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Eric Cantor quitting Congress Aug. 18 (Buh Bye!)
politico.com ^ | 8/1/14 | Jonathan Topaz

Posted on 08/01/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT by cotton1706

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
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1 posted on 08/01/2014 5:06:43 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Wow, what a sore loser.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:09:40 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Hey Obama! Wake up and piss! The World's on FIRE!)
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To: cotton1706

Now you can look forward to him becoming a K Street whore representing anyone with a few million dollars and an agenda against American liberties, self-interests and ideals.

We’ll see just how against everyone he actually is by who he’ll take money from without the threat of “those damn elections” ever again.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:55 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: cotton1706
Surprised it took him even that long to find a new job on K Street.
4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:11:57 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: cotton1706

In 2 weeks he will be lobbying his former colleagues and garnering millions of dollars to do it. He just won’t have to suffer anymore humiliating elections........


5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:13:20 AM PDT by JParris
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To: cotton1706

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNCM8IjtQ-o

Don’t go away mad - just go away.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:15:37 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: cotton1706

Quitter!!!


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:24:15 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cotton1706

Every time I see this movie I love it more.

8 posted on 08/01/2014 5:24:53 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: cotton1706
Eric Cantor quitting Congress Aug. 18...

and going to work for some whoring K Street outfit on Aug 19.

9 posted on 08/01/2014 5:31:36 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Is there a quote from him saying that about Palin?

Geez, what a steaming pile of chicken excrement Canton is. I’ll bet he gave Obama his training in petulance.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 5:38:37 AM PDT by mazda77 (http://www.rymanshoaf.com)
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To: cotton1706

I thought he just resigned his leadership position


11 posted on 08/01/2014 5:39:54 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: cotton1706; All

These are the kind of stupid games that DC is known for. He quits. He demands special election in Nov. the winner ends up serving immediately and hence has seniority.....these are tricks and juggling costing money for a little bit of advantage. Too clever by half


12 posted on 08/01/2014 5:45:04 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: mazda77
Flashback:

Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)

13 posted on 08/01/2014 6:04:42 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cotton1706

So is he forever going to be labeled a “quitter” like they label Palin?


14 posted on 08/01/2014 6:09:34 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: cotton1706

Don’t let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda bit ya...


15 posted on 08/01/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: cotton1706

But now who will represent the needs of the muddled milquetoasts?!?


16 posted on 08/01/2014 6:27:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: cotton1706

This shows Cantors contempt for everything outside of his career. One, he signed up for a 2 year term, complete the term. Two, he’s going to cost Virginia how much money to run a special election? He’s going to put his district through an election right before the November election for what purpose? Three, so, in case there was any doubt, this proves that Cantor is, was and will be a creep. He’s just another advertisement for the character of the GOP-e and the House GOP leadership.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 6:32:31 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: cotton1706

Time of Transition

Serving Virginians has been my highest honor

BY ERIC CANTOR

It has been the highest honor of my professional life to serve the people of Virginia’s 7th District in Congress. That is why it is with tremendous gratitude and a heavy heart that I have decided to resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18.

As I reflect on this amazing opportunity, I think of the sacrifices made by so many along the way. It starts with my grandmother who fled religious persecution in Eastern Europe and found herself a young, Jewish widow raising my dad above a grocery store in Richmond. She worked hard to make a better life for those who came after her. Never would she have imagined her grandson would sit in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have indeed lived the American dream.

My wife, Diana, our three wonderful children, and our entire family have been a part of this journey. They have always been the inspiration behind my desire to serve and I am forever grateful for their unending support.

During this time of transition for me and my family, it is my foremost desire to ensure that representation is maintained for the people of the 7th District. For this reason, I have asked Gov. McAuliffe to hold a special election on Election Day, at no additional cost to taxpayers, so my successor can be sworn in immediately in November.

It is vitally important that the constituents have a clear and strong voice during the consequential lame duck session of Congress. I believe and hope that voice will be Dave Brat. The issues that will be considered during the lame duck session this year will be crucial to the future of our country. These debates will continue into the new Congress, and the people of this district deserve to have their new voice representing them and engaging on their behalf.

This will also offer my successor the opportunity to get a head start on the incoming freshman class and provide him with seniority that will ultimately benefit the citizens of the district.

As I return to private life, Diana and I will make decisions about the future. I certainly look forward to doing what I did when I first became a Republican: advocating, as a private citizen, for the conservative solutions to the problems we face that will secure our nation’s greatness and provide a better life for all Americans.

We must protect families and respect faith. Communities should be free to flourish without government’s heavy hand. America must always be the land of equal opportunity, where hard work is rewarded and the American dream is open to all. And we must always protect the most vulnerable among us, and support those who seek liberty around the world.

One of the special things about America is that these principles and the conservative solutions that will help us reaffirm them aren’t the exclusive property of those elected to government. These ideas and the opportunity to fight for them and see them achieved belong to all Americans.

Our country faces many challenges. Too many Americans have lost confidence in the country’s future, and it is not hard to see why. The American Dream often seems to be in retreat at home, while American power and principles are receding abroad.

Too many children are condemned to a bad school because of their ZIP code. Access to a quality education is the civil rights issue of our time and I will continue fighting for reforms that empower children and parents wherever they live and whatever their income. Addressing our education challenges also includes the skyrocketing cost of college. Government has been driving up that cost and public policy has to switch gears.

I believe that we can once again have an economy that produces well-paying jobs that not only put food on the table but help put money in the bank. Reforming taxes and regulations to promote growth is one important step. But we must also keep working to bridge the widening skills gap by ensuring that workers have the opportunity to learn new skills so they can access and keep quality jobs.

Our economic strength is intertwined with our global presence. We have been shrinking from the world in recent years, abandoning the mantle of leadership that generations of brave Americans fought to attain. The result has been growing instability, declining American influence and gathering danger. Our allies no longer trust us, and our enemies no longer fear us. The Middle East is in chaos. Terror is on the rise. Iran is marching toward full nuclear capability and Russia has invaded a sovereign nation with few consequences.

Earlier in my lifetime our country went through a period of precipitous decline, but then recovered. I became a Republican because I heard Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Dick Obenshain and so many others advocating the ideas that created that recovery. While these were all great men, what was truly powerful were the ideas they were advancing.
While my days as a congressman will soon be behind me, my days of fighting for those ideas as a citizen are ahead of me. I’d like to thank the voters, my neighbors, my friends, for giving me the extraordinary opportunity to serve, and I look forward to continuing to work for an America that works and an America that leads.

Eric Cantor was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in 2000.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 7:13:25 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Unfortunately congress has a doorkeeper so the door is not going to hit him where it should.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 7:21:42 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: cotton1706

Don’t let the door hit you, Cantor, in dot dot dot!


20 posted on 08/01/2014 8:24:00 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: cotton1706

Hope someone follows the money on this, reports where Cantor is going and who he’ll be working for.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 8:26:32 AM PDT by Kenny
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