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tsai3904
06-10-2014, 05:43 PM
Dave Brat defeats Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, in VA's 7th Congressional District primary!

99% reporting:



Brat, Dave
35,787
55.6%


Canotr, Eric
28,631
44.4%


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/VA_US_House_0610.html

Dave Brat opposes NSA spying and corporate welfare. He cited Liberty For All's scorecard (http://scorecard.organizeliberty.org/) in attacking Cantor for not being principled. Liberty For All supported Ron Paul and helped elect Thomas Massie.

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CaseyJones
06-10-2014, 05:50 PM
:) that's so awesome

69360
06-10-2014, 06:03 PM
75% in now, looks like Cantor is gone.

jkr
06-10-2014, 06:04 PM
1 down...
...how many to go???

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 06:05 PM
AP just called the race for Dave Brat.
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thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 06:07 PM
This is INCREDIBLE

There are no words to describe how big this is. NONE!

TomtheTinker
06-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Is this other guy any better?

jkr
06-10-2014, 06:08 PM
in your FACE traitor

this shoulda happened to bonner...

AuH20
06-10-2014, 06:09 PM
This is payback for Cuccinelli as well. Cantor's people plunged plenty of daggers during that race.

RonPaulFanInGA
06-10-2014, 06:10 PM
AP just called it for his opponent.

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/virginia/#.U5edwsIo_IU

hardrightedge
06-10-2014, 06:11 PM
I thought the Tea Party was dead...Later Clown

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Washington Post story from this morning:


A conservative challenger is expected to fall far short of defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in Tuesday’s congressional primary. Disorganization and poor funding have stymied the campaign of tea party activist David Brat, even as he tapped into conservative resentment toward a party leader who has been courting the Republican right for years.

Brat, an economics professor, simply failed to show up to D.C. meetings with powerful conservative agitators last month, citing upcoming finals. He only had $40,000 in the bank at the end of March, according to first quarter filings. Cantor had $2 million.

...

More:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/eric-cantor-faces-tea-party-challenge-tuesday/2014/06/10/17da5d20-f092-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html

juleswin
06-10-2014, 06:11 PM
Wow, now we wait for Lindsey Graham to fall. This is going to be a day to remember if it happens.

AuH20
06-10-2014, 06:12 PM
LOL

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/06/06/cantor-internal-poll-claims-34-point-lead-over-primary-opponent-brat/

green73
06-10-2014, 06:13 PM
waaat? wow.

green73
06-10-2014, 06:14 PM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSP8gWwsvgWtmseycx7jVM4dv6U9wQWY AXofewz_5USMSZ9E6A23g
DC ROCKED: CANTOR LOSES PRIMARY (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VIRGINIA_PRIMARY_CANTOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-10-20-05-45)
http://www.drudgereport.com/i/logo9.gif (http://www.drudgereport.com/)

cjm
06-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Is this other guy any better?

Yes, see my sig.

GunnyFreedom
06-10-2014, 06:18 PM
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HOLLYWOOD
06-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Very Proud... some Virginians realize the cancer within the Washington DC beltway... See yah on K-street Cantor!
http://kwout.com/cutout/b/rg/88/pmv_bor.jpg (http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/virginia/)

Virginia Primary Election Results 2014: Live House Map by District , Midterm Races - POLITICO (http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/virginia/)

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 06:18 PM
He posted this a couple weeks ago:
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William R
06-10-2014, 06:20 PM
This should be a wake up call for Rand. Stop with your AMNESTY BS. Rand you are out of touch with the American people on this issue.

ghengis86
06-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Washington Post story from this morning:



More:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/eric-cantor-faces-tea-party-challenge-tuesday/2014/06/10/17da5d20-f092-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html

Wow, what a completely bullshit article.

TN_VOL
06-10-2014, 06:21 PM
Yeah I never could stand that guy.

Vanguard101
06-10-2014, 06:24 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/eric-cantor-loses-primary-tea-party-challenger-huge/story?id=24081609

Team Liberty WON

juleswin
06-10-2014, 06:26 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/eric-cantor-loses-primary-tea-party-challenger-huge/story?id=24081609

Team Liberty WON

I know, cos usually its just some idiot republicans claiming tea party creds that wins as tea party

HOLLYWOOD
06-10-2014, 06:26 PM
Take Notes Primary Liberty Tea candidates vs. Establishment GOProgressives

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 06:28 PM
Cantor's concession speech is on MSNBC right now.

Edit: over now

ONUV
06-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Brat may not be perfect but it sounds like he's A LOT better than cantor.

hardrightedge
06-10-2014, 06:29 PM
lol...His wife looks crushed

ghengis86
06-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Cantor's concession speech is on MSNBC right now.

Edit: over now

Hahaha! Way to go, tool!

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Washington Post story from this morning:


A conservative challenger is expected to fall far short of defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in Tuesday’s congressional primary. Disorganization and poor funding have stymied the campaign of tea party activist David Brat, even as he tapped into conservative resentment toward a party leader who has been courting the Republican right for years.

Brat, an economics professor, simply failed to show up to D.C. meetings with powerful conservative agitators last month, citing upcoming finals. He only had $40,000 in the bank at the end of March, according to first quarter filings. Cantor had $2 million.

...

More:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/eric-cantor-faces-tea-party-challenge-tuesday/2014/06/10/17da5d20-f092-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html

Washington Post has now deleted this article.

AuH20
06-10-2014, 06:38 PM
Down goes Goldman Sachs!!! LOL

GunnyFreedom
06-10-2014, 06:39 PM
lol...His wife looks crushed

Ha! I guess if she had political aspirations for her husband then she shouldn't have married a Neocon GOP Progressive warmonger control freak.

GunnyFreedom
06-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Washington Post has now deleted this article.

LOL typical

Lucille
06-10-2014, 06:40 PM
Brat may not be perfect but it sounds like he's A LOT better than cantor.

He's not bad at all! Not sure about his foreign policy though.

http://davebratforcongress.com/issues/

Petar
06-10-2014, 06:44 PM
hellz yeah

kathy88
06-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Wow!!!!! Good news finally!!!

amy31416
06-10-2014, 06:53 PM
WHAAAAT??!!

Fantastic!

jkob
06-10-2014, 06:54 PM
http://i59.tinypic.com/i525xz.gif

You're next Boehner!

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 06:57 PM
Dave Brat's speech is on MSNBC now.

angelatc
06-10-2014, 06:58 PM
This is awesome! The establishment is not happy tonight!!!!

AuH20
06-10-2014, 06:58 PM
This is awesome! The establishment is not happy tonight!!!!

Wall Street can't be happy. They raised tons of money for this shill.

jkr
06-10-2014, 07:01 PM
Wall Street can't be happy. They WASTED tons of money for this shill.

FIFY

amy31416
06-10-2014, 07:02 PM
This is seriously amazing--and I had no idea it was even a possibility!

!!!!!!!!!!

robert9712000
06-10-2014, 07:02 PM
Is it possible for cantor to run independent in the general? seems alot of establishment do that if they lose to destroy their party nominee's chance.

NoOneButPaul
06-10-2014, 07:03 PM
OMFG!!!!!!!

FRONT PAGE IT!!!!!

THIS IS AMAZING! Again, just goes to show the vote is not rigged. Your voice matters!!!

