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  • One-day Brat Fest Fundraiser to Help Little Girl in "Slender Man" Case

    08/29/2014 8:04:12 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 9 replies
    The Isthmus, Madison, WI ^ | Published On: Aug 28 2014 06:11:32 PM CDT Updated On: Aug 29 2014 09:05:29 AM CDT | Unattributed
    Hearts for Healing Special Events Brat sale fundraiser (for medical bills of the victim of May stabbing in Waukesha), 7 am-6 pm, 8/29, Metcalfe's-West Towne, with music, well-wishes heart craft project; drive through pickup available 7-9 am. 608-234-6029 When: 08/29/14 @ 7:00am Call: 608-234-6029 Web: heartsforhealingfundraiser.com More Information: One-day Brat Fest Fundraiser to Help Little Girl in "Slender Man" Case A "Mini-brat fest" produced by Metcalfe's Market, presented by Johnsonville, and in cooperation with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29 in the parking lot of Metcalfe's Market on Madison's west...
  • Man Buys 23 Burger King Apple Pies to Spite a Small (Spoiled Rotten, Bratty) Child

    08/07/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 128 replies
    Eater.com ^ | Eater.com
    <p>Apparently, after waiting in line in front of a careless mother and her screaming small child, a man who was having a bad day (and had a headache) decided to ruin that family's day: The child was screaming "I want fucking pie!" so the man bought up every last pie — all 23 of them — and walked out of the Burger King location, turning only to see the enraged mother and child, helpless as the cashier told them that the restaurant had just sold out of pie.</p>
  • Dave Brat shakes up campaign a month after topping Eric Cantor

    07/09/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2014 | By David Sherfinski
    Economics professor Dave Brat, who bested House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a GOP primary a month ago in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, has hired his third campaign manager of the race. Mr. Brat announced that Phil Rapp, an aide to state Sen. Bill Stanley, Franklin Republican, will be the campaign’s manager heading to the fall after Amanda Chase, a former Cantor staffer, ran things during the transition from the primary to the general election. The Brat campaign also announced it is bringing on Tim Edson as a general consultant. Mr. Edson was the campaign manager for former Florida congressman...
  • UPDATE: Goodlatte holds meeting with Shenandoah Valley tea party leadership after Cantor’s loss

    07/05/2014 10:11:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    LynnRMitchell.com ^ | Lynn R. Mitchell
    UPDATE: Congressman Goodlatte’s office responded to this post: “Congressman Goodlatte requested this meeting with SVTPP in May, well before the June 10th primary, as part of his continued outreach to groups throughout the Sixth District. The headline of your post is quite misleading, making it look like the meeting was requested in response to Eric Cantor’s loss, which is not the case.” The Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots (SVTPP) reported in their June 29 newsletter that they were asked by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) to meet to air their concerns, an hour-long event that took place on June 17, just...
  • 4 Questions for Politico

    07/03/2014 3:53:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Water, Carried: Politico‘s Seung Min Kim and Carrie Budoff Brown sum up “How immigration reform died.” Some questions for them: 1) Is it true “reformers largely won the August recess [of 2013]? That sure wasn’t my recollection. My recollection is that initial opposition to amnesty at town halls was muted, in large part because frightened GOP congressmen simply stopped holding town halls. Reporters sympathetic to the “reformers” immediately rushed write stories claiming that “Immigration Reformers are Winning August.” (SNIP) You never seem to carry water for opponents of “comprehensive” legislation. Do we need to leak to you more? Take out...
  • Scorched Earth: Eric Cantor’s Staff, Supporters Drain Cash From Virginia GOP, Dave Brat

    06/27/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT · by bigbob · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-27-14 | David Steinberg
    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...
  • Dave Brat: I'm not 'Tea Partier Dave'

