Eric Cantor continues to lose support among key national leaders – Mark Levin, Brent Bozell, and even his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives!
Yesterday, a STUNNING headline in the Washington Times read:
Eric Cantor falls hard from good graces of conservatives
Teetering from leadership post
Conservatives are increasingly targeting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, arguing that he has abandoned conservative principles and protesting his planned meeting with moderate and liberal Republicans.
Mr. Cantor, who just a few years ago was seen as a champion for conservatives in the House and a possible candidate to replace House Speaker John A. Boehner, now is viewed with suspicion, said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican.
“I think that Boehner can survive the discontent that the tea party and the more conservative element of the Republican Party has, but I don’t think that is true of Cantor,” Mr. Rohrabacher told The Washington Times. “Boehner is not considered someone who is an active adversary. Cantor can be seen — on immigration and a lot of other things — as someone who is very resentful of what would be the patriot Republican right.”
Mark Levin is also not happy with Cantor. Levin has been a long-time critic of Eric Cantor, stating that Cantor “is no conservative” and that he needs to go. Levin worked in Ronald Reagan’s administration and was Chief of Staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese. He now has a daily talk radio show. Yesterday Mark Levin tweeted:
Brent Bozell, Chairman of For America and the Media Research Center, wrote Cantor a scathing open letter denouncing Cantor’s attendance at an upcoming Main Street PAC fundraiser in Florida that is supported by unions and Soros.
Your position makes you one of the top Republican leaders in the country and places extraordinary responsibility upon you to honor the commitments you made to those who worked so hard to provide Republicans the majority, and you the position of Majority Leader. Aligning yourself with extreme opponents of the Republican Party would be an astonishing turn of events — with consequences. Mr. Leader: Don’t aid and abet sworn opponents of conservatives. If you do it will cause irreparable damage. If your position is that grassroots conservatives and Tea Party supporters no longer belong in the Republican Party then it will permanently destroy any credibility you have left with conservatives. Without conservatives the GOP will also collapse. Leader Cantor, back out of this event.
And the criticism isn’t stopping today. The Blaze (Glenn Beck’s network) has just released a video by Doc Thompson, “#AreYouBetterOff,” that asks if you are better off after Eric Cantor’s 23 years in office.
Many of these national figures have started talking up Eric Cantor’s Republican Primary opponent, Dr. Dave Brat, as a solid alternative.
Of course, Cantor still thinks he is too good to participate in a debate on the issues with his Republican primary opponent – as he told NBC12 reporter, Ryan Nobles, in so many words, and he has refused to hold Town Hall meetings for years. Cantor has decided that he does not need to be accountable to his constituents! He prefers to stick to million dollar TV ads and campaign mailers so he can tell the story he wants, rather than the truth.
Perhaps Cantor thinks that being the GOP House Leader gives him a free pass?
Here is the blunt truth – Eric Cantor thinks that you should “just trust him!” while he continues to wheel and deal your future away in the marble halls of Congress. I, for one, am not comfortable with his closet dealings on amnesty, spending, and Obamacare. He is my congressman and I want answers in a Town Hall and I want them in a debate.
So let me ask you: Are you comfortable with “Just Trust Me” Cantor? Because you ain’t gettin’ no Town Hall and no Republican debate! Perhaps we should start a new Twitter trend: #WhereIsCantor?