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Incumbents Fear Cantor’s Loss Will Fill Tea Party’s Sails
NY Times ^ | June 12, 2014 | Carl Hulse

Posted on 06/12/2014 8:09:05 PM PDT by Din Maker

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans thought they had found an answer for the conservative insurgencies that had toppled unsuspecting incumbents in recent years: Be prepared, be aggressive and be conservative.

The approach had been working pretty well as senior Republicans in the Senate and the House beat back challenges from the right in the primaries. They hoped to shut out Tea Party-allied groups entirely.

Then Senator Thad Cochran was forced into a runoff in Mississippi that opened the door to the possibility of a high-profile Tea Party upset later this month. Now, Representative Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat has battered the door down altogether, giving conservative activists a political scalp of the first magnitude and showing that a populist movement some saw as flagging still has the power to rattle the establishment.

Mr. Brat was propelled by grass-roots conservative activists and conservative talk radio — typical elements of a Tea Party candidacy — and the Tea Party wing has hailed it as a triumph.

As Republicans absorbed the results on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, some who have already crossed paths with Tea Party challengers this year said they expected that the Cantor loss would provide momentum to Mr. McDaniel and conservative challengers in primaries yet to come in states like Kansas.

Tea Party challengers themselves were more than ready to predict victories ahead. Milton Wolf, who is opposing Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas, used the Cantor defeat to take a shot at Mr. Roberts, whom Mr. Wolf has criticized for not owning a home in Kansas and spending most of his time in the Washington area.

“Eric Cantor isn’t the only incumbent from Virginia who is going to lose his primary this year,” Mr. Wolf said in a statement. “On Aug. 5, it’s Pat Roberts’s turn.”

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms; teaparty
Ya Think?
1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:09:05 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Ya gotta love this:

“Eric Cantor isn’t the only incumbent from Virginia who is going to lose his primary this year,” Mr. Wolf said in a statement. “On Aug. 5, it’s Pat Roberts’s turn.”

“....incumbent from Virginia.....” Way to go Milt.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:10:53 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

Me thinks!


3 posted on 06/12/2014 8:12:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Din Maker

Throw the bums out.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 8:12:30 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Din Maker
Be prepared, be aggressive and be conservative.

Neither Cochran or Cantor were prepared or conservative. They may have been aggressive, but in their case it seems to work against them.

5 posted on 06/12/2014 8:13:52 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Din Maker

I hope Colorado recognizes Tom Tancredo is NOT “Tea Party”!!

His 3rd Party Clown act cost us dearly and his candidacy would ruin support for the rest of the ticket in Colorado.

Vote Mike Kopp for Colorado Governor!


6 posted on 06/12/2014 8:14:25 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Din Maker
Incumbents Fear Cantor’s Loss Will Fill Tea Party’s Sails

Have you ever heard such whining and caterwauling of the like we've heard in the past 2 days? I guess this is the "lamentations of their women" phase...

Music to my ears.

7 posted on 06/12/2014 8:14:55 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Din Maker

It will; it already HAS!


8 posted on 06/12/2014 8:17:36 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Caipirabob

Me thinks the shock of Cantor’s historic loss has been replaced with
pure fear in the GOPe’s ranks. I can hear then squealing all the way to
the high grass.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 8:18:29 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Caipirabob

“lamentations of their women-folk”


10 posted on 06/12/2014 8:19:53 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Din Maker

Milton Wolf is an idiot. He claims that Pat Roberts “lives” in Virginia, since, like everyone else who does not represent a State within driving distance, Roberts has a home in Virginia and rents property in Kansas. In addition, Roberts owns another property in Dodge City which he rents out.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 8:21:44 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Din Maker

Voting?

You stupid backwards Tea Partiers are so dumb.

You should just get the IRS to stack the vote in an election like we on the left do. :)


12 posted on 06/12/2014 8:23:01 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Din Maker

aaaaaaaaAAAAARRLLLRRLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo - - - -


13 posted on 06/12/2014 8:24:24 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Din Maker
I like Coulter’s take on this. The national Tea Party groups did not give a dime to Brat:

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2014-06-11.html

14 posted on 06/12/2014 8:24:53 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Din Maker
Taxed Enough Already

If the GOP represented the people instead of the GOP and the government there would be no TEA Party.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 8:25:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Din Maker

The Estabiishment Rethugs (commie lites) better get a clue. Lawsuits for freedcom infringement and citizens arrest for the same may be next and they may find themselves in the same jail cells as the commieDems. For one citizen. I have had enough tyranny from both parties.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 8:26:22 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Din Maker
Be prepared, be aggressive and be conservative.

