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Subject: Eric Cantor Makes Major Announcement
Email Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:05:00 -0400
Time of Transition
Serving Virginians has been my highest honor
BY ERIC CANTOR
It has been the highest
honor of my professional life to serve the people of Virginia’s 7th District in Congress. That is
why it is with tremendous gratitude and a heavy heart that I have decided to
resign from Congress, effective Aug. 18.
As I reflect on this amazing opportunity, I think of the sacrifices made by so
many along the way. It starts with my grandmother who fled religious
persecution in Eastern Europe and found herself a young, Jewish widow raising
my dad above a grocery store in Richmond.
She worked hard to make a better life for those who came after her. Never would
she have imagined her grandson would sit in the U.S. House of Representatives.
I have indeed lived the American dream.
My wife, Diana, our three wonderful children, and our entire family have been a
part of this journey. They have always been the inspiration behind my desire to
serve and I am forever grateful for their unending support.
During this time of transition for me and my family, it is my foremost desire
to ensure that representation is maintained for the people of the 7th District.
For this reason, I have asked Gov. McAuliffe to hold a special election on
Election Day, at no additional cost to taxpayers, so my successor can be sworn
in immediately in November.
It is vitally important that the constituents have a clear and strong voice
during the consequential lame duck session of Congress. I believe and hope that
voice will be Dave Brat. The issues that will be considered during the lame
duck session this year will be crucial to the future of our country. These
debates will continue into the new Congress, and the people of this district
deserve to have their new voice representing them and engaging on their behalf.
This will also offer my successor the opportunity to get a head start on the
incoming freshman class and provide him with seniority that will ultimately
benefit the citizens of the district.
As I return to private life, Diana and I will make decisions about the future.
I certainly look forward to doing what I did when I first became a Republican:
advocating, as a private citizen, for the conservative solutions to the
problems we face that will secure our nation’s greatness and provide a better
life for all Americans.
We must protect families and respect faith. Communities should be free to
flourish without government’s heavy hand. America must always be the land of
equal opportunity, where hard work is rewarded and the American dream is open
to all. And we must always protect the most vulnerable among us, and support
those who seek liberty around the world.
One of the special things about America
is that these principles and the conservative solutions that will help us
reaffirm them aren’t the exclusive property of those elected to government.
These ideas and the opportunity to fight for them and see them achieved belong
to all Americans.
Our country faces many challenges. Too many Americans have lost confidence in
the country’s future, and it is not hard to see why. The American Dream often
seems to be in retreat at home, while American power and principles are
Too many children are condemned to a bad school because of their ZIP code.
Access to a quality education is the civil rights issue of our time and I will
continue fighting for reforms that empower children and parents wherever they
live and whatever their income. Addressing our education challenges also
includes the skyrocketing cost of college. Government has been driving up that
cost and public policy has to switch gears.
I believe that we can once again have an economy that produces well-paying jobs
that not only put food on the table but help put money in the bank. Reforming
taxes and regulations to promote growth is one important step. But we must also
keep working to bridge the widening skills gap by ensuring that workers have
the opportunity to learn new skills so they can access and keep quality jobs.
Our economic strength is intertwined with our global presence. We have been
shrinking from the world in recent years, abandoning the mantle of leadership
that generations of brave Americans fought to attain. The result has been growing
instability, declining American influence and gathering danger. Our allies no
longer trust us, and our enemies no longer fear us. The Middle
East is in chaos. Terror is on the rise. Iran is marching toward full nuclear capability
has invaded a sovereign nation with few consequences.
Earlier in my lifetime our country went through a period of precipitous
decline, but then recovered. I became a Republican because I heard Ronald
Reagan, Jack Kemp, Dick Obenshain and so many others advocating the ideas that
created that recovery. While these were all great men, what was truly powerful
were the ideas they were advancing.
While my days as a congressman will soon be behind me, my days of fighting for
those ideas as a citizen are ahead of me. I’d like to thank the voters, my
neighbors, my friends, for giving me the extraordinary opportunity to serve,
and I look forward to continuing to work for an America
that works and an America
Eric Cantor was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 7th
Congressional District in 2000.
There’s something sad about
self-inflected wounds and misdirected hostility! Especially when it benefits
Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the DNC!
