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Who is Eric Cantor and why was he reelected to Republican leadership?

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You know, there’s something about this Petraeus scandal that’s had me scratching my head, something I’ve been wondering ever since the Petraeus / Benghazi affair burst onto the national radar screen. And that is “who is Eric Cantor and why didn’t he take the info he had on Petraeus BEFORE the election to the rest of his House colleagues?  And shouldn’t his judgment be in question as a result of it?  In view of that, why would he be reelected to Republican leadership?  Looks like poor judgment isn’t reserved for just David Petraeus…

Cliff Kincaid at Accuracy in Media is asking the same question.

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  1. thirdtwin

    November 19th, 2012

    Because Kantor is probably ethically and/or morally compromised, too. You don’t get to that level of the game in DC without cutting a few corners. The Dems are just more ruthless and skillful at playing the “I know what you did last recess” card. That, and they have the MSM on their side.

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  2. Jerry Manderin

    November 19th, 2012

    He and Boehner were awfully silent during the Romney campaign. Those two need to speak up.

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  3. J Frank Parnell

    November 19th, 2012

    Good question. Need a nuclear-powered endoscope shoved up every RINO’s ass looking for the cancer of liberalism.

    2010 their asses till we have a clearly conservative fighting force. It’s fargin war!

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  4. Unruly Refugee

    November 19th, 2012

    Damn near every one of the complacent bastards in congress needs to be replaced by somebody who actually works for a living and stands up for America rather than sit and watch it burn.

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  5. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    Can you present any credible evidence that Cantor had information about Patraeus that he was unwilling to disclose to Congressional committees?

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  6. debzeppelin

    November 19th, 2012

    Back in 2010, Cantor was acclaimed as one of the young gun Republican leaders to watch. Here was his chance to lead, and he decided to play it safe. THIS is the leadership we’re counting on to deliver us to the Promised Land? God help the GOP.

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  7. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    “Wiz Kids” and close friends, Representatives Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy are hardly sitting on their hands. They are three of the most savvy, most conscientious, most aggressive and most effective represetatives in Congress.

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  8. Mr.Gates

    November 19th, 2012

    It’s the same reason Romney ran such a weak campaign against Obama after running a ruthless campaign again other GOP candidates. The uber rich who control this country WANT universal health care. They WANT a diminished American middle class. They WANT all of the same things the marxist democrats want. Because it gives them control over us and our lives. We’re on our own and we need to revolt. It’s time for a third party. After the dumb bastards second term, we’ll have nothing left to lose. The GOP can go on the ash heap of American failures.

    Show me one damn thing the Repubs did to defund and slow the entrenchment of Nazicare.

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  9. Mr.Gates

    November 19th, 2012

    They keep telling us, don’t worry Issa is on the case. So far he’s produced nothing since this fascist regime took over. Why the constant threats to subpoena? Just do it pantywaists!

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  10. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    John Boehner was anything but silent during the Romney Campaign. He met and surpassed his responsibilities, working diligently behind the scenest to ensure that Republicans would retain control of the HOuse, while also getting rid of dead wood.

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  11. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    Romney has only himself to lame for his loss. He shuldn’t have allowed the Democrats to define him, and most importantly, he should have defended GW’s record, which makes Obama’s record a disaster by comparison.

    But all that a narcissstic Romney wanted to discuss was his own record, not Bush’s record, which was a helluvalot more important and more relevant than Romney’s (Rino) record was. Romney was/is unfit to be POTUS. He was Obama-lite.

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  12. Tim

    November 19th, 2012

    Romney didn’t lose.

    The election was a fraud.

    Pabulum for the masses.

    The socialists allow everyone to vote – once.

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  13. ? everything

    November 19th, 2012

    @Anne, was Romney my choice? uh NO, however are you stating that Obama-lite was a poorer choice than Obama? imo it is rather hard to “define” yourself when the propagandanists are in the tank for the won. personally I think conservatives have the RNC to thank for the loss, but really 3 mil fewer votes than McLame? what I saw in the primary debates was a candidate who would say & do whatever to get the party nod (& he was their boy), but he did have help in a BIG way with the BACHMANN guardisil moment. for a very long time I have personally thought the “2 party” system is exactly that ONE SYSTEM PERIOD.

