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Historic Loss: House Majority Leader Cantor Loses Virginia Primary To Tea Party's Brat

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While The Tea Party had been relatively aggressive in the race, it is still quite shocking to the establishment that the second-highest House Republican just got unseated (despite outspending Brat by a ratio of 20-to-1) by a local tea-party-backed economics professor:


Echoing Europe's dissatisfaction with the status quo, it appears the announcement of the death of the Tea Party was a little premature. Cantor was elected to Congress in 2000... looks like we have to add one to initial jobless claims this week.



With 90% counted...



Via The Hill,

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Speaker-in-waiting who was bidding for his seventh term in Congress, was defeated in a primary election by a little-known conservative economics professor, David Brat, in one of the most stunning upsets in modern political history.


Brat defeated Cantor despite having no experience in elected office and despite Cantor outspending him by a margin of nearly 20-to-1. The Associated Press called the race for Brat shortly after 8 p.m., an hour after polls closed in Virginia's 7th district. Brat was leading Cantor, 56 percent to 44 percent, with 80 percent precincts reporting.


For Cantor, the loss marks an abrupt end to a fast rise through the House leadership, a path that many expected would make him the first Jewish Speaker in U.S. history.


And it is perhaps the most significant jolt to the Republican establishment since the emergence of the Tea Party in 2009. While conservative activists have ousted veteran Republicans like Sens. Bob Bennett (Utah) and Richard Lugar (Ind.), a sitting majority leader has never been defeated in a primary election.




Wary of allowing Tea Party groups to turn his district into a top battleground, Cantor unleashed a an early and heavy barrage of negative ads against Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College who previously lost a race for the state legislature. Cantor spent more than $1 million on the primary and attacked Brat as a “liberal” who served on an advisory board for former Gov. Tim Kaine at a time when the Democrat was pushing tax increases.


In the waning days of the race, conservative radio stars Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin boosted Brat and condemned Cantor for backing “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. The attacks came even as Cantor was under fire from advocates of immigration reform for his refusal to bring legislation to the House floor that would offer legal status for undocumented immigrants.





Meet The Man Who Just Crushed Eric Cantor (via ABC)

Brat, who admits that he has supported several Cantor candidacies over the years, says he mounted his improbable primary campaign because the House GOP's No. 2 leader has lost touch with his constituents, "veering from the Republican creed."

"Years ago he had a good conservative track record, but now he's veered off," Brat told ABC News during an interview on Capitol Hill. "If you go to Heritage and look at their score, I think he's at about a 53 right now. I mean, that's an F-minus."

Heritage Action's scorecard tracks Republican votes, co-sponsorships and other legislative activity to gauge how conservative members of Congress are performing. Cantor actually receives a 52 percent, which ranks seventh among eight Virginia House Republicans.

While a recent profile of the race in the Washington Post characterized Brat as "a potential threat," the quirky challenger knows he has a tough road to victory in the June 10 primary.

"Most of these [primary] races don't kick in until about 30 days prior," he said. "Now everyone's looking, what's the race? It's an open primary and it's just Eric and I on the ticket."

Brat, 49, isn't the first primary challenger Cantor has faced. The Richmond Republican smoked primary challenger Floyd Bayne in 2012 by nearly 60 percentage points before cruising to a 17-point victory in the general election.

But with low primary turnout (just 47,000 voters turned out in the primary two years ago) and anti-incumbency fervor at an all-time high, Cantor's team says they aren't overlooking Brat, although they "don't see him getting a great deal of traction."

"We're on the ground, running the campaign," Cantor campaign spokesman and senior strategist Ray Allen said in a phone interview. "We take every figure seriously and do our own due diligence. It is what it is."

Brat claims "the money is flowing in right now," expanding an underwhelming campaign war chest that he last reported contained just $40,000.

"The race was once viewed as a long-shot, [but] it's tightening now," Brat said. "We're well over double, triple what we had on the books just a month ago and so now we're getting the national attention I always hoped."

Brat complained that Cantor, 50, has a "crony-capitalist mentality" to take care of the corporate sector ahead of the interests of small businesses.

"On the conservative scorecard, on the free market votes, he's doing everything wrong," Brat said. "He's not following what folks in his district want him to do and it's hurting the country."

