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Eric Cantor’s District Gets Nailed by Irene: Now What Will He Do?

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As you can see below, the greater Richmond area, including a significant slice of Eric Can’tor’s Congressional 7th District, was badly affected by Hurricane Irene. Yet, just before the storm hit, Cantor was holding to his rigid right-wingnut ideological stance, that “additional funds for federal disaster relief ought to be offset with spending cuts.” The question now is, will Can’tor stick to this purist (albeit idiotic) stance, or will he back down and look like a complete hypocrite? Will Can’tor hold his own district hostage to his crazy ideology, just as he held the entire country hostage over the summer, or will he cave to practical political reality? This should be fascinating.