HOLY MOTHER FUCK!!!!!!

vita3
06-10-2014, 07:03 PM
About time a fraud from the GOP got voted out. Hope the new guy is legit

Henry Rogue
06-10-2014, 07:04 PM
Finally, some good news. :)

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 07:04 PM
Is it possible for cantor to run independent in the general? seems alot of establishment do that if they lose to destroy their party nominee's chance.

No, but he can run a write in.

thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 07:06 PM
No, but he can run a write in.

If he tries, he and anyone associated with that effort will be excommunicated from the RPV for good. There's no second chance for Cantor here, he's done.

tsai3904
06-10-2014, 07:06 PM
About time a fraud from the GOP got voted out. Hope the new guy is legit

He used the Liberty For All scorecard as an attack on Cantor. Liberty For All is as good as it gets.

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HOLLYWOOD
06-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Here's a statistic to remember... Eric Cantor HOUSE MAJORITY leader, Cantor raised 41 Times more campaign money and is the first sitting House Majority leader to be defeated since 1899. There is hope after all Obi-Wan Kenobi

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/sm/f0005918.gif


Now here's the divide and "differences bullshit" from Marxist Media Huffington Post:

http://kwout.com/cutout/8/ze/ww/dc3_bor.jpg

thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 07:08 PM
Brat will listen to us. I can't say how I know other than to say I was deeply involved in making this happen, and this is possibly the proudest moment of my life and the culmination of decades of liberty activism.

AuH20
06-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Cantor's #1 donor. Read this snippet:


Blackstone was founded in 1985 as a mergers and acquisitions boutique by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman, who had previously worked together at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc.

NoOneButPaul
06-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Holy Crap if we can get Graham out.... God damn what a great night!

Brian4Liberty
06-10-2014, 07:13 PM
The neoconservatives on Fox are spinning this like crazy. But, but, but Eric Cantor is a good conservative, how can this happen?

CaseyJones
06-10-2014, 07:15 PM
promoted to front page

axiomata
06-10-2014, 07:18 PM
Washington Post story from this morning:



More:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/eric-cantor-faces-tea-party-challenge-tuesday/2014/06/10/17da5d20-f092-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html

The original story has to be cached somewhere on the internet. I want to read it in full.

angelatc
06-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Liberals change their story.

Was: TEA Party is dead.
Now: TEA Party hates Jews. (http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/left-pivots-from-tea-party-is-dead-to-tea-party-hates-jews-after-cantor-loses/)

dillo
06-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Its funny I was sitting on the couch watching this and had an epiphany, the establishment was and is fighting a different war. They realized that by hijacking the tea party and terms like grassroots that they can effectively box out true limited government types even more. Look at the idiots that are being labeled tea party now, they are basically all neo-cons.

thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 07:27 PM
Here's a statistic to remember... Eric Cantor HOUSE MAJORITY leader, Cantor raised 41 Times more campaign money and is the first sitting House Majority leader to be defeated since 1899. There is hope after all Obi-Wan Kenobi

And the first EVER to be taken out in his own party's primary.

Brian4Liberty
06-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Liberals change their story.

Was: TEA Party is dead.
Now: TEA Party hates Jews. (http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/left-pivots-from-tea-party-is-dead-to-tea-party-hates-jews-after-cantor-loses/)

But I thought it was a war on women?

nobody's_hero
06-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Washington Post has now deleted this article.

Hahahah. The newzzzz can't allow itself to be wrong.

Nic
06-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Dave Brat will be one of our best congressmen when he wins in November. Let's get behind him!

KCIndy
06-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Washington Post has now deleted this article.

Down the memory hole ala Orwell.... nice to know where the Post stands on intellectual honesty.

HOLLYWOOD
06-10-2014, 07:40 PM
GESUS... FOX NEWS with Megan Kelly and the Propaganda Savants are spinning this upset over establishment crony Eric Cantor as the following;


FOX scum Brit Hume, "The TEA PARTY organizations that we heard of, didn't support Brat in anyway. Laura Ingram did, look at Ann Coulter Mark Levine on the radio supporting you(Brat) That's worth a lot. In fact, if somebody said, Would you rather have FreedomsWorks behind you or any of those 3 Radio talk show hosts and their plugs for you day by day, I know what my choice would be. I think we know something about how this happened. Those 3 people in the right place, the right constituiency, those people hold real power. Megan, "Power of Talk Radio Brit"" :rolleyes:

FOX establishment whore Bret "Eddie Haskel" Baer, "It's not just talk radio, we are focusing on Immigration Reform, using that against Eric Cantor." :rolleyes:

5 minutes later... Dave Brat video running with him in Washington DC, from May 2014, with banner: "TEA PARTY WINNER OF VA GOP PRIMARY"

Brit Hume = Establishment Media Scum

CaptUSA
06-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Ok, this gives us a good opportunity, but now we have to support this guy. I don't know much about him, but if he loses in the general it will be bad news. We have got to make him win!

thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Dave Brat will be one of our best congressmen when he wins in November. Let's get behind him!

I can confirm this. There is not a single person here who will end up regretting support of Dave Brat. He's not Ron Paul, but he could potentially be one, one day.

johnrocks
06-10-2014, 07:45 PM
So glad to see Cantor go, how is this guy on foreign policy and national security issues, is he more in line with us or McCain?

nobody's_hero
06-10-2014, 07:46 PM
I can confirm this. There is not a single person here who will end up regretting support of Dave Brat. He's not Ron Paul, but he could potentially be one, one day.

He'd better go up there and hang out with Massie and Amash. They should set up a welcome party and befriend him before D.C. does.

cjm
06-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Ok, this gives us a good opportunity, but now we have to support this guy. I don't know much about him, but if he loses in the general it will be bad news. We have got to make him win!

Moneybomb.

AuH20
06-10-2014, 07:51 PM
http://www.vox.com/2014/6/10/5798554/eric-cantors-loss-is-bad-news-for-the-nsa

KCIndy
06-10-2014, 07:55 PM
Moneybomb.

I would be in for a few bucks. After all, anyone who can come up with that quote in your sig certainly has his heart and head in the right place.

CaptUSA
06-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Moneybomb.

Yep. lets do this.

eleganz
06-10-2014, 07:59 PM
Activists trained by Leadership Institute played a role in this, Brat was outspent 25-1 by Cantor. What a major victory for the anti-establishment.

HOLLYWOOD
06-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Now I've heard it all...

MSNBC statement on the Dave Brat victory over Eric Cantor between Rachel Maddow and Virginia-Pilot reporter Julian Walker, "Democrat Trammel is not running against a incumbent, he's Insurgent TEA PARTY with Mr. Brat." "It's more of a wide open contest now, presumably..." :rolleyes:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1Ok8hPc5o1c/UsF1ftr1rvI/AAAAAAAARbc/vco8oT1pBJg/s640/mslsd.png

Deborah K
06-10-2014, 08:03 PM
GESUS... FOX NEWS with Megan Kelly and the Propaganda Savants are spinning this upset over establishment crony Eric Cantor as the following;


FOX scum Brit Hume, "The TEA PARTY organizations that we heard of, didn't support Brat in anyway. Laura Ingram did, look at Ann Coulter Mark Levine on the radio supporting you(Brat) That's worth a lot. In fact, if somebody said, Would you rather have FreedomsWorks behind you or any of those 3 Radio talk show hosts and their plugs for you day by day, I know what my choice would be. I think we know something about how this happened. Those 3 people in the right place, the right constituiency, those people hold real power. Megan, "Power of Talk Radio Brit"" :rolleyes:

FOX establishment whore Bret "Eddie Haskel" Baer, "It's not just talk radio, we are focusing on Immigration Reform, using that against Eric Cantor." :rolleyes:

5 minutes later... Dave Brat video running with him in Washington DC, from May 2014, with banner: "TEA PARTY WINNER OF VA GOP PRIMARY"

Brit Hume = Establishment Media Scum

I always thought he looked like Beaver Cleaver.

