Dare We Hope the Eric Cantor Defeat Was About the NSA & the Forever War?

So far the main media narrative for the wonderful destruction of Eric Cantor’s time in political office, and the victory of Dave Brat has been nativism. Brat hates immigration reform (if not immigrants, as far as many in the media are concerned) and Cantor was a champion for it. Of course, that only works if Cantor was going to comfortably win until the very last days of the race when that issue came up. Under that theory, a boatload of Cantor-supporters suddenly switched sides at the last minute. Many Read more […]

How Liberals Think: Cantor’s Loss Means a Shortage of Laws! Oh No!

It is so weird to see Liberals writing what they purport are bipartisan arguments that should appeal to all Americans but do nothing of the kind. Instead, they simply assume Liberalism is true and that Liberal arguments will persuade all readers. Consider this headline on an editorial from USA Today: “Cantor’s defeat is your loss.” This document pretends to be an argument that all of us will be worse off because of the Tea Party victory. In the end, though, why Cantor lost isn’t as important Read more […]

Washington Post Weeps for Poor Big Business after Cantor Loss

It is amazing how all we hear about Big Business and the Republican Party is how evil and influential the Koch Brothers are. The Republicans are despised because they serve corporate interests. Over and over again the Republicans are hammered for being the party of Big Business. And then the Tea Party wins a victory and suddenly it is bad news that Big Business no longer has the Republican Party on its side. Thus, the Washington Post: …with Eric Cantor’s shocking defeat Tuesday night, things Read more […]

How Blind Can Establishment Be? Remember What Cantor Campaign Said About Poll Data

Five days ago the Daily Caller ran this headline: “Shock Poll Shows Eric Cantor Struggling In Primary.” Of course, the poll is no surprise to us now that Dave Brat won the primary. But what is interesting is how the Cantor campaign responded to it. I think it demonstrates the blindness I posted about earlier today. A poll of Republican primary voters commissioned by The Daily Caller shows that GOP Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor is just above 50 percent in the hard-fought race for the 7th Read more […]

Why Democracy Sometimes Works: The Rulers Get Too Delusional to See They are Vulnerable

The wonderful headlines about Eric Cantor’s defeat last night keep coming. Here is one from the Chicago Tribune: “Eric Cantor’s primary loss an ‘apocalyptic moment’ for the GOP.” The beginning of the article is wonderful but I liked these two paragraphs best: A seven-term congressman with ties to the financial industry, Cantor had spent more than $5 million to head off the challenge from Brat, a political newcomer who teaches at Randolph-Macon College. Brat spent only about $122,000, according Read more […]

Tea Party Not Dead! Eric Cantor Defeated!

Last night when I heard that Eric Cantor had lost his primary battle I went to Google news to look it up. I didn’t have to. Eric Cantor’s face was at the top of the page with the headlines blaring. The Chamber of Commerce has been out for blood ever since the so-called government shutdown.  But, though they have won some victories, they haven’t won all of their battles. As I’ve written before, the Tea Party is not over. Thus, Fox News reported, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost Read more […]