Loser Eric Cantor offers odd advice to GOP winners

Voters gave Republicans a mandate, not a license for capitulation 

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor doles out advice to the new GOP-led House and Senate in this CNBC commentary in which he arrogantly offers guidance on how to lead.

“Republicans want to repeal the president’s health-care law and oppose his efforts to regulate climate change and his unilateral moves on immigration. The president opposes the Republican plans for entitlement reform and tax reform,” wrote Cantor. “It would be a disservice to the American people if the next two years are spent simply relitigating these differences.”

Instead, he says, Republicans and President Obama must come together to “focus on areas where they agree and where progress can be made.” Specifically, Cantor recommends the GOP avoid hot button, controversial issues like illegal immigration and repealing Obamacare and instead focus on such pressing issues as “moving swiftly on trade promotion authority and finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a new agreement with Europe (TTIP).

Sure thing, Mr. Cantor.

In a historic and unprecedented election —- no majority leader has ever suffered such a primary defeat —- stunning Washington insiders and the GOP establishment, Eric Cantor was soundly flattened last June in the Virginia (CD-7) Republican primary by conservative economics professor and first-time candidate Dave Brat. The 56-44 percent trouncing came despite Cantor outspending his novice rival by nearly 40-to-1.

Dave Brat piqued voter interest as he exposed Cantor’s support of granting legal status for illegals who ostensibly entered the U.S. as children —- although there is no reliable manner of verifying such age claims. Brat rightly called it “amnesty” and accused Cantor of being in “cahoots” with Democrats to push through an immigration plan this year.

This memory refresher explains why Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) are leading the charge to challenge House Speaker John Boehner. Freshman Rep. Brat (R-Va.), previously said he would back Boehner, but reversed course Sunday night. “While I like Speaker Boehner personally, he will not have my support for Speaker,” Brat wrote in an op-ed on Breitbart. Garth Kant, writing for WND names those brave souls who are lining up against the powerful Speaker. Arizona Republican Paul Gosar (CD-4) is the lone Arizona Republican on the list.

The election for Speaker takes place at noon (ET) today, Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

23 Responses to Loser Eric Cantor offers odd advice to GOP winners

  1. State Delegate says:

    “It would be a disservice to the American people” (Cantor’s words) if the House majority caves to Obama. It’s this type of thought that is destroying confidence in our system. How do you work with a man who disregards the US Constitution and governs by executive fiat? Boehner has been weak in the face of these outrageous overreaches and needs to be replaced. Kudos to AZ Re; Paul Gosar for showing some spine. The rest of our pathetic delegation are too worried about losing plum committee appointments.

    • Doc says:

      I can’t believe Schwiekert isn’t voting against this cowardly pig (SEE??? I Can be “polite! Calling boehner a pig is disrespectful to th’ pig…) after th’ back stabbin’ he received from boehner.
      …oh…wait a minit…I CAN believe it. Arizona re-elected a R.I.N.O….HYOOOOOJE surprise…

      • Anna Gaines says:

        Schweikert has betrayed us, his Constituents who trusted him to vote for a Speaker with a spine, instead of a crybaby! Shame on those who ignore the requests of their constituents.
        We’ll remember in November 2016.

      • Doc says:

        Anna-If you’re a constituent of th’ congresscritter…you should call his local office & let ’em know about th’ length of your memory.

  2. Villanova says:

    The Heritage Foundation lists the “Top 10 Abusive Executive Actions by the Obama Administration.” THIS is apparently what Eric Cantor thinks should be overlooked as the elected Republicans try to work with King Obama…..or in Cantor’s foolish words. “focus on areas where they agree and where progress can be made.” In which of these areas is there room for agreement? Obama is working unilaterally to bring America to her knees. Boehner is a spineless, crying jerk, who will probably be reelected by other spineless jerks.

    http://www.heritage.org/research/factsheets/2014/02/top-10-abusive-executive-actions-by-the-obama-administration

    • Anna Gaines says:

      Yes, and we, the AZ voters can remove those spineless jerks.
      We’ve had enough betrayal from them. The P.C.s are the ones going house to house asking for votes for those traitors and this is what we get in return? I’m one of the thousands of callers who called their offices to ask them not to vote for Boehner. Did they listen? Obviously not. My sincere thanks to Congressman Gosar who was the only loyal Representative of our State.

  3. Kent says:

    Watch this video from the Daily Caller where voters in Florida tell their congressman to vote against Speaker Boehner and he dodges and weaves:
    http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/05/florida-constituents-pressure-desantis-to-vote-against-boehner-video/

  4. goodyearconservative says:

    Trent Franks, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert and probably McSally will back O’Boehner. Paul Gosar is the only one who said no.

    I hope he runs against McCain in 2016. We need more people like Mr.Gosar that will stand up to the establishment.

    While Paul Gosar did advocate for amnesty a couple of years ago it looks likes he’s starting to regret that op-ed.

