Skip to comments.Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard
Posted on 05/11/2014 4:03:06 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican.
They also elected one of their own to lead Virginias 7th Congressional District Republican Committee, turning their back on Cantors choice for a post viewed as crucial by both tea party and establishment wings in determining control of the fractured state GOP.
Former lieutenant governor Bill Bolling, pushed out of last years governors race by a similar party schism, said he was extremely disappointed by the results of the vote, in which longtime Cantor loyalist and incumbent Linwood Cobb was unseated by tea party favorite Fred Gruber.
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Well Bill Bolling we are extremely disappointed with the GOPe and their unwillingness to stand up against the tide of socialism that is destroying our Nation. Grow a set or get the hell out of the way..............
Cry as they might, the GOP’s strong hold is definitely in jeopardy and the Tea Party is coming.
Fantastic. Let’s be sure to have a dem congressman just like we now have a dem governor.
Cantor's defeat would send shockwaves throughout the corrupt, fetid political elite establishment.
Fantastic. Lets be sure to have a dem congressman just like we now have a dem governor.
Cuccinelli came very close to winning and if it were not for the likes of turncoats like Bill Bolling and Boyd Marcus, he would have won. Why is it that the conservatives must hold their noses and vote for RINOs? Yet, the RINOs would prefer to lose rather than have a conservative elected?
My RINOdar tells me Cantor isn’t too worried. It is a no-lose situation: If he is re-elected, he remains a powerful RINO, if he is defeated, he gets his corporate job title and checks for services rendered.
“Fantastic. Lets be sure to have a dem congressman just like we now have a dem governor.”
A worthless Democrat in that seat is WAY BETTER than a Republican LEADER that is hell-bent on shoving Amnesty down our throats.
And that’s only if the Dem can win in November...in 2012 Cantor won the seat by 17 points.
Virtually no downside...all upside. If Cantor loses it will be ONLY because of Amnesty - and given that, even if Cantor still wants Amnesty before leaving office, he will have a MUCH TOUGHER time getting the needed 16 Republicans to follow him off the cliff, if he is a lame duck.
This could be likened to you burning down your own house because you don’t like the neighborhood.
To: The GOPe
From: The Tea Party
Re: Our Disagreement
We’ve just begun to fight!
Good job, Virginia...
Sure why not? Or we can have a progressive socialist with an ‘R’ by their name. Take your pick.
If worst comes to worst we can replace him in the general with a demorat who will be flicked like a flee two years hence. The 7th is an extremely conservative district.
I believe Cantor has no dem opposition in the general election. His ONLY opposition is in the primary
People like you are why conservatives lose. There is no Democrat running in the general election, so whoever wins the primary, wins the election. If we can’t get rid of Cantor now, then when?
There's no "dem" on the ballot.
Mr. Cheese Fish-Face could run as a Republican in the 7th VA and win. That's why the RINOs have been runnung the 7th for years, and why they're now being purged in battle after battle. The dems gave up here ages ago and started messing with and infiltrating the Republican party and demoralizing conservatives who didn't know what was really going on.