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Good Riddance To Rep. Eric Cantor: Bagman For Wall Street And The War Party

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Submitted by David Stockman of Contra Corner blog,

Its possible to describe Rep.Eric Cantor as a serial sell-out. But that would be giving an unprincipled politician driven by an unalloyed ambition to climb the greasy pole of Washington power too much credit. In truth, Cantor never campaigned for any recognizable principle; he merely maneuvered his way to the top of the House GOP hierarchy by following in the tawdry footsteps of modern GOP bagmen like Tom DeLay and Roy Blunt.

One commentator had Cantor pegged right on the money, as it were, years ago. One the heels of the 2010 GOP landslide, it was evident that Cantor’s true ambition was to accumulate a massive war chest to further his own ambitions, not to seize on the tea party momentum to fundamentally reverse the tide of Big Government:

Hand-picked by Majority Whip Roy “Abramoff-R-Us” Blunt early in his tenure to be a deputy whip, sort of an official water-carrier, Cantor moved up swiftly through the ranks as a Blunt protégé, because he was cheerfully obedient when sitting in the room with Friends of Abramoff and because he was unusually good at the money. “He’s about the money,” one wag offers admiringly.

But he was never about conservative principles. Instead, Cantor is one of those post-Reagan Republicans who have managed to reduce conservative policy to such grandiose, content-free platitudes that there is never any danger that their stump speeches at home, or even on the floor of the House, will get in the way of doing Washington business as usual.

There are certain litmus tests that cogently demonstrate the difference between platitude and principle—-and one of them pertains to the matter of crony capitalist subsidies and tax breaks for big business. On that score, I once heard Cantor give a stem-winder in behalf of free markets at a conference full of business and financial types who nodded, applauded and whooped it up. But that was just a pro forma sermon. The next day he was back in Washington making sure that the Ex-Im bank authorization was extended for another 3-years.

In this case, Washington business as usual amounts to salving the spurious complaint of Boeing and General Electric lobbyists that the Brits, EU and Japan subsidize export finance for aircraft, jet engines and heavy capital equipment—-so American taxpayers need to level the playing field. Well, yes, if US policy is to be driven by the statist and socialist mistakes of foreign governments then by all means tax American farmers and bus drivers so that Boeing will make its quarterly EPS.

There is an alternative. Let Boeing and GE suffer a hairline reduction in EPS by providing their own concessional pricing to customers, while shielding millions of innocent US taxpayers and business from being dunned for the tab on April 15. Then let the free market decide where to allocate capital; and let America’s businesses, not Washington bureaucrats, discover where they have the greatest competitive advantage in both domestic and foreign markets, including the ones that are rigged by foreign governments which have an addiction to wasting taxpayer money.

What the beltway statists like Cantor do not understand is that there is no magic level of GDP, or Washington enabled quarterly rate of growth to get there. And most certainly there is no reason to believe that higher taxes on most of the economy to boost a thin but politically noisy sub-segment— commercial aircraft and jet engines—will make the GDP bigger and the nation wealthier.

The true conservative touchstone, therefore, is to let the free market decide how much GDP and how much growth. These should be an unplanned outcome on the free market, not a consequence of Washington-divined targets and beltway-directed policy interventions.

And the political rhetoric that goes with that proposition would intuitively resonant with the American public. Namely, that Washington meddling, regulating, subsidizing and taxing will make things worse, not better; and that the job of generating economic growth and employment belongs to the collectivity of American business, labor, entrepreneurs, savers and investors, not a handful of fixers inside the beltway. That is, twin peas-in-a-pod like Senator Chuck Schumer on the Left and Rep. Eric Cantor on the Right.

So his record speaks for itself. Rep. Cantor was a statist who had learned to lip-sync the platitudes of the modern Republican right. But on the defining issues of our times, he did not trust the free market for a moment, and did not have the slightest clue as to what fiscal rectitude requires after decades of Keynesian borrow and spend.

The fraught moment came on October 3, 2008 when he helped Hank Paulson, the Goldman Sachs plenipotentiary then occupying the 3rd floor of the Treasury Building, force the House GOP rank-and-file into a catastrophic retreat. That is, after properly rebuking the White House demand to bail-out the Wall Street gambling houses by voting “no” on the first TARP consideration, House Republicans were forced into a shameful about face on the second vote.

As much as anyone else, Eric Cantor bears the blame for this final and irreversible triumph of Big Government. It marked the full-dress return of the Keynesian policy model—-the prior defeat of which had been the one and only victory that the Reagan era actually accomplished on the battlefield of ideas. But Cantor’s platitudinal conservatism was so shallow that in the hour of crisis when principle actually matters, he could not recognize that he was being led down the primrose path by an out-and-out Keynesian money printer at the Fed and an economically illiterate Wall Street front-man at the Treasury.

And this goes to the heart of the phony economic conservatism of the Eric Cantor’s and Paul Ryan’s. Both voted for TARP and the auto bailouts because they are complete ignoramuses about the elephant in the room which is leading the Washington policy assault on free markets and fiscal rectitude. Namely, the Federal reserve and the monetary central planning model that has become national policy since the Greenspan era.

But that’s why we had the September 2008 crisis. It did not reflect a fundamental flaw of capitalism, or an outbreak of unusual greed, or insufficient regulation of investment banks—and most especially not a once-in-a-hundred-years outbreak of something called “contagion” that required throwing away the rules of the free market to save it, as the clueless occupant of the White House then phrased it.

No, it was just another central bank enabled financial bubble bursting. That is the inherent and inexorable result of destroying honest price discovery on Wall Street and placing “puts”, props and pegs under the price and yields of securities in the capital and money markets.

