Cantor talked Tea Party, but was quite rational in D.C. The Tea Party grass
roots got wise to him. Now, Republicans will not only have to talk stupid, they
will have to act stupid - all the time. It's going to be fun.
The Republican Party/Conservative movement is rapidly becoming a circular firing
squad. Unfortunately, the rest of the country seems to be taking the stray
bullets.I wish we could get back to a time when the standard for our
elected officials wasn't their ideological purity, but whether they could
get things done.
It doesn't matter. They're just republicans.
Closing background-check loopholes is not "simplistic," Mr. Webb.
It's intelligent and necessary. I'm sorry you're so tired of the
issue. Some of us are still awake.
The efforts to unseat Cantor was all but abandon by the Tea Party. It was the
media, Laura Ingram and talk radio, that unseated Cantor. This was not a Tea
Party victory! I am glad Cantor is gone and really wish the Tea Party would
leave with him.
Cantor was defeated by the same thing that defeated Bob Bennett: he was
complacent and out of touch. Cantor's loss shows that Bennett could have
been beaten in a primary, not just a caucus. Everyone was up in arms only after
Bennett's caucus defeat; they weren't even paying attention before
then. In the long run, we are better off without Senators and
Congressman who are complacent and out of touch.
If complacency and being out of touch is what got Bennett ousted, then why
wasn't Hatch ousted decades ago? He was far more out of touch than
Bennett.What it means is more frustration and obstructionism in DC.
Hopefully the people of Virginia aren't dumb enough to elect another tea
party representative. Hopefully they go with a democrat so we can begin to move
this country forward.
It sounds like the people in this article are the ones out of touch. They
portray the Tea Party as some right wing wackos when nothing could be further
from the truth. The tea party believes in what mainstream America believes
in...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without government intervention.
It is Washington that is out of touch and these bozos need to be replaced with
people who have the courage to make changes. You all have been talking about
immigration reform, well one only has to look at what is happening at our
borders to realize that we have a serious problem and it all stems from this
current administrations propaganda, lies and unconstitutional acts. All the
POTUS has to do is come out and say anyone approaching our borders without going
through proper channels will be turned back, period. He won't do that
though because it isnt a part of his agenda. Someone was wishing that we could
return to the old days when things got done. Well again we need people back in
Washington that have the spine to do it!
The GOP primary had 13% turnout. I'm not sure what lessons can be gleaned
from a ballot where about 8% of voters from predominantly rural Virginia
counties voted against Canton.
It sounds like Cantor beat himself...
Not only are conservatives drifting away from main stream Americans, but they
seem to be losing touch with reality.Both Eric Cantor, and Mitt
Romney believed in dreamy data from their internal pollsters showing that they
would win big!They're getting away with global warming denial
by means of cherry picking data, and petro funded PR sophistry. Such tactics
work in the echo chamber of Fox News and Sean Hannity.But when you
use bogus numbers in your own campaign the more accurate facts of the election
can be very unpleasant.
Doogie - In fairness to the rest of us uninformed folks, please expand your
claims about the administration's "propaganda, lies and
unconstitutional acts" and once you explain what they are, please explain
how they have impacted "what is happening at our borders." Oh and, just
what IS happening at our borders. Thanks in advance for your explanation.
SAS -"I wish we could get back to a time when the standard for
our elected officials wasn't their ideological purity, but whether they
could get things done."That is still the standard in the
Democratic Party.Welcome !
I'm not so sure the immigration reform envisioned by Cantor is good for
the country anyway, so this is one time I can side with Tea Partiers.Sure we need immigration reform . . . SENSIBLE immigration reform.But what Cantor advocates is EXACTLY what the national Chamber of Commerce
wants . . . and what they want is CHEAP LABOR.Realistically, I
can't see how cheap immigrant labor will not negatively impact the jobs of
US Citizens in this time of job scarcity.Can somebody please
explain to me how an influx cheap foreign labor is going to help Americans find
jobs in the near term?
"Political analysts will reaffirm that officials who dare to be leaders on
controversial issues but have a strong grass-roots campaign will prevail. This
was well demonstrated by Sen. Orrin Hatch in 2012 and this year by Sens. Mitch
McConnell and Lindsey Graham."Say what? Mitch McConnell did not
vote for amnesty.In their last senate elections, Orrin Hatch, John
McCain, Marco Rubio, and Jeff Flake all claimed to oppose amnesty, before voting
for it last year.Meanwhile, Chris Cannon vocally supported amnesty,
and it cost him his seat in 2008, and it helped cost Bennett his seat in 2010.
Lindsey Graham supported amnesty, but he scared away all the strong
potential challengers, and the remainder ran lousy campaigns that didn't
much mention immigration.You would have to be willfully ignorant or
dishonest to deny that support for the cheap labor lobby is a huge liability for
Why have Pignanelli participate? If he is not going to challenge outright
nonsense such as the claim easy availability of guns has nothing to do with the
U.S. record-breaking share of homicides and suicides, he is serving no useful
purpose. These incidents are not 'rare' as Webb claims. In the last
month alone, there were three school shootings in the U.S. In each case,
someone who should not have had access to a gun obtained several and used at
least one. There are mentally ill people in all societies. What
makes ours different is Americans have easy access to the most lethal
instrumentality - a gun. Also, it seems Mormon columnists would be
concerned that the killer in Oregon, active in his LDS church, apparently lived
in a home where semi-automatic weapons and massive amounts of ammunition were
available. This column could have been an opportunity to reach out to other LDS
parents about the dangers inherent in gun ownership.
@DoogieSouth Jordan, UtahIt sounds like the people in this article
are the ones out of touch. They portray the Tea Party as some right wing wackos
when nothing could be further from the truth. ====== Birthers, Barrack HUSSEIN Obama, Obama is coming to get your guns,
Obama is a secret Muslim Brotherhood, secret FEMA Concentration
Camps, Rape Victims can self-abort, Metally ill can have full access
to assault rifles, Armed gangs facing off with BLM officials, If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck....then?...