Allen described Brat as "a weird duck" and criticized him for serving on then-Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine's Joint Advisory Board of Economists.

"Eric Cantor is a conservative leader," Allen, who has advised Cantor's campaigns since 1991, said. "[Brat] doesn't like being called a liberal college professor, but that's what he is and what he's always been. Tea Party conservatives don't serve as an economic adviser to Tim Kaine."

Brat calls himself as a "free market guy," and says he wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He also pledged never to increase taxes and to stick to a five-year promise not to vote to increase the debt limit.

"This isn't a personal race. I'm not running against Eric," he stressed. "I'm just running on the founding principles that Adam Smith and free markets - they made us the greatest nation on the Earth. All right? It's no mystery. Our rights, tradition, along with free markets and the Judeo-Christian tradition all together made us the greatest nation on the face of the Earth. I think we're veering off course a little bit there and I want to get us back on that course that brought us to greatness."

If Brat ultimately wins the primary and is seated in the 114 th Congress, he would not commit his vote for speaker to House Speaker John Boehner, but offered his support to any contender who's "more free market and more fiscally responsible."

"I'd have to take a good look at what they're doing but I support people who follow the Republican creed, and so it doesn't look like the leadership is doing a good job on that right now," Brat said.

"They're not free market at all, right? They do not take free market seriously and they're off on fiscal responsibility."

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And the social reactions come pouring in:



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Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:15 | 4842513 ihedgemyhedges
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Best news of the year!!!!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:16 | 4842523 So Close
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Cantor was a go a long to suck a long.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:22 | 4842547 knukles
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Hah ha ha ha ha ha

And the MSM is trying ever os fucking hard to describe this all as a flash in the pan.
Doing the same with the UKIP, French Right, etc.

Things aren't right...

Check out some conservative talk radio for shits and grins.  They're tearing the Establishment Republicans new Assholes.  The E R's are the new enemy of the state, so to speak.

Hah ha ha hanha ha

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:26 | 4842565 Yes We Can. But...
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Take that, Cantor, you phony prick.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:32 | 4842595 InjectTheVenom
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he ASPiRES to be a 'phony prick' !

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:37 | 4842615 Keyser
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I love it, beat by a Tea Party newbie... The shape of things to come as the people are pissed...

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:41 | 4842637 economics9698
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When bread is $11 a loaf they will get really pissed.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:48 | 4842668 macholatte
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Hammering away at the ballot box is a much, much better way to start a revolution than shooting a couple of cops. Let us hope this is a trend.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:54 | 4842687 Raymond K Hessel
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Best part is that Brat was talking about 'amnesty' and wins the primary just as the news is talking about Obama's runaround on immigration with Central American children. 

I see a connection here.  Brat has a real chance in the general election.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:03 | 4842715 CrazyCooter
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Same thing happened to Murkowski (establishment) back when Miller (tp) beat her in the primary in AK for the Senate. Republican establishment backed Murkowski's 3rd party bid. It was close, but she beat Miller.

This ain't over ...



Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:19 | 4842818 linniepar
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This gives me a glimmer of hope...

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:35 | 4842883 Troll Magnet
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Whoo hoo!
Lets get rid of all these Zionist Jew lawbreakers first! Next up: Schumer, Feinstein, Boxer, Franken...

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:37 | 4842896 kliguy38
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ok ok.........who forgot to adjust the voting are in some deep chit mofo

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:14 | 4843061 jbvtme
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one less shape shifter telling me what to do

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:25 | 4843105 ebworthen
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Fuck you Can'tor

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:37 | 4843164 lakecity55
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Fuck all Zionist Pigs!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:24 | 4843312 Cornfedbloodstool
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Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:45 | 4843348 Four chan
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lol that would be a lot of bankers money wasted buying that sellout..if they didnt just print the worthless paper out of thin air.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:59 | 4843519 James_Cole
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Will be interesting to see where this goes.

Edit: Actually, looking at the margins it's not much of a win. 36k to 29k? General election 2012: cantor 222k to powell 157k. Embarrassing, but cantor could still win as a write-in candidate. Edit again.. looks like he can't really..I'll just leave this one alone. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:39 | 4843683 GetZeeGold
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Flyover country revolts....take that bitchez!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:04 | 4843713 Headbanger
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Please contribute to ZH Eric Cantor Consolation Prize DeWalt Rapid Fire Nail Gun Fund

Thank you for your generosity!


