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Eric Cantor Assures America He Will Bring ObamaCare Repeal To Floor Vote

What is it with conservative talk show host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham and Virginia Republicans? Last fall, she extracted a promise from then-gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell to defund Planned Parenthood and prohibit taxpayer funded abortions. Last night, substituting for Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, Ms. Ingraham  had a spirited discussion with Virginia 7th District U.S. Representative Eric Cantor, the House Republican Whip. At issue was Congressman Cantor's willingness to go all out to repeal ObamaCare in any and all ways possible, but specifically, to bring a bill to the House floor that would immediately repeal the law if he is the next majority leader (pending the results of November's mid-term elections). A recent article in Politico brought some of his already suspicious conservative critics to raise their eyebrows yet higher. But Rep. Cantor was unapologetically determined to repeal the government-run health care scheme. Ms. Ingraham pressed and he pressed back, pledging to "defund, delay, repeal, all of the above" to remove the health-rationing law from the books. The video is below.  

As we noted earlier this week, it's hard to turn on national television these days and not see Virginia politicians. It's pretty fun stuff, usually, and when they're on with Laura Ingraham, it's usually news worthy, too.

Defund. Delay. Repeal. All of the above. Republican Whip (and perhaps soon to be House Majority Leader) Eric Cantor pledges to rid us of ObamaCare.

Just How Influential Are We?

No sooner had we mentioned earlier today that Democrat Presidential candidate Barack Obama has avoided an interview he promised Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly back in January, than O'Reilly announced tonight that Obama will be his guest tomorrow night. No question that Obama is craftily trying to steal some of Republican candidate John McCain's thunder on the night he makes his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota. On the other hand, his appearance already is irritating his far-left fringe base who view FNC as the propaganda arm of the vast right wing conspiracy. Remember, it was that fringe which vetoed the Democrat presidential candidates from debating on FNC during the primaries, even though the co-sponsor was the Congressional Black Caucus. This is a very interesting twist of the tale. Will Obama use the opportunity to win over some independents? Will he steal any of the McCain-Palin spotlight or squash their bounce? Or, will Obama trip over his tongue on a pointed O'Reilly question? Will he say anything of substance? Will he be "present"? Does he still think unplanned children are mistakes worthy of killing? Although he favors health care for infants, why does that not include babies who survive botched abortions? (He voted in the Illinois Senate to allow babies who survive abortions to die.) Of most intrigue, however, is whether he will say anything that doesn't include the words "hope" and "change."