside of his district,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who is running for Senate. “I’m home in Georgia every single weekend.”

“Ultimately it might have cost him his elected position but good leaders will sacrifice to do what they believe is right,” said Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.).

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; itstheamnestystupid
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1 posted on 06/12/2014 6:43:20 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Cue up “96 Tears” on the turntable...


2 posted on 06/12/2014 6:45:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: cotton1706

Barf


3 posted on 06/12/2014 6:46:29 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: cotton1706

It’s not often that tears drives me to smile, but in this case...


4 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:10 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: cotton1706

BBF
Butt Buddies Forever


5 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:16 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cotton1706

The Weeper comes through for his Little Buddy.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:30 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

7 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cotton1706
fabulous - this guy is really unstable, and the dems play him like a fiddle

will they be as charitable to Brat?

part of me wants to say GTFO "we won get over it"

8 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:38 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: cotton1706

Freakin’ cry Baby needs his bottle... and his last tax payer pay check.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 6:48:20 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: cotton1706
Good God.

This man is a drunken, crying lush.

10 posted on 06/12/2014 6:48:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cotton1706

-— “There was a whole lot of standing ovations for everything that [Cantor] said,” Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah). “It felt like I was at a mortuary watching a viewing.” -—

This ain’t no citizen-legislature.

If this isn’t an advertisement for congressional term limits, I don’t know what is. Congress would never pass such a measure, pointing up the need for a convention of the states, as Levin has suggested.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 6:49:07 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: cotton1706
Republicans had gathered to honor their leader as he announced plans to leave his leadership on July 31, after losing his primary race on Tuesday. For at least short time, his colleagues stopped their jockeying to replace him and offered words of praise.

Suck it, Establishment.

12 posted on 06/12/2014 6:49:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cotton1706

13 posted on 06/12/2014 6:50:05 AM PDT by maggief
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To: cotton1706

Long past time for John to get in touch with his masculine side.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 6:50:13 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: cotton1706

these jerks need to learn they answer to us...not the other way around.

Who wants to bet lesson not learned?


15 posted on 06/12/2014 6:51:10 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cotton1706

This is sickening. Arrogant, pathetic JERKS.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: cotton1706

“Eric Cantor was one of the five most influential people in the United States of America in unseating Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and giving us a Republican majority”

. . .

They are delusional. They really believe it was THEIR doing.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 6:52:07 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: dfwgator

Damn! You beat me to it!


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cotton1706

19 posted on 06/12/2014 6:53:41 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ilgipper

“Who wants to bet lesson not learned?”

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/06/12/cantor-backs-establishment-republican-to-replace-him-as-majority-leader/

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor began saying his goodbyes Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was unseated by his tea party opponent in Virginia’s 7th District primary.

“While I may have had a — suffered a personal setback last night, I couldn’t be more optimistic about the future of this country,” he said at a press conference Wednesday.

(snip)

Campaigning for Cantor’s job has already begun: Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the majority whip, began lining up support from committee chairs Wednesday. Perhaps most importantly, he has the support of Cantor, who threw his weight behind McCarthy at the press conference.

“I think he’d make an outstanding majority leader,” Cantor said. “I will be backing him with my full support.”

(snip)

Members said House Speaker John Boehner sounded like he was choking up while he spoke about the history he shared with his top lieutenant.

“This is a speech I never expected to give,” he said. “I want to start by offering a heartfelt thanks to Eric and his staff for their service to our conference, our institution and our country.”

Quoting Winston Churchill, Boehner advised Cantor to have ‘the courage to continue.”

“He was held in high regard as a leader, so we’re feeling the pain,” said Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., his eyes red.

“A lot of tears. I’ve never seen such grace in all of my life,” said Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., fighting back tears. “He is doing the right thing for the conference.”

“He wants to keep us all united and I just think he is doing a fabulous job and he is going to do well into the future and we all stand behind him.”


20 posted on 06/12/2014 6:54:46 AM PDT by maggief
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To: cotton1706

Perhaps Boehner sees the future...his own ouster.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 6:55:05 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Manless, pathetic criers.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 6:55:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cotton1706
giving us a Republican majority

But a majority that is impotent is also feckless.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 6:58:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cotton1706

“Eric Cantor was one of the five most influential people in the United States of America in unseating Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and giving us a Republican majority,” said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).

Then he turned on the REAL people who unseated Pelosi...the true conservatives.

It’s obvious Boner and the rest didn’t get the message.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: maggief
LOL! Geesh! How did this guy ever get to be Speaker? No wonder 0bama/Pelosi/Reid have run rampant over him. They must laugh themselves silly over his ineptitude. This guy cries at the drop of a hat.

He must have been on the receiving end of regular 'wedgies' in the locker room at Moeller High School.

25 posted on 06/12/2014 7:00:50 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

When is the canonization?


26 posted on 06/12/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: maggief

Sounds like these elitists would love to have Cantor as Speaker. Do not be surprised if Boner steps down and they try it.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 7:02:27 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: cotton1706

“Eric Cantor was one of the five most influential people in the United States of America in unseating Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and giving us a Republican majority,” said Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).

