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Meet Dave Brat, The Giant Slayer Who Beat Eric Cantor
Time ^ | June 10, 2014 | Alex Altman

Posted on 06/11/2014 12:26:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The conservative economics professor topples the House Majority Leader in a stunning upset

The bespectacled college professor who toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary Tuesday earned a masters of divinity from Princeton with a thesis on the philosophical doctrine of logical positivism. He was a rare breed of giant slayer: the kind that nobody saw coming.

“God acted through people on my behalf,” Dave Brat told Fox News after his win. “The issue is the Republican Party has been paying too much attention to Wall Street, and not enough attention to Main Street.”

When the votes were counted, he had racked up 56% of the vote in Virginia’s Seventh District, besting the No. 2 House Republican by about 7,000 votes.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: brat; cantor; virginia

1 posted on 06/11/2014 12:26:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I guess the pundits were right again — the Tea Party is dead./s


2 posted on 06/11/2014 12:34:28 AM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dave Brat’s unabashed praising of God in his victory speech shows that he has his priorities right. He’s a good man and his service will honor the Lord.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 12:43:50 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: nickcarraway
I've been all over the internet, and what I've read is this: the Democrats voted for Brat to defeat Cantor, because Brat will be easily defeated in November.

Elsewhere I read that there is no Democrat running for this seat.

Frankly, I'm glad Cantor will not be re-elected. Many people do not know this, but he goes to the Bilderberg meetings.

4 posted on 06/11/2014 12:54:10 AM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

This is a safe republican district. That’s why Cantor turned left on immigration and fiscal policies. He thought he could get away with it.

Brat will face another Prof. From the same college that he teaches at in the general election


5 posted on 06/11/2014 2:07:16 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: SatinDoll

Fox News said that there is another professor running as a Demcratic candidate.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 2:17:48 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: nickcarraway

A glimmer of hope and I sure hope and pray for this nation and the world.

Jarret must be a little more concerned, at this time.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 2:27:49 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: nickcarraway
thanks, for the post/thread.

8 posted on 06/11/2014 2:34:34 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: SatinDoll

I’ll bet he secretly goes to Starbucks as well.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 3:53:41 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: immadashell

Cantor defeated himself by not vacating his house seat willingly to David and taking on Mark Warner for the Senate. He would have had a very good shot at moving into the upper chamber but preferred being Boehner’s lackey.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 3:54:37 AM PDT by outofsalt
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks for posting for the WINNER!!! Celebrate and tool this man up for battle!!!


11 posted on 06/11/2014 5:01:00 AM PDT by Tugo (Never Forget.)
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“The issue is the Republican Party has been paying too much attention to Wall Street, and not enough attention to Main Street.”
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We need to avoid rhetoric that pits Wall Street against Main Street. That’s a socialist class warfare formula. We can attack “left wing billionaires” because we would be focusing on their ideology rather than their wealth.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 6:16:31 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Socon-Econ

I picked up on that as well. I am not big on populist rich bashing against “fat cats” etc. Let’s hope that is not what he represents. We’ll see. Glad to see Cantor go


13 posted on 06/11/2014 6:48:24 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: billhilly

Cantors favorite Starbucks drink is a rasberry peppermint mocha with an add shot and extra whip no dairy.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 7:26:44 AM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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He’ll have more time to enjoy it now.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 7:33:43 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly

LOL! So do I and my family, but it means nothing.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 2:09:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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