A To Do Item:
Ask your TeaParty friends to
explain what they gained vs. what they and the GOP and Virginia and The American People lost.
TeaParty Wins And GOP Loses
TeaParty Wins Another Bad Trade
Cantor: Yet Another Example Of TeaParty Misdirected Hostility
TeaParty-Fundamentalists Take Virginia
Source Not Clear but very insightful and right on-target!
by, To The Point News???
- We were attacked (in
the Gulf of Tonkin)
- Read my lips - No New
- I did not have sex
with that woman... Miss Lewinski
- Iraq has weapons of
biggest one of all:
"I, Barrack Hussein
Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
States of America."
- I will have the most
transparent administration in history.
- The stimulus will
fund shovel-ready jobs.
- I am focused like a
laser on creating jobs.
- The IRS is not
- It was a spontaneous
riot about a movie.
- If I had a son.
- I will put an end to
the type of politics that "breeds division, conflict and cynicism".
- You didn't build
- I will restore trust
- The Cambridge cops
- The public will have
5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk
- It's not my red line
- it is the world's red line.
- Whistle blowers will
be protected in my administration.
- We got back every
dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.
- I am not spying on
- Obama Care will be
good for America.
- You can keep your
- Premiums will be
lowered by $2500.
- If you like it, you
can keep your current healthcare plan.
- It's just like
shopping at Amazon.
- I knew nothing about
"Fast and Furious" gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels.
- I knew nothing about
IRS targeting conservative groups.
- I knew nothing about
what happened in Benghazi.
- I have never known my
uncle from Kenya who is in the country illegally and that was arrested
and told to leave the country over 20 years ago.
- And, I have never
lived with that uncle. He finally admitted (12-05-2013) that he DID know his
uncle and that he DID live with him.
believe we have a winner
7-24-2014, P 14: Editorial by Mr. Dwayne Yancey, Editorial Page Editor.
Sadly, politics as usual. The trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell will
be uncomfortable for all.
Click to view:
This editorial is the very
best and fairest summary of the criminal case against Gov. Bob McDonnell that
has been published in the Roanoke Times since the story broke mid-last year (just
in time for the fall election cycle).
Thank You Mr. Dwayne Yancey
July 20th Blog Item: Major Schadenfreude At The Roanoke Times
It would be reasonable and prudent if now the Roanoke
Times publishes a detailed account of all the gifts and donors of gifts received
by former governors Kaine and Warner.
Just the gifts to fund their inaugurations would be a good place to
start. We then can reflect on their
activities in office and determine for ourselves what quid pro quo’s have been
overlooked on their behalf.
Not that three wrongs make a right – but being fair
and balanced would be a nice touch!
More New Bad News" 7-26-2014:
Hamas fires rockets toward Israel after terror group rejects truce proposal
More New Bad News: 7-25-2014 AM
Hamas resists Kerry's attempts at Gaza cease-fire deal
Roanoke Times, 7-24-2014, Two-thirds of Pg 3, US steps up pressure for
Civilian casualty numbers raise questions about Israel’s
Not one word about the number of rockets fired into Israel
Not one word about Hamas rejecting the Egyptian cease-fire
Not one word about Hamas storing rockets in a UN Run School and
after they were discovered they disappeared – (somewhat like Lois Learner’s
You think that Hamas moved them into another staging
location to be fired into Israel?
Not one word about Hamas forcing people to stay in the civilian
places Hamas has used for storage and launching of rockets – in the face of
Israel announcing plans to hit those targets.
Something about the Geneva Convention and using civilians as shields!
Not one word that Israel's enemies clearly state that it's their objective to kill all the Jews and wipe Israel off the map. How does one negotiate with that kind of enemy? Something about the Pope negotiating with the SS.
Not one word from the RT Editors about what to do if rockets
started falling into Roanoke. They already have what looks like a shot down
large aircraft in their midst.
The plight of the Palestinians since the UN actions of 1946
is indeed sad. And the saddest part of their plight is the way their cousins in
the surrounding countries, instead of helping to assimilate them, have instead
used them as a perpetual weapon against Israel including arming them and
enabling their military endeavors.
Israel surprised by number, sophistication of Gaza tunnels
More Roanoke Times Anti-Israel