The central figures in the David Petraeus sex scandal are not talking. That includes Virginia Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Yet, the decision by this top Republican to turn to the FBI rather than his colleagues in the House with inside information about the scandal has proven to be monumental, a development that enabled Barack Obama to win the presidency without getting tainted by the allegations of immorality and corruption that are now the subject of daily news reports. The record shows that Cantor had knowledge of the affair from an FBI whistleblower
Comments: That´s what I would like to know. I think we are going to be even more upset over the behavior of the Republicans in the next four years. It is terribly upsetting. If this situation was reversed you know the Democrats wouldn´t hesitate to destroy a presidential candidate if it would help them win. They sure did it with Romney and he wasn´t even corrupt!
The Democrat/National Socialists probably have dirt on most members of congress. They may have simply held something over Cantor´s head to keep his mouth shut until after the election. That´s what they did with Petraeus.
Just once wouldn´t it be great for someone to be presented with the blackmail and say.....go for it....I want to be a national hero to save our republic! Geez, short of murdering someone, which couldn´t have got you a security clearance in government, what could they possibly hold over your head to keep you from protecting our great nation??
There must be video or pictures. Boehner made sure Cantor stayed as his #2 man. And also made sure Dr. Price (who just happens to be my superior Representative from GA and a staunch Conservative) didn´t get a top spot but chose a female Moderate from the state of WA. Something really stinks about all this. Is there nobody that pin Cantor down and get a straight answer?
So they all stood on a stage in Ohio a few days before the election..rah rah rah...Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan working hard to get elected and Cantor KNEW info that could have blown the lid off the election? He has more than just explaining to do....he owes the American public and Mitt Romney a public apology. This is sickening.
I doubt it would have made a bit of difference to the outcome of the election. Most people still don´t know Benghazi from Ben-Gay.
They DO, however, know that George Bush destroyed the economy and that Republicans want to take away their Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, birth, the voting rights of women and minorities, health care, Big Bird, and install a theocracy run by rich white men. That´s what they know. Sarcasm off, if it´s necessary to say that.
It´s clear now that where Republicans are concerned, no truly "clean" guys make it to the top. Boehner, Cantor, and we can name many many more are all compromised in some way. I think this is why Romney was probably never going to win.
804-747-4073 Ask the nice lady why. I also asked why would ANYONE who was aware of illegal activity blow the whistle when CANTOR himself turned the WB over to Mueller? She was dumbfounded. I told her that I hope that whatever Cantor traded for his comlicity in this cover up was worth it.
Why would a revelation that Petraeus was having an affair have affected the election? I cannot think of any reasons that people would be less likely to have voted for Obama because the head of the CIA had a zipper problem? Cantor did the correct thing, being angry with him makes no sense.
Petraeus knows details about Benghazi. The dems had/have the goods on him and he probably thought if he kept quiet they would keep quiet about his affairs and protect him. He did not want to resign. Dems probably have more and could probably finish him off he speaks truthfully.
You have to remember that the Republicans in Congress are pretty wimpy, with a lot of them just pleased as punch to stay in the minority and to go along to get along with the liberal Democrats. That´s why the Tea Party was born, to upset that cozy applecart.
Dittos #8 - Obama seemed very confident when he told the Russian guy " When I am re-elected I will have more flexibility". The DemocRAT fraud machine is so well oiled now I don´t think a Republican president will ever be elected again in our lifetimes. Politics is war to the DemocRATs and all´s fair in war. We are living in a sham Republic these days, where most elections are pre-determined or stolen years in advance. They just allow us to think we are voting when they already know the outcome. When the DOJ head runs around the country and tells everyone that voter ID is a racist Republican plot to disenfranchise minority voters, I don´t see any way to win against the national DemocRAT crime family. No one ever seems to be fined or go to jail for voter fraud. Even some of the "UN Observers" said they had never seen such a lack of security in our elections. We need to scrap ALL of the computer voting machines and go back to paper ballots for starters. At least with paper ballots we have a trail.
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