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Thursday, June 12, 2014

A combination of over-confidence, neglect of his district and voter anger at congressional leaders fueled Republican Eric Cantor's stunning primary loss in Virginia, an upset that rocked the Republican Party. Cantor's loss on Tuesday to a political unknown, college professor and Tea Party challenger David Brat, followed a series of missed warning signs and miscalculations in the final weeks of a race that largely flew under the national political radar.

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The people of this district apparently threw Kantor out because he is an ass. It seems little more complicated than that. Its amazing it took them so long. Given that his replacement is a Randian, they may be quicker about it next time.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-12 07:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

Given that his replacement is a Randian, they may be quicker about it next time.

#1 | Posted by Zed

You're assuming that they know what Randian really means. I don't think they do.

I love the writings of Ayn Rand, as literature. I don't practice them, in my professional life, because they only tell one-half of the story. TP members don't have the wherewithal to understand this, nor do they care.

They are fixated on Obama as the enemy and they vote against anyone that works with him. They will do some damage, but they will ultimately fail. Hatred always fails.

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-12 07:59 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Meanwhile, Jack Trammell is about to get a mountain of cash dropped off at his farm, as Dems will try their best to win what three days ago was an unwinnable seat.

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-12 08:37 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Its amazing it took them so long."

It takes a lot for people to care enough to throw out an incumbent because typically good replacements don't challenge an incumbent in the primaries, and many people, especially in a strong red or strong blue area aren't willing to vote for the other party. We really need a 3rd party that isn't extreme. I would love it if there was a moderate party that took anyone not extreme enough to be in one of the two parties in control now.

#4 | Posted by LEgregius at 2014-06-12 08:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

BS, its very clear the challenger made ------ Cantor's corrupt self serving practices his central campaign theme. Cantor sabotaged financial reform and lined the Bankers pockets while he and his wife held large positions in stock at the same Banks.

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-12 09:22 AM | Reply | Flag:

Meanwhile, Jack Trammell is about to get a mountain of cash dropped off at his farm, as Dems will try their best to win what three days ago was an unwinnable seat.

#3 | Posted by catdog

to all you Dem penny pinchers out there this is worth a contribution to the cause...

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-12 09:22 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Party elites and media still believe that the people are wrapped up in phony ideologies. I would suggest that the public is tired of corrupt elected officials that pretend to serve the people while they serve themselves.

Americans are fed up with both Parties. They want honest and responsive government that makes America a better country for all.

What we mostly get are duplicitous elected officials who give donor lobbyists carte blanche to write broad comprehensive legislation that represents a smoke screen. Comprehensive legislation masks how they serve plutocrats, corporate and banker elites, while screwing the public.

#7 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-12 10:42 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

It's so entertaining to read and listen to liberals explain this victory. Maybe one of these times, I'll read or hear one of them get it right.

#8 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-12 11:13 AM | Reply | Flag:

#4 | Posted by LEgregius

In this cast - not really. It was a primary election - usually a low turnout thing to begin with and it was a very low turnout. Cantor was seen as walking away with this vote because the polls had him up in a huge way. Instead it appears that the Tea Party turned out and because everyone else was tuned out an upstart slammed the door shut in his face. I get the need for primaries and if you are a party member you should show up to vote for the candidate you want to see.

In all honesty the non-tea party candidates that want to retain their seats need to be out campaigning just as hard during the primaries as the main event.

By the way - I think there is some sort of oxymoron happening here: David Brat is a College professor and Tea Party candidate? At least the right would have us believe all college professors are bleeding heart Liberals...

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-06-12 12:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Over-Confidence, Neglect Led to Cantor's Fall"

Decisions are made by those who show up. Period.

#10 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-06-12 12:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

If you think about it, Cantor approached his election about the same way he approached running a government. He only paid attention to facts that supported what he wanted to believe. And as it always does, reality bit him in the butt. The reality based universe always wins.

#11 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-06-12 03:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Exit polls, I want to see exit polls. Pro and anti TP could be missing the real story, and they may have had very little to do with outcome.

It was an open primary and Dems could have voted GOTP, and pushed Cantor out for the expected good of the Dems.

#12 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-06-12 04:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

#8 'Maybe one of these times, I'll read or hear one of them get it right.'

Guess you must have slept thru that GOTP landslide for prez R-Money huh?

#13 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-06-12 04:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

It was an open primary and Dems could have voted GOTP, and pushed Cantor out for the expected good of the Dems.
#12 | Posted by 88120rob

I want this to be true but I'm not sure if Democrats really skewed it.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-06-12 05:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

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