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Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:23 pm

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is abruptly pulling out of a scheduled Friday lecture on income equality at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, according to the school.

Progressive and labor groups, including Occupy Philadelphia, MoveOn.org, the local AFL-CIO, and AFSCME, were planning a protest for the event. According to Cantor’s office, the Congressman pulled out after discovering that the speech would be open to the public and seeing reports that the university was allowing protestors to gather on the campus itself.
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/eric-cantor-cancels-income-inequality-speech-after-learning-its-open-to-public.php

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by mistermunster on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:33 pm

Chicken IS SCARED!!!!! Scared people will lynch him and with good reason.

People in Virginia need to wise up and get rid if this dirtbag once and for all.

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:54 pm

Interesting and agreed mm.

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Post by mistermunster on Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:04 pm

MaryKay wrote:Interesting and agreed mm.

I'm not sure whats worst the Clown Car GOP debaters or the the 3 evil GOPer stooges on Capitol Hill. affraid

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:49 pm

mistermunster wrote:
MaryKay wrote:Interesting and agreed mm.

I'm not sure whats worst the Clown Car GOP debaters or the the 3 evil GOPer stooges on Capitol Hill. affraid
The ones already on Capitol Hill - at least the ones in the Clown Car aren't in office yet. Let's keep it that way!

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:24 pm

Oh I agree with that.

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:13 pm

I would love to know what UofP was paying him for this speaking engagement? Just curious.

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by Guest on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:17 pm

mistermunster wrote:
MaryKay wrote:Interesting and agreed mm.

I'm not sure whats worst the Clown Car GOP debaters or the the 3 evil GOPer stooges on Capitol Hill. affraid

While watching the other night, all I could think of was a new Bravo Series for next fall, the Real Republican Debaters, and then Andy Cohen for the reunion shows. At the risk of sounding like my Mother, this is what children taking history and political science classes are asked to write essays about. While they are being told to be prepared and to behave in class? What a fine example. Aside from the moderator losing control immediately, did anyone else feel that debate was NOT about the economy?

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:27 pm

MaryKay wrote:
mistermunster wrote:
MaryKay wrote:Interesting and agreed mm.

I'm not sure whats worst the Clown Car GOP debaters or the the 3 evil GOPer stooges on Capitol Hill. affraid

While watching the other night, all I could think of was a new Bravo Series for next fall, the Real Republican Debaters, and then Andy Cohen for the reunion shows. At the risk of sounding like my Mother, this is what children taking history and political science classes are asked to write essays about. While they are being told to be prepared and to behave in class? What a fine example. Aside from the moderator losing control immediately, did anyone else feel that debate was NOT about the economy?
"Bad week for the GOP" - Lawrence O'Donnell last night.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/44995907#44995907

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by Injeun on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:53 pm

Why should Cantor or any politician waste his time trying to give a speech where he'll be shouted down and heckled by uncivil political adversaries? The University is to blame for this.

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:56 pm

There could be a justifiable reason for the heckling. When was the last time he had any kind of town hall or general meeting with the people he represents?

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Post by Guest on Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:00 pm

Injeun wrote:Why should Cantor or any politician waste his time trying to give a speech where he'll be shouted down and heckled by uncivil political adversaries? The University is to blame for this.

Because they are elected to represent and listen to the people, something he is known not to do.

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Post by Injeun on Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:05 pm

MaryKay wrote:
Injeun wrote:Why should Cantor or any politician waste his time trying to give a speech where he'll be shouted down and heckled by uncivil political adversaries? The University is to blame for this.

Because they are elected to represent and listen to the people, something he is known not to do.

According to the OP, it was to be a lecture/speech. Not an open forum. Besides, one is elected by ones supporters, not ones opposition. So whoever the Representative happens to be, he is representing the people.


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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by Injeun on Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:16 pm

DesperateInRI wrote:There could be a justifiable reason for the heckling. When was the last time he had any kind of town hall or general meeting with the people he represents?

It was to be a lecture at a business school. According to the OP, the school changed the parameters of the event, allowing organized hecklers, effectively guaranteeing the cancellation and preventing the lecture.

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by Injeun on Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:23 pm

mistermunster wrote:Chicken SH!t IS SCARED!!!!! Scared people will lynch him and with good reason.

