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  • Eric Cantor: Jeb 'clearly the serious candidate in the room' (this is not sarcasm)

    11/11/2015 6:13:51 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    newsmax ^ | 11/11/15 | s fitzgerald
    Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage" with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program. "Jeb clearly was prepared. He was the one most focused on identifying where conservative policies play out and benefit working people of this country. And was prepared to take on Hillary and did so last night more so than anybody." Bush believes in commonsense conservative policy, Cantor continued, versus what's become the...
  • Eric Cantor Praises Jeb's Debate Performance: "Clearly the Serious Candidate in the Room"

    11/11/2015 8:58:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Former Majority leader Eric Cantor praised Jeb Bush's performance in last night's GOP debate. Jeb made impressed the GOPe crowd when he lectured his opponents that deporting illegals was "un-American." "Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage' with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program.
  • Hey, Paul Ryan: Remember Eric Cantor?

    10/22/2015 7:43:57 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | Alicia Colon
    One of the most shocking upsets in 2014 was the primary defeat of the powerful Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party candidate David Brat. Brat was an underfunded unknown economics professor and yet battled successfully against Cantor's multi-million dollar campaign for reelection to Congress. His young campaign managers, Gray Delany and Zach Werrell, have written a great book released this week titled How to Bag A RINO.
  • The Coach Predicted the end of House Speaker John Boehner

    10/02/2015 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Itís easy to be wrong when predicting the future of politics and politicians. But in March of 2014, Kevin ďCoachĒ Collins was spot on in predicting the downfall of John Boehner and the end of his days as House Speaker. That Coach is Right piece is posted below. ďCould this be the end of Boehnerís Speakership?Ē By Kevin ďCoachĒ Collins March 26th, 2014 John Boehner is often a difficult man to figure out. Sometimes he seems to want to lead the fight to restore Americaís greatness; but other times he seems hell bent on destroying what is left of America...
  • Breaking: Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb!

    08/27/2015 1:36:43 PM PDT · by hcmama · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | Ausgust 27, 2015 | Politico
    POLITICO ‚ÄŹ@politico 12m12 minutes ago #Breaking: Eric Cantor, former House majority leader, will endorse Jeb Bush on Thursday http://politi.co/1KaycCU
  • The Speaker Flubs His Lines

    09/28/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-26-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    It was as if John Boehner had a confession to make after all these years of troubled conscience. His recent resignation had the effect of suggesting the pro wrestling in Congress is fake (emphasis mine). The Washington Republicans, dear fans are supposed to lose Ė after making some effort to heighten the drama ó to the Capital Democrats. All those heart stopping moments toward the end lost due to some error or a sudden reversal of fortune ó well that was in the script. Republican Eric Cantor, writing in the New York Times, argues that there was no dishonor to...
  • Boehner: ĎFalse Prophetsí Like ĎJackassí Cruz ĎWhip People Into Frenzyí Over Plans That Wonít Work

    09/28/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on one Sunday show ‚ÄĒ CBS‚Äô ‚ÄúFace the Nation‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ after his Friday surprise announcement that he‚Äôd be resigning from Congress in about a month.And Boehner used the opportunity to make another firm announcement: There will be no government shutdown this week, despite the efforts of some conservatives to block Planned Parenthood funding. ‚ÄúThe Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution [this] week. The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several...
  • REVEALED: Conservatives Foiled Likely Boehner Plan To Annoint Eric Cantor As Next House Speaker

    09/25/2015 7:46:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/25/15 | Julia Hahn
    Grassroots voters in 2014 apparently foiled a secret plan by House Speaker Rep. John Boehner to give his top job to the partyís House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who is a close ally of the GOPís establishment wing. The plan suddenly collapsed last June after Cantorís constituents in Virginiaís 7th district rejected him in favor of his primary challenger, economics professor Rep. Dave Brat. Brat won by blasting Cantor for mimicking Senator Sen. Marco Rubioís effort to pass the mass-amnesty bill that would further raise high immigration levels. ďThe Speakerís plan was to serve only through the end of...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehnerís announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years ó first as Republican whip and then as majority leader ó I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • Heartache: Leading candidates to replace Eric Cantor are even more pro-amnesty than Eric Cantor

