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BREAKING: AP just called it for Brat!!!!
AP | 06-10-2014 | kolath

Posted on 06/10/2014 5:05:51 PM PDT by Kolath

AP just called the race for Brat in the VA-7 race.

But, but, but....they said the Tea Party was dead!!!!


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014gopprimary; 2014midterms; adiospendejo; amnesty; brat; cantor; gop; va2014; virginia
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To: gwgn02

Amen, amen, amen!


151 posted on 06/10/2014 6:29:27 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: jsdjason

The Wisconsin primary is in August? If Ryan has a challenger, maybe he’ll keep his mouth shut from here on out on immigration.


152 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:08 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Reddy

Wooo Hooo


153 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:54 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Kolath; All

Tweet from Erick Erickson:

“Note to the media: When the GOP says Cantor didn’t take the race seriously, ask them why he outspent his opponent 27:1”


154 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: CrosscutSaw

No Tea Party support for Brat???? Shame on them. Good for Coulter and Ingraham.


155 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Reddy

No way! No way!


156 posted on 06/10/2014 6:35:00 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Viennacon

Watch out for him and others in the lame duck session.


157 posted on 06/10/2014 6:35:48 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I still can’t believe that bit with Alaska, there’s no way that insane woman won.

That said, this is some great news, made my day, let’s hope the momentum keeps going.


158 posted on 06/10/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Kolath

Now Ann Coulter is crying the blues.


159 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:17 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Jim Noble

Fox has been left leaning for a lot of years Jim, I don’t watch it either.


160 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:30 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: BillyBoy
Dave Brat: Meet The Candidate Who Beat Eric Cantor

Sounds like a decent candidate and representative.
161 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:24 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Kolath

The Republic strikes back. Praise the Almighty.

Proud of ya’, VA-7.


162 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: dowcaet; All

“The establishment got its long overdue wakeup call”

Understand folks...
This is even a bigger deal than you think, for a couple of different reasons.

- His district was gerrymandered even deeper red, to assure his reelections.

- The entire DC R establishment has been buying into his good graces, for the day when he was to take over the gavel.

- Without Cantor and his group’s support, Boehner will likely lose the speakership.


163 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Bulwyf

Well Murkowski is a vengeful jackass just like her daddy..is Cantor that much of a jerkoff to do the same thing, will have to wait and see


164 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Kolath

Here’s what I don’t understand: I’m thrilled that the amnesty pushing illegal loving RINO Cantor has lost. HOWEVER, in South Carolina, an even BIGGER amnesty pusher and Obama butt buddy Miss Lindsay Gayham has won re-election with over a majority of the vote. I don’t understand. Yes, Graham outspent his opponents massively, but so did Cantor. Not to offend any South Carolinian Freepers but...are Virginians simply smarter?


165 posted on 06/10/2014 6:41:01 PM PDT by RB156
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Be vigilant, be ready.

God bless the real Americans!

I hope the domino effect is starting heh.


166 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:36 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Snickering Hound

LIKE


167 posted on 06/10/2014 6:43:29 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Girlene

Brat is a college professor who served as an economic adviser to RAT governor Tim Kaine and promotes much more Ayn Rand sytle libertarianism than either traditional or social conservatism. I suspect he might be a closet Paulbot.

Hopefully my fears are misplaced and he turns out to be a solid mainstream and reliable conservative, but I have my doubts so I’m taking a wait and see approach.


168 posted on 06/10/2014 6:45:09 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Jim Noble
FOX news says it’s good for Democrats because Hispanics will hatehatehate those wascally wascally wepublicans.

Amnesty is good for Democrats because (insert favorite reason here, long list to choose from).

169 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:01 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Reddy

Also didnt happen in SC, where McCain girlfriend and Uber RINO amnesty loving Linda Graham defeated a half dozen conservative candidates for reelection.


170 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:08 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself")
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To: Kolath

Thank you, Virginia!!!! Now, to re-educate Paul Ryan! one less obombabut, in Virginia. Still pinching myself.


171 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:17 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Kolath

Thank you, Virginia!!!! Now, to re-educate Paul Ryan! one less obombabut, in Virginia. Still pinching myself.


172 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:17 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: RB156

South Carolina was a state wide vote (senator) compared to Cantor’s seat which had a whopping 65,000 total votes for the Representative seat. Also, Cantor only had one challenger - Brat; Graham had six.

I haven’t heard Graham push the amnesty/illegal stuff lately; I think Cantor has been talking about the Dream Act.

Those are some reasons I see. It’s a shame there wasn’t one challenger to Graham.....he might have been able to gain some traction with the right support.


173 posted on 06/10/2014 6:48:37 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: latina4dubya
so who now is the Majority Leader?

That will be decided in January.

174 posted on 06/10/2014 6:49:34 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Kolath

CHAOS AT HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR ELECTION HEADQUARTERS

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166083/posts#comment


175 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Girlene

So Graham was smart enough to back off his support of amnesty just in time for the primary whereas Cantor wasn’t? I suppose that makes sense, but I wish voters had longer memories! McCain went right back to his RINO antics after winning his primary despite talking like a solid conservative during it, I expect the same from Linda.


176 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT by RB156
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To: BillyBoy
Brat is a college professor who served as an economic adviser to RAT governor Tim Kaine and promotes much more Ayn Rand sytle libertarianism than either traditional or social conservatism. I suspect he might be a closet Paulbot.

