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Eric Cantor succumbs to tea party challenger Tuesday
Wash. Post ^ | 06/10/2014 | Robert Costa

Posted on 06/10/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT by TomServo

In a stunning upset propelled by tea party activists, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) was defeated in Tuesday’s congressional primary, with insurgent David Brat delivering an unpredicted and devastating loss to the second most powerful Republican in the House who has widely been touted as a future speaker.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; adiospendejo; brat; cantor; va2014
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1 posted on 06/10/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

Thank You Virginia.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 6:16:55 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: TomServo

The MSM has been running stories that the Tea Party is dead and has jumped the shark. NBut this stunning upset would seem to contradict that opinion.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 6:17:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: TomServo

To WaPo this is a devastating loss.....isn’t that telling?


4 posted on 06/10/2014 6:17:14 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: TomServo
The TEA party is dead, you stupid TEAbaggers!
5 posted on 06/10/2014 6:17:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: TomServo

Unfortunately, Gayham wins. I hope South Carolinians are happy with their familiar crapbag. What a joke. Total letdown, especially with how well Mississippi did voting for McDaniel.

That said, Brat’s victory is huge. Shamnesty is dead, and another conservative enters the House.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 6:17:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TomServo

To Be a Virginian
either by birth, marriage, adoption,
or even on one’s mother’s side,
is an introduction to any state in the Union,
a passport to any foreign country,
and a benediction from the Almighty God.
~ Anonymous


7 posted on 06/10/2014 6:18:11 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: puppypusher

Thank You Virginia. Thank you, thank you, thank you...


8 posted on 06/10/2014 6:19:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: TomServo

So, who will be the new Majority Leader (or Speaker for that matter, God willing)?


9 posted on 06/10/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: TomServo

The Tea Party is Dead! Time for another 50 obituaries.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 6:20:44 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: TomServo

Problem is, Brat doesn’t have a lot of money and you know that the GOPe isn’t going to get behind him cash-wise...


11 posted on 06/10/2014 6:21:30 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: TomServo

Wait, just watch the GOP try to bring him down at election time!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 06/10/2014 6:22:17 PM PDT by sig229 (The loonie left "FLUNKED" human nature 101)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Well, if Boehner does not seek it, unfortunately it goes to Whiplash McCarthy in terms of seniority, BUT he’s such a weak fraud I suspect Steve King or Raul Labrador could launch a credible run for it!


13 posted on 06/10/2014 6:22:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TomServo

Good. I saw his lawn signs while visiting there this past weekend and said I hope he loses. Didn’t know I was gonna be in his district till I saw the signs. Awesome!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 6:22:32 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: TomServo

AND the icing on the cake . . . they said Brat did it with less than 100,000.00 spent on the race. WOW. IF true that is amazing to defeat a 24 year Washington insider and 12 terms in the House and Majority Leader of the House.

WOW. Go Brat! More races should be WON just like this!!! Clean House!


15 posted on 06/10/2014 6:22:37 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So, Virginia voters are throwing a temper tantrum again ??

< /Jennings OFF >


16 posted on 06/10/2014 6:24:08 PM PDT by mikrofon (Founders BUMP)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I saw on another board the libs are already planning on donating to the D guy.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 6:24:13 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: TomServo

WOW, that is awesome news!!! One less amnesty pimp.

THANK YOU VIRGINIA!


18 posted on 06/10/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT by Finatic (Sometimes I think it would be nice to just get it on and get it over with. Once and for all.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

<< Problem is, Brat doesn’t have a lot of money and you know that the GOPe isn’t going to get behind him cash-wise...>>

The Chairman of the RPV, Pat Mullins, likes unity and he likes to win. He will do all he can to get Brat elected.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 6:25:20 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: puppypusher
Thank You Virginia.

and more importantly, thank You, God

20 posted on 06/10/2014 6:26:11 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: TomServo

Great news!

Now let’s hope the RINOs don’t torpedo Brat in the general.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 6:26:36 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: TomServo

Hallelujah! Excellent news. Go Tea Party.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 6:27:12 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: puppypusher

Yes Virginia, there is no more Cantor claws.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 6:27:29 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Yep. Likely Boehner stooge Kevin McCarthy of California will get the job.

Steve King of Iowa will not accept or campaign for the job.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 6:27:40 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: HokieMom

I understand the Tea Party did nothing for Brat.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 6:27:41 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Qwackertoo

“I saw on another board the libs are already planning on donating to the D guy.”

Why wouldn’t they?


26 posted on 06/10/2014 6:27:52 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: austinaero

“To WaPo this is a devastating loss.....isn’t that telling?”