    09/25/2015 2:32:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    MofoPoltics ^ | Jun. 13, 2014
    The race has come down to preferred establishment candidate, Kevin McCarthy vs. Raul Labrador. (SNIP) On Wednesday, McCarthy assured Chamber of Commerce lobbyists that under his leadership, it would be business as usualÖ (SNIP) La Razaís Labrador Retriever pledged to make amnesty the GOPís #1 priority in 2015Ö Immigration reform should be ďone of the first thingsĒ Republicans take up. Before coming to Congress, Labrador ran a website called rapidimmigration.com, with ďeasy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnestyĒÖ
  • Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels (Malkin)

    09/01/2015 2:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election. Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor's support is not like landing a prized marlin. It's like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world's ugliest creature. Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, "Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the...
  • Jeb Bush to hire noted GOP base favorite Eric Cantor

    08/28/2015 3:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Cunningham
    Trying to get the GOP base on your side? Master stroke from Jeb! here. Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors. ďThis is a big deal for Eric, and a big deal for Jeb,Ē said a top Republican involved in the negotiations. A Cantor source said: ďThey have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the...
  • Kiss Of Death: Disgraced Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor To Head Bush's Campaign In Virgina

    08/28/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bushís presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.
  • GOP Leader Cracks Door, Slightly, on Voting Rights Act (McCarthy becomes Cantor)

    07/22/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Emma Dumain
    Last year, House Democrats saw ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a possible (if ultimately disappointing) ally in the fight to rewrite the Voting Rights Act for the 21st century. On Tuesday, Cantorís leadership successor, Kevin McCarthy, might have revealed himself as another important potential friend to the effort. The California Republican echoed at a pen-and-pad briefing what fellow GOP lawmakers have said before: Any revision of the landmark 1965 law has to start in the Judiciary Committee ó a disappointing answer for advocates who know Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., is disinclined to tackle the matter. But McCarthy later said...
  • Boehner is Going DOWN!! Speaker To Receive Strong Primary Challenge Again From JD Winteregg!

    05/22/2015 4:22:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | 5/21/15 | Scott Osborn
    For those who say JD canít win and no one can beat John Boehner Ė I can only say this: Go to New York, head on over to K Street (Wall Street) and find former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, where heís working some cushy, high-paid, influence peddling job now, since getting his arse handed to him by ďhe canít winĒ Dave Brat. Walk up to Cantor and tell him JD Winteregg cannot beat John Boehner: Then, I want you to take out your iPhone and take a pic of Eric Cantorís face right after you tell him Winteregg canít...
  • Marco Rubio: I Still Believe In Comprehensive Immigration Reform, But "The Votes Aren't There"

    05/17/2015 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 17, 2015
    Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio told FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace he still believe in comprehensive immigration reform, but the votes just aren't there. Rubio this is due to the 2014 border crisis and "unilateral actions the president took in his executive orders." Rubio acknowledged former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) "partially lost" the Republican primary in 2014 because of his support for comprehensive immigration reform. "The problem is the votes aren't there in the House," Rubio said Sunday. "And as you know, for example, the Majority Leader of the House partially lost his election on the perception...
  • The Party of Ideas: Applied Conservatism 101

    04/17/2015 3:03:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-27-15 | Fred Barnes
    Middleburg, Va. Republicans have few built-in advantages in politics. But they do have one thatís already a factor in the 2016 presidential campaign. That advantage is ideas, especially ones affecting middle-income Americans. GOP presidential candidates were among the first to notice. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who announced for president last week, met several times with a group of conservative intellectuals last year. Now his agenda, notably on taxes, echoes their ideas. So does his new book, American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. When Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, came to Washington in February, he made a point of...
  • Va. House speaker tries to fend off primary challenge with rosy message

