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“GOP Leader” Goes Down

ERIC CANTOR DEFEATED IN VIRGINIA … U.S. House majority leader Eric Cantor is going to need a new Twitter handle … and supporters of immigration reform are going to need a new cheerleader. The “Republican” lawmaker – who tweets under the moniker “@GOPLeader” – was handily thumped in the GOP…

ERIC CANTOR DEFEATED IN VIRGINIA …

U.S. House majority leader Eric Cantor is going to need a new Twitter handle … and supporters of immigration reform are going to need a new cheerleader.

The “Republican” lawmaker – who tweets under the moniker “@GOPLeader” – was handily thumped in the GOP primary for the Commonwealth’s seventh congressional district, a shocking defeat that reverberated through the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. According to Roll Call – an inside-the-Beltway rag – Cantor is the first sitting majority leader in American history to be defeated in a primary election.

Who beat him? David Brat – a professor of economics at Randolph-Macon College who spent only around $200,000 on his insurgent bid (most of it blasting Cantor for his support of amnesty for illegal aliens).

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Brat scored a landslide win in the low-turnout primary – prevailing 56-44 percent over the man who was in line to become the next Speaker of the U.S. House.

“This is one of the most stunning upsets in modern American political history,” veteran University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato told The Richmond Times Dispatch. “This is the base rebelling against the GOP leadership in Washington as represented by Eric Cantor.”

Sabato added that “if immigration reform was on life support before, they’re pulling out the plugs.”

Beyond the immigration debate, Cantor’s defeat will set off a ferocious power struggle within the GOP leadership over who should replace him as majority leader. The winner of that debate will have the inside track on becoming Speaker of the House when John Boehner steps down.

 

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56 comments

hack June 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm

sic semper tyrannis

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

The Liberal-Tarian gave Va to the democrats in the Gov. race, like they are trying in SC…but Cantor played cozy w/ Obama, and got his STUPID @$$ busted…

Laura Ingraham went after Cantor for being an Obama @$$-kisser on Immigration….Good job girl…We won…

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Sandi Morals June 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Excellent observation.Boehner and Cantor were ‘winking’ at Obama and supporting his new border policy of allowing thousands of illegal teenagers into this country so they could pass an immigration bill.
See ya Cantor.Obama and the regime are poison. Cantor just found out.
p.s. I thought FITS posted a picture of Cantor and the boys at some resort in Florida a few months ago? :-)

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:17 am

Boehner and Cantor were ‘winking’ at Obama

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How did his conservative constituents miss Boner’s sexual advances? Are they fools??

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Saluda Rapids June 11, 2014 at 12:06 am

You have no idea who David Brat is, so shut the fuck up. You know nothing, President Cain. You never win.

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Vanguard16 June 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Hahaha! The dems did this by voting in the Republicommie primary!!

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GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 11:30 pm

The democrats screwed themselves??…Cantor was on Obama’s side.

Democrats are stupid, but they would never blaspheme the lord-god Obama, by de-electing Cantor…

This is a BIG loss for the Liberals and Liberal-Tarians…Sweet…It shows we CAN do it…

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Saluda Rapids June 11, 2014 at 12:04 am

How did Sen. Graham do this evening? Your boy Connor, how did that work out?

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GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm

LMAO…You Ignorant F*#king democrats are so hard up, you have to Suck Graham’s D!*k to claim a win…even though Graham assailed your lord-god Obama as Satan himself, in his plea to be forgiven for drifting toward the center.,…

You are F*#king pathetic…

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:16 am

Suck Graham’s D!*k

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Wait.. I thought that’s what *you* are doing… isn’t he your boy?

Or is this yet another magical metaChristian meme that “means whatever I want it to mean” dick sucking analogy?

Tom June 11, 2014 at 10:14 am

“This is a BIG loss for the Liberals and Liberal-Tarians…Sweet…It shows we CAN do it..”
You do realize the guy who beat Cantor was a Ron Paul supporter and now supports Rand Paul. He is, what you call, a “liberal-tarian.”

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Forrest Trees June 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

GT just can’t see it.

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GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 3:48 pm

You F*#king idiots S#!* all over yourselves when the Tea Party is mentioned.

Brat is a being called a Tea Party darling…you ignorant F*#k…Are you losers so desperate for a win, you just say what ever you HOPE is true?

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Tom June 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Actually T you are so confused and desperate for a Tea Party win that you are willing to support a known Paulinista just because Fake News called him a tea party darling. Heads up, Fake News, call Ron Paul a tea party darling, and his son Rand Paul.
The truth is Cantor was a conservative Republican who was just knocked off by a liberal-tarian.

John Boehner June 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Karma is a full grown bitch, aint’ it you swarmy bastard, Eric?!

