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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    To be at odds with Obama's agenda is what the majority are looking for in a candidate. The last polling data I reviewed has Obama's approval rating at 38%. The gap between Cantor and Brat was significant which tells me there must have been a real unity between Republicans and Independents. You are entitled to your opinion, but this fiscal conservative who just made history and did it on a shoestring budget must be saying things a lot of folks wanted to hear.
    What polling data re: Obama are you looking at?
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

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    Aren't you ignoring the fact he lost his primary because he wasn't obstructionist enough
    I was thinking the same thing. I don't live in Virginia but I highly doubt that this Tea Party candidate won by singing Obama's praises.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

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    What polling data re: Obama are you looking at?
    Reuters and a couple others show his numbers either tanked or not quite tanked.

    Reuters poll: Obama approval at 38/55, two-thirds worry about “dangerous” detainee swap precedent « Hot Air

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

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    I remember California's first exodus from the state, late 1970's and early 1980's. The destinations were Atlanta Georgia and the DFW and Houston areas of Texas.

    Wait a sec, Jerry Brown was Governor back then. You don't think
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    This Cantor development perfectly illustrates the old saw about he inmates taking over the asylum. It further illustrates just how far to the right the Republican party is. I suspect even the patron saint of 20th century conservatism Ronald Reagan could not survive today in this far right extremist environment.
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    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses GOP primary to tea-party challenger[W...

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Reuters and a couple others show his numbers either tanked or not quite tanked.

    Reuters poll: Obama approval at 38/55, two-thirds worry about “dangerous” detainee swap precedent « Hot Air
    I've also seen polls with him in the 44-45 range. I'll have to check RCP once my computer is done updating to weed out the outliers. RCP average is usually a good start.

    It's probably not 38, but it's probably not 44 either.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    But you have been "quiet" when it comes to the Mississippi primary in two weeks.
    Linc has pegged McDaniel since last year, as you know.
    Think Dems and their contributors sat up tonite?

    You've been expecting a Mourdock/Akin moment, but none of us can predict these tsunamis/rogue waves in politics.

    Now, Cantor may actually work with Boehner and Obama on Real-Life problems .
    Work with Boehner and Obama? You mean like the lame duck session in December of 2010 where both sides gave and took. The repeal of DADT, the approval of START and the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts. I really doubt it. I have been concentrating on the seats in the senate that might switch. Mississippi isn't going to switch no matter who the Republican nominee is. If whoever is the Dem nominee can get within single digits, then I will start paying attention. If the race was considered safe, I really haven't looked at them.

    This is June, once the primaries are over, I am sure foot in mouth disease will strike. There are some Republicans that can't help themselves. It seems to me the establishment Republicans worry and want to win election and are not so pure ideological drive. The Tea Party wants pure ideological candidates and are not that interested in winning. By that I mean the Tea Party are very happy to beat a more moderate, less ideological pure candidate in the Republican primaries even if they know that candidate has no chance of winning in the fall and guarentees the seat will go to the Democrats. Of course in some states and in some districts, the ideological will win in the fall with VA-7 and Mississippi being prime examples. But not in places like Indiana, Missouri or even perhaps Georgia.
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    Re: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses GOP primary to tea-party challenger[W...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I've also seen polls with him in the 44-45 range. I'll have to check RCP once my computer is done updating to weed out the outliers. RCP average is usually a good start.

    It's probably not 38, but it's probably not 44 either.
    RCP has him at this today:

    RCP Average 5/29 - 6/9 -- 43.0 52.9 -9.9

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval

    If we didn't learn anything from the Romney/Obama polls, we better have learned it from the Cantor/Brat polls, which had Cantor ahead by something like 40 points.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Cantor had appeared well positioned for reelection.

    The most recent campaign finance reports showed he spent more than $1 million in April and May but still has more than $1.5 million in the bank....

    Brat, by contrast, raised just more than $200,000 () for his campaign, according to the reports.

    "Dollars don't vote, people do," he told Fox News.

    Cantor upset in Virginia GOP primary by Tea Party-backed challenger | Fox News
    Cantor's war chest was more than $5 million, so this puts politicians on notice that they ignore their constituents, who are often painted as mindless sheep, at their peril. This election puts a dent, even if just a small one, in the argument by progressives, communists, socialists, and assorted fellow travelers that America is a plutocracy. If ever there was a poster child for a political David running against the Establishment Goliath Brat was it. What kind of a name is "Brat," anyway? Apparently, a winning one.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    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 >
    I honestly have not kept up with deportations, since I live in Ohio, far away from the border, so I asked my question truthfully. I really had not ever heard him referred to as "deporter-in-chief." You know me, NIMBY - I don't play games like that. I'm much more concerned with the level of debt this country has, and what effect that will have on our future, to worry about much else since that's going to affect all of us. Sorry you took my question the way you did.

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