If you were to sit down and create a numbered list of reasons why Eric Cantor lost his job, would “President Obama” appear anywhere on that list? If you answered “no,” congratulations: you have a healthy relationship with reality. But if you answered “yes,” you’re either a clueless troll — or Eric Cantor himself, not that there’s much difference anymore.
In a display of that warped right-wing logic we all know and love, soon-to-be former Representative Eric Cantor said that it was President Obama’s fault that he was defeated in the Republican primary on ABC’s This Week.
His baseless accusations overlook the real reasons why he lost his job — he never took responsibility for the things that he kept promising, but in no conceivable reality could deliver. A great example of this the attempted Obamacare repeal (pick any one of the 50+); it was never happening, and it never will happen, but they’d rather foster unreal expectations by over-promising than offer realistic solutions (which would likely be dismissed as “liberal compromises” anyway; when you’re to the right of Attila the Hun, even speaking to the enemy looks like a compromise).
Cantor also lost because he wasn’t ideologically pure enough (I keep saying it: You can never be ideologically pure enough for these people). Republicans have become the Party of “No”, and then caving because they lack the mental inertia to follow through and completely destroy this country — for example, the government shutdown. Cantor was the most visible of the entitled adult toddlers running the GOP/Tea Party freak show on Capitol Hill, making him an obvious target for the anger this sort of double-talk engenders in the GOTea’s ideologically purist base.
Tellingly, Cantor wouldn’t rule out running for office again, and as a result, didn’t criticize the Tea Party. The fact that he’s blaming Obama means that he’s not done; he’s subtly courting the favor of the ideological failures of the Tea Party, so he can return to their graces again. Cantor will be back, and he’ll have slithered even further to the right.
You can watch Eric Cantor blame the President in the video below:
h/t Politicus USA