  5. Weary Of Lies says:

    Off topic somewhat, although still exposing a volley of government garbage.
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free gun locks to veterans as long as they provide details on the number of guns they own and their home address. If this doesn’t raise concerns about a government-run gun registry, can anyone in support of this lunacy tell me what will raise their anntenna?

    BTW, I called Rep. David Schweikert’s DC office urging a vote against Boehner and got less than nothing from the staffer I spoke with early this moning.

    • Anna Gaines says:

      We won’t be forgetting this betrayal of trust from Schweikert. I got the same response you did from his staff in Phoenix.
      The office in D.C. wasn’t even answering the calls. They may just lose the gains of this Mid-Term elections and in 2016 lose the advantage. Voters gave the Republicans the vote as a sign they they needed change for the better. With Boehner in the Speakers position, there won’t be any changes and the voters will give up on the GOP for good.

  6. Doc says:

    …boehner is re-elected:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/228613-house-elects-boehner-as-speaker-with-x-defections

    …un-freekin’-believable. Our other reps did in fact vote in favor of this moron………

  7. goodyearconservative says:

    Everyone that voted for Boehner ought to be primaried. A vote for Boehner is pretty much a vote for Obama and Pelosi’s liberal agenda.

  8. LD 23 PC says:

    After being sworn in, the disappointing Obama colluding Boehner said, “They say nothing will be accomplished here, that the division is wider, so the gridlock will be greater. That’s all fair enough. Skepticism of the government is healthy, and in our time, quite understandable. As Speaker, all I ask – and, frankly, expect – is that we disagree without being disagreeable. In return, I pledge to help each of you carry out your duties. My door, of course, is always open. Just don’t get carried away.”

    What a way to set the stage! Our frightened AZ GOP members of Congress were shaking in their boots, fearful of losing out to due Boehner’s retribution have shown us what they are made of. They all folded like wet noodles, except for Paul Gosar. Bravo for Gosar.

  9. LD 23 PC says:

    Here are the Republicans who voted against John Boehner for speaker.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/01/06/here-are-the-republicans-who-voted-against-john-boehner-for-speaker/

    And get this, Kyrsten Sinema did not support Nancy Pelosi for House minority leader!
    Sinema actually voted for moronic Georgia liberal Rep. John Lewis. There must be more going on than meets the eye.

  10. ZOO says:

    R.I.N.O. = Republican Is No Opposition

  11. Saguaro Sam says:

    Mr. Cantor went directly from Congress to a very lucrative job in New York.

  12. Borderhawk says:

    Gosar is better than the others in the AZ 4. Gosar is not to be trusted but he is the benign candidate who would be perfect to run against lunatic rant and raver McCain.

    I hope McSally and Mia Love lose the general in 2016.

    Unfortunately we can’t get rid of Franks and McSalmon as easily since they have a semi-conservative record in a safe GOP district.

    Gosar also voted present on the immigration bill which is what Steve King and Bachmann did.

  13. LEO IN TSN says:

    King RINO McBoehner and his friends (read new AZ4) will never oppose Emperor Obamao for the simple reason that he (and probably some of them) are making Millions of dollars off of Obamaocare.

    http://www.wnd.com/2015/01/boehner-profits-from-obamacare-stocks/

    Now they will make millions off of AMNESTY, by payoffs and by insider trading of the companies that will print green cards, set up services etc for illegals, and on and on.

    The House (read new AZ4) has literally sold US out.

    Change comes from the bottom up. AZ McGOP Chair Robert McGraham is up for re-election at the upcoming state convention this month. Call your LD Chairs and demand your state committeeman vote your wishes.

    God bless America.

    • LEO IN TSN says:

      PS: The first official statement by the boyish Mzzzz Rep. McMcMcSally was that she feels she has been sent to DC “to compromise” with everybody. Does that give you the warm & fuzzies – kinda like Rep. Grijalva (Communist-Baja AZ) who said he had been sent to DC to represent Sonora, MX. I’m guessing McBoehner’s primary assist to her against a conservative, Republican, military-veteran AZ patriot candidate will be repaid many times over out of CD2.

  14. jake sez says:

    That the Arizona republican delegation, with the exception of Paul Gosar, voted for Speaker Boehner was a great disappointment but was not totally unexpected. I am sure that the Arizona Four, Schweikert, Franks, Salmon and McSally, have a good excuse for their cowardly act. After all they did it for us. They argue that they would be of little value to the conservative cause without their positions of power in Washington, D.C.

    I am glad that they were not a part of the founding fathers during the American revolution. I am sure they would have pledged their allegiance to the king in order to preserve peace. It seems many of our conservative warriors have large shields to protect themselves and short swords to fight for the conservative cause.

    God Bless Gosar.

  15. SmallGovt says:

    I don’t like Country Club Republicans of which JB is and so are so many in Arizona. I also don’t understand members of Congress who don’t understand the first question LBJ used to have, “Do you have the votes?” Everything else is blather.

  16. Philip says:

    Do they do more damage to America in office or out of office….
    If your answer is both …..you will receive a degree in logic…..