We are the 99%

November 17, 2008

The GOP in Washington: No Longer Relevant

Hey, that's not me talking, that's Representative Eric Cantor, Republican from Virginia in today's Washington Times:
Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, poised to ascend to House Republicans' No. 2 leader this week, said the Republican Party in Washington is no longer "relevant" to voters and must stop simply espousing principles. Instead, it must craft real solutions to health care and the economy.

"Where we have really fallen down is, we have lacked the ability to be relevant to people's lives. Let's set aside the last eight years, and our falling down in living up to expectations of what we said we were going to do," Mr. Cantor told The Washington Times in his district office outside of Richmond. "It's the relevancy question."

As chief deputy whip, Mr. Cantor, 45, was the logical choice to move up when Republicans' current whip, Rep. Roy Blunt, stepped aside - something Mr. Blunt announced days after Republicans lost at least 20 seats in the House.
Those "last eight years" he mentions are, of course, the disastrous Bush Administration.

When the chief deputy whip (and possible next House whip) says your party in DC is irrelevant, your party in DC is irrelevant.

3 comments:

EdHeath said...

“Let's set aside the last eight years, and our falling down in living up to expectations of what we said we were going to do”?

No.

Jolly Roger said...

It's disgusting to see Chimpy's rubber-stampers now try to pin the blame for everything on the monkey. I've never seen a bigger bunch of jelly spined hypocrites.

jaywillie said...

Cantor's a creep. And quite possibly a sociopath. I guess it makes sense that he's a Republican.

But still...let's just forget the last 8 years??? Let's just ignore how Republicans have scissor-fucked this country to hell and back?

Actually, I'm not surprised - it's exactly the kind of response you expect from someone with a guilty conscious.