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Setting Realistic Expectations on 7th District Funding – A Response to Anonymous Email

An anonymous email is circulating around parts of Virginia’s 7th District making several absurd claims.

Like this one:

Will Dave Brat raise and donate $300-400,000 next year for our candidates for General Assembly? Will Russ Moulton or Fred Gruber?

The answer is a definite No!

Not because they wouldn’t want to, but because it is unrealistic to expect a Freshman Congressman to do any more for his District than any other Freshman Congressman. Look around the state. Are there any other Congressmen that raise the large amounts of money Eric Cantor was able to raise?

Nope.

That is not in the job description.

The finances of the 7th District will resemble that of the other Republican Districts in Virginia.

But when you look at what Eric Cantor actually did with all the money he raised, it was less about supporting Republicans and more about supporting those who would now owe Cantor a favor.

It is called political capitol.

And the truth is Eric Cantor probably spent as much fighting against Conservative Republican Candidates in Virginia and around the nation to ensure the more liberal Republicans – the ones that are most likely to keep Cantor in power – as he did supporting Republican candidates.

Every penny someone accepted (or accepts) from Eric Cantor comes with strings and tentacles.

I have had several people ask me how Delegate or Senator so and so could endorse Eric Cantor and still be a true Conservative. The answer is always “Follow the money”. Cantor does not donate to candidates, he invests in candidates. And he demands a hefty return on his investment. And if he does not get the expected return, the unspoken threat is Cantor will not just cut off this money in the future, he will give it to someone else who will challenge the one who dares to defy him.

The money that was “invested” in the 7th District by Cantor was designed to benefit Eric Cantor and him alone. It may give the appearance of a magnanimous gesture on Cantor’s part, but anyone who knows the inside game knows that this was no selfless act. Rather, it was a selfish act designed to increase, maintain and consolidate Cantor’s power.

And to pretend otherwise is ridiculous.

What will happen in the 7th District is that the poor candidates and elected officials who have been propped up and protected by Eric Cantor are now on their own. I could name names, but all one need do is visit VPAP to see the names of those owned and operated by Eric Cantor.

The 7th District is free of the monetary influence of Eric Cantor that has been purchasing Republicans for years.

So the truth is, I would hope Dave Brat NEVER becomes a master manipulator like Eric Cantor. And if some of the candidates in Virginia’s 7th District, the entire state and even candidates around the nation that were bought and paid for by Cantor fail to win, it is probably good for America.

Eric Cantor became a cold, calculating puppet-master. He has his fingers in anything and everything that would benefit him politically or personally.

And we don’t really know what Virginia politics really look like free of the heavy hand of Cantor.

the 7th District’s funding will take a considerable hit without Cantor’s investments. But our freedom and autonomy will benefit far more as Cantor’s dominoes, propped up by his “buy in” fall in the not too distant future.

And for those lamenting the diminished funding, remember. The love of money is the root of all evil.

Breathe Deep, 7th District. The fog of Eric Cantor’s money is beginning to lift.


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

24 Responses to “Setting Realistic Expectations on 7th District Funding – A Response to Anonymous Email”

  1. Mort Coleman says:

    I am so very happy, however our work is not done. The immigration issue is being pushed by those very same folks who took money from the chamber of commerce and the business round table. Eric redistributed a lot of money, and he still has a bunch of folks on congress who owe him and the speaker. It may be possible yet to stop this evil, but it will take lots of calls, and a few more folks getting the boot in the next few weeks and months. A sleeping giant is being awakened, and when the cobwebs clear, look out you progressive socialists.

  2. Brilliant Article Tom. You’re dead on!

  3. Smith III says:

    Local Domino Effects – Let the record show that Del. CHRIS PEACE, Del. BUDDY FOWLER, and HA BOS SEAN DAVIS just days before the June 10 election threw a huge FUND Raiser picnic for ERIC CANTOR.

    AND all 3 endorsed Cantor even after they all went on record to admit that he knew Cantor was lying.

    Possibly they were some of those purchased by Cantor?
    What does this say about their integrity?

  4. Robert Shannon says:

    Dr. Laura Ingraham said when she was in Glen Allen a few weeks back that the “donor class” needs sent packing.

    Effective communication , is simple communication. Crony Capitalist, Oligarchs, these are terms not well suited for communicating to the masses . Almost the lowest of low information voters can easily understand what is being communicated with the term “donor class”

    Developers run local government in most localities, members of the GA are beholden to their largest contributors. Anyone who spends 8-10 years in Congress leaves with substantial increases in their net worth. Tom White is correct, it all starts with the money, namely where it comes from.

    All of this can easily be communicated if a plan exists on doing so. Coordination of messages that remain focused on these themes will do more ,much more than trying to communicate a different message each week or every month. The conservative movement best exemplified here locally by the TEA Party groups have got to come to understand this , assuming they want to educate and inform the public of these specific dangers, along with the damage done by elected officials with their self serving conduct
    .
    For far too long we have been on the defensive, trying to undo the damage done “after the fact”. It is time to orchestrate and set a plan in place for a broader cohesive manner with which to communicate with the broader public. Our mistake is that we are always “singing to the choir” That must change if we are to make continued progress.

    We now know for example what happens when you elect developers, builders and real estate people to local government. Hanover this last 3 years should serve as a teaching moment that you can not elect people from these backgrounds and expect anything different than what the result has been. It was almost predictable. Here in King William we have seen first hand what happens when you have former school board members on the BOS, they are prone to give away the store in the school budget. Maybe they are building their constituency for future political campaigns, or maybe they are just too close to their former colleagues on the school board—doesn’t matter why, we know they will not serve well , at least in terms of showing fiscal restraint on school spending. Add to that the danger in electing anyone who has spent their entire working life in the public sector and you have a recipe for disaster.

    The autonomy that each of the TEA Party groups so relish, and rightfully so stands at the same time as an impediment to this issue making progress. Messaging coordination will either be addressed or measurable success will be stymied.
    Imagine for the moment each Domino’s Pizza franchise making their own TV advertising campaign . It would not make any sense, so instead Domino’s has a coordinated message that effectively sells their product. All of the franchises benefit tremendously by this collective effort. Our messaging plan ( or the lack of ) allows the type of dysfunction Tom speaks of.

    I can only imagine if a few of the TEA Party signs around Mechanicsville had the same message informing the public that Sean Davis, Buddy Fowler and Chris Peace all labored to the end to support a corrupt crony capitalist controlled by the “donor class” All 3 of these guys need to go—and what a better way to start that process than by tying them to Cantors wagon. But you have to strike while the iron is hot.
    Bob Shannon

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