From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, has pulled the plug on a national organization that was launched with much fanfare a year ago.
John Murray, a spokesman for Cantor, confirmed a report from the Washington newspaper Roll Call that Cantor’s National Council for a New America is “in a suspended state.”
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Eric Cantor spent his Sunday morning telling CNN that the Republican Party plans on launching a listening tour.
Said the House minority leader, “What we’re trying to do here today is kick off a series of town-hall forums so that we can get back to listening to the people.”
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh didn’t like that one bit and on Monday said the GOP shouldn’t take such a tactic: “We do not need a listening tour. We need a teaching tour. That is what the Republican Party, or, slash, the conservative movement needs to focus on. Listening tour ain’t it.”
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From The Washington Post:
A group of prominent GOP leaders yesterday launched an effort to improve their party’s sagging image, hosting an event at which they did not directly attack President Obama, rarely used the word “Republican” and engaged in a healthy dose of self-criticism.
At a pizza restaurant in Arlington, where they officially unveiled the National Council for a New America, party leaders attempted to portray Republicans as sensitive to the concerns of average Americans and to shake off the “Party of No” label that Democrats have tried to affix to the GOP.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) rejected the idea that yesterday’s event, the first in a national series, was about “rebranding” the GOP, but it gave the impression of a party looking for a fresh start. Cantor, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney sat on stools and lobbed criticism at “Washington” and “liberals.” They took few shots at Obama as they pledged to start a “conversation” with voters around the country.
The new, improved GOP! And pizza! What could possibly be wrong? Well, kids, while Cantor, Mittsie, and Jebby represent the
same shit we’ve been hearing for decades from the asshole goopers new face of the Rethuglican party, don’t make any mistake as to who’s still writing most of the menus…
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