E.J. Dionne finds an acorn on debt ceiling.
Ignore the rest of his article on the ongoing debt ceiling controversy – Dionne is the kind of person who is comfortable trying to portray House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as being some kind of Machiavellian mastermind running a shadowy conspiracy to control the Republican party behind the scenes, if you know what I mean* – but as Mickey Kaus notes, Dionne’s got a good | Read More »
Harry Reid wants us to throw Eric Cantor under the bus.
The always-reliable (mouthpiece for Democrats, that is) Greg Sargent is playing Alinsky-stalking-horse-by-proxy for his party this morning by trying to push out the narrative that President Obama’s abrupt cutting and running from debt ceiling negotiations yesterday night reflects badly on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor , somehow. This is, of course, absurd – aside from everything else, it’s not Cantor’s fault that the President couldn’t | Read More »
Eric Cantor on deficit: progress, and no tax hikes.
Allow me to summarize for my readers this Hill article (“Cantor to Democrats: See, cutting spending’s not that hard”) on some hopeful (repeat: hopeful) signs of deficit reduction on the horizon: Eric Cantor: …See, cutting spending’s not that hard*. And there’s not going to be any tax hikes. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: …OK, now that you’ve getting spending cuts, we want our Holy Grail, too. Raise | Read More »
Cantor, Kyl, and NO OTHER REPUBLICANS to deficit panel.
The AP doesn’t really explain the significance of the fact that the GOP is sending just House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl to the President’s much-ballyhooed deficit reduction panel, so let me do it. When the President set up this thing in the first place, he told the four party leaders in Congress – Speaker Boehner (R) and Minority Leader | Read More »
DNC risks dead GOP Congressman… for $505.
As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the FBI has arrested one Norman Leboon for death threats made against Congressman Eric Cantor, in the wake of the Democratic National Committee’s fear-mongering fundraising drive regarding… threats of organized GOP violence. This is not, by the way, the first time that Leboon has fallen for the Democratic’s party cynical agitprop; he was one of the plaintiffs in | Read More »
The DNC thinks shooting at Republicans ‘appropriate.’ [And a fundraising opportunity!]
[UPDATE: Ah, that's why they're not condemning: lessened tensions will interfere with fundraising. Hey, maybe they can turn the shot at Cantor's office into a web Flash game! Right up the DNC's alley.] Somebody shot at Eric Cantor’s office. Let me repeat that. Somebody shot at Eric Cantor’s office. Eric Cantor, after specifically condemning all acts of violence – which, considering that he’s a Congressman | Read More »
The GOP/White House ‘discussion’ on health care, simplified.
I’m going to sum this entire thing up, because the sooner we move past this the happier everybody’s going to be. Republican Party* (in the person of House Republican Leader John Boehner & House Republican Whip Eric Cantor): Mr. President, you claim that you want bipartisan health care talks. Do you have the moral courage to commit to junking this existing unpopular, hyper-partisan health care | Read More »
Cantor asking questions about our IMF money.
So. Last week, Representatives Cantor and Hoyer had a bit of an exchange over where the money we’re giving the International Monetary Fund is going. Cantor wants to know why we’re going to be giving countries that don’t like us at all the opportunity to take our money, and Hoyer wants to know why Cantor is ignoring the way that Hoyer is brandishing Reagan’s name | Read More »