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Eric Cantorís Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake. And Itís Awful.
Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2014 | Michael Tomasky

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. It’s one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history—and it’s bad for America. Here’s 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 here’s the other thing: Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party. He was in fact the Tea Party’s guy in the leadership for much of the Barack Obama era. He carried the tea into the speaker’s office. And still he got creamed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014gopprimary; 2104midterms; adiospendejo; brat; elections; ericcantor; gope; open; openprimary; primary; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; va2014
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To: livius

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.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:09 PM PDT by martiangohome
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To: lbryce

A close one?

55 to 45 is not close.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:09 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

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.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:13 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: lbryce

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.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:14 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ConorMacNessa

mcconnell wants to have nice lunches with the libs destroying our country.


45 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lbryce

Foxnews, Megan Kelly’s show, is going crazy over this.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT by Road Warrior Ď04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: lbryce

TAke that dumasky. And it is not imigration reform. It is amnesty.


47 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: skeeter

“Why bother commenting on a screed from someone so clueless.”

Yeah, after all it’s “The Daily Beast”


48 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:02 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: lbryce
It’s one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history

Drama queen.....

49 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:37 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: lbryce

This is upsetting all the right people for all the right reasons.


50 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:54 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: lbryce

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.


51 posted on 06/10/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: lbryce

I think cantor’s big mistake was to blindly follow the barfly Weeper of the House, Boehner - one down, and one to go.


52 posted on 06/10/2014 6:48:20 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: lbryce

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.


53 posted on 06/10/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rubio and fellow sell outs in the House --BEWARE)
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To: celmak

“Open primary”

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.


54 posted on 06/10/2014 6:49:33 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: lbryce

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Tomasky

So if Tomasky doesn’t like it, it must be very, VERY good.


55 posted on 06/10/2014 6:50:47 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: SADMILLIE
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56 posted on 06/10/2014 6:51:41 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: lbryce

57 posted on 06/10/2014 6:52:43 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: Jim Robinson
BUMP
58 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:04 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Viennacon
This liberal wack job writer tells you everything you need to know about Cantor. The libs loved Cantor so much they now are having a heart-attack because he lost. You know darn well they would not have had the same reaction if a true conservative had lost the primary. It is sickening to see how the establishment Republicans are totally in sync with the liberal commies.
59 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:35 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: Jim Robinson

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!


60 posted on 06/10/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT by free from tyranny
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