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Cantor battling Tea Party-backed challenger, 'amnesty' accusations in primary
Fox News ^ | June 10 2014 | Fox News

Posted on 06/10/2014 1:02:26 PM PDT by PoloSec

Now it’s House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s turn to try and fend off a Tea Party-backed challenger.

The Virginia Republican congressman is facing an aggressive Republican primary opponent in Tuesday's election who has latched onto the increasingly hot-button issue of immigration to batter the incumbent GOP leader.

Dave Brat, an unheralded economics professor and novice politician, is accusing the seven-term Virginia congressman of supporting immigration legislation that would give “amnesty” to millions of people living illegally in the United States. And he has more recently argued that Cantor’s support for legal status for children who have illegally entered the country has fueled the problem of children from Central America pouring across the southern border, creating a humanitarian crisis.

"Once you announced that kids are welcome, they're going to head in," Brat told Breitbart News on Sunday.

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1 posted on 06/10/2014 1:02:26 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Hope he beats Cantor. Cantor has become a RINO.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 1:05:04 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: PoloSec

Anyone else notice how the lesser evil crows vanishes on the days these things comes to light and then return with the same old ‘vote RINO no matter what crap after the initial anger dies down?


3 posted on 06/10/2014 1:11:44 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: PoloSec
More politics as usual.

You know what's up for grabs in the 2014 elections? How about our free constitutional republic? How about the Constitution itself? Obama is unflinchingly violating and ignoring and trying to usurp the authority fo the Constitution as the Law of the Land and the guardian of our God-given freedoms.

The Tea Party & the Right better get on board against our common enemy, not immigrants, but the $4 trillion government and the one at the helm steering us straight into a fatal, Constitution-destroying Marxist iceberg.

The Right needs to elect those who are ready, willing, and able to to take down big government and Obama's silent but deadly coup-d'etat.

4 posted on 06/10/2014 1:14:30 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Norm Lenhart

Norm....it takes time to distribute those talking points! We can’t expect the cringe, cower, and capitulate crowd to be ready to obfuscate at a moments notice.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 1:17:45 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: PoloSec
Listen to Eric Cantor

Look at Cantor campaign ad:


6 posted on 06/10/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: PoloSec

7 posted on 06/10/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: RKBA Democrat

They used to when the PDS wars were in full swing. It was mere seconds between her name mentioned and Pissant’s spiritual brethren spamming every thread with leftist approved talking points.

I just find it ‘odd’ that the once large and screaming ‘lesser evil’ crowd is now reduced to a handful of annoying and scarce, but still dangerously effective collection of leftist spin doctors.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 1:22:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
How's eight years of Obama working out for ya?
9 posted on 06/10/2014 1:37:31 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

Pretty bad thanks to no opposition from the opposition party that some people willingly brought on us. Why do you ask?


10 posted on 06/10/2014 1:39:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: oldbrowser

You know it’s funny. Here we are on a thread about a RINO lesser evil openly siding with obama and you are defending RINOs who side with Obama over conservatives. And trying to excuse the people that made it possible in the first place.

Why are you on a conservative website?


11 posted on 06/10/2014 1:43:25 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Travis McGee

All four of those are as so useless to the Constitution of the United States.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 1:45:49 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: oldbrowser

Don’t need an 0bama when you have traitorous scum like cantor and others on the R side willing to do his work...


13 posted on 06/10/2014 1:47:55 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

GOPe butt boys is what they are...


14 posted on 06/10/2014 1:49:28 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian
Don’t need an 0bama when you have traitorous scum like cantor and others on the R side willing to do his work...

I am no supporter of Cantor. He is part of the Washington establishment, and part of the problem.

They don't understand that we are not trying to make Washington work better, we need to have Washington stick to their constitutionally assigned duties and nothing else.

15 posted on 06/10/2014 1:54:34 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Against Obama, I would have voted for just about anyone. My conscious is clear, though my pain for our nation is great.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 1:54:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: SZonian

Yup. Here’s a few headlines from today that are the sole and direct result of the oh so lobed ‘lesser evils doing NOTHING to stop, and in fact HELP Obama...

White House trying to intimidate soldiers, officers, Pentagon officials into silence on Bergdahl

Border agents warn of ‘chicken pox, MRSA staph’ from illegal child crossings

Putin on notice: Two U.S. stealth bombers head to Europe for first time amid tension

Arms Windfall for Insurgents as Iraq City Falls (Mosul)

“This Is A Trend”: Increasingly More Russian Companies Set To Drop Dollar, Switch To Chinese Yuan

NSA: We can’t stop deleting evidence

Thats only H A L F of the front [age of FR right now. One single snapshot in time of what lesser evil GOP bullshit has resulted in. And we still have abject morons that demand MORE of it.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 1:55:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

This is now. What will you do going forward?