Well, he has a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Seminary...so I'd say he's fairly socially conservative. ( Wild guess, of course.)
177 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:55 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: RB156

Yes, Graham and McCain are (wacko)birds of the same feather.


178 posted on 06/10/2014 6:59:16 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Girlene; Impy

The guy having a religious background and promoting Ayn Rand’s objectionism is a contradiction to me. It would be like an IRS official promoting the Fair Tax.

Here’s a random oddity. I just noted Brat and Cantor look alike enough where they could be fraternal twins, or at least Brat could be Cantor’s stunt double in movies. (Of course, just because they look alike doesn’t mean they will vote that way) From a distance, I wouldn’t even know they changed Congressmen:

http://faculty.rmc.edu/dbrat/brat.JPG
http://media.salon.com/2010/05/gop_wants_to_cut_federal_budget_16_percent_at_a_time.jpg

http://www.breitbart.com/mediaserver/8AF4499718C4468A96D803B716611802.jpg
http://media.fresnobee.com/smedia/2014/06/06/05/27/340-KoLoI.AuSt.55.jpeg


179 posted on 06/10/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Kolath

This Virginian says......
Holy Crap!!!


180 posted on 06/10/2014 7:02:42 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: staytrue

What’s your take on Cantor’s flameout? How was he as Majority Leader?


181 posted on 06/10/2014 7:03:45 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Kolath

I’m a resident of the 7th District, and after the 2012 election I called it quits and did not vote in 2013, but I despise Cantor so much that I joined Mrs. OP today and went to polls and voted for Brat. And I’m damned glad I did.


182 posted on 06/10/2014 7:08:15 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I agree. Every time Cameron opens his mouth, I know which way the wind will blow..he is NOT a Conservative.


183 posted on 06/10/2014 7:08:57 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Tonytitan

thank you...


184 posted on 06/10/2014 7:10:11 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Kolath

Great news....


185 posted on 06/10/2014 7:11:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Thank you, dear Lord. Thank you Virginia for getting out there, doing the right thing and voting for a Conservative, who shows great promise.


186 posted on 06/10/2014 7:11:39 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Kolath

OMG - can it really be starting????


187 posted on 06/10/2014 7:21:13 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Girlene

“If Ryan has a challenger, maybe he’ll keep his mouth shut from here on out on immigration.”

We can only hope.

What will be the RINO spin tomorrow on why Cantor lost?


188 posted on 06/10/2014 7:21:29 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: yorkiemom

When a RINO is spun - - - [better not].


189 posted on 06/10/2014 7:23:22 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: matginzac
This Virginian says...... Holy Crap!!!

You and me both. I didn't see this coming. This bodes really well that real conservatives are getting to the polls and are voting smartly.

The general election will be a all hands on deck event.

190 posted on 06/10/2014 7:24:30 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: BillyBoy

lol...yes, I noticed that, as well; they have some physical similarities.

Not sure I know what Rand’s objectivism entails. What I took from Rand’s writing was the dangers of collectivism .....she promoted individual rights. That is not anti-religion, even though she was.


191 posted on 06/10/2014 7:25:23 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: Kolath
Overheard on the interwebs:

I saw Brat this morning on Chuck Todd saying that the solution to world poverty wasn’t to import 7 billion people.

192 posted on 06/10/2014 7:26:25 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Girlene

That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Thank you! :-D


193 posted on 06/10/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: BillyBoy

You are a well-known GOP-e pimp. Spare us the concern trolling.


194 posted on 06/10/2014 7:29:03 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: BillyBoy

I mentioned the look a likeness to my husband tonight.
It’s a bit eerie.


195 posted on 06/10/2014 7:29:57 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Kolath

You know, I’m not that suprised over this, but I am pleased. Cantor played the amnesty card for the past month, and in a R district such as his, he deserves to lose.


196 posted on 06/10/2014 7:31:19 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: kevao

“Yes, this is for real. Not enough of Eric’s illegal alien friends turned out to vote for him today. He forgot — they only vote Democrat.”

best line of the day. mostly because you’re right


197 posted on 06/10/2014 7:35:16 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Zhang Fei

Enjoy his conversation with Chuck:

http://www.msnbc.com/the-daily-rundown/watch/immigration-key-in-virginia-races-277912643619


198 posted on 06/10/2014 7:35:59 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: yorkiemom
What will be the RINO spin tomorrow on why Cantor lost?

I don't know. Maybe they'll claim democrats crossed over to push the Tea Party candidate. Wonder if Cantor is considering running as a write-in candidate.
199 posted on 06/10/2014 7:39:07 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; randita; InterceptPoint; Viennacon; yongin; ...

Well, I was dead wrong about this not being competitive, decisive 11 point win for Brat. Looks like Cantor’s negative ads backfired (and it was wrong to paint Brat’s non-partisan service on the “Joint Advisory Board of Economists” as being a part of the Kaine Administration)

As you say, hope he’s not a Paulbot. Not to be paranoid, but unfortunately you always have to worry about that when someone sounds a libertarian note.

Safe seat, the general election is irrelevant, no matter how much the WA Post hopes their boy can win (Cantor’s body is still warm and already they are profiling the rat). That freakish moonbat, Mike Dickerson, is not on the ballot. The rat state committee selected their own college professor, Jack Trammell.


200 posted on 06/10/2014 7:41:16 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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