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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cantor: The Tip Of The Iceberg!



An indication of all that is wrong in US politics: Eric Cantor. The Majority Leader laid himself to rest.

NBC noted that according to FEC campaign finance reports, Cantor spent $168,637 in payments at BLT Steak and Bobby Van's Steak House in 17 payments up to May 21.                                                                                                                                                     By contrast Brat's campaign spent $122,793 in the race.                                                                                                                         Cantor also raised far more than Brat in the race. Cantor campaign raised $5,447,290 and spent almost as much — $5,026,626. Brat raised just $206,663.


The following brief cell phone video of House Majority Leaders Eric Cantor is a tip of the iceberg of his political demise. Cantor speaking in a private session with oil speculators in mid-May 2011.


Do you recall a few years ago the talk of the nation was per gallon gasoline prices in the context of accusation Obama was doing nothing to lower "gas prices." As GOP accusations of Obama negligence became mantra, Eric Cantor was about the business of securing money from Wall Street oil speculators. Cantor clearly referenced paving the way for the speculators (to earn copious compensation) while he as House Leader role would 'run interference' moats against consumer protection legislation.

The House Majority Leader eventually succumbed to a Libertarian professor in part for failing to interaction similarly with his constituents. He failed to host a town hall meeting over the past five years.  When Cantor would on infrequent occasion go before a camera it was in the this manner (The first 18 seconds are relevant)If you clicked on the linked video you probably noticed Cantor delivered that comment within weeks of his Chicago visit with oil speculators (video embed above). 

Anyone with even rudimentary knowledge of gas price fluctuation knows cost per gallon will rise and ebb cyclically over-time. The problem for most people and the advantage to greedy politicians like Cantor: most do not understand gas price fluctuation. Moreover, most have no idea about futures trading in the oil products markets. On the contrary, Wall Street speculators the futures market and so does Cantor. Thus the 2011 Chicago quorum recorded by Campus Progress staff writer and ThinkProgress Blog Fellow Micah Uetricht. Cantor was the consummate politician and the pinnacle example of all that is wrong in US politics.

Cantor scrambled around the nation hobnobbing at a Koch mansion in the Hamptons , attending quasi-secretive Koch brothers junkets (events) and on overseas junkets (some at Tax Payer expense).

'Maybe he should have spent less time in Davos and more time in Culpepper,' a Republican strategist told Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendry. Davos is located in Switzerland near the Swiss Alps. Cantor took a congressional delegation here earlier this year on the taxpayer's dime
'Maybe he should have spent less time in Davos and more time in Culpepper,' a Republican strategist told Huffington Post reporter Jennifer Bendry. Davos is located in Switzerland near the Swiss Alps. Cantor took a congressional delegation here earlier this year on the taxpayer's dime.

Cantor and company were officially in Switzerland in January to attend the World Economic Forum, but they were slammed at the time by news outlets on the left and the right for ditching work to hang out at the ski resort pictured here

Read more: Linked above (Overseas Junkets)

Cannot literally laid himself wide open for his eventual demise. He became unpopular among most who interact with the Majority Leader.   

While most call it a night this past Tuesday thinking "Immigration" had sunk the Cantor ship, it become obvious within hours, he actually succumbed to a form of self-laid booby-trap.  

http://on.msnbc.com/1kPQFqb

If Cantor was actually enjoying steak with a group of lobbyist while losing to the libertarian Brat, I again state Cantor eventually stepped on a landmine it took him over 13 years to plant. He lot track of where he planted his own demise.

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