Sunday, June 27, 2010

Oh, Yeah. That Thing.

(Updated below)


Eric Cantor is confusedRemember the National Council for a New America?

That big fundraising stunt outreachy "fill the leadership vacuum" with New Ideas™ thing started up by (erstwhile, it must be said) leading Republican and perennial vacuum-head Eric Cantor?

That held that one "pizza summit" that one time, with Willard "Mitt" Romney and Jeb "The Smart One" Bush, in Virginia?

What ever happened to that thing, anyway?

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, has pulled the plug on a national organization that was launched with much fanfare a year ago.

John Murray, a spokesman for Cantor, confirmed a report from the Washington newspaper Roll Call that Cantor's National Council for a New America is "in a suspended state."

Wants to spend more time with its family?

Cantor plans to concentrate his efforts on another project designed to craft a legislative agenda for Republican candidates for Congress this fall, Murray said.

He blamed the demise of the council on "relentless" attacks from Democrats.

Oh, yeah. We never let up on that one. (?) Just ask some other Cantor-drone:

Roll Call reports that the Cantor camp is blaming "liberals" for killing the group:

"It's very simple," said Rob Collins, president of the American Action Network and Cantor's former deputy chief of staff. "The NCNA dominated the national media so effectively that liberals in and out of Congress -- including [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington] -- attacked it."

Jesus. Never mind actually believing that. Just try to imagine being able to say it with a straight face. But back to the first article:

The organization also was the target of an ethics complaint, filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, claiming Cantor's office had violated House rules regarding funding for political organizations.

Oh ho!

Murray said the complaint has been dismissed.

Of course. That is why they chose to put it in "a suspended state."


Thanks to No More Mister Nice Blog for the reminder, and thanks to Pat Cunningham for the picture.


2010-06-28 01:00

Not sure why this didn't occur to me to supply earlier, but it did occur to me now: because this blog is nothing if it is not Fair and Balanced (this blog is nothing), here is what CREW had to say last July, and here is what they had to say upon Eric Cantor going into a suspended state.


2010-06-28 01:03

... upon Eric Cantor's organization going into a suspended state, I meant. Regret the error.

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