Skip to comments.Eric Cantor: If You’ve Got Anger Working for You, Let It Be” [How GOP ... aided rise of Trump]
Posted on 07/27/2017 2:25:42 PM PDT by HokieMom
Theres no such narrative around Eric Cantor, the former Republican House majority leader from Richmond who was spectacularly ousted in his 2014 primary by a no-name economics professor.
Lets back up a moment. Remember the summer of 2013, when the Defund Obamacare Tour drove the news cycle all through Congresss August recess? The town halls organized by the political arm of the Heritage Foundation enlivened the base and furthered what had been the GOPs core message since 2010that Obamacare was bad and, if Americans helped Republicans hold both chambers, it could be repealed.
Cantor helped create that perception. Earlier that summerafter many failed attempts over the years to shred the law piecemealCantor promised colleagues that the House would vote on a full repeal. But even after it did, the measure was dead on arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate. Cantorin Congress 13 years and, fairly or unfairly, once thought to be above electoral reproachpaid the price. His 2014 avenger, now-congressman David Brat, bludgeoned him for being soft on Obamacare, among other things. But the failure to make a dent in the law landed a bigger blow on the party. After seven years of pledging they could dismantle Obamacare, if only they had control of Congress and the White House, Republicansat last in charge of bothhave faced deep divisions over a replacement.
He goes further: To give the impression that if Republicans were in control of the House and Senate, that we could do that when Obama was still in office . . . . His voice trails off and he shakes his head. I never believed it.
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Time to Primary the rest of the Cantor-like GOPe in 2018!
Holy Beta Males, Bat Man!
What a pic! He has a sidewalk crack going right up into his butt.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that...
Cantor is the perfect type of Washingtonian Magazine Republican; squishy and easily rolled.
I want people to be encouraged and reminded that we can stand firm, fight back, and take out the establishment. No need to go third party and give it to the Dems — unity and primary those like Cantor.
You’re right! I thought there was something odd about the pic.
He’s so wrong. We ain’t just blowing off steam and then going back to accepting their plans for our demise in a global utopia. The rest of the GOPe will find that out soon enough. I hope they find out in time to make the 2018 election a referendum on Trump that gives them a tidal wave election, instead of a referendum on McConnell/Ryan and the GOPe, which will make the election a blowout of all Republicans and hand the Senate, maybe even the House, over to the Obama party.
What an astute political observer. NOT!
He actually thinks the GOP helped get Trump elected.
Trump got elected despite the GOP.
What a fool.
The GOP certainly played a role, but the truth is all of WDC caused the rise of Donald Trump. The smug know it alls in Congress, the huge worthless bureaucracies, the K street crowd, and the humongous amount of money that drowns everything inside the beltway, and on and on. And yes Cantor, you played a role. I am tired of it and everyone I know is too.
“Trump got elected despite the GOP”
Easy to say but not true. The GOP mechanism had a good get out the vote program and spent a bunch of money for Donald Trump. I have a lot of problems with GOPe now. But the organization turned out and did a good job.
You are correct. Rank-and-file convention delegates didn’t have much problem with Trump either, despite predictions of fixes and claims here on FR that anyone connected to the GOP must be corrupt.
Most Republicans outside of DC see themselves as good soldiers. Sometimes not to bright, but good.
LOL, so the same GOPe that was feeding Trump crap sandwiches every 12 hours or so right up until election day, was actually helping him by doing that?
U.S. grade A Bull “Stuff!”
Trump was elected despite the GOP.
The GOP tossed all but one caucus to Cruz.
Trump skunked both parties.
Take a look at the convention, the “Names” that refused to come and support Trump.
You need to rethink this.
You two don’t remember these folks trashing Trump constantly last year?
Practically the whole former GOP internet entities bashing Trump, you don’t remember?
You don’t remember that Ted Cruz took a pass 95% of the time from the Convention on to election day, remaining mute on support for Trump?
This is how you get the vote out for a guy? Really?
“Most Republicans outside of DC see themselves as good soldiers. Sometimes not to bright, but good.”
I see you’ve never been to Illinois.
Who? Is he still living?
Ya think anyone buys that?
For the past nearly 30 years the GOP was little more than a private insiders club for frauds and liars to line their own pockets.
Don't believe me, just look at the state of affairs in every direction...They left Trump and the rest of us in the U.S. with an unmitigated disaster we still might never recover from.
“....an unmitigated disaster we still might never recover from. “
an excellent description of the “swamp.” Certainly the GOP has played role on the national pursuit toward European socialism. However it has been the Democratic Party in the drivers seat and Obama and Hilary were unbelievably successful moving us to the nefarious goal.
They've not always been in the drivers seat. And the democrats were only successful because Republicans aided and abetted them.
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