Eric, Where Are You?

I feel disrespected.

Congressman Eric Canton, who represents me in Washington, has decided not to debate his election opponents. He has said that the debate would become a “food fight.”

Now, I disagree him on just about everything. It is only fair that you know that.

Hon. Eric Cantor, M.C.

But until now I respected him. I know his colleagues have given him considerable power, and clearly he is an intelligent public servant. 

I felt sure he respected me. But now I see that he is like so many others (Republican and Democrat) who forget for whom they work.

He has $1.2 million in campaign funds in the bank, so who needs his constituents? We don’t really count. He doesn’t have to show up at a public meeting and let us evaluate him side-by-side with his opponents (a Democrat and a Libertarian). As a matter of fact, I don’t recall him showing up much of anywhere in “our” district so we ordinary types can meet him and question him.

When was the last time he held a town meeting to take questions from his constituents? Maybe it was recent, but I did not hear about it. If anyone who reads this can correct the record, please do so. I’d like to be wrong. 

But, in the meantime, I must ask, “Eric, where are you?”

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

2 thoughts on “Eric, Where Are You?”

  1. The only meetings Eric Cantor has had here in the district were the Republican Round Up and his Advisory Council meeting. These are invite only events for Republicans only. He skipped the Tea Party Consvention to record commercials and skipped the League of Women’s voters debate to dine with Liz Cheney and get more money for an election he has prematurely claimed victory on. On a side note Floyd Bayne is not in the Libertarian Party.

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