House of Bush 3.0

Jeb Bush bags Eric Cantor’s endorsement — playing right into Donald Trump’s hand – Simon Maloy

It’s tempting to feel a little sorry for Eric Cantor. He was elevated to House majority leader at a time when Tea Party extremism made effective governance all but impossible, and he did nearly everything he could to keep the cranks and nutjobs happy. There was no greater force for obstructionism in Congress than Cantor. He conceived and successfully implemented the GOP’s strategy of blanket, unrelenting opposition to every single major policy item backed by President Obama, starting from literally the first day of the Obama administration. He was the driving force behind the many fiscal showdowns of 2012 and 2013 and even worked to undermine Speaker John Boehner’s attempts to cut deals with the White House on taxes and spending.

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