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(Washington Post)   Good news for those of you who've been concerned that Eric Cantor might fall into a life of destitution since losing his election: He just got hired by a Wall Street Investment firm and is coming back to DC as its Vice Chairman. Yay, little guy   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, Wall Street, funds, David Brat, House Majority Leader, Republican Primary, Center for Responsive Politics  
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2014-09-02 08:32:00 AM  
Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.

Either that or he's just discovering now that well-connected people use their government work to land high-paying jobs, with they use to land more powerful government work, which they use to land even more high-paying jobs, which...

Clearly we need new commonsense rules for high-ranking officials to ignore.
 
2014-09-02 08:38:39 AM  

Gulper Eel: Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.


Which of them quit their jobs as elected officials after losing a primary?
 
2014-09-02 08:51:36 AM  
Wow, his willingness to go to work for some massive Wall Street firm almost makes it seem like he never really cared about any of the Tea Party principles that he advocated so strongly in support of while in office. It's almost, in fact, like he was just using the Tea Party itself as a convenient pack of idiots. But no, that couldn't be.
 
2014-09-02 09:59:54 AM  
I didn't think I'd need my smelling salts this early in the day.
 
2014-09-02 10:02:06 AM  
I really dislike assholes in suits that beeg their way to the top.
 
2014-09-02 10:13:51 AM  
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2014-09-02 10:52:56 AM  
Hmm... long-time Washington insider lands cush job on Wall Street. Stop the presses. Next you'll tell me the SEC, Fed Reserve and Treasury top positions are all filled with guys from Wall Street, too.
 
2014-09-02 10:55:35 AM  

Gulper Eel: Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.

Either that or he's just discovering now that well-connected people use their government work to land high-paying jobs, with they use to land more powerful government work, which they use to land even more high-paying jobs, which...

Clearly we need new commonsense rules for high-ranking officials to ignore.


I seem to have missed the outrage. All I saw was wry amusement. Could you perhaps point out for me where anyone is outraged?
 
2014-09-02 10:58:04 AM  
So, he cut out the middleman and carried the bribings on to himself. Just like Jim DeMint, who's also associated with the Tea-per Tantrum that the Koch brothers have been throwing since ought-nine. Remind me, again, how was this "grass roots?"
 
2014-09-02 10:58:11 AM  
No wonder the libs were so inconsolable after Canton lost.
 
2014-09-02 10:58:52 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: No wonder the libs were so inconsolable after Canton lost.


#conservativeexceptionalism
 
2014-09-02 10:59:45 AM  

Gulper Eel: Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.

Either that or he's just discovering now that well-connected people use their government work to land high-paying jobs, with they use to land more powerful government work, which they use to land even more high-paying jobs, which...

Clearly we need new commonsense rules for high-ranking officials to ignore.


All those people have Ds after their names, though, so the FarkDemocratsTM won't give a shiat about corruption in their own party.
 
2014-09-02 11:01:52 AM  

Nabb1: Hmm... long-time Washington insider lands cush job on Wall Street. Stop the presses. Next you'll tell me the SEC, Fed Reserve and Treasury top positions are all filled with guys from Wall Street, too.


Why do you hate successful people?  Are you jealous??
 
2014-09-02 11:03:36 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: No wonder the libs were so inconsolable after Canton lost.


Sure, but I like our chances against Little River and Inman.

/you don't understand this joke
 
2014-09-02 11:06:01 AM  

EyeballKid: Noam Chimpsky: No wonder the libs were so inconsolable after Canton lost.

#conservativeexceptionalism


Totally Google's fault. May they rot in hell.
 
2014-09-02 11:08:30 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: Nabb1: Hmm... long-time Washington insider lands cush job on Wall Street. Stop the presses. Next you'll tell me the SEC, Fed Reserve and Treasury top positions are all filled with guys from Wall Street, too.

Why do you hate successful people?  Are you jealous??


Hey, that's probably good work if you can get it, as far as I am concerned.
 
