Category Archives: Eric Cantor

Cantor defeat: Mythbuster edition

2012 Cantor Brat

Pistol Pete’s summary of the primary election is @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/petes-pagewhat-just-happened/.

The following is excerpted from my Fox News Update email:

Eric Cantor lost his primary to Dave Brat, a small college economics professor. Cantor is House Majority Leader and 13-year incumbent Representative for Virginia’s 7th congressional district. This is the first time ever that a sitting House majority leader lost a primary.

  • Myth #1: Cantor was upended in a low-turnout election by a small number of Tea Party “radicals.”
  • Reality #1: Voter turnout for the primary was 28% HIGHER than it was for the presidential year primary of 2012. As Pistol Pete said, “This was what I call a ‘broken glass election. That’s one where you would crawl on your hands and knees over broken glass to get to the voting booth.”
  • Myth #2: Immigration outrage among downscale voters overwhelmed Cantor’s upscale electoral base.
  • Reality #2: Turnout was up fairly uniformly across the district, including in Cantor’s affluent home county which he lost.
  • Myth #3: Democrats crossed over in Virginia’s non-partisan primary to sabotage the stronger Republican candidate to improve their chances in the fall.
  • Reality #3: There is no evidence for this. For one thing, voter turn-out in the most Democratic neighborhoods lagged far behind turn-out in the most Republican areas. Second, Brat had a 10-point margin of victory, something mischievous Democrats couldn’t achieve.
  • Myth #4: The race was another battle in the national civil war between the national Tea Party and the national Republican establishment.
  • Reality #4: Brat did get a big boost from talk radio heavy hitters like Mark Levin, but he had zero backing from any of the national groups. Brat said, “I had wonderful people in the Tea Party grass roots helping me out, and they’re clearly responsible for the win, but I ran on the Republican principles.”

So what did happen?

Brat ran as Cantor’s “term limit.” Folks are deeply fed up with the corrupt status quo in Washington. Also, Cantor has made himself part of the anti-Tea Party effort to shift the Republican party back toward more conservative principles. Cantor also flip-flopped on immigration, which just deepened voter outrage about the business as usual cess pool that is Washington, D.C. politics.

And next fall?

Brat’s Democrat opponent, is a professor at the same college. He had little support from the Democrat machine while they assumed he’d be running against the incumbent. Since Brat’s win, they’re helping him; but the national Tea Party groups are coming in for Brat as well. This should be fun. Plus awkward at college staff meetings.

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PETE’S PAGE; WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

Posted by Pistol Pete

The original plan was to make today an open thread because yours truly was getting pretty tired of all the crap. It is so rare that there is anything for us to truly feel good about I couldn’t pass the opportunity up. The full effect of what happened last night has not been fully manifested yet. I feel a pretty good rant coming on,so grab a refreshment and get comfortable.

For the last six long,agonizing years we have been forced to stand by helplessly while a deranged Kenyan dickweed has run roughshod over the legislative and judicial branches of the government. We keep waiting,in vain,for the republican party to show some political courage and stand up to him. They stand there with their thumbs hooked in their vest pockets and huff that they’ll have to pass a resolution if he keeps breaking the law. Then they turn around and tell the base “we will destroy you!”

They had a suspicion that the base wasn’t happy but they figured we were as ignorant and unprincipled as those on the liberal plantation. We’d still vote for whoever the party put up. Guess again. They don’t understand if it takes years to establish a party loyal to our founding principles then so be it.

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Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity were,as expected,all over this last night. Among other guests,Megyn had Carl Cameron and Brit Hume. I like both of them,but they seem to have spent too long in DC. Cameron posits that Brat won because it was raining yesterday. Fox News Channel’s Washington-based chief political correspondent Carl Cameron blamed the rain for Eric Cantor’s loss to Dave Brat.

“It’s worth noting that the weather was foul here yesterday and today as well. So some of it may have been nature helping out David Brat.”

What he didn’t appreciate was that this was what I call a “broken glass” election. That’s one where you would crawl on your hands and knees over broken glass to get to the voting booth.

