Tea Party Wins . . . Eric Cantor Loses
When Mark Twin heard of his own death, he is quoted as saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” After a few attempts at unseating some establishment Republicans, the media quickly wrote that the Tea Party was dead. It was a political flash in the pan. The Texas primary proved them wrong as well as the nip-and-tuck Republican primary in Mississippi between Sen. Thad Cochran and political spoiler McDaniel who will meet in a runoff at the end of the month.
One comment on Facebook says it all: “I thought the Tea Party was ‘DEAD’? They just took out the #2 Republican in the House! Way to go, Brat! Grassroots victory!”
The biggest political upset came in Virginia yesterday when Eric Cantor lost to political neophyte David Brat.
Brat has been making headlines since February:
“David Brat is going for the throat and making waves in his bid to unseat Eric Cantor. And make no mistake, Cantor is worried. . . .
“Can you say paranoid?
“Dinner in Castle Cantor won’t go down so well if Eric finds out that Dave Brat just made headlines on Drudge. Cantor made the headline too, but in a far less flattering light.”
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What happens next is important. Voter turnout is abysmal. How is it possible when our nation is being run by a lawless president and we are being overrun made illegal aliens literally being dumped in western states that voters can stay home?
I don’t get it. Our future is at stake. We have the means to turn things around and the people who can do the turning are doing who knows what.
Cantor wanted to play “Let’s make a deal” with President Obama on the one thing that will keep liberals in control for decades if not forever. The following is from two days ago:
“GOP Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor called for a compromise immigration deal with President Barack Obama during a campaign interview with a local Virginia TV station.
“’I have told the president, there are some things we can work on together,’ he said in the WTVR interview.
“’We can work on the border security bill together, we can work on something like the kids,’ he said referring to his proposal to offer some undetermined variety of amnesty to the children and youths of millions of parents who entered the country illegally.
“’So far, the president has just insisted that it’s all or nothing, [it is] my way or the highway,’ Cantor complained. ‘That’s not going to happen,’ he added.
“But President Barack Obama is willing to make a deal, says one White House advisor, Rev. Richard Ryscavage. Ryscavage is a Jesuit priest, a sociology and anthropology professor at Fairfield University, the director of the university’s Center for Faith and Public Life and a member of a new White House panel on immigration.
“A compromise is ‘what they’re preparing for, that’s what they think is going to happen, so they’re [publicly] asking for a lot of stuff that privately they don’t think they’re going to get’ in a final deal, he told The Daily Caller June 6.”
Cantor’s loss changes everything. But will it change the establishment Republicans? Probably only long enough to win in November.