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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:48 AM
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gop 'concerned' about Cantor's ambition-colleagues question his motives

Eric Cantor's ambition raises concerns, debate
By JOHN BRESNAHAN & JAKE SHERMAN | 6/30/10 4:33 AM EDT


House Minority Whip Eric Cantor has asked the ethics committee to greenlight a national book tour this August for a new GOP manifesto hes co-authoring with two younger members of Congress, according to sources familiar with the situation.

This is classic Cantor: a hyperambitious move to publish and push ideas he thinks will help rebrand the GOP, on his terms and not necessarily those of his boss, Minority Leader John Boehner.

If this were an isolated incident, it would pass without a peep. But its not: Cantor is earning a reputation for pushing his ideas so hard and so often that some GOP colleagues are questioning his motives. Is he guided by a burning desire to help the party or to boost himself?

Boehner is running 1994 all over again, a senior Republican lawmaker said, meaning Boehner wants to rely on a wave of voter anger with Democrats to ride into the majority. Cantor and see it totally differently. McCarthy serves as Cantors top lieutenant in the whip organization and is one of the co-authors, along with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), of Cantors new book, Young Guns.

Those close to Cantor dont deny his ambitions but even they are uncertain of his next move. If Republicans take control of the House in November, the 47-year-old Cantor would become the youngest majority leader in more than 60 years. That would put him next in line to become speaker if and when Boehner leaves.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:55 AM
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1. "More tax cuts for rich republicons." - Cantor (R)
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 07:57 AM by SpiralHawk
The 'elite' republicon Trickle-down economic 'solution' to everything. Their sure-fire strategery for dealing with America's pee-ons.

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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:04 AM
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2. K & R!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:28 AM
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3. I will guarantee his is in only for himself
There is nothing selfless about a republican and Cantor is a poster-boy for that. He will only help the party if it helps him first.

Ruthless!
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:37 AM
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4. Time to make popcorn? n/t
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