It other words the GOP views TEA Party types as the true enemy that must vanquished and will pretend to be conservative to do it.

17 posted on 06/12/2014 8:30:13 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Kansas58

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”


18 posted on 06/12/2014 8:34:43 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Din Maker

Ya Think?


What I think is that Cantor’s loss is going to reverse five years of IRS, DOJ and Mainstream Media intimidation and obstruction.

But that’s just me and what do I know?


19 posted on 06/12/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Din Maker

Maybe “Milt” won’t be posting anymore of his patients’ XRays on his FB site as a way to assure us KS voters he’s a really good guy, ya think?


20 posted on 06/12/2014 8:37:14 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Din Maker

According to the nyt and other msm outlets the Tea Party was all washed up.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:21 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Kansas58

Roberts does not have a home in Kansas. He rents a room with a recliner from a couple. If he has a home, why does he have to rent a recliner for when he comes to KS once a year?

Wolf may be an idiot. Just as soon have an idiot than a RINO, career politician who has lived off of taxpayers his entire adult life and never had a real job. I also read where his wife is registered to vote in Virginia.

Every time Pat Roberts is discussed on this website, your fangs come out. What dirty secret is Pat holding over your head?


22 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:45 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Kansas58

Roberts does NOT rent property in KS. He rents a recliner. He has even joked about it.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 8:45:33 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Kansas58

“Milton Wolf is an idiot. He claims that Pat Roberts “lives” in Virginia, since, like everyone else who does not represent a State within driving distance, Roberts has a home in Virginia and rents property in Kansas....”
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From everything I’ve read, Pat Roberts likely spends as much time living in his “rented property” as Thad Cochran spends in his administrative assistant’s basement that he supposedly rents as his abode. In other words, zero or next to zero.

As a living space, Pat Roberts’ “rented property” is as much of a canard as is Thad Cochran’s rented basement.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:24 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: zerosix

I know what he did was stupid. I called him a dumb a** on this website when I first heard that. But, first of all have you seen posted x-rays? I haven’t. I’m sure they are there, but how offensive are they? Bottom Line: You have to choose between someone who pulled a stupid prank and a life-long politician who has lived off of the taxpayers his entire adult life and has never had a real job and does not even own a home or rent a home in the State he represents. And his wife is registered to vote in Virginia. I’ve made my choice. And it is not the latter. Everyone says Roberts will win easily. They said the same thing about Eric Cantor.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:58 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Din Maker

Roberts is a good man.
I have had several political disagreements with him over my lifetime. However, Roberts has been helpful towards the careers of most conservative candidates in Kansas and I think his disagreements with some of us have mostly been over style rather than substance.
Roberts is NOT a “RINO” and you need to figure out that the guy you are arguing with, right now, has probably recruited more primary candidates against sitting, incumbent Republicans than anyone else in the State of Kansas during my lifetime.
I take second chair to NOBODY on that score. If you wish to have some personal references to back that up, send me a private email.
Roberts is one of the most conservative members of the Senate.
Milton Wolf is not a regular voter, Wolf has not ever been actively involved in any political campaign for anyone other than himself. Wolf is not known as a contributor of any weight to any other campaign in his life. Wolf has been caught embellishing and outright lying a number of times on the campaign stump.

Roberts is a much better choice than Wolf.
Wolf is an egotistical joke, and after he loses he will never be seen again in the political world.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 8:52:32 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Din Maker

Throwing the RINOS in the trash with the COMMIES seems like a good thing. I vote we do it right now.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 8:53:06 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Din Maker

You just stated a FALSEHOOD!

Roberts does own an entire HOUSE in Kansas, which Roberts rents out to someone else.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 8:54:09 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Din Maker

“Be prepared, be aggressive and be conservative.”

They are none of the above.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 9:01:44 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Kansas58
It's my impression that Roberts' sole sin is being a "lifer" -- long-time Congressman, then Senator since 1996.

On the other hand, I'm unaware of him ever casting a non-conservative vote.

And my sis, the social worker, hates his guts. Accordingly, I assume that Roberts is a solid (if colorless) conservative.

Surely, Roberts' seat is secure. Wolf strikes me as an unserious man -- a gadfly, a stirrer of the pot.

