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Scorched Earth: Eric Cantorís Staff, Supporters Drain Cash From Virginia GOP, Dave Brat
PJ Media ^ | 6-27-14 | David Steinberg

Posted on 06/27/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT by bigbob

After the skin-crawling exploitation of black voters in Mississippi, the GOP’s current leadership wing gives a second demonstration, this time in Virginia, of just how committed they are to “a big tent,” or to the GOP’s vitality in general. The Senate majority matters, the House majority matters. But this party’s leadership is infested with the same disregard for Washington’s intended purpose as any Clintonian.

Third parties fail. But what cost does remaining aligned with this generation of GOP leadership take from the cause of liberty and transparency?

Recall, last week Eric Cantor said: “Of course I’ll vote for David Brat … I want a Republican to hold this seat.”

This week? He sends Ray Allen — read anything I’ve published at PJM the last few months for background on this Tammany Hall-style thug — to proxy a budget vote for the seat Cantor really really earnestly hopes the GOP holds.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: brat; cantor; gope
This is deeply-inside-politics of VA and you'll have to go to the link and read, especially page 2, to understand in full how Cantor and his allies are undermining Dave Brat.

But here's one example: "Conservatives wanted to spend $288K to build a sophisticated grassroots operation for each of the ten counties in the 7th District to help with general election voter turnout in November. It would have far exceeded any sort of GOP victory efforts in the past, with each county having the necessary resources, talent, and technical support to increase our voter margins in November. This proposal was flatly denied."

They're giving the money to the RNC and NRCC instead.

1 posted on 06/27/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

The GOPe liberals are taking their ball and going home to the Democrat party.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 9:05:02 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: bigbob

The GOPe’s suicide mission continues.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 9:11:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: bigbob

If the exploitation of blacks to win a primary in Mississippi is “skin-crawling” what adjective is best used to describe the energetic recruitment of Leftists to defeat Cantor in a primary in Richmond?


4 posted on 06/27/2014 9:12:00 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: bigbob

If the exploitation of blacks to win a primary in Mississippi is “skin-crawling” what adjective is best used to describe the energetic recruitment of Leftists to defeat Cantor in a primary in Richmond?


5 posted on 06/27/2014 9:12:00 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: bigbob

The national GOP has openly declared war on their Tea Party base. They are not with us. They are against us.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 9:12:58 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: bigbob

Wow...


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:14:57 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: KansasGirl

Your last four words truly say it all, ma’am!


8 posted on 06/27/2014 9:15:45 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

There is no entrenched congress-critter, regardless of party affiliation, that wants to give up their small (or large) influence on a TRILLION dollar budget. If money = votes, why change wallets with each pair of pants?

That is the crux and specific leverage point “we the people” must take away from our reps.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 9:20:01 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: bigbob

And this is exactly what I would expect from this low life POS narcissist


10 posted on 06/27/2014 9:22:54 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: bigbob

I have been a registered Republican voter in every election for 50 years now. What a disappointment my party has been for far too many years. When asked why he had left the Democrat Party, Ronald Regan replied that he had not left the Democrat Party, rather the Democrat Party had left him. For me, it is adios to the Republican Party.

People like Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Cochran and others make me want to vomit.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 9:24:19 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: CdMGuy
People like Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Cochran and others make me want to vomit.

And these are the people some believe will rescue America after November?


12 posted on 06/27/2014 9:44:41 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: babble-on

“what adjective is best used to describe the energetic recruitment of Leftists to defeat Cantor in a primary in Richmond?”

I would say (waste of time) since Cantor’s district doesn’t include Richmond.


13 posted on 06/27/2014 9:49:00 AM PDT by mistfree (It's a very uncreative man who can't think of more than one way to spell a word.)
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To: bigbob

We should have done something when McCain threw the election. Anyone paying attention should have seen the fix was in.

During the 2012 debates, Romney and Obama couldn’t look more staged as they “circled” each other while clutching their microphones. The side drama made “World Wrestling Entertainment” look real.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 9:56:53 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

The GOP is just a part of the Democrat party. This is more proof. The GOP would rather lose than see a conservative win an election.


15 posted on 06/27/2014 9:59:05 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: bigbob

people need to really understand what this is all about.

