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Exclusive: Laura Ingraham Savors Historic Brat Upset She Helped Fashion
Breitbart ^ | 11 Jun 2014b | Michael Patrick Leahy

Posted on 06/11/2014 7:26:57 AM PDT by mandaladon

Late Tuesday evening, conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham savored David Brat's historic upset victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in Virginia's 7th Congressional District Republican primary.

"This was a cataclysmic upending of the old Republican Guard. A strong, substantive, passionate, earnest conservative flattened an arrogant, out of touch, two-faced, moderate Eric Cantor," Ingraham told Breitbart News shortly after the Associated Press declared Brat the victor.

Brat, who was not expected to win more than 40 percent of the vote, thumped Cantor by an astounding 55 percent to 44 percent margin. He won going away in a race where he was outspent by the incumbent by at least 10 to 1. Cantor's campaign will have spent more than $3 million in his loss, while Brat will have spent around $120,000.

Cantor was caught in a perfect storm of increasingly bad news about immigration while Brat ran a disciplined, highly focused campaign that hit relentlessly on the issue of amnesty.

Ingraham was one of the few national conservative voices who publicly supported Brat's efforts against Cantor. Conservative talk show host Mark Levin was also an early backer of Brat. On Monday, Glenn Beck also endorsed him.

Until Tuesday night, however, the campaign looked very much like a case of David versus Goliath before the onset of that Old Testamanent battle. But Ingraham helped Brat fashion a very effective sling shot in the form of criticisms on Cantor's record of support for amnesty. It proved to be as deadly against Cantor as the original David's slingshot was against Goliath.

"In February 2013, Eric Cantor put the word out that he was a chastened by the Obama 2nd term victory. He immediately moved toward the Obama immigration reform position, even toured the nation with amnesty-advocate Luis Gutierrez," Ingraham noted.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brat; cantor; virginia
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"Now," she concluded, "we're on to the war."...............A war we must win!
1 posted on 06/11/2014 7:26:57 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Brat beat the RINO - can he beat the Democrat in November?


2 posted on 06/11/2014 7:27:37 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: mandaladon

She should be rightfully proud. A fine and decent woman and mother.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 7:29:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon
Laura Ingraham photo:  lauraIImage4.jpg
4 posted on 06/11/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

She was really, and I mean, really, excited, and animated, this morning on Fox & Friends! She was on fire! Good on her!


5 posted on 06/11/2014 7:29:47 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: mandaladon

Cantor lost, fair and square.

Cantor is one of the US Chamber of Commerce’s star Amnesty Whores that has become a lame, (but still very dangerous), duck, and there are many, Many more Amnesty Whores to go.

It is time, - - - - time for a change.


6 posted on 06/11/2014 7:31:51 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Bushbacker1

bump!


7 posted on 06/11/2014 7:32:07 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: mandaladon

To a conservative man, that photo borders on pornographic. LOL.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 7:33:29 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: Graewoulf
Cantor lost, fair and square.

Or else they didn't cheat enough. It would explain why they are all so "stunned" today. It would also explain how their internal polls were so wrong.

9 posted on 06/11/2014 7:35:23 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: mandaladon

10 posted on 06/11/2014 7:37:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: All
Feel like gloating?


11 posted on 06/11/2014 7:39:12 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Just a little, maybe ... (wink!)


12 posted on 06/11/2014 7:42:25 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: All
I like Laura---but she better stop with the Jebbie For President lullabye...b/c voters are not in the mood.

A "regular guy" like Ted Cruz looks VERY good up against a possible Hillary candidacy.

Jebbie Bush fades against Hillary b/c he and Hilly will both advance themselves using "white privilege." Jeb and Hillary are seen as opportunistic---using their privileged connections and political money to gain power.....which in the $5 million Cantor debacle is decidedly unpopular w/ voters.

Both Jeb and Hillary have benefitted from, and are climbing back into office, using privileges far beyond those of regular guys.

"White privilege" denotes the array of advantages cultivated over the years.

<><> personal wealth....

<><> multiple homes in posh enclaves....

<><> holding high public office....

<><> privileged friends in high places....

<><> global connections....

<><> constant affirmations of their own worth....

<><> greater social status...

<><> the expansive freedoms wealth and connections provide...

<><> unlimited access to the press to speak freely.

Up against a Bush and a Clinton, an ordinary guy like Cruz suddenly gains traction and momentum.

