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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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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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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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