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GOP Leadership in 'Chaos' After Eric Cantor's Loss
national journal ^ | Tuesday June 10, 2014

Posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:28 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

A Senior Republican leadership aide described the mood as "chaos for the leadership ranks."

"We're absolutely stunned. Honestly, we really can't believe it," said the aide, who likened it to the 2004 election defeat of Tom Daschle of South Dakota, who was Senate minority leader at the time.

"Given the speculation Boehner himself may decide not to run again for speaker, the idea had been out there that Cantor would simply walk into the speakership," said the aide. "But now, who the hell would be the next speaker?"—particularly, the aide added.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; brat; cantor; establishment; rino; teaparty; va2014
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Boohoo! Cry me a river! Money didn't save you guys this time, it was issues and bad policies
1 posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:28 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

* Close and seal the Southern US Border, all 2,000 + miles of it.

* Cancel NAFTA.

* Abolish all Federal, State and Local Welfare payments to non-citizens of the USA.

* Block all money transfers to Mexico, or other any Country South of our Southern Border.

* Have lunch.

* After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.

* String Concertina Wire Holding-Pen Stockades at 100 mile intervals for the gotta-ways.

* Be as hostile to Mexicans as the Mexicans have been to the US Marine held and tortured in Prison by the Mexican Guards for the last two months.

* Hire Greyhound Bus Company to transport Illegal Alien Invaders to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Chain Link Desert Spa near Phoenix, Arizona.

* Have supper.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Gee. If they are stunned, I hope they don't wander out into traffic or anything....

/johnny

3 posted on 06/10/2014 9:09:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Graewoulf

Bring back American jobs too.

Just saying.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 9:10:06 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL!


5 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:37 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Given the speculation Boehner himself may decide not to run again for speaker, the idea had been out there that Cantor would simply walk into the speakership,” said the aide. “

Those days are over for you corporatist bastards.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:48 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Bigtigermike

The news has just been thrilling this fine night.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:49 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Bigtigermike
THIS is what drives them into chaos????...not Obama's destruction of America?

pretty much says it all

8 posted on 06/10/2014 9:11:52 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Bigtigermike

Wake-up time for the GOP?


9 posted on 06/10/2014 9:12:22 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Graewoulf

Outstanding agenda. It should be on everyone’s day planner.

You forgot a little after-dinner commentary of FR; a nightcap and prayers before bed.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 9:13:09 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: doc1019

The media have been full of stories recently, that the Tea Party was dead, and had jumped the shark.

It appears that this is not the case, and that the Tea Party is alive and well.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 9:13:18 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: Bigtigermike
"But now, who the hell would be the next speaker?"

Imagine. The Republican Party may be forced to take an action that isn't based on "whose turn it is".

The horror.

12 posted on 06/10/2014 9:13:21 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Bigtigermike:" Money didn't save you guys this time, it was issues and bad policies"

Cantor spent $5 million imported money
Brat spent $100 thousand of in-statemoney
Shows : Substance wins , over Bull Crap and Rove !

13 posted on 06/10/2014 9:14:02 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Bigtigermike

Very cool!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 9:14:23 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Graewoulf

“After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.”

Allow no sentencing discretion, period.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 9:14:26 PM PDT by Holdem Or Foldem (Life isn't fair, so wear a cup.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The guy that was booted will have to find another job by which he can serve the corporate elites in reducing American taxpayers to poverty.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 9:14:49 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Graewoulf

“* After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.”

The fine is $10,000 now. They just never prosecute anyone on this charge.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 9:14:57 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: Bigtigermike

good job: tea partiers across the nation and a special congratulations to those in cantor’s *old* district. don’t slow down. time to pick it up. we can’t rest.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 9:15:07 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Bigtigermike
This is bigger than Daschel’s defeat. This is a primary!
19 posted on 06/10/2014 9:15:12 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s even funnier than your comment on the illegal under-aged moochers going over your place to weed your garden as a form of play. {Note to others: I reported the border agents got a solicitation “toplay with the border jumping kids.” Not process them or deport them; to “play with them!}


20 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:01 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The “Tea Party is dead” meme, is dead.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:03 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: Ciexyz

I am sure he already has that Lobbyist job.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:06 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: headstamp 2

I wonder if that Irish trash @sshole from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who said the GOP shouldn’t even bother running a candidate in 2016 if they didn’t pass the Chamber-backed amnesty bill in 2014 realizes that he probably played a major role in Cantor’s defeat.


23 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:08 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Bigtigermike

i am glad the gop-elite/rinos are scared and stunned.

mother-effers talking big against conservatives.


24 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Is it just me or does this sound like the “I can’t believe Romney lost” talk in 1012?
Clearly the GOPe is full of clueless consultants pulling in big bucks.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 9:17:02 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: dadfly

we can never rest. not anymore.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 9:17:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Require landlords establish fitness of immigration status.

All welfare recipients must show immigration documents, be blood tested for narcotics.

Any person furnishing info leading to the arrest of an illegal invader receives 20% of the value of the seized person’s assets in the USA.

