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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, NIMBY.

    I have never heard President Obama referred to as the "deporter-in-chief." Whoever called him that? I always thought he was in favor of open borders, except for criminals.
    Saying Obama is for open borders is like saying you've never heard of Obama being criticized for his record level of deportations.
    Laughable when compared to the amnesty President, Ronald Wilson Reagan, another Illinois boy.

    Hispanic-American groups have been furious at Obama for his recort-level deportations.
    Obama's been waiting for Cantor's immigration stance before another round of deportations--Cantor may stab the TEAs now on immigration.

    Illinois is known for "normal" Republicans compared to the rest of the Nation.
    We are at least in the ballpark when compared to the historical influence of Ohio in the GOP >
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    You're doing it again, making **** up and taking my quote out of context. You deleted my reference to California.
    did you really expect anything more from Kobie?

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Intersting.
    I think the open primaries worked to the republicans advantage this year, at least concerning their senate nominations. There is a runoff scheduled for July 22 between Perdue and Kingston. But the tea party favorites lost big time, Broun, Gingrey and handal.

    But I didn't vote in the Republican this year, I voted in the Democratic one.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think that many conservatives cheering this aren't really seeing the big picture.

    At worst, the fact that Virginia has open primaries puts serious doubt as to just why he won the election. If Democrats actually fiddled with the voting and sent themselves out in droves to vote for Brat. Republicans are in for a horrible upset when the election actually takes place. In American politics, spending means winning. Cantor spent 5 million and Brat spent about 1/25th of that. How did he win? He had no exposure. He got verbal support from talking heads but even as the race drew nearer, Cantor was still the clear winner. What happened? Foul play from Democrats? It can't be proved, but it's more than likely. What strengthens my bias towards that idea is the fact that at the last minute, Democrats found a candidate to run against "whomever" won. Suspicious to say the least. Cantor actually knew well ahead of time that Democrats may try to change the outcome of the race. Interestingly enough: Cantor himself accused his opponent of enticing Democrats to do just that.

    What's more damaging for Republicans at home is that now Eric Cantor, who may for the most part have been a solid right winger has been replaced by someone who is A) an unknown an B) further to the right. While hardline Republicans may be rejoicing at Brat's win, it'll simply mean that Republicans may now have another uncompromising figure who is not in line with the more center right values of the average American. Will he alienate Independents? Of course he will but he may make up for it by revitalizing some constituents who may have otherwise stayed home.

    At best, if this guy won on his own merit (IMHO: plausible, but unlikely) this is a bad sign for Democrats and Republicans alike. It means we might be seeing the start of a shift in politics. Candidates with little exposure, shoe string budgets and zero experience in politics can now win landslide victories by piggybacking the opinions of well known commentators. As implausible as that sounds, it may have just happened and he may be the first in a long line of left wing and right wing candidates who win because of their opinions and not how much money they have.

    I agree with this. This is a major short term win. The question is what does it mean in the long term...

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Completely off topic, as well as a not-so-thinly-veiled personal attack.
    You know about as much about California politics as I do about up state New York politics.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    Keep up the nonsense and spin.. Its all you ever have..

    lets make it short..

    Q:tell me a Lib policy that is working?.. much like a list of Hillarys accomplishments it shouldnt take you long..

    and after that strike out by you you can grab more pine with the below follow up question

    Q:tell me one that has made me more safe..

    this should be priceless
    Eric Cantor????

    Look for Eric Cantor to knife the TEAts now and give Boehner an immigration bill.
    Cantor will go down doing what's best for the GOP establishment, blunting the Dem's advantage on immigration and blunting the TEAts .
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Texas is just like that and I like it too. Where I live, you almost can't win unless you run as a Democrat so a lot of local races are decided in the primary. Because I want to have some say in our judges and local representatives I probably vote in more Dem primaries than Republican ones.
    Oh I have too, voted in Democratic primaries I mean. Georgia use to be that way, win the Democratic Primary and you're home free. The general was just for show. It wasn't until 2002 that we elected our first Republican Governor and state legislature since the civil war.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    You know about as much about California politics as I do about up state New York politics.
    YOU said Democrats in California pushed for open primaries.

    I posted a link that shows the Democrats in California suing to prevent open primaries.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Completely off topic, as well as a not-so-thinly-veiled personal attack.


    to my eyes your post is off topic..

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Eric Cantor?????
    He will now make a deal with Obama on immigration just to get back at the TEAts.
    "They" are here to "stay", such as GOP Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico, granddaughter of illegals.
    She converted to the GOP to get elected, like Reagan .
    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    You know about as much about California politics as I do about up state New York politics.
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