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It’s a good thing I no longer work on Capitol Hill, where I toiled for three different Congressmen from 1981 – 87.
If I still called that location my place of employment, I would probably be in jail right now because I would have confronted Eric Cantor and decked him for crimes against this nation.
Yeah. I know. It’s against the law to threaten a Congressman. But here at Capitol Hill Blue, we believe in holding elected officials accountable. Cantor has a history of ignoring political reality or pleas for reason. Maybe an ass-whipping the only action left.
Cantor, the so-called “Majority Leader” of the House of Representatives, tried to derail the fiscal cliff-averting bill from the Senate this weekend by speaking out against it and working to influence enough Republican votes to either avoid or defeat any vote on the floor of the “lower body” of Congress.
By putting the society-destroying tactics of the tea party that control Cantor’s petty antics, the Congressman from Virginia proved once again that he is clueless, soulless and devoid of any concern about the welfare of the nation he falsely claims to serve.
Thankfully, in a rare moment of putting leadership above political expediency, Speaker of the House John Boehner ignored Cantor’s ravings and put the legislation from the Senate on the floor for an up-or-down vote. It passed easily.
Had Cantor succeeded in his attempts to derail the legislation, America would have awakened today at the bottom of the fiscal cliff. The stock market would have gone berserk, all Americans would face higher taxes and the economy, currently trying to rebound, would have headed south into another recession or perhaps even deeper into a depression.
Primarily because of the foolish antics of an idiot named Eric Cantor.
Yes, I would have decked Cantor.
I would have left him on the floor with blood gushing from his nose.
And whatever would have happened to me would have been worth the cost.