House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Defeated by Tea Party Candidate in Republican primary

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    Jun 11, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    Congratulations to Dave Brat, economics professor, winner in Virginia's 7th U.S. House District.

    Reports of the Tea Party's death were evidently exaggerated.

    It's the feckless big-government Republican establishment -- including Boehner and McConnell -- which refuses to confront the out-of-control, destructive Obama regime, which deserves to be on life support.
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    Jun 11, 2014 9:34 AM GMT
    Cantor's largest donors were:

    Blackstone Group
    Scoggin Capital Management
    Goldman Sachs

    good riddance to Cantor, now he can get a job at CitiGroup and become another banker whore
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    Jun 11, 2014 9:39 AM GMT
    This is great news. For the Democrats. Nice to see the GOP continuing to tear itself apart.

    The Republican Party establishment, desperate to regain relevance after 2008, bottle-fed the Tea Party when it should have strangled it in the crib.
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    Jun 11, 2014 10:16 AM GMT
    Wow biggest primary shock in quite a long time. I'm not sure a House Majority Leader has ever lost a primary in history! David Brat is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.
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    Jun 11, 2014 1:00 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidWow biggest primary shock in quite a long time. I'm not sure a House Majority Leader has ever lost a primary in history! David Brat is an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA.


    Yep.

    And this was what he wrote as he was campaigning:
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/19/why-i-want-to-replace-eric-cantor/

    Little wonder there are many liberals here who want to paint him as "crazy".

    This insatiable desire for control, coupled with a sincere disdain for the conservative grassroots, explains why our “leadership” continues to take mind-boggling positions on issues long cherished by the left, such as amnesty, and why opposition to additional bloated government programs often seems contrived. The unfortunate truth is that control for Eric Cantor and establishment Republicans means cozying up to the comfy nexus of mega-big-business with mega-big-government.

    As an economist, I can see the conditions for new manufacturing in this country. Low energy costs are one such condition that could bring good, new manufacturing jobs that will help restore our fraying social order by welcoming back to the world of productive work many of those now languishing on the margins.

    While we all welcome the revival of American manufacturing, much of corporate America seems to believe this can only be achieved with cheap immigrant labor, and hence their pressure to facilitate new waves of massive immigration and promote amnesty for those who have entered this country illegally. This, while millions of our friends and neighbors are looking for work all across the labor market at all levels of skill and education. [..]

    We need a president and an executive branch that respects the law and the Constitution, and we need a Republican Congress that takes seriously its responsibility to police executive power, not just call committee hearings to whine about its abuse. On amnesty, Obamacare, pork-laden legislation like the Farm Bill, a rising debt, talk of even more crony bailouts and a president intent on ruling via executive order, we need a Congress focused on serving the people and opposing an out of control White House.

    What we expect from government to a large degree determines what kind of people we are. A free people expect government to guarantee individual liberty and the rule of law. They expect government to respect their property. They expect government to avoid interfering with their beliefs or their private affairs. For most of our history Americans prided themselves on being a freedom-loving, industrious, self-reliant, and charitable people.


    On the other hand, you'd think that many here would be overjoyed by the fact David Brat was overspent... Eric Cantor's campaign spent more than $5 million. David Brat's? $123,000.

    This is him defending himself on radio - he comes across as educated, passionate, and well spoken:
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    Jun 11, 2014 1:40 PM GMT
    More here:
    "Why Cantor Got Canned"
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/06/why-cantor-got-canned-the-note/
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    Jun 11, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThis is great news. For the Democrats. Nice to see the GOP continuing to tear itself apart.

    The Republican Party establishment, desperate to regain relevance after 2008, bottle-fed the Tea Party when it should have strangled it in the crib.


    This is excellent news. It's odd though - coming from the UK, how is the UKIP doing? Were they strangled in the crib by voters?
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    Jun 11, 2014 3:40 PM GMT
    riddler78: ...he comes across as educated, passionate, and well spoken

    Agree. Excellent post.

    The Obama regime is about plunging America into Statist darkness.

    The spirit of liberty and prosperity (the spirit of Ronald Reagan) is, however, alive in the Tea Party.
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    Jun 11, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    jockfever saidriddler78: ...he comes across as educated, passionate, and well spoken

    Agree. Excellent post.

    The Obama regime is about plunging America into Statist darkness.

    The spirit of liberty and prosperity (the spirit of Ronald Reagan) is, however, alive in the Tea Party.




    Yeah, unfortunately we know how this all started, and where icon_twisted.gif


    Reagan Democrat
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reagan_Democrat

    Reagan democrats were primarily "immigrants and first-and second-generation Serbs, Poles, Czechs, Russians, Ukrainians, Hungarians, and others who had escaped Stalin or Hitler and consequently were intensely anti-Communist and antisocialist" and not "interested in being dependent upon government." He underlines that these fresh immigrants "could or should have been Republicans" but were not, "largely because the snobby Republicans didn’t want them," which is what on previous occasions drove them to Democrats "voting for Adlai Stevenson, LBJ, and in 1968, 'Happy Warrior' Hubert Humphrey

    Michigan Militia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Militia
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    Jun 11, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    jockfever saidriddler78: ...he comes across as educated, passionate, and well spoken

    Agree. Excellent post.

    The Obama regime is about plunging America into Statist darkness.

    The spirit of liberty and prosperity (the spirit of Ronald Reagan) is, however, alive in the Tea Party.


    unfortunately Reagan was a delusional lying idiot (yes, you may ask me for proof)

    Reagan was probably the dumbest bastard ever elected President.

