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  • LIVE THREAD: Ryan vs Nehlen Wisconsin 1st Congressional District Primary 8/09/2016

    08/09/2016 9:50:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 429 replies
    1st CD, Republican: Incumbent Paul Ryan, of Janesville, and Paul Nehlen, of Williams Bay. I absolutely have nothing on this election, so I thought I'd start a thread, and we can add to it as information comes in. Some polls have Ryan way ahead, and a few find it less certain. On the other hand, wasn't this the climate before the Cantor election? He was sitting fat dumb and happy with a big lead in the polls? If I were a betting man, I'd have to put my money on Ryan and by all counts, he's a very popular guy...
  • Eric Cantor: I underestimated Trump

    05/04/2016 6:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3, 2016 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor admitted Tuesday that he underestimated Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. ďI was predicting way back when that Donald Trump had no chance. I think many of us were,Ē Cantor said on Tuesday in an interview with CNBC. ďIíve stopped the business of predicting.Ē
  • Hatch: Ryan could be drafted at convention

    04/07/2016 11:06:21 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 78 replies ^ | 04/07/1 | Naomi Jagoda
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said there's "potential" for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to be drafted as a presidential nominee at a Republican convention because he is the one person who could unify the party. "I think it's just natural that that speculation would happen because he's one of the great leaders here on Capitol Hill and one of the people who brings both sides, all sides together, I should say," Hatch told reporters Thursday.
  • Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard [2014]

    03/28/2016 5:24:09 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jenna Portnoy
    Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican. (SNIP) ďWhen I sit here and I listen to Mr. Brat speak I hear the inaccuracies ó my familyís here.Ē Cantor said. As he was interrupted by the raucous crowd, Cantorís anger was evident: ďThatís enough ó we are a country of free speech, so decencyís also part of this.Ē (SNIP) ďIt is easy to sit in the rarified environs of academia, in the...
  • Conservatives in Paul Ryan's district: VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE!!

    02/18/2016 4:19:46 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    The time has come for desperate measures against the Oligarchy. We must continue to remove the heads of the republican establishment until they begin to listen to the American people. Eric Cantor has been removed. John Boehner has been removed. Kevin McCarthy has been prevented. And while there were rumblings of a primary challenge to Speaker Paul Ryan, it's now late February and not a single person has yet stepped up to the plate. Primary elections in the State of Wisconsin will be held on August 9, 2016. Without a strong primary challenge, Paul Ryan will breeze to the November...
  • New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor...

    02/02/2016 1:50:39 PM PST · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/02/16 | Judicial Watch
    "New State Department Emails Reveal Blumenthal Advised Clinton that former Rep. Eric Cantor Committed a Possible ‚ÄėFelony‚Äô by Disclosing Petraeus Classified Information".... ‚ÄėWill a grand jury be empaneled by the Justice Department? When will Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee‚Ķ begin an investigation of this matter?‚Äô ‚Äď November 13, 2012 Blumenthal advised top Obama debate advisor that Romney would ‚Äėfalsify, distort, and mangle facts;‚Äô advised Clinton on Libya turmoil disclosed in ‚Äėinternal govt discussions high level‚Äô (Washington, DC) ‚Äď Judicial Watch announced today that on January 7, 2016, it obtained a new batch of documents from the Department...
  • Just How Close Was The 2014 Amnesty Vote? ‚Äď Here‚Äôs The Back Story‚Ķ

    01/17/2016 1:55:31 PM PST · by BobL · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse and PBS ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Sundance
    -snip- A very insightful PBS documentary "The Immigration Battle" lays out exactly what took place during the 2013/2014 legislative time frame (i.e., Gang of 8). If you have not watched the documentary I would strongly recommend you do so, it is profoundly enlightening. The documentary walks you through a timeline explaining exactly who was doing what at the times discussed. - snip - They had enough votes to pass it. - snip - On Tuesday June 10th Speaker Boehner, Eric Cantor (Majority Leader) and Kevin McCarthy (Majority Whip) had lunch together discussing timing the vote Thursday night or Friday Morning....
  • Spiteful Virginia GOPe Target Dave Brat for Retaliation‚Ķ

