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Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'
breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 06/11/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT by rktman

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) failed to congratulate or even acknowledge Dave Brat in his concession speech last night.

Neither did Cantor offer Brat his support in November's general election against his Democratic opponent, or call Brat to concede the race, according to Brat.

"Cantor's concession speech did not mention Dave once," Brat's campaign manager Zach Werrell noted to Breitbart News.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: brat; cantor; gopelite; losers; soreloserman; va2014
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Well, isn't that nice. GOP elite gets stomped and doesn't like it very much. Well, mr. moderate, that's what happens sometimes. Now on to getting rid of lamar alexander and thad cochran.
1 posted on 06/11/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Career politician.

What did Jefferson say about that?


2 posted on 06/11/2014 8:53:05 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: rktman

This fits in with what Virginia freepers have been saying about this guy - that he’s not nice. Chuck Todd tried to get Bill Kristol to admit that this morning but he wasn’t going to go there. Naturally, I knew that meant that Kristol didn’t like Cantor.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 8:53:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: rktman

I think he was too shocked. He definitely didn’t have a speech ready so whatever he said was probably lucky to have said that. I would have rather gotten rid of Linda quite frankly. And Paul Ryan on August 18th.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 8:54:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: rktman

Cantor was ignorant. What kind of ignorance? He ignored the people at his peril. Now he has been zotted. Good job. Now let Brat do less worse,and listen to the people.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 8:54:48 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: rktman

No mention of support for the winning candidate or of unity with the now nominee.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 8:55:35 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rktman

Like many folks here have said, the GOPe would rather see a Democrat win than a person who respects the Constitution and has true loyalty to the United States.

The GOPe, the RNC, they are very offensive to me.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 8:55:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: rktman

One word...arrogance.

He’s been taking lessons from The One.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 8:56:25 AM PDT by moovova
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To: rktman
No congratulations to the winner, no offer of support in the general - I smell a Cantor write in campaign.

RINO talk about unity goes only one way.

They have NO integrity. They are as bad as the left.

9 posted on 06/11/2014 8:57:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: RedMDer

So is Cantor going to try to pull a Murcowski and run as an Independent, or does Virginia law prevent that?


10 posted on 06/11/2014 8:57:49 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: rktman
Remember, we all need to unite behind the GOP candidate who won the primary, no matter what are personal feeling are*.

*Unless an actual conservative wins, of course

11 posted on 06/11/2014 8:57:51 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: rktman

12 posted on 06/11/2014 8:58:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kevkrom

First “are” should be “our”. Second “are” is fine.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 8:58:45 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The arrogance of a career politician. Richard Luger did the same thing when he lost the Senate primary in Indiana. He threw a hissy fit which continues to this day.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: rktman

Mike Castle did the same thing to Christine O’Donnell in 2010.

He was a moderate, too.

Brat can expect the GOP-e to come out against him with everything including the kitchen sink.

We saw it here in DE almost four years ago.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 8:59:29 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: rktman

Cochran may be finished but Lamar is going to be tougher. However, Tennessee’s primary isn’t until August so there is time to turn the tide.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 9:00:51 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I was happy to see Cantor defeated, but I don’t think you are at all correct about what the GOPe wants. All they want to do is maximize the odds of someone with an R after his name winning a race. I would say if anything, that Conservatives are FAR more likely to say they’d rather see a Democrat win a race than a Republican they don’t approve of.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 9:00:52 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: rktman

I don’t consider the concession speech he was FORCED to make was ‘graceless’ in an intentional manner.

I heard it and looked at it as that final moment of realization that his appeasing efforts, his rationalization that amnesty somehow is the best for Republicans, raising the debt limit, spending like a drunken sailor - all that jazz wasn’t really in tune with his constituents.

In other words, he finally realized he spent too much time in the hoochy coochy club watching all those alluring womens and now his momma standing outside the door with a shoe ready to rap him upside his head.


18 posted on 06/11/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: rktman

Just when was Cantor known for his ‘graciousness’? As long as he has been known for his ‘truth telling’?


19 posted on 06/11/2014 9:01:56 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: rktman
"Cantor's concession speech did not mention Dave once," Brat's campaign manager Zach Werrell noted to Breitbart News.

who cares? i think it's petty to even mention it... i would act like i didn't even notice because i have bigger fish to fry than to spend one second giving thought to my opponent's concession speech... i would just be about the people's business...