In short, the Fed has turned Wall Street into a dangerous gambling casino and Washington into ceaseless fiscal auction. And that’s where Cantor’s real sin comes into play. Not once after the financial crisis did Cantor or the so-called establishment GOP leadership take on the elephant in the room. Never did he even remotely recognize that the monetary politburo ensconced in the Eccles Building has accomplished what amounts to an economic coup d tat.

Stated differently, financial repression, ZIRP, QE, wealth effects and the Greenspan/Bernanke/Yellen “put” under the stock market and risk assets generally are not just a major policy mistake; they are a full-throttle assault on the heart and soul of conservative economics.

You can not expect to have fiscal rectitude in a modern democracy, for example, when the central bank since the year 2000 has monetized nearly $4 trillion of public debt—and once Paulson’s “bazooka” failed in September 2008, the GSE securities among that total most surely are de facto public debt. Indeed, financial repression makes the carry cost of the public debt so painless—-that is, probably about $400 billion per year less than it would be under a regime of free market interest rates—that not one in a hundred politicians can see they virtue of fallen on the fiscal sword in the here and now in behalf of unborn generations of taxpayers who will carry the burden of today’s fiscal folly.

So it has been Keynesian central bankers, ironically, that have enabled platitudinous conservatives like Cantor to have their cake and eat it, too. To be sure, the latter have never missed an opportunity to scold the self-avowed big spender currently in the White House for his sorry fiscal record, but look what they have done instead.

Year after year they have proposed phony baloney budgets based on accounting fairy dust and pie-in-the sky economic assumptions two or more decades down the road that give constituents not a single clue as to the sacrifices and pain that will be needed to tame the endless profligacy of the nation’s Welfare State and Warfare State. At the same time, they have folded like a lawn chair every time push has come to shove on continuing resolution and debt ceiling crises in the here and now.

Cantor’s record on this score is so horrendous that he ought to spend the next decade in sackcloth and ashes doing penance to the god of fiscal rectitude, if there is one. On the first point, he has been an avid backer of the serial “Ryan” budgets, but each and every one of these dopey plans have significantly increased defense spending and given a free pass to the nation’s massive social insurance system. Yet the latter costs $1.5 trillion per year and embodies the sheer myth that social security and Medicare are earned retirement insurance and are funded out of “assets” that have been accumulated over decades.

In fact, there is nothing in those trust funds except Treasury IOUs. And there are few things more destructive of job creation in the high-cost American economy than the 15% payroll tax that currently underfunds the system, and which will inexorably become even more economically destructive as it rises in the future.

So there is no alternative accept to call the social insurance Ponzi for what it is and to impose a sweeping means test on the millions of affluent retires getting combined social security/Medicare benefits of upwards of $50,000 per year which they didn’t earn. That could then be accompanied with a switch to general revenue funding from a consumption tax—so that the  onerous payroll levy which parades as an “insurance premium” could be sharply reduced or eliminated.

Yet Cantor and Ryan just pretended that social insurance didn’t matter: Social Security got a free pass forever and Medicare was always to be fixed after a decade into the future—a point which never comes. Instead, they made their numbers add up with savage cuts in the means tested safety net, but even these cuts were phony.  They were to occur by block granting food stamps, Medicaid and other welfare programs and then returning them to the states with a 20-25% haircut.

House Republicans invented that ploy way back in the early 1980s in order to duck voting for real reforms, but the political scam was immediately self-evident. Not a single GOP governor wanted the task of being the “out-sourced” budget cutter!

The same has been true ever since. So the Ryan-Cantor position on the entire $2.5 trillion domestic budget is to punt on the huge social insurance portion and to scam on  the rest.  Yet once actual defense increases are thrown into the budget pot, the fraudulence of the Cantor-Ryan fiscal position becomes all the more evident.

Without providing an iota of honest disclosure or even a semblance of a credible outline for shrinking a Federal budget which will spend upwards of $50 trillion over the next decade, they insist that taxes are too high and that the secret to the fiscal challenge is even more tax cuts so that we get even more rosy scenario economic growth than is built into the CBO’s Keynesian economic forecasts to begin with.

In short, this is just kidstuff. Cantor and Ryan have effectively removed the GOP from the field of fiscal battle by serving up budgetary platitudes for home consumption by the rank and file. At the same time, they have whiffed each and every time they have faced an action forcing deadline. In the spring of 2011, for example, in connection with the CR expiration crisis, the served up $39 billion in “cuts” that were so transparently phony that the CBO scored them as saving $4 billion at best. And then spending as usual resumed.

In the summer of that year they caved again—this time on the debt ceiling crisis. The solution of the budget super-committee and the automatic sequester speaks for itself.  The latter never had any possibility of producing a real budget shrinkage plan. And when the sequester threatened to actually bite into spending, it was Ryan and Cantor who lead the charge in  behalf of a compromise to restore $22 billion of spending for defense by giving the liberals $22 billion in higher spending for domestic programs.

At the end of the day, that ignominious Ryan-Murray compromise goes to the very heart of Cantor’s betrayal of the cause of free markets and small government. He has been an unabashed servant of the Washington War Party during his entire career. Time and time again, he helped whip the GOP rank and file into a frenzy of militaristic bombast about imaginary threats to America’s security in places all over the globe which are none of our business. That absolute nonsense of sanctions and unrelenting hostility to the regime in Tehran is perhaps the most egregious example.

So Eric Cantor made a career of milking the Warfare State and pandering to Wall Street. This brought him nearly to the top of the Washington heap. But in the end, it did not fool his constituents.  And most certainly it set back the conservative cause immeasurably.


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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:29 | 4855426 navy62802
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Oh, he's not gone. Don't fret. I'm sure he'll pop up again somewhere down the line. Corporations don't just throw that kind of money at a politician and let him die an unseemly death.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:50 | 4855471 Anusocracy
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The only good politicians are the ones that are never born.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:51 | 4855474 economics9698
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The guy was the token tribe member who reported all GOP dealings to his masters at Goldman Sachs.  

