Eric Cantor: Obama and I totally had an angry conversation about immigration yesterday

posted at 4:01 pm on April 17, 2014 by Allahpundit

It’s pitiful that we’ve reached this point, but Obama’s account of this chat really is more credible than Cantor’s. O’s position on immigration is straightforward: He wants amnesty badly, partly for legacy reasons and partly because he’s understandably keen to legalize a few million future Democratic voters, and he’s hoping the GOP will go along so that he doesn’t have to do something risky like an executive moratorium on deportations. The GOP leadership’s position is anything but straightforward. They’re convinced that they need to pass some sort of immigration bill before 2016 or else Latinos will hand the White House to Democrats, but they’re not sure how far they can go without enraging their own base. Cantor wants you to believe this phone call was contentious because he’s eager to reassure conservatives that he’s holding the line on amnesty, especially conservatives who are less inclined to make him the next Speaker than they used to be. Obama, though, really has no reason to lie in describing it as pleasant. If anything, he’s forfeiting a little juice from his own base by not claiming that it was as contentious as Cantor says.

Long story short: Barack Obama may be the more honest broker in the great Democratic/Republican immigration tango.

One year after the Senate introduced its comprehensive immigration bill, which passed the upper chamber but has not been taken up by the GOP-led House, Obama issued a written statement criticizing Republican leaders for failing to take up the legislation. “We have a chance to strengthen our country while upholding our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, and I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote,” he said…

“The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together,” Cantor said in a statement. “After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a serious dialogue.”…

However, a White House official described the call as “pleasant” and said they were surprised by how Cantor’s staff had characterized the exchange. The call was imitated [sic] so that the president could wish the House Majority Leader a happy Passover, according to the official.

But Cantor’s version of the conversation did not mention any well wishes.

One of Cantor’s aides acknowledged later that there were indeed some well wishes at the end. Supposedly, he stressed to O that the House won’t take up the Gang of Eight Senate bill under any circumstances. That’s true — and it’s been true for months. Boehner has reiterated it many times. Whatever ends up happening in the House, they’re not going to wade into the same quicksand that sunk Rubio. What they might do is propose a very modest amnesty bill, targeting a class of illegals who are extremely sympathetic — like, say, legalization for DREAMers who have served time in the military. That bill will pass the House with lots of support, and then — well, let Mickey Kaus explain:

Don’t be fooled by press accounts that downplay the significance of Rep. Jeff Denham’s attempt to add something called the ENLIST Act to the defense authorization (NDAA) bill. It’s a significant push for a substantial immigration amnesty, and it has a good chance of succeeding…

Denham’s amendment isn’t about helping a few patriotic DREAMers. It’s about getting an immigration bill–any immigration bill–to the Senate where Democrats led by Senators Reid and Schumer can expand it by adding as much of the massive Gang of 8 amnesty as possible, and then going to “conference” with the House on must-pass piece of legislation. It is, to use the technical term, a Trojan Horse.

In other word, ENLIST would be a way to get to conference with the Senate on the basics of the Gang of Eight bill without adopting that now politically radioactive bill itself. And once it came back from conference, with a much broader amnesty tacked onto it as an amendment, it’d be hard even for immigration fencesitters in the GOP to vote no on it. After all, the core part of the bill would still be about legalizing military DREAMers; no one wants to vote against veterans, especially in an election year. And who is it, incidentally, who’s helping Denham to move his ENLIST bill through? According to Buck McKeon, it’s … Eric Cantor, who “pledged” his assistance to Denham last year. I wonder if ENLIST came up yesterday in Obama’s and Cantor’s very angry, ideologically charged immigration scuffle.

ENLIST is actually a perfect example of where the real fault lies in the great immigration-reform stalemate. It’s a bill that should pass and would pass if Democrats were willing to accept anything less than a mass amnesty without serious preconditions. If they were willing to make a deal just on military DREAMers, it could happen. It they were willing to accept serious improvements in security as a prerequisite to legalizing illegals who are already here, that would also happen. (Some Dems insist Republicans can’t be trusted to follow through on the second part of that even as they also assure you, rightly, that the GOP will inevitably cave on legalization purely due to demographic pressure.) Unless and until Obama/Reid/Schumer give up on a broader amnesty for now, Republican fears of being sold out on any bipartisan deal, even one that seems superficially small, will linger.


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You listening to this press conf, I have only one thing to say, obama is a royal jerk!