    06/25/2014 1:12:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25 2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    Almost exactly two weeks ago, Dave Brat gained national attention by pulling off a primary win over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor that he called "an unbelievable miracle." Then he went underground. In the past fortnight, Brat has mostly ducked national media, changed up his campaign staff, and started to adjust to life as -- willing or not -- a grassroots conservative icon of incumbent vulnerability. He spoke with the Washington Examiner this morning about his efforts to reintroduce himself to the public and his campaign plans moving forward. Here are highlights from that conversation: Sign Up for the Politics...
  • Elites Beware: Eric Cantor's Defeat May Signal a Populist Revolution

    06/11/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 48 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    WEST CHESTER, Pa—Expecting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to win his GOP primary in Virginia, I spent Election Day in Pennsylvania—interviewing angry Republicans, Democrats, and independents about the rise of political populism. I was in the wrong state, but I had the right topic. Cantor's defeat has less to do with immigration reform than it does with an uneven movement that should frighten conservative and liberal political elites to their shallow cores. Americans see a grim future for themselves, their children and their country. They believe their political leaders are selfish, greedy, and short-sighted—unable and/or unwilling to shield most people...
  • MCCARTHY BLAMES DEMS FOR CANTOR LOSS

    06/23/2014 5:52:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014
    House Majority Leader-elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed crossover votes by Democrats for Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) surprise primary defeat at the hands of David Brat in an interview on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday. He stated that was surprised by Cantor’s defeat, and did say that “all politics are local” when asked why he thought Cantor lost. McCarthy added that he had “read five different analyses” and one theory he came across was “Democrats voted 30 percent in [that race].”
  • Ex-Im Bank renewal in jeopardy

    06/22/2014 4:05:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    As part of his bid to become majority leader, McCarthy told his Republican colleagues in a closed-door meeting that he wouldn't overstep Hensarling on Ex-Im -- a major blow to the bank's future. The bank expires if the House doesn't produce a bill to reauthorize it, and Hensarling's committee has jurisdiction on the issue.Business groups fear the shake-up in House leadership will set back their efforts to renew authorization for the Export-Import bank. With Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) -- an Ex-Im critic during the 2012 battle -- jumping into the majority whip post, supporters of the bank say a divided...
  • Brat Focuses on Unifying 'Mainstream American Principles We All Believe In'

    06/19/2014 6:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    In the first major press conference since his stunning primary victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) on June 10, Virginia's 7th Congressional District Republican nominee Dave Brat focused on the unifying "mainstream American principles we all believe in." Speaking outside his Glenn Allen headquarters in suburban Richmond Thursday morning, Brat noted that his supporters, volunteers, and campaign staffers "are coming from all corners of the Republican party and beyond. We've got long-time Republicans of all stripes. We have Tea Partiers, independents, and libertarians on board." "This is precisely what this campaign is all about from the beginning. We're...
  • WHAT DOES DAVE BRAT MEAN BY ‘AMNESTY’?

    06/18/2014 8:01:31 PM PDT · by Bratch · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 18, 2014 | Jon Cassidy
    The lesson of Dave Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor last week is being missed: In all pundits’ talk about immigration, no one has stopped to point out that Brat boldly grabbed the third rail of American politics, ripped it off the tracks, and beat Cantor with it.George W. Bush, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry all rhetorically touched entitlement programs and lived, but I’ve never seen a politician tell the plain, actuarial truth the way Brat did and get rewarded for it. Republicans should be overjoyed that they can finally shout about underfunded social programs. Instead, the only lesson they’re learning...
  • Meet the ‘evangelical’ Catholics who are remaking the GOP

    06/16/2014 6:46:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    How many voters know that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is a Roman Catholic? Or that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is a Southern Baptist, not a Latino Catholic? Or that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio worships at both a Catholic parish and an evangelical church? More importantly, does it matter? Actually, it does in today’s Republican Party, where a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories. These prominent Republicans are emblematic of the new religious amalgam that, in many instances, has helped refashion denominational differences that were once almost insurmountable. Look no further than...
  • Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot

    06/16/2014 3:05:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 15, 2014 | David Carr
    It’s now clear why the primary defeat of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, came so completely out of the blue last week: Beltway blindness that put a focus on fund-raising, power-brokering and partisan back-and-forth created a reality distortion field that obscured the will of the people. But that affliction was not Mr. Cantor’s alone; it is shared by the political press. Reporters and commentators might want to pause and wipe the egg off their faces before they go on camera to cluck-cluck about how Mr. Cantor, Republican of Virginia, missed signs of the insurgency that took him out. There...
  • Dave Brat rising: A better Ron Paul?

