He's what you might call...a strategerist...and a fine one at that

A good subtitle would be “In Which I gush about House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)“.


I read a nice tidbit about Rep. Cantor that I got via The New Ledger h/t Erick Erickson.  The Ambinder article is about Rep. Cantor’s counter to the DCCC’s assualt on, private citizen, Rush Limbaugh.  

Rep. Cantor is calling the President’s and his party’s bluff.  The people voted for hope, they were promised “Bipartisianship”, they are getting “Bipartisianship™“.   So Rep. Cantor, well let’s quote from the article:


will soon issue a statement contending that Obama’s promise to “put an end to petty politics” is “threatened” as the White House and their allies “are making political threats rather than crafting a bipartisan economic stimulus plan.”

This is an expected play at some point in any new administration.  Pit the President and his Party against themselves.  Can you say Comprehensive Immigration Reform™?  What is so great about this is that it is so soon.  

Rep. Cantor didn’t just stop there, although that was great in and of itself.  Whip Cantor called for President Obam to “immediately disavow” liberal interest groups like Americans United for Change*, who work regularly with the White House and the Congressional Democrats, who have created commercials targeting Republicans.

Here is the video set to target Sen. Murkowski

Now each of the videos is exactly the same except the endings differ depending on who is being targeted.  They also have a national version that pretty much just blame all Republicans and the Bush Admin…even in victory…classless, but I digress.  Where was I, oh yes, Rep. Cantor.


Let us be clear: attack ads will not create jobs or help struggling families but will only serve to undermine our nation’s desire for bipartisanship. Instead of thinking about winning at any cost, we should all be thinking about creating the jobs Americans need

Rep. Cantor was chanelling Bill Clinton in this quote…but I give him a pass on that for two reasons.  First, He is right.  If Obama employs a permanent campaign philosophy with us we will insure extreme discomfort as often as possible.  Second, this is the absolute reality of what is happening.  The Obama Adminstration and the Democratic Party in and out of Congress are engaging in incitement because they now can’t provide Hope™, none the less Change™.


I say everybody with a spare buck or two should drop a couple off right here, you know, just to show your appreciation.  Or don’t…and wave good bye slowly to the idea of the Republic.  Yep I said it.  We are at a tipping point in our nation.  The statist, socialists have a firm grasp on the reigns of power and if they go unchecked we are screwed. Bad.  Add to that the economic peril that we are in and quips about Weimar don’t seem so dang funny anymore.  


It’s time to stand up and fight, part of that is being their for our leaders like Rep Eric Cantor.  Cantor is as conservative as you can get, and this strategery sounds just right to me.  Go Donate now. You don’t have to donate a lot…I just gave $10…that is what my budget would allow right now.  Some of you can do more, some of you can’t give any money.  Those who can do more, I hope you do.  Those who can’t give money, you should be writing to the editors of you local papers and the national papers.  Write your congress men if you live in one of the targeted States, write the DCCC and let them know that you will never vote for them if they continue this partisan, machine politics where the opposition is silenced.

In sum, Thank you Rep. Cantor!!!!