2014-09-02 11:09:07 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: EyeballKid: Noam Chimpsky: No wonder the libs were so inconsolable after Canton lost.

#conservativeexceptionalism

Totally Google's fault. May they rot in hell.


Something something personal responsibility.
 
2014-09-02 11:10:04 AM  

Hydra: Gulper Eel: Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.

Either that or he's just discovering now that well-connected people use their government work to land high-paying jobs, with they use to land more powerful government work, which they use to land even more high-paying jobs, which...

Clearly we need new commonsense rules for high-ranking officials to ignore.

All those people have Ds after their names, though, so the FarkDemocratsTM won't give a shiat about corruption in their own party.


Not true.

Speaking only for myself, one of my greatest disappointments with the party I always vote for is how 'mobbed up' they are with Goldman Sachs people, and how people like Larry Summers are the first ones they think of hiring.

But the alternative is voting for nutjob would-be theocrats whose dogmatic concept of how economies work goes unexamined and who have truly disastrous foreign policy ideas, so what can ya do? I'll be volunteering for the lesser of two evil's GOTV efforts because the greater of two evils is that bad.
 
2014-09-02 11:11:30 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Wow, his willingness to go to work for some massive Wall Street firm almost makes it seem like he never really cared about any of the Tea Party principles that he advocated so strongly in support of while in office. It's almost, in fact, like he was just using the Tea Party itself as a convenient pack of idiots. But no, that couldn't be.


That's a very cynical outlook considering what a natural financial genius the man appears to be.  There is literally no other reason that a Wall Street firm would hire him.  It certainly has nothing to do with his deep connections in Congress.
 
2014-09-02 11:11:49 AM  

Gulper Eel: Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.

Either that or he's just discovering now that well-connected people use their government work to land high-paying jobs, with they use to land more powerful government work, which they use to land even more high-paying jobs, which...

Clearly we need new commonsense rules for high-ranking officials to ignore.


Maybe subby was equally outraged. I think you'd find most Americans are dismayed with the connections Wall Street has to our government, on both sides of the aisle. Myself included. Throw in all the current and former presidents since Carter while you're at it.

Get over your poutrage. Everyone knows we are being screwed by the wealthy and the wealthy control the politicians.
 
2014-09-02 11:13:09 AM  

Hydra: All those people have Ds after their names, though, so the FarkDemocratsTM won't give a shiat about corruption in their own party.


Go back to GI Joe cartoons where your two-dimensional ideologies actually apply.
 
2014-09-02 11:13:47 AM  

phaseolus: Speaking only for myself, one of my greatest disappointments with the party I always vote for is how 'mobbed up' they are with Goldman Sachs people, and how people like Larry Summers are the first ones they think of hiring.

But the alternative is voting for nutjob would-be theocrats whose dogmatic concept of how economies work goes unexamined and who have truly disastrous foreign policy ideas, so what can ya do? I'll be volunteering for the lesser of two evil's GOTV efforts because the greater of two evils is that bad.


It's funny how one could think corruption is slanted more toward one party than another.  It's the insanity of one of the parties that bothers me most.
 
2014-09-02 11:18:48 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: It's funny how one could think corruption is slanted more toward one party than another.


When one party takes sole ownership of  stances along the lines of "government regulation is stupid 'cuz stuff happens any way" and "paying a senator to help your company out is just free speech and American democracy," I'd say that party has set itself up for more corruption. But, that's me reading into things and inferring and paying attention and stuff.
 
2014-09-02 11:42:58 AM  

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I love that animation.
 
2014-09-02 12:14:55 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Nabb1: Hmm... long-time Washington insider lands cush job on Wall Street. Stop the presses. Next you'll tell me the SEC, Fed Reserve and Treasury top positions are all filled with guys from Wall Street, too.

Why do you hate successful people?  Are you jealous??


Not really, wouldn't want to run around saying unbelievable crappola just to keep working.  Must to soul-sucking.
 
