Skip to comments.A wake-up call for GOP, Bush
Posted on 06/12/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
If Jeb Bush was considering a White House run in 2016, hed better think again.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantors stunning loss Tuesday night to underfunded Tea Party candidate David Brat in Virginia has sent shock waves through the Republican Party including to Jeb Bush, who will now have to reassess whether he even has a shot at the Oval Office.
Cantors remarkable defeat was a nationwide wake-up call that not only is the Tea Party formidable, but that Republican voters are not happy with the GOPs establishment position on amnesty for illegal immigrants and other hot-button issues fracturing the party.
The shake-up also sent the hopeful message that you cant buy an election. In the Virginia race, Brat bounced Cantor with just a $200,000 war chest. The mighty Cantor spent $5.5 million and lost by more than 10 points.
So when U.S. Sen. Harry Reid drones on about the Koch brothers buying political influence in the GOP, his theory need not apply in Virginia. Voters determined the race in Virginias 7th Congressional District, not money.
Its speculated that one of the key reasons for Cantors unexpected loss was due to his soft stance on immigration. Given that Jeb Bush has spoken out in support of giving millions of illegal immigrants amnesty, calling their entry in the United States an act of love, hed be smart to hand the presidential reins over to a viable Tea Party candidate now.
Same with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio or any other Republican presidential hopeful who supports giving illegals a free ride on taxpayers backs.
They may want to pick up a new set of golf clubs and figure out a career Plan B.
In the U.S. right now, the national debt is close to $18 trillion. Since his inauguration, President Obama has increased food stamp dependence by 70 percent and added more debt than any other president in history. With Obamacare expected to add yet another $2 trillion onto the tab, its no wonder Tea Party voters and fiscal conservatives are crying foul and ousting candidates who want to saddle even more debt onto future generations.
Its simply not economically feasible to give millions of illegals free health care, free education, housing, food, phones and more, and expect middle-class taxpayers to pay for it.
Voters in Virginia just said no. Just wait until November, when more polls open.
Adriana Cohen is co-
host of Trending Now
on Boston Herald Radio.
I like what she has to say. Makes a great deal of sense - which, of course, means the GOPe will totally ignore it.
Barbara Bush's verbal attacks on Sarah Palin were the last straw.
George W. spent more of the tax payers' hard earned money than any President since Lyndon Johnson.
Worst of all, he set us up for what we've got now.
And before that, I was one of his most loyal and ardent supporters!
I cannot wait to see GOPe darling Ed Gillespie’s sprint to the right, sure to happen this fall in the VA Senate race with Mark Warner. Pass the popcorn, please.
Is it possible that the people at the Boston Herald have had a moment of lucidity?
Maybe they were drunk.
We’ll said. The way he laid down and rolled over for the years of attacks sickened me. His last year lost me completely.
It only took two Bushes to take America from where it was when Reagan left office to where it was when the Marxist Muslim took over.
The thought of a 70% increase in food stamps is ghastly.
The (mostly) non-moonbat paper in town (Globe is moonbat). Herald has the great Howie Carr, etc. (They do have some token moonbats like Peter Gelzinis and Marge Eagan though)
“Thank God we’re a two newspaper town”
I thought it was the Boston Globe that was whacko while the Herald was lightly more rational.
While I think you just can’t extrapolate what happens in a House District to a Statewide or National election ... Good Heavens I love that first sentence.
What's my point? This Boston Herald article has it correct, and the RINOs should realize it's "game up". Real US citizens are sick of the invasion of the US and sick of the debt and sick of government over-reach into their lives. Even in the Yankee core of MA.
This is why people call it the "Star Liar", and they literally GIVE the paper away for free at my local Dunkin Donuts.
And of course, in the article, they use the PC term "undocumented immigrants" (no, they are LAW BREAKING ILLEGAL ALIENS!!! Quick, someone call the Thought Police, I've committed a Thought Crime). And when talking about Brat's position on immigration, they felt the need to put the word "illegals" in quotes, as if it is a slur or a phony word or something.
And I believe in a cost saving measure, the Herald is actually PRINTED by the Globe. The Herald used to have a huge building with presses, etc. but recently moved to a more modern, smaller space, and at least some editions of the Herald are printed by the Globe.
>>The Herald American converted to tabloid format in September 1981, but Hearst faced steep declines in circulation and advertising. The company announced it would close the Herald Americanmaking Boston a one-newspaper townon December 3, 1982. When the deadline came, Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch was negotiating to buy the paper and save it. He closed on the deal after 30 hours of talks with Hearst and newspaper unionsand five hours after Hearst had sent out notices to newsroom employees telling them they were terminated. The newspaper announced its own survival the next day with a full-page headline: “You Bet We’re Alive! Murdoch changed the paper’s name back to the Boston Herald. The Herald continued to grow, expanding its coverage and increasing its circulation until 2001, when nearly all newspapers fell victim to declining circulations and revenue.
>>In February 1994, Murdoch’s News Corporation was forced to sell the paper, in order that its subsidiary Fox Television Stations could legally consummate its purchase of Fox affiliate WFXT (Channel 25) because Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy included language in an appropriations barring one company from owning a newspaper and television station in the same market
Add to that the $Trillion dollar Iraq 2 War that we were told would be repaid from Iraqi oil.
Have we even received 1 barrel?
Reports are that the Iraqi terrorists are moving toward Baghdad. The new $1/2 Billion 104-acre US embassy is being evacuated.
What a boondoggle!
Brown said on Howie Carr’s show and in his ads, etc he wouldn’t vote the strict party line—he’d do what he thought best. That didn’t stop the Dems from running ads saying, “Who is Scott Brown, really? A Republican. Who will vote in lockstep with the Republican party. At times like these, we don’t need a Republican..like Scott Brown.”
“Republican” evidently meant “Nazi”. Did he vote the straight party line? No, but then again the GOP-e isn’t as conservative as we’d like.
The state’s voters are so brainwashed that some GOP candidates downplay the R-word and use terms like “independent voice”.
After years of Dem governors like Mike Dukakis (at least one Dem, though—Ed King—was conservative), there was a 16 yr period of GOP governors: Bill Weld, Paul Cellucci, Jane Swift, Mitt Romney. None hardcore conservative, but the Commonwealth started to pine for another Dem in the Corner Office and elected Deval Patrick in 06 and 10. “Together We Can”—a forerunner of Obama in 08. Charlie Baker, presumptive GOP nominee, may be facing someone like Martha Coakley. Yecch. Lesser of two...
The Boston Herald leans conservative. Like any blue state, Massachusetts, with a population close to 7 million, has a few million conservatives.....the problem is that they are vastly outnumbered by liberals.
...underfunded Tea Party candidate David Brat in Virginia has sent shock waves through the Republican Party...
He isn’t a tea party candidate. Most elements of the various
Loosely knit groups commonly referred to by the media as “tea party” did support him...vocally.
Where was the financial backing? Where were the people on the street working the vote?