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Immigration NOT The Reason For Cantor Loss; Anger and Disgust Were

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  1. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

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    Major media outlets are missing a major aspect of why House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor was defeated Tuesday night, grassroots Virginia activists tell The Daily Caller.

    When Cantor was defeated by his primary challenger Tuesday night, the national pundits looked confused. They hadn’t prepped for this moment, and most political watchers hadn’t even followed the race.

    “Well, [Insert anchor's name,]” the average guest opined. “The conventional wisdom suggests that Eric Cantor was defeated because of his support for immigration reform, and this is sure to send a chilling message to moderate Republicans and GOP business[​IMG] interests,” etc.

    Except the “conventional wisdom” just hours before had been that Mr. Cantor was moments from sailing to victory. And that was wrong.

    “Those who attribute Cantor’s loss to immigration reform know little about Virginia politics and what’s gone on in the state over the past two years or so,” Americans for Tax Reform State Affairs Manager Paul Blair told TheDC.

    “Amnesty was only part of Dave Brat’s victory,” longtime conservative leader and “Takeover” author Richard Viguerie told TheDC.

    So what, then, made this primary challenge so different from previous challenges?

    Simply[​IMG] put: Grassroots anger at a Washington power player meddling in Virginia politics with a heavy hand and a disregard for his base. While other leadership candidates, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, spent months courting tea party and base voters, Cantor’s team turned on them in a sustained and unsuccessful campaign that culminated in his Tuesday night defeat.

    It was the attempts by the Cantor team and other establishment Republicans in Virginia to bully, exclude and defeat grassroots conservatives in his district and elsewhere that made his defeat essential to send a message to Washington,” conservative Virginia activist and writer Mark FitzGibbons told TheDC.
     
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    The Tea Party is getting stronger. And Americans finally had enough of liberalism. And its an combo of pro immigration and gay marriage is why Cantor lost.
     
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    Its true immigration was not the reason but the timing of this recent disastet did run up the margin of defeat.

    He got warnings in the prior 2 or 3 elections and did nothing to respond. Siding with BO time and again caught up with him.

    Another interesting point is that he has never had to work for a win. He is not very good at campaigning as a result. Note that his campaign spent more in steak dinners than Brat spent total.

    Wont it be nice having a congresscritter who has a degree in ethics and a phd in economics ?
     
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    Nah ....

    Ya'll got it all wrong. The Democrat voter fraud machine failed this man. Nothing more.
     
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    Cantor wasn't exactly conservative at times Tea. The voters were right this time
     
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    Of coarse they were. You are missing my sarcasm. The only thing that could have saved Cantor was voter fraud!

    It worked for Reid, just not Cantor!
     
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    Thats why Micheal Steele was fired. He failed to do his job as he said he would do that was run hundreds of thousands of negative ads against Harry Reid on his racist statement calling Obama an light skinned negro
     
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    Tea Party can change America. Well wait and see what happens the rest of the way.
     
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