ITS MOURNING IN CANTERICA

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Posted on 12th June 2014 by Zarathustra in Economy |Politics

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Eric Cantor is a neocon fascist of the worst order.  Nothing but a pig lounging in the corruption and filth that is Washington DC.,  a Ron-Paul hater and a lover of  oligarchy, “too big to fail” and crony capitalism.  Naturally the Zionists love him.  Know your Enemy.

 

http://mondoweiss.net

‘Numb, speechless, sad’, Israel supporters grieve Cantor’s loss

Cantor at 2011 AIPAC conference, photo from the lobby group

House Majority leader Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat in the Republican primary in a Richmond, Virginia, district last night is big news, and it has a Middle East angle. Cantor is a leading defender of Israel’s rightwing government in the Congress; he once said he would side with Israeli prime minister Netanyahu against Obama. Cantor is also one of the most prominent Jews in American politics, the leading Jew in the Republican Party, highest-ranking Jew ever in the Congress.

The New York Times news analysis puts the religious angle in the tenth paragraph, though an analyst describes it as the “elephant in the room.”

David Wasserman, a House political analyst at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, said another, more local factor has to be acknowledged: Mr. Cantor, who dreamed of becoming the first Jewish speaker of the House, was culturally out of step with a redrawn district that was more rural, more gun-oriented and more conservative.

“Part of this plays into his religion,” Mr. Wasserman said. “You can’t ignore the elephant in the room.”

Wasserman is a bit of a crank on the anti-Semitism angle:

“There will be lots of 2nd guessing tmw on Cantor loss #VA07,” [Wasserman] tweeted. “Surely will focus on debt ceiling/leadership role, but his religion a role too?”

Cantor famously once sided with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over Obama, when the two administrations were disagreeing. After a meeting with the P.M.,Cantor’s office said:

Eric stressed that the new Republican majority will serve as a check on the Administration and what has been, up until this point, one party rule in Washington. He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other.

Politico highlights the Jewish angle:

The dream of a Jewish Republican speaker of the House is no more.

Matt Brooks, the president of the Republican Jewish Coalition, went so far as to call Cantor’s defeat “one of those incredible, evil twists of fate that just changed the potential course of history.”

“Cantor serves up a schadenfreude Sundae,” Adam Horowitz says, and here’s more Matt Brooks to the JTA:

“We’re all processing it,” said Matt Brooks, the president of the Republican Jewish Coalition. “He was an invaluable leader, he was so integral to the promotion of, to congressional support of the pro-Israel agenda. It is a colossal defeat not just for Republicans, but for the entire Jewish community.”…

Brooks seems to have a point. Even Hillary supporter Steve Rabinowitz mourns Cantor’s defeat to the JTA:

“Wearing my mainstream Jewish skullcap its clear the community needs people like Eric Cantor,” he said. “This is a loss for the Jewish community. I have my disagreements with him, but he’s been there for the community.”

Oh, and the camp counselor is no more. Politico‘s Alexander Burns states:  

Now, with Cantor’s defeat, there’s no longer a point man to help organize trips to Israel for junior GOP lawmakers.

Cantor’s conqueror gave a religious spin to primary night. MSNBC:

In victory, [Tom] Brat quoted scripture: “I went to my family and this little note is hanging on my door every day and I read this every day. It’s Luke 18:27. Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’”

More Matt Brooks schadenfreude:

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is wearing black too, and says the people of Virginia made a mistake:

MJ Rosenberg says the defeat will change history, it’s a bad day for AIPAC and for Israel firsters who want a confrontation with Iran:

Most significant of all, AIPAC lost its #1 enforcer in the majority party.

Among Democrats (who are essentially powerless in the House), AIPAC has no problem, beginning with Minority Leader Steny Hoyer, Cantor’s counterpart. And dozens of Jewish Democrats.

But among House Republicans, there is only Cantor to effectively fight against negotiating with Iran, against opposing Israeli settlement expansion and, in general, carrying Binyamin Netanyahu’s portfolio in one hand and Sheldon Adelson’s checkbook in the other.

I’m not saying that there aren’t hundreds of Republicans (especially the Bible thumpers) who will aspire to carry Netanyahu’s agenda, but none have his unique attributes: Jewish, Majority Leader, Next Speaker! Not even close.

Cantor was the ball game. And he is irreplaceable.