    06/16/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bernie Quigley
    Like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Dave Brat sends a shock through the New York/Washington axis. His victory shows a classic denial of political reality by the political establishment. It comes because the establishment holds fast to "the way we were" and won't let go. 'Twas ever thus, but all the money, all the influence, all the mainstream propaganda from Hollywood and the Eastern press cannot hold it back. The new century rises to new themes; the old falls away to ruins. I have been saying here that what we have been seeing...
  • Liberal Media Are Very Concerned Over Cantor’s Primary Loss

    06/15/2014 10:00:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | June 12, 2014 | William Teach
    They are Very Concerned about the extremists taking over or something. Here’s the NY Times Editorial Board The forces of political nihilism not only remain alive and well within the Republican Party, but they are on the rise. Witness the way they shook Washington on Tuesday by removing from power Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who had been one of the most implacable opponents to the reform of immigration, health care and taxation. His crime (in addition to complacent campaigning)? He was occasionally obliged, as a leader, to take a few minimalist steps toward governing, like raising the debt...
  • Tea Party-backed candidates try to ride Brat victory wave in remaining primaries

    06/15/2014 3:12:25 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 6 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | June 14, 2014
    <p>Tea Party-backed candidates are trying to ride the momentum after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss earlier this week by portraying their incumbent opponents as out of touch with voters.</p> <p>In Mississippi, six-term GOP incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran has been locked in a neck-and-neck race with Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel.</p>
  • Cantor will vote for Brat (Harrumph!)

    06/15/2014 9:09:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sunday he will vote for Dave Brat, the man who ended his career in Congress, but stopped short of congratulating him or mentioning his name. Cantor, who lost to Brat despite outspending by a margin of 26 to 1, stressed the importance of keeping the Republican Party unified, a message he stressed to Tea Party conservatives in the House after the 2013 government shutdown. Cantor said keeping his seat, Virginia’s 7th congressional district, in Republican hands is a priority and that’s why he’ll vote for Brat, who pummeled him mercilessly on the campaign...
  • The Power of 3,607 (Cantor's loss and what she thinks it means)

    06/15/2014 2:13:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | June 12, 2014 | Susan Estrich
    That's how many people it took to bring down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, doom immigration reform and leave all but the most tea-sodden Republicans quaking. No, it wasn't the Democrats who did it. Various complicated analyses of voting patterns confirm what anyone who has ever tried to convince even their own mother to vote "strategically" knows: Voters don't work that way. They may cast their vote to send a message — that happens all the time — but not to execute a strategy that depends on their voting for someone they don't like at all so that someone else...
  • Bill Bolling on Cantor losing & division

    06/15/2014 1:22:30 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 36 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 11, 2014 | Bill Bolling
    Last night I posted what I thought was a very balanced comment on the 7th district congressional election. I expressed my personal disappointment that Eric Cantor lost, congratulated David Brat on his victory, and expressed concern over the deep divisions that currently exist in our party. I encourage you to read the comments that were made in response. The negativity and vitriol of these comments (dare I say the hate in some of them) reflects what is wrong in our party right now. We have to learn to disagree without being disagreeable, and we have to learn to respect the...
  • Top Jeb Bush Adviser: Cantor Didn't Lose Because of Amnesty

    06/14/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 14, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Top Jeb Bush adviser Mike Murphy, who did not even pay attention to Dave Brat's campaign like Breitbart News did, has falsely been claiming that Cantor's embrace of amnesty for illegal immigrants was not the reason he lost last Tuesday. Liberal writer Mickey Kaus had enough of Murphy's nonsense and slammed him on Twitter on Friday evening. Kaus became Brat's de facto press secretary and top advocate on Twitter in the last months of the campaign because Kaus, like Brat, opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants because it would hurt American workers. He mentioned to Murphy that talk radio host Laura...
  • David Brat Is Right: Let’s not shy away from the truth about what government is