    01/10/2016 6:48:04 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 1/9/16 | Sundance
    Almost everyone is familiar with the most devastating loss for the Professional Political Establishment in the 2014 election cycle, the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by insurgent patriot Dave Brat. Fewer people recognize how devastating the loss was for the globalist DC elites who were less than two days away from approving the Gang-of-Eight Amnesty Bill known as "Comprehensive Immigration Reform". Boehner - Cantor- McCarthy - House-GOP-leaders-Dave Brat With the vote count "whipped", and with enough House votes to pass identified, Speaker John Boehner was set to hold the vote on Thursday June 12th 2014. Cantor was...
  • Eric Cantor Praises Jeb's Debate Performance: "Clearly the Serious Candidate in the Room"

    11/11/2015 8:58:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    Former Majority leader Eric Cantor praised Jeb Bush's performance in last night's GOP debate. Jeb made impressed the GOPe crowd when he lectured his opponents that deporting illegals was "un-American." "Jeb Bush has a strong performance on Tuesday night's GOP debate stage and was 'really the serious candidate on stage' with his command of domestic and international policy, former Rep. Eric Cantor said Wednesday. "Clearly Jeb was back," the one-time House Majority Leader told CNN's "New Day" program.
  • Eric Cantor: Anger Fueling "Salesman" Donald Trump

    10/22/2015 2:12:50 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | October 22, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Ė swept out by the Tea Party-backed Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) Ė is now on the attack against it and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, saying voters have an unrealistic expectation from a Republican majority in Congress and Trump is ďabsolutely notĒ a credible presidential nominee for the GOP.
  • Boehner: ĎFalse Prophetsí Like ĎJackassí Cruz ĎWhip People Into Frenzyí Over Plans That Wonít Work

    09/28/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on one Sunday show ‚ÄĒ CBS‚Äô ‚ÄúFace the Nation‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ after his Friday surprise announcement that he‚Äôd be resigning from Congress in about a month.And Boehner used the opportunity to make another firm announcement: There will be no government shutdown this week, despite the efforts of some conservatives to block Planned Parenthood funding. ‚ÄúThe Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution [this] week. The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several...
  • Heartache: Leading candidates to replace Eric Cantor are even more pro-amnesty than Eric Cantor

    09/25/2015 2:32:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    MofoPoltics ^ | Jun. 13, 2014
    The race has come down to preferred establishment candidate, Kevin McCarthy vs. Raul Labrador. (SNIP) On Wednesday, McCarthy assured Chamber of Commerce lobbyists that under his leadership, it would be business as usualÖ (SNIP) La Razaís Labrador Retriever pledged to make amnesty the GOPís #1 priority in 2015Ö Immigration reform should be ďone of the first thingsĒ Republicans take up. Before coming to Congress, Labrador ran a website called, with ďeasy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnestyĒÖ
  • Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels (Malkin)

    09/01/2015 2:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election. Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor's support is not like landing a prized marlin. It's like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world's ugliest creature. Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, "Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehnerís announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years ó first as Republican whip and then as majority leader ó I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • Jeb Bush to hire noted GOP base favorite Eric Cantor

    08/28/2015 3:50:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | August 27, 2015 | Joe Cunningham
    Trying to get the GOP base on your side? Master stroke from Jeb! here. Cantor was courted intensely by other candidates. Cantor retains a strong political network in Virginia, a key primary and swing state. And he has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors. ďThis is a big deal for Eric, and a big deal for Jeb,Ē said a top Republican involved in the negotiations. A Cantor source said: ďThey have known each other for a long time, speak regularly and have great mutual respect for one another. Eric believes he is the...
  • Kiss Of Death: Disgraced Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor To Head Bush's Campaign In Virgina

    08/28/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bushís presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.
  • Breaking: Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb!