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:13 | 4843490 wee-weed up
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Ha! Ha! Ha!

Boehner's butt-boy gets fucked...

But not by his boss!  i.e.  no Vaseline!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:42 | 4843689 GetZeeGold
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Boehner will be demoted to Congressional intern.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:27 | 4843117 So What
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what happened to the billions of Jewish money. Primary election becomes the new bottle neck where these usurpers can be eliminated.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:31 | 4843330 MeMongo
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Fukin A troll magnet! The sooner the better!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:38 | 4842897 SoilMyselfRotten
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I don't get it. Cantors a douche but who could get to the right of him? He toes the line on the whole Republican brand.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:53 | 4843469 Keyser
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Really? Brat ran on an anti-immigration reform platform while Cantor is pressing reform for the GOP. It doesn't get any clearer than that...



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:46 | 4843691 GetZeeGold
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He toes the line on the whole Republican brand.


Yeah progressive thank you.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:17 | 4842803 kaiserhoff
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The talking heads will bitch and piss and moan, but this is the Virginia Seventh, a sprawling district running from West Point on the York River, around some Richmond suburbs and almost to the Blue Ridge west of Culpepper.  It is, in short, a great cross section of what a Republican strong hold should look like.

As a complete buffoon once said, "this is a fucking big deal."

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:56 | 4843476 Keyser
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Virginia has historically been a red state... It has only been in recent years with the population influx around DC that it has shifted to the left... It looks like the good ole' folk from just below the Mason Dixon line have woken up and gone to the polls... 


Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:15 | 4843065 graneros
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Virginia Code 24.2-520 : A candidate who loses a primary shall be prohibited from having his name on a general election ballot.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:57 | 4843376 MontgomeryScott
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United States Code 1776.07.04 : 'When, in the course of human events,...'

The Crown response: 'The rebels are alert to our attack plan...'

Admiral Cantor has failed the Cabal (probably, for the last time).

Don't worry, though. Pelosi and Reid are waiting, and McCain and Graham are all set to go.

Emperor Obama will probably pass a 'presidential signing statement' that nullifies Vagina law (or, rather, 'Admiralty Code'). No CHILD, no STATE, anfd NO VIRGIN will be 'left behind', now.

I am currently taking wagers on the date and time of the next MSM-scripted 'mass shooting event'. I'll wager it's within the next 72 hours, and the 'suspect' will commit suicide. He or she will be linked to 'tea-party' affiliations, and the Bundy Ranch, and Alex Jones, Matt Drudge, and ZERO HEDGE, and will probably be a 'veteran', as well.

That's a good citation of State law, but it doesn't mean SHIT. You HAVE heard of 'free speech zones' and 'indefinite detention', haven't you? How about USAPATRIOT, or NDAA?

Tell us all the legal difference between the definitions of the following terms: "Shall be"; "IS". 'SHALL BE' describes an indefinite time of action (sometime in the FUTURE). For EXAMPLE: 'Investing in gold futures now SHALL BE beneficial to the investor.' 'IS', on the other hand, defines a permanant link to both the present AND the future. 'Investing in gold futures now IS beneficial to the investor.' Can you see the difference between these statements? ONE promises immediate action, and the other does NOT (thus relying on FUTURE events).

Dr. Evil of the RNC branch of the false dicotomy called Eric Cantor 'Number two'. Lindsay Graham is still up and running, by the way. This political theater is all a MASS distraction.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 00:16 | 4843394 buyingsterling
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You still earning money and filing taxes?
If so, then shut it. If you're still paying then you are a subject, and it DOES matter if there are more lunatics or more sane people in positions of power. To say otherwise is juvenile. And barring another plan, defeatist. It's all going down? Fine. Do you want more Cantors or Brats around when it collapses?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 03:06 | 4843591 OldPhart
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As a military brat...there is no one you could find more dedicated to the ethos of the American Constitution than a brat.  It was drilled into us when we were babies.  We absorbed it, wallowed in it, and adopted it, then drilled it into our own kids.

I personally, am enthralled that this particular asshole's name is Brat.

To us that was a badge of honor.  I viscerally HAVE to support this guy just because of his name.

