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February 21, 2013
President Obama has said that unless he gets a second tax hike in eight weeks, he will be forced to let criminals loose on the streets, the meat at your grocery store won’t be inspected and emergency responders will be unable to do their jobs. These are false choices. We are faced with the negative effects of the sequester because Democrats have not been able to take even the smallest step towards controlling spending.
Rep. Eric Cantor • Painting President Obama as the primary cause of the looming sequester, and resulting budget cuts, which will take effect if Congress doesn’t act by next week. While neither party is particularly popular at the moment, a recent Pew/USA Today poll shows that the GOP is currently eating much of the public blame for the sequester debate, which we don’t imagine sits well with the House Majority. source
14:23 // 1 year ago
February 12, 2013
sonicbloom11:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tweeting in support of Dream Act during State of the Union.

This seems rather significant, no?

sonicbloom11:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tweeting in support of Dream Act during State of the Union.

This seems rather significant, no?

22:04 // 1 year ago
January 7, 2013

First reactions to President Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense…

  • Sen. Inhofe (R-OK): "In the months and years ahead, the Defense Department will be confronted with significant challenges from budget issues to Afghanistan policy. … I am aware of the serious concerns about some of [Hagel’s] policy positions, his record, and some of his comments that have been publicly reported. I will be seeking clarification from him about these concerns as his nomination proceeds." source
  • Sen. McCain (R-AZ): ”I have serious concerns about positions Senator Hagel has taken on a range of critical national security issues in recent years, which we will fully consider in the course of his confirmation process before the Senate Armed Services Committee.” source
  • Rep. Cantor (R-VA): "Recent reporting has made clear that Senator Hagel’s views and inflammatory statements about Israel are well outside the mainstream and raise well-founded doubts that he can be trusted to manage the special relationship the United States shares with our greatest Middle East all." source
  • Barney Frank:With the attack coming out of the right, I hope he gets confirmed.” source
15:14 // 1 year ago
January 1, 2013
16:17 // 1 year ago
April 11, 2012

Eric Cantor’s accidental donation confuses, angers many in GOP

  • $25,000 donated to anti-incumbents source

» According to the Virginia Republican, he didn’t realize he would be donating to the Campaign for Primary Accountability (CPA) when he made a deal with Illinois Republican Aaron Schock to aid fellow Illinois freshman Adam Kinzinger’s re-election bid. Kinzinger faces veteran Republican Don Manzullo, now that the two men find themselves representing the same district following recent congressional redistricting. The CPA is an anti-incumbent Super PAC which has targeted a number of Republicans who are up for re-election in November, leaving many inside the GOP wondering just what the House Majority Leader was up to.

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20:35 // 2 years ago
March 4, 2012
Top GOP Congressional figure Eric Cantor just endorsed …
"What I have seen is a very hard-fought primary. And we have seen now that the central issue about the campaign now is the economy,” Cantor said on “Meet the Press” this morning. “I just think there’s one candidate in the case who can do that, and it’s Mitt Romney.” With this statement, the House Majority Leader is now the highest-ranking member of Congress to endorse someone in the GOP primary race. (photo by Gage Skidmore)

Top GOP Congressional figure Eric Cantor just endorsed …

"What I have seen is a very hard-fought primary. And we have seen now that the central issue about the campaign now is the economy,” Cantor said on “Meet the Press” this morning. “I just think there’s one candidate in the case who can do that, and it’s Mitt Romney.” With this statement, the House Majority Leader is now the highest-ranking member of Congress to endorse someone in the GOP primary race. (photo by Gage Skidmore)

11:35 // 2 years ago
January 24, 2012
buzzfeed:

hobbitswizardskitties:

Eric Cantor is not amused.

Best face of the night.

For most people, it’s harder to frown than smile. For Eric Cantor, it’s the opposite.

buzzfeed:

hobbitswizardskitties:

Eric Cantor is not amused.

Best face of the night.

For most people, it’s harder to frown than smile. For Eric Cantor, it’s the opposite.

21:41 // 2 years ago
October 7, 2011
I am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and other cities across our country.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, talking about Occupy Wall Street. “Believe it or not, some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans,” he continued. “But you sent us here to fight for you and for all Americans. You sent us here to bring about real change in Washington, real change to your federal government. And we’re committed to do that.” Pitting of Americans against Americans? Isn’t that what you do, Eric? Let’s be honest with ourselves before we criticize others.
10:59 // 2 years ago
October 5, 2011
A top staffer to Eric Cantor is leaving the House majority leader’s office to launch a Super PAC aimed at raising Cantor’s national profile, sources told Influence Alley. The PAC will be run by Cantor’s deputy chief of staff John Murray and would give Cantor a vehicle he could use to run for vice president …
Sources: Cantor Launching Super PAC To Position for VP - Influence Alley (via brooklynmutt)

Could you imagine Cantor as VP? He and Mitch McConnell are two of the most ideologically ruthless figures in Congress. This could only end in tears.

(via brooklynmutt)

10:02 // 2 years ago
September 5, 2011
As president of the United States I want to make it very clear that we are going to meet our federal obligations because we are one country. When one part of the country gets affected, whether it’s a tornado in Joplin, Missouri or a hurricane that affects that eastern seaboard, then we come together as one country and make sure that everybody gets the help that they need.
President Barack Obama • Speaking about the need for federal disaster funding during a visit to Irene-ravaged New Jersey yesterday. This is an issue as a result of some stuff Eric Cantor said last week, suggesting that federal funding of disaster cleanup would only happen by cutting matching funding elsewhere. We like the point The Bergen Record’s Mike Kelly makes about this: “Memo to conservatives: You make good points about the need for America to get serious about government spending. But this is not a John Wayne western, with steel-eyed gunfighters making black-and-white decisions about life and death.” Conservatives are right on a surface level on this — we need to cut spending — but get down to the nitty-gritty and it’s simply not clear-cut. source (viafollow)
11:05 // 2 years ago