Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

A wake-up call for GOP, Bush
Boston Herald ^ | 6/12/14 | Adrianna Cohen

Posted on 06/12/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio

If Jeb Bush was considering a White House run in 2016, he’d better think again.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s 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.

Cantor’s 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 GOP’s 
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 can’t 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 Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, not money.

It’s speculated that one of the key reasons for Cantor’s 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,” he’d 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, it’s no wonder Tea Party voters and fiscal conservatives are crying foul — and ousting candidates who want to saddle even more debt onto future generations.

It’s 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.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: brat; cantor; jebbush; rino

1 posted on 06/12/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

I like what she has to say. Makes a great deal of sense - which, of course, means the GOPe will totally ignore it.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 5:18:24 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio
I became disenchanted with the Bush's when George W. Bush REFUSED to secure the Mexican Border--IN VIOLATION of his duty and oath of office to uphold and enforce U.S. law.

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.

3 posted on 06/12/2014 5:22:24 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye Battle Cry
This was in the Boston Herald??!!
4 posted on 06/12/2014 5:22:56 AM PDT by Tonytitan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

And before that, I was one of his most loyal and ardent supporters!


5 posted on 06/12/2014 5:23:00 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye Battle Cry

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.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 5:24:02 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tonytitan
"It’s 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."

Is it possible that the people at the Boston Herald have had a moment of lucidity?

No.

Maybe they were drunk.

7 posted on 06/12/2014 5:26:02 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Savage Beast

We’ll said. The way he laid down and rolled over for the years of attacks sickened me. His last year lost me completely.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 5:26:15 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

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.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 5:26:54 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye Battle Cry

The thought of a 70% increase in food stamps is ghastly.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 5:29:55 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tonytitan

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”


11 posted on 06/12/2014 5:30:19 AM PDT by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Tonytitan

I thought it was the Boston Globe that was whacko while the Herald was lightly more rational.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 5:31:03 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

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.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 5:32:38 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio
The Boston Herald speaks to the non crazy MA resident, and that's more people than most outsiders realize. Scott Brown was elected to the US Senate to stop the insanity; he lost to Elizatbeth Warren when he turned out to be just another compromising fool. (who the NH RINOs want to send to the US Senate again; go figure). Mitt Romney was the last of a long line of Republican MA governors elected to keep things in line and stop the insanity; they didn't and they lost the governorship.

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.

14 posted on 06/12/2014 5:39:33 AM PDT by grania
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio
And yet the NJ Star Ledger this morning has a front page piece about how Cantor's loss is no gauge on immigration "reform", and that it will have no impact on the immigration push in Washington.

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.

Absolutely pathetic.

15 posted on 06/12/2014 5:44:03 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: grania; All

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.

Wiki:
>>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 American—making Boston a one-newspaper town—on 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 unions—and 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


16 posted on 06/12/2014 5:50:09 AM PDT by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Savage Beast

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!


17 posted on 06/12/2014 5:58:00 AM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: grania

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...


18 posted on 06/12/2014 5:58:27 AM PDT by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

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.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 5:58:53 AM PDT by LongWayHome
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

...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?


20 posted on 06/12/2014 6:01:26 AM PDT by bill1952 (taxes don't hurt the rich, they keep YOU from becoming rich.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio
[Bush]... smart to hand the presidential reins over to a viable Tea Party candidate now

Nope, the GOP-e would rather hand POTUS to the 'Rats again, and go full force Marxist for 12 or 16 years, than have a GOP-tp run executive.

21 posted on 06/12/2014 6:04:25 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Savage Beast
The Boston Globe is the depraved, moonbat, left-wing rag
22 posted on 06/12/2014 6:12:48 AM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Savage Beast
The Boston Globe is the depraved, moonbat, left-wing rag
23 posted on 06/12/2014 6:12:49 AM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio
Those Republican Governors just kept getting worse.

Scott Brown compromised on issues on which MA citizens didn't want compromise. The invasion has destroyed a lot of those older manufacturing cities in MA. MA used to have a nicely regulated guest worker program to meet needs, and a nice balance of industrious immigrants who had established community ties when they got there.

MA would still I think like to go back to more government being local, easing of restrictions on small business, and local control over education curriculum. The residents tend to be anti-war, and now both parties are beating the war drums.

If MA residents always choose dems, it's because the 'pubs don't offer what they're looking for in smaller less intrusive government.

I'm speaking opinion, developed from living in four different MA towns over the course of almost 40 years. That includes being a frustrated Republican fed up with the 'pubs in charge who didn't want to hear anything from real voters.

24 posted on 06/12/2014 6:13:26 AM PDT by grania
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: grania

Good points, but I’m stuck having to choose the lesser of two evils (Gomez v Markey, Tisei v Tierney etc). Lefties, unions/public sector etc is a big electoral block here. Scare tactics at referenda to reduce taxes.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 6:23:57 AM PDT by raccoonradio
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio
"...and other hot-button issues fracturing the party."

