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Election 2014: Eric Cantor's loss jolts landscape ^ | 6/21/14 | Alex Eisenstadt

Posted on 06/21/2014 6:00:19 AM PDT by cotton1706

Joe Carr, a GOP Senate candidate in Tennessee waging a long-shot bid to unseat Sen. Lamar Alexander, was addressing a group of 80 tea party activists on the night of Eric Cantor’s primary when word of the House majority leader’s loss rippled through the audience. “The place went nuts,” Carr said.

Over the next 36 hours, his underfunded campaign received between $40,000 and $50,000 from donors. They saw new hope in a challenger who’d been seen as having no chance against Alexander, a two-term senator and former governor.

“It was absolutely a big shot in the arm,” said Carr, a state lawmaker and owner of a family farm.

Only a few weeks ago the tea party’s obituary was being written as GOP incumbents and establishment-backed challengers beat back over tea party-inspired foes in one primary after another. Then along came Dave Brat.

The Republican economics professor’s win over Cantor has delivered a jolt to what had been a mostly sleepy primary season, infusing underdog challengers with newfound optimism. Campaign contributions that had dried up are beginning to flow. Volunteers are coming on board. And reporters that had been ignoring the underdog candidates are starting to pay attention.

In Kansas, Republican Milton Wolf, a physician and conservative activist who’s trying to unseat longtime Sen. Pat Roberts, held a post-Brat win “money bomb” fundraiser that netted about $35,000 in a 36-hour period. Wolf has mobilized supporters by likening Roberts to Cantor, pointing out that, like the ousted majority leader, Roberts has refused to debate his underdog opponent. And Wolf issued a tongue-in-cheek statement invoking Cantor’s loss as a way to highlight questions he’s raised about Roberts’ residency.

“Eric Cantor isn’t the only incumbent from Virginia who is going to lose his primary this year,” Wolf said in the statement.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 06/21/2014 6:00:19 AM PDT by cotton1706
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A REFRESHER COURSE IN LOSING Cantor in 2013: "One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home."

B/c no one believed that Constitutional fable, Cantor doubled down---he later offered a new explanation for why he supports granting amnesty to individuals brought into the country illegally as minors. It's “Biblical,” he said in a local radio interview.

That "revelation" offed the sucker but good. So much for Cantor's gulling the voters---endorsing a measure intended to dismantle US ntl security.


Cantor stupidly believed the rest of us just fell of turnip truck---that we know nothing about the Dream Act except what he makes up.

THE FACTS ARE THESE---The Senate amnesty bill is dangerously flawed, and its glaring omissions WRT protecting US ntl security, cannot ever serve as the basis for useful legislation.

By legalizing illegal aliens w/out shoring up law enforcement, we hand an engraved invitation to global Third Worlders----all of 'em salivating to ride the US gravy train.....each separatist group conniving to achieve its hidden agenda.

Amnesty recklessly opens the door wide for illiterate, low-skilled aliens, born and bred in savage cultures, here to suck up US benefits and take jobs away from Americans.

Third Worlders may, in fact, contribute their labor to the US, but their loyalties are elsewhere----they have no intention of becoming Americanized....of participating as equals in American culture, revering our vast history, or preserving American values.

The Senate amnesty bill is a blueprint----it amply demonstrates that illegal separatist populations intend to usurp the US political system to advance their own hidden agenda.


The Senate "Amnesty" bill includes two “slush funds” amounting to $150 MILLION annually, replenish-able with eternal tax dollars for years to come....... earmarked for groups like the blood-thirsty La Raza.

One of the Congressman voting for this outrage should be charged w/ conflict of interest: Cong Julian Castro's mother is a La Raza stalwart.

LA RAZA TEACHING HATE-AMERICA WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS La Raza Studies do not even try to sugar-coat its anti-America agenda and its bloodthirsty plans to kill off Americans: Raza Studies textbook “Occupied America,” by Rodolfo Acuña, includes a violent and blood-curdling speech given by university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez: “We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is, if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him,” (pg. 323).

The following is taken directly from La Raza's Occupied America (pg. 167): “.......execute all white males over age 16,” (AKA the Plan of San Diego).

America-hating Raza Studies teach (1) violence, (2) undermining US ntl security, and, (3) the need for Mexico to "re-take seven states in the order to make the SW a Chicano nation. "

SCHOOL BOARD NUT CASES Adelita Grijalva is the woman on the Arizona school board pimping La Raza indoctrination programs in Tuscon schools. Adelita is all up in arms about Raza Studies getting tossed via the AZ state legislature's action...she is the daughter of Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-7).

Cong Raul Grijalva is one of Mexico’s most productive and loyal Fifth Column in the US Congress....aiding and abetting the latino criminal underworld, colluding to take back the SW, and loot and pillage the US treasury.

Raul and friend.

Cantor and friend.

2 posted on 06/21/2014 6:16:59 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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Feel like gloating?

3 posted on 06/21/2014 6:18:44 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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Obama is a lowly, sissy-coward for using the lives of innocent children to ram through his Amnesty for Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico Law.

As the truth comes out of Mexico, I predict that there will be many gory incidents of brutality as these innocent children traveled through the Drug Lord Gangs various territories.

At that time, Obama, Holder and Kerry should stand trial in the World Court for Human Trafficking of Children across International Borders.

4 posted on 06/21/2014 8:22:38 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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I was surprised at Cantor’s loss but his loss has increased faith in the ability of the common man to effect politics and that is always a good thing. Those that let loyalty to politicians blind them should re-evaluate what kind of America they believe in. Is it one where the powerful can do whatever they want getting re-elected for sake of the use of their own power or one where citizens control the reigns of power in an exercise of popular sovereignty. I support the support the later.

5 posted on 06/21/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT by Maelstorm (America wasn't founded with the battle cry of "Give me Liberty or cut me a government check!".)
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Cantor: I’m takin yer job, John, soon, very soon.

VA: Mwuhahahah

6 posted on 06/21/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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“Eric Cantor isn’t the only incumbent from Virginia who is going to lose his primary this year,” Wolf said in the statement.

I remember when he said that. I thought, “Oh yeah; that’s good; that’s very good. That statement alone should be worth a couple of thousand votes.”

7 posted on 06/21/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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