Skip to comments.Cantor's Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates
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 speakers 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. Cantors 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 ...
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!
The left keep the meme going that anyone opposed to immigration reform is a right wing extremist.
Well, we know Peter King is unhappy.
So a great night for sane people!
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.
If you're not vociferously anti-Barry 24/7, you may as well be with him.
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.
“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.
It’s better to try and fail, then not to try at all.
Well, it does tend to be outrageous at times doesn’t it dagogo?? :-)
Yeah, as solid as nitrogen at room temperature.
Repeal and Replace RINOs.
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 !!
To these people a right wing extremist is FDR.
“Cantor’s Loss a Bad Omen for commies.
That is right. There can be no moderation when dealing with Marxist/Leninist ideology. Crush it before they turn the USA into the USSA.
“moderates” = any Republican willing to sell out (NY Times definition)
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.
Cantor loses: bad for Republicans
Cantor wins: bad for Republicans
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.”
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!
Even when they get it, they still don't get it.
This guy was no Conservative. IDIOTS!
You saved me the trouble of posting just that.Thank you.
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.
That is succinct and very true my friend.
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".
Some other RINOs may be shaking in their boots. Hope so.
We’re comin’ to clean y’all out, too.
Oh, you guys mean John Boehner.
missed ya on the ping
Most conservative voice? Conserving what?
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!
They’re both good and so right. :)
Good! That is why it was worth the effort to defeat Cantor.
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!
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.
Yep, I saw that too.
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.
To these people (lefties) a right wing extremist is FDR.
Was this meant to be a humor piece? Solid in its opposition? Yeah, solid as a bowl of jell-o.
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