In stunning upset, Eric Cantor loses ...

In stunning upset, Eric Cantor loses GOP primary

There are 33 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Jun 10, 2014, titled In stunning upset, Eric Cantor loses GOP primary. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

In one of the most stunning upsets of a congressional leader in years, House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., was defeated Tuesday in a barely watched Republican primary by a little-known challenger who hammered Cantor as soft on illegal immigration and other hot button conservative causes.

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Immigraniada

Hawthorne, CA

#1 Jun 10, 2014
Awesome!,now they elected an even more extremist conservative for the job,with even less chances to get things done..this is the begining of the end for the republican party,they are doomed..

Level 4

Since: Apr 09

small town

#3 Jun 11, 2014
The People have Spoken time for the Government to DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants..This is why Cantor lost he wanted reform, and the UNITED STATES CITIZENS want illegal immigrants DEPORTED.
Reality Check

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Jun 11, 2014
Not that the people has spoken there is enough time for Cantor to respond by bringing the senate bill to the house floor for a vote and finish the job that he has been wrongfully punished for and let it be rightly deserving to him at the same time making it the starting point in laying the foundation for a broad base support for his political future which surely looks bright along that path.
LANDMINE THE BORDER

United States

#5 Jun 11, 2014
Immigraniada wrote:
Awesome!,now they elected an even more extremist conservative for the job,with even less chances to get things done..this is the begining of the end for the republican party,they are doomed..
The only thing "doomed" are you filthy illegal s pics!
LOL!!! ;)
Cuauhtemotzin

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Jun 11, 2014
Not to worry, mis amigos. As long as we have our amigo negro in the white house, all will be well. And, with Hillary on deck, our future in this great county or Mexico Norte is assured.
American-Heretic

Huntington, WV

#7 Jun 11, 2014
Deport them!!!!!!!!!! IF they cross again illegally then it's an act of war......
Cuauhtemotzin

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Jun 11, 2014
I know of many who have been deported many times. In a lot of cases, the American bosses of those that are good workers wire them money to return. Deported on Friday, back at work on Monday. Happens all the time.
LANDMINE THE BORDER

United States

#9 Jun 11, 2014
Deport them all, if they resist execute them.
Jujubead

Bethlehem, PA

#10 Jun 11, 2014
LANDMINE THE BORDER wrote:
Deport them all, if they resist execute them.
YESSSSSSS! Lets start with you!!
Oldgloryhole

Chicago, IL

#11 Jun 11, 2014
LANDMINE THE BORDER wrote:
<quoted text>
The only thing "doomed" are you filthy illegal s pics!h
LOL!!! ;)
Amigo the multiple personality troll is using this other account
Memo From Turner

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#13 Jun 11, 2014
dirtbag1958 wrote:
The People have Spoken time for the Government to DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants..This is why Cantor lost he wanted reform, and the UNITED STATES CITIZENS want illegal immigrants DEPORTED.
Where did you hear that? FOX? That's funny.

The Senate passed a immigration reform bill. Obama said he would sign it in a second if he had the chance. The only thing holding it up was Congress. Even though everybody agrees that they had the votes to pass it in Congress it was never scheduled for a vote.

Who do you think sets the legislative agenda in Congress? While many people have suggested Boehnor has been blocking a vote, it is actually the Majority Leader that sets the agenda.

So there you have it. The person who has single handily blocking immigration reform is voted out and you rejoice. Strange indeed.

By the way, a PPP poll conducted in Cantor's district on the day of the primary found that 72 percent of registered voters favor immigration reform. Among Republicans in the district the results were 70% in favor and only 27% opposed.

It seems that there was much more involved then immigration.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/eric-ca...
Quintero

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jun 11, 2014
Amigos & friends. Let me tell you this. Cantor was ousted because he's an unprincipled person. He got no sense of what is right. He's out of touch with the reality...so the Lord kicked him out.amen!

Level 4

Since: Apr 09

small town

#15 Jun 11, 2014
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Where did you hear that? FOX? That's funny.
The Senate passed a immigration reform bill. Obama said he would sign it in a second if he had the chance. The only thing holding it up was Congress. Even though everybody agrees that they had the votes to pass it in Congress it was never scheduled for a vote.
Who do you think sets the legislative agenda in Congress? While many people have suggested Boehnor has been blocking a vote, it is actually the Majority Leader that sets the agenda.
So there you have it. The person who has single handily blocking immigration reform is voted out and you rejoice. Strange indeed.
By the way, a PPP poll conducted in Cantor's district on the day of the primary found that 72 percent of registered voters favor immigration reform. Among Republicans in the district the results were 70% in favor and only 27% opposed.
It seems that there was much more involved then immigration.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/eric-ca...
Well Troll again you don't know anything but type service.
NBC’s Chuck Todd:“The first repercussion: It pretty much ends the chance of immigration reform getting done this year (and maybe the rest of the Obama presidency). As we’ve constantly written, immigration continues to be the issue that tears the Republican Party apart. And that was especially true in Virginia, where Cantor’s victorious opponent, Dave Brat, blasted the No. 2 House Republican for supporting a “Dream Act”-like proposal to provide a path to citizenship for children who were brought to the United States illegally. Immigration was the culprit for John McCain’s near-death experience in 2008; it was the reason (before “oops”) why Rick Perry lost in 2012; and it was the chief issue Mitt Romney used to bolster his conservative bona fides with GOP primary voters. Yes, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) own primary victory last night was an example of a pro-immigration-reform Republican winning with a conservative electorate (more on that below). But remember, the immigration ball is in House’s court, not the Senate’s. And Graham, unlike Cantor, was simply a smarter tactical politician when it came to changing the subject and finding others issues to animate the base.”
The media are abuzz with analysis over Prof. Dave Brat’s win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th District Republican primary. Many are concluding that his pro-amnesty views were a major factor, given that Prof. Brat emphasized them at every turn, and that Republicans are not likely to want to take up immigration reform this year after seeing voters reprimand a leading amnesty advocate.
Troll get off the Kool-Aid, learn how to Read and educate yourself.
DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants.
Cuauhtemotzin

United States

#16 Jun 12, 2014
I'm sorry but I got to say this. And don't be offended, but you need to take a basic Freshman English class. First state your hypothesis, follow it with supporting facts, and end with a conclusion based upon your supporting evidence.

