Eric Cantor

  • Aired:  10/12/10
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Eric Cantor claims that Republicans are going to get back to their principles of small government and fiscal responsibility. (8:22)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT HE IS -- WHOA.

HE IS THE REPUBLICAN WHIP IN THE

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

HE REPRESENTS THE GREAT STATE OF

VIRGINIA.

HIS NEW BOOK CAN IS CALLED YOUNG

GUNS, A NEW GENERATION OF

CONSERVATIVE LEADERS.

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM

CONGRESSMAN ERIC CANTOR.

SIR --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> I WANT TO PICK UP THAT BOOK

AND THROW IT AT YOU.

>> Jon: STOP IT.

AT THE RALLY.

DID YOU SEE THAT WHERE THE GUY

THREW THE BOOK AND THEN THE

NAKED GUY.

YOU ARE POISED NOW TO TAKE

CONTROL OF HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES.

>> I'M SO GLAD YOU DECIDED THAT

FOR US.

>> Jon: DO I GET TO?

>> ABSOLUTELY GO.

AHEAD.

>> Jon: I'M EXCITED FOR MYSELF

IT TOOK THE DEMOCRATS FOUR YEARS

OF CONTROL TO LOSE IT.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR YOU TO

BE RECORRUPTED?

[LAUGHTER]

>> LOOK, YOU KNOW IT'S A GREAT

QUESTION.

THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO REPEAT THE

MISTAKES OF PAST.

IF YOU READ THE BOOK, HOPEFULLY

YOU HAVE.

>> Jon: I DID READ THE BOOK

AND I THANK YOU FOR THE FONT

SIZE.

[LAUGHTER]

NO, BUT IT WAS -- YOU KNOW, THE

ONLY THING --

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S ABOUT SORT OF WE'RE GOING

TO GET BACK TO OUR PRINCIPLES OF

SMALL GOVERNMENT AND FISCAL

RESPONSIBILITY.

THE DEMOCRATIC SLOGAN IN THIS

YEAR'S ELECTION IS, WELL, THE

REPUBLICANS ARE WORSE BUT IT

SEEMS LIKE THE REPUBLICAN SLOGAN

IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTION IS THIS

TIME WE REALLY MEAN IT, BABY,

PLEASE.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

THERE'S A CERTAIN -- CAN --

HOW -- HOW CAN THEY TRUST IN

YOUR VISION?

I'M TALKING ABOUT THE BASE OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE

PEOPLE THAT WOULD WANT TO GO

THERE?

WHY WOULD THEY TRUST IT?

>> IF YOU READ THE BOOK IT'S --

YOU KNOW WE'RE COMING TO THIS

AND GOING TO THE ELECTORATE WITH

A SUFFICIENT -- WHEN I THINK IS

A SUFFICIENT DOSE OF CONTRITION.

WE GOT FIRED.

WE GET IT.

06 WE WERE THROWN OUT.

2008 THE COUNTRY SAID NO, NOT

YOU.

AND NOW THEY'VE ALSO HAD A DOSE

OF A CROWD THAT, FRANKLY, TOOK

THE WRONG MESSAGE FROM THEIR

ELECTION.

IT REALLY IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE.

>> Jon: WHAT DO YOU THINK THE

MESSAGE -- WHAT WAS THE MESSAGE

YOU THINK THEY TOOK FROM THEIR

ELECTION OTHER THAN MY GOD WE

GET THE GOOD CAFETERIA NOW?

WHAT DO YOU THINK --

[LAUGHTER]

>> I THINK WHEN WE WERE THROWN

OUT THE MESSAGE WAS LOUD AND

CLEAR, WASHINGTON IS NOT DOING

WHAT WE WENT THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT TO DO.

>> Jon: WHO ARE THE PEOPLE --

I HEAR PEOPLE SAY WELL, THE

PEOPLE HAVE TURNED US OUT.

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE?

THEY ARE NOT A MONOLITH.

