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    Boehner's points are reasonable, but I think Cantor's defeat was because of things he did himself. People are going to look to non politicians to see if they will represent them better than the establishment.
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    I agree, I think people are sick of life long politicians that have more in common with DC than they have with their own constituents.
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    I blame voter apathy. Very few caresabout primaries, so if you get a motivated base for this kind of candidate and this is what happens. Heck only about 65,000 out of a district of 750,000 turned up to vote. Assuming 66% voting age and 60% republican (based on 2012) that is only a 21% turn out.
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    I love how the GOP is always talking about how people should assume responsibility for all things. They oppose social security, unemployment insurance, creating jobs through government spending, etc. all under the concept people should be held responsible for themselves. But if a republican congressman loses an election, to anothe republican, what does the highest ranking
    Member of the GOP do? He blames a democrat. Pathetic.
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    They are the kings of deflecting. Leave it to them to spin his defeat into something it's not. But let them talk, they'll hang eventually. Instead of learning from this they'll cry a river about the evil obama. Everytime they take their eyes off the road, they swerve.
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    @jamayla Oh, I love it when they talk. I think the Dems are pathetic, it is largely because of the stupidity of tea talk that obama was re-elected, and it has been tea talk that cost them no less then four winnable senate seats. Without the tea party stupidity (today one of 'em defended stoning gays to death based on the bible) we could end up with a GOP govt.
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    @PoliticalSpice I'm always amazed that they honestly believe that crap like this HELPS them!! People are flat out tired of both R and D, hence Cantor's loss and the ensuing whining and blame game. This reminds me of a friend of a friend who cannot fathom that not everybody likes him, and when he found out I was one of them, he went apeshit. There's a word for that, something like narccististic, egotistical, neurotic.
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    Just a typical political B.S. blame game. Cantor lost because he ran a crappy, lackluster campaign, and supported immigration reform, that simply bolstered the tea party to come out and support their candidate. Only 10% of the eligible voters showed up.

    Mr. Boehner, if you want to point the finger, point it squarely at Mr. Cantor, and not Mr. Obama.
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    Amen. They sit on their asses letting Obama run wild, with a 13% approval rating and look for people to blame. If it was my call, I'd send John Boehner and Lindsey Graham to the minors today. I wonder who they would blame then.
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    The GOP just called me and asked for money.. I told them.. You guys are pushing Amnesty for illegals therefore, I don't support the GOP.
    DO NOT ASK MONEY FROM ME AGAIN !! ASK MONEY FROM THE ILLEGALS !
    When they send me a survey, I don't fill it out... I send back my own letter instead.
    I give them the same answer like I do over the phone.
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    @Bob112z2 ok, I'd just like an honest answer. No name calling, no talking points. What's your actual problem with with these people becoming legal? It seems like mainly a good thing. They become citizens, they go from not paying taxes to paying taxes. The majority of then are here working. If they become citizens (those who are already here, at least), they are usually working, doing jobs that none of us want to do anyway, so they're not gonna be "taking our jobs"as they are already working three jobs we don't want to do. They just get to do then without paying taxes that err have to. Are you just scared that they will vote democrat like most of the country?
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    @Bob112z2 better yet - if they send you a business reply envelope - fill it full of random crap (old coupons, newspaper inserts, inserts from bills... we even put in the manual for a desk fan and campaign literature from the Obama campaign. We did it three times to the Romney fools.
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    @DamienRasheed : Why is it a good thing? Name one thing that is good about it. They have no concept of a republic form of government, don't speak the language. While some are responsible, many are not, they are here for the freebies. They entered the country unlawfully, ahead of law abiding immigrants. That being said, if I were born in one of these 4th world hell holes, I would consider it my God given duty to move north. Your statement about becoming tax paying citizens is far off the mark. Unskilled labor, at the bottom of the pay scale pays little if any tax, including Social Security and Medicare. However they will receive "free"care under ACA. What do you think of the current policy of releasing criminal back into society?
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    Oh, PLEASE! Cantor caused his OWN defeat by totally deserting his own constituents. He was more interested in being Majority Leader and Speaker of the House than representing the 7th District. This has been a long time coming and the PEOPLE finally got fed up with him.