    03/12/2015 8:56:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 3/11/15 | Jenna Portnoy
    RICHMOND ó Less than a year after Eric Cantorís shocking defeat to a tea party challenger, House Speaker William J. Howell is taking nothing for granted in his first serious primary challenge in nearly three decades. The latest sign that Howell (R-Stafford) learned from the mistakes of the former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives came Wednesday, when the state lawmaker launched a Web site titled ďWe Know Bill.Ē It includes dozens of vignettes, complete with photos and fawning quotes, from retirees, busi≠ness≠peo≠ple and activists talking about why they support Howell over his challenger, Susan Stimpson. The approach...
  • The Early Betting Lines for 2016: What the nationís top horse race looks like now.

    03/06/2015 11:24:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 7, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    A question I often am asked is: "Who would you bet on to win the presidency?" Personally, I don't bet on politics, but here's my current take on the 2016 presidential raceówith, of course, the caveat that we don't know which campaigns will turn out the best in terms of organization, strategy, tactics, or execution, much less which candidates will step on land mines along the way. The Democratic nomination appears fairly straightforward. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now the prohibitive favorite. If her early stumbles during her book tour, or remarks like the one she made about...
  • Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win

    01/24/2015 6:46:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    Republican Eric Cantor on Saturday addressed the inaugural gathering of a group formed after grass-roots activists helped Dave Brat topple the former majority leader in last summerís GOP primary. The day-long meeting of the Virginia Conservative Network featured a whoís who of establishment Republicans in the mold of Cantor, many of whom are frustrated with the partyís loss of all five statewide offices in recent years. According to organizers, Cantor gave an invitation-only crowd of more than 100 people tips on how to frame their message to voters as Republicans prepare to defend their slim majority in the state Senate...
  • Now out of office, Eric Cantor feels free to be himself; thisíll make you glad heís gone

    01/12/2015 9:01:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last June in the run up to a primary he was so sure he would win, former Obama water boy Eric Cantor didnít bother to campaign. He had told his liars about being a warrior against illegal aliens polluting America and decided to merely wait in Washington for word of his victory. That didnít happen. He was crushed by a TEA party candidate. When he got his head handed to him Cantor was shocked and acted contrite. That was his act then; but now free to be his real self he is taking some very different positions. As a Wall...
  • The Excitable Chuck Todd

    12/26/2014 1:50:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Unlike his predecessor as host of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd is an approachable, un-phony presence. He knows politics and clearly enjoys politics. But, boy, is he excitable, especially on the subject of immigration, where he often lets the drama of the moment cloud his judgment. [You need three examples-ed. Got em.] 1. Itís November 7, 2012. Romney has just lost the presidency, something many analysts immediately blame on his poor showing among Latinos. The Beltway mind instantly draws but one conclusion: Republicans need to assuage Latinos by legalizing illegal immigrants, stat. Obamaís Ďimmigration reform,í Todd says, will get ď80...
  • Rep. Dave Brat: Obama 'Morally Vacuous' on Amnesty

    12/12/2014 2:31:13 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | David A. Patten
    Incoming Virginia congressman Dave Brat, whose historic GOP primary victory over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor shook up Washingtonís power structure this summer, is blasting President Obamaís executive fiat on immigration reform as "morally vacuous" Ė while stopping short of calling for impeachment.
  • GOP Members Release New Anti-Amnesty Amendment

    12/10/2014 6:13:04 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:08 PM 12/09/2014 | Neil Munro
    GOP members have released their draft amendment to defund President Barack Obamaís national amnesty. ďNone of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the [amnesty] policies,Ē says the short amendment. The new anti-amnesty language is being pushed by Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, South Carolinaís Rep. Mick Mulvaney and Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, who unseated the GOPís pro-amnesty majority...
  • Cantor slayer will back Boehner

