Cantor recants. Not really.

Rep. Eric Cantor is trying to walk back his pledge to protect Israel from US foreign policy.  He is failing.

And by the way, that wasn’t all he said From Matzav Network:

Cantor also took issue with Obama administration policies in other areas, including Iran, with the statement from his office saying the congressman “believes that it is time for the administration to fully and aggressively implement the Iran Sanctions Act passed by Congress earlier this year.”

Ron Kampeas from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency news agency found Cantor’s comments extremely surprising, writing, “I can’t remember an opposition leader telling a foreign leader, in a personal meeting, that he would side, as a policy, with that leader against the president. Certainly, in statements on one specific issue or another — building in Jerusalem, or somesuch — lawmakers have taken the sides of other nations. But to have-a-face to face and say, in general, we will take your side against the White House — that sounds to me extraordinary.”

8 responses to “Cantor recants. Not really.

  1. American leaders are pledging their alliegence to foreign powers as well?

    Two days ago, both PM Harper and Opposition Leader Ignatieff did the same thing here!

    What the heck is going on!? 😮


    • They all work for the same bosses – corporate America (ADM, GM, Goldman, etc). That’s what’s going on.

      Welcome to the corporate oligarchy – Britain and all her former colonies. (except India maybe)


  2. Ms. Holland,

    I know this is bash Republicans time and I am changing the subject, but have you seen the Charlie Wrangle show in the Congressional hearings? I give the man credit, he is entertaining, and does not lack nerve.


    • Alan, show me where I bashed Republicans. Or even said a single partisan thing in the post? You do protesteth too much.

      Charlie has always been entertaining. Crooked or not, I adore the old time city boss unabashed politico in him – he’s an artifact by now, we do things differently – guys like him aren’t the boss. The interlocking directorships of the world’s largest corporations are the boss.


  3. Ms. Holland,

    Maybe you could explain to a poor simple Republican why Charlie Wrangle will not do any jail time, yet Wesley Snipes is going to the big house for two years? There is one rule for the ruling class and one other rule for the rest of us.

    I know it’s just me but, I think a man who serves in a position of public trust, should be held to an even higher standard then a mere actor. Mr. Snipes should have run for Congress. Or maybe worked in the Obama Administration like Tim Geithner.


    • Alan, you answered your own question.
      “There is one rule for the ruling class and one other rule for the rest of us.”

      The privliges of power: it is now, it always has been. Wesley Snipes is in jail? I didnt know that? I love Wesley Snipes. Usually rich actors can afford rich lawyers who keep them out of the pokey. What the hell did Wesley do?


  4. Ms. Holland,

    My apologies. Wesley Snipes acted so stupidly, I just assumed that it was common knowledge. Of course some say he should go to jail just for his acting, which they say is a crime. He is not in jail yet, but he will very soon be in one. Myself, I am neutral towards him. Mr. Snipes is going to jail for tax evasion. There is a little more to it. I don’t believe he even filed returns for a number of years.

    My point was that Congressman Wrangle basically did the same thing , although I believe he filed returns. Charlie probably did not cheat on quite as much money.

    I think that Charlie Wrangle should be held to a higher standard than an actor. Then again, I thought that if Martha Stewart could go to jail for lying about a stock sale, a sitting President should also go to jail for lying under oath to a Grand Jury. Shows how stupid I am.


    • I dont think any of them belong in jail. I generally don’t beleive in prison for non-violent crimes. You can do a lot of damage to people by making them pay back to society and it doesn’t have to be prison. Like those early computer hackers – first they got arrested but then governments figured out that they could use them, so their ‘sentence’ was to work for the gov’t – at a low salary I hope.

      In any case, the idea of ‘a higher standard’ is a moral distinction, not a legal one. The law must be the same for everyone; the outcomes are rarely the same though. I always thought it intersting that Martha Stewart’s money couldn’t keep her out of jail. And in fact, her crime was quite minor even by the standards of that time.

      As for Wesley Snipes, I beg your pardon sir – the guy is a terrific action movie actor. I really really do like him.


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