    06/13/2014 11:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 12, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    With just seven little words, the freakout began: “The government holds a monopoly on violence.” These were written by David Brat, a professor of economics at Virginia’s Randolph-Macon College and, now, the Republican party’s nominee for the state’s seventh congressional district. “Unusual” and “eye-opening” was the New York Daily News’s petty verdict. In the Wall Street Journal, Reid Epstein insinuated darkly that the claim cast Brat as a modern-day fascist. And, for his part, Politico’s Ben White suggested that the candidate’s remarks “on Neitzsche and the government monopoly on violence don’t make a whole lot of sense.” As is its...
  • Top Democrat: Tea party swallowed GOP

    06/13/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    DES MOINES — It’s not often that a Democratic Party top national strategist travels to Iowa to lament an election loss of a prominent conservative Republican leader. But that happened Friday when Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz warned that the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican who is the second most-powerful U.S. House leader, could be a harbinger of deeper political extremism, gridlock and obstructionism....
  • The Spin: Eric Cantor's Loss (Vanity)

    06/13/2014 3:45:41 PM PDT · by BobL · 13 replies
    (none) | June 13, 2014 | BobL (self)
    The Spin: Eric Cantor's Loss (Vanity) The Democrats and the Media (really, are they different?) have been climbing all over themselves to convince us that Amnesty was NOT the reason that Eric Cantor lost to Dave Brat on Tuesday (there are even a few trolls on this site saying the same). They even have a poll showing 72% of the people in the district actually support of Amnesty. They are desperate to get Amnesty through this term, and for good reason - it will be a long time before they ever get another chance for such a country-killing (or transforming,...
  • Why Polling Fails - Republicans Couldn’t Predict Eric Cantor’s Loss

    06/12/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by Kenny · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 11, 2014 | FRANK LUNTZ
    ERIC CANTOR wasn’t the only person at a loss for words on Tuesday night. His pollster, McLaughlin & Associates, found itself trying to explain the impossible — how a projected 34 percent lead for the House majority leader 12 days before the election could end up an 11-point loss on Election Day to David Brat of the Tea Party in the Virginia Republican primary. We’ve all been there. There isn’t a pollster alive — me included — who hasn’t had to take the walk of shame, hat in hand, to explain to an angry client why a predicted outcome simply...
  • David Brat’s Biblical Views Shape His Tea Party Politics (Christianity + Capitalism)

    06/13/2014 10:59:57 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Time ^ | June 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Dias
    The Republican primary race in Virginia’s 7th district was a David and Goliath story from the beginning. [snip] Brat’s spiritual life has long been as central to his identity, even though it has also been difficult to pigeonhole. He currently attends a Catholic church, but he also identifies as a Calvinist, and he lists four churches as affiliations on his resume: St. Michael’s Catholic, Christ Church Episcopal, Third Presbyterian, and Shady Grove Methodist. He earned his bachelors from Hope College, a Christian liberal arts college in Holland, Mich., which is historically affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, a Protestant...
  • The young Haverford grad who helped beat Eric Cantor

    06/13/2014 1:32:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jeff Gammage
    In the space of less than a week, 23-year-old Zachary Werrell went from unknown to boy wonder to angry toddler, depending on who was talking. Werrell, who graduated last year from Haverford College, was lauded for having engineered Tuesday's shocking political defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. And, as campaign manager of insurgent David Brat, he was criticized Wednesday for scrubbing his Facebook page, which included provocative comments comparing the shooting of Trayvon Martin with abortion. Multiple efforts to reach Werrell were unsuccessful. His teachers at Haverford, the rigorous, liberal-arts-and-Quaker-values institution on the Main Line, described Werrell as a...
  • Steve King headed to Cantor’s backyard for ‘Stop Amnesty’ rally

