So Jon Berkley is finally out as the chair of the Republican Party of Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, and none too soon. He presents the unvarnished “what are you gonna do about it anyway” face of consultants and political profiteers in RPV. While that’s a positive, his behavior is a symptom of their arrogance and … More The Battle Rages On… But There Is Hope
How can you tell that you’re entering into an election cycle in Prince William County? Board Chairman Corey Stewart trots out the illegal immigration issue in an attempt to save his declining electoral prospects. Just a month ago, we reported that Stewart was obviously gearing up for what promises to be a bruising Republican primary driven … More Corey Stewart Predictably Learns The Wrong Lesson From Eric Cantor’s Loss
The Washington Post has an article up entitled, “Why Cantor’s loss is especially bad news for big business.” But with Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat Tuesday night, things for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable just got a whole lot worse. For one, they lost a major defender of their favored policies–from the … More Yet ANOTHER Reason Why Eric Cantor Lost
Following his primary loss to Dave Brat last night, Eric Cantor will announce later today that he will resign his post as House Majority Leader by the end of July. More as it becomes known. UPDATE 1: House Republicans will hold elections for majority leader and majority whip on June 19, according to GOP sources.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his primary to challenger Dave Brat, a college economics professor by 11 points, 56-44. More to come! UPDATE 1: The shockwaves from this are rippling across the country. I’d say those GOPers in Virginia who have been in office for too long and lost touch with their voters are … More BREAKING: Cantor Gets Crushed By Brat
There are a number of reasons why a sizable group of conservatives in the Virginia Republican Party are uncomfortable with those who raise the tea party banner high and identify themselves as such primarily. Sometimes proudly. ‘I’m not a Republican’ they will say, ‘I’m a member of the tea party.’ Yet these same folks show … More Nordvig Indicts Tea Party, Brat Judgment at Brat Rally
The moment I saw the headline of this Corner post (House GOP Strikes Food Stamps Pact), my heart sank. After reading said post, it’s still “underwater.” Now, to be fair, the “pact” – which is in fact a policy idea that hasn’t yet been run through the entire caucus – isn’t bad. Essentially, it restores … More House. Republicans. Don’t. Get. It.
Later tonight, or very early Wednesday morning, Congress will vote on the bill passed last night by the Senate to end the fiscal cliff mess. Currently there are two republicans groups in the House, those who support the bill, lead by Speaker Boehner, and those republicans who oppose it, lead by Majority Leader Eric Cantor. … More Eric Cantor makes his move for Speaker, votes against the Fiscal Cliff Deal
The saga continues………. According to this story, Majority leader Congressman Eric Cantor knew of the Petraeus affair back in October. News sources say that Cantor was contacted by a whistleblower at the FBI informing the Congressman that there was an investigation into the Petraeus affair. Congressman Cantor contacted Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI … More Eric Cantor knew about the Petraeus affair in October, Eric Holder knew even earlier
In June, the Wayne Powell campaign used some dangerous words when talking about the kind of campaign they’d be running against Eric Cantor: Eric Cantor is a “bought-and-paid-for bastard,” the Powell campaign told the Roanoke Times. And, “We cannot win this campaign, cannot tell the story on Eric Cantor, if we don’t have bullets,” they … More Tim Kaine endorses dangerous rhetoric in 2012 race
U.S House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is reported to be set to endorse LG Bill Bolling for Gov. in 2013. Time will tell what sort of boost it will be for Bolling who badly trails AG Ken Cuccinelli in recent polls.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has made a great new hire for his Deputy Chief of Staff in Doug Heye. Doug was a spokesman for the Republican National Committee and has worked for a number of notable members of Congress over the years. I’ve known Doug since we worked together on the Forbes ’96 campaign … More Congrats to Eric Cantor
Just returned from Midlothian, where Leader Cantor’s meeting was interrupted several times by protestors. First outside, where a shadowy group called “DC Jobs” was protesting for MORE Federal jobs “created” through increased spending. Yeah, right- that’s worked so well for us thus far. Why these people think they have a right to a Federal job … More Eric Cantor’s Advisory Council meeting
“Forced to Read the Bill” Budget talks between the White House and Congressional Republicans broke down on July 22 due to a “different vision” of the pending legislation. More importantly, President Obama was angered not only by the Republican “cut, cap, and balance” debt reduction plan, but also by the insistence by Speaker John Boehner … More Little Known Reason for Budget Talk Collapse
The good folks at the Free Lance Star editorial board have struck again today, allowing 5- count ’em, 5- leftist letters to the editor to appear today, with nary a conservative. As someone who has had his submissions ignored because they “are GOP talking points”, I find the hypocrisy appalling. One particular truth-challenged submission challenges … More The Worst Editorial Board in Virginia Strikes Again
The House of Delegates has unleashed HB5004 authored by Del. Janis and it is just as bad as the previously leaked “incumbent protection” version that it closely mirrors. Gov. McDonnell should reject this map out of hand. (Map available here.) One insider tells us the following: a quick read of [the bill] shows that the … More House Releases Cong. Dist. Map — Yup, It’s That Stupid Incumbent Protection Plan
Congratulations to U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the new House Majority Leader!
Hat tip: BVBL The Republican Caucus in the House of Representatives not only elected John Boehner (R-OH) as the new Speaker on a unanimous vote, but also, in a spirit of bipartisanship, voted for Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader. “We have been accused of being uncooperative and partisan,” said new Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). … More Republicans Vote Unanimously on Leaders
Majority Leader-In-Waiting Eric Cantor has issued a 22 page plan on how to change the way that the House of Representatives operates. He has got it exactly right. Among the reforms that he wants to institute — Scheduling committee hearings so they are not interrupted by floor votes. Eliminating legislation that honors “individuals, groups, events and … More Eric Cantor Has Got It Right
Politico reports that Fmr. Sen. / Fmr. Gov. George Allen is preparing to run in 2012 to recapture his old Senate seat for the Republicans. Allen . . . recently huddled with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn to discuss a prospective bid. He is also burnishing his profile through a series of public … More George Allen, Others Prepare For 2012 Senate Race
Norman Leboon, Sr., an Obama donor, has been arrested for making death threats on YouTube against U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor and his family. For all the Democrats’ hullabaloo about violence against them after they voted in favor of the health care bill (most of which remains unsubstantiated or has been disproved by video evidence), it … More Obama Donor Arrested For Threatening To Kill Eric Cantor
President Obama whined that Congressman Eric Cantor dared to bring copies of both the Senate Democrats’ 2,400 page health care bill as well as the President’s 11 page proposal, saying that what Cantor did was a stunt. Uh, no, Mr. President. What Congressman Cantor did was have at his fingertips what you were proposing so … More Health Care Summit Round-Up