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Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:02 PM

Pelosi: Cantor Loss Means 2014 Is 'Whole New Ballgame'

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Here's Pelosi's statement below:

The American people should take notice. Tonight, the Tea Party defeated Republican Leader Eric Cantor who is one of the most extreme Members of Congress.

Eric Cantor has long been the face of House Republicansí extreme policies, debilitating dysfunction and manufactured crises. Tonight, is a major victory for the Tea Party as they yet again pull the Republican Party further to the radical right.

As far as the midterms elections are concerned, itís a whole new ballgame.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/pelosi-eric-cantor-david-brat

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Reply Pelosi: Cantor Loss Means 2014 Is 'Whole New Ballgame' (Original post)
cal04 Jun 2014 OP
book_worm Jun 2014 #1
sawdust Jun 2014 #10
valerief Jun 2014 #44
VanillaRhapsody Jun 2014 #2
calimary Jun 2014 #28
Cha Jun 2014 #3
global1 Jun 2014 #4
Cha Jun 2014 #6
madashelltoo Jun 2014 #8
Cha Jun 2014 #12
mudy waters Jun 2014 #17
calimary Jun 2014 #31
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #57
diane in sf Jun 2014 #9
tofuandbeer Jun 2014 #11
Cha Jun 2014 #13
defacto7 Jun 2014 #33
dballance Jun 2014 #30
Cha Jun 2014 #34
spooky3 Jun 2014 #42
JaneyVee Jun 2014 #5
Politicalboi Jun 2014 #7
Hekate Jun 2014 #14
Cha Jun 2014 #35
freshwest Jun 2014 #15
Cha Jun 2014 #36
MustBeTheBooz Jun 2014 #16
QuestForSense Jun 2014 #48
MustBeTheBooz Jun 2014 #62
flamingdem Jun 2014 #18
elzenmahn Jun 2014 #20
flamingdem Jun 2014 #23
yeoman6987 Jun 2014 #39
aggiesal Jun 2014 #19
Cha Jun 2014 #37
Victor_c3 Jun 2014 #53
davidn3600 Jun 2014 #21
Cha Jun 2014 #38
yeoman6987 Jun 2014 #40
TiredOfNo Jun 2014 #22
TexasTowelie Jun 2014 #32
lib87 Jun 2014 #24
Skip Intro Jun 2014 #25
libodem Jun 2014 #26
Uncle Joe Jun 2014 #27
barbtries Jun 2014 #29
DonCoquixote Jun 2014 #41
Demeter Jun 2014 #43
Swede Atlanta Jun 2014 #45
AlinPA Jun 2014 #46
quakerboy Jun 2014 #52
AlinPA Jun 2014 #55
quakerboy Jun 2014 #58
AlinPA Jun 2014 #59
japple Jun 2014 #47
spanone Jun 2014 #49
blkmusclmachine Jun 2014 #50
factsarenotfair Jun 2014 #51
Jester Messiah Jun 2014 #54
MADem Jun 2014 #56
SunSeeker Jun 2014 #60
NorthCarolina Jun 2014 #61

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:03 PM

1. I hope the national dems will get behind the dem candidate in Cantor's district

and hopefully win this one.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:07 AM

10. DONATE HERE FOR JACK TRAMMELL

 

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Response to sawdust (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:42 PM

44. I did that last night! nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:05 PM

2. GOTMFV!

 

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:36 AM

28. THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Won't mean squat if OUR numbers don't get off their asses and turn out at the polls.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:05 PM

3. Eric Cantor has long been the face of House Republicansí extreme policies, debilitating dysfunction

and manufactured crises. Tonight, is a major victory for the Tea Party as they yet again pull the Republican Party further to the radical right."

Thank you Nancy.. she Gets It!

thanks cal!

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:17 PM

4. Today Eric Cantor Just Has A Long Face......nt

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:21 PM

6. No smirking for him today.. must be especially hard since "inner polling showed him

34 points ahead".

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:36 PM

8. Hey Cha, Eric lost his snob nasal speaking voice too!

Every time he spoke I wanted to punch him in the face because he spoke down through his nose like the stuck up rich folks in movies. Didn't have that sound tonight. Might be in a different situation if he had lost that act a while ago.

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Response to madashelltoo (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:15 AM

12. Wow, who knew he could speak otherwise?! Full disclosure though..

I could never stomach to hear him speak in the first place. I cannot even stand to look at him in one of his smirking online pics.

So yes, a celebration is in Order, madashelitoo!

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Response to madashelltoo (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:37 AM

17. Unless he was out in the county

 

Then he turned on his fake southern accent.

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Response to mudy waters (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:49 AM

31. Welcome to DU, mudy waters!

Glad you're here! Very festive night, isn't it! I'm so happy to see his smug mug on the losing end for a change. He really was alienating! His whole cocky, arrogant demeanor just was SO off-putting! How anyone got anything done with him, without winding up nursing some sort of bruised feelings or grudges. I'll bet people "worked with" him begrudgingly because he had that hotshot position in Congress. Majority Leader in the House. The presumed heir to boner's seat in the Speakership. And buh-BYE. Just like that.

Really rather stunning.

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Response to mudy waters (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 10:28 AM

57. Welcome mudy waters

Glad to see you here!

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:55 PM

9. They seem to believe their own propaganda, maybe it's why their polls aren't accurate

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:09 AM

11. Just like Romney.

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:16 AM

13. Unreal! we know they're delusional and it goes right down to swallowing their own

internal pols!

