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Cantor's Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates
ny times ^ | 6-10-14 | n/a

Posted on 06/10/2014 10:08:07 PM PDT by FlJoePa

WASHINGTON — The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama, was torn apart Tuesday by the defeat of its most influential conservative voice, Representative Eric Cantor, the House majority leader. His demise will reverberate all the way to the speaker’s chair, pull the top echelons of the House even further to the right and most likely doom any ambitious legislation, possibly through the next presidential election.

Conservatives who have helped fuel some of the most contentious showdowns over the last three years on issues such as immigration and raising the federal debt ceiling are likely be emboldened by Mr. Cantor’s shocking loss as they seek to replace him with someone even more closely aligned with their views.

Further, House Republicans began to immediately plot a new leadership structure that before Tuesday night had hinged merely on whether Speaker John A. Boehner would seek to keep his post next year.

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.nytimes.com ...


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Good read
1 posted on 06/10/2014 10:08:08 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

It’s about time! The DemocRAT party is nothing but a bunch of ultra extremists and the jackasses in the “media” keep preaching that the GOP needs to be “moderates”. No wonder Americans are getting their asses kicked!


2 posted on 06/10/2014 10:11:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FlJoePa

The left keep the meme going that anyone opposed to immigration reform is a right wing extremist.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 10:11:33 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: FlJoePa

Well, we know Peter King is unhappy.

So a great night for sane people!


4 posted on 06/10/2014 10:13:36 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: FlJoePa

I’ll have to read it later. One good thing is, I hope, that some of the doom-and-gloom conservatives who believed all is lost and we might as well give the country to Putin may realize we’d be better off to take our country back. Amnesty is an important issue. Open borders guarantee low wages for big business, a permanent under class for the Democrats; permanent power for the Democrats; and a lost country for Americans who want only legal immigration.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 10:13:56 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: FlJoePa
The newspaper that bills itself “as everything fit to print’—aka “everythng that fits,” is a good read? Not on my time.
6 posted on 06/10/2014 10:15:01 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: FlJoePa
So-called “moderates” can shove it.

If you're not vociferously anti-Barry 24/7, you may as well be with him.

7 posted on 06/10/2014 10:17:03 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: FlJoePa
Cantor's Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates commies.
8 posted on 06/10/2014 10:19:59 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: FlJoePa

There’s sure a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth amongst the progressive crowd tonight.

There will be NIGHTMARES in those environs when sleep finally settles in.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 10:22:51 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: FlJoePa

“The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama . . . “

I don’t read the NYT very often, and this hilariously outlandish opening gambit reminds me why.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 10:24:20 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: elhombrelibre

It’s better to try and fail, then not to try at all.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 10:24:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dagogo redux

Well, it does tend to be outrageous at times doesn’t it dagogo?? :-)


12 posted on 06/10/2014 10:25:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: dagogo redux

Yeah, as solid as nitrogen at room temperature.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 10:26:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: FlJoePa

Repeal and Replace RINOs.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 10:27:01 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: re_nortex
re_nortex:" Cantor's Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates/ commies."

When outspent 50-to-1 , and the under dog wins , you gotta wonder !
No wonderment here,.. the constituency is pissed about your postion on amnesty!!
Maybe he should have moved some of the illegal alien yutes to Virginia - that would show them what to expect !!

15 posted on 06/10/2014 10:27:12 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Rennes Templar

To these people a right wing extremist is FDR.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 10:27:54 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: re_nortex

“Cantor’s Loss a Bad Omen for commies.
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That is right. There can be no moderation when dealing with Marxist/Leninist ideology. Crush it before they turn the USA into the USSA.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 10:27:57 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: FlJoePa

“moderates” = any Republican willing to sell out (NY Times definition)


18 posted on 06/10/2014 10:34:17 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: House Atreides

I was curious what the Dummies are saying about the Cantor loss...and found most are happy Cantor lost, only because he was in a leadership position and got slapped down.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 10:35:39 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid has killed more good bills passed by House than all my fingers and toes.)
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To: FlJoePa
Liberal take on Virginia primary:

Cantor loses: bad for Republicans

Cantor wins: bad for Republicans

20 posted on 06/10/2014 10:52:19 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: FlJoePa

Sorry. There is no way I can stomach reading the New Yeccch Slimes. Can’t do it. I get the gist, but like all Slimes articles, it will wind up with the ever childish “TEA Party = Crazies.”


