In offering constructive criticism and viable alternatives, negotiating when possible and walking away when necessary, Cantor believes he’s found the path back to that office with the spectacular view of the Mall.
There’s this too:
The key in opposing the stimulus, Cantor says, was offering a credible alternative. “Our members in the House really rallied around a forward-looking, smarter, simpler stimulus plan,” Cantor says. “We took a very positive, constructive view on where the stimulus should be, and when the bill that rolled through the House missed the mark the way it did, it demonstrated that the thought behind the majority’s bill was not to be a stimulus bill; it was to be a spending bill. And going forward, we’ll be using that as a model.”
I realize that here she’s just quoting Cantor, but at what points do you begin to challenge outright lies? I know the answer for many national reporters today is “never”.
Update: Balloon-Juicer sgwhiteinfla is all over this right at the source.