I'm Zach Foster and I'm blessed to be a man of many hats. This is the one room where you can look into all the different windows of my mind. Read on if you're ready to think outside the box! "Call it a character flaw -- when under attack, I counter attack. Always." --Richard Marcinko, Rogue Warrior
Cantor with the President, Mitch McConnell, John Kyl, and Harry Reid
I’ve hardly before
said a word about Republican Congressman
Eric Cantor of Virginia.The House Majority Leader for the 112th
Congress posted today on Facebook: “It is an honor to serve with Speaker
John Boehner. I look forward to continue working with my friend to help all
Americans.”My immediate response was “Are
you freaking serious?!Is this a joke?”How I only wish it was…
Cantor is clearly unaligned with the values that made America exceptional.Cantor represents the typical careerist
establishment politician.Not only is he
exacerbating the issues and completely out of touch with middle- and
lower-class America, but he rushes to defend fellow sellout careerist buddies.Let’s took a look at Boehner’s track record
as a so-called conservative:
·After voting NO on stimulus packages
in 2008 and 2009, he called the behemoth TARP
package a “crap sandwich” but voted for
·He voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent (so much for the
Fourth and Sixth Amendments!).
·He voted YES on federal funding for technology development
and commercialization (thanks for the socialism).
·He voted YES on increasing funding for the Mexican government to fight
drugs (even though alcohol Prohibition was a total federal failure and the
cartels own much of the Mexican government).
·He voted YES on (and was a cheerleader)
for No Child Left Behind.
·His policy on funding democratic
institutions differs between Afghanistan
(yes) and Pakistan (no) even though
the Taliban controls the wilderness in both countries. (Apparently he neither
wants America to win nor lose in Afghanistan.)
·He has repeatedly caved to the unbalanced
fiscal agenda of President Obama and the Democrats (with more surrender in him
than Vichy France).
It’s no great
surprise that Cantor would defend Boehner instead of allowing him to receive
the type of roasting disgraced Communist Party cadre receive in China.After all, Cantor voted for TARP and the Bush Stimulus while opposing the Obama
Stimulus for partisan reasons.It
must be nice to be a member of Congress who can afford to enable partisan
of out-of-touch career politicians continues.Cantor posted on Facebook yesterday afternoon: “Getting critical aid to
the victims of Hurricane Sandy should be the first priority in the new
Congress. The House will vote Friday to direct needed resources to the National
Flood Insurance Program.”A bold
announcement, yet I highly doubt this last-minute meeting would have been
called had NJ Governor Chris Christie not blasted the entire Congress all over
the press and the airwaves.There’s simply no excuse for deliberation
in the Republican-controlled House when it comes to disaster relief at home.This public outcry is an indictment against the
leadership of Boehner and Cantor—both Republicans—from one of their own (and a
Romneyite no less!).
Let me also
reach out to the members of Cantor’s “Advisory
Council” and let them know they’re
wasting their time.Cantor doesn’t
listen to them; he listens to Boehner and to his top campaign donors.The whole concept of a citizens’ advisory
committee is an age-old ploy used by politicians to condescendingly fool the
constituency into believing the politician truly represents them in the
legislature.However, more often than not the case isn’t that of
constituents telling the representative what he will do for them, but rather
the career politician telling the constituents what they must settle for
(because of some new crisis).
I can conclude
with only one expression: Shame on you,
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Cantor and Obama (official White House photo by Pete Souza) image in the public domain. Boehner portrait in the public domain. Both images were obtained from Wikimedia Commons. Both make me lose my appetite, which really blows 'cause I was about to make a Taco Bell run. Damn...