Skip to comments.Eric Cantor endorses Mitt Romney (Another GOP-e sellout...)
Posted on 03/04/2012 6:37:44 AM PST by jimbo123
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As I said on several other endorsement threads, we can’t assume that people giving these endorsements have the same information people here have or are using the same issues. Cantor may not have 40 hours a week to dig into all of Romney’s flip flops and only has to go on what Romney is portraying now.
It is why people shouldn’t base their votes on endorsements (albeit, if you are endorsed by groups like the Taliban, NOW, the KKK etc, that is another story) but on their own values.
I'll vote on Super Tuesday (Gingrich) but I do not expect to vote in November. The GOP isn't worth my time.
Not surprised. That is why some of us here were saying way before the Republican Nomination race even started, maybe it was better to just fashion a brand new grassroots, anti-establishment Conservative/Constitutionalist/Tea Alternative Party and start from one year ago to ballot qualify nationwide and run a name brand Conservative leader as its standard bearer, rather than trying to change things this year in 2012 from within the Republican Party, hoping somehow THIS year would be different and we could overturn the old order and get away from the “coronation of a moderate” such as for Bush, Dole and McCain and now Romney, under their hopeleslsy rigged establishment system. We may have lost a lot of time we could have otherwise used to construct an infrastructure. Now we are liable to be stuck with Romney and I know many, many of us will be down-ticketers and will not vote for that guy, nor further enable the Republican Party Establishment.
This shouldn’t really surprise anyone.
Cantor sold out a long time ago.
Cantor has been castrated by Bohener. And DeMint has been castrated by McConnell. It’s just disgusting.
My caucus vote was for Santorum but I too fully expect to be writing in for President or finding a third party in November.
“I’ll vote on Super Tuesday (Gingrich) but I do not expect to vote in November. The GOP isn’t worth my time.”
I early voted for Newt. I will write-in and vote down line in Nov if I must.
Super. Let's have 4 more years of Hussein.
And don't start on me. If I were voting on Tuesday, it would be for Gingrich, too. Mitt makes my skin crawl.
Romney is a lot of things, but he ain't a communist, OK?
How is Jim doing that going to change anything? At most, that may influence a few thousand members, many of which primaries have already passed for?
How about if you let Jim choose who Jim wants to endorse and each individual freeper decide who they want to support.
Last time I checked, most FReepers would be fine with either Newt or Santorum with the exception of the typical handful who play the may candidate or no way role.
Plain and simply, there is more in it for Cantor personally by supporting Romney.
Face the facts, that is what politics has devolved to any more.
Democrats arrange the deck chairs to the left and Republicans fight to arrange the deck chairs to the right.
They are the crew and we are the paying riders.
In the long run, we ALL go down, the crew gets the lifeboats...
All the dominos will begin to fall, especially if Romney wins Ohio. If that happens, it is over.
Please vote in November as not voting is the same as giving Obama two votes. If you lose a battle, it isn’t the war. At least give us some time to regroup and organize, then mount an attack. My gripe with conservatives is the lack of organization, the value of which is clearly shown by Obama’s election.
He's worse, he's a socialist who calls himself severely conservative....
Wake up? Obama would crush Santorum in debate. It would take Bam about two minutes to get under Rick’s thin skin and make him say something stupid. One thing Santorum has continually demonstrated is that all too often he shoots from the lip without engaging his brain first.
Nobody will convince me any of our candidates will be as bad as Obama. I voted yesterday in the Washington caucus for somebody maybe you will approve of, but come November I dont give a GD who our candidate is, I will be voting for him, to send that disrespectful America hating A-hole back to Chicago.
That is the Prime Directive.
Unless there are some great changes before November, I plan on writing in. I won't just not vote however I will NOT vote for a lying severe conservative who knows very well he is nothing but a socialist hack that belongs in the dimocrat party!
No sense is dying by degrees. I’m with you.
I'm done. They got my vote and I got people like Obama.
Hell, I can stay home in November and get Obama just as easy.
The GOP needs to change. Voting for loser candidates does not send that message. When I stay home, I send the message: I've voted straight Republican for over 40 years and now my vote is no longer theirs.
GOP: get a clue.
Sorry, American Constitutionalist, even if Jim did this, which I doubt he would, I'd still vote for Newt because he's best at taking on the establishment Republicans and they know it and are scared as hell he'll get the nomination because he won't be a "team player".
Newt will do what he says and when it comes to what's best for this country.
His supporters en-masse might be praying to Gaia or Ba'al or Lucifer himself or sit in drum circles, but still he would not be blessed in such an endeavor and I can forsee on the other hand a phenomenal live TV gaffe on the part of Emperor Obongo, which would deliver the election into the hands of the righteous. Yes, I have faith and faith indeed can do wonders. It is on a whole different dimension and level I believe than you ascribe it to...a John McCain or a Mitt Romney just does not get us across the finish line. Senator Rick Santorum as our nominee could not only be victorious with his passion and sincerity in 2012, he could also have very good coattails across the land. If I did not believe that, I would necessarily have to also believe there is not future for doctrinaire, clear-cut Reagan type conservatism in our country.
Who ever thought he wouldn’t endorse Mitt?
That happened in 1976 - 1980 with Reagan. It won't happen again until a dynamic conservative leader emerges and unifies the opposition. We have had lots of good conservatives, but none with the leadership skills required. This primary process has been a disaster.
Yes, it's the establishments fault. But they may be counted on to always do what they have done.
Is he indeed?
Now let's just take a moment to contemplate that statement...
No surprise there ...the Va GOP is loaded w/”country club” conservatives like Cantor ...always has been!
Had these people lived at the time of the American Revolution, they would have sided w/the third of the colonists who were Tories. They are motivated by wealth and power; any other aspects of Conservatism are irrelevant to them.
Newt supports would say the same thing. They have been calling for Sanatorum to drop out.
Why you mean Eric Cantor is not for his House colleague, Dr. Paul??? Shocked, shocked, schocked
Yes, they are old-time “John Warner conservatives”, which is no conservative at all.
Send a message vote Newt! these turncoats need to know who’s boss. Let Newt be the peoples candidate
The GOP faction of the BOHICA Party rears its ugly head. Let’s face it, the GOP does not want Conservatives. The GOP is hell-bent on shoving yet another moderate down our throats, who will go down in flames again and we will have four more years of 0bambi.
Remember Cantor whipped TARP, it would never have passed without his support.
Never has...never will.
Cantor tweeted: “I am endorsing @MittRomney for President of the United States, because he is the only candidate with a bold pro-growth, pro-jobs plan.”
To which I relied: “@EricCantor You’re wrong, Congressman - Reagan Economists: Newts Economic Plan Is the Most Pro-Growth, bit.ly/wIBkfO #Newt2012 #Jobs”
WOW! Now there is a surprise.I just did not see that coming./s
And we do?
I suppose his staff just slipped this little 'action item' on his To Do List for this week.
Those that fail to vote at all do nothing, and the reason for it isn't counted at all, because it could be anything.
Example...Your GOP congress man wins the district by 15%, but POTUS RINO loses the district by 10%. THAT they can see in the vote totals that are part of an easily searchable record.
Just leave that slot blank. Protest write-ins don't work either.
Romney is not a communist.Youre right.He is just for communism for all us little people.The great unwashed.
First Obama reads off a TelePrompter and is a awful debater.
Who falls for this brilliant Obama bs the man is a moron and puppet told to go play golf while Soros runs things .
Second Obama will never debate anyone this time .
He does not have to with a hard left media on his side .
This debate argument is pointless .
Yeah, he’s a babykiller thanks to Romneycare.
I ain’t voting for anyone who pushes publicly funded abortion, and I don’t care whether he’s got a D or R by his name.
Its called a primary for a reason.
Wouldn't it behoove someone in Cantor's position to totally vet a presidential candidate before endorsing him? There is no excuse for him not doing this.
Quite obviously, Cantor is part of the Republican establishment, so he dutifully carries their water.
The Republicans in leadership positions are a disgrace.
I suppose his staff just slipped this little 'action item' on his To Do List for this week.
Which is one of the problems, we sit around talking to ourselves about these issues and not enough about taking the message out of our comfort zone.
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