Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Another embarrassing defeat for Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor just lost his biggest, juiciest piece of pork: the second, unwanted engine for the F-35 Advanced Strike Fighter. The House of Representatives, where rumor has it that Eric Cantor is the majority leader, voted to strip funding for the extra engine, which even the U.S. Air Force opposed as useless, wasteful spending.
The Democrats dubbed funding for the engine “the Boehner earmark.” The e-mail noted Boehner did not vote, as is customary, but that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) voted to keep the engine alive. And the project “also conveniently benefits his district,” the e-mail said.
Yep, Cantor voted for it himself, but could round up enough of his cronies to get the bill past the new Tea Party-Democratic Party alliance.

Eric Cantor might end up as the weakest majority leader in congressional history. His party basically ignores him. Read the complete story here.

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