People in Virginia need to wise up and get rid if this dirtbag once and for all.

Virginia? California makes the top ten list in deficits, debt and unfunded liabilities. And your'e wanking about Virginia? How's about looking in the mirror?

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by lendmeflight2 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:33 am

MaryKay wrote:
Injeun wrote:Why should Cantor or any politician waste his time trying to give a speech where he'll be shouted down and heckled by uncivil political adversaries? The University is to blame for this.

Because they are elected to represent and listen to the people, something he is known not to do.


Why do you right wingers always come out to defend other right wingers by telling Americans that they don't have a right to protest?

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Re: Eric Cantor Cancels Income Inequality Speech After Protests Planned

Post by mistermunster on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:24 am

lendmeflight2 wrote:
MaryKay wrote:
Injeun wrote:Why should Cantor or any politician waste his time trying to give a speech where he'll be shouted down and heckled by uncivil political adversaries? The University is to blame for this.

Because they are elected to represent and listen to the people, something he is known not to do.


Why do you right wingers always come out to defend other right wingers by telling Americans that they don't have a right to protest?

Because they are fascist at heart, they can't help it...it's genetic and subject to the evolutionary rules that also killed off the Neanderthal man. Shocked Razz

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Post by mistermunster on Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:28 am

Injeun wrote:
mistermunster wrote:Chicken IS SCARED!!!!! Scared people will lynch him and with good reason.

People in Virginia need to wise up and get rid if this dirtbag once and for all.

Virginia? California makes the top ten list in deficits, debt and unfunded liabilities. And your'e wanking about Virginia? How's about looking in the mirror?
This coming from a person living in a state full of people that vote against their own best interest most of the time and don't even realize it. Got any chads?????? Razz Razz Razz Razz

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Post by Injeun on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:48 pm

lendmeflight2 wrote:
MaryKay wrote:
Injeun wrote:Why should Cantor or any politician waste his time trying to give a speech where he'll be shouted down and heckled by uncivil political adversaries? The University is to blame for this.

Because they are elected to represent and listen to the people, something he is known not to do.


Why do you right wingers always come out to defend other right wingers by telling Americans that they don't have a right to protest?

Twist much? The organized prevention of Cantors free speech in the name of a constitutional right to protest is hardly representative of freedom. It is closer to the abuse of the rights which you pretend to justly exercise. Like I said, the school or someone at the school made the decision. Now the points of Cantors presentation will not be heard, considered or debated. Thus it is all nothingness but union rage and lalalalalalala. How civil and progressive.

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Post by mistermunster on Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:06 pm

35 posts in nine months. I question your validity as well as your sincerity. Like many GOPers with attitudes you come here and defend the "right's" position like a troll looking for trouble. People like you are nuts. You set fire to the very house you live in then go back inside and sit down.

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Post by Guest on Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:12 pm

It is both civil and progressive. UofP is a very well thought of, well attended and need I say, expensive school. Much of the money left in endowments and received from alumni and fund raisers, not to mention the whopper of tuition pays for these speeches. Whether you agree with Mr. Cantor's politics or not, EVERY speaker who agrees to speak at Penn receives a contract, it clearly stipulates in the contract, not the fine print I might add, that it is an open auditorium. Philadelphia, being the strong union town that it is, being the strong Democratic town it has always been, and is no secret that it is, is also filled with philanthrapists that donate very heavily to the UofP, which by the way also helps to pay these speakers. They have a variety of speakers on a variety of subjects, all of which at some point or another have been protested or had groups picket. There has never been violence or unrest, there has never been disruption of the speech either. It's an open forum, where at the end of the speech, you have a q&a. If Mr. Cantor is so proud of his ideals, he should proudly take the q&a and educate those in attendance why he feels the way he should. That is what a future Speaker of the House will be required to do, the position he seems to covet and makes no secret about. You can't win elections if you refuse to listen to people, answer questions or worse, hide because you don't like confrontation. It's called democracy. If he loves his platform and lives by it, he should be willing to educate the masses as to why. This is why he is unpopular within the House of Representatives, not my words, his many colleagues, all Republicans. Look it up. As far as freedom, he was free to speak, they were free to protest his beliefs. He doesn't like them, they don't like him. It is balanced. What they don't want right now are soundbites including protests of the supposed golden boy speaking out against the people, which is what he basically would be doing. He is on the record as calling the occupiers, the unemployed and the 99ers . . .thugs, lazy, uncapable of holding jobs, shall I go on. Even the Tea Party and the Republican establishment, along with the Democrats know this isn't a smart move, especially so early on in the movement. They haven't presented a jobs plan, don't intend to and are being called out on it.

