Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:53 PM
Bill USA (3,172 posts)
Eric Cantorís letter spells out the continuing ALEC/Koch right-wing agenda
By fiat, Eric Cantor, as House Majority Leader, is the second most powerful man in the House of Representatives. The way Speaker John Boehner gets kicked around and disrespected by the Tea Party faction, Cantor may just be the most powerful man in the House. After all, he sets the agenda and herds committee chairs around to his way of thinking and he basically tells members of his party how to vote. If they demur, his party whip, Kevin McCarthy will kick their political asses.
Cantor, from Virginiaís 7th Congressional District is a natty dresser whose bespectacled visage and mop of black hair (there are dark hints of a dye job) make him look a decade younger than his 49 years. Heís Jewish. A rare conservative Republican Jew. The Jewish voting population as a whole isnít terribly fond of Republicans. Democratic Presidential and Congressional candidates can routinely count on 70% of the Jewish vote. Yet Cantor recaptured his seat with a respectable 58% of the vote.
His political positions are crazy-glued in place. Heís a highly partisan Republican voting with the party 95% of the time. He predictably hates gays, unions and programs for minorities. He would control womenís reproductive rights. Cantor and his wife Diana are deeply divided on this issue. Of course he wants to dismantle Obamacare; not to mention Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. He loves the Ryan budget, fat cats, money (his net worth is in the $8 million range), shorting U.S. Treasuries, signing a helpful letter for Jack Abramoff and the Tea Party.
According to the Daily Kos, quoting a book written by Robert Draper, Cantor was also one of 12 Congressmen, including McCarthy, who attended a 2009 invitation-only meeting plotting to ďbring Congress to a standstillĒ no matter the impact on the economy. Yep, where you gonna get a more perfect Majority Leader?
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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:37 PM
ROBROX (392 posts)
4. PERFECT EXAMPLE OF BIG MONEY
The people who elect this monster do not care about ANYTHING except maybe breathing?
The GOP is basically a group who wants to send this country back to the dark ages where they think they and their type would be top dog. This people would be eliminated within days if there was no government to protect their sorry butts. The little pencil necks would be crushed by any normal working person.