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Cantorís Big Business Agenda Sparks Primary Challenge
talkradionews.com ^ | 2/6/14

Posted on 02/07/2014 11:53:56 AM PST by cotton1706

Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary — and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration.

Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary — and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration.

“Cantor is following the agenda of the Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce — pursuing policies that are good for big business, but come at the exclusion of the American people,” said Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College.

Brat’s upstart bid against the second highest-ranking House Republican may seem quixotic. But it’s part of a growing national movement to oust GOP leaders who fail conservative litmus tests.

Cantor, in Brat’s view, is flunking badly on border security. Indeed, the congressman even applauded President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address outlining a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

On Friday, Cantor said on the House floor that “immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country.”

Brat is having none of it. He calls the imminent GOP cave-in on immigration an exercise in “crony capitalism.”

“It’s incredibly unpopular. It lowers wages, adds to unemployment, and the taxpayer pays the tab for any benefits to folks coming in,” Brat told Watchdog.org in an interview.

“This is not equal treatment under the law. People who are waiting in line (to immigrate) are fuming.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; cronycapitalism; elections; ericcantor

1 posted on 02/07/2014 11:53:56 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

He may or may not turn out to be as good or bad as Cantor. But, I’ve had it with Republicans who take their positions for granted and start trying to ‘cut deals’ behind the backs of their supporters and the people they are supposedly ‘Leaders’ of!!!!


2 posted on 02/07/2014 12:12:17 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

Cantor is totally worthless. And it’s not like he’s some kind of powerhouse that worked his way up the ranks. He’s been in Congress only since 2001, and was pulled up the ladder by Roy Blunt, then majority whip and now worthless republican senator.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 12:15:23 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

One look at cantor and the used car salesmen don’t want to be seen anywhere near him, he lowers their image to the public.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 12:32:06 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: cotton1706

Looks like the weasel has a challenger. Good.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 12:45:30 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: cotton1706

Cantor is a walking hairdo, who sucks wind through his teeth and blows as a representative.

He has become an anethma to the party and a complete ass


6 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: cotton1706

7 posted on 02/07/2014 1:16:54 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: cotton1706

We need a BRAT in the House...:)


8 posted on 02/09/2014 4:59:14 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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