Along with Jonah Goldberg, one of the main guys who gets my goat is Eric Cantor. There’s something unseemly about seeing fellow Jews turn into rightwingers. At any rate, way back a year ago Cantor was involved in the somewhat farcical GOP rebranding effort known as the National Council for a New America which was supposed to be a “new effort to revive the image of the Republican Party”. Soon after, they held an event at a Virginia pizza parlor at which Cantor was asked about his ideas for reducing health care costs and he didn’t have any. Instead he noted that he doesn’t like the UK’s National Health Service.
Now via Matt Corley, it seems Cantor has totally given up afyer that one event and then a 12 month hiatus: “Cantor spokesman John Murray said despite 5,000 positive news hits, the ‘relentless attacks from the left’ became overwhelming to the whip office soon after its launch.” A conservative policy and messaging dynamo that folds if it gets attacked by the left? That’s what they’ve got? The real issue seems to be that NCNA violated congressional ethics rules.