Note: the following comes via the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:
Eric Cantor does it again:
The No. 2 Republican in the House on Thursday compared President Barack Obama’s plans for the auto industry to the policies of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying the White House has stripped credit holders of rights and given them to Democratic allies.
[…] “It’s almost like looking at Putin’s Russia ,” added Cantor, the GOP’s House whip. “You want to reward your political friends at the expense of the certainty of law?”
DCCC Chair Van Hollen’s response below and at http://dccc.org/blog/archives/republican_whip_eric_cantor_compares_obama_to_putin/
Van Hollen’s Statement on Republican Whip Eric Cantor Comparing President Obama’s Economic Recovery Plans to “Putin’s Russia ”
DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement on House Republican Whip Eric Cantor comparing the work President Obama is doing to turn the economy around to “Putin’s Russia .”
“When Republicans have no ideas and no leadership, they resort to personal attacks and bank on failure. It’s no wonder that recent polling shows that one-third of Republicans hold an unfavorable view of their own party. Republicans should stop the name-calling, roll up their sleeves, and start working with the President and Congressional Democrats to turn the economy around.”