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Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Eric Cantor From House Leader To Nascent Wall Street Functionary

He Can Now Hear members of Congress on Behalf of Wall Street !% (ers)
It should have been clear to all, especially voters in Virginia's 7th District, Eric Cantor was not working to become a leader of the House based on his "love of country." Cantor from day one appeared to approach his work as that of a self-serving Silas Marner, who's every move gave him opportunity to snuggle with Wall Street lobbyist and money-wielders. In fact, it was reported Cantor was in New York City at a "give em steak" dinner with a group of lobbyist as his primary defeat rolled across our television sets.

Cantor reacted to his primary defeat with typical GOP bravado while spewing nation killing and misguided GOP Ideology: Election night concession and resignation from House leadership.

Cantor's concession speech was full of false bravado, mis-guided ideology, and fiscal incompetence. As you read excerpts from Cantor's concession speech, consider the veracity of his remarks. Also consider

Concession comments: 
Excerpts
NOW, SERVING AS THE SEVENTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN AND HAVING THE PRIVILEGE TO BE MAJORITY LEADER HAS BEEN ONE OF THE HIGHEST HONORS OF MY LIFE. AND, WHAT I SET OUT TO DO AND WHAT THE AGENDA I HAVE ALWAYS SAID WE ARE ABOUT IS WE WANT TO GREAT A VIRGINIA AND AMERICA THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY.
WE NEED TO FOCUS OUR EFFORTS AS CONSERVATIVES, AS REPUBLICANS ON PUTTING FORTH OUR CONSERVATIVE SOLUTIONS SO THAT THEY CAN HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FOR SO MANY WORKING MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES THAT MAY NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE. WE CAN ALSO PUT OUR SOLUTIONS TO WORK FOR THE MULTIPLE NORMAL --
WHAT IT SAYS AS CONSERVATIVES THAT WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU WANT TO SPEND THE TAX PAYER DOLLARS ON POLITICAL CONVENTIONS. THAT IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO HELP CURE DISEASE BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO YOU SAVE LIVES AND HELP PEOPLE, YOU CAN ULTIMATELY SOLVE THE FEDERAL DEFICIT PROBLEM BY BRINGING DOWN HEALTH CARE COSTS.
I KNOW THERE WAS A LOT OF LONG FACES HERE TONIGHT. IT IS DISAPPOINTING, SURE. I BELIEVE IN THIS COUNTRY. I BELIEVE THERE IS OPPORTUNITY AROUND THE NEXT CORNER FOR ALL OF US. I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO FIGHT WITH ALL OF YOU FOR THE THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE IN FOR THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE BECAUSE THOSE SOLUTIONS ARE THE ANSWERS FOR THE PROBLEM SO MANY PEOPLE ARE FACING TODAY. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.
I offer a brief sets of retorts:

"AMERICA THAT WORKS FOR EVERYBODY." The GOP has never worked for all Americans. Not only is the party track record clearly reflective of devotion to the well being of the nation's top 20% (ers). Legislative assistance to people in the middle and lower income strata is not and has never been a component of GOP federal governance.

"PUTTING FORTH OUR CONSERVATIVE SOLUTIONS."  I do not recall one conservative solution all the way through Richard Nixon that worked well for the nation as a whole. If Cantor was of a mind to allude to economic solutions he stepped into a GOP mirage. The graphic that follows was borrowed from a Daily Kos piece (linked here) and it excludes economic growth in 2013 and 2014.


"CAN HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FOR SO MANY WORKING MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES." Really? When will our nation grow to understand the conservative politician finds reality in whatever they say vs what they do. While not an elected official, I offer the following meme regarding a chief conservative media operative.


"WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU WANT TO SPEND THE TAX PAYER DOLLARS ON POLITICAL CONVENTIONS." Political conventions? How about 54 repeal ACA House votes at $1.6 Million per vote ($86.4 Million)?


"I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO FIGHT WITH ALL OF YOU FOR THE THINGS THAT WE BELIEVE IN FOR THE CONSERVATIVE CAUSE BECAUSE THOSE SOLUTIONS ARE THE ANSWERS FOR THE PROBLEM SO MANY PEOPLE ARE FACING TODAY. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH." Cantor made those remarks the evening of his defeat. I can only assume he was either influenced by consumption of alcohol or his suffered in a catatonic state of denial that induced severe illusion and hardcore spewing of lies. The GOP has not solutions for problems people face today. How about an increase in the Minimum Wage that would benefit millions? How about GOP refusal to  extend of unemployment benefits for over 5 million Americans. How about GOP strategy to suppress votes? And how about a $24 billion dollar government shutdown as candy for GOP) money brokers?


Eric Cantor as former House Leader is the model of GOP federal governance. As he quickly moved for, House Leader to a reported $3 million dollar sign-on bonus with salary at double his House of Representatives compensation level, any level of reflection yields "Pay for Legislation" of lack there of.

Either of the following MSNBC segments embody the essence of Eric Cantor and the fallacy of GOP governance. Of course, if you have seen each segment or are willing to spend a few minutes viewing the segments, you will leave this piece with Cantor as a picture-boy of the GOP.

ALL IN w/Chris Hayes (linked)



The Ed Show, Ed Schultz (linked)



The Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell (Linked...Closely watch and listen at the 2:11 through the 2:50 marks)



...AND THE BAND PLAYS ON....

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