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:35 | 4855577 john39
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ha... half the GOP has wet dreams about kissing tribe ass.  just look at the lists of junkets that go to israhell.



Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:54 | 4855638 0b1knob
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A bagman is : a person who on behalf of another collects or distributes illicitly gained money.   Calling Kantor a bagman is an insult to real bagmen.

Kantor was just another tool of the powers that be.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:18 | 4857505 debunkit
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why don't all of you jew-haters start your own white power, nazi loving board and leave everyone else to contine an intelligent conversation?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:38 | 4855584 williambanzai7
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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:06 | 4855676 NoDebt
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That's freaking awesome.  Post that same pic again in a more-travelled thread later.  That's too good to only be shown one time on ZH.  It works on a LOT of levels.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:17 | 4855705 Tapeworm
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I don't get it as I am completely ignorant of popular culture.

 Can you give me a hint on what the picture refers to?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:23 | 4855719 r00t61
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This is a refernce to the Japanese "salaryman," the middle-class Japanese male who dutifully spends 18 hours a day at his corporate cubicle in return for lifetime employment.

In the wake of Abe-nomics continuing the acceleration of that nation's misery, the salaryman is now reduced to drinking himself into a stupor to dull the pain.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:08 | 4857581 Tapeworm
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I thank you for the reply, although I would have gotten it on your first sentence. The rest was gravy, so thanks again.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:37 | 4855747 williambanzai7
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I was going to put this in a post, but I got side tracked by Iraq ;-)

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:47 | 4855764 Spungo
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banzai, can you please photoshop a used condom on the ground between his legs with some light brown discoloration?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:44 | 4855837 ThroxxOfVron
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Oh, shit: I knew that Wasted Salaryman skivy'd out on the floor was gonna be a WB7 target the moment I saw it !


Next up: variations with various 'Special Guests' taking position in the door laughing, ignoring, or even pissing on Whoever the downed rube of the moment is, etc...


I can't stand the hilarity WB7 -I think I'm gonna have to grab a Cintiq Companion and join in the Visual Combat stylee bashing !

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 06:16 | 4856137 doctor10
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A "true conservative" would NEVER specifically legislate. They would reform the Federal Judiciary to force Constitutional compliance-and let the courts then sort it out.


At the end of the day -that's the litmus test.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 13:09 | 4856770 sgt_doom
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To hell with Stockman's blog, Pam Martens and Russ have been all over this:


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:35 | 4855436 Spungo
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It's a shame he was voted out before someone had the chance to assassinate him.

Dear NSA: I'm a Mexican in Mexico. Don't bother trying to arrest and execute me wiithout a trial (which is 100% legal since the NDAA was signed).

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:47 | 4855467 Postal
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1. I'm glad no one did assassinate him: They would have probably used a gun, and the argument would have been made to further erode what's left of my 2nd amendment rights to KEEP AND BEAR firearms.

2. It's not the NSA you should worry about. They'll just hand off your IP/contact info to their buddies at the CIA. Don't board any planes, boats, etc. for a while.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 02:00 | 4855991 Schmuck Raker
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3. If he's really a Mexican in Mexico then the best way to avoid the NSA, CIA, FBI, and ETC. is to relocate to the US, they don't really have a clue.... you could probably bomb marathon if you felt like it, and they wouldn't* stop you.

*as opposed to "couldn't"

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:34 | 4856436 Freddie
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Lindsey Graham is even worse than Cantor.  Graham is a friend of ISIS along with McCain.   My guess is that election is rigged.  The peons can **ck with the House but the Senate is controlled by the elites/NWO.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 13:32 | 4856820 americanspirit
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Hey Spungo - nice thought, but not necessary. If you look closely at his left eye you'll see in the iris unmistakable signs that this asshole will be dead of cancer ( not sayin' what kind - let him guess) in 3-5 years. But just for fun - here's a clue. It is going to be a very, very painful kind of cancer with a 6 month life expectancy after diagnosis.

Mark my words.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:35 | 4855441 Yen Cross
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Cantor will end up in some "think tank" that the ORC's find fit. That little pussy couldn't find a bag of rocks on a river bed!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:54 | 4855478 Postal
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1. Don't compare Cantor to a pussy. Pussies are wonderful warm, soft, useful, enjoyable items. Pussies don't deserve to be insulted like that.

2. I grew up in rural Arkansas (think whetstones from AR river rocks), so I'm familiar with the great outdoors. Please, for the love of the natural state, do NOT release that asshole so he can pollute our waterways.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 08:28 | 4856234 Colonel Klink
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Cantor can share a HUGE bag of dicks along with Obama, Biden, Clinton, Bush, and the vast majority of the government apparatchik.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:36 | 4855445 alexcojones
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Cantor is not the problem.

The problem is the criminal system.

The system gives us Bush, Kerry, Clinton, Obama and the Fed.

All criminal and part of the system.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:31 | 4855558 NoDebt
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Alex- your comment is spot-on.  And I have been wondering for a while HOW you do battle with a system?  I mean, that's really the core of the problem, isn't it?  Who do you point the finger at if the "system" is the real enemy?

I've come to the conclusion, that you can NOT battle a "system".  It will evolve and adapt and work around any change in rules you throw at it, be it compensation structure, oversight, rules and regs changes, etc.  We've seen that time and again.

It's gotta be a different playing field if you want to affect change.

I've come to the conclusion that you must PROSECUTE INDIVIDUALS.  Period.  Send guilty individual people to jail, throw them out of office, confiscate their ill-gotten gains.  Exactly what has been lacking in the banking scandals and subsequent 08-09 crash.  You'll never get them all, obviously, but if you do it enough that individual players have a reasonable fear of CONSEQUENCES for their actions, it will be INDIVIDUALS that start to question the wisdom of participating in a corrupt system.

