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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered the most stunning defeat in a generation on Tuesday night at the hands of an underfunded Republican primary challenger whom he outspent by more than 25-to-1. How big was the spending disparity between the two candidates? Cantor's campaign spent more at steakhouses than his challenger, economics professor Dave Brat, spent on his entire campaign, a mind-boggling stat that was first noted by the New York Times.

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All the complaining about our system, its not the system its about lack of ideas and being forthright ... when you don't have them spend money ... your opponent might be out of ideas ...

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A simple message : With 50 million Americans in their working years unemployed, the last thing we should do is provide amnesty or any form of work authorization to illegal immigrants. Yet, Eric Cantor believes that we need to import more low-wage foreign workers at the expense of lower wages and fewer jobs for Virginia families. Cantor also favors the Dream Act and Enlist Act principles. A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for open borders and corporate handouts. - Brat

It was really the only different between Cantor and Brat..... but this resonates with voters, they get it.....

Look out Democrats, better do something on the border or you are going to get steam rolled.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-11 03:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

It proves smart campaigning makes a difference. Cantor going after Brat's history of working with Tim Kaine likely motivated democrats to vote in the open primary.

One could only hope that money doesn't win becomes a trend, but I have little doubt it will.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-11 04:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

This idea that Cantor in any way favored amnesty is laughable. And yet the sheeple in the Republican Party ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT. Unbelievable. Mind boggling. We are dealing with a faction of complete idiots who don't give the slightest weight to truth. Cantor was a rightwing hardline ----------- who I am glad was humiliated yesterday. It just astound me though that this humiliation was based on a smear campaign portraying him as NOT RIGHTWING ENOUGH.

The NYT has a pretty good editorial today about the absurdity of what has happened. Read it if you are actually will do consider the fact that maybe, just maybe, rightwingers have disconnected themselves from all reality.

www.nytimes.com

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-11 04:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's so nice that Moder8 and his ilk are so concerned about the future of the republican party.

#4 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-11 05:01 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1


Look out Democrats, better do something on the border or you are going to get steam rolled.

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-

Horse manure. You people are crazy. No one wants anything to do with other than yourselves.

MODER8 has the correct take on this election. Its only significance is that you've successfully intensified the GOP trend towards mean and stupid.

My prediction: The Tea Party is going to notice that Mr. Brat favors the vowels a and e over i, o, and u and votes him out of office in two years.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-11 05:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

It's so nice that Moder8 and his ilk are so concerned about the future of the republican party.

#4 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06

Its a big house that's taking a while to burn. None of the rest of us really care if you spill more gas on the flames. We enjoy watching.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-11 05:05 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

"It proves smart campaigning makes a difference"

indeed. Of course, Cantor put himself in this situation.

"One could only hope that money doesn't win becomes a trend, but I have little doubt it will."

well, at least people can STFU about the money for a while. Like you said, smart campaigning can win.

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-11 05:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

HAR~HAR

None of the ------- knew Cantor would lose yesterday ------- but today they all know "exactly" why he lost.

Ridiculousness. How can you all keep a straight face while doing this comedy day in and day out?

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-06-11 05:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#6 | POSTED BY ZED

Well you dems keep on taxing and spending and making promises you can't keep and sooner or later it will catch up with you.

#9 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-11 05:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Look out Democrats, better do something on the border or you are going to get steam rolled.

I think the opposite is true. Without immigration reform the Republicans have no chance to make inroads with Hispanics. And without Hispanics, the Republicans run the risk of becoming the second place party in the U.S. for decades.

#10 | Posted by rcade at 2014-06-11 05:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Without immigration reform the Republicans have no chance to make inroads with Hispanics."

what do Hispanics want with regard to immigration reform? seriously...I don't know.

#11 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-11 05:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

what I'm saying is that if Hispanics can get what they want, then someone will give it to them and that party would pretty much own them.

But neither party owns them, really. Why not then, if what they want is easily delivered?

immigration reform has been a can kicked so many times down the road, you can barely even recognize it's a can.

