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    Even without Cantor the 7th could very easily still go Republican...if it does and this sends a message to the GOP regarding immigration then I'll consider it a win. I don't think Cantor was a prime candidate for primarying out, but I can understand that part of it was symbolic in nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Even without Cantor the 7th could very easily still go Republican...if it does and this sends a message to the GOP regarding immigration then I'll consider it a win. I don't think Cantor was a prime candidate for primarying out, but I can understand that part of it was symbolic in nature
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    It's tiny start. What we need to do is get all the members of congress replaced and keep replacing them into the future. A revolving door will have less time to become corrupt.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Another target for the Democrats is what that means. Depending on the level of nuttery of this particular candidate.
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    Re: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses GOP primary to tea-party challenger[W...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Even without Cantor the 7th could very easily still go Republican...if it does and this sends a message to the GOP regarding immigration then I'll consider it a win. I don't think Cantor was a prime candidate for primarying out, but I can understand that part of it was symbolic in nature

    Considering that the Democrats in VA didn't primary anyone to run against Cantor and just named a candidate on Monday as an after thought, I think it's not going to be likely that their guy with no name recognition will break out in November.

    This was not a fight the DNC was budgeting for and they probably still won't.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Well said, CJ. For a Canucklehead , you seem to understand the way things work and SHOULD work better than most Americans!
    Thanks, but basically I know how things should work and wish they worked but I don't seem to get my wish as often as I'd like. Right now we have a provincial election and the current Liberal government should be wiped off the map they've been so corrupt and spendthrift, but we have a sufficient number of self-interested butt-heads and public sector union enablers to give them a chance to get reelected. It makes me sick. Teachers, police, firefighters, etc., all the usual public sector groups, like to talk about how they are involved in noble professions and care about the people they serve, but they don't give a damn about the province's financial well being or solvency - they care only about how much they can screw the taxpayer out of for salary, benefits, and gold-plated pensions.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Thanks, but basically I know how things should work and wish they worked but I don't seem to get my wish as often as I'd like. Right now we have a provincial election and the current Liberal government should be wiped off the map they've been so corrupt and spendthrift, but we have a sufficient number of self-interested butt-heads and public sector union enablers to give them a chance to get reelected. It makes me sick. Teachers, police, firefighters, etc., all the usual public sector groups, like to talk about how they are involved in noble professions and care about the people they serve, but they don't give a damn about the province's financial well being or solvency - they care only about how much they can screw the taxpayer out of for salary, benefits, and gold-plated pensions.
    Obama is better than Stephen Harper.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I think you are missing the major points of what just happened last night. Corporatism just took a huge blow as it has been the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who have been lobbying Republicans for amnesty of illegals........ cheap labor. Cantor, Boehner, Ryan and McCarthy have all been carrying the water to push for amnesty. What is at the heart of the split in the Republican party is the corporatist Republican establishment versus the Tea Party capitalists. Tea Party capitalists had a huge victory last night and no doubt will have a rippling effect throughout the Republican establishment.
    Isn't it funny how liberals like to discount conservatives who vote single issues and punish their own and consider it "eating their own" but they applaud their side when they enforce the abortion litmus test, as an example, and their so called "big tent" is simply made up of a bunch of very active and vocal single issue special interest groups.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Do you notice why Indiana and Missouri's senate seats remained in democratic hands in 2012?

    In Indiana, the republicans primaried senator Richard Luger, a muti term incumbent, as not conservative enough. The guy who intended to replace Luger, Richard mourdock, proved too far right for the general election and lost the seat to the democrat.
    And Luger, the RINO that he is, did not support Mourdock. That sure tells you a lot. Mourdock was not far right, he just supported the Constitution. Although, that may be considered "far right" today.

    As for Missouri, the republican canidate, Todd akin, was simply too extreme for the voters and rejected him in favor of keeping the democrat.
    Akin would have won, until he said something stupid. Then, the left and the press (one in the same) ran with that, and none of the issues mattered anymore, just his one statement.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Obama is better than Stephen Harper.
    And yet Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister for 8 years, another year left in this mandate, and he's likely to get reelected next year - and let's not forget, Harper is respected more in the international sphere than Obama. Harper is a man of principle, Obama is a man of backscratching and payback. But Obama might be better than Harper at golf - he has, after all, spent his entire Presidency honing his skills on the course while Harper has been busy being a leader.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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