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As much as I love the “Cantor lost to the tea party” meme … it’s not really true

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.

Eric Cantor’s Opponent Beat Him By Calling Out GOP Corruption

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.

Yup, just like stubbing your toe or tripping going up the steps.
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Yup, just like stubbing your toe or tripping going up the steps.

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You see the main argument Republicans use is that its some lazy person who needs medicaid expansion. That those of us living without healthcare or dental care are lazy. But my friend a single beautiful mother worked 3 jobs. She paid taxes . She paid her house taxes. And now shes dead…I am buring my best friend because of the policies of the Republican Party. I am burying my best friend because had medicaid expanded, her needs would have been met.
Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ‘Cause, you know, whatever.

GOP Guide: How to talk to women

The joke is it’s not a joke…

"The proper method of judging when or whether one should help another person is by reference to one’s own rational self-interest and one’s own hierarchy of values: the time, money or effort one gives or the risk one takes should be proportionate to the value of the person in relation to one’s own happiness." - Ayn Rand
Buzzfeed: Ryan ‘Packs’ Hurricane Relief Donations In During Wisconsin Photo-Op

"The proper method of judging when or whether one should help another person is by reference to one’s own rational self-interest and one’s own hierarchy of values: the time, money or effort one gives or the risk one takes should be proportionate to the value of the person in relation to one’s own happiness." - Ayn Rand

Buzzfeed: Ryan ‘Packs’ Hurricane Relief Donations In During Wisconsin Photo-Op

(Source: twitter.com)

Republican managers threatening the jobs of their employees if Obama wins

It’s becoming a trend.

Remember how one of the various functions of unions was to prevent this kind of thing?

Remember how republicans went on a union-busting crusade?

(Source: bottomline.nbcnews.com)