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obxhead

(8,434 posts)
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:11 PM Sep 2012

Fuck Eric Cantor!

[font color="red" size="16"]Fuck Eric Cantor![/font]

No I’m not going to rant about him. Why should I? You can probably think of a dozen rants before I could even get mine typed out and posted.

There is an election that is getting minimal coverage nationally, yet affects the US in monumental ways. VA’s 7th district, current home of Eric Cantor, is being contested and has real potential.

Cantor is one of the most destructive forces in Congress and the US. He has fought viciously for austerity for the middle class and poor. His quest since the day of being sworn into office in 2001 has been to end every social program and hand that money to the extremely rich and their corporations. This was his quest long before the Tea Party became a movement. He has only been emboldened by the Tea Party.

I think I’m preaching to the choir here, but we’ve been having trouble getting this message out:

[font color="red" size="16"]Eric Cantor can be defeated and removed from Congress![/font]

Cantor won his first election in 2000 with 69% of the vote. That popularity rose to 75% of the vote in 2004. Since then, the numbers have fallen until 2010, the year of the bagger, when he received only 59% of the vote. Only 59% in what was the bagger movement and referendum on Obama!

Since the 2010 election we have had a destructive earthquake smack in the middle of the district. His answer was any aid should be balanced with equal cuts to social programs first. We have had the transvaginal ultrasound bill passed with his cheering and blessing. Cantor fought the ACA which will save district 7 constituents millions in drug costs alone in the next decade. The overall positive view of congress is hovering around 10% possibly even lower here in the 7th.

Cantor is in the weakest position he’s ever been in. The people of district 7 are pissed. I’ve met independents that say anyone but Cantor. I’ve met countless women that are furious with his positions. I’ve met lifelong Republicans that say the gridlock must end, it’s time for change. Cantor has even agreed to a debate, an unprecedented move.

Wayne Powell is challenging Cantor in this year’s election. I’ve been to meet the man personally and if he believes half of what he says, he’s bluer than most of the Dems we currently have in Congress.
Homepage:
http://www.powellforva.com/

[font color="red" size="16"]We need HELP![/font]

Just because you don’t live in or near VA’s 7th district, doesn’t mean you can’t help us remove Cantor. Here are some ways you can help. If you’ve gotten this far into the post maybe you can go a little further. I would love additional ideas to add to the list!

Contributions

I really hate putting this first. To be perfectly honest I don’t have much money to contribute to any campaign myself. However, it’s a fact of life that campaigns take money and a lot of it. Maybe you can’t donate, but you know someone else who is looking for races to donate to. Maybe you have $10 burning a hole in your pocket. Either way, the campaign needs additional funding. Here’s a quick link for online contributions. There is an address at the top of the page for snail mail contributions as well if the online thing doesn’t work for you.
http://www.powellforva.com/contribute

Contacting the media

Getting national attention from blue friendly media sources could help enormously. It could help exponentially with every form of help that we’re asking for here in the 7th. Even simply emailing a link to this thread to the media could help. If they hear from enough of us, they might look into additional coverage. There is also a debate between Cantor and Powell coming up (more info to follow). Getting highlights of this debate televised is critical. Here are some links for people I can think of off the top of my head that could help. I’ll happily add others you can think of.

Maddow Rachel@msnbc.com Big Ed Ed@msnbc.com LO thelastword@msnbc.com Jon Stewart http://www.thedailyshow.com/ Stephen Colbert http://www.colbertnation.com/

Contacting the DCCC

Getting the DCCC further involved with the campaign would be an enormous help. Contact them here:
http://www.dccc.org/page/s/contact or (202) 863-1500

Just kicking the thread will help get more eyeballs on this important race. With Cantor it’s not just a matter of the district, it’s a matter of the nation as a whole. Cantor wants to destroy YOUR life, regardless of where you live.

I’ve been told countless times here on DU and other sites that it’s Congress, not Obama that hinders our progress as a nation. It is true. We have a real chance of dethroning one of the most destructive and powerful Republicans in Congress.

Cut off the head and the body will die. Eric Cantor is the voice of the Republican party and of the teabagger bowel movement. Please help us get Eric Cantor out into the private corporate world with his huge corporate salary. He’s done enough damage to the planet as an elected official.

Thank you for your time. I ask for just a bit more with the methods listed above and I’m happy to get suggestions on further ways we can all fight for this common goal.

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Fuck Eric Cantor! (Original Post) obxhead Sep 2012 OP
k&r . . . .n/t annabanana Sep 2012 #1
Thanks obxhead Sep 2012 #19
Good post obxhead. Auntie Bush Sep 2012 #2
K&R Firebrand Gary Sep 2012 #3
Well hes got that smirk on his face all the time PatrynXX Sep 2012 #4
Let's give Obama the help he needs! Contribute at this direct link: freshwest Sep 2012 #5
Thank you for the link, freshwest! And, pointing out Cha Sep 2012 #16
Thanks freshwest. We can contribute with TIME too! obxhead Sep 2012 #18
Eric reminds me of; greiner3 Sep 2012 #6
Miles was smart. cantor is not Dustin DeWinde Sep 2012 #20
k&r - Thanks for the heads-up! socialindependocrat Sep 2012 #7
Go Wayne! GoddessOfGuinness Sep 2012 #8
Fuck Eric Cantor! AlbertCat Sep 2012 #9
ewwww obxhead Sep 2012 #15
Ewwww libodem Sep 2012 #21
Okay. I sent Powell more than I can really afford. schmice Sep 2012 #10
Thank you obxhead Sep 2012 #11
NICE, schmice! elleng Sep 2012 #13
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS, Cha Sep 2012 #12
Thanks Cha obxhead Sep 2012 #14
Thanks, Cha! elleng Sep 2012 #17
kick'd and rec'd lunatica Sep 2012 #22
he`s not my type...... madrchsod Sep 2012 #23
I gave Powell $10, 2 weeks ago, 12AngryBorneoWildmen Sep 2012 #24
You've got the facts, 12Angry, elleng Sep 2012 #25
Even if we don't win back the House, Cantor is one of the ones who MUST go. gateley Sep 2012 #26
i donated. love the ad! cantor (& ryan) are a start. eom ellenfl Sep 2012 #27
Take away their leaders obxhead Sep 2012 #28

