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Dave Brat Comments on Eric Cantor’s Vote to Increase the Debt (AGAIN!)

I was all set to do a post predicting that Eric Cantor would cave in on the debt ceiling, but before I got the first line written, he caved.

This was the fastest cave so far. There was not even the hint of resistance to writing Barack Obama a blank check. And this time, Cantor voted with the Speaker, John Boehner and a handful of his fellow traitorous republicans (“little ‘r’) along with all the Democrats.

Frankly, Cantor is an embarrassment and a spineless representative.

I just got off the phone talking to Dave Brat, the Conservative option for 7th District voters fed up with the abysmal record of Cantor.

I asked Brat about this vote and he expressed outrage that Cantor gave in without a fight. And even worse, there was no commitment even start to get the budget under control.

“They knew that another vote was approaching. This was not a surprise”, Brat said. “But what I find most concerning is that Congressman Cantor does not even offer a commitment to put through a clean debt increase this time with a plan to rein in spending in the future. What I offer voters is a clear alternative to the continuing debt crisis.”

I asked Dave about Cantor’s failure to at least address the pension cuts suffered by those who have given almost everything – disabled Vets. Last December Cantor voted to take away pension money from disabled Vets and their surviving spouses. Brat said that there were a number of things that could have, and should have been negotiated. He blames Eric Cantor’s failed leadership but says given Cantor’s history, he is not surprised.

Below are Dave Brat’s official comments on this vote:

With your share of the over $17 trillion deficit already approaching $55,000, Eric Cantor and the Establishment Republicans in Congress gave Barack Obama a blank check to spend you and your children further into debt.
With no concessions or conditions, Eric Cantor, the man who is supposed to represent us and our interests, voted to suspend the debt ceiling through March 15, 2015 giving the Obama Administration and fellow liberals in Washington nothing to hold spending down for over a year.
This, my friends, is the epitome of failed leadership!
Real leadership is not easy. Ronald Reagan had to face down double digit inflation and pay a tremendous price as he dared to take our challenges head on back in the 80s. He held to tough, very difficult actions and even took the blame in the short run, but now he is known for being the President who restored faith in the economy and the American Dream.
Once again, both sides of the aisle chose to kick the can down the road and refused to take the tough action when needed.
Eric Cantor continues to rack up more and more debt at the expense of your families, and, as the Majority Leader of our Party, has proven incapable of getting any compromise from the White House. This president and his left-wing advisors have seen that Cantor is unwilling to stand up to their radical agenda.
Barack Obama knows he can count on Cantor to be a voice for amnesty, a rubber stamp for increased spending and debt, and an ally in the crusade to protect Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. If Barack Obama likes Eric Cantor just where he is, we know it is time for him to go!
I’m an economist and an expert on ethics, and I believe that the debt that we are leaving to our children and grandchildren is a moral issue. Children born in America today will have to pay off $55,000 in debt because so-called “leaders” in Congress like Eric Cantor have refused to make the tough decisions.
With that $55,000, young people could pay for college, learn a trade, make a significant down-payment for a home, start a business or have a nice nest egg for their family. Instead, they will owe a federal government that is unwilling to make sacrifices. We cannot hope to call ourselves an opportunity based society or a “shining city on a hill” if we place a crushing burden of debt on our children before they can even begin on the path to success.
I’m not a career politician, and I am not going to Washington to enrich my bank account or accumulate power. I’m running for Congress because I believe we need leadership that will make the tough choices, stand up for the next generation, and refuse to go along with the same failed policies that have gotten us into this mess.
Do you agree that it is time for a change? Are you ready for new leadership that will refuse to the failures of our politicians to haunt the dreams of our children? Donate today at if you want a congressman who will refuse to spend money we don’t have.
On YOUR Side,
Dave Brat


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.

7 Responses to “Dave Brat Comments on Eric Cantor’s Vote to Increase the Debt (AGAIN!)”

  1. Mary says:

    Don’t believe Brat?

    CHeck out Cantor’s horrible record here: Go here to see the massive debt that Cantor has piled on the back of your Children and Grandchildren. Go here to check out Cantor’s terrible record on controlling Illegal Immigration.

  2. Gene Lefty says:

    Questions for professor Brat.

    1) What does Brat want to do about our trade deficit?

    2) Does Brat believe in QE? $85B a month in “welfare” for Wall St.!

    3) How are the middle-class and poor expected to survive the massive Republican tax hikes, without increasing minimum wage? HB2313

    4) If ObamaCare ceases, do you want to see the continuation of the double digit annual increases in the cost of health care that lead us to ObamaCare? What is your plan? Define free market health care!

    5) With our current PAC and campaign finance laws, how would you as a junior Congressman be able to make a difference, or, accomplish anything in the next 10 years?

  3. Stephen Lee

    Same answer to all of Lefty Gene’s questions: FOLLOW THE U.S. CONSTITUTION!! (Not officially speaking for Brat)

  4. Gene Lefty says:

    Stephen, could you be more specific? I do not see a substantial number of lawsuits regarding the issues I questioned. Remember, part of the Constitution says that the Supreme Court defines that same Constitution.

  5. Bow says:

    Eric Cantor is a R.I.N.O. without a horn and is just a smaller cloned version of the eunuch John Boehner.

    The tragedy is, Eric Cantor will once again be the GOP candidate and maintain his seat, unless the democrats really want to defeat him. I seriously doubt the democrats will go all out to defeat Cantor, why would they, he is as much a democrat as most of the democrats now serving in congress.

    The Democrats will run away with the 2014 midterm and the 2016 elections as well. The Republican party is no longer a viable political party and will never become a major threat to the Democrats.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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