Your post is nothing but a rambling, unorganized, unconnected blather. I'm scratching my head trying to decipher it.

Thank you.
dirtbag1958 wrote:
<quoted text> Well Troll again you don't know anything but type service.
NBC’s Chuck Todd:“The first repercussion: It pretty much ends the chance of immigration reform getting done this year (and maybe the rest of the Obama presidency). As we’ve constantly written, immigration continues to be the issue that tears the Republican Party apart. And that was especially true in Virginia, where Cantor’s victorious opponent, Dave Brat, blasted the No. 2 House Republican for supporting a “Dream Act”-like proposal to provide a path to citizenship for children who were brought to the United States illegally. Immigration was the culprit for John McCain’s near-death experience in 2008; it was the reason (before “oops”) why Rick Perry lost in 2012; and it was the chief issue Mitt Romney used to bolster his conservative bona fides with GOP primary voters. Yes, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) own primary victory last night was an example of a pro-immigration-reform Republican winning with a conservative electorate (more on that below). But remember, the immigration ball is in House’s court, not the Senate’s. And Graham, unlike Cantor, was simply a smarter tactical politician when it came to changing the subject and finding others issues to animate the base.”
The media are abuzz with analysis over Prof. Dave Brat’s win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th District Republican primary. Many are concluding that his pro-amnesty views were a major factor, given that Prof. Brat emphasized them at every turn, and that Republicans are not likely to want to take up immigration reform this year after seeing voters reprimand a leading amnesty advocate.
Troll get off the Kool-Aid, learn how to Read and educate yourself.
DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants.

“I Luv Carbon Dioxide”

Level 10

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#17 Jun 12, 2014
The political establishment wants immigration reform and the people want secure borders.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#18 Jun 12, 2014
Immigraniada wrote:
Awesome!,now they elected an even more extremist conservative for the job,with even less chances to get things done..this is the begining of the end for the republican party,they are doomed..
Getting nothing done is just what ultra-conservatives have in mind.
Even if a Republican sits on his dead a$$ and does nothing for a whole
year he gets paid $174,000 just like everybody else. It's great setup
for these parasites. Sucking up taxpayer millions while doing absolutely
nothing. What a sweet deal for 278 Republicans.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Level 7

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#19 Jun 12, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
The political establishment wants immigration reform and the people want secure borders.
Except for one little detail. 63%of americans favor immigration reform. Even a majority of Republicans (53%) support it.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Level 7

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#20 Jun 12, 2014
LANDMINE THE BORDER wrote:
Deport them all, if they resist execute them.
I'd favor executing you,without conditions.
Memo From Turner

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#22 Jun 12, 2014
dirtbag1958 wrote:
<quoted text> Well Troll again you don't know anything but type service.
NBC’s Chuck Todd:“The first repercussion: It pretty much ends the chance of immigration reform getting done this year (and maybe the rest of the Obama presidency). As we’ve constantly written, immigration continues to be the issue that tears the Republican Party apart. And that was especially true in Virginia, where Cantor’s victorious opponent, Dave Brat, blasted the No. 2 House Republican for supporting a “Dream Act”-like proposal to provide a path to citizenship for children who were brought to the United States illegally. Immigration was the culprit for John McCain’s near-death experience in 2008; it was the reason (before “oops”) why Rick Perry lost in 2012; and it was the chief issue Mitt Romney used to bolster his conservative bona fides with GOP primary voters. Yes, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) own primary victory last night was an example of a pro-immigration-reform Republican winning with a conservative electorate (more on that below). But remember, the immigration ball is in House’s court, not the Senate’s. And Graham, unlike Cantor, was simply a smarter tactical politician when it came to changing the subject and finding others issues to animate the base.”
The media are abuzz with analysis over Prof. Dave Brat’s win over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th District Republican primary. Many are concluding that his pro-amnesty views were a major factor, given that Prof. Brat emphasized them at every turn, and that Republicans are not likely to want to take up immigration reform this year after seeing voters reprimand a leading amnesty advocate.
Troll get off the Kool-Aid, learn how to Read and educate yourself.
DEPORT ALL illegal immigrants.
Oh. I didn't realize Chuck Todd was the be all and end all.

Did you bother listening to Chuck and everybody else in the media the next day? Apparently nobody heard of Brat the first night and they just jumped on the first thing they saw on Google without going further. The story was quite different the next day.

So your theory is that although Cantor blocked immigration reform at every turn he still was not tough enough regardless of the fact that 72% of people in his district favor immigration reform including 70% of Republicans.

How do you explain South Carolina? There are not many states redder than them. Lindsey Graham not only sponsored the Senate bill, but he has steadfastly defended it. He mentioned it at every campaign stop.

Graham ran against six different teabaggers who were all anti-immigration and he received 56% of the vote.

You're a much smaller minority then you realize.
spud

Quarryville, PA

#23 Jun 12, 2014
Dr. Brat was clearly the better candidate from an economic, social and moral point of view. The only people who are surprised are the ones who form their opinions from the corporate media. Everyone knows that the great majority of Americans are against amnesty regardless of what the paid off media says. I'm more surprised that idiots like Graham, Boehner and McConnell got renominated.

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