ConservativePartyNow on April 17, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Eric’s a straight shooter. Watch your back.

butch on April 17, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I don’t believe either one of these politicians…

PatriotRider on April 17, 2014 at 4:08 PM

After about a week of Speaker Cantor we will be begging for Boehner to come back.

Mark1971 on April 17, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Cat fight!

Akzed on April 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Dude’s on TV right now talkin’ like he has a bee in his bonnet. Lyin’ his ass off.

Ugly on April 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I’m sure they will kiss and make up.

ConstantineXI on April 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Obamacare is like the titanic that Obama wants dems to go down with….

sorrowen on April 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM

I don’t believe either one of these politicians…

PatriotRider on April 17, 2014 at 4:08 PM

I was being sarcastic. I wouldn’t trust Cantor on anything. The pander factor on this issue is nauseating. They don’t even try to conceal it anymore.

butch on April 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Denham is my congressman. Going to have to check on this bill. My problem always boils down to the bill might not be bad, but what gets tacked on in the end is inevitably worse

PaperGirl on April 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Ohhhhh . . . didn’t the little prince get his way?

rplat on April 17, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Hasn’t Cantor like Boegner been pushing for amnesty? Oh, “amnesty lite.” Right, that would become full out amnesty pretty quickly.

I hear something about perhaps we will succeed in getting Boehnar out of there, only to be left with Cantor as speaker! Um, no. That would be like impeaching Bill Clinton, and then having Gore as president. Not good.

anotherJoe on April 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Cantor is a liar and a fraud. Might as well be a freaking democrat.

NWConservative on April 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM

When two liars are talking, how to determine which one is telling the most or biggest lie:

Choose the one up for re-election.

BobMbx on April 17, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Also, no amnesty shills like Paul Ryan as speaker. If anything, if somehow we could primary Ryan or get Ryan to become a Dem, all the better.

anotherJoe on April 17, 2014 at 4:17 PM

PaperGirl on April 17, 2014 at 4:13 PM

I asked one of his staffers about the bill – told me that it was very inline with conservative views – but must check for myself.

PaperGirl on April 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Two Progressives walked into a bar…

faraway on April 17, 2014 at 4:21 PM

He was a member of the gang of 8. Of course he lies.

neyney on April 17, 2014 at 4:22 PM

The GOP is dying to pass amnesty but just can’t find the balls to do it. Don’t worry, though, I’m sure the weasels will find some way to get the job done, and then the fun begins.

DFCtomm on April 17, 2014 at 4:23 PM

“We have a chance to strengthen our country while upholding our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, and I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote,” he said…

So Hussein strengthens America by busting our borders to bring in armed drug cartels and jihadies to invade us ,
he upholds our tradition as a nation of laws by defying those same laws,
he classifies foreign invaders as ” immigrants” and immunes them from the laws which the rest of us citizens have to live by,
he calls the intent of Mexican drug cartels and Islamic johadies as ” intent of American people “,
and yet no one asks him why he wants to destroy the lives and property of American people ?

burrata on April 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM

At a time when over 60% of Americans believe that Obama lies at least some of the time. Why would AP think Obama is more credible then Cantor?

Hera on April 17, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Two Progressives walked into a bar…

faraway on April 17, 2014 at 4:21 PM

…..and lecture the barkeep on benefits of tofu ?

burrata on April 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Dude’s on TV right now talkin’ like he has a bee in his bonnet. Lyin’ his ass off.

Ugly on April 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Which one…

the_nile on April 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Cantor is a liar and a fraud. Might as well be a freaking democrat.

NWConservative on April 17, 2014 at 4:16 PM

This.

After about a week of Speaker Cantor we will be begging for Boehner to come back.

Mark1971 on April 17, 2014 at 4:09 PM

And this.

bofh on April 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Why yes,…Team Hopey/Changey is always having nice things to say about
Team GOP,…from todays Presser,..from a few minutes ago!!

Retweeted by Jeff Zeleny
David Chalian ‏@DavidChalian 28m

Obama says GOP going through stages of grief over ACA: “Anger, denial, and all that stuff – we’re not at acceptance yet.”

Jeff Zeleny ‏@jeffzeleny 43m

Obama: “I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place as it’s always been.”

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Barack Obama
33m
President Obama says he had ‘pleasant’ conversation with Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., on immigration reform; says he knows there are Republicans ‘who know this is the right thing to do’ – live video
end of alert

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Speaking of Hopey:

The White House, Washington, DC, US
2m
Authorities issue all clear at White House after unattended package left at gate – @NBCNews
end of alert

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM

They are going to try something in the lame duck session. Bank on it. No votes for two years. Plenty of time for republicans to get mad about something else.