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The Colonel June 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Oh to be a fly on the wall in Boehner’s office.

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Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

Pundits said last night that one of the big reasons Cantor lost was the because of the political event he attended on Amelia Island,Florida that was a gathering of Folks to destroy the Tea Party.
Interesting.

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The Colonel June 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

Cantor got beat because he supports amnesty for illegal aliens – read this any other way and you’re delusional. Brat beat him over the head with it every time he opened his mouth.
All the pundits are talking about “how Cantor lost” and they’re ignoring the important issue – “how Brat won”. Republicans, Graham in particular would do well to pay attention. Yes, Cantor is an arrogant as all get out but immigration is what got his ass handed to him

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Juarez June 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Yes hating brown people, gays, and big mouthed women is pretty much a requirement of the Republican party these days.

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GOP Rock Star June 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

We don’t hate married, wet backs, Tuesday or loud mouthed lesbians but we do have a universal hatred of people named Juarez

GOP Rock Star June 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Married=darkies, Tuesday=queers

The Colonel June 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Tanner Boyle: All we got on this team are a buncha Jews, spics, niggers, pansies, and a booger-eatin’ moron!

Ogilvie: Tanner, I think you need to be reminded from time to time that you are one of the few people on this team who is not a Jew, spic, nigger, pansy or booger-eating moron. So you’d better cool it or we may be disposed to beat the crap out of you.

Squishy123 June 12, 2014 at 9:26 am

Which explains why we’re seeing more black people moving to the Republican party.

Have you seen the women in Democratic seats? You think any of those Democratic women in the US Senate or House don’t have big mouths? Pelosi’s takes up half her plastic surgeon enhanced face.

Soft Sigh from Hell June 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

“Which explains why we’re seeing more black people moving to the Republican party.”
It would be kind of hard to have less.*
*Fewer

GrandTango June 10, 2014 at 11:19 pm

“Liberal-Tarian Leader” Goes Down

Fixed it for ya’….
Cantor and Sanford are Ace-Boon-Spooners, are they not?

Sanford better do what he does best. Sit down and STFU, and vote the way Mulvaney, Gowdy and Louie Gomert tell him to. Otherwise he’ll be out on the curb w/ his Dumb@$$ boy…Cantor…

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Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 1:06 am

Agree with ya 99.9% of the time. I like Sanford however.A smart SOB with a healthy soul.
Cantor had the personality of Pelosi. Sanford has the personality of Reagan.
If I may ask sir, give Sanford a break. We need his intellect.

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Smirks June 11, 2014 at 6:29 am

Can’t be that smart, he missed the Appalachian Trail by a couple thousand miles. Did he even turn on his GPS?

Oh, that’s right, he whipped out the ol’ divining rod instead.

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:11 am

I’m buying anything associated with Branson.

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Clean House June 11, 2014 at 7:51 am

Thank God for his exploration of the Argentine Tail. Sanford showed us who he really is: just another entitled poseur with a well-oiled if hackneyed spiel that his constituents are hungry for…. Ahh, job security at the government teat. He never accomplishes anything notable because his personality disorder is too evident now.
Pity the rest of these government clowns, Dems and Repubs alike, were revealed more often and their constituents took their cue and booted them out. The voters found an alternative to Cantor. It is unfortunate that SC-1 lacks that same option.

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Buz Martin June 11, 2014 at 3:07 am

Isn’t that post title a recycled one that was originally about Nikki?

Too easy, I know. Everybody knows. And then there’s that joke.

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wren reaper June 11, 2014 at 9:15 am

Really funny Buz.Do you ever look in the mirror? I would be embarrassed to ridicule another human being if I looked like a mix of Foghorn Leghorn and Frankenstein.

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Buz Martin June 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Feeb.

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:08 am

It’s related, but inversely. If he *had* gone down, he wouldn’t be going down.

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WW June 11, 2014 at 4:06 am

More incumbents need to go Democrats and Republicans!
They need to be brought back to earth and reminded, for whom they work. It is the people (taxpayer) not themselves.
I did not vote for 1 incumbent, Joe Wilson and Graham included and consider McMaster to be in the same boat, would never vote for Clyburn and will not vote for Haley! All of these people have lost their way Dems. and Repubs. They think they own the office or seat they hold. Their positions belong to the people, it is NOT theirs!
Incumbents need the fear of the taxpayer in their hearts and minds.
If people do not wake up, we are in serious trouble.
Awaken people!

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:06 am

Awaken people!

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Without mind-altering substances, or a charismatic hero – marketing will control our destiny. The heat of the water will not wake us up by itself… and any slightly used savior that might dwell within the Reality Based Community is well aware of the Jesus story and the consequences of becoming a counter-culture hero in a toxically dogmatic environment.

Awakening takes work. But you have to be awake to work. Without an external, massive, sudden shock – how do you get the ball rolling?

