If ever anyone needed to be removed from politics altogether, Eric Cantor is the one.
As most people don’t know (and his worshiper/supporters don’t care,) Cantor had a vested financial interest in the default of the Federal Government. If the default had occurred, Cantor would have made out handsomely. I know that the more stupid among us will continue to argue that Cantor (1.) suddenly developed an awareness of the dangers of too much debt, after ignoring the debt all through the Reign of Error, and (2.) was only voting his conscience, but don’t you believe that for a second. This guy is a predator, and he was homed in on the kill.
I’ll spare you the many other examples of Cantor’s selfishness, and his invariable stupidity, because you’re already aware of them. Sure, you and I understand the guy for who and what he is, but way too many of his constituents don’t seem to get it yet.
Mudcat Saunders aims to change all that, and Mudcat has been really, really good at getting rid of Rushpubliscums in Dixie. If he can get rid of just one more, he’s my new hero forever.
Famed southern Democratic operative Dave “Mudcat” Saunders has signed up to take on a new target: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
In a Tuesday interview with The Daily Caller, Saunders — the colorful consultant who has worked for southern Democrats like Jim Webb, Mark Warner and John Edwards — confirmed that he’s working for Democratic congressional candidate Wayne Powell, a retired Army colonel challenging Cantor for his U.S. House seat in Virginia.
“We’re going national,” Saunders told TheDC of the Powell campaign. “And we’re going to be doing a lot of national shows.”
The campaign’s message against Cantor? “He screwed us, and us is pissed.”
“What he has done is sold out the 7th District and his country so that he could become majority leader and continue his march to the speakership,” Saunders said. “It’s all about Eric Cantor. It has nothing to with anything else.”
He added: “It’s a classic case of a guy going to Washington and buying his way to the top.”
Saunders has been with the Powell campaign for two weeks, he said.
“I wasn’t going to do a campaign this time,” the consultant said. “Had no intentions to do it. Then I met Wayne Powell. We have a good horse.”
Cantor has more than $5 million in his campaign war chest, but the hope is to gin up enough national interest in the race to raise enough money to put up a fight, Saunders said.
“We cannot win this campaign, cannot tell the story on Eric Cantor, if we don’t have bullets.”
“How are we going to raise the money? We’re going to tell the story,” he said.
And while toppling Cantor seems far-fetched, Saunders claims the district’s voters are open to someone else. “He’s not well-liked in his district. He doesn’t do town hall meetings, he shelters himself from the electorate.”
Cantor would almost have to be beatable, simply because he is so obviously a piece of shit. Mudcat Saunders is a guy who knows how to get that kind of a message across, and it’s good that he’s involved himself with this one. Maybe we can talk him into coming after Boehner next.
Unless Boehner drinks himself to death before we can get rid of him, of course.