Brit Hume insisted that without ‘immigration reform’ to tout that the republicans have no chance of winning the White House in 2016. He is loathe to call it amnesty but that is precisely what it is. The so-called “pathway to citizenship” is as phony as Obama’s birth certificate. These illegals have no desire to become citizens. They want the jobs,the free housing,medical,food stamps and welfare. If Brit ever sojourned near a Latin neighborhood he’d see the sign in every storefront window announcing wire service to Mexico.

The FOX News hosts are fuming over Dave Bratt’s upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Brit Hume led the charge tonight:

“The margin is amazing… The conventional wisdom on this Megyn is already begun to form. It goes this way. That this is bad news long term for the Republicans and great news for Democrats. It is argued by some that immigration reform now will never pass with Republicans who were very much chastened by what happened to Eric Cantor.”

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Even Blabbermouth put down her mayonnaise to chime in:
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The left had to chirp about Linda Grahamnesty winning his primary last night and bragged about he won because he supports amnesty. Truth is,he ran against 6 candidates. The Tea Party in South Carolina is very territorial and the four could not agree on one candidate to endorse so they split the vote. Grahamnesty also actively solicited democrats to cross over and vote for him. About 20% of his total was from democrat switchovers who will now switch back. Truth is, Linda is just damn lucky. In 2010 the dems ran a convicted drug dealer against him and now he managed to avoid a runoff thanks to democrat shenanigans.

However,there was another primary in the Palmetto State yesterday. Tim Scott… you know,the one the NAALCP accused of being a puppet with the racist white slavemasters pulling his strings? Yeah,that one. He got 90% of the vote in his primary. He garnered more than 60,000 more votes than McCain’s butt boy.
http://weaselzippers.us/189350-tim-scott-running-in-his-own-primary-in-south-carolina-outperformed-lindsey-graham-by-nearly-60000-votes/

BEEN WAITING TO USE THIS ONE:

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The thing that terrifies me now is what will happen between November and January. If the democrats do,indeed,lose their majority in the Senate expect them to try to shove some parting gifts through before they go to work as lobbyists. This is what happened here in Illinois. On the very last day of the lame duck the dems passed a 67% income tax increase. They got no republican votes. The single vote it passed by was bought from an outgoing dem who got a cushy advisory job making mid-six figures to do basically nothing. That’s how they do it here in the land of the undead voter.

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CONGRATS,TING!!! CANTOR DEFEATED!!!!!

Posted by Pistol Pete

Reports of the demise of the Tea Party are greatly exaggerated. The hard work Ting and her friends put in leads to one of the most stunning upsets in recent memory.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has suffered a shocking defeat to a Tea Party challenger in Virginia’s Republican primary.  Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, had faced what was considered to be a long-shot challenge Dave Brat, a Tea Party-backed professor. T he Associated Press called the race for Brat shortly after 8 p.m.

[Insert by CtH: “Just saw this on my Facebook and HAD to add it to this with my own congrats to TING!!!]

Somewhere in Virginia

Cantor’s loss stunned much of the political world. There was no polling to suggest the majority leader was in trouble, nor did anyone think Brat posed a serious challenge. His internal polling put him up 34 points just a few days ago. Cantor had outspent Brat by a 5-to-1 margin, according to the latest campaign disclosure reports.

In remarks shortly after the race was called, Cantor said serving in the district was “one of the highest honors” of his life.

“We want to create a Virginia and an America that works for everyone, and we need to focus our efforts as conservative representatives on putting forth our conservative solutions so that they can help solve the problems for so many middle class families,” Cantor said.

“I know there are a lot of long faces here tonight, and it’s disappointing, sure. But I believe in this country. I believe there’s opportunity around the next corner for all of us, so I look forward to continuing to fight with all of you for the things that we believe in for the conservative cause.”

Tea Party-aligned members of the House immediately said it served as a “wake-up call” to House leadership.

Cantor, who was once popular with Tea Party types, had come under fire from Brat and other conservatives for his support to reform federal immigration laws, one of the thorniest issues among the Republican base. Brat had branded Cantor as a Beltway insider who was not conservative enough. Cantor was considered a candidate for House Speaker after John Boehner.

Democrats said it was clear Cantor’s loss proved the Tea Party had won its battle with establishment Republicans.

“Tonight’s result in Virginia settles the debate once and for all — the Tea Party has taken control of the Republican Party. Period,” Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement.

