Skip to comments.Cantor's steakhouse tabs equal Brat's whole campaign expenditures
Posted on 06/11/2014 7:24:10 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
Sizzle vs. steak: David Brats stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is turning out to be a lesson in how far money goes or doesnt. The New York Times and others report Cantors campaign spent about $168,637 at steakhouses since the beginning of last year. That is compared to the $200,000 Brat spent on his entire campaign.
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The Rats are trying to spin his loss because he wasn’t liberal enough on amnesty.
A commentator made an interesting error in trying to disassociate the Tea Party from Brat, on the grounds that the Tea Party had only given him limited funds.
This means that, in their mind, money is the only thing that wins elections. Among hierarchical organizations, perhaps that is a fact, but the Tea Party is not a hierarchical organization.
And this is a critical thing. Hierarchical organizations only know their own way of doing things, and they neither understand, nor can interact with non-hierarchical organizations. They often don’t grasp that such organizations are *possible*.
Which is why non-hierarchical organizations can often run circles around hierarchical organizations.
What’s his favorite steak? How does he like it?
Frozen T-Bone? slapped upside his head .. repeatedly ‘til tender? served with a fine whine. ;-}
110K at Bobby Van’s in a year
Politics and Personality Threatened Cantor, A Profligate Campaign Doomed Him
Posted on June 10, 2014
Cantors 2014 filings arent fully updated in an easily perused format. But looking just at 2013 reveals some dubious financial management. His campaign spent $1,500 at Dunkin Donuts. $3,000 at DC-area pizza chain Pizza Boli. $10,000 with a North Carolina vendor on gifts. $13,000 at Corner Bakery. $20,000 at the Marriot Marquis in New York City. $110,000 at DC steakhouse Bobby Vans. Over $200,000 on finance consulting with a firm called Red River Co. But not a penny was spent on voter contact.
In 2013 Cantor spent roughly twice as much at Bobby Vans as he did on polling.
I wonder if Eric will have another steak dinner or will it be crow after his loss?
Maybe he’s headed there today. -}
a little pricy for me.
Is anybody surprised that the GOP-e and MSM use the same inflated numbers?
I'll say! $52 for a ribeye. $18 more if you want mashed potatoes and green beans to go with it. Good Grief!
Pretty cheap. Last time I was at LG’s in Palm Springs, I paid over $200 for the 22oz Porterhouse with all the fixins. Of course I was courting my now ex-wife but what a meal. I have fonder memories of that steak than of the woman who I was married to for 9 years!
I hope it was good tastin’ steak.......
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