13 posted on 06/11/2014 7:43:32 AM PDT by Liz
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To: mandaladon

I’m not a big Ingraham fan, but if anyone outside of Brat and his campaign staff have reason to savor his win then it’s her and Levin. Both of them were in Brat’s corner long before most people had heard of him.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 7:44:03 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: PGR88

This is a great question. This is supposedly a very “red” district, but are they the same milquetoast “red” voters that have kept Cantor around? Some may not show up in November if that’s the case. And we know the Dems are going to go all out to take a seat...plus the GOP might not help Brat out.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 7:44:03 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Liz

+1


16 posted on 06/11/2014 7:46:13 AM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Bushbacker1

She should be—she’s done a lot for this fight.

(Hint: way more than Sarah Palin, and I generally like Palin.)


17 posted on 06/11/2014 7:50:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mandaladon
FTA: Cantor was caught in a perfect storm of increasingly bad news about immigration while Brat ran a disciplined, highly focused campaign that hit relentlessly on the issue of amnesty.

Yet, last night, multiple MSM outlets were bleating that this loss was not about immigration or amnesty. Somebody can't read the tea leaves...

18 posted on 06/11/2014 7:50:55 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Liz

19 posted on 06/11/2014 7:51:29 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Alberta's Child

You know what’s funny?

She’s hot and all that, but I caught myself looking at the rifle and asking, “Is that a Kimber?”


20 posted on 06/11/2014 7:52:07 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: Liz

Huh? How can she be against amnesty and for Jeb?


21 posted on 06/11/2014 7:53:36 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mandaladon

This should bury amnesty in the House this year.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 7:56:18 AM PDT by AU72
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To: woweeitsme

“This is a great question. This is supposedly a very “red” district, but are they the same milquetoast “red” voters that have kept Cantor around? Some may not show up in November if that’s the case. And we know the Dems are going to go all out to take a seat...plus the GOP might not help Brat out.”

After seeing how Brat did the impossible and knocked out a sitting House majority leader in a primary (not done supposedly since 1899), I’m not at all worried about his chances in the general for several reasons:

1. He’s obviously a great campaigner and will continue to be. Along the same lines, from the little I’ve seen him speak, he doesn’t come across as some right-wing extremist. Though they will try to paint him as such.

2. This is a heavy R district gerrymandered as such to give Rep Cantor power in D.C. for as long as he wanted :) In what looks like a strong GOP wave election, I can’t see how anyone in a heavily red district could lose.

3. I’m confident the money will come in, but it’s up to us to do it. If anyone has earned our financial support, it’s David Brat. If for no other reason than the fact that his win likely was the death blow to amnesty this session. I heard that people were having quite a bit of trouble getting on his site last night to donate, so that is a very good sign. We need to flood him with small donations, and he will have enough cash to prevail.

Long story short — I wouldn’t sweat the general much. Just do your part and give the guy what you can and if you’re in his district, do whatever else you can in the way of volunteer work.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 7:56:44 AM PDT by lquist1
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To: DoodleDawg

+I have been extremely critical of here in recent weeks, but I will give her her due on this particular issue. Good job.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 7:58:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Liz; 9YearLurker
I like Laura---but she better stop with the Jebbie For President lullabye...b/c voters are not in the mood.

I'm betting Brat turns out to be another spineless RINO. There's a reason Sarah keeps her distance from Ingraham and Coulter.

26 posted on 06/11/2014 8:05:29 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Liz

Why in God’s name would Ingraham support Brat and then support Bush? That makes no sense but then these people never make any sense. I despair!


27 posted on 06/11/2014 8:09:25 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: T-Bird45

That creep Scarborough was bleating this morning that it wasn’t about amnesty. Chuck Todd (another creep) disagreed and reminded Old Joe that having thousands of illegal aliens pouring over the borders while people were voting last night wasn’t exactly a brilliant move on the part of the Dems.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 8:12:19 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Laura’s unmarried. Just saying.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 8:22:24 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: COBOL2Java
I see you've posted this exact same comment on several Brat threads. You're not a concern troll, are you?

Have I? Where exactly?

30 posted on 06/11/2014 8:24:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: miss marmelstein; 9YearLurker
Why is Laura pushing Jebbie? She does have connections to big brother GWB. MediaMatters pointed out, in October 2006, the New York Times reported on a meeting between President Bush and several conservative radio hosts, including Sean Hannity, Mike Gallagher, Neal Boortz and Ingraham......Or maybe they bonded b/c they are both converts to Catholicism?

