Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mazel tov to irritating obstructionist Eric Cantor, the Howdygram’s latest Putz of the Week.

It’s Wednesday afternoon. After a semi-lousy night’s sleep I’ve been crabby since I woke up this morning — even a FOUR-HOUR AFTERNOON NAP didn’t help my mood very much — and now I think I have a headache. Or maybe it’s just my hair that hurts. I don’t know how to snap out of this, and the fact that Sam leaves Saturday morning for nine days in California isn’t making me feel like Miss Congeniality, either. I might need Chinese food as soon as possible.

Hey, did anybody else get a real kick out of the GOP’s obstructionist congressional poster boy Eric Cantor losing his primary runoff election yesterday in Virginia? I’ve decided to award him our latest Putz of the Week for a variety of obvious — and many little-known — reasons. Mostly, though, because Cantor is a REAL JERK.
Let’s begin with a little history. On President Obama’s inauguration day back in 2009 a small group of GOP House and Senate leaders — including Cantor — met to sabotage the U.S. economy along with failed GOP presidential primary candidate Newt Gingrich (pictured at left) and GOP propaganda minister Frank Luntz. At the time, according to the Bureau of Labor, the country was losing upwards of 700,000 jobs per month from the Bush Recession but Cantor and his team of GOP obstructionists plotted additional damage to the economy by refusing IN ADVANCE to support any stimulus legislation proposed by President Obama even though every one of them supported the Bush/Cheney stimulus legislation that infamously sent us to the brink of a second Great Depression and created the 2007 economic meltdown. In case you’re interested, here’s how they all voted:
  • “Yes” to Bush/Cheney January 2008 Stimulus
  • “Yes” to Bush/Cheney bailing out Bear Stearns
  • “Yes” to Bush/Cheney bailing out AIG
  • “Yes” to Bush/Cheney TARP (September 2008)
  • “Yes” to Bush/Cheney TARP (October 2008)
During the debt ceiling fiasco in 2012 that resulted in a government shutdown, Cantor, in his role as House Majority Leader, was the douchebag who abruptly ended negotiations in the House and refused to renew any discussions with the Democrats, resulting in a lower credit rating for the United States. Mazel tov, Eric. What a hero.

Cantor has also stonewalled (refused to negotiate or even allow Congress to discuss) President Obama’s American Jobs Act that independent economists claim would create 1.3 million new jobs. God forbid an elected “servant of the people” like Eric Cantor would support legislation to put Americans back to work building needed infrastructure and provide funds to rehire hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public service workers that were laid off in droves by cash-starved states. Holy crap, right?

And so, as the sun sets on Eric Cantor and his sad career in Congress, the Howdygram says GOOD RIDDANCE, YOU DAMN PUTZ!

You know what’s ironic about this? All of a sudden I’m in a really good mood because hating on Republicans makes me happy!

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