Right now, nobody that's part of the system has any real fear of prosecution or other consequences.  Cantor gets voted out, so what?  Those in the system see that as a freak event, an abberation, a one-off, an anomaly.  Very low likelyhood of it ever happening to them personally.  And so the system rolls on, unchanged.

Change the calculus of THAT dynamic and you change the system.  It's why I'm starting to think that even "way out there" ideas like starting impeachment proceedings against Obama should be pursued even if they have a low likelyhood of success (and he wouldn't be thrown out of office even if successful, just like in Bill Clinton's case).



Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:40 | 4855592 Urban Redneck
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The restoration of individual CONSEQUENCES is a systemic change.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:50 | 4855626 Clever Name
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Cantor will likely be as powerful or wield as much influence if not more now.

Interesting info on Brat from Thom Hartmann.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 00:21 | 4855906 perchprism
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This in no way has harmed the conservatives.  Cantor is a cocksucking inside-the-beltway GOP-elitist who just got what he's richly deserved for a long time.  Conservatism is ascendant.

The premise of the article is incorrect.  I'm conservative, so are my friends.  We're celebrating.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:43 | 4856575 g speed
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What I got from the article was that Cantor was a pox on the conservative cause along with Ryan- and getting rid of him was a plus for his voting district and is indicitive of a wake up.-----I agree with that. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 01:42 | 4855972 LibertarianMenace
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Meh. Pot, kettle, black. One thing's for sure is that libertarians seem to scare the bejeebuses out of the progs. It's good to see their all-knowing arrogance and controlling tendencies rattled.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:46 | 4856584 g speed
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@clever name


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:40 | 4855450 hangemhigh77
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Hang him

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:45 | 4855451 One of We
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I admit I only read the first paragraph and skimmed the last but there are way too many words here than necessary to say Cantor, Delay and Blunt are corporatist sellouts like everyone in congress besides Amash and the reformed Walter Jones.


edit:  And they may be sellouts too even though I like what I've heard from them but I'm reminded of my grandma telling me, "Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear..."  so, following that wisdom they get the guillotine too just to be safe.....

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:41 | 4855453 Peter Pan
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Can someone remind me of how many Cantors the American political scene has?

Perhaps his masters allowed his removal so as to allow for his replacement at the next election.

I believe someone other than those who voted against him also acted against him.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:01 | 4856078 zhandax
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The truth will be revealed at the next election, but I suspect you should trust your instincts.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:43 | 4855456 10mm
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He will be just fine. Lobbying work in the cards as we speak.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:44 | 4855457 falconflight
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And yet with all that has transpired with Obama and Co for the past 6 years, primary turnout with the Goiter Old Party is still just as abysmally low...a mere 11%.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:47 | 4855466 Oldwood
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As we apparently support all of these public "servants" for the remainder of their lives, they should be prohibited from every accepting payment for anything for the rest of their lives. No books, no lobbying, no law firms partnerships. Nothing. Most of these people seem to want to retain government employment forever anyway, so lets just make it law. That's the deal. You want to "serve" your country then stand up or shut up. We have soldiers dying for their country for peanuts in comparison. Its the very least that they can do.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:54 | 4855479 SmittyinLA
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 savage cuts in the means tested safety net?

Not on my planet 

Wall Street War party? 

Anti Semite

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 20:58 | 4855487 Spungo
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"1. I'm glad no one did assassinate him: They would have probably used a gun"

People these days lack style. What happened to the days of accidentally bumping into someone and injecting them with an ungodly amount of heroin and potassium chloride? 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:10 | 4855524 Postal
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But it's so much more fun to slip them a ruffie and have pic of them with a strung out stripper's 14-year-old daughter blasted all over the internet. Or so I've heard.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:04 | 4855493 NOZZLE
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I am so disillusioned.  How do you possibly argue in favor of relaxing a nation's immigration poliicies to the point where it dilutes the value of everyone else's citizenship. Forget about the fact that none of this scum is the next Clarence Kelly Johnson.  Forget about the fact that these illegals carry diseases that were wiped out decades ago.  Forget about the fact that you are allowing psychopaths to enter this nation. Forget about the fact that these animals you are encouraging to enter could care less about the Declaratioon of Independence, the Bill of Rights, all they care about is how much they can suck out of this nation because 'we suck and they deserve it' and its 'unfair that we accumulated so much' and 'their failure is not due to their genetics'. 

Your are ruining a nation, for what, some short term gain for you and your family?

What will the remaining Americans say 100 years from now when the nation looks like Zimbabwe.  This could have all been avoided by doing what every nation does, enforce its borders.  You hated this nation this much you fucking obama piece of shit, what, you looked in a mirror and thouht that you were the embodiement of genetic filth?  You thought: "I'll show you assholes, I'll dump thousands of turd world scum inside the gates knowing that in 10 years they will be of voting age and will overwhelm those White bastards who looked down their noses at my filth stinking fudge packed ass.  I laugh at you from inside the whitehouse, I shit in your toilet and my ugly ass wife takes a squat and her stink permeates the paint, wallpaper, woodwork and every crevice of the building you built with slave labor. A stiink that will remain for eternity.   The useful idiots who cannot let their affirmative action clown experiment fail print money to plump the stock market and turn your productive labor into shit.  I laugh at this while I ride around in AirForce 1 and my wife pops lobsters into her mouth, burning up jet fuel and food purchased with your labor.  I cut loose the very people who are responsible for 9-11 and cloak myself in the alleged death of some broken down old man named Bin Laden.  You hate me more, but the sociopaths I put in the EPA write more rules to render your farmlands and coal mines worthless and doubling your electric rates.   By the time I am done, your precious nation will be rendered worthless and I did it because I wanted to prove that those bastards, Madison, Jefferson and Washington were not so smart because they never envisioned a piece of shit like me."    