20 posted on 06/11/2014 9:02:00 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: COBOL2Java

I don’t think that Virginia law prevents him from running and also I don’t think that he will run.

Cantor is done.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 9:02:14 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: napscoordinator
Cantor and Ryan both began with good instincts.

They both got too deeply into the finer points of policy and negotiation, and lost the forest for the trees.

A lesson needs to be taught.

But it is very difficult for a politician to stay true.

22 posted on 06/11/2014 9:03:12 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: babble-on
I would say if anything, that Conservatives are FAR more likely to say they’d rather see a Democrat win a race than a Republican they don’t approve of.

omgosh--you are right... i feel like the scales just fell from my eyes when i read your comment...

23 posted on 06/11/2014 9:04:05 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: moovova

One word...arrogance.

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This sums it up pretty well (and his “concession speech” was lousy because he never gave a thought to the fact that he might need one!):

Source: http://time.com/2854761/eric-cantor-dave-brat-virginia/

Some observers cautioned against drawing sweeping conclusions about immigration, and when the dust settles, it may prove that Cantor’s problem was less ideology and more a sense that he stood more for his own ambition than for any definable policies. He frequently reinvented himself with splashy policy speeches, and toured the country raising money and gathering chits for an eventual run for House Speaker.

“Was immigration an issue? Yes. Was it the deciding factor to the tune of 11%? Not no, hell no. It’s a fairy tale,” Virginia Democratic strategist Dave “Mudcat” Saunders said. “People talk. And they talk about Eric Cantor. ‘Where is he?’ His constituent services suck. He was never in the district. And when he was in the district and he went out, he had a [security] entourage with him. He was out gallivanting all over the country being a big deal and this is a lesson.”


24 posted on 06/11/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: exit82

Aand yet people still demand that we vote for that. “No matter what”.

Then act stunned when ‘that’ runs to the Democrats hat in hand.

Then wonder why America is screwed.


25 posted on 06/11/2014 9:04:52 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: wideawake

You are right. Washington is a tough town and it is ingrained with procedures and other nonsense. I can feel their pain though even though I don’t appreciate it. I work at the Naval Academy and would like to see some changes. I bring them up and am slapped down every time....”we don’t do it that way”......phooey.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 9:05:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: rktman

the sense of entitlement and elitism with our politicians is at an all-time worse.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 9:05:08 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: rktman

Did he give the speech in Spanish?


28 posted on 06/11/2014 9:06:06 AM PDT by TonyM
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To: rktman

Interesting to watch his wife during the speech. Cold as a fish.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 9:07:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: TonyM

LOL! Know hobble A espinoza. This ends the hispanic (a race of it’s own?) lesson for today. Dos cervezas por favor.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:18 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: RedMDer
Cantor is done.

Perhaps it depends on how much Boehner and the GOPe wants to help him. Maybe they'll send Murcowski down to cheer him up.

31 posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:42 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Cantor can run a write-in campaign but the deadline for filing a petition to appear as an independent candidate on the ballot expired when the polls closed on Prinary Day. That’s the Virginia sore loser law.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:55 AM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: circlecity

How DARE the voters reject their betters?


33 posted on 06/11/2014 9:11:33 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: rktman

Proof positive Canto is an elite lost in self individual!


34 posted on 06/11/2014 9:12:22 AM PDT by El Zoro
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To: COBOL2Java

Hope not.


35 posted on 06/11/2014 9:13:28 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: babble-on; DoughtyOne

“...I would say if anything, that Conservatives are FAR more likely to say they’d rather see a Democrat win a race than a Republican they don’t approve of...”

Respectfully, babble, I think you’ve got it wrong - I’d rather see a Democrat win than a Republican who COMPROMISES with the Democrats on helping to further destroy my Country.

The GOP-e candidate who helps the Dems, betrays the people who believed in and elected him and the Country, and does far more damage.

We already know the Dems are subversive; we don’t need to elect people who will help them further.

“...All they want to do is maximize the odds of someone with an R after his name winning a race...”

That “R” can easily mean “RINO”, and in the case of Cantor, it fits.

We need people to stop the slide into insanity, not facilitate it.


36 posted on 06/11/2014 9:13:39 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“...Then act stunned when ‘that’ runs to the Democrats hat in hand....”

Well, now “that” can run to the Democrats with his ass in his hands, because the voters just handed it to him.

Good on ya, Virginians. Thank you!


