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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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To: lbryce

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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To: lbryce
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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To: lbryce

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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To: lbryce

“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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To: lbryce

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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To: lbryce

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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To: lbryce

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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To: lbryce

Well let me ask you this. Do you think Obama now flooding the U.S. with illegal immigrants have anything to do with Cantor’s loss?

People are freaked out over the lawlessness of Obama and what he is doing to destroy this country in an in-you-face manner.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: lbryce

It's AWFUL!

22 posted on 06/10/2014 6:41:14 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: StevieRay20

Throw one RINO overboard and now its the end of the world.


No....it’s a start. We’ve only just begun! Bring on the tears, DC!


23 posted on 06/10/2014 6:41:31 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: lbryce

Liberals, career politicians, media sluts, rabid dogs.
But I repeat myself.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 6:41:31 PM PDT by jim999
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To: lbryce

If The Daily Beast was paper I would use it for TP


25 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:08 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: livius

Yes.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:13 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: lbryce
Unless Boehner, McConnell and their ilk are swept out, the Republican Party is as vital today as the Whigs are.

I'm tired of pols who masquerade as conservative but are nothing more than enablers of the Statists. Frankly, I'd rather have an enemy in place than a Quisling.

McConnell says he's going to crush the Tea Party. How about crushing the Leftists who are destroying our Nation?



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:15 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: lbryce

Boo hoo! Left literally crying. Notice he comforts himself with the Clintoon pacifier half way through


28 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:23 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: lbryce
Whole lotta waking up and smelling the coffee FEAR... Change they can't believe in...
29 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:40 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: lbryce; onyx; JustAmy; trisham; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; STARWISE; Alamo-Girl; ...

This is a huge loss for the GOPe and a huge win for America!!

What does it mean?

Amnesty pimps need not apply!! Republicans who refuse to fight for defunding ObamaCare need not apply!! Republicans who raise the spending limit for Obama need not apply!! Big spending statist GOPe RINOS need not apply!!

Go, teaparty!!


30 posted on 06/10/2014 6:42:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: lbryce

It warms my heart when The Daily Beast is so concerned about the future of the Republican party. What a joke.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 6:43:38 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lbryce

I join you tonight in great joy. This is a seminal event in American history. With 98 million unemployed , the “establishment” and communists wanted to bring in 30 million illegal aliens parasites into vote and give cheap labor to the Chamber of Commerce. I have a message for the “Chamber”— If we get power, You are going to PRISON if you have an illegal alien working for you and I don’t mean just a little bit! Duck and cover!!


32 posted on 06/10/2014 6:43:44 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: livius

It was indeed open. Dems are just so clever. But then....paybacks are a ******.


33 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson

34 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:24 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: lbryce

the author of this piece, is full of it.

it is a great day cantor’s lying ass lost. excellent day.


35 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am glad he is bringing up that Cantor is toast because of immigration.

Hopefully this will scare the RINOS


36 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:56 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Jim Robinson

It was a stunning and much-needed upset!

Go TEA party! :)


37 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:59 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: Jim Robinson

Right on Jim!


38 posted on 06/10/2014 6:45:13 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: lbryce

the people who are really going to be freaking out are the DemocRATS. They will wonder what the folks back home are going to do in Nov. This is a wave election - watch out Pelosi...LOL


39 posted on 06/10/2014 6:45:50 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: ConorMacNessa

God Bless you man. I fear a Coup D’etat.


40 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:04 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: livius

We’ll see on the numbers, but it’s a good possibility that there was significant cross-over.

Cantor was a lock in November. Now, the seat is up for grabs. Expect a bazillion dollars of “Tea Party nutjob hates immigrant children” ads.


41 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:09 PM PDT by martiangohome
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To: lbryce

A close one?

55 to 45 is not close.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:09 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

well,then who is going to replace Boenher as speaker? I heard it was going to be Cantor, guess not, looks like it will be “Speaker Of The House Paul” come 2017.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:13 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: lbryce

Why is he pouring so much energy into the notion that Cantor was LOVED by Tea party folks..?

Because they’re worried that lib voters will be intrigued and inspired by a Tea Party defeat of a man they HATED:

THIS way the old, “Tea Party = GOP & GOP = Tea Party” narrative goes undisturbed.

It’s a way to shut down new interest in the Tea Party.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:14 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: ConorMacNessa

mcconnell wants to have nice lunches with the libs destroying our country.


45 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: lbryce

Foxnews, Megan Kelly’s show, is going crazy over this.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: lbryce

TAke that dumasky. And it is not imigration reform. It is amnesty.


47 posted on 06/10/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: skeeter

“Why bother commenting on a screed from someone so clueless.”

Yeah, after all it’s “The Daily Beast”


48 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:02 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: lbryce
It’s one of the most shocking losses in U.S. electoral history

Drama queen.....

49 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:37 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: lbryce

This is upsetting all the right people for all the right reasons.


50 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:54 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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