Thank goodness for Eric Cantor!!!

If anyone doubted this (and I suspect few outside the White House and Treasury did), there will be no “adults” coming to the rescue it appears. Congressman Cantor has announced that it will be impossible for him or his party to vote to extend the debt limit (to agree to pay our national obligations) without an agreement by Democrats not to seek a repeal of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest among us.

Congressman Cantor has done us a service. Even the giddiest advocate of bipartisanship can now see, there is no such thing, and all thanks to Eric Cantor, the “honest broker” with whom we thought we might “make a deal.” No matter what the consequences, those recognized even by their own acolytes as well as by sane people all over the land making sure the wealthy contributors who might otherwise not be able to give them the millions needed to fund all their assaults on the political system, takes precedence.

Sayeth Eric the Good:

There is not support in the House for a tax increase, and I don’t believe now is the time to raise taxes in light of our current economic situation. Regardless of the progress that has been made, the tax issue must be resolved before discussions can continue.

Unemployment, a possible new great depression, financial panic not seen since FDR rescued the nation from the last pigheaded mess they made is of no importance. Only politics.

Even the President, Vice President and the Treasury Secretary, all believers that sonner or later common sense would reign, may now recognize what they are dealing with is insanity. There are no wise heads left to bring the party back to Planet Earth. Sen Lugar has failed, Sen Spector was driven from the party, Sen McCain has lost his mind, and Senator Dirksen has been dead for a long time.

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5 thoughts on “Thank goodness for Eric Cantor!!!

  1. Keith said it was in house play by Cantor to make the Speaker take the fall for compromising with the Dems. Cantor wants to be speaker or the most powerful voice in the house. There is signs of cracks in the house GOP.

    The wealthy and big banks are not going to let the GOP tank the world economy for a tax break. This is the power play for leadership of the GOP in the house. The GOP is feeling the presser from their benifactors to compromise. They are also hearing from home about SS and medicare cuts they voted for.

    With all the bluster coming from Cantor my money is on the VP

  2. Barth

    I saw Keith and amazingly, also saw the Speaker in waiting on O’Donnell who was also trying to spin the same thing. Dunno. I think that what passes for the current GOP doesn’t even care about Wall Street and are just plain out of control. Maybe I am wrong. Hope so.

  3. The very first time I saw EC and heard his spiel I didn’t like him. For the most part he’s encouraged the feeling ever since.

    He’s a dangerous sort of psychopath that very honestly frightens the hell out of me. He really does. Anyone who can stand up in front of so many people and lie with his particular demeanor, espouse policies that for sure are harmful to others and not even blink is a scary sucker. Creeps me out big time.

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