The fact that the Washington Post got something wrong concerning Eric Cantor (R-Va) is not news. It is not shocking at all, in fact. What is both shocking and newsworthy is that they admitted they got something wrong about a Republican.
In a February 26th editorial, WaPo claimed Congressman Cantor’s “tactic” of carrying the entire, massive Health Care bill – all 2400 pages – into the Health Care Summit constituted “posturing” by the House Minority Leader. President Obama called them a “prop” during the meeting.
The fact is, Congressman Cantor had actually read the bill, unlike the President. He took the time to tab and notate the entire bill to easily access any objectionable portions sure to come up during the meeting. And perhaps portions where there was agreement.
That is called preparation and is why Cantor is a leader. Cantor came to discuss the bill and was well prepared and the President did not like this.
The Democrats know that if confronted with the truth on this bill, the American people will understand that this bill is not as advertised by the left.
Eric Cantor brought the bill and the truth. He took the President at his word that the President was there for a bipartisan discussion and he was fully prepared for a meaningful dialog.
The President was there only to score political points and pass bad legislation.
From the Washington Post:
Saturday, February 27, 2010
In a Feb. 26 editorial, we said Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was “posturing” during the Thursday health-care summit by stacking the voluminous Senate bill before him. Mr. Cantor says that he had the bill with him, well-tabbed, not for show but so that Republicans could respond if specific provisions of the bill came up for discussion. That makes sense, and we should not have characterized his purpose as we did.