Thursday, December 20, 2012

A smirking Eric Cantor believes he has the speakership locked up

Eric Cantor has sprung his trap on John Boehner. Look at that smirk on Eric Cantor's face in this video. You just know he's on top of the world: he's screwed John Boehner and he believes he's all set to become the next Speaker of the House.

Tonight, Boehner gave up on his own "Plan B," canceling a vote tomorrow because he could even get enough support to pass it from his own party, which controls the U.S. House of Representatives. Boehner has closed up shop and sent the House home for the holidays and several days of taxpayer-paid vacation.

John Boehner has shown that he is too weak to govern. Can Boehner win another term as Speaker of the House? Will Eric Cantor replace Boehner, or could someone else grab the speakership?

I wonder about the right side of the Virginia political blogosphere: is Speaker Cantor something you support? Something you are looking forward to?

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