From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, has pulled the plug on a national organization that was launched with much fanfare a year ago.
John Murray, a spokesman for Cantor, confirmed a report from the Washington newspaper Roll Call that Cantor’s National Council for a New America is “in a suspended state.”
He blamed the demise of the council on “relentless” attacks from Democrats. The organization also was the target of an ethics complaint, filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, claiming Cantor’s office had violated House rules regarding funding for political organizations.
The council held just one townhall meeting. Cantor and two Republican former governors, Jeb Bush of Florida and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, attended that session, May 2, 2009, at an Arlington County pizza parlor.
Cantor is the Republican whip, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives. Murray said Cantor would concentrate his whip efforts on a “Commitment to America” project set up by the chief deputy minority whip, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. That project is soliciting opinions outside the Beltway to help form a legislative agenda, he said.
We remember the pizza party that Little Eric threw with his buddies, Jebby and Mittsie, don’t we, kids? What fun that was!
Just look at the brain power they had at the National Council for a New America (from wiki):
The council consists of a “National Panel of Experts”. Members of the panel are:
The panel will report to Republican congressional leaders, including:
Gee, with experts like Princess Sarah and Captain Underpants (the non-maverick), I can’t imagine how they could have failed. And Mittsie! That’s the guy who swooped in to rescue Bob Bennett in Utah. How’d that work out? So, keep renaming your stupid little brain trusts, Rethugs, and enjoy your tea.
Tip of the hat to ontheleftcoast at the Big Orange for suggesting Little Eric and this movie a while back.