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-11 05:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hispanics vote democrat, Republicans pushing amnesty as part of a immigration reform package are committing suicide or in this case Republican party genocide. Only the moderates in the party are either in the pockets of big industry or just too stupid to see that.

History Shows Amnesty Won't Win Hispanic Votes for Republicans

In 1984, Ronald Reagan was elected president with 37%... By the way, I don't care how far back you go, no Republican has ever received more than 40% of the Hispanic vote.

In 1984, Ronaldus Magnus wins in a landslide, and in '84 Ronaldus Magnus got 37% of the Hispanic vote. Two years later, Reagan signed into law amnesty for three million illegals, called Simpson-Mazzoli.

Reagan got 37% and passed amnesty. We showed the Hispanics we love 'em, we cherish 'em, we care about 'em. We granted them amnesty. We gave citizenship to three-point-some-odd million of them in 1986. The next presidential election is George H. W. Bush in 1988. The percentage of the Hispanic vote that he got two years after amnesty was 30%. So '84, Reagan: 37% Hispanic vote.

www.rushlimbaugh.com

#13 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-11 05:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well you dems keep on taxing and spending and making promises you can't keep and sooner or later it will catch up with you.

#9 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-11 05:20 PMFlag: (Choose)
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Maybe. The point is, it won't be you doing the catching.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-11 06:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Cantor Outspent Opponent 25-to-1


K-street, the oil industry, and those with a fetish for a certain country that is not America are all going to sleep crying.

Bohner on the other hand can take off his bullet proof vest at last.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-11 06:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

Wouldn't it be a beautiful world if money had no influence on who wins elections?

#16 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-11 06:50 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

It's so nice that Moder8 and his ilk are so concerned about the future of the republican party.

#4 | Posted by paneocon

It's a shame that those like you care far more about partisan ideology than you do about your country.

#17 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-06-11 06:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Bohner on the other hand can take off his bullet proof vest at last."

Cantor will quickly be replaced by the next guy or guys or even gals that want to be Speaker. I'd keep the vest on were I he and I'd hire a food taster.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-11 07:12 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Well you dems keep on taxing and spending and making promises you can't keep and sooner or later it will catch up with you."

The "tax and spend" talking point was disproven and worn out decades ago.
It was replaced in your party with "deficits don't matter," didn't you get the memo?

#19 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-11 07:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

The folks are waking up out of a deep sleep (excepting Danni and her ilk). The ruling elite/establishment has put the country in deep trouble and the vast majority of folks (at least those with half a brain) realize we're headed in the wrong direction. They're starting to lash out and desiring real "hope and change". However, it may be too late especially with the polarization of the country. They are aware that Washington is controlled by the elites and monied and that's a good first baby step for them.

#20 | Posted by matsop at 2014-06-11 07:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Dark Money Machine That Beat Eric Cantor

www.truth-out.org

#21 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-06-11 07:39 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

When the issue comes down to keeping the same corrupt self serving politicians in power who fail to defend our borders ultimately destroying jobs, our culture and economy, perhaps average Americans will take 5 minutes off from Hollywood MSM propaganda and vote them out.

#22 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-11 07:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

Eric Cantor's loss to an unknown Tea Party challenger is deemed an earthquake, a shocker, the upset of the century etc etc. It's also just desserts for one of the meanest cretins to ever besmirch a national stage, one who overcame fierce competition to earn the dubious title of least likable member of Congress. To see why, visit the longtime "Eric Cantor Is A Douchebag" Facebook page.

#23 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-11 08:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

Eric Cantor's loss to an unknown Tea Party challenger is deemed an earthquake, a shocker, the upset of the century etc etc. It's also just desserts for one of the meanest cretins to ever besmirch a national stage, one who overcame fierce competition to earn the dubious title of least likable member of Congress. To see why, visit the longtime "Eric Cantor Is A Douchebag" Facebook page.
#23 | POSTED BY NUTCASE

Actually he wasn't a TeaParty Challenger.....