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 02:20 | 4856008 All is chosen
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Amen to that.

My homeland is being fecked over too. It's all deliberate. I refuse to live there now.

Just one example:

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 03:30 | 4856050 debunkit
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Nozzle-spewer:  you forgot to forget about the fact that over the last hundred years 'murica was built by the sweat of immigrants. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 05:55 | 4856114 Neoisolationist
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The difference is now it is destructive immigration, rather than constructive immigration.

Also the future trends that follow the current immigration pattern in the USA will be affected by what will very likely be a very violent and bloody civil war, which necessarily will have (socially engineered) genocidal qualities. There is a possibility it will be white genocide (I think this route is preferred by TPTB), but it could also go in other directions.

In sum, TPTB don't care about the immigrants either. To them, the end justifies the means. I would be just as concerned if I were non-white. Frankly, if I were I would be leaving the USA and heading home if I had family abroad I could run to.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:45 | 4856205 Everybodys All ...
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These kids are not immigrants. These kids are refugees dumped here at the border and orchestrated by Obama to create the atmosphere for amnesty for his dreamers. All politics.

Pure bs btw that immigrants built this nation unless you're referring to the fact that we are all immigrants.

The difference imo has been that the people coming in as of late do not want to assimilate and don't even bother trying to learn english. Then to top it off these communities demand every government document and service be granted to them in their native language. This is the formula for disaster.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:48 | 4856207 Neoisolationist
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Thank you. This is a good point. And the revulsion and fury it's generating in our society might also be intentional.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:00 | 4857467 ebear
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"Pure bs btw that immigrants built this nation unless you're referring to the fact that we are all immigrants."

Polish, German and Irish immigrants built the railroads, starting from the east, then wisely became farmers when they saw the Rocky Mountains.  It was an easy choice, as the government was giving away land to anyone who would settle it.

Thousands of Chinese immigrants were brought in to finish the hardest part of job, for which they were poorly paid, mistreated, and denied full rights as citizens.

So, if you consider railroads important in building the nation, then yes, immigrants built most of it.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 06:53 | 4856162 Wahooo
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I'm in favor of open borders. We need new blood, new DNA, to replace the sheeple genes that dominate this country.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 08:46 | 4856261 TrulyStupid
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And here I thought this article was about Eric Cantor...turns out its a birther forum...looks like every birther left voted this rant up (or same idiot with twenty different accounts).

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 09:33 | 4856329 NOZZLE
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You are truly stupid,  where did I mention where affirmative action clown was born.  My comments are entirely about ruining a Christian nation by diluting its population with people who are not fit for a civil society. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:05 | 4857477 ebear
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"Christian nation"

In the sense that Israel is a Jewish nation and Iran is an Islamic nation?

That sort of nation?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 09:53 | 4856360 Imminent Collapse
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Now, if you want a green card all you have to do is spend $500k and create ten jobs. Money is God in America. Everything is for sale. Doesn't bode well.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 09:03 | 4858236 drendebe10
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Hoo-rah....standing ovation for the corrupt arrogant narcissistic ilkegal indonesian kenyan alien sociopathic liar in chief enjoying a celebrity grand imperial golf lifestyle on the backs of hard working tax paying US citizens .  On 2nd thought screw the ovation and sandpaper its skin off, bury it in salt then throw it in the middle of the Nevada desert along with the wookie, botix face-hairdye pos pelosi and corrup rat face reid.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:05 | 4855502 robnume
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I, for one, want to hear this fucker Cantor squeal like the piggy that he is - no offense meant to any real porcine out there.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:16 | 4855702 Otrader
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Daz raciz!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:08 | 4855513 Yen Cross
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 This paragraph makes me laugh.

  ¶ In short, the Fed has turned Wall Street into a dangerous gambling casino and Washington into ceaseless fiscal auction. And that’s where Cantor’s real sin comes into play. Not once after the financial crisis did Cantor or the so-called establishment GOP leadership take on the elephant in the room. Never did he even remotely recognize that the monetary politburo ensconced in the Eccles Building has accomplished what amounts to an economic coup d tat. ¶

  What a fucking Hypocrite!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:08 | 4855517 Big Corked Boots
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In nations civilized and uncivil, the penalty for treason is death.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:05 | 4855670 Savyindallas
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That's a scary thought. 98% of the Beltway scum are traitors. If we hung them all without suitable replacements, that would result in anarchy. I propose hanging them all incrementally -maybe 10% a month for a year. That would allow for a smoother transition.

I think we have  forgotten how to operate as a Democratic Constitutionalist Republic. These concepts have all been wiped out in our educational system and media. Most kids don't even know who George Washington is -much less who Jefferson and  Madison are. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution or the Federalist papers? Forget it. I have repeatedly quizzed kids from a Catholic private school on such concepts. They have no clue. But they have Holocaust studies crammed down their throat  -every year. I kid you not.  

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:09 | 4855795 Postal
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If we hung them all without suitable replacements, that would result in anarchy.

Hang them? Why would anyone waste rope for that purpose?

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:41 | 4856204 El Hosel
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"that would result in anarchy"....

"Suitable replacements?"... LOL, if you are suitable you need not apply.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:10 | 4855522 Reaper
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Stockman has presented the good spin on Cantor.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:14 | 4855530 oncefired
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Some Lobbying Firm is already getting his office ready. Fuck You Cantor!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:20 | 4855541 B2u
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Fuck you Cantor.  Barney Frank can fuck you up the ass.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:33 | 4855568 remain calm
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Too late

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:54 | 4855636 Savyindallas
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Again? I thought Barney the fag was old news, and cantor moved on to getting fucked up the ass by more relevant Beltway scum.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:38 | 4855583 bugs_
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hey i'm confused which party is the war party again?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:40 | 4855591 Bangin7GramRocks
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Fucking Frank Underwood wannabe cunt!