I am a proud Air Force Brat.  My mother actually wore combat boots, she eventually became a Senior Chief Master Sargeant (and the first Nurse Practioner, and has her own Supreme Court Decision, and was one of the first women Sheriff Deputies in San Bernardino County [she's in her 70's and can still shoot your eye out at 300 yards)...Dad was USAF Senior Master Sargeant when he retired.  Hardly knew him as a kid...Japan, Viet Nam, Okinawa, Guam, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Korea, Viet Nam...and numerous TDY's.  Still is the strongest man I've ever known, and the funniest.).  Moved so often I didn't even bother trying to make friends in school.

(I found it amazing to see kids in different states with similar names doing the same sort of shit I saw their namesakes the point it was too confusing.)

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:13 | 4843720 economics9698
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The military is what the USSR strived to be.  A utopia world where no one really worked and crap just magically appeared in the military stores.  Peasants came in from the outside to happily do the dirty work. Everyone was judged on skin color, sex, and assigned to jobs accordingly.  It was utopia on earth.


I hated the shit, so unreal.  Should have joined the French Foreign Legion. 

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:59 | 4843223 Frankie Carbone
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Don't need to have that many pro-human candidates in office. Just enough Ron Paul types to raise hell and force issues into the Lamestream media with their subsequent obligatory demonization of said candidates. 

Which will disgust more people as it forces them to show more of their pattern less subtly. Which may be enough for even a CONSUMER to finally "get it", or least more of them. 

Plant the seed, get a few of these types in office, and pray that the aristocratic Bourg Collective doesn't assimilate all of them. Because if you could get a few Ron Paul types in front of the camera, that alone will scare the shit out of AntiChrist and force a rash reaction. 

Which is what we could hope for right now. 

You kill AntiChrist by slashing it with paper cuts until it lashes out and starts a flip out, which inspires more people to poke at it, until it finally topples over from imbibing in too much of its own irrational, self-preserving nature until even the Dancing With the Stars groupies start to notice.  

You think Ron Paul was a thorn in their ass? What if you had just 5 Ron Pauls needling them with a right to be on their own home turf! How about 10? Tell you what, if one Ron could have opened up so many of our eyes, imagine what 5 or 10 could do. 

*Disclaimer: Not sayin' this guy is a Ron Paul type, but you get the point. Hopefully. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:15 | 4843724 economics9698
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The tribe will print some more to oust this guy.  Nothing changes untril the Fed is dead.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:09 | 4843496 hangemhigh77
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You're right, 2 is not enough.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:42 | 4842641 economics9698
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Glad one asshole is gone.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:53 | 4842682 BandGap
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He truly was an asshole.

Ryan from Wisconsin has to go too, and take his John boner with him.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:18 | 4842811 max2205
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I salute all 30 some thousand voter with the courage to VOTE and throw out the bums like Eric two face Canofbeans. Now if we can get the rest of the states to do the same....THIS SHIT AIN'T OVER!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 02:50 | 4843583 disabledvet
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What's the news from the Battlefront?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:54 | 4843696 GetZeeGold
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Agreed that Paul Ryan is next.


If Paul wants to help he can give a home to all the Mexican kids Obama is having bused in to the border....but I'll bet he doesn't.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 08:10 | 4843863 Abi Normal
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Thanks for your vote of confidence in us was quite easy to pull the lever on this one really.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:41 | 4843082 conscious being
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Ah, hate to break it to you, but I don't think he's gone.  He'll still run in the Fall.

Some senator in conn. Did this a few years ago.  Lost the primary, ran anyway and one.

Edit - just read down thread about the "sore losers" law.

Adios Cantor.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 08:19 | 4843885 mccvilb
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No way in hell the Tribe allows one of their own (nihilists) to succumb to a popularist revolt. The fight has only just begun. Support Bratt and others like him, because if we don't we only have to think back on resurrected Connecticut partisan and former Democratic Majority Leader and political Zombie Joe Lieberman. They never go away.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:45 | 4843152 lakecity55
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Ryan is a phony, Class A fucking asshole.

I hope he's raped by a burly ex-con with AIDS.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:01 | 4843243 Frankie Carbone
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I would love to get a candid shot of a guy like that with some guys dick in his mouth. 


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 08:59 | 4844037 Sorry_about_Dresden
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Some black guy. Maybe he will come out of his closet now?

