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I was posting an article in the Facebook Group for Right About Now, and like what I used to do on my wall, I would write what would become a BachmannLand. I was only going for Eric Cantor, but Mr." pro-rapist, compassion isn't in the Bible, black people should be our servants " Todd Akin ran out of money. I guess Mike "Pro-Rape" Huckabee only has so much money for him. Too bad. So sad.

On to Eric Cantor.

Eric Cantor is a lamentable human being.

Yes, I looked that up in the thesaurus. When you have a party with one cretin after another, you start to run out of synonyms fast.

So, yes, Eric Cantor is a lamentable human being. From faking that his office was shot at, to holding up emergency money because "We have to balance the budget before we save New England from Hurricane Irene," to preventing America from having a recovery because he is a callous greedy little man who only cares about his corporate sponsors and not the American people. He is supposed to be my majority leader. I am not a Republican, but he represents all of us as the majority leader. Does that not make him one of our leaders? In a 2006 congressional report, his role is described as:

 

Typically, the majority leader functions as the Speaker’s chief lieutenant or “field commander” for day-to-day management of the floor. Although the majority leader’s duties are not especially well-defined, they have evolved to the point where it is possible to spotlight two fundamental and often interlocking responsibilities that orient the majority leader’s work: institutional and party. 

From an institutional perspective, the majority leader has a number of duties. Scheduling floor business is a prime responsibility of the majority leader. Although scheduling the House’s business is a collective activity of the majority party, the majority leader has a large say in shaping the chamber’s overall agenda and in determining when, whether, how, or in what order legislation is taken up.

So, Mr. Cantor, now that you understand what your job is, why the f*** haven't you done your job? You have not brought 1 jobs bill to the floor in the almost 2 years you have had this title and because of that, it is you who is personally responsible for why unemployment is up so high. 

Maybe this is why you don't understand what Labor Day is about. According to the Department of Labor it is:

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

And its history is:

 

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a "workingmen's holiday" on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

I guess I should expect this brand of ignorance from someone who doesn't know how to do his job, that he can't respect anyone else who has one.

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