“When Eric Cantor, who time and again has blocked common sense legislation to grow the middle class, can’t earn the Republican nomination, it’s clear the GOP has redefined ‘far right.’ Democrats on the other hand have nominated a mainstream candidate who will proudly represent this district and I look forward to his victory in November.”

Cantor may have dismissed Brat too easily as he was pushing amnesty as late as yesterday.

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JOHN BOEHNER’S REACTION:
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THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE SAID ABOUT THIS,I’M SURE.

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THE THURSDAY CPAC GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

When I was 8,I joined the Cub Scouts.At 11 I went into the Boy Scouts as a rite of passage,as many boys did back then.There was a local Scout camp about 30 miles south of where we lived.We went there for a couple summers straight.One summer we wanted to go to Camp Northwoods in Watersmeet,Michigan.I don’t recall what the trip cost back then,but it was considerable.We didn’t want to sell popcorn because every other scout troop was doing it.Your humble correspondent came up with an idea.

We went to Hoople’s Grain and Feed Store(it’s still there)and got stacks of empty feed sacks.Living on a dairy farm,I had an unlimited supply of fresh manure to sell for fertilizer.One kid’s dad was a graphic designer and he made us a big sign for our roadside stand.The sign read:BUY YOUR BS FROM THE BSA. We sold enough for every kid to go to the Northwoods.True story.

TRANSFORMERS
The Catholic church learns the true meaning of Obama’s ‘transformative’ presidency
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204136404577211280758375336.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

WILL ‘KNOWN UNKNOWNS’ PUT ROMNEY IN THE WHITE HOUSE?
I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if some Obamabots were helping Romney because they want to run against the Romneycare Mormon.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/will_known_unknowns_put_romney_into_the_white_house.html

BOOGER NIGHTS

MEET OBAMA’S ILLEGAL ALIEN CZAR
http://news.investors.com/Article/600585/201202081901/illegal-aliens-get-taxpayer-funded-advocate.htm

PLUTOCRAT DEMS ATTACK ROMNEY AS ‘RICHIE RICH’
http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2012/02/08/plutocrat_dems_attack_romney_as_richie_rich

OBAMA PROMISES DEMS TO KEEP BOOT ON THE NECK OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/02/obamas-promises-dems-to-keep-boot-on-neck-of-catholic-church/

THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF THE 2012 CAMPAIGN

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/the_underlying_issue_of_the_2012_campaign.html

REPUBLICAN HERO AND FIRST FEMALE TO COMMAND A FIGHTER SQUADRON ANNOUNCES RUN FOR CONGRESS

THE LONG ROAD TO ERODING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM–WHEN OBAMA BRAGGED ABOUT IT
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/290587/long-road-eroding-religious-freedom-when-president-obama-bragged-about-it-kathryn-jean

THE DELOUSING OF A MOVEMENT
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/02/09/the-delousing-of-a-movement

GOP VOTERS ARE STILL SAYING: ‘WE DON’T WANT ROMNEY’
http://news.investors.com/Article/600552/201202081836/gop-voters-say-anybody-but-romney.htm

OKLAHOMA STATE SENATOR CONSTANCE JOHNSON TRIES TO BAN MASTURBATION

Don’t tell the Senate Democrats–its all they’re good at.

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=118010

CANTOR RUINS CARNEY’S BREAKFAST

The American peoples’ breakfast is ruined trying to swallow the shit this poltroon is serving up

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/02/08/cantor-ruins-carneys-breakfast/

INDOCTRINATING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN TO OBAMA’S AWESOMELY AWESOME AWESOMENESS

All Hail Big (soul) Brother!

BILL SEEKS TO REINSTATE DEATH PENALTY IN IOWA

At the risk of sounding like a Neanderthal,I’m in favor of a national death penalty with a five year limit on appeals.Kill a police officer,a child or an elderly person and you WILL die.Preferably a public hanging.Maybe some of these droopy-pants,gang sign-flashing,drug-dealing bastards would think twice about beating a 90 year old woman to death for the few dollars in her purse.So I’m a vindictive old fossil.Deal with it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2844190/posts

OBAMA TO WALL STREET:I’LL HIT MITT,BUT DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-i-m-romney-wall-street-article-1.1019256

WILL ROMNEY CHARM CONSERVATIVES AT CPAC?