    Cantor caused his own problems, nobody else did.
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    You are correct and very observant. This is a pre-emptive strike to take the offensive and try to get people to blame Obama for the economy and still for his crying ass.
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    Oh, and the do absolutely nothing except obstruct every bill the Democrats and the President introduce has no part in the economy not growing, incomes not growing, jobs aren't being created, two-thirds of Americans have seen no increase in their wages, food prices are going up, gas prices are going up. The Republicans in the House won't bring anything the President introduces to the floor for a vote and the Republicans in the Senate fillibuster every bill the President and the Demcrats introduce. Instead, they have given us austerity which when combined with "do nothing" is the cause of our floundering economy. That they are trying to blame all of this on the President is laughable. Stating that the President won't engage is a flat out lie that is anything but laughable. When you've got Republicans in Congress that have pledged no to compromise on anything with the Democrats in Congress, then you've got a huge problem. This is the reason that nothing is getting done. Our contry's problems are solved by the various sides getting together and hammering out a solution that all sides can live with. This "my way or the highway" attitude shown by the Tea Party members in Congress has got to go. They are the ones that are destroying this country.
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    Harry Reid stopped the filibustering option, and it's Reid who is the obstructionist, shelving 13 bills, duly passed in the House, and this little runt megalomaniac Reid has refused to even bring them to the floor. You're points are so not true. Republicans are there to stop Obama's radical agenda. We have less than 2% growth after 5 years of Obama. 92 million no longer in the work force. All our gains in Iraq for nothing, as it is now over run with Al Qaeda. Obama has been n the wrong side of every issue, both here and abroad. He has no clue how to administer anything, and is a complete disaster.
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    @abqblondie2 How many bills, duly passed in the Senate, are in spray-tans wastebasket??? Works both ways, and you're as delusional as Boehner, a blonde Michelle Bachmann, if you will.
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    At this stage of his pathetic speakership, John can't stand there and applaud the fact that the bane of his sunken Boehner-ship was this bought and paid for corporate lackey. Cantor went out of his way to stick it to the American public at every turn, and if anybody understands that fact, it's Boehner. John's problem is he can't say anything else but to contort logic and common sense and make it Obama's fault...compost!
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    The established party may be crying, and that's fine by me. But it's the voters who are taking action and replacing them with folks who actually believe in the U.S. Constitution. If we have to pick them off one by one, here and there, that's progress.
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    @CaryNickel Really? The only reason the conservatives are a majority in The House is gerrymandering. The true will of the American people is being thwarted. The Dems had over 2 million more votes for the House in 2012. That is the will of the people. The anti-immigrant, anti-women party of homophobia will shrink dramatically as the old white bigots die off.
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    @Nova Sorry, but that old leftist excuse just doesn't fly. Or perhaps you don't understand representative government. If you think the only reason the House if Republican is because of gerrymandering, then you must also accept that the only reason Barack Obama is President is because of California, New York, and New Jersey. Why should three states dictate to all the rest of us who should be President?
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    @CaryNickel I know Obama should be President because the Majority of Americabs voted for him. Every poll of the Anerican people shows strong support for eliminating the electoral college and using the popular vote for electing the the President. Sadly, small states hold onto their over representation. The more appropriate question is why should a vote in Montana count more than a vote in California? So, I fully understand the system and that conservatives are gaming it and NOT representing the true will of the Anerican majority, but representing the dying gasps of a frightened minority. Frankly, I pity conservatives who fear change and have fought against every improvement in history. They learned nothing from the church's punishment of scientists who knew that the earth revolved around the sun and today deny global climate change and evolution and now are proposing to "fix" gays just as the Church fixed left handed people. Young people recognize this stupidity of thought and ae overwhelmingly supportive of gay rights.
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    This is such BS! Typical GOP blaming Obama for everything under the sun. He will probably blame Obama for the next hurricane or tornado! Its becoming quite silly. GOP is the party of no. From the get go they announced they were out to get Obama and they've done that, at the expense of the American people. What have THEY done for jobs, student loans, infrastructure and even healthcare, but to spend obscene money (ours) trying to repeal it, with no plan of their own. Shame on you Boner..... you're such a loser!
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    "The economy is not growing. Incomes aren't growing. We're not creating enough jobs. And two-thirds of America have seen no increase in their wages but their food prices are going up, their gas prices are going up, and their health insurance prices are going up. "

    Aside from the fact that the economy IS growing, and health insurance prices are actually going down, he's right on the other points, except that most people blame a GOP controlled nut-House for most of those problems.
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    @Cal They are not that large, and the stoner guy is not a Tea Party member, nor did he speak for them any more than Willie Horton spoke for Democrats. Us grown ups know that. Don't we?
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    This guy is the biggest loser in speaker history!!! He can't control his caucus, He can't get votes on his proposals (from his own party), He gets no respect from his own party and He can't cure his hemorrhoid flare ups and somehow it's The President's fault? This dude is joke!
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    He is despicable... however he also seems to have fairly good control of his caucus. A couple dozen reasonably relellious Republicans would have enabled this coutnry to move forward, Boehner was strong enough to keep that from happening.
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    @tuvozmellama He successfully brought this country to its knees, over and over again… just as he intended. A weak leader would not have been able to keep this country from moving forward.
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    @MarkColwell
    I have to agree with Mark.....considering that Boehner has had absolutely nothing to work with, and the fact that he's survived being ridden out on a rail, or worse (didn't someone threaten to shoot Boehner for his vapidity on UE?) would indicate he's probably got more than a few reasons for hitting that Johnie Walker bottle.....
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    Hahahaha now that some funny stuff,its Obamas fault that Pretty boy lost.Not that Pretty Boy lied and did stupid things and was arrogant and PO his own State.hahah Oh No its Obama hahahhahahahahahaahahhahaha.Th e gop has turn itself into a free circus side show.
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    @Cincinnatus I heard(I stayed a block away) one of their first rallies on Courthouse Square in Dayton and knew they were lunatics in the early stages. It didn't take watching the news to figure it out
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    Good then they're doing their job and earning my vote. What you call obstruction, I call representation. Your "king" really isn't a king. You do know that?
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    @JCChris and that has to do with what? Did I mention any such such thing? No, I don't believe I did. Press your little vote down button and move along.
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    @Nemesis3X
    I didn't even vote for him...but...I think the republicans need to work with the president....regardless of which party he is from...all they have done...is stop government from functioning....if that's their job...maybe they should be looking for new ones
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    It concerns me deeply that one of the leaders of the Republican party would make such an ridiculous remark. The concern: Boehner will take the whole party down with him ! Cantor did not lose to a Democrat in a general election; he lost to another Republican in a primary election. And the man who is supposed to watch out for the party is blaming the President?!?!?
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