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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:53 | 4855612 atthelake
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We need a new political party that refuses to accept lobby money or bribes of any kind. Better yet, outlaw all political parties, lobbying and bribery.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:48 | 4855614 Pie rre
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I just received my Social Security statement.  It appears that my employers and I have contributed 140,000 to the SS sytem over the last 40 years.  I hope I can get some back.  I don't mind the income taxes becasue that went to support burracracy and wars or the other taxes on booze and cigarettes, 54% for the gov and 4.00 per pack for the state, in Washington state and the sales and property taxes.

What are serfs Mr Trebac (sp)


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 21:58 | 4855648 Magnum
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Never underestimate the Israel lobby.  They've got Tedd Cruz in the bag spouting more Big War spending programs than McStain and unbelievably most of TEXAS has the wool pulled over their eyes because Tedd throws in tea party soundbytes.   Incredible what AIPAC pulls off. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:44 | 4855762 optimator
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Not to forget Mrs. Cruz, a Goldman Sachs V.P.  He doesn't mention his wife much!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:18 | 4855810 samsara
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He was born in Canada btw, No Presidency for him(then again...).

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:39 | 4856564 Freddie
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Not that any of this matters anymore.  Look at the Ukraine.  Banksters, NWO, tribe-oligarchs are destroying these poor people.  No one gets to the elites unfortunately.  

Rand Paul - not that he is great but maybe some of his father rubbed off on him. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 12:30 | 4856677 atthelake
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How do you know no one gets to the elites? Has anyone tried?


Rand Paul is as owned as any other politician. Rand is not Ron

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:03 | 4855649 I Write Code
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This is a little unfair, Cantor wasn't so bad - for a politician.  But like most, he got worn down, maybe because he never really got it, but how many politicians ever really get it.  This post ranting about the Fed and banksters - Cantor didn't have much to do with that.  I don't necessarily even condemn anyone who voted for TARP, TARP was the least of it.  The guys who made TARP necessary and the schmucks behind QE are much worse, but at most Cantor was no worse on that than 434 other Congress critters.

As long as Brat really gets into office that should be a good thing, but we need about a hundred more of those, not to mention a long series of nail gun accidents as well, and we don't need this kind of long undirected rant before and after each one.  Just raise a glass to progress and keep slogging.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:44 | 4855761 CCanuck
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"Who the Fuck told you life is fair" dad, 1978.

Fuck that little weasle Cantor, he is a dooshbag sell-out....and that's being more than fair.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:17 | 4855806 samsara
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Living in Va, I wouldn't rule out what I said election night.

"When asked who'd ya votr for said 'The other guy, not Cantor' ".

But You have a good point too.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:09 | 4856397 prymythirdeye
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Jesus, where to start.  First of all, go back to writing code and stop spending so much time here being stupid. Second of all, you clearly don't get they are all filthy, rotten thieves; total frauds, every single one of them.  The system is totally corrupt and when you're a part of that, that's what you are too, period.  Thirdly, how is Brat getting into office a good thing?  We don't know a thing about him other than he's an absent minded econ professor.  The fact that he teaches the farcical concept of modern day economics clearly demonstrates he does not have a grasp of what is really going on in the world.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 12:47 | 4856714 LibertarianMenace
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What IS really going on in the world? Let me clue you in-nothing new. Given as you say that the system is corrupt (by the way don't kid yourself this is a permanent human condition, c.f. Aristophanes, so the Founding view about governing least is indeed the only least bad and permanent solution), and further given that the results of un-farcical economics are on display immediately before us, I say let "farce" (oh, i don't know, things like emphasizing the primacy of arithmetic and balanced books) have its day.

If you haven't noticed, un-farcical economics has now mumbled itself into justifying and then keeping myriad castles in the air. Despite the practitioner's belief in its supposed intellectual tour de force to the contrary, un-farcical economics will not be able to maintain them there.

The trouble is, like all cultural transitions, but economic beliefs in particular, these have a storied history of chaotic and often catastrophic transformation. The un-farcical witch doctors will never see it coming. They can't: their minds and the only ideas within them are obsolete. That's what going on in the world-nothing new. Like the new guy, I'd rather admit it and adjust to that reality, than to hold out for something political that the world is not, and can never be.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:04 | 4855669 RMolineaux
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Stockman blames the Fed for the 2008 crash.  Apparently he believes that no government entity should attempt to prevent the securitization of trash mortgages and giving them a AAA rating, or the short-selling of these same securities by the same persons who put them together in the first place.  If the Fed was part of the government that Stockman criticizes then it was negligent in not acting stronger to stop these abuses.

There is an additional reason for Cantor's defeat that no one wants to mention:  Cantor was one of the most prominent members of congress that thought the wellbeing of Israel was more important than the well-being of the United States. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 08:25 | 4856230 csmith
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" government entity should attempt to prevent the securitization of trash mortgages and giving them a AAA rating, or the short-selling of these same securities by the same persons who put them together in the first place."


But that's the POINT...the MARKET would've provide the solution by ALLOWING THESE PRACTICES TO FAIL MISERABLY.

TARP prevented that.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 13:23 | 4856802 LibertarianMenace
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Wrong. Securitization and the government entities that support the activity should not exist in the first place. That would eliminate the need to police corruption in this market-there wouldn't be any. So, the question to ask is why this debt production system is believed to be necessary? It only functions to preserve the value of the dollar by linking US productivity to the FRN through the issuance of sovereign debt. It's no coincidence that this scheme exploded in volume around the time that Nixon closed the gold window.