Here's the Beav:

http://i60.tinypic.com/90234g.jpg


http://i62.tinypic.com/zirmld.jpg

green73
06-10-2014, 08:04 PM
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green73
06-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Double post. They were trying to tell me I was banned or something...

devil21
06-10-2014, 08:07 PM
I don't know much about Brat but anytime an avowed Israel-firster like Cantor loses it is a good day. :cool:

NoOneButPaul
06-10-2014, 08:08 PM
NeoCons trying to make this all about immigration and they're totally ignoring the NSA part of it...

devil21
06-10-2014, 08:09 PM
http://www.davebratforcongress.com

His website is super slow from too much traffic. Issues page looks pretty good!

FSP-Rebel
06-10-2014, 08:11 PM
http://i60.tinypic.com/30a4zeh.jpg
God has answered one of my prayers. I'm ready to spend some money!! Start a new thread and let the games begin!

Edit, on 2nd thought perhaps we should wait til tomorrow so their site can free up some traffic.

Deborah K
06-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Holy Crap if we can get Graham out.... God damn what a great night!

And Reid!!!

(in two years but still!! He needs to go!!)

timreichstein
06-10-2014, 08:15 PM
My dem friend got all feisty with me when I thumbed up a Facebook post of his about this. He turned it into a debate about electability...I told him I could care less about electability since establishment GOP = Dem in my book.

Told him to calm down and let us enjoy our one night of agreeing about something political.

cindy25
06-10-2014, 08:16 PM
great news, but it would have been better if Rand had taken some risk, and supported him

FSP-Rebel
06-10-2014, 08:17 PM
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angelatc
06-10-2014, 08:18 PM
Now I've heard it all...

MSNBC statement on the Dave Brat victory over Eric Cantor between Rachel Maddow and Virginia-Pilot reporter Julian Walker, "Democrat Trammel is not running against a incumbent, he's Insurgent TEA PARTY with Mr. Brat." "It's more of a wide open contest now, presumably..." :rolleyes:



This is pretty true. The establishment Republicans would rather see a Democrat in this seat than a TEA Party / Liberty Republican, especially because they are not in any danger of losing the House.

If Brat wants to win this, he is going to need the Palin / Paul / Lee / Cruz type candidates coming in to campaign for him, because the butthurt establishment is NOT going to help him at all.

green73
06-10-2014, 08:19 PM
great news, but it would have been better if Rand had taken some risk, and supported him

Wait. He didn't?

Hmm. I'm sure it's all part of some grand master plan. It's for the best. :cool:

green73
06-10-2014, 08:21 PM
great news, but it would have been better if Rand had taken some risk, and supported him

He can't be right all the time. McConnell won after all. :)

Southron
06-10-2014, 08:22 PM
Didn't this guy run hard on being anti-amnesty?

thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 08:23 PM
He'd better go up there and hang out with Massie and Amash. They should set up a welcome party and befriend him before D.C. does.

The guy just got slimed to high heaven by the mustered forces of the establishment. Not only has he no love for them, but he knows they can be beaten.

cjm
06-10-2014, 08:24 PM
Moneybomb.


I would be in for a few bucks. After all, anyone who can come up with that quote in your sig certainly has his heart and head in the right place.


Yep. lets do this.

So how does this work? Pick a theme and a date and let it happen organically?

I vote for "Irrelevant Washington" as the theme and Independence Day weekend for the date(s).

I'm saving my nickels now.

KCIndy
06-10-2014, 08:24 PM
My dem friend got all feisty with me when I thumbed up a Facebook post of his about this. He turned it into a debate about electability...I told him I could care less about electability since establishment GOP = Dem in my book.

Told him to calm down and let us enjoy our one night of agreeing about something political.


It's always nice to find some common ground! :) Hopefully one of these days your friend will "get it" and realize what you're saying is true: 99% of Republicans and Democrats are the same ol' pestilential critter.

Mr.NoSmile
06-10-2014, 08:26 PM
He'd better go up there and hang out with Massie and Amash. They should set up a welcome party and befriend him before D.C. does.

That'll only isolate him even quicker. Bad enough that the powers that be already don't want him, but he goes palling around with two select Congressmen, one of whom lost his committee assignments, probably won't let him get anything done.

unknown
06-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Go Virginia.

Gives me hope for the future.

nobody's_hero
06-10-2014, 08:29 PM
That'll only isolate him even quicker. Bad enough that the powers that be already don't want him, but he goes palling around with two select Congressmen, one of whom lost his committee assignments, probably won't let him get anything done.

They aren't going to "let" us do anything. There's no probably about it, lol.

Even Massie was able to sneak hemp reform into a bill.

KCIndy
06-10-2014, 08:29 PM
This is pretty true. The establishment Republicans would rather see a Democrat in this seat than a TEA Party / Liberty Republican, especially because they are not in any danger of losing the House.

If Brat wants to win this, he is going to need the Palin / Paul / Lee / Cruz type candidates coming in to campaign for him, because the butthurt establishment is NOT going to help him at all.


Not only are they not going to help him, I would guess they're already actively looking for ways to kick stumbling blocks in front of the guy. Both political parties are pretty rough on anyone who crosses them.... sort of like the Mafia.

Mr.NoSmile
06-10-2014, 08:36 PM
They aren't going to "let" us do anything. There's no probably about it, lol.

Even Massie was able to sneak hemp reform into a bill.

Point is, cozying up to the two folks that people here like won't do him any favors to the rest of the folks he has to work with. He ran for Congress, not Congressman of RonPaulForums.

supermario21
06-10-2014, 08:38 PM
This is great stuff. The establishment is totally freaking out...


Robert Costa ‏@costareports 1m
I'm on phone now w/ Peter King of NY, who says he wonders if the party is crumbling on the whole



Robert Costa ‏@costareports 2m
Peter King to Post: “I don’t know where we go now as a party. I’m very concerned that we may go all the way to the right."

ClydeCoulter
06-10-2014, 08:40 PM
Are :D in order...? Yes, I think :D's are in order, so....:D :D :D

thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 08:41 PM
Didn't this guy run hard on being anti-amnesty?

More accurately, he ran hard on being pro Rule of Law.

CaseyJones
06-10-2014, 08:43 PM
So how does this work? Pick a theme and a date and let it happen organically?

I vote for "Irrelevant Washington" as the theme and Independence Day weekend for the date(s).

I'm saving my nickels now.

no it does not happen organically and thats the mistake people keep on making, it takes at least two months of promotion and telling 20 times the people you hope will donate to achieve a successful moneybomb with 100s promoting

CaseyJones
06-10-2014, 08:44 PM
yes you need a theme, you need artwork you need a message well written and delivered

Spikender
06-10-2014, 08:47 PM
YEEEEEEEHAAAAAAW!

I'M SO DAMN HAPPY THAT MY DISTRICT VOTED THE SCUMBAG CANTOR OUT!

VOTED AT FOUR PM TODAY FOR MY MAN DAVE BRAT I'VE GOT THE BIGGEST SMILE ON MY FACE!

HELL YES!

Finally, I read something on this forum that makes me happy for once!

mosquitobite
06-10-2014, 08:48 PM
yes you need a theme, you need artwork you need a message well written and delivered
Establishment Strikes Back from Amash was a good one.

cjm
06-10-2014, 08:48 PM
This is great stuff. The establishment is totally freaking out...


Robert Costa ‏@costareports 1m
I'm on phone now w/ Peter King of NY, who says he wonders if the party is crumbling on the whole



The key takeaway there is "of NY." I've read about the broken bones, the walk-outs, and other difficulties around the country, but things work a bit differently here in Virginia. I'm not saying that tea party/liberty folks and establishment/old-guard folks are always walking hand-in-hand down the street, but we're finding our way and not crumbling as a party here in Virginia. I would characterize RPV challenges as "growing pains."

FSP-Rebel
06-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Guys, Can you comprehend what kind of edge this gives Tom McMillin up here in MI? Amash is probably doing shots right now.

supermario21
06-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Guys, another great nugget. Brat's campaign manager was a 23 year old Austrian econ geek. Great candidate.

https://twitter.com/ZacharyWerrell

Matt Collins
06-10-2014, 08:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deFDXYdF2g4&feature=youtu.be

mosquitobite
06-10-2014, 08:54 PM
Guys, another great nugget. Brat's campaign manager was a 23 year old Austrian econ geek. Great candidate.

https://twitter.com/ZacharyWerrell

Yes but they were outspent 25 to 1. They didn't know how to fundraise. Need more direct mail. < / sarcasm>

Matt Collins
06-10-2014, 09:06 PM
1 down...
...how many to go???

You only need to do this a few times before everyone else shapes up and starts behaving.

Origanalist
06-10-2014, 09:06 PM
So how does this work? Pick a theme and a date and let it happen organically?

I vote for "Irrelevant Washington" as the theme and Independence Day weekend for the date(s).

I'm saving my nickels now.

I don't know either, but I'm in for this one.

Matt Collins
06-10-2014, 09:07 PM
Ha! I guess if she had political aspirations for her husband then she shouldn't have married a Neocon GOP Progressive warmonger control freak.
Well he'll be making a lot more money now.

Matt Collins
06-10-2014, 09:09 PM
This is seriously amazing--and I had no idea it was even a possibility!

!!!!!!!!!!
By all metrics, it wasn't a possibility. The national groups didn't camp out in this district AFAIK. That's what makes this so huge. :D



I just wish it wasn't over the immigration issue :(

cjm
06-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Dave Brat Talks Big Victory on Hannity: 'It's a Miracle'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OXwFlod0KA

ETA: Brat makes a reference to the Republican party creed here in Virginia. For those that are not familiar with it:



We Believe:

That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,

That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,

That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,

That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,

That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,

That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the
moral fiber of the Nation.

axiomata
06-10-2014, 09:14 PM
[QUOTE=supermario21;5560860]Guys, another great nugget. Brat's campaign manager was a 23 year old Austrian econ geek. Great candidate.

https://twitter.com/ZacharyWerrell[/QUOTEIs it weird that I listen to 'Human Action: a Treatise on Economics' on tape while playing video games? Sorry team @kendallcarrie
6:30pm - 16 Nov 13

thoughtomator
06-10-2014, 09:16 PM
By all metrics, it wasn't a possibility. The national groups didn't camp out in this district AFAIK. That's what makes this so huge. :D

Just four days ago you can see from the comments here that few people thought it was a realistic possibility, even after the last poll showed Cantor at only 40% support.
http://thebullelephant.com/cantor-verge-historic-primary-loss/




I just wish it wasn't over the immigration issue :(

Let's use words that ring true, and call it an invasion issue, because that's what it is. Being libertarian doesn't mean being dimwitted enough to open the gates for barbarians to overrun the country.

If you all want to debate that issue, do it on another thread please. This is the hell-yeah-historic-victory thread.

GunnyFreedom
06-10-2014, 09:22 PM
Point is, cozying up to the two folks that people here like won't do him any favors to the rest of the folks he has to work with. He ran for Congress, not Congressman of RonPaulForums.

Doesn't matter. If he actually pushes the policies he claims, he will be just as alienated as if he wore a Ron Paul mask around Congress. He may as well seek out allies up front.

Pauls' Revere
06-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Wow, now we wait for Lindsey Graham to fall. This is going to be a day to remember if it happens.

and McCain

LibertyEagle
06-10-2014, 09:35 PM
This should be a wake up call for Rand. Stop with your AMNESTY BS. Rand you are out of touch with the American people on this issue.

Pray tell, when has he promoted amnesty?

supermario21
06-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Brat's chief of staff also volunteered for Ron Paul's campaign in 2008 and 2012. Not only was this a great steal, but it seems like Brat might actually be closer to Ron's ideas than most "Tea Party" candidates.

https://www.facebook.com/zacharywerrell/info

HOLLYWOOD
06-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Brat's chief of staff also volunteered for Ron Paul's campaign in 2008 and 2012. Not only was this a great steal, but it seems like Brat might actually be closer to Ron's ideas than most "Tea Party" candidates.

https://www.facebook.com/zacharywerrell/info VERY KEWL :cool:

timreichstein
06-10-2014, 09:50 PM
This is similar to Amash coming from nowhere to now being the best liberty member of the house.

Matt Collins
06-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Let's use words that ring true, and call it an invasion issue, because that's what it is. Being libertarian doesn't mean being dimwitted enough to open the gates for barbarians to overrun the country.First off, most illegal immigrants are not "barbarians" :rolleyes:


illegal immigration can be a divisive issue among the liberty / conservative crowd.

Some people think that it is a form of trespassing and breaking of the rule of law.

Other people think that the government should not be able to regulate the supply curves of labor.


I agree with both positions.

ClydeCoulter
06-10-2014, 09:56 PM
First off, most illegal immigrants are not "barbarians" :rolleyes:


illegal immigration can be a divisive issue among the liberty / conservative crowd.

Some people think that it is a form of trespassing and breaking of the rule of law.

Other people think that the government should not be able to regulate the supply curves of labor.


I agree with both positions.

Wow. I think I agree with you. hmmmmm.

DFF
06-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Great news!

One Neocon down, many more to go! :)

cjm
06-10-2014, 10:20 PM
Dave Brat reacts to his shocking win over Eric Cantor


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAIAopx2jgQ

Occam's Banana
06-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Are :D in order...? Yes, I think :D's are in order, so....:D :D :D

House Majority Leader & all-around Establishment hack goes down in flames? ...

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BesyXoDIgAAaaFJ.jpg:large

Occam's Banana
06-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Washington Post story from this morning:


A conservative challenger is expected to fall far short of defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in Tuesday’s congressional primary. Disorganization and poor funding have stymied the campaign of tea party activist David Brat, even as he tapped into conservative resentment toward a party leader who has been courting the Republican right for years.

Brat, an economics professor, simply failed to show up to D.C. meetings with powerful conservative agitators last month, citing upcoming finals. He only had $40,000 in the bank at the end of March, according to first quarter filings. Cantor had $2 million.

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/eric-cantor-faces-tea-party-challenge-tuesday/2014/06/10/17da5d20-f092-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html


Washington Post has now deleted this article.

Looks like they "updated" the article by changing the title and replacing big chunks of it (the bits that turned out to be embarrassingly wrong, at least).

Get a load of this from the new text they added:


Cantor quickly exited the ballroom [after making his concession address] for a waiting SUV, ignoring questions from reporters.

But to add to the drama of the evening, after Cantor left, immigration activists stormed the ballroom, screaming and waving a flag. “What do we want? Immigration reform! When do we want it? Now!”

A Spanish-speaking hotel employee took the microphone Cantor had used and told the protestors in Spanish that the police were on their way.

I wonder if the Monty Python gang could make this stuff up ...

fr33
06-10-2014, 10:41 PM
How Big Money failed to rescue Eric Cantor (http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/2014-virginia-primary-big-money-eric-cantor-107699.html)

Anti Federalist
06-10-2014, 10:48 PM
Washington Post has now deleted this article.

And this is why we post the article...

DFF
06-10-2014, 11:05 PM
Here's a statistic to remember... Eric Cantor HOUSE MAJORITY leader, Cantor raised 41 Times more campaign money and is the first sitting House Majority leader to be defeated since 1899. There is hope after all Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The people are greater than all that hot Wall Street money. This "upset" proves it.

John F Kennedy III
06-11-2014, 12:07 AM
Now we just need to vote that traitor Rand out.

Spikender
06-11-2014, 12:15 AM
Now we just need to vote that traitor Rand out.

Officially Post of the Day.

NewRightLibertarian
06-11-2014, 12:45 AM
Dave Brat will be one of our best congressmen when he wins in November. Let's get behind him!

If he's not too hawkish, he could be pretty good. Definitely way better than Cantor. It puts the establishment on notice too.

CPUd
06-11-2014, 12:50 AM
Justin Amash for Majority Leader!

Lord Xar
06-11-2014, 01:01 AM
Was DIEBOLD out of service?

devil21
06-11-2014, 01:33 AM
What I want to know is how I have never heard of Dave Brat before today. Not even on RPF. He's not even listed in the Liberty Candidates for Congress thread! And he beats Cantor?

I keep my ear to the ground yet have never heard of him until today and he ran in a neighboring state. Wow. Gotta ponder this one. His grassroots door-to-door strategy apparently won.


I agree with both positions.

Spoken like a true politician.

Hey Matt, are you still sure that direct mail and treating every state the same, f retail politics, is the winning strategy?? This thread here is DEFINITELY worth the read.
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?451395-Thom-Tillis-Wins

NorfolkPCSolutions
06-11-2014, 01:38 AM
I love this, from the rewritten WaPo article that's been spoken of in this thread.

On Capitol Hill, Cantor’s defeat will create enormous uncertainty in the House. Cantor, 51, had been considered the next generation’s GOP leader, who would take over for House Speaker John A. Boehner (Ohio) when Boehner, 64, retired. In a caucus deeply divided between establishment Republicans and fire-breathing conservatives, these were the two who had shown some ability to keep order.

Now, there is no heir. And there may be no order.

Finally, a clear example of how smart those architects of Liberty were back in the 18th century. Asshole congressman ignores the will of the people? If enough people are pissed off enough, they can make changes in their government. Granted, this is a small change - a symbolic victory - but tonight I feel as though those folks around Richmond deserve a big pat on the back.

Fuck the old order. They don't speak for any of us citizens, only the guys with the fattest wallets. I hope this scares the shit out of the GOP!

enhanced_deficit
06-11-2014, 01:44 AM
The only Jewish-Republican who was leader of GOP House has been taken out by Tea Party?

This is big shock and spells bad news for US tax payers aid to blowback cntributing foreign welfare states living on US tax payers handouts.


Cantor: Take Israel out of foreign aid

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Republican Congress would seek to remove funding for Israel from the foreign operations budget, a GOP leader said. U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican whip and the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives, told JTA that a GOP-led House would seek to defund nations that do not share U.S. interests, even if it meant rejecting the president’s foreign operations budget.
Cantor, of Virginia, said he wants to protect funding for Israel should that situation arise.
"Part of the dilemma is that Israel has been put in the overall foreign aid looping," he said when asked about the increasing tendency of Republicans in recent years to vote against foreign operations appropriations. "I’m hoping we can see some kind of separation in terms of tax dollars going to Israel."

Read more: http://www.jta.org/2010/10/24/news-opinion/united-states/cantor-take-israel-out-of-foreign-aid (http://www.jta.org/2010/10/24/news-opinion/united-states/cantor-take-israel-out-of-foreign-aid#ixzz34JXio8LW)




Related

Eric Cantor To Lead Twenty-Six House Republicans on AIPAC Trip to Israel (http://http://forward.com/articles/181955/eric-cantor-to-lead-twenty-six-house-republicans-o/)

enhanced_deficit
06-11-2014, 02:16 AM
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSP8gWwsvgWtmseycx7jVM4dv6U9wQWY AXofewz_5USMSZ9E6A23g
DC ROCKED: CANTOR LOSES PRIMARY (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VIRGINIA_PRIMARY_CANTOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-10-20-05-45)
http://www.drudgereport.com/i/logo9.gif (http://www.drudgereport.com/)



Disgraced SWC dronegangsta's Droneking's kiss of death..it seems.

Hyperion
06-11-2014, 04:11 AM
Peter King and AIPAC had a bad night. That means it was a good evening.

UtahApocalypse
06-11-2014, 05:04 AM
Ok, this gives us a good opportunity, but now we have to support this guy. I don't know much about him, but if he loses in the general it will be bad news. We have got to make him win!

This ^^^ We have work to do. This guy may have just became priority number one for liberty this election. If he loses then its back to "you can't win" for all liberty candidates. We have to set the record straight, that liberty can and will always prevail;.


What I want to know is how I have never heard of Dave Brat before today. Not even on RPF. He's not even listed in the Liberty Candidates for Congress thread! And he beats Cantor?

I keep my ear to the ground yet have never heard of him until today and he ran in a neighboring state. Wow. Gotta ponder this one. His grassroots door-to-door strategy apparently won.



This is the part that stuns me (along with almost everyone) What can we learn from this though? This guy ran a small campaign and kept it local. What ese though/ there has to be more to the story. Were the commercials? debates? anything? Did door-to-door seriously do it? What did his literature look like?

Bern
06-11-2014, 06:09 AM
Can anyone give me a quick summary of reasons why Cantor needed to go? I don't seem to remember anything specific about him.

EBounding
06-11-2014, 06:19 AM
Will he run as an Independent though (a la Lieberman)?

eduardo89
06-11-2014, 06:39 AM
Now we just need to vote that traitor Rand out.

You win the Most Idiotic Post of the Year Award. Your prize is a neg rep.

cjm
06-11-2014, 06:43 AM
Dave Brat Defeats Cantor Victory Speech


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye5SIiQRy0Y

ghengis86
06-11-2014, 06:53 AM
Will he run as an Independent though (a la Lieberman)?

I think VA has a "sore loser law" that prohibits a losing primary candidate from being on the election ballot. So he can't pull that shit; but as a write-in candidate? Possibly. I don't know.

Peace&Freedom
06-11-2014, 07:10 AM
What I want to know is how I have never heard of Dave Brat before today. Not even on RPF. He's not even listed in the Liberty Candidates for Congress thread! And he beats Cantor?

I keep my ear to the ground yet have never heard of him until today and he ran in a neighboring state. Wow. Gotta ponder this one. His grassroots door-to-door strategy apparently won.


We hadn't heard of him because we haven't tried hard enough to build or maintain our alliances with grassroots un-aligned Tea Party people, who clearly are still out there, and want to primary most of the same guys we want out of office. Have we bought into the MSM's narrative that the Tea Party was finished, or too co-opted to be salvaged?

Time to re-program ourselves. Think, let's locally forge a coalition of CFL, LP, CP and TP forces wherever we can, and stay in touch with each other as an activist base or voting bloc. Then let's win some primaries and elections!

Carlybee
06-11-2014, 07:43 AM
This ^^^ We have work to do. This guy may have just became priority number one for liberty this election. If he loses then its back to "you can't win" for all liberty candidates. We have to set the record straight, that liberty can and will always prevail;.




This is the part that stuns me (along with almost everyone) What can we learn from this though? This guy ran a small campaign and kept it local. What ese though/ there has to be more to the story. Were the commercials? debates? anything? Did door-to-door seriously do it? What did his literature look like?


Supposedly he spent a fraction of what Cantor spent but was able to get some free press from people like Laura Ingraham and Beck.

Brian4Liberty
06-11-2014, 07:57 AM
What I want to know is how I have never heard of Dave Brat before today. Not even on RPF. He's not even listed in the Liberty Candidates for Congress thread! And he beats Cantor?

I keep my ear to the ground yet have never heard of him until today and he ran in a neighboring state. Wow. Gotta ponder this one. His grassroots door-to-door strategy apparently won.



Spoken like a true politician.

Hey Matt, are you still sure that direct mail and treating every state the same, f retail politics, is the winning strategy?? This thread here is DEFINITELY worth the read.
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?451395-Thom-Tillis-Wins


We hadn't heard of him because we haven't tried hard enough to build or maintain our alliances with grassroots un-aligned Tea Party people, who clearly are still out there, and want to primary most of the same guys we want out of office. Have we bought into the MSM's narrative that the Tea Party was finished, or too co-opted to be salvaged?

Time to re-program ourselves. Think, let's locally forge a coalition of CFL, LP, CP and TP forces wherever we can, and stay in touch with each other as an activist base or voting bloc. Then let's win some primaries and elections!

Come on guys, pay attention! ;)

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?452589-David-Brat-takes-on-Eric-Cantor

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?444554-Campaign-Evaluation-Dave-Brat-%28U-S-House-VA-7%29

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?452876-Will-Virginia-GOPs-be-fooled

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?447764-Virginia-GOP-grassroots-in-open-revolt

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?447982-Eric-Cantor-Bankrupting-the-Virginia-Republican-Party-to-Take-Control

Matt Collins
06-11-2014, 08:17 AM
Can anyone give me a quick summary of reasons why Cantor needed to go? I don't seem to remember anything specific about him.

This is everything you need to know about him:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/freedomindex/profile.php?id=C001046

Deborah K
06-11-2014, 08:29 AM
This ^^^ We have work to do. This guy may have just became priority number one for liberty this election. If he loses then its back to "you can't win" for all liberty candidates. We have to set the record straight, that liberty can and will always prevail;.

This is the part that stuns me (along with almost everyone) What can we learn from this though? This guy ran a small campaign and kept it local. What ese though/ there has to be more to the story. Were the commercials? debates? anything? Did door-to-door seriously do it? What did his literature look like?

I think it matters that Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, and Mark Levin were behind him. Also, people in general, don't want immigration reform a la amnesty.

angelatc
06-11-2014, 09:18 AM
This is great stuff. The establishment is totally freaking out...


Robert Costa ‏@costareports 1m
I'm on phone now w/ Peter King of NY, who says he wonders if the party is crumbling on the whole



Robert Costa ‏@costareports 2m
Peter King to Post: “I don’t know where we go now as a party. I’m very concerned that we may go all the way to the right."

Hysterical. So, TEA/libertarian-types are too liberal and do not belong in the King version of the GOP. But when they win elections, he worries that they will drag the party to the far right.

Pete King does not see himself as the far right. Bizarro-land.

HOLLYWOOD
06-11-2014, 09:25 AM
I think VA has a "sore loser law" that prohibits a losing primary candidate from being on the election ballot. So he can't pull that shit; but as a write-in candidate? Possibly. I don't know.You're correct, there is a 'Sore Loser' law that prevents Cantor from running 3rd party. He is out.


Hysterical. So, TEA/libertarian-types are too liberal and do not belong in the King version of the GOP. But when they win elections, he worries that they will drag the party to the far right.

Pete King does not see himself as the far right. Bizarro-land.That's bazaaro, because last night Congressman King stated that, "Brat winning pushes the GOP even further right..."

Maybe rep. Peter King needs to realize just how far left he stands on the ideology scale... (way left)

georgiaboy
06-11-2014, 10:05 AM
bump for awesomeness.

tsai3904
06-11-2014, 10:29 AM
476762170990919680

William Tell
06-11-2014, 10:39 AM
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10458443_10152597001824155_228441533309480526_n.jp g

Bastiat's The Law
06-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Justin Amash for Majority Leader!

Raul Labrador is the logical choice and he has a great shot at winning!

Giuliani was there on 911
06-11-2014, 11:59 AM
in your FACE traitor

this shoulda happened to bonner...

I think it's unfair to call him a traitor, he's very loyal to Israel

GunnyFreedom
06-11-2014, 12:08 PM
I think I saw a breaking news flash by on the phone...Cantor is resigning as majority leader?

Lol really? So he lost the primary and now he wants to take his ball and go home with only a couple months left in the Session?

So he gets evicted for a new tenant and his response is to try and burn the joint to the ground???

nobody is going to pick up the job well in just 30 days, and if actually important business came before Congress (I know, I know) it's gonna be like Keystone Kops up there. Lmao!

Carlybee
06-11-2014, 12:09 PM
My neocon boss just said "we better not lose that seat because of this". In other words votes don't matter...they want the establishment pricks anointed.

AuH20
06-11-2014, 12:11 PM
My neocon boss just said "we better not lose that seat because of this". In other words votes don't matter...they want the establishment pricks anointed.

If the seat is poisoned, does it really matter if it has (R) next to the name? Poisons still kills.

CaseyJones
06-11-2014, 12:12 PM
My neocon boss just said "we better not lose that seat because of this". In other words votes don't matter...they want the establishment pricks anointed.

its R+11 iirc so it should be safe

GunnyFreedom
06-11-2014, 12:12 PM
You're correct, there is a 'Sore Loser' law that prevents Cantor from running 3rd party. He is out.

That's bazaaro, because last night Congressman King stated that, "Brat winning pushes the GOP even further right..."

Maybe rep. Peter King needs to realize just how far left he stands on the ideology scale... (way left)

King can never seem himself, since he is just an empty meat puppet with about 5 different hands up his backside. Is he the Rovian King or the Sorosian King today, who knows? :D

nobody's_hero
06-11-2014, 12:13 PM
I think I saw a breaking news flash by on the phone...Cantor is resigning as majority leader?

Lol really? So he lost the primary and now he wants to take his ball and go home with only a couple months left in the Session?

So he gets evicted for a new tenant and his response is to try and burn the joint to the ground???

nobody is going to pick up the job well in just 30 days, and if actually important business came before Congress (I know, I know) it's gonna be like Keystone Kops up there. Lmao!

Nah, they still have Boehner. He'll keep 'em in line till a new Majority leader is crowned, and unless Cantor was the guy in charge of programming the teleprompter, Boehner's not sweating it. Probably planning another purge as I type this.

AuH20
06-11-2014, 12:15 PM
Remember when Cantor threatened Amash?

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/354552/nsa-fight-jonathan-strong


Cantor pressed Amash to withdraw his amendment to stop the National Security Agency from collecting logs of every American’s phone calls and said he would work to provide a vote on the issue in a future bill.

But several of Cantor’s top aides, who were also present, gave what Amash thought was a more threatening overture: There’s bound to be a procedural technicality we can use to kill the amendment, they said, and we’re going to find it.

The meeting, which has not been previously reported, underscores the efforts of some in House leadership to stop the proposal, which was offered as an amendment to the Department of Defense appropriations bill, from coming to a vote, according to documents reviewed by National Review and to interviews with participants.The amendment had already been through the procedural wringer, with the House parliamentarian’s office giving an initial approval that it was “in order” to change its mind only as outside parties, including GOP leadership, weighed in.

Carlybee
06-11-2014, 12:18 PM
The establishment is acting like it's a day of mourning.

Spikender
06-11-2014, 12:25 PM
The establishment is acting like it's a day of mourning.

Good. I finally have a period of peace where I'm not angry and can smile at our latest victory.

Here's to our next one.

Matt Collins
06-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Cantor is resigning as majority leader?

Lol really? So he lost the primary and now he wants to take his ball and go home with only a couple months left in the Session?
He has no power any more, and cannot leverage his position to whip votes by doling out favors or threatening punishment. Therefore he is completely useless in that role.

Carlybee
06-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Good. I finally have a period of peace where I'm not angry and can smile at our latest victory.

Here's to our next one.

Oh I know..I just find it hilarious at the butthurt being shown not only by the establishment but their shills as well. The fact that they feel so in disarray appeals to the anarchist in me.

Pericles
06-11-2014, 01:39 PM
Washington Post Party Organ story from this morning:



More:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/eric-cantor-faces-tea-party-challenge-tuesday/2014/06/10/17da5d20-f092-11e3-bf76-447a5df6411f_story.html

FIFY

NIU Students for Liberty
06-11-2014, 01:49 PM
Where is he on foreign policy?

devil21
06-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Come on guys, pay attention! ;)

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?452589-David-Brat-takes-on-Eric-Cantor

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?444554-Campaign-Evaluation-Dave-Brat-%28U-S-House-VA-7%29

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?452876-Will-Virginia-GOPs-be-fooled

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?447764-Virginia-GOP-grassroots-in-open-revolt

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?447982-Eric-Cantor-Bankrupting-the-Virginia-Republican-Party-to-Take-Control

Fair enough but it also demonstrates that having small threads spread all over the entire forum (thanks to RPF being subforum'ed to death in the last year) means those threads get lost in the shuffle.

cjm
06-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Where is he on foreign policy?

http://davebratforcongress.com/issues/


National Security/Foreign Policy
Ronald Reagan said it best: “Peace through strength.” A strong military is essential to the success of our nation. We must secure our borders, support the Armed Forces, both at home and abroad, and maintain a strong national defense in order to secure our country’s future. In addition, I support a full investigation into the Benghazi attacks.

http://www.campaignforliberty.org/surveys2/?id=156


4. Will you support ending all foreign aid? YES

8. Will you cosponsor legislation such as the American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R. 75 in the 113th Congress) to withdraw the U.S. from the United Nations? YES

10. Will you oppose using military action without a declaration of war? YES

jkr
06-11-2014, 01:56 PM
where is he on the war on americans ( pick which you h8 the most) and will he end the military tactics used in raids without ANY process (let alone "due") and the slaughter & pillage of the peoples of this nation?

bunklocoempire
06-11-2014, 02:07 PM
My neocon boss just said "we better not lose that seat because of this". In other words votes don't matter...they want the establishment pricks anointed.

Fear is an enslaver and killer. Your boss is a well conditioned test subject. :(

devil21
06-11-2014, 02:12 PM
This is the part that stuns me (along with almost everyone) What can we learn from this though? This guy ran a small campaign and kept it local. What ese though/ there has to be more to the story. Were the commercials? debates? anything? Did door-to-door seriously do it? What did his literature look like?

Here's the .pdf campaign flier from his website. It's a mix of plain english on one side and nice graphics on the other. Nothing spectacular though.
Front: http://davebratforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/FlierFront.pdf
Back: http://davebratforcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/FlierBack.pdf

I read that Cantor dodged all debates.

HOLLYWOOD
06-11-2014, 02:43 PM
So Cantor resigns from House leader ONLY BECAUSE, the establishment GOP doesn't want some true representative or TEA PARTY congressman from becoming leader.

Look for that POS John Boehner to pick another establishment insider to lead the House and protect the criminals.

PS: I did post a few times that it was Congressman Eric Cantor that installed the amendment to remove much of the transparency and disclosure of Congress members and family members insider trading stocks, investments, and earmarks to friends and family... aka STOCK ACT.

Not one Media Outlet has reported this on the air... don't forget Cantor's wife, Bankster, Wall Streeter, board of directors, she/Eric has profited.

That should and always be a huge red flag to even the apathetic and lazy public voters. Cantor is a corrupt and conniving racketeering politician and people in a Virginian Congressional district woke up, with the help of a grassroots TEA PARTY candidate wjo exposed the graft and corruption on Capital Hill.

Deborah K
06-11-2014, 02:58 PM
The establishment is acting like it's a day of mourning.

Term limits would solve a lot of this.

Deborah K
06-11-2014, 03:02 PM
Fair enough but it also demonstrates that having small threads spread all over the entire forum (thanks to RPF being subforum'ed to death in the last year) means those threads get lost in the shuffle.

Which, imfbo, would be the best use of the moderators' time, i.e. keep the forums organized. That, and a strictly followed system of banning would make things go a little smoother. Having stated that, I do respect them. They have to put up with such a myriad of shit.

Brian4Liberty
06-11-2014, 03:03 PM
The establishment is acting like it's a day of mourning.

Yeah, SE Cupp, who is supposedly a "conservative" on CNN was lamenting the defeat of Cantor. "He was such a great guy".

BamaAla
06-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Yahoo on the attack already! The campaign manager said crazy things on his facebook, like secession is legitimate, advocated for a precious metal standard, and posted a Lew Rockwell article!

http://news.yahoo.com/brat-campaign-manager-scrubs-facebook-page-after-election-173536113.html


The campaign manager for the tea party-backed Republican who ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in one of the biggest upsets in congressional history is a 23-year-old class of 2013 Haverford College graduate who posted a slew of provocative opinions on a public Facebook page that was removed from view overnight following David Brat's victory.

From comparing George Zimmerman’s shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin to abortion to calling for the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration and encouraging the adoption of the silver monetary standard, Zachary Werrell – one of just two paid staffers for the upstart campaign of Randolph-Macon College economics professor David Brat – sought in 2012 and 2013 to build a public profile as a socially conservative libertarian voice. The Facebook postings were either taken down or made private overnight Tuesday in the wake of Brat's win, but Yahoo News took screenshots of some of the remarks before they were removed from view. A cached version of Werrell's page remained available on Google as of midday Wednesday.

