The GOP continues to be a house divided. The Tea Party can pick up seats in
very conservative districts and regions but they'll never have enough
critical mass to win national elections. Cantor can always get a job filling in
for Bennett and writing editorials for the DNews.
The difference between this guy and other Tea Party candidates is, he's
articulate, he's smart, and he stayed on message. Ibn other words, he was
a good candidate, not a freakshow. He connected with voters.Lesson?
The Republican establishment better start listening to conservatives.
Hopefully this will signal the replacement of Boehner (or however you spell it)
as Speaker of the House.
The dawn of the three party system. The extreme twenty percent right will get
their own minority tea party. The tea party will not compromise and will always
paint their representatives in a corner.
I have mixed feelings. I'm sorry to see Cantor go because he was one of the
more reasonable voices in the GOP. But the upset does boost the Democrats
chances of picking up that seat.
I don't think the Dems will pick up Cantors seat because of this--to
Republican of a district. But if you don't think that the Tea Party
breaking through is good for the Dems I think you must be thinking that the GOP
is just chock full of people who may basically disagree, but are sure willing to
put aside differences and work together--(white, black old, young, latino, gay,
straight, married and single, rich and poor), if the health of the nation is
what is at stake. Now I ask you--does that honestly sound like your party at
this point in history? The GOP began a massive split in 2008 over the election
of Mr. Obama. We saw conservatives devouring their own and (sadly) hatred ruling
the day. The feast is not yet over and the beast has not been sated. But this
particular meal might see them downing the BromoSeltzer. I know too many good
conservatives who are saying, "This is not my party."
This is just and example of how the country is swinging back to more
conservative governing. Always happens in American politics. I know some of
you Democrats still think the trio of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid was middle of the
road, but trust me, it wasn't, isn't, and after the dismal results of
the last 6/8 years it is not being seen that way by the majority of Americans.
The political pendulum is coming back now.
Re Truth: You forgot at least one. America is way past sick of the GOP party of
Thank heaven for the Tea Party, not really a party at all but a loosely
organized group of people who still believe in the founding principles of the
formerly great country known as the United States of America! The mainstream
media does not ask the hard questions nor show the full effects of this
president or his agenda. The tragedy of the thousands of unaccompanied illegal
immigrant children being dumped in Arizona by Federal officials who simply
can't handle the numbers is a tragedy in the making by a president who only
selectively enforces our laws and then illegally makes his own. The Cantor loss
is only the early wave of the coming tsunami that will come in November.
The primary results came less than 12 hours ago, and some familiar posters
assure us they have the whole thing figured out. Very impressive!
Your dreams of Dem victories are just that. The Dems do not even have a
candidate to run against Brat.
Personally I am glad that many of the pro war in the middle east candidates are
being removed from office.
And then the Latino vote that went 70% for the Democrats will go 90% for the
Democrats in 2016 insuring the election of whatever Democrat (wins the
nomination). Yes, the tea-party won an important battle but it's likely
this will not bode well for the larger election war in 2016...
Cantor the GOP RINO was defeated a by a tea party nobody......America is sick of Obama....America is sick of Reid America is
sick of BoenherAmerica is sick of Cantor and his amnesty, dream act and
support of Obama......The tea party won tonite and the democrats had
better get ready for a tsunami of resentment in November that will propell the
conservative movement to the far rigid and knock Obama back to his tv show ,
This CAN'T be right. The lamestream media told me just this morning that
if Cantor won by 20 points it would be a "resounding defeat" (their
words)for the Tea Party - if he won by ONLY 10 points then the Tea Party would
still be relevant.Success for ANY Tea Party candidate
was........well - UNTHINKABLE! (at least for the lamestream media)
A democrat winning in the Virginia 7th CD is about as impossible as a democrat
winning the senate seat of Bob Bennett after the Republicans booted him out at
the convention. Or like a democrat winning the 3rd UT CD after Chaffetz beat
Rep Cannon in a primary. Both Bennett and Cannon as conservative republicans
with lots more money than their opponents were unable to buy the election. It
looks like the House seat in the Virginia 7th CD is not for sale.
Citizens United took one on the chin?One can only hope.Mr. Brat (love that name) was outspent 20 to 1.The T-Party was
conspicuously absent from his campaign.Utah voters can make a
similar courageous statement in November.Vote against the big money
Republican donors.Elect a person who will be accountable to Utah
Citizens...Not outside Republican PAC's.
This is good news on a variety of levels.1. The amnesty advocates
(Cantor included)are being told a resounding "no" we don't like
immigration "reform" (read: amnesty)2. It proves that
legislative races can be won on a shoestring budget. Cantor had spent millions
(paid for by his "business" (amnesty) buddies. Dave Brat only spent
200k; fortunately, though HIS friends turned out to be actual voters.3. It proves that, (much to the disappoint of the liberals)the TEA (taxed
enough already) Party has a huge amount of clout with voters!Its' nice to see Cantor gone. He's one of the big problems in D.C.
He never could decide if he was a democrat or a republican! It just always
depended on who was PAYING him.
Contrary to the views of previous posters, Cantor was too eager to compromise,
and he (along with a lot of other members of Congress deserve blame for the
horrible situation we find ourselves in, with $17,5 trillion in debt, and
unsecured borders, and a President who is, in a word, "lawless."Citizens have had enough of being lied to by politicians who say one
thing to get elected and then do something else when they get back to Congress.
Fortunately, we have the chance to replace elected officials, and the defeat of
Cantor shows that the process works.The only sad part is that we
failed to replace Senator Hatch two years ago.
Oh, hey, yeah a giant amnesty for 15-20 million illegal aliens is no big deal
and all kinds of Republicans support it, while only a minority of fruit loops
oppose it - or that's what the Deseret News and all the rest of the
mainstream media keep telling us, anyway.
Awesome! Democrats will easily win in Virginia!Thanks Eric! Your
nonstop obstructionism came back to bite ya in the rear!Now we gotta
take out Cruz, Ryan, Chaffetz, and Lee...
Cantor engineered a few rightwing defeats of House Speaker John Boehner, setting
up the governmental shutdown, as Boehner threw up his hands in frustration at
Tea Partiers unwilling to compromise.Now Boehner has to deal with
the guy who ran to the *right* of Cantor!This is the kind of shot in
the arm Democrats needed. Thank you Tea Party!
Cool. Another Democrat win.