Can Eric Cantor redeem the Republican Party and himself?

Feb 25, 2013 Full story: www.newyorker.com 20

"People don't think Republicans have their back," Cantor said. The problem is not "necessarily our policies" but how "we've been portrayed." Photograph by Christopher Morris.

Every year, Republican members of the House of Representatives retreat from Washington to assess their political fortunes. This year, they gathered in mid-January, at the Kingsmill Resort, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Crayz MD

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#1 Feb 25, 2013
come on Bill! mov on the DC, wait til next election OK start somethings funnie ;)
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#2 Feb 25, 2013
Crayz MD wrote:
come on Bill! mov on the DC, wait til next election OK start somethings funnie ;)
The fate of the GOP in the next election is being decided now. So far it looks pretty shakey.
Fire Congress

Huntsville, AL

#3 Feb 25, 2013
We are getting played. Fire them all

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#4 Feb 25, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>The fate of the GOP in the next election is being decided now. So far it looks pretty shakey.
I hope you're right, but never overestimate the intelligence of the American people.

Since: Apr 07

Oak Ridge, TN

#5 Feb 25, 2013
The Republican Party is being purged of the RINOs. There are far better candidates to run against the Democrats than the RINOs have allowed to run in the past 15 elections.

That is why many of us are running against the Party choices and we have been winning. You will see more of the same in this coming election. The only question is can we defeat the Democrats in the Senate in this up coming election and maintain what we have in the house if not improve our numbers in the House.

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#6 Feb 25, 2013
Jim Hayden wrote:
The Republican Party is being purged of the RINOs. There are far better candidates to run against the Democrats than the RINOs have allowed to run in the past 15 elections.
That is why many of us are running against the Party choices and we have been winning. You will see more of the same in this coming election. The only question is can we defeat the Democrats in the Senate in this up coming election and maintain what we have in the house if not improve our numbers in the House.
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I would paste your posts, but I don't have an outhouse.

In a way you're helping the sane people of our country, with your flaccid polemic. Soon no one will want to go near you, for fear they might have an allergy to fruitcake.

Since: Apr 07

Oak Ridge, TN

#7 Feb 25, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I would paste your posts, but I don't have an outhouse.
In a way you're helping the sane people of our country, with your flaccid polemic. Soon no one will want to go near you, for fear they might have an allergy to fruitcake.
And exactly what are you talking about?

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#8 Feb 25, 2013
Jim Hayden wrote:
<quoted text>
And exactly what are you talking about?
Jim, you seem to have an ideology which I regard as mean-spirited, irresponsible, oblivious to those who suffer, insulting to a president I greatly admire, and altogether harmful to my country. My objective is to neutralize any influence you may have over the mental lightweights who may read your misanthropic words and mistake them for patriotism.

Since: Apr 07

Oak Ridge, TN

#9 Feb 25, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Jim, you seem to have an ideology which I regard as mean-spirited, irresponsible, oblivious to those who suffer, insulting to a president I greatly admire, and altogether harmful to my country. My objective is to neutralize any influence you may have over the mental lightweights who may read your misanthropic words and mistake them for patriotism.
Actually I hold your president with very little regard simply because his is ineligible to be President based upon his lack of leadership skills and his inability to engage our enemies and defeat them. I am opposed to his continued efforts to grant those living here illegally amnesty. I also oppose his constant attempts of causing division among our citizens. However most of all I most strongly oppose his granting a safe haven for our enemies. It is the primary responsibility to protect us against our enemies and not harbor them.

Stating that he is a halfbreed bastard is just stating a simple fact. but that has absolutely nothing to do with why I am opposed to him.

Now before you get the wrong idea. Both Bush Sr. and Jr. started wars without getting a clear Declaration of War from the United States Congress. Then after calling up our troops they both screwed it up. I mean once you start an air attack you DO NOT let up until your troops are on the ground and ready to attack. Both of them used our National Guard to fight a foreign war thus pulling them off of our borders leaving our borders wide open. You don't want me to get started on Clinton or Reagan. As far as I am concerned the last qualified President we had was Eisenhower. Every President we have had after Ike have been totally incompetent boobs Sorry but as a United States Combat Veteran I have every right to tell everybody what our political leaders are doing wrong not only from my combat training but my actual combat experience. For example it is insane to put our troops in vehicles that will not stop a 22 round fired art them. Also it is totally insane to give your enemies the ability to reinforce their defensive positions by only bombing them after it gets dark. The idea of bombing the enemy is to keep them pined down until your ground troops are able to attack them killing them all.

