Eric Cantor: I canceled my speech after learning it was open to the public. University: Um, it always was.


Little Eric Cantor suddenly decided against making a speech at the University of Pennsylvania about income inequality because he says that he suddenly realized that people like you and me could attend; in other words, any ol' riff raff could sit there and listen to him drone on, any dirty commie socialist Marxist hippie could show up, because, (damn!) it was open to the (ew!)public.

Inequality. How ironic.

Cantor claims he canceled after the university decided to make the speech open to (gasp!) anyone, because, much like (ugh!) George W. Bush and (gag!) Sarah Palin, he thought he'd be speaking to a (thank god!) “selected audience.”

But (oops!) the university says otherwise. They blame (waahhh!) Cantor, who they say knew ahead of time who his audience would be. Via Think Progress:

The Office of the Majority Leader was informed last night by Capitol Police that the University of Pennsylvania was unable to ensure that the attendance policy previously agreed to could be met,” wrote Cantor spokeswoman Laena Fallon. “Wharton is a educational leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, and the Majority Leader appreciated the invitation to speak with the students, faculty, alumni, and other members of the UPENN community.” [...]

The Wharton speaker series is typically open to the general public, and that is how the event with Majority Leader Cantor was billed. We very much regret if there was any misunderstanding with the Majority Leader’s office on the staging of his presentation.  

Okay (ha!) then. 

Guess he'll have to (neener nanner!) reschedule.. if he has the balls (yeah, right).



  • how is the GOP going to win with people who are scared to be challenged about anything?

  • Anonymous

    What a chickenshit! Aww, was wittle baby ewic scaa'd of the big bad general public? F*ckhead, loser, penny loafing , silver spoon, panty waist mama's boy!

  • Bill0h

    "Staging" is always the appropriate word to describe a presentation in which someone sticks to a script.

  • Anonymous

    Lily-livered coward.  He doesn't want to have any contact with the public because he's afraid someone will ask why he consistently votes against the American people.  I've noticed this is a trend among RW members of Congress recently:  they do their dirt behind the scenes, don't want to be questioned about it, and if they host a town hall in their district, they impose all kinds of restrictions that have never before been the norm.  

  • Eric Cantor WON'T speak in front of the GREAT UNWASHED 99% at a PUBLIC University #GoFigure