Yep, sure is. What’s really interesting is that Brat flew under the radar for the entire race. Brat spent $120K while Cantor spent 5.2M. Polls were showing Cantor winning by about 14 points. But, he lost by 9 points, a 23 point swing. I’m thinking this is some insight into what may happen in the Nov elections - lots of surprises.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 6:28:32 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: ZULU

Now let’s hope the RINOs don’t torpedo Brat in the general.

That has been their mode of operation in past elections. I don’t see any signs of change. That is why the Republican Party does not get a dime from me.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 6:28:42 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: austinaero

Now if only Goober Grahmnesty were to fail.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

out of state he will get lots of “extra” support to defeat the “tea party” guy. is what I meant to say.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 6:29:14 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: TomServo; All

again; notice how the left wing media refuses to capitalize Tea Party yet have no problem doing so with the smelly hippies of the occupy movement:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nyc-settles-14-occupy-protesters-583k-24072699


31 posted on 06/10/2014 6:29:58 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: TomServo

yay!


32 posted on 06/10/2014 6:29:59 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Viennacon

Unfortunately, Gayham wins. I hope South Carolinians are happy with their familiar crapbag. What a joke. Total letdown, especially with how well Mississippi did voting for McDaniel.


Linda won? I’m disappointed. I really thought there was a chance he’d be packing his bags.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:14 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I heard there is no Rat challenger?


34 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:28 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: HokieMom

Just heard on Megan Kelly’s show, Laura Ingraham, said Brat couldn’t get Jennie Beth Martin from Tea Party Patriots to answer his call.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:40 PM PDT by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If the GOP doesn’t back him with money, then we need to. Instead of feeling helpless, write Dave a check.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 6:31:14 PM PDT by bayareablues
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To: Viennacon

The Tea Party candidates should have chosen one and endorsed him in order to defeat Graham. They divided the vote and Graham won.


37 posted on 06/10/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: shelterguy

The RPV is the Republican Party of Virginia.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:10 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Qwackertoo

This is great news...cleaning house indeed.


39 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Lovely bit of understatement. I like it. And, wow, what a news story.


40 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:57 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: notaliberal

A friend of mine who lives in that district posted on facebook that she thinks a lot of Dems voted for Brat to help take Cantor out.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: TomServo
This calls for a CELEBRATION
42 posted on 06/10/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Qwackertoo; TomServo

Looks like a wake-up call to cry-baby Boehner and the GOP Rove Establishment marched on by Palin!!!


43 posted on 06/10/2014 6:33:57 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: kingattax

Amen, dear kingattax, amen.

I can’t understand South Carolina. Especially after this week of a flood of minor illegal aliens breaking the southern border! Can’t wrap my head around it.

Ingraham admits Graham is a great (ick) retail politician. We are doomed with Graham and Bush.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: TomServo
Wow ... just, wow ...

Mean while, in the House: "OK, fellow House members, who wants to bring up Immigration Reform this year ... come on now, raise your hand ... anyone ?"

45 posted on 06/10/2014 6:36:06 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: laplata

I think it was mainly due to the candidates themselves. The three credible candidates were all problematic. Cash could not raise money (ironically) and had lost a congressional race. Bright had a state legislator position, but unlike McDaniel, screwed up his finances and made some statements that were ill-advised. Mace was billed as the big cahuna (everyone wanted her to run because of her high name ID as the first female citadel graduate), but she stumbled out of the gate had really dismal interviews, was just not ready for primetime.

Unity would have helped, but you really need an ideal candidate or ideal conditions to win. The candidate was gold in Mississippi. The conditions were gold in Virginia. Dave Brat had no help even from national Tea groups, but Cantor was so out of touch, that the genial Brat trounced him.

Neither the conditions nor the candidates were good enough in SC this year unfortunately.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: TomServo

Open primary?


47 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:17 PM PDT by celmak
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To: laplata

The Tea Party did not help Brat.

Ingraham said on Kelly file that Brat called the Tea Party national and they wouldn’t even return his calls. Laura was on the inside of this campaign.

She said a few TP groups around the state attended his speeches, but door to door Virginia voters were fed up. $200,000 Brat to 5 million Cantor.

Money always wins, but not in Virginia.


48 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:08 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

If the Tea Party didn’t help, did the dems push brat over the top?


49 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:20 PM PDT by celmak
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To: mikrofon

So, Virginia voters are throwing a temper tantrum again ??

< /Jennings OFF >

To which I respond: Lettuce Roll.


50 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:32 PM PDT by Justa
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