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CHQ.com mentioned: “No matter who else gets in the Republican presidential primaries, Jeb Bush will remain the “great white hope” of the Republican establishment.

In addition to supporting all of their major policy goals from Common Core to amnesty for illegal aliens, a Bush candidacy also holds out the hope of millions of dollars in consulting business and lucrative lobbying contracts for a small but powerful coterie of Bush family supporters and acolytes.

No one else in America, save Hillary Clinton, starts the 2016 political season with a larger Rolodex of Washington insider supporters than does Jeb Bush.”

31 posted on 06/11/2014 8:30:43 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

Anyone is an outsider compared to the Bushes and Clintons.

But Ted is an Ivy League grad member of the elite US Senate club and he has a Goldman Sachs wife.

Not exactly an outsider.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: woweeitsme
And we know the Dems are going to go all out to take a seat...

Is there even a Democrat challenger? Remember, this was Cantor's seat, the Majority Leader. I doubt that the Democrats even fielded a serious candidate during the primary.

They can't just manufacture a candidate out of nowhere to run against Brat, now that he knocked off Cantor.

Actually, there is a Democrat running. He's Jack Trammell, a professor at the same college that Brat teaches at. He was selected by the local Democrat party committee on the night before the election. Nobody else thought to run to challenge Cantor.

From the Washigton Post, at the college Trammell "joined the college’s faculty in 2000 after doing graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He has directed the school’s disability support services department and its honors program and serves as an associate professor of sociology, specializing in disability issues in higher education."

That is what is going up against a professor of economics. I doubt that he has the ability to knock off Brat, even if the national party throws everything at him.

-PJ

33 posted on 06/11/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon

34 posted on 06/11/2014 8:43:40 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Liz

All I can do is quote my grandmother circa 1955: spare us from converts!


35 posted on 06/11/2014 8:45:38 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: LyinLibs

Can we get Jeb Bush up there?


36 posted on 06/11/2014 8:46:07 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Liz

But how can she push Jeb and condemn amnesty at the same time? Does she do so and not acknowledge the contradiction? Does she try to explain it away?


37 posted on 06/11/2014 8:48:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

All she says “she knows” we all talk about Jeb/amnesty........


38 posted on 06/11/2014 8:54:29 AM PDT by Liz
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To: PGR88; Admin Moderator
My bad, mistook you for someone else.

Admin moderator, please delete my Post #25.

39 posted on 06/11/2014 8:55:01 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Liz

Everything I see online suggests that she is against Jeb, and she thinks it’s important to raise amnesty awareness now so that GOP voters won’t be blindsided by ending up with pro-amnesty Jeb as their candidate in 2016:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/05/The-Breitbart-Interview-Laura-Ingraham-on-Amnesty-Eric-Cantor-and-Jeb-Bush


40 posted on 06/11/2014 8:58:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I guess she’s getting lots of blowback-—and is regrouping.


41 posted on 06/11/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Jabba the Nutt
Laura’s unmarried. Just saying.

Or implying?

42 posted on 06/11/2014 9:08:24 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 9YearLurker

The GOPe, RINOs and Bushes did NOT support Cruz in his bid for the senate. Dewhurst was the choice of the establishment.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 9:13:48 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Right—but he’s still relatively an elite insider.


44 posted on 06/11/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: lonestar

Right—but he’s still relatively an elite insider.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 9:31:49 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mandaladon

We have a couple of good conservative governors but none have a national “presence” or organization. In the Senate we have Paul and Cruz. Cruz has a “Canada” problem he needs to solve quickly. Paul has a “Libertarian” problem he needs to solve but very carefully solve it so he does not alienate the organization he inherited from his Dad. Those are our choices and if we allow ourselves to be split into 2 or 3 “conservative” camps the GOPe will nominate Jeb Bush. I suggest conservatives get over the problems they have with anyone not “perfect” very quickly.


46 posted on 06/11/2014 9:33:45 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: 9YearLurker
Right—but he’s still relatively an elite insider.

Wrong-- You are clueless about Cruz and his supporters.

47 posted on 06/11/2014 10:11:31 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: mandaladon
On Monday, Glenn Beck also endorsed him.

HAHAHA!!!!

48 posted on 06/11/2014 10:14:44 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: lonestar

He’s not the ram-the-doors outsider that he plays on TV. (Not that a great number of insiders support his politics.)


49 posted on 06/11/2014 10:25:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mandaladon

50 posted on 06/11/2014 3:16:40 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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