Go for the fug

Fudge packers vote?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:20 | 4843299 Nikki Alexis
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Ryan won't be sleeping too well tonight.  He's been the face of rightie immigration reform more than Cantor.

For the latest news:


Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:04 | 4842735 Citxmech
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How much you want to be he ends up working for either a think tank, or law firm that represents banking or industry fat cats.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:19 | 4843295 DaveyJones
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only if I can bet with other peoples money...cause that's what he'll be doing

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:29 | 4843324 Frankie Carbone
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My money is on the Rand Corporation. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 02:51 | 4843584 disabledvet
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There's a Star that has now risen.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:15 | 4843666 Mark Urbo
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Big Win !!!

You should just listen to Brat - he sounds like Reagan - especially on jobs and economic growth. It's not just about illegal immigration. American's do not like the country driven this far left and the grass roots push back is coming...

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:25 | 4843671 sessinpo
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Mark Urbo     You should just listen to Brat - he sounds like ReaganYou should just listen to Brat - he sounds like Reagan

---These are different times. We need more then Reagan. I want a George Washington. While Reagan was certainly better then Carter, we don't need an epansion of the military and government debt.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:26 | 4843796 August
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Sorry to say this, but what America actually needs is a big man on a horse. 

Unfortunately, he will probably not have the character of George Washington.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:34 | 4842608 uno
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after passing immigration, I figured Cantor, McCain, Boehner et al had an agreement to become unopposed Dems for 2016 elections.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:34 | 4842610 Atlantis Consigliore
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Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:16 | 4842793 BKbroiler
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what's the H stand for?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:59 | 4843000 Pool Shark
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In the case of amnesty; maybe it stands for 'Hispanic'?


Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:38 | 4843176 graneros
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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 02:52 | 4843586 disabledvet
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Warmongering losers.

Wait...there's no H there.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:03 | 4843248 Dasa Slooofoot
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for Lindsey Graham, homosexual

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:15 | 4843497 wee-weed up
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Unfortunately, that sorry fuck won his primary.

And he did it with Obozo's and Holder's sheeple.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:54 | 4844258 Meat Hammer
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Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:43 | 4843188 Eyeroller
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Your statement is an insult to all phony pricks.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:26 | 4842569 NoDebt
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Next up:  John Boehner.  You listening, John?  The tan isn't going to help you this time.  Knock it off with the "We're slightly less statist than Obama, so vote for us" crap.  Nobody's buying it.  

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:08 | 4842757 Citxmech
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Don't be so sure - I think Boner's tan is the source of his power - kinda like Sampson's hair.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:13 | 4842776 NoDebt
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Perhaps, but I think you're thinking of the Chamber of Crony Capitalism (Chamber of Commerce).

Another group to be put on the "terminate with extreme prejudice" list.  Politically speaking, of course.  

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:33 | 4843142 lakecity55
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Boner is a worthless piece of SHIT that needs washing down the gutter.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:31 | 4843329 Kassandra
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Man, every single time I see Boner speak, he is juiced to the gills.

He'll self destruct fairly soon. The liver can only take so much.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:53 | 4843701 GetZeeGold
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Brat for speaker.....see ya John boy.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:00 | 4843241 Rusty Shorts
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Hillary Clinton decides to run for 2016 presidency with $200 million campaign fund already raised -


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 02:54 | 4843587 disabledvet
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"Sauce for the goose."

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:03 | 4843251 Frankie Carbone
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I have a feeling that if Boehner were elected President we would have active extermination camps in this country. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:46 | 4843827 shovelhead
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Requires imagination and decisiveness to go that far.

The Boner ain't yer man.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:26 | 4842570 So Close
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The Tea Party is doing the job of term limits.  

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:48 | 4842669 SeattleBruce
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At least for republicans...the dems serve for life, and even if they have nervous breakdowns, or get caught with hookers and blow...

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:58 | 4842695 RevRex
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exactly, one party is held accountable and one party isn't....both the same?



Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:21 | 4842822 BKbroiler
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I think we could see a big swing to the far right next election.  It probably won't be Rand but Americans are violently bi-polar in their voting habits, and after 8 years of Obama they'll be thirsty for war.  I think that's when the big one starts.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:06 | 4843263 Frankie Carbone
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I fear that you are right. The Bush Legacy will follow--up the Patriot Act with the CARE Act - Constitutional Anihilnation of the Republic for Everyone and it will be illegal to take a dump without mailing a shit sample to the Dept of Homeland Security, punishable by being sent to a camp in Quatar. 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 03:12 | 4843608 OldPhart
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Seeing how Qatar allowed those sent to them to get luxury apartments and free range of their borders...I'm kinda looking forward to the trip.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:38 | 4843815 August
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Yep.  The Rethuglicans have a lot of negatives, but The War Party is near the top of the list.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:43 | 4843816 August
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Yep.  The Rethuglicans have a lot of negatives, but being The War Party is near the top of the list.

Funny, but I'm pretty sure that, long ago, the Deceptocrats were The War Party.  O well.....

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:46 | 4842937 bbq on whitehou...
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They are the same in how they treat you. Do you get better service at the DMV because you vote Republican or Demacrate?
Thats why it doesn't matter, the service stays the same.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:27 | 4843113 conscious being
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No party is held accountable.



Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:29 | 4843125 Clever Name
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See my late comment below...if the R's throw this guy under the bus, will that work for you?


And kchrisc if youre around, this has to be good, no?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:58 | 4843540 Deathrips
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I dont go on red and blue circle jerks....but here some meat.


There was a time in the 80s when the republicans were accused of cheating in elections (I know...I know...elections). The "Dems" were entrusted with elections. So one team counts ..but there's a merry go round in the media that doesnt amount to a pile of *&^%. Then the fairy of teeth flew over and gave all the "power" to the democrats.

Who somehow, with a whole stable of rainbow colored tungsten plated gold skittles, could not control this evil Right. It was ultimate terror as they sucked each other off for FUCKING DECADES! Meanwhile the people were watching the most expensive pay per view in history.....




Ready to have a real adult conversation.



Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:21 | 4843086 runswithscissors
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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:54 | 4843703 GetZeeGold
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Without objection......let's roll!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 07:45 | 4843824 August
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That's just a wee bit on the crude side... but I'm in.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:30 | 4843130 Bro of the Sorr...
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goddamn finally some good news. LET"S DO THIS!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:30 | 4842589 nmewn
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Thats right Cantor, you fucking snake.

More to come.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:37 | 4842622 Stoploss
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The Dems better get rid of the IRS, like, yesterday-, if they do anything in the next 120 days.

There will be hell to pay after they get elected. And get elected they will...


Mean reversion bitchezzzzzzzz...

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:37 | 4843162 Crisismode
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The Dems are going to get re-elected?

What are you smoking?



Wed, 06/11/2014 - 02:58 | 4843595 disabledvet
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"I'm for a diplomatic solution with the Russians"?

I mean you can say anything on the "have no fear of those Red Army formations" or "the Islamic Armies now massing."

It's called good.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:44 | 4844221 Freddie
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The NWO will let a few House seats go to throw us a bone.  The Senate is what they will hold onto.  That POS Graham can only lose now if that wealthy independet conservative runs against that fairy.   I think all Senate seats are rigged.  Rand Paul is talking immigration reform (AMNESTY) will Bloomturn and Jihad Grover Norquist,

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:11 | 4842769 rubiconsolutions
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"Yes we Cantor not"

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:26 | 4843111 Kirk2NCC1701
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Eric, you can get on the high horse you came in on, and canter out of town.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:32 | 4843137 Kirk2NCC1701
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What a Brat!  Eric Cantor spent a over $5 million compared to Dave Brat's $200k.

Here's some background on him...

Brat attended Hope College and received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He also has a Master's degree in Divinity from Princeton, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in economics from The American University.

After working for Arthur Andersen and as a consultant for the World Bank, he became a professor at Randolph-Macon College in 1996.

Brat is currently working on a book titled “Ethics as Leading Economic Indicator? What went Wrong? Notes on the Judeo-Christian Tradition and Human Reason.” His published works include “God and Advanced Mammon – Can Theological Types Handle Usury and Capitalism?” and “An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand.”

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:46 | 4843199 graneros
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Interesting stuff. And you get down arrowed? WTF?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 03:15 | 4843612 OldPhart
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Let Them Eat Rand wandered through.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:15 | 4843283 caconhma
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<free markets and the Judeo-Christian tradition all together made us the greatest nation on the face of the Earth>

This new POS is not any better the old shit, i.e., they smell the same.

