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Re: Terrible Cap and Tax Bill

My question is, what message did House Whip Eric Cantor and Minority Leader John Boehner deliver to the eight Republican strays?

By on 6.27.09 | 9:09AM

My question is, what message did House Whip Eric Cantor and Minority Leader John Boehner deliver to the eight Republican strays? If it was anything less than a promise, if they voted "yes," to:

1. Withhold all future NRCC funds

2. Recruit and massively fund a primary opponent

3. Remove them from any leadership roles they might have

-- then GOP leadership's message wasn't strong enough. This was a vote that demanded principle and unanimity for a party that claims the mantle of lower taxes and limited government, and once again, it failed.

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