Don’t count on it.Fool us once,shame on you.Fool us twice,shame on us.We won’t be fooled.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/will_romney_charm_conservatives_at_cpac.html

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THE WEDNESDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

THE DANGER OF A WEAK AMERICAN PRESIDENT
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_danger_of_a_weak_american_president.html

DEMOCRATS’ GAME PLAN:SPLIT THE GOP
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/173743-democrats-game-plan-split-gop

SARAH PALIN SAYS OBAMA’S IDEAS ARE ‘THE ANTITHESIS’ OF THE FOREFATHERS
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/07/sarah-palin-says-obamas-ideas-are-the-antithesis-of-the-forefathers.html

JAY CARNEY ACCUSES FOX’S ED HENRY OF REPEATING REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS

BOEHNER RISKS LOSING LEVERAGE WITH GOP DEFECTIONS IN VOTE ON DEBT LIMIT PLAN
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/173669-boehner-risks-losing-leverage-in-vote-on-deficit-reduction-plan

CONSERVATIVES AT WAR OVER BOEHNER PLAN
Krauthammer and Hume agree the GOP should take what they can get until they control the Senate and the Presidency.Somehow giving the Usurper $1T now to spend as he pleases in exchange for $1.5T in phantom cuts over the next 10 years looks like a total win for Obama.
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/07/26/conservatives_at_war_over_boehner_plan

RUSH GETS IT RIGHT AGAIN
I felt the same way after hearing his interview with Boehner
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/rush_gets_it_right_again.html

OBAMA THREATENS TO VETO PLAN THAT WOULD FORCE ANOTHER VOTE NEXT YEAR
Democrats want all the power and perks but no responsibility for what they destroy;it makes me sick
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/07/obama-threatens-to-veto-boehner-plan-that-would-force-another-vote-next-year/

VIDEO:PALIN ON ‘MORE DRAMA OBAMA’-‘IT’S THE SPENDING,STUPID’
http://www.breitbart.tv/palin-on-more-drama-obama-its-the-spending-stupid/

OBAMA TO BANKS:WE’RE NOT DEFAULTING
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/07/25/obama-to-banks-were-not-defaulting/

OBAMANOCCHIO
http://biggovernment.com/fsalvato/2011/07/26/obamanocchio/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29&utm_content=Twitter

DEMOCRATS:THE PARTY OF PAIN AND SUFFERING
http://biggovernment.com/fsalvato/2011/07/26/obamanocchio/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29&utm_content=Twitter

JESSE JACKSON JR. LEARNED RACE-HUSTLING AT THE KNEE OF A MASTER–APPLE DIDN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE,DID IT?

OBAMA’S EXIT FROM RELEVANCE–STAGE LEFT
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/obamas_exit_from_relevance_stage_left.html

WHITE HOUSE REFUSES TO RELEASE ANY WRITTEN DEBT PLAN
Surprise!Try to find a word he ever wrote while editor of the Harvard Law Review or as a ‘constitutional law professor’.The only legislation this asshat ever introduced in the Illinois Senate were written by Emil Phillips and handed to him to make it look like he knew/cared about what he was doing.
http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/07/26/unbelievable-obama-white-house-stubbornly-refusing-to-release-any-written-debt-plan/

SOROS DUMPS HEDGE FUND INVESTORS TO AVOID REGULATIONS WRITTEN BY THE POLITICAL PARTY HE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11198058/1/soros-returns-capital-avoids-dodd-frank.html

JON STEWART: ‘DID THE PRESIDENT JUST QUIT?’
http://www.breitbart.tv/jon-stewart-on-debt-obamas-speech-did-the-president-just-quit/

NEW MEXICO JUDGE ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGES AFTER VICTIM SECRETLY FILMED HIM CARRYING OUT ATTACK
Boasted he would use the police and his connections to make charges go away.
Wretched slug.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2019090/Judge-arrested-rape-charges-victim-secretly-filmed-carrying-attack.html

EVERYTHING SEEMS SO DEPRESSING;IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT,HERE IS PASTOR JOE NELMS AT THE NATIONWIDE RACE SATURDAY.IT’S ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS I’VE SEEN LATELY.I ENVY HIS CONGREGANTS.