Brat won, in significant part, because some Dems who hated Cantor gave his campaign information and tools used by Dems to microtarget and win elections.

Serious keys to the kingdom sort of stuff.

Brats folks want to take that knowledge and expand it’s use in what could be a model of winning elections by using proven Dem-developed capabilities.

Cantors folks completely undercut that. This isn’t just selling out Brat, it’s selling out the entire Party and candidates across the board.


16 posted on 06/27/2014 10:06:15 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: bigbob

This is why we need term limits. Elected officials believe they own these seats and when they lose they get despondent and forget why they got elected in the first place.


17 posted on 06/27/2014 10:12:47 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: bigbob
I remain convinced that a third party could win the presidency, and use that as the springboard to end the Republican party. Perot could have done it had he not turned out to be a loony toon. He had the money, name recognition, and the people were ready for an alternative to Bush and another Democrat phony. But he imploded (that may have been his intent all along) and paved the way for Clinton.

Still, it was instructive. He was in the lead pretty quickly, before he dropped out. Now, take someone with good name recognition (Rush, Palin, Ted Cruz, Dr. Carson) and a few tens of million in startup costs, and you will start a brush fire. You can't build the infrastructure to get victories in the House and Senate in the first election cycle, but you can identify those you are allied with, the conservative wing of the GOP, and ask your supporters to vote for them in the general.

If the conservative then wins the White House, he can either force the GOP to surrender to him and let him run the GOP, and he comes in and cleans house (not likely, given the corruption of the GOP) or start a new organization with a different name and invites conservatives to join. In conservative districts and states, you'd get most GOPers to join. It would be a coalition government for a time, with the GOPe forced to go along with the conservatives or join with the Dems. Eventually, though, the GOPe would go the way of the Whigs.

That's my view of the way to proceed. If we try to work within the GOP this presidential cycle, we are going to be very disappointed, and that may open the way for another lib to be elected when people stay home. I'd rather take my chances on a conservative alternative. The GOPe hates us. They don't hate Obama. They hate us.

18 posted on 06/27/2014 10:15:31 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: bigbob

First the dimoKKKRAT party left me. Now the Republican party has left me. Now I am just an independent Conservative Tea Party type.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 10:24:55 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: GeronL

The GOP would rather lose than see a conservative win an election.


Is there anyone who can honestly deny that? Rove undercut and backstabbed primary winners who beat his annointed ones.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 10:49:39 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: headstamp 2

It’s worth the money to be rid of the PR!CK


21 posted on 06/27/2014 11:10:50 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Defiant
I remain convinced that a third party could win the presidency, and use that as the springboard to end the Republican party. Perot could have done it had he not turned out to be a loony toon. He had the money, name recognition, and the people were ready for an alternative to Bush and another Democrat phony. But he imploded (that may have been his intent all along) and paved the way for Clinton.

He wasn't a loony toon. He had a visceral hatred for Bush. He had no desire to be president. He just didn't want Bush to be president either. Seemed to have had his way too.

22 posted on 06/27/2014 11:30:47 AM PDT by zeugma (It is time for us to start playing cowboys and muslims for real now.)
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To: bigbob; Norm Lenhart; Finny; RitaOK; Diogenes; Impy; BillyBoy; Dr. Sivana
Bigbob:

We must accept that we are facing a somewhat familiar but actually unprecedented level of unacceptable actions and attitudes by the elitist scum that control the GOP.

This behavior of Cantor's power-hungry corrupt love slaves is just the latest misbehavior. We also have REMEMBER MISSISSIPPI. Previously in Virginia, the commonwealth-wide scum sold Ken Cuccinelli out because Cuccinelli and not their preferred brain-dead elitist Lt. Governor Bolling was nominated for Governor. Bolling had also been Romney's campaign chair in Virginia (naturally!). Meanwhile the Republican National Committee is busily changing the party rules to guarantee another elitist chosen scum candidate for POTUS to throw the next election to Hillary Clinton lest the GOP base (the normal American people) might, Dewey forbid, have a candidate worth voting for.

Retired scum like former Senator John (Liz Taylor's 8th or 10th "husband" and Oliver North's enemy) Warner and defeated scum like Richard Lugar are going around endorsing the likes of Sam Nunn's Demonrat daughter against the winner of the GOP's Georgia runoff.

