Skip to comments.Notes on Cantormageddon
Posted on 06/12/2014 3:46:48 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
You knew Majority Leader Eric Cantor was vulnerablethe press had already reported a non-trivial Anybody But Cantor vote in his district. But I would have settled for his challenger, Dave Brat, getting more than 40%. I was all ready to (legitimately) spin that as a warning shot across Cantors bow. Instead, Brat went and actually beat Cantordecisively, by 10 points, 55% to 45%. He and his campaign manager Zachary Werrell obviously ran a very effective race with minimal resourcesagainst Cantors millions. Independent anti-Cantor actors like the We Deserve Better group and various local conspiracies we dont even know about probably played a role as well.**
But the main issue in the race was immigration. Its what Brat emphasized, and what his supporters in the right wing media (Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin) emphasized. Its the charge Cantor defended againstby conceding the issue and posing as a staunch amnesty opponent.*** But Cantor had signed onto the GOPs pro-amnesty principles and endorsed a poll-tested but irresponsibly sweeping amnesty for children (a founding principle of the country, he said). Brat opposed all this, even as illegal immigrant children were surging across the border in search of a Cantor-style deal.
Brat won this immigration debate. Cantor lost. Its basically that simple.
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Let’s hope he sticks to his principles, instead of being wooed by bribes and huge donations.
Little chance. It sucks in everyone.
Dream Act for “children” as defined as age 36 and younger.
And many with no id or proof of birth, so Obaba people will accept verbal confirmation....”Yes, I am 36” says Granny Lopez....where is my free sh*t?
No worries, folks - this is just the primary - for the general election, the (DNC-funded) LIEbertarian candidate will be sure to siphon off enough votes so the Leftist can win.
Don’t believe me? Two words: Governor McAuliffe.
“Theres only so much amnesty-salvaging spin the MSM has left. You can expect to hear, over the next few weeks, that Cantor was really a terrible candidate and maybe a horrible person. Its amazing he got 44%! I dont know about that. He somehow got to be Majority Leader. I do know that if he hadnt embraced amnesty (for the kids, specifically, and more generally with the GOP principles,) he would have won.”
“Youll also hear that Cantors loss only tells us about the views of the right-wing faction of the right-wing party in a heavily right-wing district. But the comprehensivists and their MSM tools have been trying for two years to convince us that Republicans even Tea Partiers were really OK with legalization, even a path to citizenship. Only yesterday the NYT was pitching this case, without bothering to mention any skeptics. Turns out its BS. The more difficult point is that while the public may be roughly, inconclusively split on amnesty, the anti-amnesty voters have all the intensity while pro-amnesty voters tend to consider the issue not all that much of a priority. In a democracy, ties go to intensity. (Although the Senates Gang of 8 monstrosity wouldnt survive a plebiscite either it would be quickly picked apart.)”
“Youll hear that the problem was mainly that Cantor was someone who would talk out of both sides of their mouth on amnestyas if hed have won if only hed embraced it 100%. But show me a pro-amnesty Republican who doesnt talk out of both sides of their mouth. Thats the comprehensivist game planfool the right wing by making lots of noise about (phony) border security provisions, about opposing a specialpath to citizenship, about imposing (fake) rigorous requirements, and then smuggle the amnesty by them. Brats election suggests they are harder to fool than that.”
I am glad that Cantor lost. He deserved to lose. Conservatives need to stand by their principals and cantor did not.
Old Sarge:" .. for the general election, the (DNC-funded) LIEbertarian candidate will be sure to siphon off enough votes so the Leftist can win."
Agreed , this was just the Primary !
Eric Cantor lost the election because he had lost his Conservative "core values " that got him elected in the first place, and became part of the liberal establishment.
Now it's time to prepare for the General Election
If David Brat doesn't get support from us , or the GOP, and should get defeated at the polls,
the GOPe will say:" We told ya so !"
We need to get him into office so as to change things in Washington , not just in Virginia, and represent the wishes of his constituency .