|Right wing extremist whines about Republicans being a bunch of pussies.|
In the wake of the devastating defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, Republicans are now scrambling to be in the position.
Republicans across the country practically wrote the insurgents off.
Alas, this gadfly of history still exist!
They're celebrating this victory of political newcomer Dave Brat as the slaughter of the establishment.
Brat ran against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for the Republican nomination for Virginia's 7th congressional district and defeated Cantor by a 12-point margin.
Brat was outspent by Cantor 40 to 1.
Cantor spent over $5 million and Brat raised $200,000, but did not spend all of it.
Brat's win was a historic and stunning victory, as it was the first time a sitting House Majority Leader had lost a primary race since the creation of the position in the 19th century.
Brat ran well to Cantor's right. His campaign laid particular stress on opposing immigration reform, stating Rep. Cantor favored "amnesty" for illegal immigrants.
Cantor was a key figure and highly polarizing member. He basically was caught off guard by this defeat.
|The Tea Party scalped Eric Cantor. Dave Brat will face Democrat in general election.|
But his constituents in Virginia's Congressional District 7, Cantor didn't care too much. He felt comfortable in his state. But unfortunately the people felt that his quest to usurp Ohio lawmaker Weeper Boehner, was not what they wanted. They wanted a lawmaker who did things for the district.
I guess from the racist right comes Mark "Ratface" Levin. He's an extremely controversial talker on the AM dial and a good friend of That Guy Who Helped Obama Win.
Him along with Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham came out swing against the establishment. They were on Loserville doing a victory lap.
They were blasting the Republicans for not doing enough to defeat President Barack Obama and knee toeing to people they've deem insufficiently conservative. They want no association with the Club for Growth, no more Chamber of Commerce, no Karl Rove, no more Bob Dole and no more establishment backroom deals.
|Blonde agitators Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham endorsed insurgent candidate.|
We see the country slipping away, at least the kind of country that we want. Why is it so hard for these guys to articulate our principles? They talk about Reagan, but they're Rockefeller Republicans. And what's ironic about this is the main opponent to Reagan in 1980 was George H.W. Bush, and now it's Jeb Bush, his son, who seems to be the main opponent to conservatives who are trying to rally behind a candidate in order to take this country back. And when I say take the country back, I mean from a president who is an imperial president, who every day says he's going to act unilaterally and does across the board. We wake up in the morning,w e don't know the next outrageous thing he's going to do, and Congress acts like it has no power, it has power, it has the power of the purse, it's got the power to do other things, and it needs to do it. And they're afraid of Obama, they're afraid to take these steps, and you can see there is a growing anger among many American people, not just Republicans.
I'll tell you one other thing: You look at this election 2012 with Obama. Obama should have been beaten by a halfway decent presidential candidate in the Republican Party who could articulate the principles of the party and expose Obama's fecklessness and weakness. We didn't do it. Millions of people stayed home. And who were they? Reagan Democrats. Blue-collar Democrats. Stop chasing ethnic groups, stop chasing genitalia, talk to the American people about liberty, opportunity. Explain to them that Obama's wrong and we need to unleash the American people and the economy.
The racist right will waste no time trying to look at this upset as an example of government going out of control. They will find ways to unseat Mississippi senator Thad Cochran in the Republican primary runoff.
Brat will face Democratic nominee Jack Trammell, also a professor at Randolph–Macon College, in the November general elections. Brat is heavily favored due to the 7th's significant Republican lean; it has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+10.