So while you may see Obama as some kind of a hero I see him as just another incompetent boob who is getting our people killed and wounded so very unnecessarily. While you may see Obama as a great leader I see a person who is encouraging our enemies to kill even more American citizens on American soil. As an American businessman I know that you do not get a business back on it's feet by cutting off it's source of income. Obama cause the unemployment of over 6 million Americans within the first year of his taking office. We currently have the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression thanks to Obama's economic policies. Our GPA is at the lowest point since the Great Depression. In other words because of Obama our people are out of work, our industries are stagnant while we are importing millions of illegals who collect Welfare and take American jobs.

So pardon me if I continue pointing out what a total boob Obama is.

Since: Apr 07

Oak Ridge, TN

#10 Feb 25, 2013
AND NO

You can't blame Bush or the Republicans for Obama's screw ups Sorry but it does not hold water any longer.

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nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Feb 25, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I hope you're right, but never overestimate the intelligence of the American people.
We did that last November...
Now look at the mess we're in.
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Feb 25, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Jim, you seem to have an ideology which I regard as mean-spirited, irresponsible, oblivious to those who suffer, insulting to a president I greatly admire, and altogether harmful to my country. My objective is to neutralize any influence you may have over the mental lightweights who may read your misanthropic words and mistake them for patriotism.
You admire the idiotinchief. Says a lot about you. poor guy.

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#13 Feb 26, 2013
Mr. Cantor does not understand that the GOP is out of touch with reality.

He believes that the GOP simply has a PR problem.

He is like Quasi at the Quackerdaro.
Ucare4Obama

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#14 Feb 26, 2013
Jim Hayden wrote:
AND NO
You can't blame Bush or the Republicans for Obama's screw ups Sorry but it does not hold water any longer.
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wow- long time no C jim! how many vote U got 2012?!! keep trying 2016...i like dat!! don't give up EZ OK;-00

Since: Apr 07

Oak Ridge, TN

#15 Feb 26, 2013
Ucare4Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
wow- long time no C jim! how many vote U got 2012?!! keep trying 2016...i like dat!! don't give up EZ OK;-00
I took another direction just prior to the election when I was unable to get on the ballot. I have been working Facebook building my support for a 2016 run.

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#16 Feb 26, 2013
Jim Hayden wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually I hold your president with very little regard simply because his is ineligible to be President based upon his lack of leadership skills and his inability to engage our enemies and defeat them. I am opposed to his continued efforts to grant those living here illegally amnesty. I also oppose his constant attempts of causing division among our citizens. However most of all I most strongly oppose his granting a safe haven for our enemies. It is the primary responsibility to protect us against our enemies and not harbor them.
Stating that he is a halfbreed bastard is just stating a simple fact. but that has absolutely nothing to do with why I am opposed to him.
Now before you get the wrong idea. Both Bush Sr. and Jr. started wars without getting a clear Declaration of War from the United States Congress. Then after calling up our troops they both screwed it up. I mean once you start an air attack you DO NOT let up until your troops are on the ground and ready to attack. Both of them used our National Guard to fight a foreign war thus pulling them off of our borders leaving our borders wide open. You don't want me to get started on Clinton or Reagan. As far as I am concerned the last qualified President we had was Eisenhower. Every President we have had after Ike have been totally incompetent boobs Sorry but as a United States Combat Veteran I have every right to tell everybody what our political leaders are doing wrong not only from my combat training but my actual combat experience. For example it is insane to put our troops in vehicles that will not stop a 22 round fired art them. Also it is totally insane to give your enemies the ability to reinforce their defensive positions by only bombing them after it gets dark. The idea of bombing the enemy is to keep them pined down until your ground troops are able to attack them killing them all.
So while you may see Obama as some kind of a hero I see him as just another incompetent boob who is getting our people killed and wounded so very unnecessarily. While you may see Obama as a great leader I see a person who is encouraging our enemies to kill even more American citizens on American soil. As an American businessman I know that you do not get a business back on it's feet by cutting off it's source of income. Obama cause the unemployment of over 6 million Americans within the first year of his taking office. We currently have the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression thanks to Obama's economic policies. Our GPA is at the lowest point since the Great Depression. In other words because of Obama our people are out of work, our industries are stagnant while we are importing millions of illegals who collect Welfare and take American jobs.
So pardon me if I continue pointing out what a total boob Obama is.
I did not get the wrong idea. My idea that you are a bigoted madman is unchanged. If anything, I would add that you are also an egomaniac.