    08/27/2015 1:36:43 PM PDT · by hcmama · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | Ausgust 27, 2015 | Politico
    POLITICO ‚ÄŹ@politico 12m12 minutes ago #Breaking: Eric Cantor, former House majority leader, will endorse Jeb Bush on Thursday
  • Bill Bolling: Virginia needs a Presidential PRIMARY

    06/18/2015 8:38:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    A rising chorus of voices are calling on the Republican Party of Virginiaís state central committee to vote for a Presidential Primary on June 27. Among the many who have opined on the issue is former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling who took to his Facebook page Thursday to voice his support for a primary: ďIf the Virginia GOP opts to nominate our candidate for President in a closed party convention, as opposed to an open statewide primary, it will be a HUGE mistake. We cannot survive if we are determine to be a party of exclusion, as opposed to a...
  • So. Cal. Edisonís IT layoffs are Ďheartless,í says Sen. Grassley

    02/26/2015 2:48:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Patrick Thibodeau
    Southern California Edison (SCE) IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers of the visa program. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has long advocated for changes to the H-1B program to protect U.S. workers, said the Edison layoffs illustrate how some employers "are potentially using legal avenues to import foreign workers, lay-off qualified Americans, and then export jobs overseas. "I was shocked by the heartless manner in which U.S. workers were injured," said Grassley in a Senate floor speech Wednesday. (SNIP) "The sponsors of the bill claim it will 'boost our competitiveness...
  • The resurrection of Eric Cantor (Cha Ching)

    02/26/2015 11:43:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | February 26, 2015 | Anna Palmer and Tarini Parti
    Eight months ago, Eric Cantor was forced out of office amid charges that he had lost touch with his Virginia constituents, derailing the political career of the man who was in line to be the first Jewish speaker of the House. Now heís back.
  • Attack of the Moderates, Part 4

    02/06/2015 5:12:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | January 26, 2015 | Steve Thomas
    Lynn Mitchell is at it again. This time standing up for disgraced 5th District GOP Chairman Jon Berkley. Letís run through her arguments methodically, to be fair. Her arguments: Berkley was a good Chairman. Berkley did nothing to deserve his removal. Berkley had ďoverwhelming supportĒ within his committee. All three arguments are intellectually dishonest on their face- and Ms. Mitchell should know better. Letís review. The facts: ďBerkley was a good Chairman.Ē Mitchellís two arguments seem to be that Robert Hurt won his district in 2014, and that he raised $10,000 for the 5th CD Committee. Well, first off, 2014...
  • Eric Cantor lands at Harvard

    01/29/2015 9:28:23 AM PST · by Maceman · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, unceremoniously dumped in his 2014 GOP primary by Tea Party favorite Dave Brat, has won a gig at Harvard Universityís Institute of Politics. Cantor will join two others who fell short of election in 2014, former Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost her bid for governor, as Institute fellows.
  • Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win

    01/24/2015 6:46:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    Republican Eric Cantor on Saturday addressed the inaugural gathering of a group formed after grass-roots activists helped Dave Brat topple the former majority leader in last summerís GOP primary. The day-long meeting of the Virginia Conservative Network featured a whoís who of establishment Republicans in the mold of Cantor, many of whom are frustrated with the partyís loss of all five statewide offices in recent years. According to organizers, Cantor gave an invitation-only crowd of more than 100 people tips on how to frame their message to voters as Republicans prepare to defend their slim majority in the state Senate...
  • Cantor: GOP focus on ObamaCare would be 'disservice'

    01/05/2015 2:25:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Monday that a GOP focus on highly politicized issues like ObamaCare and immigration in 2015 would be a ďdisservice to the American people.Ē He urged Republicans to act quickly on bipartisan policy initiatives like expanding charter schools, signing new trade deals or creating a permanent research and development tax credit. If they donít, he warned the next race for the White House could be at stake. He added that the deep divide between Obama and the GOP on issues like healthcare, immigration, climate change and tax reform is ďwell knownĒ and unlikely...
  • Rep. Steve King: ĎThey Drive Wedges Between Usí

    The congressman speaks with Jim Rutenberg about the ďI-wordĒ and showing Gov. Chris Christie the ropes in Iowa. Your outspoken nature has drawn national attention, especially on Twitter. You and your wife have had some fun reading the nastier tweets in public. Any favorites? One said I smelled like ďmothballs and dusty Bibles,Ē or something like that. (SNIP) We picked up 15 seats in the House and maybe nine in the Senate. Thatís the kind of punishment I can handle. (SNIP) Whatever kind of crisis emerges, the agenda that they have long advocated for magically becomes the silver bullet for...
  • Rep. Dave Brat: Obama 'Morally Vacuous' on Amnesty

    12/12/2014 2:31:13 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | David A. Patten
    Incoming Virginia congressman Dave Brat, whose historic GOP primary victory over then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor shook up Washingtonís power structure this summer, is blasting President Obamaís executive fiat on immigration reform as "morally vacuous" Ė while stopping short of calling for impeachment.
  • Cantor slayer will back Boehner

    11/14/2014 3:37:07 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), who shockingly toppled former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in a primary this summer, says he'll support John Boehner (R-Ohio) for Speaker. Brat told The Hill he plans to vote for Boehner on the floor in January when the Speaker is elected by the full House for the new Congress. "As of right now, yeah," Brat said. "I'm optimistic our leadership's going to move forward on the principles I ran on."
  • The Election that Changed the Country (Vanity)

    11/05/2014 3:28:34 AM PST · by BobL · 27 replies
    (none) | Nov 5, 2014 | (self)
    While it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of yesterday's victories, the only reason that we won so decisively yesterday was because a small group of DETERMINED REPUBLICANS in Virginia decided that the country couldn't take anymore of Eric Cantor, and somehow, beyond all expectations and all precedent, sent him packing to K-Street, on June 10, 2014. That set the stage for yesterday. Earlier, the US Senate had passed a horrendous Amnesty Bill (the prior summer, 2013), worse than anything than even Bush had pushed for. The House Leadership was ready to act on the advice of their...
  • Virginia governor: I was 'disappointed' that Cantor lost

    10/18/2014 2:48:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) said he was "disappointed" after former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary and resigned because it was a loss for the state's congressional leadership. "As governor, I had the Majority Leader and, potentially, the Speaker of the United States of America as a member of my congressional delegation," McAuliffe told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview to air Sunday on New York's 970 AM. "Personally, I was disappointed that Eric lost." SNIP When Catsimatidis told the governor that some people blamed him for Cantor's stunning defeat, McAuliffe said he's not at fault.
  • Pat Caddell gets mad at Fox News bimbo Heather Childers for smearing Greg Orman

    10/15/2014 3:48:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Pat Caddell, singing the praises of independent Kansas Senate candidate Greg OrmanÖ I listened to Chris Wallace, Ďoh [Orman] will caucus with the DemocratsíĖ what does he know!? Heís never talked to the man. Ö "[Orman] represents a new world view, which is politics as-is is failing the country, the people are being let downÖthere is a new force coming in politics, and I think heís gonna win that seat, and I think, actually, it represents a real breakthrough. " Thatís when producersĖ determined to interrupt the Orman love-festĖ fed Childersí bogus Karl Rove talking pointsÖ Childers: But he has...
  • Eric Cantor Just Got A Job At A Wall Street Bank ó Here Are The Details Of His $3.4 Million Pay Pack

