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By Yana Kunichoff:
Here’s a holiday recipe: take one Republican obstructionist, add a major TV network, some voiceovers, a dash of hypocrisy, marinate in amnesia, and what do you have? Eric Cantor’s end-of-the-year image makeover. Following a series of protests at his public appearances and in a bid to retain his status as the number two ranking House Republican and rewrite his reputation as a partisan ideologue, Eric Cantor brought CBS News’ 60 Minutes into his home over Thanksgiving to show a softer side of the House Majority Leader. Cantor’s image problems are not limited to political gaffe’s – like his infamous statement saying his home state would not receive disaster funding without first offsetting the budget costs. The Republican from Virginia has become the leading image of GOP obstructionism and Wall Street patronage – he has bent the limits of campaign finance rules to increase his ability to take corporate money, obstructed […]