18 posted on 06/10/2014 1:56:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Oh the operatives are still here. They’ve just changed tactics. I think a significant number are found in the “despondency” crowd.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 1:58:09 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: RKBA Democrat

Well its a good place for them since they brought that despondency on us all.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 1:59:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I have come to the conclusion that it is collusion with the “enemy” (RAT party) on the part of the GOPe...nothing more, nothing less. They are complicit in all of this based on their INACTION in upholding the Constitution and our laws.

Cowardice doesn’t really explain it since that wouldn’t affect the entire Congress (I hope).

IMO, anyone who supports or endorses any GOPe for any reason, even the most inane reason of “lesser evil”, is not a Conservative...


21 posted on 06/10/2014 2:05:34 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

I completely agree. they are provably not conservative when they try to empower RINOs over actual conservatives.

There are no excuses.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 2:07:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Well, they’re certainly complicit. The thing to remember though is that deceivers usually use half truths. Despondency for example. I would be the first to agree that our electoral system is a sham, it locks out conservatives, and in most cases it’s not worth participating in. However, the despondency tricksters take that down the road of...so you should give up, crawl under a rock, and die. I would argue almost the exact opposite.

Once you’ve had a door slammed shut in your face, that gives you the opportunity to look at other doors you might have missed in your zeal. I’m obviously a big proponent of the conservative enclave strategy. There are some other strategies that aren’t so bad. So elections are a sham. So what? That doesn’t excuse us from trying something else.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 3:00:01 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: RKBA Democrat

+I am utterly convinced that we are headed for a collapse. MAYBE a balkanization at best. But I also believe in fighting for what I believe in to TRY preventing that outcome first.

I want to know what the hell happened to Freepdom in such a short time. I was here at the beginning. A 98er. I remember when EVERYONE here believed in conservatism. Now?

All one need do is see how far astray the political Right has gone when you have so called conservatives not only fighting to back RINOs at all, but ATTACKING conservatives that refuse to follow them into liberalism.

It aint just here by any means but FR is the furthest right of the right. And if we collectively are going squish, then we are infiltrated and headed for said collapse. Because there is no one beyond us willing to take the political steps needed...electing conservatives/purging RINOs...to stop it.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 3:07:54 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ZULU
Cantor has become a RINO.

Cantor was always a RINO, we just hadn't noticed until he became part of the majority.

26 posted on 06/10/2014 3:28:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: PapaNew
The Tea Party & the Right better get on board against our common enemy, not immigrants,

So you think 30 or 40 million illegals, who would never vote for a constitutionalist is not a problem?

27 posted on 06/10/2014 3:34:13 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Those idiots are basically useful idiots to the left.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 3:34:21 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Norm Lenhart

Balkanization and collapse are not mutually exclusive concepts. To wit, the Balkans. Personally I see both coming eventually. Whether I like it or not. The question is the sequence and where you should position yourself to be.

I think that the difference between when I started posting and now is a lot of folks who are obvious operatives are running amok. I also find it a less tolerant place for certain flavors of conservative. Libertarians in particular. I think that’s a mistake, especially for those on the more socially conservative side of libertarianism which FR tends to attract. This is not a friendly place for them, in spite of the fact that they agree with the more classic conservatives on virtually everything.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 3:38:04 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Norm Lenhart
A 98er. I remember when EVERYONE here believed in conservatism. Now?

Shucks, I remember when everyone here thought GW was a conservative.

30 posted on 06/10/2014 3:41:45 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot
There's arguments all over about amnesty and illegals and how to deal with them.

There's NO arguement about the threat and danger the $4 trillion government and the Obamocrats are to our free constitutional republic.

The Right can fracture on amnesty but they would be stupid to do so. It's exactly what the Left wants. One thing the Left does NOT want, is for the Right to finally get smart and focus on what the Right can unequivocally unite for:

1) taking down Obama in his attempts to utterly take down the Constitution against his oath and contrary to his right to continue in office

2) cutting government by at least 80% (=$800 billion, still too big but it' a start) and taxes and

3) unleashing the wealth-producing power of the free market economy which is driven by VOLUNTARY cooperation.

31 posted on 06/10/2014 3:46:56 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

All very good points but you can’t win a single unemployed, Low Information Voter with them, you can however, get them to figure out that an illegal probably has their job.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 3:55:32 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot
Yup, there lots of problems and issues. But the Right has limited time and resources and has to decide where to focus most of them. If the Right focuses on something less than the Godzilla fire-breathing government stomping down the street, then what it's all said and done, whatever else they were distracted with won't matter.

It really is like rearranging the chairs on the deck of the Titanic. You may lose some chairs and some voters, but it's time to quit pussy-footing around with this freaking problem that imminently threatens to destroy our free way of life. NOW is the time.

33 posted on 06/10/2014 4:07:54 PM PDT by PapaNew
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