30 posted on 06/12/2014 9:04:37 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Din Maker
Incumbents Fear Cantor’s Loss Will Fill Tea Party’s Sails

When the government fears the people, there is liberty. Bout frickin time to illustrate that half of the quote, for a change.

31 posted on 06/12/2014 9:05:10 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Din Maker

Less taxes means less pork — and less skim.


32 posted on 06/12/2014 9:15:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Din Maker

>> Be prepared, be aggressive and be conservative. <<

No, the “solution” they tried was to FAKE conservatism. Cantor wouldn’t have had any trouble if he weren’t such a sellout.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 9:16:46 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Din Maker
"But, first of all have you seen posted x-rays? I haven’t."

I have and they're more than "stupid" they're obscene! Would you like to find out that your doctor, not politician, your doctor, posted your XRay's on his FB page then made fun of you? I'm thinking not. Not only do I not want Wolf as my Senator, I don't want him as my doctor!

" I’m sure they are there, but how offensive are they? "

Fact: Wolf wasn't a 16 yr old high schooler pulling a "stupid prank," he was a 40 year old doctor performing what ought to be worth losing his license to practice medicine over. Trust me offensive doesn't come close but worse than that, what kind of doctor does that - one that is a more than a bit unhinged I'd say.

"Bottom Line: You have to choose between someone who pulled a stupid prank and a life-long politician who has lived off of the taxpayers his entire adult life and has never had a real job and does not even own a home or rent a home in the State he represents."

The "facts" here are a bit misstated my friend, first Pat Roberts served in the Marine Corps, worked at various jobs, was asked to run for Bob Dole's seat (being a fellow from Russell, KS also and also a returning Vet) in the U.S. House of Representatives, when Bob ran for the Senate. Again, when another KS Senator left office, Pat was asked by local Republicans to run for the Senate. He did and was overwhelmingly elected.

Roberts is NOT a RINO, he owns property in KS and property in VA where he has made his home since being elected to the Senate. It is not unusual for spouses who live around DC (VA or MD) to vote in their district, not only that, it's not against any law that I know of.

Were Roberts to be a RINO or pro-amnesty; pro-liberal anything, he'd be long gone from KS.

34 posted on 06/12/2014 9:18:12 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Kansas58

The point is that Roberts no longer returns to Kansas during the off-season. He has simply moved to Virginia full-time. On the one hand, yes, that seems natural since his job is in DC. But on the other hand, his job is to represent Kansas, and it’s pretty disgusting that instead of having senators representing 50 states, we pretty much now have senators representing 2 states and the District of Columbia.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 9:19:44 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

However, again... Roberts is hardly unique in this, and Wolf is far from an ideal replacement candidate.


36 posted on 06/12/2014 9:22:19 PM PDT by dangus
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To: centurion316

The truly vexing thing is that Cochran used to be a great conservative. He went liberal. My guess is he was afraid of being Trented. (Lotted?)


37 posted on 06/12/2014 9:23:13 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Roberts is in Kansas City Kansas and in Topeka Kansas and in Wichita Kansas frequently. Roberts spends lots of hotel time in many other Kansas towns as well. We are a big State. I care about how people VOTE and Roberts votes almost exactly as I would, on every issue.
The fact that Wolf has to bring up this silly stuff proves that Kansas Conservatives have no real complaints against Roberts.
BTW, I sincerely doubt that Wolf is conservative at all. He is trying to con us into thinking that he is something he is not.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 9:24:23 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: G Larry

You’re blaming the guy who got 37% for the loss of the guy who got 11%? That’s funny.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 9:29:55 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Din Maker

Incumbent, darling of GOPe, House Majority Leader, spent over $5 mil

vs

college professor who knocked on doors & talked to people, spent less than $200K, supported only by grassroots and local tea party ....

and the professor wins by 11 points. It CAN be done & if that’s too much of a stretch, you can always chalk it up to ‘miracles do happen’. If that doesn’t fill a few sails, I don’t know what will.


40 posted on 06/12/2014 10:19:21 PM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was “Eric Cantor’s Term Limit” BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: dangus

Tancredo would be a DISASTER candidate for Colorado and the Nation!


41 posted on 06/13/2014 5:08:23 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: dangus

Din Maker:
>> Be prepared, be aggressive and be conservative. <<

dangus:
>>No, the “solution” they tried was to FAKE conservatism.<<

Jean Giraudoux (1882 – 1944):

“The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.”


42 posted on 06/13/2014 7:03:52 AM PDT by Peet (Liberals are the feces that are created when shame eats too much stupid. -Dale Gribble)
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