Skip to comments.Exclusive: Laura Ingraham Savors Historic Brat Upset She Helped Fashion
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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Brat beat the RINO - can he beat the Democrat in November?
She should be rightfully proud. A fine and decent woman and mother.
She was really, and I mean, really, excited, and animated, this morning on Fox & Friends! She was on fire! Good on her!
Cantor lost, fair and square.
Cantor is one of the US Chamber of Commerces 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.
To a conservative man, that photo borders on pornographic. LOL.
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.
Just a little, maybe ... (wink!)
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.
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.
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.
She should be—she’s done a lot for this fight.
(Hint: way more than Sarah Palin, and I generally like Palin.)
Yet, last night, multiple MSM outlets were bleating that this loss was not about immigration or amnesty. Somebody can't read the tea leaves...
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?”
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