    06/12/2014 5:34:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2013 | Molly K. Hooper
    Conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is headed to Cantor’s (R-Va.) hometown of Richmond for a special town-hall meeting on immigration reform. While the event is actually taking place in the district of Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott, NumbersUSA Virginia noted in an alert to activists that Richmond “neighbors the district of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who will play a major role in the fate of any amnesty bill in the House." King was chastised by Cantor and other Republican leaders last month for controversial comments about young illegal immigrants.
  • Sarah Palin sounds off on Eric Cantor’s loss

    06/12/2014 2:39:23 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun. 11, 2014 - 7:04 | Fox News
    Former vice presidential candidate discusses the state of the GOP
  • Dave Brat Talks Big Victory on Hannity: 'It's An Unbelievable Miracle [Video]

    06/12/2014 11:46:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/9/14 | Dave Brat
    Dave Brat, the Republican candidate who pulled a stunning upset and defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary fight, called into Fox News Tuesday night after his big win, telling Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview that "it's a miracle" and said "God acted through the people on my behalf." He thanked everyone who came out to support his campaign to topple a Republican who raised far more money than he did. Brat said that while he's received a ton of tea party support, he didn't run as a tea partier. He supports Republican principles, and made it...
  • Dave Brat and the Return of the Constitution

    06/12/2014 2:16:20 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 6.12.14 | Jeffrey Lord
    From hundreds of people in every part of the country, I heard complaints about how the ever-expanding federal government was encroaching on liberties we’d always taken for granted. I heard it so often that after a while I became convinced that some of our fundamental freedoms were in jeopardy because of the emergence of a permanent government never envisioned by the framers of the Constitution: a federal bureaucracy that was becoming so powerful it was able to set policy and thwart the desires not only of ordinary citizens, but their elected representatives in Congress. So wrote Ronald Reagan of the...
  • A wake-up call for GOP, Bush

    06/12/2014 5:14:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 36 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/12/14 | Adrianna Cohen
    If Jeb Bush was considering a White House run in 2016, he’d better think again. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning loss Tuesday night to underfunded Tea Party candidate David Brat in Virginia has sent shock waves through the Republican Party — including to Jeb Bush, who will now have to reassess whether he even has a shot at the Oval Office. Cantor’s remarkable defeat was a nationwide wake-up call that not only is the Tea Party formidable, but that Republican voters are not happy with the GOP’s 
establishment position on 
amnesty for illegal immigrants and other hot-button issues fracturing...
  • Bad sign: Cantor’s vanquisher surprised MSNBC host isn’t just celebrating his victory

    And while tea party groups and talk radio hosts are celebrating the downfall of a Republican member of Congress who came to symbolize the “establishment,” there are indications that this enthusiasm is misplaced. In the wake of his victory, Brat joined MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Wednesday where he received a gentle grilling and was asked for his position on a variety of policy matters. Brat seemed entirely unprepared to have to speak on issues of substance. In fact, he suggested – perhaps (hopefully) jokingly – that he thought Todd invited him on the program merely to celebrate his victory....
  • Hey Non-Virginians... Ever Seen the State Flag/Seal?

    06/12/2014 1:53:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'Sic Semper Tyrannis' relates to the illustration shown of a  revolutionary citizen defeating a ruling class 'tyrant', and means: 'Always THUS to Tyrants' Fitting in the wake of this week's events in the Commonwealth-  and to the proud patriots of Virginia's 7th District I say THANK YOU  for delivering a message on behalf of all of us to today's tyrannical ruling class when the opportunity presented itself... God Bless and thanks again! Hey stoopid, you're next
  • David Brat, the Libertarian Who Beat Eric Cantor, Doesn't Believe in the "Common" Good

    06/12/2014 1:36:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 11, 2014 | Molly Redden and David Corn
    Brat has called for slashing Social Security, Medicare, and education spending and says "rich" nations don't have to fear climate change. When tea party challenger David Brat sent Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House majority leader, to the ash heap on Tuesday night, vanquishing the incumbent by more than 10 points in the primary race, the politerati were stunned. Political journalists scrambled to answer a question: who is this guy? The political pros knew that Brat had mounted a campaign largely based on two issues: bashing Cantor on immigration (that is, excoriating the congressman, who was quite hesitant about immigration...
  • Al Sharpton: David Brat 'More Than A Brat -- He's A Threat' to Civil Rights

