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Incumbents Fear Cantorís Loss Will Fill Tea Partyís 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.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2014midterms; teaparty
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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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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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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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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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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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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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