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No more “No Drama” Obama

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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Chrissy’s Site Bites: http://news.webshots.com/photo/2590968420056011884MmqPmF

I once sat through a four hour property closing. If you’ve ever closed on a property, you’ll appreciate how extraordinary it was that even this fairly complicated closing took more than an hour. The seller held a land contract with the previous owner; we were there representing a corporation that wanted to buy it outright, so there were a lot of papers to sign. But really, that’s all that was left. Signing papers.

Unfortunately for all of us, the seller was … how shall I put this? Moonbat cuckoo pants? All the things we’d negotiated had to be done over from scratch. Then he brought up new things to be mad about.

Two hours in, the first owner and I left to go to the powder room to splash cold water on our hot, angry faces before one or both of us went for someone’s throat. My husband had to leave to go get some paper the seller refused to take the lawyer’s word existed, during which time he got to vent and cool off as well.

But the lawyers never left. The seller’s lawyer did get a tad testy with his obnoxious client, but our lawyer stayed calm, despite having had to cancel 3 hours of appointments. But afterwards, as we walked back to his office, he cussed up a storm the entire way!  I was astonished. I had not seen a single sign at that horrible meeting that he was more than mildly annoyed at the other lawyer for being somewhat unprepared for the meeting. Yet all the time, he was STEAMING and ready to spit nails.

I’m guessing Obama skipped the ‘How to behave like a professional at meetings’ class in lawyer school. Or something.

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THE WEDNESDAY GRUDGE

posted by Pistol Pete

OBAMA:I MAY NOT SEND OUT SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS IF I DON’T GET TO RAISE TAXES

This has been so predictable from the beginning

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/07/obama-i-may-not-send-out-social-security-checks-if-i-dont-get-to-raise-taxes/

McCONNELL FALLBACK PLAN:LET’S GIVE OBAMA POWER TO RAISE DEBT CEILING HIMSELF

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/12/mcconnell-announces-fallback-plan-lets-give-obama-the-power-to-raise-the-debt-ceiling-himself/

DeMINT,JIM JORDAN NIX McCONNELL SELLOUT PLAN

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/12/report-demint-jim-jordan-nix-mcconnells-debt-ceiling-plan/

VIDEO:LAURA INGRAHAM EXPOSES OBAMA’S ‘SHARED SACRIFICE’ LIE

http://www.breitbart.tv/laura-ingraham-exposes-obamas-shared-sacrifice-lie/

RUBIO:EVERY ASPECT OF AMERICA IS WORSE UNDER OBAMA

http://www.breitbart.tv/rubio-every-aspect-of-america-is-worse-under-obama/

CNN JOINS IN ATTACKING MICHELE BACHMANN AND HER CHRISTIANITY

http://www.therightscoop.com/cnn-joins-in-attacking-bachmann-and-her-christian-faith/

LIKE FATHER,LIKE SON

OBAMA EXPLOITS RIFT BETWEEN BOEHNER,CANTOR

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58846.html

NOT GUILTY:UNION THUGS ACQUITTED IN BRUTAL BEATDOWN OF KENNETH GLADNEY

It was a foregone conclusion:half the jury pool were union members

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/07/gladney-trial-defense-claims-gladney-was-selling-obama-in-white-face-pins-ergo-they-beat-his-a-on-pavement/

POLL:ONLY 2 IN 5 JEWISH AMERICANS WOULD VOTE TO RE-ELECT OBAMA

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/07/gulp-only-2-in-5-jewish-american-voters-would-vote-to-re-elect-obama/

DEBT LIMIT HARAKIRI

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303678704576442231815463502.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

‘THE DICK’ URGES CHURCHES TO GET INVOLVED IN DREAM AMNESTY FIR ALL ILLEGALS

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/12/durbin-urges-churches-to-discuss-dream-act-with-congregations/

ALLEN WEST:REAL LEADERS DON’T USE INTIMIDATION AND SCARE TACTICS

http://www.therightscoop.com/allen-west-on-obama-real-leaders-dont-use-intimidation-and-scare-tactics/

THE MEDIA ARE IN THE BAG FOR OBAMA

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/578040/201107121835/Barack-Obama-Instant-Centrist.htm

OFFICIAL TREASURY REPORT:COFFERS FULL ENOUGH TO COVER ALL ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS

Surprise,surprise

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/official-treasury-reports-coffers-full-e

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