Battered wife syndrome.

NWConservative on April 17, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Eric Cantor: Obama and I totally had an angry conversation about immigration yesterday

Yep, it was really angry. I have the transcript:

OBAMA: Let’s talk about amnesty.
CANTOR: Okay.
OBAMA: Tastes great!
CANTOR: Less filling!

Stoic Patriot on April 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Tweets All / No replies

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 29s

Borrowing from psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Pres Obama said GOP still going thru anger & denial on ObamaCare – not yet at acceptance.
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canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Cantor and Obama fighting over giving amnesty/rewards to invaders? Sounds like a lover’s quarrel to me. And shouldn’t Cantor be busy trying to explain the very serious ethics charges made against him?

VorDaj on April 17, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Why yes,…Team Hopey/Changey is always having nice things to say about
Team GOP,…from todays Presser,..from a few minutes ago!!
Retweeted by Jeff Zeleny
David Chalian ‏@DavidChalian 28m
Obama says GOP going through stages of grief over ACA: “Anger, denial, and all that stuff – we’re not at acceptance yet.”
Jeff Zeleny ‏@jeffzeleny 43m
Obama: “I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place as it’s always been.”

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM
I’m not in denial that his “law” sucks and his numbers are fudged…

sorrowen on April 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

“We have a chance to strengthen our country while upholding our traditions as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants, and I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote,” he said…

Yeah, AP – that’s your ‘more honest broker’…

Anyone care to count the lies, half-truths, mischaracterizations and deceptions in this relatively short quote?

‘strengthen our country’ – *bzzzzt* – it won’t…
‘upholding our traditions as a nation of laws’ – *bzzzzt* – amnesty does the opposite…
‘nation of immigrants’ – *bzzzzt* – perhaps historically, but not of illegal immigrants…
‘will of the American people’ – *bzzzzt* – it isn’t – and this is a very low priority for them…

Midas on April 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Tweets All / No replies

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 29s

Borrowing from psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Pres Obama said GOP still going thru anger & denial on ObamaCare – not yet at acceptance.
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canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Obama and the media trolling the GOP again.

NWConservative on April 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

… but don’t take my comments as saying that Cantor isn’t also a lying sack of shit…

Midas on April 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Which one…

the_nile on April 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

The usual suspect.

Ugly on April 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM
I’m not in denial that his “law” sucks and his numbers are fudged…

sorrowen on April 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

sorrowen: Ya nailed that:)

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:40 PM

I asked one of his staffers about the bill – told me that it was very inline with conservative views – but must check for myself.

PaperGirl on April 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Sure it is. Amnesty for lawbreakers is always very much in line with conservative views.

/

Midas on April 17, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Cantor, bought and paid for the the serf labor wanting interests represented by the anti-American Chamber of Commerce.

VorDaj on April 17, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Obamacare is like the titanic that Obama wants dems *everyone* to go down with….

sorrowen on April 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Midas on April 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Obama and the media trolling the GOP again.

NWConservative on April 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

NWCConservative: So true,..NeverEnding Narrational Missions,
to shape the Lefty Talk’n Pointys!:)

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Also, no amnesty shills like Paul Ryan as speaker. If anything, if somehow we could primary Ryan or get Ryan to become a Dem, all the better.

anotherJoe on April 17, 2014 at 4:17 PM

I’m not aware of any primary challenger to Ryan, but Cantor has a very credible challenger. Dave Brat is an economist, and I think would be a much better option.

http://davebratforcongress.com/

cat_owner on April 17, 2014 at 4:43 PM

What these anti-Americans, and especially anti-American working man and woman, are pushing should be called “The Chamber of Commerce Serf Labor Expansion and American Middle Class Elimination Act”, aka Boehner/Ryan/Cantor House Care or McCain/Graham/Rubio/Flake Senate Care.

VorDaj on April 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Boehner Strikes Back:

Obama health care law
2m
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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh., on Affordable Care Act: ‘Had this law not led to millions of Americans receiving cancellation notices, many would not have had to sign up for this government-run program. What America really needs is a health care system that is more affordable, more accessible, and of the highest quality, and that’s what House Republicans are working toward’ – @NBCNews
end of alert
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https://twitter.com/NBCNews

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Obamacare is like the titanic that Obama wants dems *everyone* to go down with….

sorrowen on April 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM

And he still, for some odd reason, wants to be the captain. What’s the reason for this press thing? Do they feel like they are losing control.

crankyoldlady on April 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:

Congress debates immigration reform legislation
1m
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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., contradicts yesterday’s release about his conversation with President Obama, says it was ‘indeed pleasant and appreciated’ – @NBCNews
end of alert

canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Midas on April 17, 2014 at 4:41 PM

which was exactly what I said back to him!!!

