Cantor Says No Vote On Jobs

House Majority Shitkicker Eric Cantor announced today that the House of Representatives absolutely will not hold a vote on President Obama’s jobs plan, and despite what Caesar Cantor says, this goes against the wishes of a majority of voters and even a majority of Republicans voters.

Washington (CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor flatly rejected President Obama’s call for the House and Senate to hold a vote on his jobs bill by the end of the month, saying Monday the full bill, called the “American Jobs Act,” won’t get a vote in the House of Representatives.

Cantor criticized the President for continuing to press for a vote on the entire package, saying at his weekly session with reporters on Capitol Hill, “This all or nothing approach is unreasonable.”

This all or nothing approach is unreasonable!?

Where was that sentiment the last 8 months? Where was that sentiment while the economy was being held hostage leading up to the fiscal 2011 compromise? Where was that sentiment while the economy was being held hostage leading up to the debt ceiling deal?

Glaring hypocrisy aside, this is the reality we live in. No one can force the Republicans to vote for anything. In fact, no one can force them to even hold a vote. And if they never hold a vote, they don’t have to be seen voting no on jobs.

There isn’t a great deal of time left between now and the congressional holiday recess, and it’s becoming clear that the Republican strategy going forward, at least up until the recess, and possibly even throughout 2012, is to do nothing.

Given the track record of this congress, perhaps doing nothing is best. At least that way President Obama can begin the campaign to deliver us a new congress sooner rather than later.

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  • GrafZeppelin127

    Bob, the GOP has long since stopped caring whether what it says and does today is consistent with what it said and did yesterday. More to the point, their fans long since stopped caring. And given the sheer volume and magnitude of hypocrisy and illogic, the broad public has tuned out as well.

    • D_C_Wilson

      So, I guess it would be pointless to ask Cantor what happened to that “laser focus on jobs” he had promised the GOP would be engaged in after the 2010 election?

      • GrafZeppelin127

        Yes, because we know what his answer will be: It’s the administration’s fault, we passed the Ryan budget or the health care repeal, and they refuse to work with us, or whatever. Taking to a Republican is like pulling the string on a See-n-Say.

  • http://twitter.com/themattmcd Matt McDaniel

    True, no one can force Eric Cantor to vote for anything. But seeing as how he has officially declared himself to be an enemy of the American people, there’s nothing really stopping Obama from sending a drone to his house, is there?

  • Scopedog

    “…it’s becoming clear that the Republican strategy going forward, at least up until the recess, and possibly even throughout 2012, is to do nothing.”

    Bob, it should have been clear as crystal back in 2010 that this was the Republican strategy.

    But….some folks decided to sit 2010 out to punish the dude living in the White House.

    At least one thing is also clear–President Obama gives a damn and is trying to put the message out there. Plus he’s got the record to back it up.

    The GOP, on the other hand–at least many of them–do not give a rat’s ass. And if gumming up the works is what’s best for them (so it’ll get rid of the Black guy in the White House in 2012) then that’s what they’re going to stick to.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fard-Farquar/100002704221304 Fard Farquar

      Getting a democrat elected president and then turning the house over to the repugs ensured failure. The democrats do it constantly. Far to many think electing a president is all that counts.

  • http://twitter.com/gbeaudette Grant Beaudette

    If Cantor can’t be forced to allow a vote, he should at least be forced to publicly that he won’t allow a vote… over and over again.

  • missliberties

    Good reason to vote the jerk out of office.

  • Brutlyhonest

    /quote Where was that sentiment the last 8 months? Where was that sentiment while the economy was being held hostage leading up to the fiscal 2011 compromise? Where was that sentiment while the economy was being held hostage leading up to the debt ceiling deal? /endquote

    And since he made this statement at his weekly session with reporters, I’m sure the liberal media representatives asked him these questions …

  • incredulous72

    So now, President Obama gets to go out to the American people and TELL THEM WHO IS HOLDING UP AJA. Now, the Occupy Wall Street folks need to be made aware of the legislation and the fact that the GOP/TP WILL NOT bring it to the floor for a vote.

    EVERY LIBERAL BLOG AND PUNDIT BETTER SCREAM THEIR HEADS OFF ABOUT THIS AND FORCE THAT BASTARD CANTOR TO BRING IT TO THE FLOOR.

    • Scopedog

      Good point–there should be screaming and yelling about how Representative Cantor is acting like a bloody idiot and is basically willing to screw the nation over…..

      ….but I’m afraid that some liberal blogs and pundits will still complain about President Obama. They can’t help it; even with the GOP’s shenanigans they still have to gripe about the guy in the White House who’s got a plan and is trying to fix things.

      • incredulous72

        Honestly, I don’t even consider those “liberal blog and pundit” folks liberal. They are highly suspect in my opinion; especially considering they are yelling their asses off about the wrong thing.

  • Draxiar

    Okay, from now on politicians (read: GOTP) should wear hypocrisy electro-shock collars. Every time they say or do something that is hypocritical (ex. “this all or nothing approach is unreasonable”,) they’ll get an electric shock in their throat.

  • D_C_Wilson

    “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor flatly rejected President Obama’s call for the House and Senate to hold a vote on his jobs bill by the end of the month, saying Monday the full bill, called the “American Jobs Act,” won’t get a vote in the House of Representatives.”

    Technically, it’s the Speaker and not the Majority Leader who gets to make the call on whether a bill will be voted on. Someone should ask Boehner who is really in charge of the House. Though I think that answer has been clear for months now.

  • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

    EVERY Liberal blogger needs to harp on this daily. It MUST become common knowledge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fard-Farquar/100002704221304 Fard Farquar

    To the brain dead repugnacan base reality doesn’t matter. Hank Williams Jr. showed us the the average face of a repug voter, fat, drunk, stupid. The uneducated intellectually incurious crowd are dragging the entire country down. The reason they can do this is because the media in this country is owned by rich white repugnacans. The only message that gets out is theirs.