In a profile by The National Journal's Marin Cogan, former Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer reveals he has a special talent — for sniffing out gays. "Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out," he told Cogan after she asked about former Majority Leader Eric Cantor's recent primary defeat.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stunningly lost his primary to Tea Party challenger and Ayn Rand scholar Dave Brat on Tuesday. So lesser Republicans of the House have wasted no time in puffing themselves up to be the next Cantor (yeesh), and current Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy says he's got it in the bag.
Well, duh. Why did we believe that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would actually go through with his surprise speech on income inequality today? He always walks away just when things are getting tough. And apparently a lecture hall at Penn's Wharton School of Business wasn't secure enough to protect Cantor from the catcalls of protesters, so the gig is off.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who only 13 days ago declared that he was "increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country," appears to have transformed into a radical communist. He's now acknowledging that America's vast income inequality is potentially problematic. He'll flesh out his ideas in a speech tomorrow at that most suffering of institutions, the Wharton School of Business, where most of the people responsible for our income inequality crisis have picked up a degree or two.
Negotiations between President Obama and Republican congressional leaders over the nation's debt ceiling hit a roadblock yesterday with reports of Obama storming out of a meeting and telling House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, "Don't call my bluff." And while many praised Obama for standing up to the Republicans, Jon Stewart had a more critical opinion of the president's actions on tonight's Daily Show.
Like everyone else, we miss The West Wing. But it's okay! Democrats and Republicans are trying to put on their own community-theater version of the television program in Washington right now: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor interrupts the president! President Obama storms out of the meeting! And Donna is the victim of a hilarious misunderstanding!