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The Top 8 Consequences of Cantor's Defeat
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 10, 2014 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

On Tuesday night, one of the most stunning upsets in Congressional primary history took place, with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) losing his primary to economics professor Dave Brat. Brat campaigned on the platform that Cantor was a backer of amnesty legislation; heavy conservative media coverage of the thousands of illegal immigrant youths pouring across our inundated southern border contributed to a sense of urgency. So Cantor is out.

And the landscape has radically shifted, both for the Republican Party, and for the 2014 election. Here are the biggest ramifications of Cantor’s defeat.

Boehner Is Likely Done. The writing has been on the wall for Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) ever since a failed House insurgency in the aftermath of a coup attempt against his speakership in January 2013. Boehner had been under fire ever since his sequestration deal with President Obama in 2011; his “fiscal cliff” deal with President Obama at the end of 2012 only drove further pressure. Boehner’s repeated attempts to covertly push amnesty legislation have lost him his base. And the departure of many of his top allies in Congress leaves him vulnerable this year. Cantor’s ties to Boehner may signal that a successful insurgency is on the way. Aides are telling the National Journal, “We’re absolutely stunned. Honestly, we really can’t believe it.”

The “Young Guns” Are Firing Blanks. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Cantor were considered the so-called “young guns” in the House, preparing to take over leadership from Boehner and company whenever he stepped down. Ryan and Cantor have been vocal about their desire for immigration reform legislation this year. Cantor is now gone. And Ryan’s position as a leader is in serious jeopardy.

The Death of the Tea Party Was Greatly Exaggerated....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; boehner; cantor; ericcantor; gop; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; va2014
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1 posted on 06/10/2014 8:46:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elections have consequences.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A whole bunch more RINOs to go and we’ll be set.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 8:50:05 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t catch Potomac Fever. Stay true to the Conservative cause.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 8:50:21 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope he’s right about everything.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:17 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What sticks in my mind is nominee Brat’s comments I heard on TV today. He said (paraphrasing) that Tea party goals and GOPe goals are not far apart. Both are for free market capitalism, which is actually more humane than socialism.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 8:51:23 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid has killed more good bills passed by House than all my fingers and toes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It wasn’t just amnesty. It was spending, the unwillingness to stand for Republican principles, Obamacare, and a host of issues on which Eric Cantor has gone over to the dark side. Immigration is in the news and it was likely the tipping point, but it was just one of a host of reasons why Cantor was ousted.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 8:52:33 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: entropy12

What needs to happen is the GOP needs to be for American free market capitalism.

American.

That is the word, which is not emphasised nearly enough.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I still say that 95 percent of elected Republicans in Congress either repudiate conservatism or fake it.

Some new fake conservative in the Ryan-McCarthy mold will emerge as Speaker of the House if there is going to be a change.

BOEHNER AND A SMALL GROUP OF GOP HOUSE MEMBERS WILL LIKELY GO WITH THE DEMS TO RAM THROUGH ‘IMMIGRATION REFORM’ AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, THEN BOEHNER WILL MOVE ON AND A NEW FACE WILL BE SPEAKER.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 8:53:55 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope this gets momentum for Joe Carr in TN. Our primary isn’t until August. And McDaniel in MS. When is Gramnesty up?


10 posted on 06/10/2014 8:54:34 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Fledermaus

Gramnesty won his primary tonight. Six more years of that idiot.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 8:55:41 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The GOP-E Leadership in the US House, (Boehner, Cantor, and Ryan), is always gullible to Obama’s tricks.

Consequently, Boehner, Cantor and Ryan, have all pledged to ram through this unpopular Obama Amnesty Bill due to Obama’s illegal decision to flood the USA with children from Mexico and Central America.

It is time to kick the GOP-E out of Congressional Leadership!


12 posted on 06/10/2014 8:56:12 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newws media don’t tell me you’re ‘stunned’. I’ve been stunned with all the news about immigrant children crossing the border, EPA shutting down more industries when we’re hurting for jobs, gas prices going up to $4.00 a gallion, the Dems allowing Veterans to die but they want to buy the votes of young people by forgiving their student loans, etc. etc. Stunned voters do stunning things - hip hip hooray.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 8:56:35 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Raúl Labrador (ID-1) has made some vague indication he may try for the speakership, with some Tea Party congressmen favoring him. Would be a million times better than Boehner, and best of all, McConnell would HATE it!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 8:58:29 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kevao

Good Grief.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 8:59:09 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: entropy12

From what I’ve heard him say, it sounds like he is making the point many have made. The only difference between the Tea Party and the GOP is that the Tea Party actually follows the stated Republican Party platform. The GOP doesn’t.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 8:59:35 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Labrador: ‘Leave the Bergdahl family alone’
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/jun/10/labrador-leave-bergdahl-family-alone/


17 posted on 06/10/2014 9:00:19 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: Fledermaus

Gayham won unfortunately, though by a pathetic margin. He got 58.5%. Worse than Cornyn and McConnell.

But the momentum is there now. We can oust Lamar! if we activate the grassroots voters in TN.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 9:00:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: entropy12

What stuck out to me in what Brat said tonight on FNC is that every position that he took in his campaign is the Republican platform position.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 9:01:08 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Nextrush
Nope. Cantor won't be able to get folks in the house to talk to him, much less vote for amnesty. He's a dead man walking. They have their own primaries to worry about.

The leadership power structure in the House is effectively broken tonight.

/johnny

20 posted on 06/10/2014 9:02:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, I’m aware of his statements on this. A blemish in total (though I agree that the main issue is the swap itself rather than the idiocy of Bergdahl), but still he’s way better than Boehner and anyone else in the leadership circle.

I’d say Steve King should go for it, but I don’t think the support is there from the middle of the caucus.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 9:03:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kevao

And while no one wants to hear it tonight, six more years for one of 100 is more significant than 2 years for 1 in 435. But the important thing is the principles which we are fighting for, and tonight’s defeat of Cantor (the man) is insignificant compared with defeating the push fo immigration “reform” (the principle).


22 posted on 06/10/2014 9:05:44 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Viennacon

Tom DeLay’s conviction was overturned today.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 9:07:44 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: Fledermaus

Well, to primary an incumbant in one congressional district is one thing; to primary an incumbent senator in a state-wide election is a lot more difficult.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:13 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Ben S. pretty much nails it...


25 posted on 06/10/2014 9:09:02 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t often agree with Impy, but I think he’s right about DeLay. He would struggle to get traction as a potential speaker, as much as Newt would. As interesting as the idea of a non-elected speaker is (Allen West has also been mentioned), it does seem to be a pipe dream. We have to get someone from the conservative wing of the caucus to make a run at it. Otherwise, I fear McMorris Rodgers may try to take it. Ugh!


26 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

And, Labrador being Latino would be create Schadenfreude watching the establishment folks squirm


27 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:31 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Viennacon

Very good point...I did hear him say that also.


28 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:28 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid has killed more good bills passed by House than all my fingers and toes.)
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To: bigbob

More important than the significance of the seat, is the message that was sent. Defeating a House Majority Leader is seismic! (I’ve heard tonight that this is the very first time it’s been done.) Tomorrow will be a busy day at the Capitol Hill laundry.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Graewoulf

I pray that happens. They are just as culpable as Obama.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 9:13:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: KansasGirl; Viennacon

except as Viennacon points out, GOPe do not follow their own platform. Hopefully this Cantor loss is wake up call for GOPe.

