Quoting from Michelle Bachmann, "[Eric Cantor] Thou protesteth too much." In the same club as Senator Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, Eric Cantor wants to become the leader of the pack. If John Boehner retires, Cantor wants to become Speaker of the House. The only thing good about that is that Eric Cantor is the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives. So much for being a party for all persons. Eric Cantor is where he is because District 7 are at least 58% wealthy Republicans living beyond suburbia in the Virginia countryside where elitists retire from urban life. The “big story” the past few days is from a phone call that the President made to Cantor to wish the Majority Leader a happy passover. Preceding that, the President made remarks blaming Republican leadership for the stalled immigration bill. Recall that at one time Marco Rubio was in the lead to drive that legislation home and his party abandoned him. Why? Because most Latino voters are Democrats and 11 million illegals becoming legal will convert a majority to becoming Democrats.
"You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue," Cantor said.
Obama responded Thursday, characterizing the conversation as "very pleasant" and suggesting Cantor was feigning indignation to bolster his conservative bonafides.
"'You know, you're always kind of surprised by the mismatch between press releases and the conversation. I wished him happy Passover,' Obama said during a White House press briefing. 'And what I said to him privately is something that … I've said publicly, which is, 'There is bipartisan support for comprehensive immigration reform … and that Congress should act, and that right now what's holding us back is House Republican leadership not willing to go ahead and let the process move forward.'
'It was a pretty friendly conversation,' he added.
A Cantor aide said Friday the majority leader would never have issued his immigration statement if Obama hadn't blamed Republicans, just hours earlier, for the impasse.
'The way to work with Congress is not to attack us in public and then call us in private,' the aide said by phone."
“Cantor on Thursday cited Obamacare delays and a lack of immigration enforcement as two ways in which Obama sidelined lawmakers to enact his own agenda, The Hill reported.
‘Our founders created a series of checks and balances for our democracy to prevent any one of the three branches of government from becoming too powerful,’ Cantor said in a statement, The Hill reported. The statement was titled ‘The Imperial Presidency.’
‘Today, this system is under threat as the executive branch continues to bypass Congress and use executive action to promote its own agenda. Most evident of the administration’s blatant disregard for the rule of law is the president’s selective implementation of Obamacare.’
Cantor charged that in some cases the administration is ‘ignoring the law, attempting to rewrite the law, or refusing to enforce the law.’”
That sounds like the Eric Cantor with whom Americans have become accustomed.
“In a speech today at the Family Research Council’s Value Voters Summit, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) assailed virtually every one of President Obama’s policies. He then offered a staunch defense of the economic benefits of marriage, saying, “Marriage has lifted more people out of poverty than any government program ever”:
We all know, as do most Americans in their hearts know, that the way for us to allow the pursuit of happiness is through individual effort. It is not through government program. And that is why we believe in traditional marriage, because marriage, more than any government program ever has or ever will, has lifted up people out of poverty, even those who felt there was no hope. Marriage has proven to be that formula which has been more successful at allowing for that pursuit of happiness. And that is why we stand tall and stand proud for traditional marriage.
For starters, as the Economic Policy Institute noted, when it comes to poverty, “the problem is a jobs and employment problem, not a marriage problem, as some commentators have suggested.” But this particular line of reasoning is interesting coming from Cantor, who has such a well-documented history of standing against same-sex marriage, despite its economic benefits.”
“Cantor went wild over the White House’s nonproliferation agenda, vowing to “turn back harmful treaties like START.” What I'm sure Cantor doesn't realize is that eliminating a pillar of the nonproliferation regime would be tantamount to turning over what has historically been a major conservative rallying cry, led by none other than President Reagan himself (whom Cantor reverently invokes in the preamble of this speech). As Reagan’s own Secretary of State, George Schultz recently said, “[President Obama] is doing an excellent job. He has put the vision out there and keeps it out there. The nuclear posture review shows he is being careful about American national security at every step. The conference of world leaders on securing fissile material is the right thing to do. Who is going to disagree with that?” Eric Cantor, apparently.”
“In 2012 71% of the Hispanic vote went for Barack Obama. That is an astounding margin of victory, and it was up 4% from 2008. Of course, what other choice did Latino voters have? All during the Republican primaries it was a race to see who could be the most jingoistic and the least compassionate about immigrants, and we all know that “immigrants” is code word for “Dirty Mexican Interlopers” in GOP-speak these days. Very clearly Republicans are frightened at the prospect of 11 million people becoming American citizens because if the math stays consistent they would be voting for their opponents at more than a 2-to-1 ratio. - See more at:”