Remember when Republicans threw a hissy fit about Nancy Pelosi supposedly "undermining" President Bush in a visit to Syria in 2007 (an out-and out lie)? The House Minority Whip, Eric Cantor, is ACTUALLY acting to undermine President Obama's foreign policy by ILLEGALLY and SEDITIOUSLY negotiating with Israel's government behind Obama's back. Amanda Terkel has the story here:
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday during a meeting in New York that the new GOP majority in the House will "serve as a check" on the Obama administration, a statement unusual for its blunt disagreement with U.S. policy delivered directly to a foreign leader.
"Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington," read a statement from Cantor's office on the one-on-one meeting. "He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other."
Cantor also took issue with Obama administration policies in other areas, including Iran, with the statement from his office saying the congressman "believes that it is time for the administration to fully and aggressively implement the Iran Sanctions Act passed by Congress earlier this year."
Ron Kampeas from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency news agency found Cantor's comments extremely surprising, writing, "I can't remember an opposition leader telling a foreign leader, in a personal meeting, that he would side, as a policy, with that leader against the president. Certainly, in statements on one specific issue or another -- building in Jerusalem, or somesuch -- lawmakers have taken the sides of other nations. But to have-a-face to face and say, in general, we will take your side against the White House -- that sounds to me extraordinary."
It IS extraordinary. It's called sedition to actively work against your own government by illegally negotiating with or making promises to a foreign government. Cantor should be prosecuted, but of course, he won't be. He's a powerful conservative. They can do anything they damned well want to with impunity.
Oh, and the person who complained the loudest about Nancy Pelosi in 2007, and even went so far as to suggest that she had broken the law?