Especially on Iran. When Matt Brooks, the Republican Jewish activist, says that Cantor’s defeat was an “evil twist of fate” that will change history, it is Iran he was talking about

“Oy vey,” says Politico. While JTA says Jewish Republicans are in mourning and “bereft“.

Update: The New Republic’s Jason Zengerle says it’s about money. That’s why Cantor was such a prominent Republican, because he tapped in to the new pools of dough. Hardheaded reporting:

Over the course of his 14 years in Washington, Cantor never ignored that [Jewish] elephantand often tried to exploit it. This was most evident when it came to fundraising, which was the foundation of the Cantor political operation.

Back in 2002, Cantor was given a place on the House Republican leadership team as a mere freshman largely because, as a former GOP congressman once explained to me, the fact that Cantor is Jewish gave him “access to donors we didn’t typically have access to.” Cantor not only helped the GOP fundraising machine make inroads into the big-money (and typically Democratic) Jewish precincts in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York; he also helped GOP congressmen tap their local Jewish communities for money. Nearly every House Republican I’ve ever spoken to about Cantor’s fundraising prowess has a story about the Virginia congressman parachuting into their districts and paying a visit to the local Friends of Israel or Jewish Federation on their behalves. “If you want to have him come and speak to the Jewish community in Charleston, he’s willing to do that,” West Virginia Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito once told me.

9 Comments
  1. Tommy says:

    What a load of shit. Nobody here’s surprised – could I get a heads up on what they’ll call me when I don’t vote for Schillary?, just want to prepare my fragile sense of self for the “truth” about my wicked ways.

    12th June 2014 at 12:26 pm

  2. Stucky says:

    So solly …. GOTTA do it ….. mention “Cantor” (and about 534 other names) …. all I can think about is this ….

    12th June 2014 at 1:34 pm

  3. Persnickety says:

    I had not the slightest idea he was Jewish. Thought he was standard grade-F mainstream Rethuglican Protestant-Hypocrite.

    Either way, I could not miss him less than I do now.

    12th June 2014 at 2:06 pm

  4. Stucky says:

    That’s a real Jooish name!

    can·tor, [kan-ter, -tawr] noun 1. —- the religious official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical portion of a service and sings or chants the prayers and parts of prayers designed to be performed as solos.

    I know that cuz Neil Diamond was a cantor in The Jazz Singer. Not cantoring here … it’s the finale … a song I like a lot cuz many moons ago we “came to America”.

    12th June 2014 at 3:04 pm

  5. yahsure says:

    I just don’t get the Jew hate stuff. Cantor was a dick, period. Like the person who wrote the article.

    12th June 2014 at 3:19 pm

  6. Zarathustra says:

    yahsure, The authors of that article, Philip Weiss and Annie Robbins, are Jews. They are liberal, anti-war, anti-zionist Jews, but they are Jews, nonetheless

    12th June 2014 at 3:28 pm

  7. SSS says:

    Cantor lost because he was a devoted Washington power player who didn’t pay attention to his constituents who put him in office. His dismissive ego put him out of office. Period.

    12th June 2014 at 5:35 pm

  8. archie says:

    “I just don’t get the Jew hate stuff.”

    yahsure, i wouldn’t put it that way, but i get your point. i believe you have made it before. however, you do see the disproportionate power jews, who are overwhelmingly liberal, if not socialist by and large, have in america, no? they make up 2-3% of the population, yet populate many positions of power. i’m not even talking about hollywood, which has always been a jewish institution. i’m talking about television, newspapers, newsrags, publishing houses, universities, think tanks, unions, financial institutions, and courts–in short, the cultural institutions of america. if they were populated by the koreans and chinese, high achievers like the jews, there would be concern to say the least. and yet to criticize the jews is almost always met with accusations of anti-semitism. that’s nonsense.

    to the extent that the populace remain dissatisfied with its institutions, and feel shortchanged and cheated, why wouldn’t scorn and hatred be heaped upon the jews?

    12th June 2014 at 8:41 pm

  9. BOOSH! says:

    Those fucking scumbags in DC better take warning
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyUwEAVEJJ4

    We need more America-Firsters and less Israel-firsters making decisions on what’s best for us. The best news of the day: “Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College and a political novice, was outspent 40-to-1 by Cantor and Cantor had outraised Brat, $5.45 million to $207,000, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”

    There might actually be hope out there after all……………nice pun BTW Admin.

    12th June 2014 at 10:36 pm

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