    11/14/2014 3:37:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who shockingly toppled former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a primary this summer, says he'll support John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. Brat told The Hill he plans to vote for Boehner on the floor in January when the Speaker is elected by the full House for the new Congress. "As of right now, yeah," Brat said. "I'm optimistic our leadership's going to move forward on the principles I ran on."
  • After Toppling Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Tea Party Favorite Cruises to Victory

    11/06/2014 4:13:10 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    David Brat, the Republican who unseated ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in June, cruised to victory Tuesday night, according to multiple news outlets. Brat, who faced off with Democrat Jack Trammell, won the race for Virginiaís 7th congressional district. Despite both teaching at Randolph-Macon College, the two presented a different vision for Americaís future while courting voters. Brat rode a wave of tea-party backed support to a stunning upset of Cantor last summer and is favored to win the heavily Republican 7th Congressional District in central Virginia, which includes the Richmond-area suburbs. Brat repeatedly played up his role as an...
  • Katie Couric: Sen. Warren Criticizes Washington-Wall Street 'Revolving Door'

    09/06/2014 8:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In an exclusive interview Wednesday with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for accepting a multimillion-dollar job with a Wall Street investment bank shortly after leaving Congress. "This is wrong," Warren said in regard to Cantor's new role as vice chairman and managing director at Moelis & Co. "People work in Washington and, man, they hit that revolving door with a speed that would blind you." She went on to claim that banks hire politicians like Cantor "not because they bring great expertise and insight, but because theyíre selling...
  • Eric Cantor Just Got A Job At A Wall Street Bank ó Here Are The Details Of His $3.4 Million Pay Pack

    09/02/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Joe Weisenthal
    Late Monday night it was reported that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would take a job at investment bank Moelis.The news has already prompted the predictable eye-rolling about the "revolving door." And to the Tea Partiers who ousted Cantor in a primary earlier this year, the news that he is going to Wall Street is vindication that he was never a populist like them.But anyway, Moelis has put in a filing with the SEC, detailing his pay package (Via Erik Schatzker).From the filing:Group LP has agreed to pay Mr. Cantor an annual base salary of $400,000. Group LP has...
  • Three Reasons Eric Cantor Quit Early

    08/05/2014 2:25:53 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 1, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Eric Cantor just announced that he is quitting his House seat on August 18. The remainder of his term is likely to be filled by a special election held on the same day as the election for the next term. Itís almost certain that Dave Brat, the Republican firebrand who beat Cantor in the primary, will win both and take office immediately after November 4. Why did Cantor quit? There are three reasons, and Larry Sabato notwithstanding, ďgenerosityĒ to his successor isnít one of them. 1) Heís given up on the lame duck session. The last week of this legislative...
  • Cantor says he'll resign sooner than expected

    08/01/2014 1:36:42 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. Ė U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
  • Cantor's loss a blow to state GOP fundraising

    07/05/2014 7:38:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Alan Suderman
    Virginia state Republican lawmakers have lost one of their most reliable sources of campaign cash with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in a GOP primary contest last month. Cantor's campaign account and the Cantor-controlled 7th District Republican Committee have given more than $700,000 directly to Republican state candidates since Cantor was first elected to Congress in 2000. That is according to campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit that tracks political contributions. Helping Cantor help state politicians were big-name donors from around the country attracted by the majority leader's former star power. They...
  • Eric Cantor's Buddies Move Party Money Away From Dave Brat

    06/30/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    The Washington Post reported Friday that party players who were supporting soon-to-be-former Congressman Eric Cantor have pulled a fast one on the man who defeated him. Last week during a 7th District Committee meeting in Virginia, ďCantor loyalists who still sit on the 7th District Committee outmaneuvered Brat supporters to strip the committee of most of its budget ó nearly $400,000.Ē According to the Washington Post, a parliamentary maneuver allowed the money to be moved so that Bratís campaign couldnít use it. Brat was to use the money for a get out the vote campaign. The move may assist the...
  • Dave Brat's $1,000 Earthquake [More unreported evidence of GOP's demise]