The idea that the GOP is split is absolutely ridiculous. You have the GOP voters, who are to 80% in agreement on most issues. You have the RINO Establishment, which has all different priorites. The RINO's are all Chiefs with no warriors. They campaign as warriors, then get into office and act as Chiefs. The warriors are figuring out this game and it ain't gonna work much longer. The Conservatives in the GOP House and Senate are going to be receiving re-enforcements. Look what just 3 senators, Cruz, Paul and Lee have done to shake up that elitist club. What will 10 or 12 be able to do?

26 posted on 06/12/2014 6:29:48 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy

“Reports are that the Iraqi terrorists are moving toward Baghdad.”

Yes, things are going just as Obemba hoped they would.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 6:57:55 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy
The idiotic Iraq/Afghanistan wars made it obvious obvious that Bush was channeling LBJ. All the wasted lives and treasure and we lost. The area is far less stable than before Bush has his excellent adventure.

Add in huge entitlements, Teddy Kennedy's education plan, the huge spending and two amnesty pushes, TARP, the auto union bailout etc.

28 posted on 06/12/2014 6:59:46 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

I’m stuck having to choose the lesser of two evils
_____________________________________________________________

You need to move to Texas.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio; kristinn; IBD editorial writer; WashingtonSource; SeekAndFind; upchuck; GOPJ; ...

” - - - - Republican voters are not happy with the GOP’s establishment position on amnesty for illegal immigrants and other hot-button issues fracturing the party. - - - “

Adrianna Cohen described, in the above quote, the disconnection between the GOP-E leadership and that of the Republican voter.

To her credit, she did not rely on the usual defensive Liberal smokescreen tactic of using Liberal Media Polls based on OPINIONS to magically transform her case into a beyond question “Scientific” Case.

What Ms. Cohen and much of the rest of the Right and Left Stream Media are mis-reporting is that there is a “fracture” in the Republican Party.

The basic assumption of these journalists is that a political party must be monolithic, united, and speak “with one voice.”

Anything deviation of opinion in the party is viewed as a danger that must be quickly healed before it becomes, (gasp!), a fracture.

The current Democrat Party is a perfect end example of what today’s Journalists view as normal political party behavior.

The reality is that The GOP-E Leadership has chosen to arrogantly ISOLATE itself from its voters.

The triple Presidential losses of Dole, McCain and Romney has curiously served to strengthen the GOP-E Leadership’s resolve to isolate themselves even more from their former and present Republican voters.

While the GOP-E Leadership has been busy appeasing, caving-in and otherwise “marching to the drum beat” of Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi, they have marched themselves into ever-increasing isolation.

After 4 + years of handing Obama a blank check, ignoring all illegal bypasses of Congress and caving-in to whatever Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi demand, the GOP-E Leadership has effectively isolated itself in the eyes of the average Republican Voter.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 7:04:40 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Graewoulf

Romney is now infecting Michigan races in favor of an open borders Chamber Maiden (Hand picked chamber of commerce candidate) over a proven conservative candidate.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166641/posts


31 posted on 06/12/2014 7:11:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio; All

I’m hoping that what happened in VA this past Tuesday night will even more so fire up the Tea Party and True Conservatives in MS, KS and TN. Be very afraid Thad Cochran (MS). Be very afraid Pat Roberts (KS). Be very afraid Lamar Alexander (TN). Be very afraid.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 7:25:49 AM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Jeb Bush and Hillary are both advancing themselves using the crutch of "white privilege." Jeb and Hillary are seen as opportunistic---using their privileged connections and political money to gain power.....which in the $5 million Cantor debacle is decidedly unpopular w/ voters.

Both Jeb and Hillary have benefitted from, and are climbing back into office, using privileges far beyond those of regular guys.

"White privilege" denotes the array of advantages cultivated over the years.

<><> personal wealth....

<><> multiple homes in posh enclaves....

<><> holding high public office....

<><> privileged friends in high places....

<><> global connections....

<><> constant affirmations of their own worth....

<><> greater social status...

<><> the expansive freedoms wealth and connections provide...

<><> unlimited access to the press to speak freely.

33 posted on 06/12/2014 7:29:40 AM PDT by Liz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SpeakerToAnimals

“All the wasted lives and treasure and we lost. The area is far less stable than before Bush has his excellent adventure.”

This is the REAL Bush Crime! I will never vote for a Bush again. They are just a pack of One Worlders. Reagan had a faustian deal when he took GHWB as his VP.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 8:10:12 AM PDT by vette6387
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Graewoulf

They have swung over to the New World Order Program which doesn’t need solitary voters. It only needs our money.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 8:29:08 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

Anything Bush does to redefine his amnesty position for campaign purposes will be a lie and most people will recognize that ...I think.


36 posted on 06/12/2014 8:38:50 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: raccoonradio

If Jeb Bush wants to be useful, he should dedicate his efforts to making sure that Florida goes for the Republican candidate in 2016, then perhaps serve in the cabinet of the next President. One of the departments where he can’t do much damage.


37 posted on 06/12/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson