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Eric Cantorís Primary Loss Is a Political Earthquake. And Itís Awful.
Daily Beast ^ | June 10, 2014 | Michael Tomasky

Posted on 06/10/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT by lbryce

How did the No. 2 man in the House lose a primary? Chalk it up to immigration and the Tea Party. It’s one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history—and it’s bad for America. Here’s the thing: Eric Cantor did not fall asleep in this race. He spent around $5 million. He ran lots of TV ads. He knew this was going to be a close one. He campaigned. And he still got creamed.

And here’s the other thing: Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party. He was in fact the Tea Party’s guy in the leadership for much of the Barack Obama era. He carried the tea into the speaker’s office. And still he got creamed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014gopprimary; 2104midterms; adiospendejo; brat; elections; ericcantor; gope; open; openprimary; primary; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; va2014
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1 posted on 06/10/2014 6:34:13 PM PDT by lbryce
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Once upon a time Cantor was considered conservative — then he was mortally wounded by Potomac Fever.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 6:35:51 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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Obama’s children's crusade on the border has soured voters fr anyone who is even thinking about some immigration amnesty legislation
3 posted on 06/10/2014 6:36:41 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: lbryce

Open primary.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 6:36:41 PM PDT by celmak
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Everybody across the political spectrum always complains how 95% of congressmen get re-elected and shows the establishment runs the country. Throw one RINO overboard and now its the end of the world.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by StevieRay20
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“And here’s the other thing: Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party. He was in fact the Tea Party’s guy in the leadership for much of the Barack Obama era. He carried the tea into the speaker’s office. And still he got creamed.”


here that folks- he was our guy.....


6 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: lbryce

Why bother commenting on a screed from someone so clueless.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: lbryce
Cantor was not an enemy of the Tea Party.

Is this guy on crack? Didn't Cantor say he was going to destroy the tea party in VA by slating their candidates?

/johnny

8 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lbryce

If Tomasky’s against it, this is a GOOD thing!


9 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:33 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: God luvs America; All

i mean hear....


10 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:44 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: celmak

Was it an open primary? Does that mean that Dems voted for Brat?


11 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:53 PM PDT by livius
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To: lbryce

LOL—bad for America? No, bad for you destructive commie libs. We’re coming for you in November!!!


12 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:57 PM PDT by madmominct
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Cry Me a River


13 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:10 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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Somebody doesn’t know how to spell ‘awesome’.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: StevieRay20

You bring up an excellent point.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 6:38:54 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: lbryce

Michael Tomasky = ass clown


16 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:29 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: HokieMom

DC is a lovely place.
Few can resist its charms over the course of several terms.

Ironic part is Cantor will now go out and make some serious coin in lobbying or law firms.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: lbryce

If Michael Tomasky isn’t happy about it I’m ecstatic!


18 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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RAT/RINO butt-hurt is large.....


19 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:21 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: God luvs America
"here that folks- he was our guy....."

Yeah, and Rove is too :)

20 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:41 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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