The GOP House was happy in the minority, didn't want all the people we gave them in Nov. 2010. They hate that we have even a small voice and will be happy when they're back in the minority.
2/27/13, "In Closed-Door Meeting, Cantor Warned of ‘Civil War’," National Review online, Katrina Trinko
"House majority leader Eric Cantor is increasingly frustrated with a group of House Republicans who are working against the leadership, and he’s not afraid of voicing his dismay.
Cantor’s comment irked some Republican aides, who told National Review Online that such strong language is inappropriate. In recent days, some conservatives have been upset about the Senate’s version of VAWA, saying that parts of the bill are unconstitutional.
Nevertheless, Cantor’s warning may have had an effect. When the bill came to the floor on Wednesday, only nine Republicans voted against the rule to take up the bill.
Tensions between backbenchers and the leadership, however, are evident. Behind the scenes, House Republicans voiced their concerns about VAWA throughout the day. Eventually, though, the rule passed, 414–9, and the House plans a final vote on the Senate’s version of VAWA on Thursday.
The nine who voted against the rule include Georgia Senate candidate Paul Broun and potential Iowa Senate candidate Steve King." via Drudge