Cantor skips Obama’s press conference to attend a Britney Spears concert.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Mar 25, 2009.


    (White trash of a feather flocks together...)

    Cantor skips Obama’s press conference to attend a Britney Spears concert.

    In recent weeks, congressional Republicans have been critical of President Obama for doing anything that isn’t directly focusing on the economic crisis — such as going on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno or filling out his NCAA bracket. House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) even called Obama’s decision to overturn the ban on embryonic stem cell research a “distraction.” However, Wonkette reports that instead of watching Obama’s prime-time press conference last night, Cantor decided to pursue his own distraction — the Britney Spears concert. A statement from Cantor’s office:

    After attending the NRCC dinner, Eric, like President Obama has been known to do, enjoyed a night at the Verizon center. It was a bipartisan night, as Eric was joined by Senator Landrieu and other Democrats.

    Cantor’s office quickly backtracked, saying that it could not “verify with 100 percent certainty” that Landrieu was there. ThinkProgress spoke with a staffer in Landrieu’s office, who said that the senator was indeed not at the concert.
  2. Like I've said before . . .

    Cantor is emblematic of what is so very wrong with Congress these days . . . All he does is bitch, moan, and chirp about what he feels is wrong rather than advance/submit a proposal to make this Country better.

    He is not a leader.
  3. The Daily Show and late night TV is being given plenty of material...

  4. I think it shows he knows how to make good use of his time.

  5. I would do the same thing too, bS makes more sense than the dumbass Osama.
  6. My point exactly. Why would a republican congressman be expected to attend an obama press conference? It's for the press, duh.

    The real question, which of course the media isn't asking, is why obama has dispensed with the traditional format and now preselects newspeople who will be allowed to ask a question? Couldn't be anything to do with those questions being prescreened, could it?
  7. You seem to have an obsession with Cantor. I'll give you credit for being well-informed, because most people wouldn't know him if he showed up at their front door. He is minority whip, a third level leadership position with a party which has zero power in the House.

    His ability to "lead" is pretty limited. Why not focus on the real dumbasses and sleazeballs, Pelosi, Frank, Hoyer, et al? Did Cantor turn you down for an internship or something?
  8. Oh yes, the real leader of the republican party...what a fat pig...

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  9. jem



    AAA - when I got out of school I worked for sen byrd and the dem policy committee when byrd was leader.

    (as an aside the guy who got me the job was the guy who was eventually became involved in the scandal in the democratic cloak room. He was a pretty good friend from GW. I did not know he was gay and admittedly I had not seen him much after I moved away from D.C. But, I just did not see Bob killing himself over that scandal. )

    Once you worked for the democratic policy committee you had to either become a republican for the sake of your country or pursue a very far left agenda for the sake of power and connections.

    Since I know the core of dems are rotten.... I now have to ask - are republicans rotten at the core as well?

    What is wrong with our leadership?
    Is it the money buying "influence" and corrupting. Are most of them on the blogoevich (sp) duke cunningam plan?

    Why can't power be enough for these guys? they need to get rich too?
  10. Leader of democrat party.

    #10     Mar 26, 2009