PaperGirl on April 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

that’s what House Republicans are working toward’ – @NBCNews
end of alert

That’s just too tragic to even laugh at.

crankyoldlady on April 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

They’re convinced that they need to pass some sort of immigration bill before 2016 or else Latinos will hand the White House to Democrats

1. No they aren’t. That’s just one of the lies they’re peddling to fool people into accepting amnesty.

2. If they really are that clueless, I don’t want them anywhere near the White House, because anyone that out of touch with reality might actually be worse than a democrat. And that’s saying something, because democrats really suck.

xblade on April 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Survey says: Obama lies 61%

J_Crater on April 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

What a Fu*king Joke..both of them, I mean…

ToddPA on April 17, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Coulrophobia:

He writes that the agent told him that they have snipers around the stadium. Mass recalls the agent saying, “Like I said, do whatever it is you normally do. Nobody will bother you. But approach the president, and we go for the kill shot. Are we clear?” The agent repeated the line twice, Mass writes.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/17/mr-met-threatened-with-killshot-by-secret-service-book-says/

davidk on April 17, 2014 at 4:47 PM

LMAO. I love how Allah keeps citing Mickey Kaus in all these immigration pieces, like he’s some end all credible authority on conservative causes. Give me a break.

cdog0613 on April 17, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I’m not too big of an Ann Coulter fan, but glad to see she’s behind Dave Brat.

Dave Brat, an economics professor like Roche, is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor: Maniacal Amnesty Supporter. Cantor says “immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country.”

You don’t have to be an economics professor to know that bringing in millions of workers is not “an economic boon” to the workers already here. (If only we could bring in millions of workers to compete for Cantor’s job.)

Brat responded to Cantor’s baby-talk, saying immigration “lowers wages, adds to unemployment, and the taxpayer pays the tab for any benefits to folks coming in.”

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-04-16.html

Cantor is worse than Boehner in my opinion.

cat_owner on April 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Has everyone seen this Brent Bozell Letter to Majority Leader Eric Cantor Regarding MainStreet PAC?

MT on April 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Very much to the point. I like Bozell. He gives a great speech.

crankyoldlady on April 17, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Obama, though, really has no reason to lie in describing it as pleasant.

Except that he’s pathological.

rbj on April 17, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Beau Biden said Thursday he will not seek a third term as Delaware’s attorney general in November, opting instead to focus on an election two years away for governor.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/17/beau-biden-will-seek-rd-ag-term/7819377/

davidk on April 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Bite me, Cantor, you lying scum.

rrpjr on April 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Cantor is a mugwump.

crankyoldlady on April 17, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Retweeted by David Burge
Scott Gaspar ‏@SWGaspar 8h

@iowahawkblog @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/UwywwWFXR9

davidk on April 17, 2014 at 4:58 PM

OOPS!!

Katherine Vargas ‏@Vargas44 1h

President: the only way to fix our #immigration system is legislatively
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canopfor on April 17, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Long story short: Barack Obama may be the more honest broker in the great Democratic/Republican immigration tango.

That tells you why there’s no love lost between grassroots Republicans and the GOPe.

LMAO. I love how Allah keeps citing Mickey Kaus in all these immigration pieces, like he’s some end all credible authority on conservative causes. Give me a break.

cdog0613 on April 17, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Kaus obviously is not conservative authority, but he has been death on amnesty. I think that’s why AP quotes him.

INC on April 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM

It’s pitiful that we’ve reached this point, but Obama’s account of this chat really is more credible than Cantor’s.

That was exactly my very first thought.

There’s no way Cantor had an angry exchange with Obama for several reasons.

1. Obama saves his faux outrage for the cameras. He doesn’t care about the illegals any more than he cares about gays or women. Just another group of people stupid enough to believe his public statements about their concerns. In 2009, Obama had an opportunity to do something with amnesty for illegals and told them that they were next- right after Obamacare.

2. Cantor is a pro-amnesty weasel. If there was an angry exchange it was only Obama demanding that the GOP leadership do more to push it through.

3. You don’t have an angry exchange with an idiot. It doesn’t change the situation and only annoys the idiot. Obama is that idiot.

