We care: Cantor wants to give GOP a 'makeover', change the message
February 4th, 2013
07:41 PM ET
8 years ago

We care: Cantor wants to give GOP a 'makeover', change the message

Washington (CNN) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is giving the Republican party a message makeover.

In a sharp departure from the GOP's emphasis on slashing federal spending, bringing down the deficit and moving legislation to assist the "job creators," the No. 2 House Republican is rolling out a more personal appeal in a speech on Tuesday with an agenda to "make life work."


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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. yanni

    Are you sure"you care"? or did you mis-spoke?

    February 4, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  2. ja

    the way the GOP legislates is what count, don't sell wooden nickels

    February 4, 2013 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  3. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Just a bunch of self centered, lying liars who can't stop believing their own lies!

    February 4, 2013 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  4. GOP = Greed Over People

    Didn't the GOP try this "makeover" before.in 2008?

    seemss they didn't learn, that you can put lipstick on it's snout, and buy it a Judith Lieber clutch from Neiman Marcus, but it is still a sorry, sow's ear.

    February 4, 2013 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  5. Robert

    Join the Commiecrats Cantor.

    February 4, 2013 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  6. Anthony in California

    With the amount of times these Republicans have had "makeovers' they are starting to look like the old hag who's had one too many facelifts....

    February 4, 2013 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  7. Let me guess

    Let me guess the new message: "TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!!!" That's the only message the GOP EVER have.

    February 4, 2013 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is going to take a lot to reform the GOP image. I don't think that it can be done by the mid-term elections.

    February 4, 2013 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  9. Squigman

    Anything to get elected. Anything to win votes. Anything to gain power. Without question this is the party that can be trusted to set examples of family values, christian values, and just plain old fashioned regard for fellow man. Yeah right.

    February 4, 2013 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    Actions speak louder than words – and Eric Cantor will always be a putz to me.

    February 5, 2013 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  11. J.V.Hodgson

    Cantor wants to do a make over for the GOP. Aha he wants to appeal to immigrants and the 99%... how in gods name can he say anything that means anything in a speech, until he changes the tea paryt bias of legislation he has supportred and continues to support... major spending cuts do not create jobs they increase unemployment.
    The leopard can meow amd purr nicely instead of roaring but the spots remain.
    I see nothing in what he says that is a change in ideology or real change in policy however soft his words.

    February 5, 2013 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  12. plain&simple

    Only in politics can you change so quickly. One day you don't believe in global warming,the next you do. Same with immigration,Obamacare,pro choice....and on and on. Just say what you mean and mean what you say...and think before you speak! There you go ,the magic formula!!!

    February 5, 2013 02:05 am at 2:05 am |
  13. Chedar

    What are they going to start with him (Cantor) to cross dress?

    February 5, 2013 03:42 am at 3:42 am |
  14. Gurgyl

    We care: .......Koch, Adelson, Karl Rowe, rush Limbu, Ann coulter, Glenn Beck, idiots.

    February 5, 2013 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  15. Facts don't Lie

    I recall when the first President Bush asked for a "kinder, gentler America" then his son went with being a "compassionate conservative" when he was in office...well all of that has gone by the wayside it seems and you mean to tell me Eric Cantor is trying to make the GOP seem nice and friendly and caring about people especially the poor? Sorry but I'm originally from Missouri so you got to "SHOW ME"!

    February 5, 2013 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  16. wgf

    I used to vote for the GOP about 2/3 of the time. Now I just wish the party would crawl into a corner and die.

    February 5, 2013 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  17. Marie MD

    The rethugs are trying to change their tune just to get votes. If they cared they would have spoken against everything twit, or mcconnel, paul (all three of them) or even himself the epitome of s t u p i d and I want what I want and I want it now.
    Americans need to wake up and look at states where rethug governors have run on promises that they soon broke. This also includes the rethugs trying to change our electoral system because they couldn't buy or cheat in the last two elections.

    February 5, 2013 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  18. Richard Miller

    Cantor, lose the pretty boy image and your stupidity first please.

    February 5, 2013 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The "makeover" lineup includes Karl Rove, Limbaugh, Gingrich, Jeb Bush, the tea party et al, McCain, Graham, Akin, etc as well as the party of NO.

    February 5, 2013 07:53 am at 7:53 am |