#################

No, Mo. Conservative voters (fewer and fewer of them identifying as Republican by the way) pushed out the Democratic majority, allowing a different set of scavengers to devour the banquet. You and others derive your office from the VOTERS - or not, as in the case of Cantor.

You see Mo, we keep looking for gladiators, and instead we keep getting golf caddies. We have no need for golf caddies, and they will be replaced like your friend there.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 7:04:53 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: cotton1706

Please get a Speaker of the House who has some balls!!!!


29 posted on 06/12/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uC5m-IRns

30 posted on 06/12/2014 7:06:30 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cotton1706
Boehner...get some balls!
31 posted on 06/12/2014 7:07:22 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: cotton1706
“Eric Cantor was one of the five most influential people in the United States of America in unseating Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker and giving us a Republican majority”

Which you then totally squandered doing NOTHING.

32 posted on 06/12/2014 7:09:16 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: jwalsh07

I don’t think there is one beyond the cosmetically enhanced men’s clothing store mannequin appearance.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 7:09:21 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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To: cotton1706

Does this clown EVER stop for a moment to think how ridiculous it looks when the Speaker of the House publicly blubbers?

Can we PLEASE get a replacement....


34 posted on 06/12/2014 7:10:15 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ilgipper

Not me, after reading that it’s clear they haven’t learned anything.
Empty suits with law degrees in a pity party
Voters are scared to death about their futures as the country collapses
And this is what is going on up there


35 posted on 06/12/2014 7:12:47 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: cotton1706

Bye Bye Juanito..too bad we knew ya’


36 posted on 06/12/2014 7:17:30 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: cotton1706

Feelings are neither right nor wrong. They just are.

Not what you do with those feelings — different story.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 7:18:53 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: cotton1706

Probably because he now knows his days are numbered.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 7:25:16 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: cotton1706
Other members said they believed that Cantor lost his job to protect theirs. “I think Eric was in the awkward position of having to go around the nation and every weekend always take care of national issues and business that required him to be outside of his district,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who is running for Senate.

Delusional. Must be a symptom of Potomac Fever.

39 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: cotton1706
Clearly, Boehner is not mentally stable enough to hold his current position. I think his drinking has a lot to do with his emotional displays. But whatever the reasons, he is an embarrassment as a House speaker and needs to step aside. This is not leadership.
40 posted on 06/12/2014 7:41:28 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: cotton1706

... John Boehner began to cry....

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As he ponders his own future.


41 posted on 06/12/2014 7:42:11 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: cotton1706

“One must have a heart of stone to read Dickens’ account of the death of Little Nell without bursting out laughing.” — Oscar Wilde


42 posted on 06/12/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: Psalm 144

You see Mo, we keep looking for gladiators, and instead we keep getting golf caddies.

(((
Good one!


43 posted on 06/12/2014 7:45:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: ThomasMore

Mind your language please; there are ladies present.


44 posted on 06/12/2014 7:46:16 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Awgie

Mind your language please; there are ladies present.


45 posted on 06/12/2014 7:47:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: workerbee

I listened to some of their speeches on Hanity yesterday. Not one word of congratulation or conciliation to Brat.

Are the e-Republicans going to support him at all in the general election?

Do they hate conservatives so much that they would rather have a Democrat?

You are right. They are JERKS.


46 posted on 06/12/2014 7:47:58 AM PDT by super7man
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To: maggief; All

” - - - - Republican voters are not happy with the GOP’s establishment position on amnesty for illegal immigrants and other hot-button issues fracturing the party. - - - “

The above quote, from another (today) FR thread article by author Adrianna Cohen describes the disconnection between the GOP-E leadership and that of the Republican voter.

To her credit, she did not rely on the usual defensive Liberal smokescreen tactic of using Liberal Media Polls based on OPINIONS to magically transform her case into a beyond question “Scientific” Case.

What Ms. Cohen and much of the rest of the Right and Left Stream Media are mis-reporting is that there is a “fracture” in the Republican Party.

The basic assumption of these journalists is that a political party must be monolithic, united, and speak “with one voice.”

Any deviation of opinion within the party is viewed as a danger that must be quickly healed before it becomes, (gasp!), a fracture.

The current Democrat Party is a perfect end example of what today’s Journalists view as normal political party behavior.

The reality is that The GOP-E Leadership has chosen to arrogantly ISOLATE itself from its voters.

The triple Presidential losses of Dole, McCain and Romney has curiously served to strengthen the GOP-E Leadership’s resolve to isolate themselves even more from their former and present Republican voters.

While the GOP-E Leadership has been busy appeasing, caving-in and otherwise “marching to the drum beat” of Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi, they have marched themselves into ever-increasing isolation.

After 4 + years of handing Obama a blank check, ignoring all illegal bypasses of Congress and caving-in to whatever Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi demand, the GOP-E Leadership has effectively isolated itself in the eyes of the average Republican Voter.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 8:03:03 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706


48 posted on 06/12/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: cotton1706
What a bunch of pathetic eunuchs these pubbies are.

Grow a pair Boehner

49 posted on 06/12/2014 8:09:03 AM PDT by turducken
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To: Lazamataz

Maybe a closet homo!?


50 posted on 06/12/2014 8:11:47 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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