This article is mainly Ruling Class boilerplate. Ruling Class being everyone except the American people. Cantor was apparently on board the Jeb gravy train.
6/11/14, "Cantor departure may sidetrack GOP rebranding effort," USA Today, Martha T. Moore
"Eric Cantor's effort to rebrand Republicans from deficit hawks to
policy innovators was intended to help the GOP recapture the White House
in 2016. But his push didn't even make it through the midterm
Cantor had been outspoken on the need for Republicans to focus on "what
lies beyond the fiscal debate,'' including education and immigration
overhauls, and had used his position as majority leader to move such
Republicans now wonder whether the
banner of rebranding — Cantor called it "Making Life Work" — disappears
or is grabbed and carried forward by others in the GOP-controlled House.
defeat Tuesday, Cantor mentioned a pediatric research bill he had
championed that became law in April. But his effort to allow employers
to offer comp time instead of overtime is opposed by Senate Democrats
and the White House, and immigration overhaul has failed to move.
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wasn't uniform opposition or uniform support. These were Eric's ideas
of how the Republican Party could move forward,'' said Arthur Brooks,
president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think
tank where Cantor kicked off his rebranding effort with a speech in
February 2013. "People are going to say this (defeat) is a repudiation
of his vision of the Republican Party, but you'll find a ton of people
who share his vision.''
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He pointed to Sen. Lindsey Graham, an immigration-overhaul supporter who won his primary Tuesday even as Cantor was losing his.
leaves "a huge gap that we will now have to figure out who is the best
person to fill it," said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., one of the
group of House Republicans who support a comprehensive immigration
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Cantor's "Making Life Work" legislative program provoked some
cynicism because he had launched similarly themed efforts in the past,
including his "Young Guns" leadership trio with Reps. Kevin McCarthy and
Paul Ryan. But it dovetailed with efforts by the Republican National
Committee to improve the party's standing with women and minority voters
after big losses in the 2012 elections and to present the GOP as a
source of positive solutions, not just budget-cutting.
see him go, but I think this rebranding is bigger than any one person,''
said Glenn McCall, an RNC member from South Carolina and one of the
authors of the GOP's post-election report often referred to as an
Ari Fleischer, a veteran of the George W. Bush
administration and also a co-author of the GOP report, says Cantor has
"a good sense of the middle-class anxiety and issues that we need to
legislate on, so that makes his loss even more hurtful. ... It's time
for others to step up.''
Although Cantor's support for immigration
overhaul may have been a factor in his defeat, such legislation is
necessary if the GOP is ever going to attract Hispanic voters, Fleischer
says. "If it's never done and Republicans continue to have the image
that they have, it's going to lock the Republicans out of the White
7/28/13, "Cantor: Jews Struggled Like Immigrants of Today," Breitbart, Kerry Picket
"Cantor compared the current immigration debate in the United States to the experience Jews have had for thousands of years."...
6/11/14, "Political Earthquake as David Brat Handily Defeats Eric Cantor in Primary," American Thinker, Thomas Lifson
"(Cantor) Having toured
with Rep. Luis Guttierez, perhaps the most prominent open borders
advocate in the Democratic Party, in support of immigration reform."...
Comment: Ari Fleischer is a fraud and a joke.