CERTAIN PEOPLE WANT CERTAIN

THINGS.

>> RIGHT NOW, EVERYBODY WANTS A

JOB.

THAT'S WHAT THIS SELECTION B.

WASHINGTON HAS SEEMINGLY IGNORED

THAT PRIORITY FOR THE LAST 20

MONTHS.

WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN A CROWD THAT

HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF A CRISIS

BACK IN LATE 2008, EARLY 2009,

AND SPENT MORE MONEY THAN THIS

COUNTRY HAS SPENT IN THE LAST

200 YEARS COMBINED IN THE TWO

YEARS SINCE AND ALSO PUT IN

PLACE POLICIES THAT HAVE NOW

BASICALLY PARALYZED THIS SMALL

AND LARGE BUSINESSES OF THIS

COUNTRY.

>> Jon: WHAT HAS BEEN THE

PARALYZATION PROCESS FOR THE

SMALL BUSINESS, WHAT IS THE

TOXIN, IF YOU WILL, THAT HAS

GOTTEN INTO THEIR NERVOUS

SYSTEM.

SEE WHAT I DID TO YOUR METAPHOR?

>> YES, I LIKE THAT IT'S THAT

WILLIAM AND MARY EDUCATION.

>> Jon: CAN WE GET THEM A

HELPER MONKEY.

>> A FEAR MONGEE.

YES, EXACTLY.

THE ACCESS -- PROBLEM STARTED

WITH ACCESS TO CREDIT AND

CAPITAL.

PEOPLE SAW THEIR BALANCES SHRINK

IN TERMS OF THE LIMITS.

BUT NOW YOU'VE GOT WASHINGTON

BASICALLY SAYING, WE DON'T LIKE

THIS OUTCOME, LET'S PUT A

REGULATION IN PLACE TO STOP IT.

WE DON'T THINK THIS PERSON

DESERVES, YOU KNOW, THE EQUAL

TREATMENT -- THIS PERNG HAS TOO

MUCH OF AN ADVANTAGE, LET'S

CHANGE THE PLAYING FIELD.

THERE'S A SENSE OF UNCERTAINTY

RIGHT NOW.

>> ISN'T THAT ALWAYS WHAT

GOVERNMENT -- GOVERNMENT HAS TO

DO SOMETHING.

I WOULD MAKE THE CASE THAT IT'S

IMPORTANT FOR GOVERNMENT TO BE

THERE CERTAINLY AND ANY DECISION

THEY MAKE WILL BE EXCLUSIONARY

TO CERTAIN GROUPS.

>> WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT IS --

>> Jon: I REALLY DID READ IT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> DO YOU BELIEVE IT?

>> Jon: I DID!

>> I DON'T BELIEVE IT.

>> Jon: FREEDOM AND LIBERTY

BLAH BLAH BLAH.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> COME ON.

>> Jon: HERE IS -- SO

EVERYBODY MAKES -- YOU KNOW, YOU

VOTED FOR NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND.

YOU VOTED FOR REAL I.D., YOU

VOTED FOR THE MEDICARE BILL

WHICH WAS TRILLION DOLLARS

UNFUND, YOU VOTED FOR THE

PATRIOT ACT.

IN WHAT WAY DO YOU WANT TO

SHRINK GOVERNMENT BECAUSE YOUR

RECORD IS NOT -- DOESN'T SPEAK

TO THAT?

>> JON, FIRST OF ALL, I'M HERE

TO SAY WE UNDERSTAND WE GOT

FIRED AND THERE WAS A REASON.

>> Jon: YOU WOULD TAKE ALL

THOSE VOTES BACK.

>> I WOULD TAKE ALL OF -- I

WOULDN'T TAKE ALL OF THOSE VOTES

BACK.

>> Jon: YOU WOULD TAKE MOST

BACK?

