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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    So we got rid of Cantor, but we kept Grahamnesty.

    Well, I guess we can't win em all.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Sykes View Post
    And a very impressive guy also.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    and what do you think the voters are getting with this person who NO ONE has ever heard of on the republicans side, much less the public in general?

    a democratic win in november!!
    Based on what info do you think the dem is a better candidate than the guy who just took out the majority leader with $200,000? Cantor spent 2.5 Mil., and lost this guy; he must have done something right, Right? Why don't you tell me what impresses you about this dem if you believe they will win in a strongly republican district.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    CNN reports now that Eric Cantor, Republican top-liner is gone. He was beaten by a Tea Party candidate. What does this say about the rest of the down-stream Republican Ticket in 2016, if Cantor, can't even hold on to his seat - which I am certain he thought he would/could retain?

    Eric Cantor Dusted in Virginia.



    "We've got some stuff falling. A little bit of stuff falling."

    Gee. They are even feeling this in Los Angeles.
    Wow! They are feeling this one all over the place, hell DC probably just shook to its roots! Now here is an interesting thought, Cantor's opponent is a Tea Party candidate. The common thinking in the air right now is that the Tea Party would be underperforming compared to years past. Cantor's defeat hands the Tea Party if not their largest, one of their largest victories ever. I will admit, I like it when I see entrenched incumbents unseated by underfunded unknowns. Which makes it harder for the 'establishment' to get things done, which I admit I also like. Interesting times ahead.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    and what do you think the voters are getting with this person who NO ONE has ever heard of on the republicans side, much less the public in general?

    a democratic win in november!!
    The voters in Virginia seem to know him, and that's what counts..

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Cooter Has A Plan To Unseat Eric Cantor. It's So Crazy It Just Might Work.

    Former congressman Ben Jones (D-Ga.), better known as "Cooter" from Dukes of Hazzard, has a plan to knock Eric Cantor out of the House. He's urging his fellow Democrats to cross over and vote for a tea party-backed candidate in Virginia's primary election.

    Cooter, who ran against Cantor in 2002, has penned an open letter calling upon Democrats in his former Virginia district to vote in the open primary next Tuesday for tea party opponent Dave Brat in order to defeat U.S. House Majority Leader Cantor.

    Crossing party lines to vote in an open primary has a long tradition in the solidly one-party South, Cooter argues in his letter. "[B]y voting for David Brat in the Seventh District Republican primary, we Democrats, independents, and Libertarians can make a big difference in American politics," he argues. "It is your right to cast that vote. It is an 'open' primary and it doesn’t preclude anyone from voting anyway they wish in November. It may be the only way to empower those who want to make a statement about the dysfunctional Congress and 'politics as usual.'"
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    So far, all I've seen is low voter turn out, or Dems put in the fix -- how about people are tired of the Establishment and want something different?

    Cantor was crap. Pure, unadulterated crap. He was spineless as only the worst Democrats know how to be. He had no leadership qualities and his ideas were dumb as doo doo.

    THAT is why he lost...
    Spineless is the right word, brings back memories of Trent Lott.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    Wow! They are feeling this one all over the place, hell DC probably just shook to its roots! No here is an interesting point, Cantor's opponent in a Tea Party candidate. The common thinking in the air this year is that the Tea Party would be underperformed compared to years past. Cantor's defeat hands the Tea Party if not their largest, one of their largest victories ever. Interesting times ahead.
    You mean the 'Dead' Tea Party?

    The poor Leftists will now have to start their 'racist', 'terrorist', 'traitor' campaign again though, luckily, it's something they never tire of.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    If you didn't like Cantor... just wait. Another Ted Cruz just elected. The Tea Party in Congress has one response to anything... No. They don't have alternative ideas or stand for anything. All they do is stand against things.

    This is a sad day for the GOP.

    You know that Virginia is an Open Primary state where anyone, regardless of political affiliation, can vote in any primary? In other words, Democrats could have come out to vote against Cantor in the Republican Primary. That should not be legal. It has to be an infringement on the First Amendment Right of GOP voters that Democrats can vote in their primary, or vice versa. Hell, isn't that what the General Election is for?
    Good. I like No. Its a fine word and the most powerful. The more its said in Washington the better.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    If you didn't like Cantor... just wait. Another Ted Cruz just elected. The Tea Party in Congress has one response to anything... No. They don't have alternative ideas or stand for anything. All they do is stand against things.

    This is a sad day for the GOP.

    You know that Virginia is an Open Primary state where anyone, regardless of political affiliation, can vote in any primary? In other words, Democrats could have come out to vote against Cantor in the Republican Primary. That should not be legal. It has to be an infringement on the First Amendment Right of GOP voters that Democrats can vote in their primary, or vice versa. Hell, isn't that what the General Election is for?
    Nobody was complaining about it in California. Its how Kashcari got the GOP nod. to run against Brown.
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