    06/23/2014 2:01:26 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 21 replies
    RobCunninghamUSA ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Truth is one of the most powerful forces on earth. And perhaps the force most feared by compromised politicians. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's crushing defeat came at the hands of a virtual unknown college professor, one who overcame a 26 to 1 funding disadvantage in which 377 Political Action Committees (PACs) contributed to Cantorís 2014 campaign vs. 0 (zero) PAC contributions into Brat's 2014 campaign. It's been borderline hilarious watching so many media talking heads, politicians and campaign consultants grasp at explanatory straws. It reminds me of Mark Twain's quote, "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If...
  • Academic Shock after Eric Cantorís Primary Loss

    06/23/2014 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 21, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    U.S. Representative Eric Cantorís recent primary loss to free market economics professor David Brat has forced academics to take another look at the TEA Party. ďThey are very suspicious of liberal professors and believe most of academia is dominated by liberal professors,Ē Harvard sociologist Theda Skocpol claims. ďBut they would know the difference in their district, and they wouldnít disrespect somebody just because they were a professor, if they had the appropriate ideas.Ē david brat ďItís not so much an animosity toward higher education, per se, and more toward a cultural elitism among liberals and concerns about liberal biases,Ē Ruth...
  • Chris Matthews: ĎThis looking down our noses at Tea Party people has got to stopí(VIDEOS)

    06/12/2014 8:54:47 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 12 2014 | Robert Laurie
    The other night, in the wake of Eric Cantorís epic loss to Dave Brat, MSNBCís Chris Matthews appeared with the left-wing news channelís new kid on the block, Ronan Farrow. Farrow was talking about how surprised he was that a Tea Party guy like Brat could be seemed to be so smart. After all, itís simply shocking that someone so conservative is capable of making cogent arguments! -SNIP- Hell may have frozen over, because Matthews is just plain sick of people looking down on the Tea Party: -SNIP- This looking down our noses at the Tea Party people has got...
  • Bob Woodward Criticizes Press for Ignoring Possible Cantor Defeat But Misses Real Reason

    06/22/2014 12:34:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bob Woodward came close. Oh so close to discerning how much of the mainstream media were blindsided by the stunning defeat of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his congressional primary in Virginia. In fact, Woodward came so close that your humble correspondent thought he was going to say it out loud today while being interviewed by CNN's Candy Crowley on State of the Union. Instead Woodward skipped the real reason and gave the secondary reason for neglect of this story. Woodward did mention that too many reporters don't like to do the hard footwork to investigate stories in...
  • Brian Schweitzer says his 'gaydar' goes off when he sees Eric Cantor

    06/19/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016. But comments the Democrat made about Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a lengthy profile published by National Journal have probably knocked him off that path. In the piece, Schweitzer shared his perceptions on Cantor's sexuality while discussing the Virginia Republican's shocking loss last week against an unknown primary candidate. ďIf you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would...
  • The Bankrupt Economics of David Brat

    06/17/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY CULLEN ROCHE
    The big political news from last week was David Brat’s upset win over Eric Cantor for Congress. Brat is an economics professor at Randolph Macon and from his research it’s clear that he has strong political views embedded in his economics. It’s perfectly fine to be a political economist, but when it leads to an obviously flawed understanding and presentation of reality then it becomes a real problem in my opinion. For instance, in his website Brat says the following: “Our national debt has skyrocketed, reaching over $17 trillion dollars. What our leaders in Washington fail to mention is...
  • Leave Business-Bashing to the Liberals

    06/17/2014 1:59:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    The Eric Cantor debacle in Virginia last week demanded a storyline, which was no heavy lifting. In the GOP primary a political newbie had wiped the floor with the majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. Bring on the analysts to find the narrative in the rebuke administered, a rather remote if hard-working political power broker linked more frequently -- here comes the dichotomy -- with Wall Street than Main Street. Cantor, on these terms, updated Cardinal Wolsey's Shakespearean lament from "Henry VIII": "Had I but served my district with half the zeal/I served the Chamber of Commerce...
  • Eric Cantor was criticized for being too cozy with big business. Who funds Kevin McCarthy?

