There will be lots of 2nd guessing tmw on Cantor loss #VA07. Surely will focus on debt ceiling/leadership role, but his religion a role too?
Skip to comments.The GOP just lost its only non-Christian in Congress
Posted on 06/11/2014 5:22:37 PM PDT by Faith Presses On
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss means Congress will soon say goodbye to its only Jewish Republican.
And not only that; it also means there will likely be no Republicans in Congress who profess to be anything other than a Christian.
According to data collected by the Pew Forum at the start of the 113th Congress last year, the GOP conference was 69 percent Protestant, 25 percent Catholic, 4 percent Mormon and 1 percent Orthodox Christian.
Cantor (Va.) was the only member of any other faith on the Republican side in either the House or the Senate -- out of 278 members. There are no non-religious Republicans in Congress either.
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Just why is it important now?
Poor Hatch is ignored. I guess they really do hate Mormons.
Cantor’s backers tried to paint both of his opponents as anti-semites.
There were whispers in 2000 when Cantor ran.
I dont think Cantor was involved. But his campaign people wanted to use the issue.
The libs are becoming quite entertaining with their multiple silly little explanations of why we are kicking RINO bu...er...Obamaholes out of office.
So they have played the “Jooooooos” card now.
I thought Mormons do not qualify as Christians.
When Lindsey Graham is gone we won’t have any transvestites either.
I wouldn’t call any of them Christians.
Gruber On Chairman Cobb: Im sure hed like the glory of continuing to be district chair and driving that big black SUV thats parked out front with the VA7GOP license plate on it. Looks like a government Nazi car. Eric Cantor drives one. Secret Service drives them. Big black, youve seen it, obviously, in some kind of government film.
He could have substituted Obama for Nazi. Nothing wrong with what was said but the Drifty Boys were on it.
I agree. So? He’s a public SERVANT not a Rabbi.
So what? It’s a Christian country.
So? Show me a single democrat who will profess being a Christian.
I figured that he was Jewish because "cantor" was usually associated with Judaism. Remember Eddie Cantor?
From Wikipedia: Eddie Cantor, born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter. Wikipedia.
I used to see him in old movies. He was great.
3.The Faith and Family Alliance got nailed for a dirty mailer in June 2000. Sent out four days before the election, that mailer attacked Eric Cantor, who was running for the nomination for the House, accusing him of being a millionaire lawyer who didnt pay his own [taxes]. He got caught. He got fined. And he finally was forced to pay $31,527.17 in back taxes. That along with a nasty anti-Semitic whisper campaign made for a truly nasty campaign against Cantor. The mailer was funded by Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), who was running against Cantor.
Where was this nasty campaign if it existed?
Mormons believe that Jesus and Lucifer were brothers.
I can't think of how MORE WRONG they could be in every sense of the word.
They sure can't call themselves Christians.
LOL! Slow day down at WaPo for Aaron and the boys.
They played it right around yesterday midnight: Lefties Drag Cantor's Jewish Faith Into Shocking Loss....
Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake told CNN on Tuesday that candidate George W. Bush "just didn't pay a high enough price" in the 2000 election for his DUI arrest that occurred more than 20 years prior.
To paint conservatives as anti-Semite. Nevermind that his religious affiliation never came up and played no role in either his victories or his loss. Time for the victim card.
NB Publisher Bozell Slams WashPost Blogger for Requesting Dirt on Gingrich Via Twitter
By NB Staff | November 29, 2011 | 17:55
The Washington Post should either fire Aaron Blake or “acknowledge that it doesn’t have a semblance of objectivity left to it,” NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto on his Your World program this afternoon.
The Media Research Center (MRC) founder was reacting to this November 28 tweet by the Post political blogger (video of segment follows page break):
Really? This is the spin the left is going to put on the VA-7 primary? House majority leader Eric Cantor lost his primary because Republicans dont like Jews?
You can’t honestly call a single Dem a Christian.
Because he lost, and they hadn’t even thought to use the race card til now.
so what. i care about are they gonna be conservative and actively roll back liberalism.
OK, I’ll suggest to Murray Sabrin that he run and we will have a Jewish republican in the house.
Since no Christian denomination considers Mormonism Christian, why would an anti-Christian newspaper call it Christian?
The GOP just lost its only non-Christian in Congress
Keith Elliot the Moslem isn’t in congress any more ???
and then theres Harry Reid also a non-Christian...hes a Mormon...
“And not only that; it also means there will likely be no Republicans in Congress who profess to be anything other than a Christian.”
Not true. I believe Keith Ellison is a Muslim and didn’t he take the oath of office with his hand on the Book of Satan er the Koran?
The comPost is trying to pretend they’re pro-Israel.
One of the comments at the site was excellent:
Eric Cantor was Jewish 14 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 12 years ago, and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 10 years ago, and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 8 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 6 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 4 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 2 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish and pushed illegal immigrant amnesty and was defeated in the primary.
He must have lost because he was Jewish.
Just another example of the leftist media’s hatred of the Christian religion... complete with a comparison of the “Republican Christian theocracy” to the Taliban in the comments below the article. Just so you know, the Protestants are also getting hosed.
The shooters in Las Vegas allegedly draped a victim with a Gadsen Flag with a swastika on it (that alone is a cognitive disconnect, imho, and why that event reeks).
The media are trying desperately to make some sort of connection between the TEA party and neo-nazis and such.
It was one of the attacks used (with some success) on Militia groups during the Clinton Administration after the Oklahoma City Bombing, equating the then equivalent of 'bitter clingers' (Bible reading, Constitution suppporting, gun-owner types) with the likes of Stormfront.
It is part of the Left's campaign to present Conservatives as a 'hate group' in order to get people to dissociate themselves from Conservative values, especially with the anti-RKBA media putsch going on as a preparatory bombardment for the next assault on the Second Amendment, partly as a distraction from the crimes of the Bergdahl swap.
I am Jewish and my response to this article is, “So what!”
Congressmen are supposed to represent us in political matters, not religious ones. I don’t care what religion my reps are, so long as they abide by their promises and their oaths. I am glad that Cantor is gone.
As for txrefugee’s comments, he can stick them where the sun don’t shine. Yes, SOME Jews like and benefit from big government, but some vehemently oppose it and don’t benefit...just like Catholics, Protestants, Moslems, Hindus, atheists and so on. Nothing like displaying your ignorance and prejudice for thousands to see. Moron!
Keith is a D. DFLP to be exact.
Bizarre Randomness. We have a socialist in the White House, the borders are being over-run, careless VA healthcare, Bengazi, Fast and Furious, Rampant Lies, and religious bigots are lurking.
I was thinking in the whole Congress.
It was well publicized that Cantor is a Jew...but what does that have to do with the price of tea in china.? Did Cantor represent his district or was he an actor for the GOPe.? Since the voters in his district were the arbiters of his job performance we know the answer don’t we. But they will do anything to paint conservatives as “phobics”
No, it is not. The election and reelection of Barack Hussein Obama, the first Moslem President has proven that.
This is from the people who booed God multiple times at their convention.
And the Democrats don’t have any Christians in Congress.
Yesirree, denied God three times on national television they did.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear.