Eric Cantor Does the Right Thing: Democrats Hardest Hit

by Datechguy | June 17th, 2014

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Eric Cantor Does the Right Thing: Democrats Hardest Hit

But remem­ber: big tent! We must all stick together! Unless it’s Richard Lugar refus­ing to back Richard Mour­dock after being beaten in the pri­mary; or Char­lie Crist switch­ing par­ties; or Karl Rove attack­ing Chris­tine O’Donnell on the night of her pri­mary upset; or the attacks on Sharon Angle, Sarah Palin, Michele Bach­mann, Steve King, and a host of other con­ser­v­a­tives who con­tinue to vex the “prag­matic,” “pro-​business” (read: crony cap­i­tal­ist) GOP estab­lish­ment, who has watched as out­siders — cit­i­zen leg­is­la­tors — have invaded their turf and upset sta­tus quo that “comity” and “col­le­gial­ity” cov­ered for.

Jeff Gold­stein

GOPOne of the things that really has been a sore spot for Tea Party sup­port­ers like me has been the record of the Estab­lish­ment GOP try­ing to sab­o­tage any tea party can­di­date who man­ages to win a primary.

It is a tempt­ing thing, the will­ing­ness to attack Tea Party GOP nom­i­nees guar­an­tees you a pos­i­tive sto­ries in the MSM and a spot as the “goto repub­li­can” on CNN & MSNBC.

And if it isn’t the party diss­ing the Tea Party after pri­maries it’s ignor­ing the base before them:

Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Repub­li­cans are telling donors and indus­try groups that they aim to pass immi­gra­tion leg­is­la­tion this year, despite the reluc­tance of many Repub­li­cans to tackle the divi­sive issue before the Novem­ber elec­tions.Many law­mak­ers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an elec­tion year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was “hell­bent on get­ting this done this year,” accord­ing to two peo­ple in the room.

It’s one of the few things that threaten a 2nd Big Red Wave in 2014 and I’ve been sound­ing the warn­ing about this for a long time.

The Tea Party hasn’t trusted you from day one. Tea party mem­bers vol­un­teered for you, donated to you and worked to put the house in your hands because you were the best pos­si­ble alter­na­tive but the deal from the start always was, if you mess with them, they will not stand with you.

If you wish tea party to sup­port you in gen­eral elec­tions when your can­di­dates win pri­maries, you have to return the favor.

Almost all of the Tea Party peo­ple were not involved in pol­i­tics prior to their involve­ment. If the GOP estab­lish­ment chooses to push tea party mem­bers hard they will hap­pily leave the polit­i­cal field for real life and allow you sit in the minority.

I’ve been won­der­ing for a long time if there is any­one, ANY­ONE in the party will­ing to take the first step to take down this sign?

I’m glad to see that some­body has, and I’m pleas­antly sur­prised to see it’s Eric Can­tor.

House Major­ity Leader Eric Can­tor (R-​Va.) said Sun­day he will vote for Dave Brat, the man who ended his career in Con­gress, but stopped short of con­grat­u­lat­ing him or men­tion­ing his name.

Can­tor, who lost to Brat despite out­spend­ing by a mar­gin of 26 to 1, stressed the impor­tance of keep­ing the Repub­li­can Party uni­fied, a mes­sage he stressed to Tea Party con­ser­v­a­tives in the House after the 2013 gov­ern­ment shutdown.

Via Glenn, that story is good but what was bet­ter was Eric Cantor’s inter­view on ABS’s This Week.


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I watched that inter­view and was sim­ply delighted. Jonathan Karl spent 10 min­utes plus inter­view­ing Eric Can­tor. He baited him on the Tea Party, he baited him on his oppo­nent, and through it call he sim­ply refused to bite. He didn’t attack the Tea Party, the Didn’t attack the con­ser­v­a­tive base, the only thing he could man­age is a sin­gle line cri­tiquing a joke by Laura Ingra­ham. That was it.

It had to be one of the biggest sur­prises and dis­ap­point­ments for the MSM. After the track record of incum­bent estab­lish­ment GOP fig­ures the MSM must have been dying to get Can­tor on to let him vent. After all he didn’t just lose his con­gres­sional seat, he was likely to be the next speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. They must have been pos­i­tive that Can­tor would jump at the chance to get back at the tea party votes that caused his defeat.

