From obstructing a jobs bill to put Americans back to work in 2011, to derailing gun control measures any time they reached my desk, I feel blessed to have had such an incredible run of preventing productive policies, and even a few pieces of landmark legislation, from ever passing… Of course, I’m disappointed because I thought I had many more years of impeding accomplishments ahead of me, and I’ll be the first to admit that I never quite managed to stall environmental policies as much as I would have liked. But at the end of the day, I’m very proud of how I helped Congress accomplish so little during my time in office.
—Satire of Eric Cantor
Resigning House Leader Cantor Reflects On All The Accomplishments He Thwarted
Although satire, this is very close to the rhetoric of the Republican Party. Remember when John Boehner said, “We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal”? Of course, they didn’t succeed at that either, but you get the idea. What The Onion wrote was funny, but I doubt if Eric Cantor would disagree with it.