His opponent, Dave Brat’s ‘number one plank’ was political corruption and cronyism. In fact, he took both R’s and D’s to task regularly for not sending Wall St. investment bankers to jail.
Lest we give the Tea Party credit where it’s not due. It didn’t do shit … per usual.
Did the Tea Party swoop in and help Brat, as many in the Democratic Party are suggesting? Actually, the Wall Street Journal reports no major Tea Party or anti-establishment GOP group spent funds to defeat Cantor. Did Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in Congress, lose because of his religion, as some have suggested? There’s no evidence so far of anti-Semitism during the campaign. Was Cantor caught flatfooted? Nope; Cantor’s campaign spent close to $1 million on the race and several outside advocacy groups, including the National Rifle Association, the National Realtors Association and the American Chemistry Council (a chemical industry lobbying association) came in and poured money into the district to defeat Brat. The New York Times claims that Brat focused his campaign primarily on immigration reform. Brat certainly made immigration a visible topic in his race, but Republic Report listened to several hours of Brat stump speeches and radio appearances, and that issue came up far less what Brat called the main problem in government: corruption and cronyism.
And let’s be clear, where immigration is concerned, this guy is a jingoist at best, but more likely a racist, but that alone doesn’t make him a tea bagger.
Life is so confusing you guys!
Yup, just like stubbing your toe or tripping going up the steps.
This is really one of the finest damn blogs to get lost in the tumblr vortex. I do hope it returns again one day.
"She’s not lying! I saw that shit!
Like Boogie Nights times three or something!”