So, the conclusion we must accept based on that evidence and more is that what has been the Republican Party has now attained the status of an internal civil war. This is not good-natured rivalry but a fight to the political death between opposites and enemies.

If we are serious, we must either drive the money obsessive elitists and their unprincipled minions from the GOP OR leave the GOP and form a new party. I find the latter a more attractive alternative but understand that it is not more attractive to many here who have spent their lives as I have in the GOP. I refused to vote for Romney and I'm not going back. To get my vote, they will have to earn it by nominating candidates worth voting for.

23 posted on 06/27/2014 1:13:44 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: babble-on

What adjective??? Let’s try delusional or hallucinatory or downright imaginary! Are you Thad Cockroach or Haley Boss Hogg Barbour?


24 posted on 06/27/2014 1:17:40 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: BlackElk; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

1912, democrats won 290 House seats (2/3s exactly) with 43% of the total votes because of the split between the GOP and TR’s progressives, Woodrow Wilson won the White House with a huge EC majority despite just 42% of the popular vote. We could not survive a democrat supermajority Congress today.

As for Brat, that seat is safe, I am not worried about the rat candidate’s chances, so the allegations made in this blog don’t trouble me. I’m sure Brat will get many donations from across the country to fund his campaign.


25 posted on 06/27/2014 1:31:28 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: BlackElk
If we are serious, we must either drive the money obsessive elitists and their unprincipled minions from the GOP OR leave the GOP and form a new party. I find the latter a more attractive alternative but understand that it is not more attractive to many here who have spent their lives as I have in the GOP.

It will have to be the former. Too many states have had one hundred years to calcify the status quo, making a new second party next to impossible (though the the SCOTUS ruling on campaign finance MIGHT provide a way around that, but with its own risks.) Changing the state laws would be hard as the GOP-E is satisfied with well-fed drone status, and the Dems LOVE playing Harlem Globetrotters (only with evil incarnations of Curly and Meadowlark Lemon) versus the GOP-E's Washington Generals.
26 posted on 06/27/2014 1:34:06 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: BlackElk; All
If we are serious, we must either drive the money obsessive elitists and their unprincipled minions from the GOP OR leave the GOP and form a new party. I find the latter a more attractive alternative but understand that it is not more attractive to many here who have spent their lives as I have in the GOP. I refused to vote for Romney and I'm not going back. To get my vote, they will have to earn it by nominating candidates worth voting for.

I would MUCH MUCH prefer that conservatives reclaim the Republican party. I have been a Republican since I first registered to vote back in 1976! But here's the thing -- not I nor anyone else gets to choose which is the better path. We only get to figure out how to adapt to survive. It is looking very much like the ONLY way to survive will be to opt for a new party.

I, too, rejected Romney and voted third party, and am prepared to do so again in 2016.

It all hinges on who the GOP nominates for the 2016 presidential candidate. Even if we vote in the primary, I and millions of American conservatives will have zero voice in that decision. A huge percentage of conservative voices will be silenced because the field will have been narrowed down to perhaps two options by the time it gets to our states, and if it's like last time -- Romney or Ron Paul were my only two "choices" in the GOP presidential primary -- the "choice" will so futile as to be a bad joke.

Sure it's far-fetched to think a new party can win, that conservatives and Americans sick of tyrannical government will overcome liberalism via a new third party. But it is even MORE far-fetched to think the leftist-saturated and controlled GOP will come around in two short years.

I don't like it -- I'd rather vote Republican -- but "it" doesn't care what I like.

27 posted on 06/27/2014 2:30:51 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Dr. Sivana
It will have to be the former.

It can ONLY be the former if a miracle happens.

Otherwise, get ready for a bumpy night. That is, be prepared to take bigger risks (for bigger opportunities) and remember that adapting to survive forces "solutions" that one doesn't see until one has to see them.

28 posted on 06/27/2014 2:35:36 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: BlackElk
If we are serious, we must either drive the money obsessive elitists and their unprincipled minions from the GOP OR leave the GOP and form a new party. I find the latter a more attractive alternative...