21 posted on 06/10/2014 10:54:26 PM PDT by RocketMan1 (Creepy Ass Cracka.)
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To: FlJoePa
But the first sentence is absolute garbage! "The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama,"

Tell me .. exactly WHEN was the GOPe in opposition to 0BowMao?! All I see is trumped up hearings which result in exactly ZERO action, while back-slapping with 0BowMao in the Cloak Room over a couple of cocktails and telling him that "we need to make a deal on shamnesty yesterday!"

Like every good Conservative around here, I **WISH** that we actually HAD an "opposition" Party!

22 posted on 06/10/2014 10:59:53 PM PDT by RocketMan1 (Creepy Ass Cracka.)
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To: FlJoePa
The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama, was torn apart Tuesday by the defeat of its most influential conservative voice...

Even when they get it, they still don't get it.

This guy was no Conservative. IDIOTS!

23 posted on 06/10/2014 11:08:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: re_nortex

You saved me the trouble of posting just that.Thank you.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 11:09:02 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: FlJoePa

Maybe some of the GOP-e will start to realize they’re getting way too comfy with the enemy and the voters are sick of it. Hopefully this will punch a hole or two in their D.C. cacoon.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 11:15:44 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: mojito
If you're not vociferously anti-Barry 24/7, you may as well be with him.

That is succinct and very true my friend.

26 posted on 06/10/2014 11:21:27 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: FlJoePa
The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama...

Very considerate of the Old Gray Whore to point out in a mere 12 words that there's no point in reading the rest of the "article".

27 posted on 06/10/2014 11:29:39 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: mojito

bkmk


28 posted on 06/10/2014 11:56:00 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: FlJoePa

Some other RINOs may be shaking in their boots. Hope so.

We’re comin’ to clean y’all out, too.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 12:02:42 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Bullish

Oh, you guys mean John Boehner.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 12:04:08 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mojito

missed ya on the ping


31 posted on 06/11/2014 12:06:12 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: FlJoePa

Most conservative voice? Conserving what?


32 posted on 06/11/2014 12:21:05 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: FlJoePa
WASHINGTON — The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama Where was Cantor last fall during the shut down? How did he vote on the bill? What was his vote on the debt this spring? Who was the weasel that went to floriduh to conspire against the tea party? Cantor got what he deserved. A nationally reported political ass kicking for selling out the Base of the Republican Party!
33 posted on 06/11/2014 12:44:15 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: FlJoePa
Sorry, paragraphs are good....

WASHINGTON — The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama

Where was Cantor last fall during the shut down? How did he vote on the bill? What was his vote on the debt this spring?

Who was the weasel that went to floriduh to conspire against the tea party?

Cantor got what he deserved. A nationally reported political ass kicking for selling out the Base of the Republican Party!

34 posted on 06/11/2014 12:47:05 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: VRWCarea51

They’re both good and so right. :)


35 posted on 06/11/2014 1:19:15 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: VRWCarea51; All
If the mssg. is good, paragraphs aren't important,
the mssg. was sent and was heard wide and far.

36 posted on 06/11/2014 1:37:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: FlJoePa
most likely doom any ambitious legislation, possibly through the next presidential election

Good! That is why it was worth the effort to defeat Cantor.

37 posted on 06/11/2014 1:41:09 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Look at the leadershit of the demoncrap party, all of them are from very dark blue states. No red states moderates to be found.

The GOP expects conservatives to be satisfied with blue state RINOs calling all the shots. Cantor’s a$$ whoopin’ wasn’t a shot across the bow, it was a water level direct hit!


38 posted on 06/11/2014 2:50:28 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

The article actually cites anti Semitism. It says the district became more rural, more gun oriented, more conservative (ie more racist). So Cantor’s “religion can’t be overlooked.” Amazing.


39 posted on 06/11/2014 3:53:13 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

Yep, I saw that too.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 3:57:04 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree. It’s better to push back and fight to make America better than to whine that America’s fatally flawed and we need to give up.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 4:38:30 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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To: Ray76

To these people (lefties) a right wing extremist is FDR.


LOL! You’re right about that ;)


42 posted on 06/11/2014 4:42:34 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: FlJoePa
The House Republican leadership, so solid in its opposition to President Obama...

Was this meant to be a humor piece? Solid in its opposition? Yeah, solid as a bowl of jell-o.

43 posted on 06/11/2014 5:01:28 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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