This result also weakens Jeb Bush’s chances in 2016. Which is just fine with me.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 9:15:09 PM PDT by entropy12 (Harry Reid has killed more good bills passed by House than all my fingers and toes.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
The GOP-E has had control of the Nation’s purse strings for over 4 years. Boehner has been in control as Speaker of the House for over 4 years. Obama has thus been at the mercy of Boehner and the GOP-E for over 4 years. Obama thus could not have been as successful as he has been without the full cooperation of the GOP-E and ESPECIALLY Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy, Economist Ryan, Chairman Mike Rogers, Chairman Issa and loose cannon Peter King of NY. As long as the Member Republicans in the US House choose to keep in place the above Leadership team, Obama will be able to continue his personal race to the bottom. Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi are just doing what they have been raised up to do: Destroy America, ASAP. They are Public Enemy Number One. Those who refuse to oppose the destruction of our Republic are Public Enemy Number Two. BTW, when have “ - - conservatives - - - ,” Boehner, Cantor, or Ryan EVER “Conserved” anything when doing battle with Obama, Reid, Holder or Pelosi? Hmmmmmmmmm? ____________________ The only thing that matters in politics is to stay on offense. The GOP-E has perfected the art of always staying on defense. Thus, the GOP-E will continue to lose elections by wide margins. R Sc Rep. Trey Gowdy is an exception to the shunning of Offense by the GOP-E. Gowdy has the required fire-in-the-belly to attack, Attack, ATTACK! I stand with Gowdy, Lee and Cruz, who so far have told the truth, and then refused to apologize for telling the TRUTH. The Republican Party has come a long ways since 2012. In 2012, then GOP-E candidate Romneycare Romney published a book entitled “No Apologies.” Also in 2012 Romneycare Romney told the truth about the 47 % who pay no personal FI Taxes, and thus would not vote for him. Two weeks later, Romney apologized, saying “I was completely wrong.” The GOP-E lost the support of Conservatives when GHW Bush lied to us about “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!” The GOP-E lost the support of the “Hold-your-nose-when-you-vote” segment in 2008 by voting for McCain. The GOP-E revealed itself to be a dedicated loser when they chose to run Romneycare Romney against Obamacare Obama. Now we have “Scandal Coverup Artist” Sobber Boehner caving in to Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi on a weekly basis. We need to march into the US House of Representatives and “escort” out the above mentioned “Leaders” for a TEA Party “reception” on the Lawn of the US House. I have the tar, y’all bring the feathers!
32 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

The GOP-E has had control of the Nation’s purse strings for over 4 years.

Boehner has been in control as Speaker of the House for over 4 years.

Obama has thus been at the mercy of Boehner and the GOP-E for over 4 years.

Obama thus could not have been as successful as he has been without the full cooperation of the GOP-E and ESPECIALLY Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor, Whip McCarthy, Economist Ryan, Chairman Mike Rogers, Chairman Issa and loose cannon Peter King of NY.

As long as the Member Republicans in the US House choose to keep in place the above Leadership team, Obama will be able to continue his personal race to the bottom.

Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi are just doing what they have been raised up to do: Destroy America, ASAP. They are Public Enemy Number One.

Those who refuse to oppose the destruction of our Republic are Public Enemy Number Two.

BTW, when have “ - - conservatives - - - ,” Boehner, Cantor, or Ryan EVER “Conserved” anything when doing battle with Obama, Reid, Holder or Pelosi? Hmmmmmmmmm?

____________________

The only thing that matters in politics is to stay on offense.

The GOP-E has perfected the art of always staying on defense.

Thus, the GOP-E will continue to lose elections by wide margins.

R Sc Rep. Trey Gowdy is an exception to the shunning of Offense by the GOP-E.

Gowdy has the required fire-in-the-belly to attack, Attack, ATTACK!

I stand with Gowdy, Lee and Cruz, who so far have told the truth, and then refused to apologize for telling the TRUTH.

The Republican Party has come a long ways since 2012.

In 2012, then GOP-E candidate Romneycare Romney published a book entitled “No Apologies.”

Also in 2012 Romneycare Romney told the truth about the 47 % who pay no personal FI Taxes, and thus would not vote for him.

Two weeks later, Romney apologized, saying “I was completely wrong.”

The GOP-E lost the support of Conservatives when GHW Bush lied to us about “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!”

The GOP-E lost the support of the “Hold-your-nose-when-you-vote” segment in 2008 by voting for McCain.

The GOP-E revealed itself to be a dedicated loser when they chose to run Romneycare Romney against Obamacare Obama.