More attractive because it admits a fresh start. I agree, and I'm starting to think that the smart thing is to face the fact that so many Republicans in office have betrayed our trust that it would be lunacy to trust the party any more. It is Lucy, Charlie Brown, and the football, but it isn't funny. It's sick and dangerous.

Dreamers think the party will turn around fast enough that regular-Joe Americans will all the sudden, by 2016, believe the Republican party is "trustworthy." Anybody paying even the slightest attention knows that the Republican party stands for "screw you." Democrats and Republicans and Independents and Conservatives ALL know this.

That is going to be the same attitude they will have in two years -- unless there's a miracle, they will be so skeptical of any Republican that the party identity alone will be a huge liability. The party stands for nothing, it ignores its platform, and that's the image Americans have of it.

Limited government Americans need to unite under a new party. A SECOND party, the opposition to the pro-government party that goes by the names "Republican" and "Democrat."

We might as well face it now, instead of waiting another 18 months.

Do you think I'm crazy, BlackElk? Is it going to come down to waiting until AFTER the primaries, then standing there with our pants down, again?

29 posted on 06/27/2014 6:00:57 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: bigbob

“They’re giving the money to the RNC and NRCC instead.”

Who is the “they” who alleged are giving VA organizational funds to the RNC/NRCC? Is it the Republican Party of Virginia?


30 posted on 06/28/2014 8:24:25 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Impy; BlackElk; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
>> 1912, democrats won 290 House seats (2/3s exactly) with 43% of the total votes because of the split between the GOP and TR’s progressives, Woodrow Wilson won the White House with a huge EC majority despite just 42% of the popular vote. We could not survive a democrat supermajority Congress today. <<

I really don't understand how the RATs accomplished that on the congressional level since we are not a parliamentary system and the vote for Congress wasn't tied to the vote for President.

In order to similarly split the vote at the congressional level, the "Progressive Party" (a new third party created solely for Teddy Roosevelt's egotistical Presidential run, it wasn't related to previous "Progressive Party" campaigns in the U.S.) would have to slate candidates aligned to Teddy's ideals in each of the 435 congressional districts. Furthermore, the quality of the candidates themselves would ALSO have to mirror the presidential choices... if you had an extremely popular incumbent Republican congressman up for re-election against a weak Dem and a no-name, underfunded "Progressive" candidate, its unlikely the Progressive candidate would get the same % of people who pulled the lever for Teddy to do the same for him, and its very likely the Republican candidate for Congress would outperform Taft at the top of the ticket. Also, in 1912, there were numerous areas of the country that were 1 party Republican and simply never had any RATs on ballot (ironically, most of those places, like Vermont, are now safe Dem)

If anything, I would have assumed the Republicans did well in Congressional races in 1912 because they're usually straight Republican vs. Democrat races, and most Wilson voters would vote RAT, while most Taft voters and a plurality of Teddy voters would pick the "R" over the "D" in a two way race.

In short, I'm shocked the RATS did so well on the congressional level.

31 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:20 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: tanknetter

Cantor lost because his constituents got tired of being ignored and treated to snotty responses when they tried to contact him with their concerns. Cantor was too busy being important to listen to the people who put him in office. Now they put him out.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 1:13:00 AM PDT by Octar
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To: BillyBoy

I don’t know many total candidates they ran but the Progs got 13% of the total vote according to Wikipedia, (winning just 10 seats), GOP 35% , rats 43% (several points less than they got in 1910 when they just edged the GOP in popular vote yet won a good majority of seats), and the Socialists over 6% (slightly outpolling the Debs Presidential Ticket).

The Progressive vote was almost entirely out of the GOP hide, and it was more than enough to screw us, it doesn’t take a lot.

This was long before ticket splitting became in vogue, incumbents personal popularity was not a major factor back then, people voted party. We’re lucky the majority of TR votes stuck with the GOP on the Congressional level, if the split in Congressional vote was the same as in the POTUS race 27% prog, 23% GOP, the rats would have won an even huger majority, maybe around 80%, like Wilson got in the electoral college.

The UK may see Labour win a decent majority with well under 40% of the vote thanks to the Tory/UKIP split.


33 posted on 06/29/2014 1:17:16 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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