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    House Majority Leader Cantor loses GOP primary to tea-party challenger[W:243:247:349]

    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.



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    Gee. They are even feeling this in Los Angeles.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Clears the way for James Carr, Libertarian in Va's 7th district.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    I'm shocked... The punditry, and I agree, keep indicating that immigration reform is dead. I didn't follow the race that closely, but I guess that's what this race came down to.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    I have got to be very honest with everyone by saying that I am really glad to see this Capital Obstructionist gone. He added little and stood in the way of much. He was a major hindrance to this White House, which extremists will congratulate him for. But, most importantly, he brought no creative problem solving ideas of his own. He was a Capital Hill Operative and nothing more.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Another target for the Democrats is what that means. Depending on the level of nuttery of this particular candidate.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    I have got to be very honest with everyone by saying that I am really glad to see this Capital Obstructionist gone. He added little and stood in the way of much. He was a major hindrance to this White House, which extremists will congratulate him for. But, most importantly, he brought no creative problem solving ideas of his own. He was a Capital Hill Operative and nothing more.
    Centrist upset at a Republican for standing in the way of the Obama demands. Amusing.

    Cantors loss is just the thing the Tea Party needed to get traction going in Va. I'm very happy to see this.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    I have got to be very honest with everyone by saying that I am really glad to see this Capital Obstructionist gone. He added little and stood in the way of much. He was a major hindrance to this White House, which extremists will congratulate him for. But, most importantly, he brought no creative problem solving ideas of his own. He was a Capital Hill Operative and nothing more.
    Aren't you ignoring the fact he lost his primary because he wasn't obstructionist enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Centrist upset at a Republican for standing in the way of the Obama demands. Amusing.

    Cantors loss is just the thing the Tea Party needed to get traction going in Va. I'm very happy to see this.
    I want to see the turnout and the vote totals before I comment. I did not follow this race.

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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I'm shocked... The punditry, and I agree, keep indicating that immigration reform is dead. I didn't follow the race that closely, but I guess that's what this race came down to.
    I think that is one part of it. Cantor had a habit of promising to end abuses in D.C. to his voters and the Republican base, but then turning around and striking a deal negating that. Voters I think are getting fed up with being lied to for the purposes of elections and I think Cantor is the first to fall. May not be more upsets this cycle, but more to come in the future I'm sure.
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    Re: Eric Cantor is Gone

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I want to see the turnout and the vote totals before I comment. I did not follow this race.
    It was pretty deep thrashing of Cantor. I think the message to the GOP is "Don't you DARE back Amnesty, enforce the laws and quit trying to sell out for votes to illegals".
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