Archive for June 11th, 2014

by lizard

We probably won’t hear much about the 74th school shooting since Sandy Hook for two reasons. The first, only two were killed, and one of those was the shooter. The second, Eric Cantor.

It seems, if you watch the pundits salivating over this story, that immigration is the reason for this surprising political upset. Inner City Press has a different take worth considering:

In US politics, the upset of Eric Cantor by Dave Brat on June 10 has pundits like bond rating agency downgrading the chanced of Marco Rubio and pumping up those of Hillary Clinton, whose book (event) Inner City Press reviewed on June 10, here.

But there are other ways to view Brat’s win. On the US’ spying programs, Cantor defended them while Brat said, “the NSA’s indiscriminate collection of data on all Americans is a disturbing violation of our Fourth Amendment right to privacy.” On his website, Brat said he favors “the end of bulk phone and email data collection by the NSA.”

Also on his campaign website, Brat bashed Cantor for supporting “Wall Street bailouts.” A review of Cantor’s largest campaign contributors finds Goldman Sachs, Scoggin Capital Management and the Blackstone Group, now big in rental-backed securities. More on bad banks here.

Brat said, “”All the investment banks up in DC, New York, those guys should’ve gone to jail”

Jailing bankers and stopping the NSA from systematically violating the constitution? Sounds good to me.

Are you listening Democrats?




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