End civil forfeiture for cops, take back all the “cool ninjya gear”.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 9:17:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The media have been full of stories recently, that the Tea Party was dead, and had jumped the shark.

In their dreams.

28 posted on 06/10/2014 9:18:32 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Bigtigermike

They made this bed. Now they get to sleep in it. They used Cantor to be the front man thinking he was invulnerable. Cantor before he rose in the ranks was a reliable strong conservative fighter. Its amazing how power corrupts. I didn’t expect Cantor to lose but this is a very healthy moment for the GOP. The left is going to be apoplectic with their rhetoric. They don’t even see how their chronic accusations of racism and bigotry are sounding increasingly tiny against the backdrop of people without jobs, people who don’t believe the American Dream is possible. They are setting the stage for their certain demise. Tonight was a an excellent indicator that not even money can stop you and the talk about how Cantor didn’t understand the threat and was taken aback. Hell the guy spent over a million dollars against a candidate with 200k.

I personally think that Cantor believed he was going to win. I did. I suspect that his call for call on Obama for an immigration compromise was to be a launching point post primary win to say “look I won on immigration compromise”. it may have been just stupidity also but this dominated the headlines leading up to today and I believe it led to his political demise.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Eric-Cantor-Obama-immigration-amnesty/2014/06/09/id/575853/

Brat, who teaches at Randolph-Macon College near Richmond, Virginia, has slammed Cantor’s immigration reform stance during the campaign.

“Eric Cantor is saying we should bring more folks into the country, increase the labor supply — and by doing so, lower wage rates for the working person,” Brat said, according to Reuters. “His policies make no sense.”


29 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:04 PM PDT by Maelstorm (700,000 died in the Civil war to kill self governance not to free slaves)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Amen.


30 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:07 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Steven Scharf
You're correct that it isn't enforced. The fine is $7500 per hire, not per day, with an additional $7500 possible punitive damage if it can be shown to be part of a "pattern of practice;" since no one is prosecuted, the second fine never kicks in.
31 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:13 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Who will be the next Speaker? Well, the requirements don't even include membership in the House. I have a candidate in mind. Westerner. Outspoken. Already survived a media assassination campaign. Populist. Now, what was his name...no, her name? Begins with an S. Sarah somebody.

I fantasize, but heads would truly explode.

32 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:53 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Secret Agent Man
i am glad the gop-elite/rinos are scared and stunned.

Reminds me of that old line about "when the government fears the people, there is liberty". That makes me happy!

33 posted on 06/10/2014 9:20:25 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

You’ve summed them up. Good job.


34 posted on 06/10/2014 9:20:33 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Zathras

Seems like the GOPe has just been spanked by a Brat! ;)


35 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:04 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Nailed it.


36 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:15 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hit the road Boehner, you’re finished!


37 posted on 06/10/2014 9:22:12 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Bigtigermike

Exactly.... we voted you in and we can vote you out....pay attention it isn’t about you DC whiners


38 posted on 06/10/2014 9:25:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: JRandomFreeper

well played


39 posted on 06/10/2014 9:26:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Bigtigermike

Smells like...victory!

40 posted on 06/10/2014 9:27:55 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Bigtigermike

“But now, who the hell would be the next speaker?”—

* * *

Um . . . Trey Gowdy?

:)


41 posted on 06/10/2014 9:27:56 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Graewoulf

And get rid of anchor babies as citizens.


42 posted on 06/10/2014 9:29:31 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The last time I checked the main county jail in Boehner’s district had 14% illegals being held for ice. I’m going to beat him over the head with these statistics till he cries.


43 posted on 06/10/2014 9:30:26 PM PDT by OftheOhio (never could dance but always could kata - Romeo company)
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To: Bigtigermike

Cantor talking about compromising with Obama just after Obama ignored Congress in transferring terrorists was supreme idiocy.


44 posted on 06/10/2014 9:30:47 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Bigtigermike

Chaos? How can anyone tell?


45 posted on 06/10/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Graewoulf

Brat is an economics professor.
I am positive that he supports NAFTA, as most competent economists would.
Trade protectionism is for banana republics and poor dictatorships.
The best way to stop illegal immigration is to teach the poor countries how to run a successful economy. Many countries South of the border are very protectionist in their trade policies, and that is a major reason why they are poor.


46 posted on 06/10/2014 9:33:15 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

BULL!

Since 1986 the US Federal Politicians have refused to enforce the laws that they have written.

They had their chance, and now it is time, - - - time for a change.


47 posted on 06/10/2014 9:36:15 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Bonehead and McCarthy will bite the dust, as well. Just a matter of time.
House conservatives smell blood in the leadership waters.
Bonehead and McCarthy won’t survive.


48 posted on 06/10/2014 9:38:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Cochran And Boss Hogg.)
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To: Bigtigermike
GOP leadership in "chaos..."

EXXXXXcellent!

49 posted on 06/10/2014 9:39:58 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: Bigtigermike

There’s leadership in the GOP? Who knew?


50 posted on 06/10/2014 9:40:03 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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