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  14. chief

    November 19th, 2012

    Sounds like a great excuse to dump him. And his blubbering orange buddy, too.

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  15. JDavid

    November 19th, 2012

    There is not a shadow of doubt in my mind that the RINO Party leadership was four-square behind life-time liberal Romney when they forced him on the Republican base that loathes him, and was in agreement with that below:

    http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Romney-s-Transition-Leader-Favors-Implementing-Obamacare

    I believe Cantor is pro-Romney/ObamaCare

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  16. JDavid

    November 19th, 2012

    …And pro-Amnesty as well, from clear back in the infamous Bush era.

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  17. Billy Fuster

    November 19th, 2012

    We are watching a carefully crafted charade.

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  18. ? everything

    November 19th, 2012

    AMEN I say to you Billy Fuster!

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  19. Metprof

    November 19th, 2012

    Boehner, is that you posting as “Anne”?

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  20. Jerry Manderin

    November 19th, 2012

    The Fine Report had a schedule of Cantor’s priorities right after the election.

    So Anne. You wanna explain THIS?!?!?!?!

    http://thefinereport.com/2012/11/eric-cantor-a-man-with-his-head-up-his-obama/

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  21. Loretta in Indiana

    November 19th, 2012

    The Republicans are their own worst enemy (and also ours)… they claim to have Conservative values, whereas they are just taking us to that cliff a little bit slower.

    In the tug of war with Liberalism, the RINOS yield to the Dems every inch of rope and then some. Both Dems and Repubs cannot be trusted anymore on ANYTHING.

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  22. bitterclinger

    November 19th, 2012

    Eric Cantor has sucked off the govt teat for all but a couple years after graduating law school. The family business is home loans and word is his family made out quite well in with TARP.

    He is as arrogant as they come despite that “boyscout” persona he cultivates. He had a libertarian opponent in 2010 who he wouldn’t debate. You see, he’s above that.

    Rep. Cantor’s wife also has a big $$ job as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

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  23. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    Why, Jerry, would you give any credence to such trash? Bizarre.

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  24. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    however are you stating that Obama-lite was a poorer choice than Obama?

    It was a win/win for Democrats, regardless of who lost.

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  25. JDavid

    November 19th, 2012

    For a large share of the electorate there was no “choice” but socialism (RomneyCare) or communism (ObamaCare and etc.), neither one of which they clearly understand. They DO understand the concept of who is going to give them the most stuff. RINOs have a long history of offering Demo-lite and being spanked for it. They want power without responsibility, like the good ol’ days before Newt and the boys slipped up and put them in the driver’s seat.
    DC insiders do not see the end of the road like those of us who have to make our way in the real world. To them this is just another election.

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  26. The Finisher

    November 19th, 2012

    Who is Eric Cantor?
    Just another spineless buffoon standing around looking like the

    ignorant jackass that he is!

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  27. JDavid

    November 19th, 2012

    GOOD NEWS!! Two of the biggest RINO-squishes on the back-stabbing RINO list have been chosen by the Establishement Herd-leaders to be forced on the base in 2016:

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/jeb-christie-on-top-for-2016/article/2513852

    They haven’t learned a thing, or they don’t give a crap…you choose. You can’t get any more Establishment Country-Club East Coast RINO than those two.

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  28. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    JDavid, please do some more reading and expand your horizons.

    Including Democrats and especally Independents, many people think that Jeb Bush was an excellent and a outstanding governor of Florida and many Floridians continue to be very fond of him, just as they aee of his brother, GW, also.

    Next to Rubio, he is the most popular politician in that state.

    A Rino and a squish he isn’t. Where’d you get that crap?

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  29. Anne

    November 19th, 2012

    * are *

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