2014-09-02 12:17:55 PM  

EyeballKid: Marcus Aurelius: It's funny how one could think corruption is slanted more toward one party than another.

When one party takes sole ownership of  stances along the lines of "government regulation is stupid 'cuz stuff happens any way" and "paying a senator to help your company out is just free speech and American democracy," I'd say that party has set itself up for more corruption. But, that's me reading into things and inferring and paying attention and stuff.


No, no.  Both parties are exactly the same.  There is no difference.  I was told this by some really smart Republicans.  They told me that's how they sleep at night.
 
2014-09-02 12:27:06 PM  
He'd be stupid not to cash in.
 
2014-09-02 12:34:21 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: He'd be stupid not to cash in.


I don't fault him for that. Who would turn it down? Not me. I fault all the stupid and dirt-poor Republican die-hards that put him in office and believe to this day he stands for saving the Real Americans from socialism.
 
2014-09-02 12:42:56 PM  

Nabb1: Lionel Mandrake: Nabb1: Hmm... long-time Washington insider lands cush job on Wall Street. Stop the presses. Next you'll tell me the SEC, Fed Reserve and Treasury top positions are all filled with guys from Wall Street, too.

Why do you hate successful people?  Are you jealous??

Hey, that's probably good work if you can get it, as far as I am concerned.


Well, close ties between DC and Wall Street are good for a few, I suppose...overall?  Not so much

The military-industrial complex is also very good...for a few
 
2014-09-02 01:58:41 PM  

Hydra: the FarkDemocratsTM


So sad. You didn't even try to make a catchy phrase.
 
2014-09-02 02:58:03 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Nabb1: Lionel Mandrake: Nabb1: Hmm... long-time Washington insider lands cush job on Wall Street. Stop the presses. Next you'll tell me the SEC, Fed Reserve and Treasury top positions are all filled with guys from Wall Street, too.

Why do you hate successful people?  Are you jealous??

Hey, that's probably good work if you can get it, as far as I am concerned.

Well, close ties between DC and Wall Street are good for a few, I suppose...overall?  Not so much

The military-industrial complex is also very good...for a few


I agree. Please do not interpret my dry sarcasm to be anything other than cynicism. It's certainly not approval. But the whole system is much more problematic that this one instance. Cantor going to Wall Street is just a symptom, not the disease itself.
 
2014-09-02 03:07:22 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: The military-industrial complex is also very good...for a few


There are many words that would fit nicely where Ike put "military".

Prison.
Police.
Bank.
Education.
Medical.

Anything with a sufficiently huge budget line works, really.
 
2014-09-02 03:51:40 PM  

kronicfeld: Gulper Eel: Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.

Which of them quit their jobs as elected officials after losing a primary?


So it's not corruption to excess when we do it?
 
2014-09-02 03:57:07 PM  
i can't fault him for turning it down. hell, i'd take it. just because he's an insufferable prick, it doesn't mean he's wrong in this instance.
 
2014-09-02 04:50:12 PM  

Hydra: Gulper Eel: Subbywas equally outraged when Jon Corzine and Tim Geithner and Chris Dodd and Leon Panetta and Rahm Emanuel and Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer and Dick Gephardt did it.

Either that or he's just discovering now that well-connected people use their government work to land high-paying jobs, with they use to land more powerful government work, which they use to land even more high-paying jobs, which...

Clearly we need new commonsense rules for high-ranking officials to ignore.

All those people have Ds after their names, though, so the FarkDemocratsTM won't give a shiat about corruption in their own party.


Sure, go ahead and explain to we poor benighted Libs how accepting a job as a talking head post-political career is "corruption", since that's what about half of the named miscreants did.

Then explain why such a change in careers is perfectly acceptable, so long as one is hired by Fox.
 
2014-09-02 07:01:33 PM  
At $1M / yr salary.......
 
2014-09-02 09:45:11 PM  
Oh dear, oh dear . . . another day of grinding poverty and tragic dep-RI-vation....
 
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