The defeat of Eric Cantor this week marks a delightful turn of events for American patriots. His nemesis appears to be a libertarian college lecturer with a microscopic campaign chest. Cantor will be an ex-congressman in July because he forgot one simple lesson. The (suckers) voters will put up with almost but not quite anything. In his case the voters finally wised up to his complete subservience to the interests of others over themselves.
Cantor raised massive war chests by representing Goldman Sacks and other banksters, giant real estate interests, and The Business Roundtable. He focused most of his attention on unseating Speaker Boehner entirely out of naked ambition since he and the Speaker are conjoined twins in the realm of policy. His every vote and step reeked of calculation. He cultivated the image of the coming man, the perfect insider. He was so much the insider that his constituents, those the outsiders, dumped him.
One hopes that this is the beginning of something like a Republican great awakening. Republican voters may be wakening to the complete disconnect between the insiders who control their party and themselves. Republicans need to eject their betters and start electing a new elite before their current elite replaces them with foreigners.
I write this because if anything killed Cantor politically it was his apostasy on immigration. For decades Republicans have been electing greasy opportunists who talked the language of patriotism while pursuing interests that ran contrary to the best interests of the people who elected them. Nowhere is this more obvious than in relation to immigration, both legal and illegal. Shills like Cantor fought not for his constituents, who wanted their children to prosper in high-tech jobs, but for the likes of Zuckerberg and Gates who import cheap H1B visa drones to drive down the wages of American tech workers. Even the most gullible of his voters finally saw that Cantor was fronting for a new amnesty for millions of illegals.
A particularly nasty aspect of this is Cantor’s two-faced approach toward Israel. When it came to his Virginia Constituents, he sought to undermine their prospects and security through uncontrolled immigration, yet he was also a shill for Israel, even when Israel built a massive border fence and executed the wholesale roundup and deportation of illegal immigrant. How can Cantor justify this stance? He doesn’t mind flooding America with third world, low skill intruders, while he supports his blood relatives in the Middle East in their race based immigration policies. Why is what is good for Israel not good for his voters here in America? Apparently his constituents were asking themselves this and other questions on Election Day.
Perhaps the rank and file of the GOP is awakening to how little their party represents or even cares about them. It’s not too late for the GOP to regain its soul and become a patriotic party again.
Speaking of Cantor, as I write this, all the blood and effort and money we put into the Neoconservative project in Iraq is unraveling. Cantor and other crypto-Israelis who had the ear of President Bush talked the fool into invading a country that had not attacked us, had no nuclear program worthy of the name and, fought Al Qaeda. Iraq is another of those artificial countries full of people who detest one another. It was held together by an unpleasant piece of work who used torture and worse.
After over ten years of our intervention, the place is collapsing into rival ethnic and religious satrapies. Any fool not in thrall to AIPAC or the American Enterprise Institute could have predicted this. The Kurds have gone their own way. The Shia made an alliance with their co-religionists, and our supposed enemies, the Iranians. The Sunni’s are now separating themselves, under the banner of a volatile Al Qaeda splinter group. So in fact if not de jure,’ (sp?) Iraq has become three states
The BBC reports that the ISIS rebels are hardly fighting. They roll over the government troops in the manner of the Wehrmacht in Denmark. The troops we trained at great cost are simply abandoning their weapons and scurrying out of the way of the triumphant ISIS fighters in their little trucks. The Humvees, MRAPS, and artillery we left behind is now in the hands of people who want us all dead. ISIS is an extremely radical Islamic movement. And now they have parts of two countries from which to operate.
Let’s not forget that the geniuses who dreamt up this exercise in expensive futility are the same ones who blow hot air at us from Fox news. They have tried to start two wars in the meantime. They wanted us to go to war with the last regime in the Middle East that tolerates Christians, Syria. They also want us to go to war with Iran. They worked behind the scenes in the so-called Arab Spring, which resulted in a mixture of anarchy and victory for Al Qaeda.
I think it is now beyond argument that The Neoconservatives are themselves the greatest threat to American security.