You are also loose with the facts. You claim that our current unemployment rate is highest since the Great Depression. That is a distortion from right wing sources and an outright lie.

Obama inherited the problem from the totally incompetent George W. Bush. He has prevented a worldwide depression and, despite Republican obstructionism, has made some progress. The rest of your diatribe is based on your warped view of reality (which of course includes you fanciful notion that you could be president).

Since: Apr 07

Oak Ridge, TN

#17 Feb 26, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I did not get the wrong idea. My idea that you are a bigoted madman is unchanged. If anything, I would add that you are also an egomaniac.
You are also loose with the facts. You claim that our current unemployment rate is highest since the Great Depression. That is a distortion from right wing sources and an outright lie.
Obama inherited the problem from the totally incompetent George W. Bush. He has prevented a worldwide depression and, despite Republican obstructionism, has made some progress. The rest of your diatribe is based on your warped view of reality (which of course includes you fanciful notion that you could be president).
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/us-...
Deep thoughts

Gloucester, VA

#18 Mar 26, 2013
You got 461 likes on Faceborg. You're a star!

Srsly, after seeing what congress and the senate aren't doing because they don't like the president, do you really feel that anyone who has a lick of sense would vote another one of them into a position of power? I personally would never vote for a person who calls this country's elected leader bad things. You say you were in the military. You should have learned that you don't bad mouth your commander in chief.

NO MORE TINFOIL HAT WEARING POLITICIANS IN THE U.S.A
Sean Hannity

Gloucester, VA

#19 Apr 5, 2013
Jim Hayden wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually I hold your president with very little regard simply because his is ineligible to be President based upon his lack of leadership skills and his inability to engage our enemies and defeat them. I am opposed to his continued efforts to grant those living here illegally amnesty. I also oppose his constant attempts of causing division among our citizens. However most of all I most strongly oppose his granting a safe haven for our enemies. It is the primary responsibility to protect us against our enemies and not harbor them.
Stating that he is a halfbreed bastard is just stating a simple fact. but that has absolutely nothing to do with why I am opposed to him.
Now before you get the wrong idea. Both Bush Sr. and Jr. started wars without getting a clear Declaration of War from the United States Congress. Then after calling up our troops they both screwed it up. I mean once you start an air attack you DO NOT let up until your troops are on the ground and ready to attack. Both of them used our National Guard to fight a foreign war thus pulling them off of our borders leaving our borders wide open. You don't want me to get started on Clinton or Reagan. As far as I am concerned the last qualified President we had was Eisenhower. Every President we have had after Ike have been totally incompetent boobs Sorry but as a United States Combat Veteran I have every right to tell everybody what our political leaders are doing wrong not only from my combat training but my actual combat experience. For example it is insane to put our troops in vehicles that will not stop a 22 round fired art them. Also it is totally insane to give your enemies the ability to reinforce their defensive positions by only bombing them after it gets dark. The idea of bombing the enemy is to keep them pined down until your ground troops are able to attack them killing them all.
So while you may see Obama as some kind of a hero I see him as just another incompetent boob who is getting our people killed and wounded so very unnecessarily. While you may see Obama as a great leader I see a person who is encouraging our enemies to kill even more American citizens on American soil. As an American businessman I know that you do not get a business back on it's feet by cutting off it's source of income. Obama cause the unemployment of over 6 million Americans within the first year of his taking office. We currently have the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression thanks to Obama's economic policies. Our GPA is at the lowest point since the Great Depression. In other words because of Obama our people are out of work, our industries are stagnant while we are importing millions of illegals who collect Welfare and take American jobs.
So pardon me if I continue pointing out what a total boob Obama is.
Just stick to my talking points and you will be fine.
C Oincidence

Bryn Mawr, PA

#20 Apr 18, 2013
RepubliCANt Eric Cantor can't redeem any politician if he continues to act and think like one.

Recently involved in passing bill S. 716 and/or making 'adjustments' or weakening the Stock Act ie stock reporting requirements for federal officials and politicians. Cantor was one of the first to want to strip down or weaken the bill that would've required federal official ownership of stock publically disclosed in companies the government is involved with. Federal officials and politicians shouldn't even own stock involved in government business for conflict of interest reasons alone.

Also in Cantor's Stock Act Bill was legislation weakening corruption prosecutions.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/726...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/s...

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