Without immigration reform the Republicans have no chance to make inroads with Hispanics. And without Hispanics, the Republicans run the risk of becoming the second place party in the U.S. for decades.
#10 | POSTED BY RCADE

With the border being rampaged in what appears to be a ClowardAndPiven strategy, The Left Wing Media is becoming clued in on the humanitarian disaster, the Democrats are going to get hammered on illegal immigration, and its component in making wages depressed, and unemployed lower-middle class workers..

#24 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-11 09:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

None of the ------- knew Cantor would lose yesterday ------- but today they all know "exactly" why he lost.
Ridiculousness. How can you all keep a straight face while doing this comedy day in and day out?

#8 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES

Oh ChiefPostsAlot is behind the times I see. I knew of him and was watching his race closely, but everything said Cantor would win handily. Which is why I posted Cantor losing on the DR before it was called.

#25 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-11 09:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

I find it reassuring that at least one candidate was unable to buy candidacy/election.

#26 | Posted by lel2007 at 2014-06-11 10:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

A fool is easily parted from his money...
~Eric Cantor

#27 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-11 10:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

"the Democrats are going to get hammered on illegal immigration, and its component in making wages depressed, and unemployed lower-middle class workers.."

Yeah, as REpublicans oppose raising the minimum wage and DEmocrats loudly supporting raising it.

#28 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-11 11:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Reagan got 37% and passed amnesty. We showed the Hispanics we love 'em, we cherish 'em, we care about 'em. We granted them amnesty. We gave citizenship to three-point-some-odd million of them in 1986. The next presidential election is George H. W. Bush in 1988. The percentage of the Hispanic vote that he got two years after amnesty was 30%. So '84, Reagan: 37% Hispanic vote.

You clowns will never understand why the minorities don't vote for you and never will.

Hint: It's not amnesty.

#29 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-12 08:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

This idea that Cantor in any way favored amnesty is laughable. And yet the sheeple in the Republican Party ACTUALLY BELIEVE IT. Unbelievable.

#3 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2014-06-11 04:23 PM | FLAG:

It seems there are 6 different theories as to why he lost.

A pro-immigration group already released a poll that suggests it probably wasn't immigration that sank him.

www.politico.com

#30 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-06-12 08:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

You clowns will never understand why the minorities don't vote for you and never will.
Hint: It's not amnesty.

#29 | POSTED BY 726

Is it racism, then? Amiright?

#31 | Posted by TuffLuv at 2014-06-12 11:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

The extraordinary gain in third party clout is due to the public's disgust with the corrupt traditional parties who have ceased to represent the public on any issue. A likely explanation of Brat's victory is that it was a protest vote, like the recent EU elections where the major parties in the major countries lost to relatively new and heavily demonized third party candidates.

The Israel Lobby has a perfect record of destroying any member of the House or Senate who dared to cross "The Lobby." Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is (or was) a prime trophy of the Israel Lobby. Brat now needs protection from sexy women bent on scandal and assassins.

#32 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-12 04:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Is it racism, then? Amiright?

#31 | POSTED BY TUFFLUV AT 2014-06-12 11:07 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Nope.

#33 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-13 09:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

Looking back on his 13-year tenure in the House of Representatives with reverence, resigning House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) reflected on the long list of accomplishments he had thwarted during his time in office, sources confirmed Thursday. "From obstructing a jobs bill to put Americans back to work in 2011, to derailing gun control measures any time they reached my desk, I feel blessed to have had such an incredible run of preventing productive policies, and even a few pieces of landmark legislation, from ever passing," said Cantor, explaining that as a young man, he "never would have dreamed" that some day he would be in a position to hinder the entire American lawmaking process and completely neuter dozens of bills. "Of course, I'm disappointed because I thought I had many more years of impeding accomplishments ahead of me, and I'll be the first to admit that I never quite managed to stall environmental policies as much as I would have liked. But at the end of the day, I'm very proud of how I helped Congress accomplish so little during my time in office." (The Onion)

#34 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-13 01:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

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