37 posted on 06/11/2014 9:15:37 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: rktman

Pretty bad that he wouldn’t be gracious. I also think Brat supporters ought to gracious. No one likes a sore winner OR loser.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 9:16:27 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: babble-on
I would say if anything, that Conservatives are FAR more likely to say they’d rather see a Democrat win a race than a Republican they don’t approve of.

Oh, bull. Look at all the backstabbing the GOP-e did to Tea Party candidates who beat moderates in the primaries in 2010. After years of telling conservatives to support whoever won the primary no matter what.

39 posted on 06/11/2014 9:17:10 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Interesting to watch his wife during the speech. Cold as a fish.

She is a BIG liberal.....and I mean BIG LIBERAL......could possibly be to the left of Nancy Pelosi.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 9:17:49 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: latina4dubya
The clip of Cantor I saw sounded OK...I did not know he did not mention Dave Brat even once. The main issues at this point are whether he will support or undermine Brat in the general election, and whether he will step aside as Majority Leader and let a better person take over.

Reportedly he spent $5 million to Brat's $100,000. If correct that is a 50-1 ratio.

41 posted on 06/11/2014 9:20:17 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: NFHale

And the threads are already loading up with GOPers demanding ‘that’ gets supported in other places as usual.

Absolute morons I swear.


42 posted on 06/11/2014 9:20:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: DoughtyOne; potlatch; PhilDragoo

GOPe would rather see a democrat win...

This will be a national election in the state of McAwful, with money flooding in from all states for the rat candidate. GOPe will stiff Brat, hoping they can blame a lost seat on the Tea Party again.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 9:21:10 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: napscoordinator

Wow, I never knew that.


44 posted on 06/11/2014 9:23:18 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Norm Lenhart

They can “demand” all they want brother. All that matters is what YOU and I do after we walk into the voting booth, on our appointed days.

And nobody can do a damn thing about it.

I won’t vote for RINOs to maintain the status quo. The status quo is the erasure of my Nation, and that is unacceptable.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 9:23:40 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Last night gave our cause a boost for sure. And I agree that only the booth matters. But none of us can ignore or forget the fear job they ran on conservatives last time. The gop plants on FR are never going to stop scamming the posters and filling their heads with mush.

The plants need to hear a message loud and clear from us all...lurkers included.

FOAD.


46 posted on 06/11/2014 9:27:07 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: rktman

Cantor is just scary to look at. I think he has issues.


47 posted on 06/11/2014 9:27:40 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: babble-on
I was happy to see Cantor defeated, but I don’t think you are at all correct about what the GOPe wants. All they want to do is maximize the odds of someone with an R after his name winning a race.

Except that Cantor and the GOPe are NOT happy with Cantor's loss.  In fact they are so unhappy, that they won't congratulate his opponent.  They won't wish him success.  There will be absolutely not one penny of support from GOPe affiliated donors.  If this guy wins, he'll have to do it all on his own with his own organization.  So in light of this, I think even you have to admit the GOPe talks out of both sides of it's mouth.  Sure it wants an (R) majority, but only if that (R) majority will go along to get along.

Look at the current Speaker of the House.  If Boehner isn't the classic go along to get along, I've never seen one.  And the GOPe and the RNC are both absolutely thrilled with him.

I'm from California.  When we get good solid Conservative cadidates out here, there's not one dime of support from the RNC affiliate in state or from the East Coast.

The GOPe send their East Coast buds out here for $10,000 a plate funraisers, and spend every dime of it out of state supporting Leftist candidates.


I would say if anything, that Conservatives are FAR more likely to say they’d rather see a Democrat win a race than a Republican they don’t approve of.

Here's my premise on this.  As long as someone is speaking out on sound policy, I don't mind too much if a Democrats wins an election.  Why, because the RINO would vote the same as they would most of the time anyway.  When their failed policies are seen for what they are, people will eventually vote against them.  And then a sound man gets the position.  Putting a Leftist Republican in there means an almost solid lock on the position for decades.  And then they vote with the Democrats anyway.

Look at the House right now.  We can't get anything decent done.  Why?  We have the majority.  Is it doing us any good?  Heck no.  I'm sick of this rot.

48 posted on 06/11/2014 9:27:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Travis McGee

The simple answer: NEVER


49 posted on 06/11/2014 9:28:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Gaffer
I don’t consider the concession speech he was FORCED to make was ‘graceless’ in an intentional manner.

i am just glad he didn't pull a Boehner and start weeping...

50 posted on 06/11/2014 9:30:09 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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