Now we have “Scandal Coverup Artist” Sobber Boehner caving in to Obama, Reid, Holder and Pelosi on a weekly basis.

We need to march into the US House of Representatives and “escort” out the above mentioned “Leaders” for a TEA Party “reception” on the Lawn of the US House.

I have the tar, y’all bring the feathers!


33 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:35 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We should concentrate on the exchange, whether that exchange should have been done or not, and … leave the Bergdahl family alone"

The key point is the facts of the ill advised exchange, then investigate Bergdahl - Talibanny Daddy is a nutball we have a right to be a nutball in the US. But Bergdahl's actions deserve all the scrutiny, and one way or another they will get it. I can go along with leaving the family alone as long as they DEAL WITH the deserter himself.
34 posted on 06/10/2014 9:18:20 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One thing I want to comment on:

Why would Obama even consider performing an open act such as issuing an executive order on immigration?

The guy is a weasel.

All he needs to do is continue to work the back channels to support the current policy of de facto amnesty.

The Viva La Raza crowd is getting more than its fair share of TV coverage making the claim that Obama has deported more illegals than any other president.

So Obama's getting the cover he needs to continue to allow the waves of illegals to wash upon our shores. No need to make this public and rile up the Democrats trying to prop up a majority in the Senate.

35 posted on 06/10/2014 9:18:33 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d really like to see Tom McClintock in a leadership position.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 9:24:49 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Focusing on Bergdahl misses the real traitor - Obama


37 posted on 06/10/2014 9:28:50 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Graewoulf

Google their numbers and pick up the phones and write emails. Flood their offices. This situation with all these “children” cannot stand.


38 posted on 06/10/2014 9:30:31 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Wait, what? Oh, eLECtions."

39 posted on 06/10/2014 9:42:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

have consequences.


40 posted on 06/10/2014 9:43:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It’ll be cash vs. activism in 2016. In Cantor’s district, activism just won a stunning victory.

Activism can win a primary with 35,000 votes, but not a Presidential election. That's why Romney won the nomination. For activism to have a chance, we need to pick a candidate early and fund that person.

The Cantor defeat is the death knell for the immigration reform caucus in the GOP, at least for this cycle, and that means that the party will be more, not less unified.

I don't believe this for a second. There is a majority in Congress for "immigration reform" consisting of Democrats and RINOs. Just tonight, Dana Perrino was "suggesting" that Cantor step down so that a RINO could be entrenched and offering a list of "attractive" womyn. We don't need sexism; we need leadership.

41 posted on 06/10/2014 9:47:56 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

See my tagline.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 9:59:30 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: 2ndDivisionVet
LOL, Cruz, yes. Palin, no.

I will happily educate either of them on the principles of privatizing environmental regulation.

43 posted on 06/10/2014 10:17:14 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Re: “Tom DeLay’s conviction was overturned today.”

I thought that happened last year?

Was there another appeal?

44 posted on 06/10/2014 10:35:26 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: entropy12; Viennacon
Very good point...I did hear him say that also.

I think the point was that the GOPe ignores the platform, which it does, but the platform is a winner.

45 posted on 06/10/2014 11:15:48 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Agree, he’s long due.
McClintock one of the good guys..


46 posted on 06/10/2014 11:41:35 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: Graewoulf
I've got a rail. d8-)

47 posted on 06/11/2014 2:29:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: kevao

Yes, and thanks to the 17th amendment, outside the state money flowed in to support Graham...

NOT what the founders intended...


48 posted on 06/11/2014 3:15:48 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send the military to the border and send Boehner to the back bench.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 3:55:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You will see the GOPe push harder than ever before to make sure all non GOPe candidates get shredded. If not in the primaries, in the general election.

I have already heard rumblings here in Iowa after the primary that the GOP is going to make sure that first, the election in November does not result in a “reactionary” candidate winning. Even if that means giving it to Braley.
Second, to make dang sure that the caucuses go to the “right” candidate. The Paul people found out about the fix last time, they will be more careful this time.


50 posted on 06/11/2014 5:33:03 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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