Skip to comments.What Eric Cantorís shocking defeat means (She couldn't be more wrong if she tried)
Posted on 06/11/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Tuesdays 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, Cantors loss was refreshing, in the small d democratic sense. It was a welcome, but rare smack at incumbency.
But in the end, Cantor didnt 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 Cantors victorious opponent, David Brat, one bit. And since the Republican Party already obeys the far right, its 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 ...
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.
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”.
I believe they do know. They just hope their drivel keeps their readers from knowing.
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.
I’m surprise the people didn’t just focus on Loveable Lindsey and ignore the Cantor defeat.
You have a higher opinion of their innate intelligence than I.
When I read something like this I realize (again) there is no reconciliation possible with people like this.
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.
I didn’t think it was possible to be more clueless than the politicans, but this one takes the cake....clueless to the max...
Go look at her picture.
Stopped reading at “we in the pundit world”. I care what NO pundit has to say.
“(She couldn’t be more wrong if she tried)”
I’m not reading her article then. I trust your judgment on this one.
The return of Baghdad Chuck and his minions, flunkies, and stooges.
What’s she smoking?
Put her in a cheap blue top garment and she could pass for the Obama-phone lady.
it's good for a chuckle...
Brat’s ENTIRE CAMPAIGN was against Amnesty, while Cantor was wishy-washy...by her theory, Cantor should have CLOBBERED him.
Thanks for the pic, I didn’t realize it was a DNC-written column.