Remember When Eric Cantor Honored America's Unsung Managerial Class on Labor Day?
Original alt-text: 'I eat poop.' No need to update.
For Your Labor Day, Wonkette proudly brings you this classic post by Jim Newell from 9/4/2012. Enjoy. -- Dok Zoom
The Republican party loves Labor Day so much that it's gone and created a whole new special double version of it, on the same day. This one, however, celebrates the historical enemy of organized labor, the Noble Small Businessman. Everyone, quick, whip your cat'o nine tails at the nearest laborers to honor the owners of capital. "Today," Richmond plantation master Rep. Eric Cantor wrote on the Twitter yesterday, "we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success." So yeah, he got Labor Day exactly wrong, but he knows that, and that's why he's generally considered an unlikable person.
Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.— Eric Cantor (@GOPLeader) September 3, 2012
Let's make several other Conservative Opposite Holidays!
- Thanksgiving: Murder Bomb Day.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Woolworth's Lunch Counter Appreciation Day.
- Christmas: Stop the War on Christmas Day.
Actually "Murder Bomb Day" would pretty much cover them all.
2016 addendum: Sure, everyone posted this in the comments all weekend. But there's no better, more inspirational pro-labor message than this classic AFSCME ad parody:
[Eric Cantor on Twitter]