    06/11/2014 11:59:01 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday on "The Tom Joyner Morning Show," MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton took an alarmist tone while discussing the Republican primary loss for House Majority leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to Tea Party upstart economics professor David Brat. "He, as now a hero of the Tea Party, will embolden them to really come with more far right-wing politics which threatens voting rights, civil rights, immigration rights all over this country" he said. "He’s more than a brat, he’s a threat."
  • Top Contributors in 2014 Race: Virginia District 07

    Blackstone Group $65,500 Scoggin Capital Management $40,400 Goldman Sachs $26,600 Altria Group $25,600 Charmer Sunbelt Group $25,000 Oracle Corp $25,000 White & Case $25,000 Verizon Communications $24,600 NorPAC $24,560 (SNIP) BRAT:Baugh Auto Body $5,400 Emory University Hospital $2,600 Magenta Consulting $2,600 McGuire Woods $2,600 Power Monitors $2,600 Covered Cleaning Concepts $2,500 G3 Systems Inc $2,500 HydroTec Inc $2,500 Walker Fitness $2,50
  • Cantor Loses By 11 Million Voters

    06/11/2014 10:19:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    anncoulter.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | ann colter
    The pro-amnesty crowd -- i.e., everyone except the American people -- promptly lost its collective mind. The amnesty shills went on the attack, insisting that Cantor's historic defeat had nothing to do amnesty. Brat's triumph was touted as simply a victory for the "tea party."
  • Cantor Campaign Spent More at One Steakhouse than Brat on Entire Campaign

    06/11/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) campaign spent more money at one posh steakhouse before his shocking Tuesday primary defeat than his opponent Dave Brat spent on his whole campaign. Cantor's campaign spent $124,177 at Bobby Van'S Grill and Steakhouse and $44,460 at Blt Steak for a total of $168,637. According to Open Secrets, Cantor raised $5.4 million while Brat raised $206,663. While Cantor spent nearly all of his haul ($5.1 million), Brat spent $122,793 for his entire campaign, which was less than what Cantor's campaign spent at Bobby Van's alone ($124,177).[continued]
  • Will Cantor's loss help unite conservatives for Comstock and Rigell?

    06/11/2014 6:18:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    These guys will just be moderates with no leader. There is no need to protest vote against them if Cantor isn't forming some RINO coalition with them. Boehner may look west for a new crew.
  • Chris Matthews: "Looking Down Our Noses At The Tea Party Has Got To Stop"

    06/11/2014 6:02:22 PM PDT · by Third Person · 150 replies
    copy MSNBC video on realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 11th, 2014 | copied by realclearpolitics.com
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: I was listening to [David] Brat last night, and today. I hink he's very sophisticated for a politician. He's certainly up to the ranks of most politicians I've ever dealt with. He speaks in a speculative manner and an intellectual manner. He can handle any debate on this program or my program. This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop. They have a message, they're as American as any liberal is, and they're really angry about the failure of the system. I was over covering eastern Europe when the wall came down. The...
  • Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'

    06/11/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 158 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) failed to congratulate or even acknowledge Dave Brat in his concession speech last night. Neither did Cantor offer Brat his support in November's general election against his Democratic opponent, or call Brat to concede the race, according to Brat. "Cantor's concession speech did not mention Dave once," Brat's campaign manager Zach Werrell noted to Breitbart News.
  • Democrats Could Win Eric Cantor’s House Seat—With Black Votes

    06/11/2014 5:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Root ^ | June 11, 2014 | Charles D. Ellison, DC correspondent, Philadelphia Tribune & Uptown
    Don’t sleep. In a district that’s 20 percent black, if they played their cards right, Democrats could turn Rep. Cantor’s primary loss into a general election win. Pundits, prognosticators and backseat-driving know-it-alls are chatting up everything you need to know about House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) karma-driven primary loss Tuesday night, with politicos scrambling to understand David Brat: a once-puckish Tea Party upstart and Cantor twin with only $200,000 in the bank who managed to unseat the second most powerful cat in the House armed with $5 million plus. But, the Spidey sense should buzz after those third-eye folks...
  • OK, Tea Party. Now what?