The solution was to keep the gold price low and make the dollar easily convertible to interest bearing assets in volumes that could absorb the unhinged .gov issue of new fiat FRNs. If banks still held their interest bearing assets on their local books like they did historically, the favorable impact to the US economy would be enormous. It's staightforward, but see Catherine Austin Fitts for a further explanation.

We're led back to question why it is that this extraordinary financing scheme is needed? .gov is simply a lousy financial operator. That's really no surprise either, given the free lunch mentality animating it. Those are prog ideas-ergo it is progs, on both the left and right, that own the 2008 fiasco. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:06 | 4855678 highwaytoserfdom
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one war party make over is not enough....    DNC the other terrorist party.. Remember Kosovo?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:12 | 4855691 Tapeworm
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Stockman has been hot since he commenced work on his book. As I started reading the screed I immediately thought of Paul Ryan, the congressman from my district who has been a sellout from the start of his terms. I was pleased that Stockman ripped on Ryan farther down.

 The effing neocons just love to put up Ryan as a good conservative. How does Ryan fare against Barry Goldwater and Everett Dirksen?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:15 | 4855700 Otrader
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CNN Headline " With Cantor on the way out, Iraq situation getting worse. "  \sarc

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 03:42 | 4856066 lakecity55
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"Mr Ryan, Sir, I knew Barry Goldwater, and you are no conservative."

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 12:07 | 4856627 Freddie
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Paul Ryan is another amnesty RINO POS.   What is the status of his primary.  I know at least one person is running against him along with a prankster named Ryan who may be a lib on the ballot.   See if you can help get rid of Ryan in the primary.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:21 | 4855714 JerseyJoe
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"War Party?"  FUCK YOU. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:28 | 4855734 Pemaquid
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Excellent! Too bad so few will read it.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:11 | 4855797 Atomizer
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Honestly, not sure. Too early to gauge all the lies in one bucket.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:12 | 4855798 samsara
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The true conservative touchstone, therefore, is to let the free market decide how much GDP and how much growth. These should be an unplanned outcome on the free market, not a consequence of Washington-divined targets and beltway-directed policy interventions

At least view point allows the possibility of zero growth as a natural state, instead of viewing it as a pre-req. to everything else.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 05:23 | 4855816 Sorry_about_Dresden
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Good ridance to the salad tossing cock sucker. As a Virginian I am so pleased the greatest douce bag in America, Can'tor, has been eliminated and will no longer haunt me on CNBC.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:34 | 4855824 kurt
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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:34 | 4855825 TrustbutVerify
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A verbose, unconvincing diatribe. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 23:43 | 4855835 G in FLA
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I think he was a pole smoker// something about him gave that impression

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 14:14 | 4855863 kchrisc
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All that happened is: The organ grinders just got a new monkey to make dance.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 00:23 | 4855909 Dudeskis
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"And most certainly it set back the conservative cause immeasurably."

Say what? What a mental midget this Tyler is. Cantor was ousted by the conservatives in his district because he was a big government and Wall Street shill.

How someone can write such a long article and then finish it with such a clearly ignorant assessment is amazing.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 02:43 | 4856018 MedicalQuack
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This article hit it, a statistician out of touch with the real world values and stuck in virtual values, "The Grays" as I call it and it' everywhere and Democrats have a big dose of and even the White House on the energy bill had to use junk science on their which I said...

Obama, down in the ranks again, party because the White House and their whole communication schema acts like in a couple years will we electing a bot? (grin)...

People can't tell the difference anymore with virtual world values and the real world...and it's a big problem of course you write about here all the time


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 03:40 | 4856063 lakecity55
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Control here. Agent EC-1 you have a burn notice. Tickets for your return to Tel Aviv are at the El Al counter.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 06:01 | 4856128 pupdog1
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The sleepy US population is rapidly wising up to these slimey fucks who don't represent any sort of principle, and that's what happened to Cantor.

The entrenched royal class should be scared shitless.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 12:11 | 4856643 Freddie
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Sadly - the people of SC are idiots who gave Graham a pass.  Hopefully that independent guy will run against that NWO piece of shit.  My guess is ANY Senate race - the NWO makes sure the ballots are rigged.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 08:30 | 4856238 sam site
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Canter was voted out because of Canter's support of immigration amnesty - not fiscal irresponsibility.  I would like to believe his constituents were as smart and aware as Stockman suggests but I place the blame on the sheeple who force out principled budget cutters and insist on keeping the welfare and warfare state in business.

As Ben Branklin says, "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic".  While it's true that politics has degenerated into a corrupt policy auction to the highest bidder in the form of bribes, the voters are running the show in many respects.  They don't demand balanced budgets and vote out anyone that does.

And why do we have irresponsible short-term thinking voters?  I believe Dr Russell Blaylock has the answer when he describes how "we're producing a society of chemically dumbed down people that can't think clearly...  that makes them dependent on government ".  He attribites this to toxic chemicals and metals ingested in our air, water, food and medicine.  See his video

I believe that this is a deliberate poisoning agenda by the hidden stockholders of the Federal Reserve designed to disable the health of the public to discourage any investigation into the enormously lucrative banking scams like debt-based money creation and fractional reserve banking. 

I also believe that 90% of the public are mentally handicapped sheeple that have been captured by this toxic injury campaign and this results in a blind allegience to the establishment.  Our founding fathers understood that the best watchdog of liberty was a healthy vigilant public.  Unfortunately there were no safeguards put in the constitution protecting against subtle massive poisoning campaigns of the public disabling their critical thinking skills and becoming captured by toxic injury.


