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Rep. Eric Cantor Compares President Obama to Russian Dictator!!

Posted by italco on June 11, 2009

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The No. 2 Republican in the House on Thursday compared President Barack Obama’s plans for the auto industry to the policies of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying the White House has stripped credit holders of rights and given them to Democratic allies.

“They said, ‘Set aside the rule of law, let’s strip secured creditors, bondholders, of their rights. Take them away outside of the bankruptcy process and give them to the political cronies and the auto workers’ unions,” Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“It’s almost like looking at Putin’s Russia,” added Canton, the GOP’s House whip. “You want to reward your political friends at the expense of the certainty of law?” http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2009328187_apuscantorobama.html

I almost fell over when I read this…does he hear himself? Just in case, let me show you all why this is such a hypocritical statement.

Bank Employing GOP House Leader’s Wife Got Bailout Bucks

The Treasury Department used $267 million of taxpayer funds to buy preferred stock in a private banking company that employs Cantor’s wife.

The bailout for New York Private Bank and Trust (NYPBT)[2] came earlier this month as part of a Treasury Department program to boost “healthy banks” with extra capital. NYPBT is the holding company for Emigrant Bank [3], a savings bank with 35 branches in and around New York City. Diana Cantor runs the Virginia branch of Emigrant’s wealth-management division, called Virginia Private Bank & Trust, which targets an ultra-rich clientele. http://www.propublica.org/article/bank-employing-gop-house-leaders-wife-got-bailout-bucks-090123

Stop with the rhetoric Mr. Cantor…at least he doesn’t “personally” gain by trying to save the auto industry…lets hear what else Mr. Cantor has to say, shall we?

In a wide-ranging interview, Cantor said that Obama’s economic rescue plans and Democrats’ sweeping overhaul of the health care system will sour with recession-weary voters before the 2010 midterm elections. He predicted Republicans will retake control of the House.

While acknowledging that Democrats may well have the votes to push Obama’s health plan through Congress with few or no Republican votes, “it will be at a huge political cost,” Cantor said.

“The Democratic agenda is unraveling,” he said, elucidating what’s become the Republicans’ main talking point in recent weeks. “My sense is by November of 2010, (there will be) an electorate that really wants to see a check and a balance on unfettered power.”

Democrats enjoy a 256-178 majority in the House, with one vacancy. Republicans would have to have a net gain of 40 seats in November 2010 to reclaim a majority. Cantor said they would begin by looking at the 49 districts that voted for Republican John McCain for president last year but are represented by Democrats.

Republicans are in a titanic struggle over who speaks for the GOP and what the party stands for, conservative principles alone or a “big tent” approach that can accommodate centrist members in the name of growth. Focusing on conservative principles cost the GOP a Senate seat when Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switched from the GOP to the Democratic Party, putting Obama’s party in reach of a crucial 60-seat Senate majority.

The most visible Republicans at present have been deeply unpopular outside the GOP’s conservative base: former Vice President Dick Cheney, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

“The issue for us is rebuilding a governing majority that is comfortable with differences that can transcend the divisiveness and unify behind the principles that we know our party has succeeded on,” namely limited government and individual rights, Cantor said. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2009328187_apuscantorobama.html

I Guess Mr. Cantor isn’t aware that America knows about his “unethical behavior” and will be lucky to hold on to his seat in 2010!!

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10 Responses to “Rep. Eric Cantor Compares President Obama to Russian Dictator!!”

  1. Auntiebjw said

    Italco, thanks for exposing this.

    “… Cantor said that Obama’s economic rescue plans and Democrats’ sweeping overhaul of the health care system will sour with recession-weary voters before the 2010 midterm elections. ”

    This serves as another example for how the GOP is out of touch with everyday Americans. Cantor should walk down the street, ask people if they are employed and if so, if they have health care. He might just find that the majority or working Americans DO NOT.

    And when the day comes that working Americans can obtain medical service rather than not being able to afford it, those Americans will care less about bail-outs, GM, Chrysler, or what Limpballs says about purported “socialism.” Health care affects LIVES!! Maybe this is why the Republicans prefer to challenge health care reform as being unnecessary. This is what lost them elections — their lack of concern for human lives.

    If it ccsts $100.00 to give the thirtsy a drink of water to prevent them from dying — damnit — spend the $100.00. If their neighbor did it for the cost of a bottle water, then the government would not have to. The GOP has failed to bring anything to the plate other than false allegations. Americans are tired of that now. GOP — PUT UP, OR SHUT UP!

    • italco said

      Exactly!! Put up or Shut up…very well said. Where is your healthcare plan Mr. Cantor. I bet if his wife or a company his family worked for needed healthcare he would find a way to give them the money!!

    • italco said

      bet it wouldn’t come out of his pocket either…

  2. Ann Nonomus said

    I couldn’t believe it myself when I heard this latest installment of ignorance out of the GOP- you are so right italco- they are on the SS Republican Titanic, and are sinking fast with this type of rhetoric!

    • italco said

      Ann – It is this kind of “fear mongering” that leads those anti-american sentiment “hate” groups to go out and kill people. When will the conservatives wake up? They have no idea the negative effect their words have on voters in their districts…they need to be more responsible for the message they are putting out there.

  3. Lette said

    When will these people stop with this reckless rhetoric??

    • italco said

      When we expose the rhetoric for the rhetoric it is. You would think our elected officials would be more responsible than to attempt to use fear mongering. I expect it from the likes of Hannity and Limbaugh…but Rep. Cantor should be held to a higher standard.

  4. “It’s almost like looking at Putin’s Russia,”

    Now, is that same Russia that can be seen from Sarah’s house?

  5. italco said

    I can just imagine Cantor saying from one side of his mouth – “you can’t give labor unions, employee’s, and democrat allies rights!!! My wife and her friends gave them secure loans, dang it.”

    While he says with the other side of his mouth – “here honey, I found this extra $267 million dollars at work today, use it to win favors from your employer….oh don’t worry, they will never know where it went.”

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