    Twenty-four hours ago, the Tea Party claimed responsibility for Dave Brat’s amazing victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Are you ready? Here it comes! ClapClapClapClapClapClap. I applaud you. You’ve managed to succeed in the Herculean and super-consequential task of replacing a Republican with a Republican. Yay.
  • Primarily Extreme: Voters don’t get much whiter, older, conservative than ones who ousted Cantor

    06/11/2014 4:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | June 11, 2014 | William Saletan
    Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, spent his career denouncing liberals, sucking up to the Tea Party, and doing everything possible to derail President Obama’s agenda. Despite this, Cantor was ousted Tuesday by a Republican challenger in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Cantor’s loss follows last week’s Mississippi Republican primary, in which Sen. Thad Cochran, another conservative, was edged out by a Tea Party opponent who’s expected to dispatch Cochran in a runoff. How do right-wingers like Cantor and Cochran lose to challengers even further on the right? The answer lies in the extremism of Republican primary voters. On June 2,...
  • Cantor Loses By 11 Million Voters

    Economics professor Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary Tuesday night, in a campaign that was mostly about Cantor’s supporting amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens. This marks the first time a U.S. House majority leader has ever lost a primary election. His crushing defeat reinforces a central point: Whenever the voters know an election is about immigration, they will always vote against more immigration — especially amnesty.
  • GOP leaders can't reach Brat

    06/11/2014 3:33:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2014 | by Robert Costa
    NRCC Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said the national party was ready to help David Brat but have had trouble reaching him. Multiple times Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Walden texted and called Brat to say congratulations and offer assistance, but Brat’s voicemail was full and by 6 p.m. Wednesday, they had not yet spoken. Walden said the GOP only had Brat’s cell as a point of contact but expected to connect with him soon over phone and in Washington.
  • What Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat means (She couldn't be more wrong if she tried)

    06/11/2014 2:35:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Miami Herald's Other Views ^ | June 11, 2014 | Joy-Ann Reid
    Tuesday’s defeat of the sitting House majority leader, Eric Cantor, apparently sent a series of “messages,” which we in the pundit world who missed all of the signs that The Shock Heard ’Round the Campaign World was coming, are beginning to interpret. Among the strongest messages: Incumbents beware. To hear some tell it, this message is bipartisan. Because Democrats apparently are unfamiliar with the phenomenon of low turnout midterm elections in districts drawn to be more partisan than they were, which would be an interesting observation if it were actually true. The reality is that in most states, the rates...
  • MAINSTREAM MEDIA ON CANTOR SHOCKER: WE SHOULD'VE READ BREITBART NEWS

    06/11/2014 1:25:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    When Dave Brat was on the verge of becoming the first candidate in history to defeat a sitting House Majority Leader in a primary on Tuesday evening, shocked mainstream media reporters and pundits scurried away from their leisurely dinners to become "experts" on television. Political reporters who often only read and talk to fellow scribes cocooned in the D.C. bubble may not have been blindsided had they occasionally read Breitbart News, which Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-VA) allies dismissed to their cozy friends in the mainstream press. As the political world chaotically scrambled to get information about Brat and also discovered...
  • INGRAHAM: National Tea Party Groups Didn’t Help Brat [VIDEO]

    06/11/2014 1:15:13 PM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-11-14 | Heather Smith
    Radio talk show host and Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham called out national tea party groups for allegedly “not helping” David Brat, the college professor who derailed U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s congressional career in the Republican primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. Brat has been reported as a “tea party-backed candidate” but Ingraham disagrees with giving credit to the national tea party groups for his victory Tuesday night. “People say this is a big tea party victory. So people understand this — the national Tea Party Network, Tea Party Patriots, Freedom Works — I don’t believe any of...