The people o Virginia voted for a change but only sent a message.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:17 | 4842526 XenoFrog
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Hopefully this will scare the fuck out of some of those Republicans pushing for Amnesty.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:21 | 4842539 new game
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i hope no one here thinks things are going to change. cause if you do, you are being sucked back to the same fucking game. there is only one party - the federal reserve!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:25 | 4842562 XenoFrog
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yanking the chain every once in a while never hurts. At the very least it makes us feel a little better.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:26 | 4842563 XenoFrog
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Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:07 | 4843033 christiangustafson
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ZH'ers continue to upvote for the avatar.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 03:16 | 4843613 OldPhart
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Yeah, and...?

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:55 | 4843761 GetZeeGold
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No one has ever pulled off a triple post before....we live in historic times.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:51 | 4842679 SeattleBruce
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"you are being sucked back to the same fucking game. there is only one party - the federal reserve!"

Many in the tea party want to end the fed.  That's gotta count for somethin', right?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:15 | 4843284 Okienomics
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Audit the Fed.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:01 | 4843485 you enjoy myself
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and who is the most likely, if not only, presidential candidate that would do that? 

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:00 | 4843640 The Navigator
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Audit all you want


Wed, 06/11/2014 - 09:52 | 4844252 Freddie
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Yeah- F**king audit the Fed with boiled rope & a lamp post plus a guillotine.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:06 | 4843491 Uchtdorf
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Yeah, sure, it counts for something, but that audit ain't gonna happen on any day of the week that ends in the letter "y".

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:54 | 4842688 Kaiser Sousa
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wow 12 down votes for stating what anyone with eyes to see and a half way functioning brain should know by now...

there is no republican, democrat, and until the rule of the MoneyChangers is ended anything else for that matter...

"give me control of a nations money and i care not who writes its laws..."

Mayer Rothschild

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:01 | 4842717 nmewn
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Rome wasn't destroyed in a day ;-)

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:05 | 4842740 kaiserhoff
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I'll take one brick at a time for 500 Alex;)

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:01 | 4843641 The Navigator
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I'll take 1 brick per minute for 500 Alex.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:57 | 4843708 GetZeeGold
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I'll take defund Obamacare for a thousand Alex.....cause Congress can actually do that.


Getting closer to it now that Cantor is gone....don't even get me started on amnesty or global warming.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:00 | 4843007 Ness.
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Rome wasn't... but Mosul, Iraq certainly was ;)

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:29 | 4842588 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Amnesty isn't even on my radar. Way down on the list. End the welfare state, no endless ammounts of free shit waiting on this side of the border. No more mass influx of illegals. I hope this guy really is different. My main problem with tea party types is a lot of them, especially older ones, tend to be huge hypocrites. "Obamacare is socialism" " we don't want your commie health care" and then at the same time" hands off my social security, I earned it". And "I gets to keep my Medicare !!"

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:00 | 4842711 RevRex
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People PAID for their SS..... can't you get that through your thick skull?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:54 | 4842971 bbq on whitehou...
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SS is fraud. You lost your entitlement when the money was placed in the general fund. YOU baught B-1s, bombs and tanks. B-1 or B-2 doesn't have a vary good ROI if you arn't a contractor cleaning up after it.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:58 | 4843232 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Yes they did. You are correct. People PAID into Bernie madoffs Ponzi scheme too. Should they be paid off by future generations too? SS is a giant Ponzi scheme. I am 29, I will get something in the amount of jackshit out of it when I retire. Should I still have to pay into it my whole life so that you can get your money you paid into it? That's all that's getting through my thick skull.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 03:26 | 4843621 OldPhart
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I'm 54...and don't expect to see a penny for myself.

But will continue to contribute so that my parents, and your grandparents, get evey fucking dollar promised.

I'm the cutoff point.  I've known it since the 80's.  Rage all you want, I totally understand it.  But you won't be funding MY retirement.  This system will collapse before I see the first check.  I already know it.

I will be among the first of the new, old, generation of people with too little money, no social safety net, and unaffordable to my children.  I want my grandchildren to eat before I do.  I htink this is what puts me on that desert dirt road.