    09/02/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2014 | Joe Weisenthal
    Late Monday night it was reported that former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor would take a job at investment bank Moelis.The news has already prompted the predictable eye-rolling about the "revolving door." And to the Tea Partiers who ousted Cantor in a primary earlier this year, the news that he is going to Wall Street is vindication that he was never a populist like them.But anyway, Moelis has put in a filing with the SEC, detailing his pay package (Via Erik Schatzker).From the filing:Group LP has agreed to pay Mr. Cantor an annual base salary of $400,000. Group LP has...
  • Cantor Voting Rights Act Legacy is Failure to Deliver, Democrats Say

    08/14/2014 5:16:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies ^ | 8/14/14 | Emma Dumain
    Passing a new Voting Rights Act in the GOP-dominated House was never going to be easy, supporters acknowledge. But with a powerful Republican such as Eric Cantor as an ally, hope flickered for nearly a year. Then came June 10 and the shocking primary defeat that tanked Cantorís congressional career ó taking with it, in all likelihood, any prospect for an update of the landmark 1965 civil rights legislation that had been weakened by a 2012 Supreme Court ruling. Even with Cantor as majority leader, said a House aide close to the VRA negotiations, ďI would have speculated that it...
  • Eric Cantor Skips Final Immigration Votes

    08/02/2014 6:12:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 8/1/14 | Emma Dumain
    When Eric Cantor bid the House farewell in a floor speech Thursday, he apparently meant it. At the time, Cantor had not yet disclosed his intent to resign his seat from Congress as of Aug. 18. He was merely ending his tenure as majority leader a little under two months after his sudden primary defeat in June, handing the gavel off to his successor, Kevin McCarthy of California. But when it came time for a major test for Cantorís House Republicans, the ousted Virginian was already long gone. Cantor was among the 20 lawmakers who did not vote Friday night,...
  • Cantor to resign from Congress

    08/01/2014 7:28:09 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | Taylor | Jessica
    Now-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will resign from Congress on Aug. 18, nearly two months after his surprise GOP primary defeat. Cantor announced his plans in an interview with his hometown newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the same day he officially stepped down from GOP leadership. According to Cantor, his decision is timed so that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) can call a special election to coincide with the regular Nov. 4 general election. ďI want to make sure that the constituents in the 7th District will have a voice in what will be a very consequential lame-duck session,Ē...
  • Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    07/31/2014 9:06:54 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 45 replies
    AP ^ | July 31, 2014
    After his speech, Cantor received a standing ovation from members of both parties and shared a hug with the No. 2 House Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland.....
  • Eric Cantor parties in Hamptons, campaigning for Wall Street job: report

    07/16/2014 1:16:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 7/16/14 | Terrence Cullen
    Pick a job, any job. Outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantorís career in Congress might be over, but heís got plenty of suitors on Wall Street and in the National Republican Committee. Cantor was recently spotted at an exclusive Hamptons party, rubbing elbows with Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfien and billionaire investor Carl Icahn, according to Politico, and seemed to be pining for a finance job in New York. The seven-term congressman from Virginia lost his primary last month to Tea Party favorite Dave Brat. Cantor will step down from his leadership role at the end of July, but will...
  • UPDATE: Goodlatte holds meeting with Shenandoah Valley tea party leadership after Cantorís loss

    07/05/2014 10:11:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies ^ | Lynn R. Mitchell
    UPDATE: Congressman Goodlatteís office responded to this post: ďCongressman Goodlatte requested this meeting with SVTPP in May, well before the June 10th primary, as part of his continued outreach to groups throughout the Sixth District. The headline of your post is quite misleading, making it look like the meeting was requested in response to Eric Cantorís loss, which is not the case.Ē The Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots (SVTPP) reported in their June 29 newsletter that they were asked by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) to meet to air their concerns, an hour-long event that took place on June 17, just...
  • An Angry Tea Party and Vocal Ted Cruz Prove America Is Becoming More Liberal

