What Cantor can't do
Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 23:02
The Republican party has taken a stance on reshaping its image. On Tuesday House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, spoke at the American Enterprise Institute and delivered his Re-making the Brand speech. But talk is cheap unless there is action behind it.
He successfully painted the GOP as the party it used to be. The party of the people, the party that would free us of tyranny, give us free speech, and equal rights.
But, just before he made his speech, Cantor appeared on Morning Joe where he said, “We, the Republican party, believe in self-reliance, faith in the individual, and accountability of government.”
I hope he meant accountability for the fact that the Congress he is a part of is going down in history as one of the least productive of all time.
And the fact that it has continually stopped legislation for important bills like the American Jobs Act. Or that it held the nations debt ceiling hostage causing a downgrade of the nations credit rating. And what about its refusal to hold a vote on a bill that would provide funding to the victims of hurricane Sandy? And finally, its opposition to pass the Violence Against Women Act.
These are things to talk about, but Cantor wouldn’t dare go into these topics. I guess there are still some things that the GOP just isn’t ready for.