Cantor: Obama, Pelosi Just Don't Get It

Lots of other sparring, slicing, and dicing on your Sunday show roundup
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2010 12:58 PM CST

(Newser) – Apparently President Obama and Nancy Pelosi aren't listening to the message Democrats were given Tuesday, complains Eric Cantor. "When you hear the president say things like 'we did a poor job of explaining what we were trying to do,' that is indicative of his not getting it," Cantor tells Fox News Sunday. "Voters have had enough of the Obama agenda." As for Pelosi's bid to lead the minority, "This is a woman who puts ideology first, and this is the direction they want to take again." Cantor also wants the Bush tax cuts extended permanently. Elsewhere on the Sunday dial, as per Politico:

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  • The GOP threw Christine O'Donnell under the bus, says Jim DeMint: "Unfortunately, she was so maligned by Republicans she never had a chance.” As for the Tea Party's culpability in the GOP's loss, “That’s a very silly thing to say. The Tea Party is just about responsible for every Republican who was elected this cycle.”
  • Mitch McConnell is open to an earmarks ban, for whatever good that'll do: "The problem is it doesn’t save money. It’s an argument about discretion."
  • The midterms weren't a referendum on Nancy Pelosi, says Chris Van Hollen. "What this was all about was a referendum on 9.5% unemployment. We have not made enough progress."
  • With Steny Hoyer eying his job as whip, Jim Clyburn says he wants to stay put: "I was a very effective spokesperson for our party, and I want to continue in that position."
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