Skip to comments.Eric Cantorís Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake. And Itís Awful.
Posted on 06/10/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT by lbryce
How did the No. 2 man in the House lose a primary? Chalk it up to immigration and the Tea Party. Its one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral historyand its bad for America. Heres the thing: Eric Cantor did not fall asleep in this race. He spent around $5 million. He ran lots of TV ads. He knew this was going to be a close one. He campaigned. And he still got creamed.
And heres the other thing: Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party. He was in fact the Tea Partys guy in the leadership for much of the Barack Obama era. He carried the tea into the speakers office. And still he got creamed.
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We’ll see on the numbers, but it’s a good possibility that there was significant cross-over.
Cantor was a lock in November. Now, the seat is up for grabs. Expect a bazillion dollars of “Tea Party nutjob hates immigrant children” ads.
A close one?
55 to 45 is not close.
well,then who is going to replace Boenher as speaker? I heard it was going to be Cantor, guess not, looks like it will be “Speaker Of The House Paul” come 2017.
Why is he pouring so much energy into the notion that Cantor was LOVED by Tea party folks..?
Because they’re worried that lib voters will be intrigued and inspired by a Tea Party defeat of a man they HATED:
THIS way the old, “Tea Party = GOP & GOP = Tea Party” narrative goes undisturbed.
It’s a way to shut down new interest in the Tea Party.
mcconnell wants to have nice lunches with the libs destroying our country.
Foxnews, Megan Kelly’s show, is going crazy over this.
TAke that dumasky. And it is not imigration reform. It is amnesty.
“Why bother commenting on a screed from someone so clueless.”
Yeah, after all it’s “The Daily Beast”
This is upsetting all the right people for all the right reasons.
Cantor flip flopped and lost. Graham flip flopped and won. Why? South Carolina has an open primary, so Democrats can help choose the GOP candidate. After Graham wins, he will keep the Democrats happy who voted for him.
The Republicans in SC are not conservatives or they would change this.
I think cantor’s big mistake was to blindly follow the barfly Weeper of the House, Boehner - one down, and one to go.
The only goddamned immigration problem we have is that no one in the GOP in DC has the nerve to enforce current laws designed to make the crooks self deport.
The pro illegal alien crowd is nothing more than a bunch of communist fronts allied with big business designed to screw the middle class from both sides.
Hell no, time to fight the communists and the blue bloods in the streets.
Degenerate little twerp Marco Rubio (who never held a real job in his life) and his minions in the RNC want to legalize 11 million criminal aliens and import another 20 million on top of that, further depressing the stagnant wages of the middle class that are being further eroded by higher taxes and the unprecedented grand theft of disposable income if you actually use your medical insurance to go to the Hospital.
All in the name of his ethnicity and his allegiance to the blue bloods and country clubbers who he sees as his ticket to more power.
Sociopaths like Rubio and that degenerate SCUMBAG REINCE PRIEBUS (who should have RESIGNED after losing to the communists) make me want to vomit.
Seek mental help RNC , or join the communist party USA, they have the same position on illegal immigration as you do.
That’s what I’m thinking - bunch of dems vote for the “weak” Republican, and then the Dem wins the final election. I hope we are wrong.
Michael Tomasky (born 1960) is a liberal American columnist, journalist and author. He is the editor in chief of Democracy, a special correspondent for Newsweek / The Daily Beast, a contributing editor for The American Prospect, and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.
So if Tomasky doesn’t like it, it must be very, VERY good.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Hillary? Are you listening, you rabid, powerhungry slut!
Go back and crawl under some rock. Where? How the hell would I know.
Arkansas? New York? How about Chicago? South Chicago? God is waiting there for you!