It isn't that he's a Tea Party Republican, it's that he refuses to do what he has called the President on many, many times. Where is the Eric Cantor Plan. Put one out, vote on it and see where it goes.

What's not sitting right with me, and I did have the opportunity to speak there, and yes, there were groups protesting, is why if he feels so strongly on his subject would he expect a school to bend it's long standing rules for him. You are right, no one heard his speech, but that was his fault, not the schools. He did the same thing in August at one of the major hotels, that he had closed to anyone put those he wanted in attendance. That's hiding, not governing.

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Post by Injeun on Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:40 pm

mistermunster wrote:
Injeun wrote:
mistermunster wrote:Chicken IS SCARED!!!!! Scared people will lynch him and with good reason.

People in Virginia need to wise up and get rid if this dirtbag once and for all.

Virginia? California makes the top ten list in deficits, debt and unfunded liabilities. And your'e wanking about Virginia? How's about looking in the mirror?
This coming from a person living in a state full of people that vote against their own best interest most of the time and don't even realize it. Got any chads?????? Razz Razz Razz Razz

Fifty states in the union, and you only have a problem with two....neither of which is your own? Is'nt that like preaching repentance to others while remaining unrepentant yourself?

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Post by mistermunster on Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:49 pm

Injeun wrote:
mistermunster wrote:
Injeun wrote:
mistermunster wrote:Chicken IS SCARED!!!!! Scared people will lynch him and with good reason.

People in Virginia need to wise up and get rid if this dirtbag once and for all.

Virginia? California makes the top ten list in deficits, debt and unfunded liabilities. And your'e wanking about Virginia? How's about looking in the mirror?
This coming from a person living in a state full of people that vote against their own best interest most of the time and don't even realize it. Got any chads?????? Razz Razz Razz Razz

Fifty states in the union, and you only have a problem with two....neither of which is your own? Is'nt that like preaching repentance to others while remaining unrepentant yourself?
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Post by Guest on Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:56 pm

Injeun, let me see if I can put this differently. We are all unemployed and 99ers, we are all competing for the same few jobs with millions. The jobs created vs. the jobs lost and needed since 2008 don't come close to what is truly needed. I have, like many others advocated for what is only fair, I am not asking for the unemployed and the 99ers to receive millions. Every time I write, tweet, fax or phone, get interviewed, I am beat up by someone who feels I am lazy, addicted, not employable etc. I continue to do what I do because I need a job, want a job and until then, for myself and millions of others, we need help in the form of benefits. I keep putting myself out there because I believe in what I do. I think the "Leader", Mr. Cantor should do the same. If you run for any office, you have to put yourself out there and take your lumps. Courage of your convictions. It really is that simple. Again, it was his decision to not speak, not the schools. The school simply followed their rules, as they do for everyone else who is a guest speaker. I think Mr. Cantor needs to have a tougher skin if he wants to continue in national politics. Right or wrong, you and your family, your landscaper, your housekeeper, you shopping habits are public record. They shouldn't necessarily be, but if you want to run around the country talking trash about millions of people you don't personally know, you leave yourself open to it. He should have stood by his speech, made the presentation in Philadelphia and answered the questions that may or may not have been asked. For all he knows, they may have just picketed outside.

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Post by mistermunster on Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:07 pm

GOPers don't want to take any lumps. They want an IRON fist rule....UNOPPOSED...UN-DEBATED...UNCARING. Their 1800's mentality rules their actions and their prehistoric brains rule everything else. It's survival of the fittest with them and they see themselves as the HIGHER form of life that deserves survival and the riches of that survival. Everyone else be damned because you didn't go out and dig a ditch or work at Micky D's. Instead of sitting at home drinking and smoking dope. You can't change that very myopic and narrow vision of a primitive that sees themselves as SUPERIOR while hypocritically clutching a bible.

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