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MCCARTHY BLAMES DEMS FOR CANTOR LOSS
Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014

Posted on 06/23/2014 5:52:37 PM PDT by kingattax

House Majority Leader-elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed crossover votes by Democrats for Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) surprise primary defeat at the hands of David Brat in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday. He stated that was surprised by Cantor’s defeat, and did say that “all politics are local” when asked why he thought Cantor lost.

McCarthy added that he had “read five different analyses” and one theory he came across was “Democrats voted 30 percent in [that race].”

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; brat; cantor; va2014
and so the "McCarthy era" begins.....
1 posted on 06/23/2014 5:52:37 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

“It was the Strawberries!”

More RINO delusion.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 5:54:31 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: kingattax

Another “national Republican” as clueless as Cantor was.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 5:54:50 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: kingattax

He’s right. The RINOs never should have bought that “rebrand” crap that their commie ‘RAT pals were spewing at them after the 2012 “elections”. It was a setup and the GOP fell for it.


4 posted on 06/23/2014 5:55:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: kingattax

I suspect Mr. McCarthy immediately discarded the immigration issue as being paramount in Cantor’s defeat, even though Brat beat Cantor over the head with that continually.

McCarthy, Ryan, et al. are in deep denial.


5 posted on 06/23/2014 5:55:54 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: kingattax

Did he say that’s how Lindsey Graham we nominated again? Did he talk about the demos getting out for Thud Cochran?


7 posted on 06/23/2014 5:57:07 PM PDT by boycott
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To: kingattax
There were a few, but not nearly enough to account for the blowout.

Got TEA, Kevin?

8 posted on 06/23/2014 5:58:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: kingattax

McCarthy is an ass.


9 posted on 06/23/2014 5:58:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: kingattax

David Brat’s career will be something to watch.


10 posted on 06/23/2014 5:59:47 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: F15Eagle

I will no longer vote for any GOPe candidates as the lesser of two evils.

Because, honestly, GOPe candidates are just as much, or perhaps moreso, the greater evil.


11 posted on 06/23/2014 6:05:07 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: kingattax

This guy is better than i thought! He’s a f**king Jedi! He blames the RATS for Cantors loss, all the while Cochran is hoping the RAT voters save his a$$. SO WHEN HE GETS DESTROYED TOMORROW in the polls by McDaniel he can blame the same RATS! YES.HE.CAN! /s


12 posted on 06/23/2014 6:05:56 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: kingattax

Whatever it took...


13 posted on 06/23/2014 6:06:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kingattax
Just like the GOPe is trying to do in Mississippi?
14 posted on 06/23/2014 6:07:23 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Always A Marine

I live in the 7th district. cantor did not lose because of democrats.


15 posted on 06/23/2014 6:08:48 PM PDT by wewereright
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To: Always A Marine; All

well this explains why Cockran is so desperate to get the rat vote out tomorrow.....


16 posted on 06/23/2014 6:12:06 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: wewereright

they say that, but never provide any proof...


17 posted on 06/23/2014 6:13:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: headstamp 2

The Democrats don’t have a monopoly on delusion and self-delusion.


18 posted on 06/23/2014 6:43:30 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: kingattax

Dream on, Kevin .... ignore what REALLY happened at your peril.


19 posted on 06/23/2014 6:44:35 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: kingattax
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ... was surprised by Cantor’s defeat, and did say that “all politics are local”.

I don't know if this was ever true but it's certainly not true now. I do hope that someone fixes the potholes, but I don't complain much about such things because I'm not that involved with local-yokel politics. Compare voter turnout for local elections vs. presidential elections to know that most people agree with me.

20 posted on 06/23/2014 6:45:05 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: kingattax

I suspect that there are THOUSANDS of Republicans that NEVER had a problem with crossover voting in an Open Primary, particularly when no effort was made to get the crossovers to come out. So why was Cantor THE FIRST to be lose his seat because of this?

I’d love to see someone ask that jackass that question.

(by the way, open primaries are IDIOTIC, but it did not affect this race, even at the margins)


21 posted on 06/23/2014 6:45:52 PM PDT by BobL
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To: kingattax

That is their excuse. They blame dems for Santorum’s showing against Romney. That was crap too.


22 posted on 06/23/2014 6:47:07 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: kingattax

Yes, there was an analysis of that theory, and the analysis says that theory was bunk.


23 posted on 06/23/2014 6:48:34 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: kingattax

Actually, the “democrat” theory is laughingly ridiculous — Cantor got like 8000 less votes than in 2012.

So the argument is that Cantor couldn’t get his own voters to come out to vote, but somehow the democrats were able to talk over 15,000 democrats to vote in someone else’s primary for people they didn’t care about.


24 posted on 06/23/2014 6:50:11 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I hope McD prevails, but I am wary, knowing how MS people like incumbency and projects coming to the state.


25 posted on 06/23/2014 7:04:02 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Jim Robinson
McCarthy is an ass.

it's been said that is his best quality

26 posted on 06/23/2014 7:25:15 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Either way, the GOP shouldn’t let rats vote in their primaries.

What could possibly go wrong???


27 posted on 06/23/2014 7:35:46 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: kingattax

Great job, GOP-establishment. Looks like you’ve foisted another looser on us.


28 posted on 06/23/2014 7:36:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: boycott

Thud!! Ha, I like it!!!


29 posted on 06/23/2014 7:46:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

I gave my Rep an earful...on hearing he voted for McCarthy.


30 posted on 06/23/2014 7:48:04 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
"somehow the democrats were able to talk over 15,000 democrats to vote in someone else’s primary for..."

For the EVIL TEA PARTY no less!

31 posted on 06/23/2014 8:33:11 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Tea: A beverage best served cold. With RINO meat.)
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To: kingattax

Ass?

He did say that he wanted to work from the bottom up.


32 posted on 06/23/2014 8:39:51 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Always A Marine

“Stupid is as Stupid does.”


33 posted on 06/23/2014 8:44:10 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kingattax

Can’t wait to read what McCarthy has to say when Brat
wins the general election. Watch this space.


34 posted on 06/23/2014 8:58:39 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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