    06/30/2014 8:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 26, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Christopher Hitchens got a chance to analyze the Tea Party in 2011, the same year cancer took his life. In a Vanity Fair article titled "Tea'd Off," the great polemicist explains that populist movements like the Tea Party are a reaction to social and political change. Hitchens writes that before the Revolutionary War costumes, America had seen a somewhat similar phenomenon with the John Birch Society: The John Birch Society possessed such a mainstream message--the existence of a Communist world system with tentacles in the United States--that it had a potent influence over whole sections of the Republican Party. It...
  • Pompeo, Tiahrt to participate in political forum

    Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo and his challenger in the Aug. 5 Republican primary will participate next month in a political forum hosted by the Wichita Crime Commission. Pompeo is running for a third term in Kansas' 4th Congressional District.
  • Scorched Earth: Eric Cantorís Staff, Supporters Drain Cash From Virginia GOP, Dave Brat

    06/27/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT · by bigbob · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-27-14 | David Steinberg
    After the skin-crawling exploitation of black voters in Mississippi, the GOPís current leadership wing gives a second demonstration, this time in Virginia, of just how committed they are to ďa big tent,Ē or to the GOPís vitality in general. The Senate majority matters, the House majority matters. But this partyís leadership is infested with the same disregard for Washingtonís intended purpose as any Clintonian. Third parties fail. But what cost does remaining aligned with this generation of GOP leadership take from the cause of liberty and transparency? Recall, last week Eric Cantor said: ďOf course Iíll vote for David Brat...
  • What Do You Mean We, Kemo Sabe? (Somewhat long but very interesting)

    06/26/2014 9:05:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | June 26, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    It¬ís a scene straight out of fiction. Refugees from North Africa, packed like sardines in small boats are streaming in droves across the Med to Italy. ¬ďAccording to Italian interior ministry figures given to the Guardian, 59,880 migrants and refugees have landed on the country¬ís coast this year ¬Ė almost as many as in the whole of 2011, which holds the record. The situation is unprecedented. Sicily, which has received more than 53,000 of the new arrivals, is bearing the brunt and struggling to cope. And summer ¬Ė historically the peak time for boat landings ¬Ė has only just begun.¬Ē...
  • The RINOs: A History

    06/26/2014 8:09:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Feehery Theory ^ | June 25, 2014 | John Feehery, GOP consultant
    When news broke that Eric Cantor had lost his primary, Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for the Virginia Senate seat, immediately tweeted congratulations to David Brat. The rest of the Republican party establishment, the non-sentimental lot that it is, fell into line and pledged to support the winner. Cantor had been defeated. There was no talk of starting a third party or sitting the election out. Sure, there was some anger and disappointment, but rank and file Republicans moved on. Contrast with the news of what happened last night. Long before it became clear that Thad Cochran, a long-time Republican...
  • 6.9 million multiple voters in 28 states, report finds

    06/26/2014 7:38:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Watchdog ^ | June 25, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    The latest interstate voter cross check tallied 6,951,484 overlapping voter registrations, and theyíre just the tip of the iceberg. The cross-check program involves only 28 states and does not include the three largest: California, Texas and Florida. ďDuplicate registration is an open invitation to voting fraud,Ē said Clara Belle Wheeler, a member of the Election Board in Albemarle County, Va. ďThis ability to vote more than once dilutes the legal votes and changes the results of elections.Ē
  • Elites Beware: Eric Cantor's Defeat May Signal a Populist Revolution

    06/11/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 48 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    WEST CHESTER, PaóExpecting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to win his GOP primary in Virginia, I spent Election Day in Pennsylvaniaóinterviewing angry Republicans, Democrats, and independents about the rise of political populism. I was in the wrong state, but I had the right topic. Cantor's defeat has less to do with immigration reform than it does with an uneven movement that should frighten conservative and liberal political elites to their shallow cores. Americans see a grim future for themselves, their children and their country. They believe their political leaders are selfish, greedy, and short-sightedóunable and/or unwilling to shield most people...

