Thursday, February 5, 2009

Eric Cantor: Douchebag Extraordinaire

Last week, when the House was debating the stimulus bill, Marc Ambinder conducted an interview with Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican Whip. Cantor's response (or lack thereof) to a simple question about government transfers is very telling:

[Ambinder:] Another plank in your proposal is to get rid of the tax on unemployment benefits. But in terms of a direct stimulus, increasing welfare benefits, increase food stamps, would be as much of a multiplier, if not more, than the Republican proposal? If the goal is to get a bill with as much stimulus as possible, how come Republicans aren't talking about increasing other government transfers? [Rep. Cantor:] Right now, the reality is you have growing unemployment in the country and what we've got to do is create an environment where you can sustain a certain level of activity. You're right. Unemployment benefit extension, lifting taxes on unemployment benefits is a safety net move. But there is some stimulative effect, although it's not great. It is recognition of reality.
Huh? Cantor's answer is totally incoherent. Virtually every economist agrees that extending unemployment insurance and increasing food stamps have the highest multipliers of all the available fiscal tools—that is, they provide the most bang for the buck. That much is not in dispute. So why does Cantor oppose more effective policies? It has something to do with sustaining "a certain level of activity," or possibly recognizing reality. It's not entirely clear. My guess is that it has a lot to do with Eric Cantor being a narrow-minded douchebag. But that's just me.

15 comments:

Joe said...

Congratulations! I googled (small 'g' when used as a verb) 'Eric Cantor is a douchebag' and your blog came up first! I suspect you'll soon be getting much more traffic via those search terms, as I consider him to be the protoypical douchebag for early 21st century American politics.

Renny Wilson said...

You couldn't be more right!!! I just got done watching this Douchbag on Fox News after Obama's speech tonight. This guy is also a complete moron. This guy talks a lot about nothing. He can't answer a simple question about the 9000 ear marks in the current budget bill and say's we have to look forward instead of looking back, regarding the pork bill just passed. God help us all.

Anonymous said...

Yup Cantor is a TOTAL, ABSOLUTE, empty-headed brown-nosing, ass-kissing, bloviating fanboy PHONEY DOUCHEBAG DELUXE.

Every time I see his shit-eating grin standing there grabbing camera time when the real Republican thought leaders are speaking - I want to vomit.

News media is calling him a "Rising Star of the Republican Party". If that's true - God help us. Along with Sarah Palin, the party's other f'ing genius I suppose?

What a team - NOT.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this site is going to get popular now with more spew coming from Mr. Douchebag himself, claiming embryonic stem cell reversal is a distraction from the economy. Give me a break. If it were his crony Bush reversing this he would be praising the president for such a noble move. But since he doesn't agree with the decision, its a "distraction". I guess advancing medical technology using embryos destined for the dumpster are not his priority. Go figure. Another reason why the Repubs have no integrity and vision.

People in the Sun said...

Congratulations on your Google placement in regards to Eric Cantor's Douchiness. I used to be number one... But you know... Sometimes you're on top, and then you fall...

I'm still number one for Eric Cantor Douche, though.

http://www.peopleinthesun.com/2007/04/eric-cantor-you-eagle-nose-douchebag.html

Rodney said...

someone said
"Congratulations! I googled (small 'g' when used as a verb) 'Eric Cantor is a douchebag' and your blog came up first! I suspect you'll soon be getting much more traffic via those search terms, as I consider him to be the protoypical douchebag for early 21st century American politics."

wow you pointed out that you used a lowercase g because it was a verb.... you are a special one joe... a weird one...

Anonymous said...

I just saw him on TV and googled 'cantor is a douchebag'. The ajax engine in the Google search box actually did an auto complete when I typed 'cantor is a do' it completed my thought by putting Eric in front of cantor, and douchebag replacing 'do.'

It is clear that many people belive him to be a douchebag given how quickly the Google engine completed my thought. Your Blog really says it all.

Dan Camera said...

Interesting. I've always thought that "douchebag" was the perfect descriptive noun that applies so thoroughly to today's Republics, particularly this Cantor douche. What a douchebag!
These assholes really believe that we can't tell what their really up to? Just look at the activities of Scott Walker, or any other of the douchebag Republic Governors now disassembling our once excellent nation.
Douchebags!!! We need to take some of these scumbags out and hang them from a few lightposts. They can't get away with this shit!

Anonymous said...

Glad I found this thread. It looks as though like minded douchebag despisers have been letting loose on this thread for a couple years now. Every time I listen to one of Eric Cantor's narrow minded ideological brain farts -- and think of how many ignoramus redneck Americans are eating it up -- it really makes me want to hurt somebody. I see now why America was forced into a civil war. Some people just can't be reasoned with and will let their prejudice and ignorance destroy everyone's prosperity. Now we're halfway into another recession because pigs like Michelle Bachmann and Eric Cantor, with the help of their Goebbels-like Fox News propoganda wing, think that repaying our debts and stimulating our disintegrating economy is not a priority. I would never condone violence against a politician... but if something happened I would understand.

J Ray said...

All this energy and creative writing before the douchiness of the past weeks: E.C. cutting funding for USGS just before the east coast earthquake is centered in his district; and the topper, E.C. saying FEMA funds(another Federal department he would like to cut) will have to be made up from cuts in the budget elsewhere. Enough to qualify as both a douche and a douchebag, and more than enough left over for slimeball!

Anonymous said...

If you google the term "Eric Cantor is a douche" you get about 31,300 results

If you google the term "Jason Mraz is a douche" you get about 115,000 results.

Hard to believe anyone could be a bigger douche than Eric Cantor, but if anybody could do it, Jason Mraz could.

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