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What Eric Cantorís shocking defeat means (She couldn't be more wrong if she tried)
The Miami Herald's Other Views ^ | June 11, 2014 | Joy-Ann Reid

Posted on 06/11/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Tuesday’s defeat of the sitting House majority leader, Eric Cantor, apparently sent a series of “messages,” which we in the pundit world who missed all of the signs that The Shock Heard ’Round the Campaign World was coming, are beginning to interpret.

Among the strongest messages: Incumbents beware. To hear some tell it, this message is bipartisan. Because Democrats apparently are unfamiliar with the phenomenon of low turnout midterm elections in districts drawn to be more partisan than they were, which would be an interesting observation if it were actually true.

The reality is that in most states, the rates of incumbent reelection are incredibly high, often topping 90 percent for the U.S. House and Senate. In that sense, Cantor’s loss was refreshing, in the small “d” democratic sense. It was a welcome, but rare smack at incumbency.

But in the end, Cantor didn’t lose because voters are in a mood to bounce incumbents. He lost because voters, the fraction that bothered to turn out, were in a mood to bounce Eric Cantor.

Another purported message: Beware the power of the tea party, the professionalized rabble that operates with the largesse of multi-billionaires who let them operate out of the offices of the Republican Party proper. That tea party distinguished itself in Virginia by not helping Cantor’s victorious opponent, David Brat, one bit. And since the Republican Party already obeys the far right, it’s not clear that replacing Cantor with a different minority leader who will allow the government to shut down will make much difference....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014; amnesty; brat; bush; cantor; congress; immigration; rubio; teaparty; virginia
Hahahahaha! Nice try, leftie!
1 posted on 06/11/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This writer is delusional.

THEY have no idea of what the tea party is and let’s hope they don’t figure it out anytime soon so we can do incalculable damage to the elitist structure in this country.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 2:38:39 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: x1stcav

I agree .. one of the most current talking points is “low turnout” was the problem.

However, THE TRUTH IS .. they had a 35% increase in voters.

So, please challenge any media person who claims “low turnout”.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 2:42:05 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: x1stcav

I believe they do know. They just hope their drivel keeps their readers from knowing.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 2:43:13 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: x1stcav
This writer is delusional.

Well, no. "Joy-Ann Reid" is the "Joy Reid" on MSNBC. She's a devoted and determined propagandist for whom Obama and the Democrats can do no wrong. She knows exactly what she's about and what she wants and won't let anything stand in her way.

5 posted on 06/11/2014 2:45:57 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m surprise the people didn’t just focus on Loveable Lindsey and ignore the Cantor defeat.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 2:46:08 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: Ingtar

You have a higher opinion of their innate intelligence than I.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 2:46:34 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I read something like this I realize (again) there is no reconciliation possible with people like this.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 2:50:32 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: x

I am at a disadvantage when it comes to ‘knowing the enemy’ as I haven’t watched TV, except for sports, since 2000.

But I usually get clued in on FR.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 2:50:32 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t think it was possible to be more clueless than the politicans, but this one takes the cake....clueless to the max...


10 posted on 06/11/2014 2:51:10 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: spodefly

Go look at her picture.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 2:52:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: x1stcav; 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 06/11/2014 2:53:46 PM 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: spodefly

above


13 posted on 06/11/2014 2:54:10 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

~~~nd since the Republican Party already obeys the far right~~~

LOL

What day did this ever happen?


14 posted on 06/11/2014 2:55:30 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Stopped reading at “we in the pundit world”. I care what NO pundit has to say.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“(She couldn’t be more wrong if she tried)”

I’m not reading her article then. I trust your judgment on this one.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 3:02:27 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The return of Baghdad Chuck and his minions, flunkies, and stooges.

17 posted on 06/11/2014 3:06:47 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FredZarguna

What’s she smoking?


18 posted on 06/11/2014 3:19:01 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: F15Eagle

Put her in a cheap blue top garment and she could pass for the Obama-phone lady.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 3:25:18 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
I’m not reading her article then. I trust your judgment on this one.

it's good for a chuckle...

20 posted on 06/11/2014 3:52:14 PM 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: F15Eagle

Oops. Abbreviated copy.

AND


21 posted on 06/11/2014 4:00:39 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Brat’s ENTIRE CAMPAIGN was against Amnesty, while Cantor was wishy-washy...by her theory, Cantor should have CLOBBERED him.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 4:52:57 PM PDT by BobL
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To: F15Eagle

Thanks for the pic, I didn’t realize it was a DNC-written column.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 4:53:52 PM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL

Of course. They are worried about November. As they should be...


24 posted on 06/11/2014 8:27:17 PM 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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