    06/23/2014 5:52:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014
    House Majority Leader-elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) blamed crossover votes by Democrats for Eric Cantorís (R-VA) surprise primary defeat at the hands of David Brat in an interview on Sean Hannityís radio show on Monday. He stated that was surprised by Cantorís defeat, and did say that ďall politics are localĒ when asked why he thought Cantor lost. McCarthy added that he had ďread five different analysesĒ and one theory he came across was ďDemocrats voted 30 percent in [that race].Ē
  • Dave Brat's $1,000 Earthquake [More unreported evidence of GOP's demise]

    06/23/2014 2:01:26 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 21 replies
    RobCunninghamUSA ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Truth is one of the most powerful forces on earth. And perhaps the force most feared by compromised politicians. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's crushing defeat came at the hands of a virtual unknown college professor, one who overcame a 26 to 1 funding disadvantage in which 377 Political Action Committees (PACs) contributed to Cantorís 2014 campaign vs. 0 (zero) PAC contributions into Brat's 2014 campaign. It's been borderline hilarious watching so many media talking heads, politicians and campaign consultants grasp at explanatory straws. It reminds me of Mark Twain's quote, "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If...
  • Republicans Begin Shift To The Right After Cantor's Defeat

    06/23/2014 5:35:33 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 6/23/14 | Sahil Kapur
    If anyone doubted that the Republican Party would become more conservative after the ousting of Eric Cantor, his successor put those doubts to rest over the weekend. In an interview with Fox News, incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) revealed leadership's first significant policy shift: opposition to reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank when its current charter expires on Sept. 30, a move that would shutter the credit agency. "One of the problems with government is it's going to take hard earned money so others do things that the private sector can do. That's what Ex-Im Bank does," he said. "I...
  • National Interest Or Self Interest? Not A Hard Choice

    06/20/2014 5:02:37 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 1 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | June 20, 2014 | Melanie Sturm
    If character is doing the right thing when nobodyís looking, World War II Gen. Dwight Eisenhower radiated it on D-Dayís eve, writing that ďany blame Ö is mine aloneĒ in never-delivered remarks known as ďIn Case of Failure.Ē In making one of historyís toughest and most consequential decisions ó unlike those chronicled in Hillary Clintonís new memoir ďHard ChoicesĒ ó Eisenhower prepared for the worst as 150,000 men readied for a veritable suicide mission 70 years ago this month. Willing to shoulder failureís blame, even without knowing its reason, Eisenhower publicly attributed the anticipated victory to libertyís cause and the...
  • Will New York's Rep. Hanna Crash in Primary Like Eric Cantor?

    06/20/2014 4:18:13 AM PDT · by statestreet · 5 replies
    NewsMax ^ | June 19, 2014 | John Gizzi
    With barely five days to go before New York's June 24 primary, speculation is mounting as to whether Rep. Richard Hanna is going to the next Republican U.S. House member after Virginia's Eric Cantor to lose renomination. While House Majority Leader Cantor's loss was fueled largely by his support on immigration reform and extending the debt ceiling ó both issues that angered tea party Republicans ó two-termer Hanna has many more positions hostile to conservatives. More significantly, Cantor was defeated by an obscure college educator, David Brat, while Hanna, 63, faces a well-known conservative figure in State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney.
  • So, whoís running this party anyway?

    06/19/2014 7:55:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | JR Hoeft
    Yesterdayís ďBurgers with Bill,Ē held in the normally sleepy days following the end of primaries, the end of school, and pre-Independence day, has gotten folks to thinking. Why? Because the GOP is in complete transition. And itís time to just openly accept it.(SNIP) So, when many of the former leaders gathered last night for ďBurgers with Bill,Ē which used to be a much sought after fundraising ticket, but is now an event that is paid for by Bollingís PAC, it seemed a bit like a nod to the past and a reflection on the current state of the party. McDonnell...