Arguably, there are a few people already awake, and have some empathy for their fellows… I mean, even though those suffering the most are idiots and would crucify anyone who might appear to help them… why in the hell would they want to waste the energy?

Nah… any “charismatic hero” that appears now will be selling seats on a Carnival Cruz to the middle of nowhere without enough gas to get back.

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nitrat June 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

“This is the base rebelling against the GOP leadership in Washington as represented by Eric Cantor.”

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 1:52 am

can do nothing.

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You underestimate the depth of the abyss. They are perfectly satisfied with doing nothing. It’s their central agenda.

“Shut it down!”

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john dozier June 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

The people of Va. can smell a rat-the people in this state must have had their olfactory nerves removed.

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They aren't just missing noses June 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm

more like a lobotomized electorate….

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nitrat June 11, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Brain dead from watching too much Fox and listening to Limbaugh and Beck.

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 1:50 am

I think SC prefers rat.

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truthseeker June 11, 2014 at 10:50 am

This is encouraging. The little f*&# Cantor, is a barely disguised Israeli agent working primarily for Israel. Good riddance.

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 1:45 am

I never let anti-Semitism get in the way of a good rant.

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Soft Sigh from Hell June 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm

The Likuditarian wing of the GOP?

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This just in. . . June 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Virginians Choose Even Bigger Tool

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — In a development that few had thought possible, Republicans in the Seventh District of Virginia on Tuesday night found an even bigger tool than Rep. Eric Cantor to represent them in the United States Congress.

Apparently deciding that Cantor was insufficiently heartless to represent their district, Republicans turned out to the polls to elect David Brat, a man whose political views “border on sociopathy,” according to exit-poll responses from voters who supported him.

During his concession speech, Rep. Cantor reflected on the mistakes that might have led to his defeat:

“Should I have cut more school-lunch programs for poor children? Perhaps. Should Ihave cast more votes to screw over disaster victims? Definitely. Should I have not said the thing about treating children of immigrants like human beings? Man, do I wish I could take that one back. Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but at the end of the day I was just too damn empathic for this district.”

But Rep. Cantor was gracious in defeat, offering words of congratulation to the victorious Mr. Brat. “The people of the Seventh District have spoken,” he said. “The time has come to pass the torch to a new generation of asshats.”

When asked about the defeat of his longtime colleague in the House, Speaker John Boehner said, “I will give a formal statement as soon as I can stop laughing.”

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 1:45 am

Obviously tone deaf.

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idiotwind June 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Cantor was an immigration softie? that must be why he proposed and supported all that legislation. oh wait, he didn’t. maybe he just doesn’t hate brown people enough? oh wait, he did. Sabato’s analysis is moronic.

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 1:43 am

maybe he just doesn’t hate brown people enough? oh wait, he did.

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His kind of hate is *so* yesterday!

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idcydm June 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Now, if only Harry Reid could be next, just to name one.

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Tomocchio June 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I gots the diarrheas. Any suggestions?

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CorruptionInColumbia June 12, 2014 at 7:27 am

Try not to shit your pants.

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Tomocchio June 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I tried, but, alas, sometimes shit happens.

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This just in. . . June 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Morning After Tea Party Win, House G.O.P. Proposes End to Social Security, Return to Child Labor, Gun Rights for Pets

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — The morning after Tuesday’s stunning Tea Party victory in Virginia, House Republicans unveiled a sweeping new legislative agenda, proposing an end to Social Security, a return to child labor, and unprecedented gun rights for pets.

“The Republican Party is the party of common sense,” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “And such common-sense proposals as electronic ankle bracelets for immigrant babies and a barbed-wire fence with Canada are long overdue.”

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) echoed Speaker Boehner’s sentiments as he touted his signature legislation, “to put Americans under the age of twelve back to work.”

“Instead of spending all day playing with Xboxes, our kids should be in factories assembling them,” he said.

As for what is perhaps the most controversial G.O.P. proposal, guaranteeing gun rights for pets, Boehner said, “It’s clear that the authors of the Second Amendment meant it to apply to all mammals. All our new law says is, if you have four legs and a tail, you get a gun.”

When asked about future relations between House Republicans and President Obama, Boehner did not mince words. “If the President thinks he’s going to get the kind of cooperation and flexibility he’s gotten out of us for the past six years, he’s kidding himself,” he said. “The honeymoon is over.”

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 1:42 am

The “Back to Basics” campaign.

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Vulva Itch June 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

he was the only jew in congress who was republican. now they are all Christians. wow, sooooooo representative of America huh

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Soft Sigh from Hell June 12, 2014 at 5:17 pm

“republican. now they are all Christians”
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It’s their own fault. They didn’t give enough support to the fetching little Wiccan from Delaware.

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