4. Finally, this is a niche issue for the terminally stupid class of parasite-American. The folks who only vote their sexual organs, sexual orientation, status in America, etc. This isn’t immigration reform it is a debate over amnesty for the illegals. Everybody knows that. Cantor is not going to get into a heated exchange with the idiot when it is clear that amnesty is going nowhere as we head toward the 2014 elections. Neither Obama nor Cantor had any reason to have a heated exchange over amnesty at this point.

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2014 at 5:06 PM

I love how Allah keeps citing Mickey Kaus in all these immigration pieces, like he’s some end all credible authority on conservative causes. Give me a break.

cdog0613 on April 17, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Kaus is credible on the subject, period.

rrpjr on April 17, 2014 at 5:07 PM

From Seinfeld, Cantor is playing Kramer’s part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLJtAEnkx58&list=PLDEC16DA38FEF24B7&index=25

BuckeyeSam on April 17, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Beau Biden said Thursday he will not seek a third term as Delaware’s attorney general in November, opting instead to focus on an election two years away for governor.

davidk on April 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Well, maybe by that time the taint on the Biden name will be less.

Happy Nomad on April 17, 2014 at 5:14 PM

You entitled to your opinion.

You are not entitled to make stuff up out of whole cloth. Your opinions are not facts.

Another cheap shot at a hard-working conservative Republican who has done more for his country, his party, and the conservative cause than any cowardly smear artist hiding behind anonymity.

Adjoran on April 17, 2014 at 5:19 PM

We have a sick little man in the White House….

d1carter on April 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM

May both go to Hades.

Schadenfreude on April 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Actually, I don’t trust ANY politician in Washington regarding immigration.

1986 – “There will be no more amnesty. We will secure our borders!”

2014 – “Trust us, we know what we’re doing!”

YEAH? THEN ENFORCE THE DAMNED IMMIGRATION LAWS!

GarandFan on April 17, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Note to BLM: Don’t illegal cattle get amnesty too ?

J_Crater on April 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Once again the coversation has been moved away from securinng the border.
Secure the border and then we can talk.

Sentinel in Texas on April 17, 2014 at 5:57 PM

I agree with Ann Coulter in her last ‘Townhall’ blog. Say NO to any Republican candidate he says YES to Amnesty and this would include half-assed whines such as “we already have de-facto amnesty” or “how are we gonna’ deport 12 million people?”. Amnesty is a no-win total surrender with no hope of getting our country back–and Cantor–and Rubio–and Bush and a dozen others–you are surrender monkeys.Amnesty, like Ebola Fever, is a total destroyer.

MaiDee on April 17, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Cantor must be being paid tons of money to sell out his country, the traitor.

birdwatcher on April 17, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Cantor=RINO. …….

nobama1267 on April 17, 2014 at 6:11 PM

I would like to thank AP for exposing the problem with this bill. I was actually in favor of it until I read this. Now the only way I am in favor of it is if the Dems in the Senate pass it first and the House votes on the exact same clean bill. I have no problem with illegals who are in our military becoming legal.

KMav on April 17, 2014 at 6:16 PM

So this nerdy looking, liberal Republican is in line to replace Boehner? Can’t believe it.

rickv404 on April 17, 2014 at 6:40 PM

The whole world is a stage……

In my opinion, this post is about nothing. Nothing! Better just to use this as an example of the fact that they don’t work for us but manipulate us.

Clean House…..and Senate.

Vince on April 17, 2014 at 7:12 PM

I’m sorry but I see no reason to think Obama has ever said anything true.

He can’t even get Democrats to vote for his stuff, he is not credible at all.

I believe Cantor. Pleasantries aside… that is just what people do.

petunia on April 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

KMav: You have no problem with illegals in our military becoming legal. Military is downsizing; slots are scarce. Illegals will probably get many of those slots via affirmative action of some sort. Just as they are now getting scarce college slots in states which are enacting in-state tuition and are displacing some American students. Jobs, college slots, military slots. What else are our own kids going to have to give up?

memyselfni on April 17, 2014 at 9:39 PM

I despise Cantor and Boehner as much as Obama. Scew them all.

Jack_Burton on April 17, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Jack_Burton on April 17, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Yep. DC needs some industrial strength cleaning.

fire them all on April 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Kaus is credible on the subject, period.

rrpjr on April 17, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Yes he is.

And Cantor is not.

David Blue on April 17, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Cantor is a sweet old lady.

Sherman1864 on April 18, 2014 at 6:08 PM