Madeleine Stowe on why she's campaigning against Eric Cantor

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    Jul 15, 2012 4:00 AM GMT

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    Actress Madeleine Stowe joined The Ed Show Friday to advocate for women’s rights in Virginia—and to throw her support behind Wayne Powell, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Eric Cantor.

    The actress, currently the star of ABC’s Hamptons-based drama Revenge, is a keynote speaker at a Women's Strike Force PAC event in Virginia this weekend.

    Stowe, whose husband hails from Virginia, talked about the huge public outcry following Gov. Bob McDonnell’s intention to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds for informed consent for abortions. She pointed out that Virginia has only temporarily shelved a personhood bill. The bill, HB1, defines life as starting at conception, which could make it illegal for women to obtain contraception.

    Powell, a relative unknown, has been garnering more support lately. Ed Schultz described Powell as "veteran, pro-choice, and for social and economic justice." On Thursday, Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, the fiery Democratic strategist, joined The Rachel Maddow Show and called Cantor a "bought and paid for crook."

    Stowe sounded a similar theme. “Eric Cantor shorted US treasury bonds for his own financial gain,”she argued. “Cantor is in the hands of Wall Street. His interests are in Wall Street and major corporations. He is extremely vulnerable.”


    I feel like the Republicans are on their last leg. They know times are changing so they're pushing the most radical shit possible while they still have power. But in doing so they're pissing off... everyone.

    Wanting guns in elementary schools, to kill/arrest abortion doctors, to ban contraception, wanting to ban gay marriage at the federal level, trying to cut financial aid because it's supposedly akin to socialist ideals, not wanting people to have health care, etc.

    But they'd get mad if I went into their homes and kicked them in the face.
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    Jul 15, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    I am from Virginia myself and I'd love to see Cantor be sent home. He's a corporate shill and an opportunistic pain in the ass, right down the line of Lieberman (except that lieberman at least helped we gays)

    In addition to what the actress said, Cantor's opportunistic bent even got the attention of the Media over his going behind Obama's back on foreign policy, telling Netanyahu that "CONGRESS HAS YOUR BACK" >>> as if it was needed against Obama's foreign policy of requesting Israel to stop the settlement building, take their border to the 67 lines with agreed upon swaps.

    Here's an article worth reading from a google search (Cantors Promise to Netanyahu)
    TPM Cafe: Cantor Recants on Netanyahu Pledge - Democratic ... › Discuss
    15 posts - 12 authors - Nov 16, 2010
    It is Cantor's statement of loyalty to Netanyahu that is the shocker. Specifically, it is his promise that he would ensure that Republicans in the ...

    Historically Cantor's actions on this are about as far out of the usually accepted protocal as a junior congressman can get.

    HE NEEDS TO GO !!!