>> ON THE REAL I.D. ISSUE YOU

BETTER BELIEVE GOVERNMENT HAS A

ROLE IN MAKING SURE THE AIR AIRWAVES

ARE SAFE.

>> Jon: THAT'S MY POINT.

YOU PICK AND CHOOSE.

YOU SAY I WANT SMALLER

GOVERNMENT.

YOU WANT IT FOR WHERE YOU WANT

IT TO BE SMALL.

EACH POLITICAL PARTY MAKES

CHOICES WHERE THEY WANT

GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE POWERFUL.

>> THEY WANT A CONSTITUTIONALLY

LIMITED GOVERNMENT.

IT'S EXPLICIT WHEN IT COMES TO

NATIONAL DEFENSE.

>> Jon: THEY WOULD MAKE THE

CENS IT'S EXPLICIT ABOUT THE

COMMERCE CLAUSE.

>> NATIONAL DEFENSE IS FAIRLY

STRAIGHTFORWARD.

I THINK THE COMMERCE CLAUSE IS

WHERE THINGS HAVE GOTTEN VAGUE.

AND THERE'S BEEN ABUSE.

THERE'S BEEN ABUSE.

SKWROFRPBLGS --

>> Jon: ISN'T THERE ABUSE IN

THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY AND THE

MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

NOBODY IS GOING TO DEFEND THE

EXTEND TOUR ON THE PENTAGON.

WE'RE BM ACCOUNTABILITY.

WE CAN'T AFFORD TO KEEP SPENDING

MONEY WE DON'T HAVE AND PEOPLE

ARE FED UP.

>> Jon: WOULDN'T IT SEEM TO

SOME PEOPLE THAT SORT OF IN THE

WAY MURDERERS GET SOMETIMES, I

FOUND JESUS AND I'M NOW.

WHEN DID YOU FIND SKWRAOEZ

STKPWHRUS RIGHT AFTER YOU

FOUND -- JESUS?

RIGHT AFTER YOU FOUND ME?

THAT'S MARIO JOYNER JOKE.

I LOOK AT WHAT THE REPUBLICANS

HAVE DONE OVER NOT JUST A LITTLE

PIECE OF TIME.

A LONG PIECE OF TIME.

THEY ALWAYS HIT THE OLD

PLATITUDES OF I TRUST YOU, THE

PEOPLE.

IT'S ABOUT FREEDOM AND LIBERTY.

IT'S ABOUT SMALL GOVERNMENT.

YOU GET IN THERE AND EXPAND

GOVERNMENT.

LET ME ASK YOU THIS: WOULD

REAGAN BE ALLOWED TO BE A

REPUBLICAN THESE DAYS?

HE RAISES TAXES EIGHT TIMES

INCLUDING PRESIDING OVER THE

LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN THE

COUNTRY IN 1982.

HE WENT AFTER NUCLEAR WEAPON AND

WANTED TO RID OF WORLD OF THEM.

WOULD HE BE ALLOWED TO BE A

REPUBLICAN IN THE NEW YOUNG

GUN'S WORLD.

>> REAGAN'S WORLD WAS DIFFERENT.

IN THE 1980.

>> Jon: 1980, COME ON!

[LAUGHTER]

>> WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

>> Jon: THAT WASN'T -- 1980 --

LIKE BACK THEN PEOPLE HAD TO

WALK 15 MILES JUST TO GET --

1980 IS NOT -- WAIT A MINUTE.

>> I'M GOING TO LOOK AT YOUR

AUDIENCE AND SEE HOW MANY WERE

BORN IN 1980.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOT EVEN HALF.

NOT EVEN HALF.

>> Jon: RIGHT, BUT IT'S NOT

LIKE IT'S THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

WEE HAVE TO GO TO COMMERCIAL.

CAN YOU STICK AROUND AND TALK

FOR A LITTLE BIT.

WE'LL THROW IT ON THE WEB

COMPLETELY UNEDITED.

JUST TWO VIRGINIA JEWS T

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