Congressman Eric Cantor - Poster Boy for the Last Eight Years
Do you know who your Congressman is? If you do, I challenge you to ask the next five people you meet and find one more who does. Perhaps it’s just that your Congressman is more a part of the political machine that only raises its head when elections roll around. And which provides the ride back into power of career politicians who see their main challenge as raising more money so they can continue to stay in power.
In the midst of two weeks of political party conventions, the volleys go back and forth but one common theme is prevalent – and that is that the Congress has been ineffective in the last eight years in addressing the important problems facing our country. And there has been possibly no Congressman more associated with this gridlock, this inability to work across the aisle, this putting of party interest above the interests of America than Virginia’s 7th District Congressman Eric Cantor.
But don’t take my word for this. I am just a political junkie who is concerned with the course the country is currently sailing and am deeply concerned about the troubled waters we find ourselves in. I challenge you to take on your citizenship responsibility and do a bit of research on your own. You might start out by scrolling through the Interest Group Ratings that are collected on the Project Vote Smart website. Here is the LINK.
If you have a concern for issues such as:
➢ Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
➢ Environmental Issues
➢ Health Issues
➢ Senior and Social Security Issues
➢ Women’s Issues
You may be surprised at how low he is ranked almost universally on all of these issues. But, no surprise, he has great ratings for anything relating to business interests.
I might suggest you also Google Eric Cantor and see if you don’t conclude, as I have, that Congressman Cantor is the darling of the Republican Party, a loyal lap dog, and a gifted fundraiser. But what has he done for you, for Virginia, for America?
Congressman Cantor has a formidable opponent this November; Anita Hartke is not a career politician, not a Washington insider, but is a more representative example of the values of both the 7th District and of America. She is someone who will work with whomever wins the Presidency for the best interests of America. And as we change the Presidency, don’t you think it might also be a good time to change the Congress.