Published: Thursday, June 12 2014 8:00 a.m. MDT
It says most people are sick of the corrupt Washington DC establishment rampant
in both parties! More incumbents will be voted out!
I thought the election was in November? So what happens if Mr Tea
Party falls flat on his face against his democrat opponent in November? Then can
we call the few party dead?
It says that the primary voters in this district in Virginia don't like
politicians who might waiver at all from 100% ideological tea party purity.
Doesn't say anything about the American people in general.
What is more likely to happen in November is the Democrats will lose the
majority in the Senate for the same reasons this election in Virginia (hardly a
red state) went the way it did!
No leadership outside of than Democratic party. If elected he will vote fifty
times unsuccessfully to repeal Affordable Care Act and cause expensive
One Vote. Given the unpopularity of Obamacare, most Americans want Obamacare to
be repealed! Which will probably help the GOP in Nov and beyond! Let Hillary and
the Demos run on Obamacare!
Cantor's defeat shows the GOP is torn and divided. And a divided house
shall fall. The GOP has shown over the last 20 years it is unable to lead and
has been irresponsible when given the chance.
Mountanman said: "It says most people are sick of the corrupt Washington DC
establishment rampant in both parties! More incumbents will be voted
out!"I totally agree with what your first point but I'm
afraid your second comment will nbot come true. For some reason Americans
complain wildly about Congress as a group but seem to like their Congressman,
the one representing them."Given the unpopularity of Obamacare,
most Americans want Obamacare to be repealed!" Well, not quite.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll taken in March revealed that while only 10
percent want to keep it as is it is, a plurality, or 49 percent, want to keep it
in place but work to improve it. Just 29 percent said it should be repealed and
replaced with a GOP alternative or nothing at all.
"One Vote. Given the unpopularity of Obamacare, most Americans want
Obamacare to be repealed! Which will probably help the GOP in Nov and beyond!
Let Hillary and the Demos run on Obamacare!"Iraq is about to
fall.Let the GOP run on Iraq!Oh, and bailouts for big
banks and tax cuts for the rich! I'm sure Americans will be flocking to the
repub party then!
The Tea-Partiers beat Eric Cantor, and put in David Brat -- in the REPUBLICAN
primary.The REAL vote happens in November, IMHO -- David Brat
will loose the General Election to whoever the Democrats put up against him.It should be the death toll, and wooden stake through the heart of the
Cantor's defeat sends a signal to politicians of all stripes. If they seek
reelection they should 1) never underestimate their opponent and 2) show up for
the campaign and work hard.Pretty simple.
I have yet to see a single poll that shows that the majority of Americans want
Obamacare to be repealed. Is there a credible poll that repubs could
refer me to that backs this wild claim up? Is this another exaggerated fantasy
claim from the ill-informed who wish to spew propaganda against our President?
Mountain Man you are completely wrong about Obamacare. There are a lot of people
who now have insurance. Under the old system I would never have been able to get
private insurance because of once having cancer. I now have private insurance
and it costs me less the $500 a month and that includes my wife. YOU have no
idea how uneducated you are!As for Cantor, he is a reflection of
smug, arrogant and self centered politicians. He lost all concern for his people
and was only focused on his personal gains. His defeat sends a message to ALL
politicians to NEVER FORGET WHO PUT YOU IN OFFICE!This is the only
victory the tea party has had.
‘Join the discussion: What does Cantor's defeat say about the future
of American politics?’========= The same thing
Mitt Romney's defeat said about American politics...Pollsters
will tell their audience precisely wha they WANT to hear, all truth, facts
and reality aside...
In the long term, it's possible that the Tea Party will gain some real
influence in American Politics. However, for the foreseeable future it really
only creates a Ross Perot effect dividing the Republican Party and reducing its
ability to influence on a national level. It pains me to say it,
but I think we are in for a long run of Democratic power and Socialist
legislation. As the populace becomes more liberal the fracturing of
conservatives all but assures it.
The lesson from Cantor's loss is nothing new. Lose touch with your
constituents and you should expect to lose the election. Orrin Hatch learned
the lesson well when Bob Bennett lost his reelection bid in 2010. He reached
out to voters almost immediately, said all of the right things and won
@Mountanman"What is more likely to happen in November is the Democrats
will lose the majority in the Senate for the same reasons this election in
Virginia (hardly a red state) went the way it did!"A very
conservative district (in an overall purple state) voted for a very conservative
candidate in a party primary. That actually doesn't tell us much at all
about the general election.
The "tea party" had nothing to do with Brat's victory. They
didn't support him. He won because his message was exactly what the
Republican Platform states. Few Republicans in Congress believe in that
Platform. Those politicians believe that they have to compromise OUR values so
that Obama will not veto bills or that Harry Reid will not keep the bill from
being voted on.The message is clear. America is tired of the
left-wing rhetoric. America is tired of spending money for programs that are
not Constitutionally mandated. America is tired of hearing excuses from elected
officials who will not stand for the people and for the States.Let
the Democrats run on their record. Let them tell us that Obamacare is good for
us. Let them tell us that they will tax the producers so that non-producers can
sit back and do nothing. Let them tell us that everything is fine at the IRS,
at the V.A., at the borders. Let them sell us on what they have DONE.
For once I completely agree with Mountainman. This was not a vote for someone,
but a vote against an incumbent. This worked well in Utah where there was
little chance Lee would have had a real challenge from the other side. Virginia
is a whole other story - much more balanced voter base - so the Republicans have
their work cut out for them.I saw an interview with David Brat that
won today - seems to be a decent guy - and he was equally surprised he won. He
is far from the prototypical Tea Partier, in fact he took time to ensure people
he was not a Tea Party candidate. The people of Virginia will have
an interesting decision to make come November.
Did anyone hear the interview Chuck Todd did with Mr. Brat?Brat was
unable to answer most of the questions Todd asked.He'd better
do a lot of homework before the general election or he's going to look like
a complete fool.
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