House Majority Leader Eric Cantor defeated in primary, tea party celebrates

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    June 12, 2014 9:12 a.m.

    Because the american people were silent is why many things of the past went unchecked and unreported and unnoticed but the tides are changing and what happened in the past is nothing compared to the future changes in all government funding and being downsized.

    Anyone with a government job is at risk to losing it in order to downsize government and eliminate many non governement essential programs. The tea party is a movement and it not restricted of republicans, many democrats and young americans are joining the movement. This movement is going to shatter all expectations and past governement as usual rote actions.

    Tea party has gone beyond any party affiliation, its grass roots and peoples voice about to be heard for the first time in 100 years of political dominance in the rules and laws being legislated. Many laws could even be revoked in educaiton, welfare, health care, and border control restrictions. The immigration laws could even be enforced before they are changed.

    The health of the people is more important than the health of governemnt because if the people are happy and healthy the governement will be healthy and strong.

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    June 11, 2014 4:09 p.m.

    Ah,yes. Want to prove your personal integrity and patriotism? Just call someone a RINO, and you've proven yourself to be a high caliber person.

    I don't really know Brat, living far away, but I did hear something I thought was revealing. In an interview, Brat was asked his views on the minimum wage, but ducked the question with the amazing reply that he didn't have a "well-crafted" answer on the subject. And this guy is an ECONOMICS PROFESSOR? Just who does he depend on to supply "well-crafted" tea party blather?

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    June 11, 2014 1:24 p.m.

    VA7 wanted a conservative.
    Cantor is an establishment RINO.
    Amnesty was one issue.
    The Old Guard GOPs failure to stop spending increases and institute a reasonable, declining budget was another.
    Failure to stop Obama's governing by decree is another.
    The pathetic lack of urgency regarding the Executive Branch overreach and failures is yet another. (IRS scandal, VA scandal,...)
    From Bergdahl to Benghazi Obama has done whatever he felt like without be held to account.
    Frankly, we'd like the checks and balances back.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 11, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    T-Party celebrating?

    Would they have suddenly celebrated Brat if he had lost?

    The T-Party did nothing to help elect Brat.

    A simple google search will verify that fact.

    After all, he is a college professor.

    The T-Party has made a cottage industry of disparaging college professors.

    However, now that Brat has defeated the uber-obstructionist House Majority Leader/ 7 term/ 14 year House veteran Republican Eric Cantor...

    the T-Party is suddenly all in.

    Front-running anyone?

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    June 11, 2014 10:12 a.m.

    Re: ". . . tea party celebrates . . . ."

    And, why not? It's a tremendous victory, not just for Tea Party activists, but for all Americans who believe in the rule of law, not of men.

    The breathtaking lawlessness of the Obama administration -- across-the-board, not just on the immigration issue -- needs to be opposed, rather than co-opted.

    This result will be a shot across the bow of every American politician that has come to believe the blather of the resonant, inside-the-beltway echo chamber, to the effect that real Americans have come to accept the liberal proposition that laws have only the meaning the President is willing to give them, and that he should rule by tyrannical executive fiat, checked and balanced only by his sense of political propriety.