PatrynXX

(5,668 posts)
4. Well hes got that smirk on his face all the time
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:21 PM
Sep 2012

ie he can't be serious.


ahem I am Serious and don't call me Shirley

Cha

(300,525 posts)
16. Thank you for the link, freshwest! And, pointing out
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:57 PM
Sep 2012

how important it is to help Pres Obama, too! Which is only helping us and our Country!

 

obxhead

(8,434 posts)
18. Thanks freshwest. We can contribute with TIME too!
Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:03 AM
Sep 2012

We can contribute with TIME too!

The Powell team is looking for fundraisers and phone bank help nation wide. PM me for contacts that can help set up a group in yoiur area of the US.

socialindependocrat

(1,372 posts)
7. k&r - Thanks for the heads-up!
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:52 PM
Sep 2012

I feel ill every time I see him walk along with his nose up Boehner's butt.

He thinks he's in the in-crowd!

Let's make it short-lived

 

obxhead

(8,434 posts)
15. ewwww
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:50 PM
Sep 2012

If you do, please don't tell me. They don't make a mind bleach strong enough to wipe that image away.

 

schmice

(248 posts)
10. Okay. I sent Powell more than I can really afford.
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:22 PM
Sep 2012

I've got so many expenses, bill, obligations etc. that I shouldn't have sent what I did. Still, you post was convincing. I just hope that this guy Powell doesn't become another cock-sucking piece of shit like Cantor. Lord Acton was right when he said that power corrupts. Anyway, good luck to him. Who's running against that rummy, the Weeper of the House? May as well send him/her a contribution as well.

 

obxhead

(8,434 posts)
11. Thank you
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:37 PM
Sep 2012

I can't answer for the race in the orange mans district, but I live in Cantor country. We're pissed and we're ready to stand up against the BS. Cantor has a seat of seniority in the House. Even if we got him out in 2 years with another Republican during a primary we would be better off.

However, you donated to a true BLUE American that can defeat him in this district.

Thank you

elleng

(133,232 posts)
13. NICE, schmice!
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:47 PM
Sep 2012

Boner UNOPPOSED??? Dems don't want to spend $ there?

http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Ohio's_8th_congressional_district_elections,_2012

P.S., I've met Powell too, and no chance, imo, he'll become what you said. Read about him, on his website. He's REAL, imo!

Cha

(300,525 posts)
12. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS,
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:45 PM
Sep 2012

obxhead!

Even though I knew how important it is to get rid of cantor and elect Wayne Powell..you have convinced me to send a few bucks to Powell NOW! From Hawai'i.

 

obxhead

(8,434 posts)
14. Thanks Cha
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:48 PM
Sep 2012

WE can do this!

Another Du'er and I will have additional posts coming on ways you can help by donating time as well. The campaign is looking for crews to phone bank and run fundraisers all across the US.

24. I gave Powell $10, 2 weeks ago,
Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:48 PM
Sep 2012

$20 to Rob Zerban and $20 to Obama. In the House bill that prevented Capitol Hill insider trading, he injected at midnight, a clause allowing family members to do so. He also 'sold short' Treasury Notes prior to debt bill debacle, essentially hoping for a Moody's downgrade. I have the basics straight, maybe not the lingo. In 2004 I went to Ohio 3 days prior to election day to help Kerry. From here in TN, Virginia looks like the 'go to' state in 2012 to whoop Cantor, Romney and George 'Macaca' Allen. Neat thing in 2004-One guy in our group of 4 in one car, hanging door-hangers, starting at 5:30 am until 6:30 pm, beginning in the dark and the rain with SEIU provided ponchos and flashlights-----take a breath Jim----was a young construction attorney from San Rafael Ca., paying for his own flight and renting the car we all rode in. He and I stuck together all day, but were treated with a rotating review of local volunteers who escaped from work and home obligations in 2 and 3 hour blocs. One young woman, bless her, was 27ish, 3 youngsters, worked from 6:30 to 3:00 at her job and then came and helped the team for 3 hours. We had 'em black, white--very young and really old---minimum wager's and not so minimum (e.g. Jack Lynch the attorney). Quite the experience. Proud and teary.

elleng

(133,232 posts)
25. You've got the facts, 12Angry,
Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:19 PM
Sep 2012

and have done great work. THANKS for work in the past, and recent contributions.

We may be able to set up arrangements for contacts/contributions/phone banking for Wayne Powell, as I mentioned here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/125190419 .

Stay tuned, if you may be willing to continue efforts, and thanks.

gateley

(62,683 posts)
26. Even if we don't win back the House, Cantor is one of the ones who MUST go.
Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:51 PM
Sep 2012

I totally agree -- he's dangerous.

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