He did not.

I won’t pre­tend I was not pleased at his defeat, I think it will be the death to amnesty this ses­sion, but I’ve got to tip my Fedora to Eric Can­tor who in the midst of defeat demon­strated the class that so many in the party sim­ply have not and has taken the first step to tak­ing down that sign at the top of the post. Even if he doesn’t believe it, even if he’s absolutely out­raged and furi­ous, that he took this pub­lic step and did it quickly is a water­shed moment.

I think his reac­tion to his defeat is one of the most news­wor­thy sto­ries of the year and if his exam­ple that if fol­lowed will guar­an­tee a GOP vic­tory that will set the left on it’s heels.

That’s likely why nobody in the MSM is talk­ing about it.

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But remember: big tent! We must all stick together! Unless it’s Richard Lugar refusing to back Richard Mourdock after being beaten in the primary; or Charlie Crist switching parties; or Karl Rove attacking Christine O’Donnell on the night of her primary upset; or the attacks on Sharon Angle, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Steve King, and a host of other conservatives who continue to vex the “pragmatic,” “pro-business” (read: crony capitalist) GOP establishment, who has watched as outsiders — citizen legislators — have invaded their turf and upset status quo that “comity” and “collegiality” covered for.

Jeff Goldstein

GOPOne of the things that really has been a sore spot for Tea Party supporters like me has been the record of the Establishment GOP trying to sabotage any tea party candidate who manages to win a primary.

It is a tempting thing, the willingness to attack Tea Party GOP nominees guarantees you a positive stories in the MSM and a spot as the “goto republican” on CNN & MSNBC.

And if it isn’t the party dissing the Tea Party after primaries it’s ignoring the base before them:

Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was “hellbent on getting this done this year,” according to two people in the room.

It’s one of the few things that threaten a 2nd Big Red Wave in 2014 and I’ve been sounding the warning about this for a long time.

The Tea Party hasn’t trusted you from day one. Tea party members volunteered for you, donated to you and worked to put the house in your hands because you were the best possible alternative but the deal from the start always was, if you mess with them, they will not stand with you.

If you wish tea party to support you in general elections when your candidates win primaries, you have to return the favor.

Almost all of the Tea Party people were not involved in politics prior to their involvement. If the GOP establishment chooses to push tea party members hard they will happily leave the political field for real life and allow you sit in the minority.

I’ve been wondering for a long time if there is anyone, ANYONE in the party willing to take the first step to take down this sign?

I’m glad to see that somebody has, and I’m pleasantly surprised to see it’s Eric Cantor.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sunday he will vote for Dave Brat, the man who ended his career in Congress, but stopped short of congratulating him or mentioning his name.

Cantor, who lost to Brat despite outspending by a margin of 26 to 1, stressed the importance of keeping the Republican Party unified, a message he stressed to Tea Party conservatives in the House after the 2013 government shutdown.

Via Glenn, that story is good but what was better was Eric Cantor’s interview on ABS’s This Week.


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I watched that interview and was simply delighted. Jonathan Karl spent 10 minutes plus interviewing Eric Cantor. He baited him on the Tea Party, he baited him on his opponent, and through it call he simply refused to bite. He didn’t attack the Tea Party, the Didn’t attack the conservative base, the only thing he could manage is a single line critiquing a joke by Laura Ingraham. That was it.

It had to be one of the biggest surprises and disappointments for the MSM. After the track record of incumbent establishment GOP figures the MSM must have been dying to get Cantor on to let him vent. After all he didn’t just lose his congressional seat, he was likely to be the next speaker of the House of Representatives. They must have been positive that Cantor would jump at the chance to get back at the tea party votes that caused his defeat.

He did not.

I won’t pretend I was not pleased at his defeat, I think it will be the death to amnesty this session, but I’ve got to tip my Fedora to Eric Cantor who in the midst of defeat demonstrated the class that so many in the party simply have not and has taken the first step to taking down that sign at the top of the post. Even if he doesn’t believe it, even if he’s absolutely outraged and furious, that he took this public step and did it quickly is a watershed moment.

I think his reaction to his defeat is one of the most newsworthy stories of the year and if his example that if followed will guarantee a GOP victory that will set the left on it’s heels.

That’s likely why nobody in the MSM is talking about it.

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