Cantor: symbol of ‘new’ broken politics


    Majority Leader of the U.S. House, Eric Cantor (R-VA), recently stated that before a deal between the White House and Republicans in congress can be reached, “reforms to the system” must be included to avoid a perception by the American public that Washington cannot manage America’s money (too late?).

    Cantor also conceded on NBC’s “Today” show that “special interest loopholes” in the tax code disrupt economic growth.

    He went on to conclude that “there was a fundamental disagreement over whether we should raise taxes right now. I believe it’s counterintuitive.”

    What is counterintuitive is Cantor’s ability to garner enough constituent support to remain in public office.

    Rep. Cantor is indicative of the counterproductive political atmosphere that has taken hold of politics in Washington and spread, in some ways, to politics in Virginia.

    Unwilling or unable to point the finger at oneself, politicians like Cantor prefer to sweep party and policy tensions under the rug and blame “the other side” for allegedly spoiling a relatively admirable across-the-aisle attempt at doing what’s right for the country.

    To be sure, this kind of finger-pointing is not reserved to one party or one political candidate alone. The Democratic Party has many “Cantors” of its own.

    But at the end of the day, what really matters is putting the U.S. back on a healthy footing again.

    If your goal is to stay in office, why not attempt to find suitable answers to some of our most pressing problems?

    It shouldn’t seem like a radical question, but for some reason it is in the current political environment. “Cantorism” has spread while America waits to see if there’s a short-term cure.  

    • KathyinBlacksburg

      is such an empty suit. And, in an ad-hoc statement he has the gall to talk about stewardship when his side of the aisle destroyed the economy, and now tries to walk us off a cliff.  The man does not even know the meaning of stewardship.

    • KathyinBlacksburg

      and then he pretends to be Oh! such a good steward of our resources????????

      Then he pretends he didn’t know her firm benefited.  Check it out.