    06/17/2014 11:41:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/17/2014 | By Chris Moody
    One of economic professor David Bratís central criticisms of Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor was that the House majority leader was too cozy with big business, leaving him more concerned about his relationships with K Street lobbyists than with his constituents. Although there are many reasons for Cantorís shocking defeat last week, Bratís attacks on the appearance of ďcrony capitalismĒ do seem to have resonated with voters in Virginiaís 7th District. Cantorís ouster forced House Republicans to choose a new leader, and all signs suggest that they will choose House Whip Kevin McCarthy, who has launched an aggressive campaign for the...
  • Raul Labrador Presides Over Chaos At Idaho GOP Convention

    06/16/2014 10:45:05 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 16 June 2014 | Kevin Daley
    Rep. Raul Labrador, the Idaho Republican running for House majority leader, presided over chaos at this weekend's state GOP convention in Moscow, which abruptly adjourned Saturday after he failed to broker an agreement between the party's warring factions.
  • Eric Cantorís 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
    Itís 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. Cantorís 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...
  • Liberal Media Are Very Concerned Over Cantorís 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. Hereís 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...
  • NY Times: GOPíers sounding more like Occupy Wall Street, scaring business leaders

    06/15/2014 7:34:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 15, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    As the fallout from Rep. Eric Cantorís (R-VA) stunning primary loss continues to settle, one of the many entrenched interests feeling suddenly insecure about their position in the American hierarchy is big business. For some, like the aviation giant Boeing, Cantor was a reliable friend. With his loss, that companyís prospects, along with its share price, have crumpled. ďMr. Cantorís loss is much more than just symbolism,Ē the Times reported on Saturday. ďHe has been one of Wall Streetís most reliable benefactors in Congress. And Mr. Brat used that fact to deride the majority leader as someone who has rigged...
  • 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 ó that happens all the time ó but not to execute a strategy that depends on their voting for someone they don't like at all so that someone else...
  • 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...
  • Eric Cantorís Opponent Beat Him By Calling Out GOP Corruption

    06/12/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    Republic Report ^ | 12 June 2014 | Lee Fang
    ďAll of the investment banks, up in New York and D.C., they should have gone to jail.ĒThat isnít a quote from an Occupy Wall Street protester or Senator Elizabeth Warren. Thatís a common campaign slogan repeated by Dave Brat, the Virginia college professor who scored one of the biggest political upsets in over†a century by defeating Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary last night.The national media is buzzing about Bratís victory, but for all of the wrong reasons.Did the Tea Party swoop in and help Brat, as many in the Democratic Party are suggesting? Actually, the Wall Street...
  • MSNBC.com Deceptively Edits Dave Brat to Suggest He Was 'Dodging' Questions

    06/12/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Editors at MSNBC.com trimmed down Republican congressional nominee Dave Brat's June 11 phone interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd in order to paint him as dodging questions from the Daily Rundown host. But a review of the full interview [listen to the mp3 audio here] shows that Brat had already and seemingly quite gladly answered a few policy questions on such hot issues as the minimum wage, immigration reform, and his stance on Wall Street's influence on the business wing of the GOP. "Brat dodges Chuck Todd's questions," blared a teaser headline. "Brat: I just wanted to talk about the victory,"...
  • 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."
  • What Cantor's Fall Means to Financial World

    06/11/2014 1:07:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/10/14 | Kevin Cirelli
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor canceled a scheduled speech he was to give Wednesday morning before the National Association of Manufacturers, as policymakers scramble to sort through what his stunning political loss means for the financial sector. Cantor was expected to discuss a host of conservative policy initiatives at NAM's annual summit, but now he will be replaced by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), according to a source familiar with the matter. No explanation was given by the source. Cantor lost in a primary election Tuesday night to Tea Party challenger David Brat, an economics professor. His last minute speech cancellation...