...cont. at link

GunnyFreedom
06-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Fear is an enslaver and killer. Your boss is a well conditioned test subject. :(

Oh my, what movie was that where they said "Fear is the mind-killer"

CaseyJones
06-11-2014, 03:31 PM
Oh my, what movie was that where they said "Fear is the mind-killer"

Dune

GunnyFreedom
06-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Yahoo on the attack already! The campaign manager said crazy things on his facebook, like secession is legitimate, advocated for a precious metal standard, and posted a Lew Rockwell article!

http://news.yahoo.com/brat-campaign-manager-scrubs-facebook-page-after-election-173536113.html
Like a dog returning to its own vomit.

William Tell
06-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Yahoo on the attack already! The campaign manager said crazy things on his facebook, like secession is legitimate, advocated for a precious metal standard, and posted a Lew Rockwell article!

http://news.yahoo.com/brat-campaign-manager-scrubs-facebook-page-after-election-173536113.html

That's awesome, and not at all surprising for a Virginia campaign with "no chance" :D I have high hopes for Brat.

devil21
06-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Yahoo on the attack already! The campaign manager said crazy things on his facebook, like secession is legitimate, advocated for a precious metal standard, and posted a Lew Rockwell article!

http://news.yahoo.com/brat-campaign-manager-scrubs-facebook-page-after-election-173536113.html

The more I see about Werrell, the more I like him! A 23 year old that blogs about sound money and the Fed and beats Eric Cantor? Oh my indeed. I think I just got a man-crush. Perhaps Werrell should be giving election training instead of the CFL?

HOLLYWOOD
06-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Yeah, SE Cupp, who is supposedly a "conservative" on CNN was lamenting the defeat of Cantor. "He was such a great guy".GESUS H Christ... did anyone see the Eric Cantor Press junket on resigning in July?

CNN Dana Bash asked one of the first questions after Cantor's crap.... and it went something like this,

"Congressman Cantor, is the reason that you lost this close race, because you were working too hard, too busy here in Congress?"

I shit you not, that was Dana Bash's question to Cantor...your Marxist media propaganda and deception right to the very end... nice con job CNN troll we remember exactly what you asked Ron Paul.

Antischism
06-11-2014, 04:46 PM
Replacing one turd with another.

GunnyFreedom
06-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Dune
Thanks! I should have known that. That's what I get being awake 24 hr, driving for 9, and now starting a 14 hr install. :p if I had a short or long term memory I am destroying it with lack of sleep. :D

TruckinMike
06-11-2014, 05:02 PM
ABC just reported that John Boehner cried upon hearing the news of Cantor's defeat.
..... boo-hoo Boehner at it again!
Ha Ha!!!!

GunnyFreedom
06-11-2014, 05:06 PM
Replacing one turd with another.
Wouldn't that require surgery? And by the way (just curious, I promise not meant as an attack or a criticism. There are plenty of dividers I am great friends with) shouldn't someone who is anti-schism be obsessed with fostering unity, and trying to bring all parties to a common ground?

GunnyFreedom
06-11-2014, 05:07 PM
ABC just reported that John Boehner cried upon hearing the news of Cantor's defeat.
..... boo-hoo Boehner at it again!
Ha Ha!!!!

Does boehner ever NOT cry?

Nic
06-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Moneybomb.

I'm in.

amy31416
06-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replacing one turd with another.

You sure about that? I'm not--though that was my first reaction.

cjm
06-11-2014, 05:32 PM
I'm in.

Money bomb thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?453737-Dave-Brat-Money-Bomb-thread


You sure about that? I'm not--though that was my first reaction.

100% pro-liberty on a C4L survey isn't enough for some people.

amy31416
06-11-2014, 05:37 PM
Money bomb thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?453737-Dave-Brat-Money-Bomb-thread



100% pro-liberty on a C4L survey isn't enough for some people.

Thanks for the info.

BamaAla
06-11-2014, 05:37 PM
Anyone watching CNN? Peter King is a crazy person.

anaconda
06-11-2014, 05:57 PM
How did the pollsters get this so terribly wrong?

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/eric-cantor-s-pollster-tries-to-explain-why-his-survey-showed-cantor-up-34-points-20140611

tsai3904
06-11-2014, 06:02 PM
How did the pollsters get this so terribly wrong?

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/eric-cantor-s-pollster-tries-to-explain-why-his-survey-showed-cantor-up-34-points-20140611

McLaughlin & Associates has a horrible record:
https://storify.com/DKElections/mclaughlin-and-associates-terrible-2012-polling

Vox Populi was launched just a couple months ago and one of the founders is Cheney's daughter. They may not have refined their polling technique and may be biased.

Feeding the Abscess
06-11-2014, 06:11 PM
Money bomb thread: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?453737-Dave-Brat-Money-Bomb-thread



100% pro-liberty on a C4L survey isn't enough for some people.

Those C4L surveys are pretty weak. Not getting 100% should be a warning sign, but scoring 100% isn't really a big deal.

anaconda
06-11-2014, 06:18 PM
So it sounds like quite a number of Democrats voted in the open primary. Do they, therefore, expect to beat Brat in the general election?

Occam's Banana
06-11-2014, 06:29 PM
Does boehner ever NOT cry?

Boehner never cries.

He just gets that orange spray-on-tan stuff in his eyes, sometimes - and that shit stings ...

Matt Collins
06-11-2014, 06:33 PM
Those C4L surveys are pretty weak. Not getting 100% should be a warning sign, but scoring 100% isn't really a big deal.
You obviously haven't read the survey:


http://www.campaignforliberty.org/surveys2/?id=156

HVACTech
06-11-2014, 07:20 PM
I do respect them. They have to put up with such a myriad of shit.

and it is not like they are being paid lobbyist salary's.
they are like us mostly, volunteers who care enough to pay attention and try to help.

cjm
06-11-2014, 07:56 PM
The Dukes of Hazzard's Cooter


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SQSb-ZBEiI

HOLLYWOOD
06-11-2014, 08:06 PM
Yeah, I caught this live... very quick to YT these days, eh?
Erin Burnett, referencing Dave Brat win, now with more to the far right, so even less will be done in Congress?

Cooter, That's just a silly question. :D

CNN's Erin Burnett is such a scumbag statist media shill, she whores out to the tune of millions of dollars each year and her Marxist far left boss Jeff Zucker pushing the infotainment disinformation empire.



The Dukes of Hazzard's Cooter


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SQSb-ZBEiI

satchelmcqueen
06-11-2014, 08:29 PM
ron pauls plan is happening!!!! to take back liberty we MUST start by winning smaller elections. we must take over from within.
FUCK YOU CANTOR!!!!!

BamaAla
06-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Yeah, I caught this live... very quick to YT these days, eh?
CNN's Erin Burnett is such a scumbag statist media shill, she whores out to the tune of millions of dollars each year and her Marxist far left boss Jeff Zucker pushing the infotainment disinformation empire.

I watched her show tonight. What stuck out to me was a comment she made toward the end of the segment with the 3 people (1 was Dana Bash); she something about having to work together (GOP & Dem) and then says "the government has to pass laws." I immediately remembered why I hate watching the news...it is bad for my blood pressure.

Bastiat's The Law
06-11-2014, 09:48 PM
I watched her show tonight. What stuck out to me was a comment she made toward the end of the segment with the 3 people (1 was Dana Bash); she something about having to work together (GOP & Dem) and then says "the government has to pass laws." I immediately remembered why I hate watching the news...it is bad for my blood pressure.

Sums up the statists worldview.