Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Boo-Fricking-Hoo! A Tea-Brat Primaries Eric Cantor (How Easily Does Their Own Medicine Go Down Now?) GOP'ers Know It's Not Their Last Taste

Notice how so many of these GOP elders look like unrecovering alcoholics?

Or maybe they're just saaad and really surprised to reap what they sowed?

Perhaps it's succinctly put best by the famously outspoken Southern Beale:

Buh-bye, Eric Cantor. Lost his primary to a completely off-the-rails Teanut named David Brat.
I heard Brat on Chuck Toad Todd’s show this morning and he dished up some word salad that never had a coherent point. Chuck patted him on the head and told him to run along. So excuse me if I can relish in the delicious comeuppance of both the hated Chuck Todd and the wretched Eric Cantor.

Seriously, I have to wonder: it’s not like Cantor is some hippie. You don’t get much further to the right. Yet nobody saw this coming?

I'll bet a few of those Tea Party applauders saw this coming.

And couldn't believe it.

The webs we weave when we practice to deceive?

I won't be happier until I see a couple more of this smarmy bunch go under to those they essentially agree with who are more than ready to sink the whole party for a "just" cause.


AP Photo / AP
Sahil Kapur

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) weighed in Tuesday night after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) shocking defeat in the GOP primary to David Brat.

"Eric Cantor and I have been through a lot together," Boehner said. "He’s a good friend and a great leader, and someone I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing. My thoughts are with him and Diana and their kids tonight."

And for a final finishing touch (on our much-missed democracy (and so-easily-stolen public funds)):

10 Jun 2014 at 5:28 PM

Robert Benmosche Is Gonna Take Off Now

The AIG chief, whose greatest hits include “my balls are bigger than the government’s,” “The worst thing that will ever happen to him is when he and I meet in the room and I close the door,” and “women go wild when they walk [into my bathroom]*,” will officially bid his people adieu come September.

The American International Group on Tuesday named a successor to Robert H. Benmosche, its chief executive and the leader who oversaw the insurer’s recovery from the financial crisis. A.I.G. said that it had named Peter Hancock, the head of its property casualty business, who will take over as chief executive on Sept. 1. Mr. Benmosche will also resign from the company’s board, though he will become an adviser to Mr. Hancock and stay involved in leadership development programs within the insurer.

I'm so glad to hear that he'll continue to help AIG "develop" their leaders properly.


* Did Benmosche not get the memo? With U.S. taxpayers having shelled out billions of dollars to prop up failing institutions, Wall Street deal makers aren’t supposed to flaunt their wealth. It wasn’t too long ago that Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein was reportedly telling his troops to lay low on the conspicuous consumption, amid the populist rage over the bank’s record second-quarter profit.
The heat is even hotter on AIG, which is the subject of a new Michael Moore documentary lampooning Wall Street greed. (The movie trailer depicts Moore being escorted out of AIG’s lobby after informing security guards that he’s come to make a citizen’s arrest of company executives)
Despite the critics, it looks like Benmosche is bringing the swagger back to the Insurer that Greenberg Built. Benmosche told Reuters it was unfair that AIG employees have been blamed for the bail out. “A lot of people have lived in fear because of what I call lynch mobs with pitchforks, ” he said.
But those days are over, Benmosche tells employees, according to Bloomberg. “It’s time the people in Congress stopped talking about you as the problem, because you’re the solution. It’s not your fault, it’s their fault, it’s the regulators’ fault.”

At least he's right about one thing.



Phil said...


Good riddance to Cantor.
The dude is a snake.
That job was never meant to be a lifetime gig and I could care less if the new guy is a whack job. It's all about new faces and interrupting their fucking agendas. Now turn around and vote the new prick out ASAP.

Cirze said...

I'm with you, Phil.

Although I do find the Cooter Jones maneuver hilarious.

More primaries!!!!