There's a place out here called Old Woman's Springs.  The story is that native americans (my old school 'Indians') would leave their elderly there to die.  I think that's where I start walking towards...but never make it.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:29 | 4843673 mvsjcl
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Sadly OldPhart, you may be right. That's one possible scenario I see for myself, too.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:59 | 4843767 GetZeeGold
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Buck up might live to see Agenda damn huh?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:52 | 4843368 ejmoosa
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You paid for some social security for someone.

But you did not pay for your own.


That's why there's a problem with that pyramid scheme.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:14 | 4842787 spacecadet
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Last I checked, you paid into Social Security, if anything, privatize it, and let me leave the balance to my heirs.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:31 | 4843133 FreedomGuy
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You are exactly right, Greenskeeper. I have been to some of the rallies in two states and I have met with some small groups. They are really clear about what they are against which is vaguely overspending, large government, choking the economy. They will call it antisocialist, as you say. At the same time they are likely to say that Soc Sec and Medicare need to be strengthened and they are on it themselves.

What they are really vague on is what they are for. There is no particular uniting philosophy. They are not particularly libertarian but they would listen.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:05 | 4843257 Greenskeeper_Carl
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I get all these down votes for stating what I would have thought would be obvious to most readers of this sight- SS is a Ponzi scheme. People who defend it are literally stealing money from future generations. Most people(at least I hope) wouldn't open up a credit card in their children's name and run up 100k on it, then tell their children that now that they have a job, they are respsible for paying it back, yet that's what most people are doing now days. Fuck all of you that down voted and didn't tell me how I was wrong.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 02:51 | 4843585 StychoKiller
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But, but...I PAID for it!  Trust fund, lockbox, more idiotic buzzwords!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:17 | 4843645 FreedomGuy
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Well, that is the whole government. I call it government identity fraud. They have an account with your name and they spend whatever they like...on your account without your authorization.

Socialism Security is a true Ponzi. Small early generations got in with little or no money in and big money out. Future larger generations would put enough into it to make the earlier investments good...with interest of course. That is precisely a ponzi! The problem it has is that the later generations did not keep getting bigger and richer.

The Tea Party splits on many of these issues as they are often part of the early generations.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:42 | 4842647 Dr. Engali
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I'll be willing to bet that amnesty will be rammed through in the lame duck session just to send a big fuck you back to the tea party.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:03 | 4842722 nmewn
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Duck Season...bitchez ;-)

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:26 | 4843114 FreedomGuy
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I think this is an astounding event. I have met Tea Party types and been to some small rallies and meetings and it is quite interesting. Most the TP people I met are really clear on what they are against and really fuzzy on what they are for. There is no set ideology.

In the Republican Party the old guard has the money but the TP and libertarian wing have the muscle and passion. Passion will win out most of the time.

As a libertarian type conservative myself I hope they move that direction but no guarantees. I will also tell a lot of you smug insulting Democrats and leftists that you underestimate them badly. If they actually pick a direction and unite you will find they are intractable dedicated opponents who will not yield or be bought off. They are actually rather tired of compromising to the left most of their lives. That is why their first target is the old school blue blood RINO type Republicans. They are tired of sell-outs. Cantor is a rather loud warning.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:04 | 4843714 GetZeeGold
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But, but, but.....they promised me the Tea Party wuz dead?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:22 | 4842544 Lost Word
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Maybe Obama recently completely opening the southern border to illegal alien children and families

has completely backfired on the Amnesty advocates.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:23 | 4842553 knukles
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Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:38 | 4843679 mvsjcl
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Don't worry, knukles. Piercing insight hasn't yet been programmed into bot-speak.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:31 | 4842592 NoDebt
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How can you blame that on Obama?  He just heard about that situation on the news like the rest of us.  He pronounced it "unacceptable" and declared "somebody should do something about that."  He then appointed a blue ribbon commission to study the situation and referred the matter to Eric Holder (who will investigate if there was any criminal wrongdoing right after he's done investigating himself).

What more do you want from the guy?

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 20:47 | 4842662 duo
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Bingo.  If it wasn't for CNN, Obama wouldn't know anything that is going on in the world, let alone on the other side of the Potomac.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:42 | 4842918 Troll Magnet
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Maybe that's the problem: He's watching CNN!

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 06:42 | 4843750 GetZeeGold
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Huh....does he live at the airport? That's the only place I've ever watched CNN.

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