    I saw the Bush/Reagan debate at Villanova University. I doubt Reagan could cross the street alone. All he could do without help was ride a friggin horse.
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    Jun 11, 2014 8:12 PM GMT
    j85016: unfortunately Reagan was a delusional lying idiot (yes, you may ask me for proof)

    The "proof" you provide is that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.
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    Jun 11, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
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    Jun 11, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    jockfever saidj85016: unfortunately Reagan was a delusional lying idiot (yes, you may ask me for proof)

    The "proof" you provide is that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.


    the proof is what this delusional fool did and didn't do

    the "Reagan Myth" is just that - bullshit that destroyed the country

    anybody who can say Reagan was a good President is either a fool or ignorant about history
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    Jun 12, 2014 12:23 PM GMT
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    jockfever saidriddler78: ...he comes across as educated, passionate, and well spoken

    Agree. Excellent post.

    The Obama regime is about plunging America into Statist darkness.

    The spirit of liberty and prosperity (the spirit of Ronald Reagan) is, however, alive in the Tea Party.


    unfortunately Reagan was a delusional lying idiot (yes, you may ask me for proof)

    Reagan was probably the dumbest bastard ever elected President.

    I saw the Bush/Reagan debate at Villanova University. I doubt Reagan could cross the street alone. All he could do without help was ride a friggin horse.


    History and historians would disagree with you.
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    Jun 12, 2014 12:29 PM GMT
    ^^

    then they're lying, read my post

    Reagan never had an original thought in his entire life - he was a stooge for GE and he was a stooge in the White House
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    Jun 13, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    jockfever saidreal-life.jpg


    Of the 13,000 'amusing' cartoons you have posted on RJ to date, this one was actually quite amusing. Well done.
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    Jun 14, 2014 5:31 AM GMT
    The narrative is that he is the "Tea Party candidate." Of course he is liked by the Tea Party, but that's nothing notable.

    What is notable is that he didn't get much financial support from anyone. He spent $200,000 to Cantor's $5 million.

    I find that encouraging, because as much as people bitch about "money in politics," it has its limits.

    Of course white Liberals are all twisted up about it. According to those assholes, Brat represents "extremism." Dumb Matt Bai asked "How conservative does someone have to be to win???" as if Cantor were some insane raging conservative, and Brat was even far to the "right" of Cantor.

    The evidence of Cantor's "extremism" that the media gives is the fact that he torpedoed Boehner's deal with Obama over the budget.

    So anyone who thwarts Obama's will is an extremist. Got it.

    Therefore, Brat is even more extreme, because he would not only fight Obama's individual programs, but is resolutely against Obama's (and the Left's) worldview.

    Never mind that Brat is libertarian (even "liberal") on gay rights, abortion, and pot.

    So he fucks with tiny white Liberal minds who can't even see through to the outside of their own douchebubble.
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    j85016: unfortunately Reagan was a delusional lying idiot (yes, you may ask me for proof)

    The "proof" you provide is that the Left IS what it accuses its opponents of being.

    tj85016: the proof is what this delusional fool did and didn't do

    the "Reagan Myth" is just that - bulls**t that destroyed the country

    anybody who can say Reagan was a good President is either a fool or ignorant about history


    The following is a re-post of my response to your topic about Reagan economic policies:

    Reagan inherited an economic situation which was arguably worse than that which existed when Maobama occupied the White House.

    The Reagan administration came to power at a time when unemployment, inflation, and interest rates were in double digits.

    Reagan's economic policies triggered a twenty-five-year boom which was the greatest period of wealth creation in human history.

    Anyone who is too stupid or too prejudiced to recognize the above fact should do everyone two favors:

    (1) Don't litter RJ with your ignorant posts, and

    (2) stay home and don't vote.

    It's gratuitously nuts to slam Reagan while we are living through the incredible destruction and misery caused by the very opposite of Reaganomics, i.e., jackass economics.

    Among other things, jackass economics is
    killing millions of decent jobs,
    causing a historically low labor-force-participation rate,
    creating negative GDP growth,
    causing declining real household incomes,
    expanding poverty,
    crushing current and future generations with unsustainable debt,
    engaging in fiscal insanity,
    printing fiat currency out of thin air,
    hollowing out the private sector,
    reducing economic freedom,
    reducing the standard of living of the average American,
    and
    producing unprecedented government dependency.

    Jackass economics, practiced by Obama and his accomplices, and supported by dopes here at RJ, has triggered a period of incalculable, unnecessary economic destruction.

    Bottom line: Obama/Statist toadies don't deserve to live in a free, civil, prosperous society.
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    Jun 15, 2014 12:26 AM GMT
    jockfever saidBottom line: Obama/Statist toadies don't deserve to live in a free, civil, prosperous society.

    Bottom line: Christian dominionist fundamentalists don't deserve to live in a free, civil, prosperous society. Go to Saudi Arabia, they think like you do.
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    Jun 19, 2014 10:48 AM GMT
    Jack_NNJ saidWhat is notable is that he didn't get much financial support from anyone. He spent $200,000 to Cantor's $5 million.


    This bears repeating... am not surprised that there isn't greater discussion on this point... this seems like great news especially on the issue of Citizens United.
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    Jun 19, 2014 11:27 AM GMT
    You talk about Reagan being an idiot. You seem young. I bought my first house in 1983 at 14.2 % interest. Gas was the equivalent of 8 dollars a gallon. Within two years, everything dropped by half. He may have been an idiot or not but explain?
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    Jun 19, 2014 11:37 AM GMT
    Everything you Blame Reagan for can also be attributed to Obama? Falling Income, dead GNP, Spending way more than the US earns, small GDP... So are you just a Screaming Angry Liberal or can you back up your statements? I am neither.
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    Jun 19, 2014 11:46 AM GMT
    I have met guys like you before. All caps and no substance. You live in your black helicopter worlds and know everything.
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