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:59 | 4856611 g speed
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This was a Republican primary most likely only particiated in by super voter Republican types along with involved Tea Party well informed voters. To make this a "race" issue by proxy (imigration reform) is giving the MSM machine a chance to spin it into another "bundy is a racist" story. You just keep repeating TPTB talking points and you will continue to be a good little sycophant. 

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 09:20 | 4856311 Shepp
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Never liked the dude.

The ONLY politicians worth their weight are those who show fire-in-the-belly in fighting for individual liberty.

Meaning, maybe one or two.


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 09:38 | 4856336 d edwards
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Glad he's out, but if we want the man who defeated him-Dave Brat-still needs $$ to beat the Dem in Nov.


He ran his campaign on a shoe string while Cantor had 5.4 million which proves-I'm happy to say- that $$ don't always equal votes.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 09:58 | 4856371 PrayingMantis
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Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:41 | 4856449 Optimusprime
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Blah, blah.  While I usually appreciate Stockman's take on things, this one is far too coy about the real issues involved in Cantor's importance and his defeat:

1) Immigration sell-out.  White Americans were never asked if they wanted to be displaced and dispossessed by non-white immigrants in their millions, and are heartily sick and tired of a Republican establishment that never really faces the issue;


2) Dual-citizen sellout.  Wanted to make permanent a 3%-of-national-income tribute to our imperial suzereign, Israel.  Even nearly brain-dead Americans can react on occasion.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:56 | 4856470 headhunt
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Cantors problem was he actually believed if he placated enough people he would have enough time to make a difference. Washington needs people who are going to kick ass and have no fear of what the NSA can dig up on them.

Have you noticed how compliant many politicians have become since they realized all their texts and email is neatly stored away in the blackmail files.

How about a piece in the same length and temerity on Pelosi and Reid? Not going to happen they have the keys to NSA files and makes the Clinton's boxes of FBI files look like coloring books.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:36 | 4856555 Chuck Knoblauch
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Cantor is ancient history.

Move on to the next scumbag.

There are so many out there.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 11:41 | 4856568 Dexter Morgan
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This article may be true, but his replacement is another Republican.  Fuck him too, plus all the Democrats.  They are all fucking us dry.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 12:57 | 4856742 Backwoods
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Israel isn't the problem.  What are you anti-Semites going to whine about when Israel is destroyed by rampaging Islamists and things just get worse?

The real problem is all the people who want to exercise tyrannical power over their fellow human.  Tyrants come in all sizes, genders, religions, races, etc...

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 15:59 | 4859071 iAmerican
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The greatest tyranny is committed by those who falsely claim to be "chosen of God," don't bother reading Isaiah's prophecy of "Zion," and have their rabbis teach their children all not of their patently obvious cult psychosis, we Black and White Americans are "sub-human animals," "goyim" - "a mindless herd of cattle." to be "lied to, cheated, robbed, enslaved, and killed, with impunity."

America is Israel.

There is nothing "anti-Semitic" about the truth, which is of God, America's named Soveriegn.

Cantor is nothing but another of the false Jew Talmuds of the foretold Synagogue of Satan, allied with the Roman Anti-Christ thousands of years ago as their contract impaler "Christ killers" right up to satanic Vatican banker Rothschild Zionism.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 15:20 | 4857045 smithmorra
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One of the truly slippery, slimy ones inside the beltway.  Too bad Mr Sleaze lasted so long....

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 15:35 | 4857080 Laddie
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Brat won because of stats like this, the Dispossessed Majority, shrinking as it may be, is being ROBBED of their birthright. Cantor is for immigration for 2 reasons, the first, the lesser of import to him, is BIG MONEY, the second, the MOST IMPORTANT, is getting rid of the historic White majority.

May Jobs: Obama-Era Immigrant Displacement Of American Workers Resumes June 7, 2014

"Something is happening: we are becoming the first universal nation in
history ... If you believe, as the author does, that the American drama is being played out toward a purpose, then the non-Europeanization of America is heartening news of an almost transcendental quality."

neo-conservative Ben Wattenberg, The Good News Is The Bad News Is Wrong (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984), p. 84.

"The Census Bureau has just reported that about half of the American population will soon be non-white or non-European. And they will all be American citizens. We have tipped beyond the point where a Nazi-Aryan party will be able to prevail in this country. We have been nourishing the American climate of opposition to bigotry for about half a century. That climate has not yet been perfected, but the heterogeneous nature of our population tends to make it irreversible -- and makes our constitutional constraints against bigotry more practical than ever.

(Earl Raab, Jewish Bulletin, February 19, 1993, p. 23)


Sat, 06/14/2014 - 21:24 | 4857730 Old Poor Richard
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Ron Paul really did start a revolution.  Cantor's Republican opponent came right out and called him a tool of corporations who want illegal aliens for cheap labor.  Instead of the usual numbed GOP voters thinking "well, duh" and voting anyway for the powers that be, they decided enough is enough. 

This blind-sided the Repubtard insiders.  They would have planned some way to sabotage the vote had they not been overconfident in the incumbent.

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 22:14 | 4857824 Dr. Destructo
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Eric Cantor's reign of terror is over.
Let a new reign of terror begin!

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 02:06 | 4858048 Fire Angel
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I like Stockman a lot, and I think that this is one of his best articles ever. 

(I'm sure his book is good, and I'm looking for a downloadable version for my Kindle) 

Fire Angel 

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 06:34 | 4858152 TheObsoleteMan
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"Set back the consevative cause immeasurably"? Says who? maybe the neo-cons, but not the true conservatives. If anything, it was a blessing. Who goes next? The short list would be Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Mitch McConnell and the House Majority Leader {Boy-yur, pun intended}. If anything, I hope this is just a start of a great awakening. But then there are all the fakes, men who ran as the anti-party, only to show their true colors once elected like Marco Rubio, Christie, Ryan and the rest of the lot. Only time will tell.

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