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Response to diane in sf (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 02:50 AM

33. If you say it over and over

enough times, and believe and believe, it comes true. They learn that in bible school.

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:46 AM

30. Talk about "skewed" polls - LOL /nt

 

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Response to dballance (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 03:44 AM

34. LOL.. right. bit 'em in the a$$.

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Response to global1 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 09:25 AM

42. Other than the embarrassment of the loss, he probably

Isn't feeling too bad. The RW always has a nice soft lucrative job waiting for people like him. He won't have the same power but he'll have a lot more money and time.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:19 PM

5. VOTE, because the crazy people will.

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 11:35 PM

7. Open polls Nancy

 

What we need to do is encourage little Eric to be a write in in Nov. Or make the Teabaggers use a T or TP on the ballot.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:19 AM

14. From Nancy's lips to the Goddess's ears

Too funny about Eric Cantor.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 03:44 AM

35. I bought Sunflowers to celebrate!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:30 AM

15. Happy to kick and rec! Keep on smiling, Nancy!



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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 03:46 AM

36. Excellent graphic to celebrate, fresh!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:35 AM

16. That Cantor would lose his primary to an extremist speaks volumes...

To one side of the aisle. Now, what's the other side of the aisle going to do about it? GOTV!!!

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Response to MustBeTheBooz (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 10:44 PM

48. Maybe this is the start of a new trend?

I really enjoyed what Joan Walsh of Salon.com had to say about Cantor's political demise: "It couldnít happen to a more deserving guy. Cantor is another conscience-free Republican leader who courted the Tea Party when it seemed politically advantageous and then tried to run from it when it was clear it was going to bite him in the ass."

The Tea Party may target more of these whores (there are plenty of them). But his opponent, while not a knuckle-dragger, IS an extremist; perhaps too extreme for general consumption. We'll see. At any rate, Democrats will need to turn out full force to vote if we are to prevail.

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Response to QuestForSense (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 17, 2014, 07:15 PM

62. Amen to that! nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:42 AM

18. Good riddance

Let's hope the Gop goes down hard

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:54 AM

20. If We GET OUT AND VOTE...

...they will go down hard.

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Response to elzenmahn (Reply #20)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:56 AM

23. Yes yes GOTV what an opportunity

If people get their buttz to the pollz

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 04:28 AM

39. His replacement is even more radical

 

especially on immigration and religious things. Democrats better work hard if they want to win this seat. The District is 56 percent Republican. Get out to vote is very important. Money in this race is not as important as getting out to vote. This guy won by spending 100,000 dollars to 5 million by Cantor.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:52 AM

19. From now until he leaves in January ...

Cantor is going to try and ram his radical political agenda through the house.

Just a prediction.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 03:48 AM

37. A well educated prediction, aggiessal.. cantor's no doubt thinking about

2016.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 06:30 AM

53. and I believe that would ultimately help the democrats

the more people see what republicans are all about, the less they like them.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:54 AM

21. Well..."extreme" by our standards....

 

Free Republic is celebrating his loss more than we are because they thought he was "too liberal."

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 03:50 AM

38. Yeah, poor "librul" eric cantor..

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 04:29 AM

40. Compared to Brat, he was liberal

 

I think we need to really ensure that this guy does not get sworn in on Swearing in day in January.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 12:55 AM

22. Now, if we can just get all those Democrats who crossed over to vote in November....

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Response to TiredOfNo (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 02:02 AM

32. Not only in that district, but countrywide!

Welcome to DU, please join the party!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:04 AM

24. Cantor's Polling was WAY Off lol

His internal polling had him up 62% to 28%...then he lost by 11 percentage points.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:14 AM

25. Now there's some spin. n/t

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:17 AM

26. Oh Happy Day

Now he can lobby, nakedly. Motherfucker. .

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:20 AM

27. I agree.

Thanks for the thread, cal.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:43 AM

29. if justice exists,

the democrat will take his seat.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 05:26 AM

41. this is in part

due to a lot of people thinking of 2016, when 2014 is right under our nose.

Think about it, if the tea party starts to take the house, then Karl Marx would not be able to move things to the left!

Much less Hillary.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 10:34 AM

43. No thanks to "off the table" Pelosi

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:08 PM

45. I'm not sure Nancy is rowing with both oars in the water......

 

Cantor was apparently not whacko enough for the GOP base in his district. Granted there are reports there were a lot of Democrats that voted in the open primary yesterday which could have contributed to Cantor's loss.

But there is nothing in Brat's victory that suggests Democrats have a better chance of flipping the seat in a heavily gerrymandered "safe" GOP district or that this reflects any more fundamental changes in the election. Brat is as whacko or more than Cantor.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #45)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 07:33 PM

46. Cantor and Brat are both teabaggers. The GOP will replace Cantor 's Majority Leader position

with another teabagger and it won't make any difference. By mid August this will all be forgotten.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #46)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 06:00 AM

52. Not a chance

There are factions in the Republican party. There's the money, and then there's the religious, and then theres the libertarian/teabaggers. Money didn't want Cantor out, and they just lost a good chunk of their investment. They are used to being the true force behind the throne, and they won't forget having their noses shoved in it. What direction they will take with that experience is anyone's guess. But it won't be forgotten.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #52)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 08:52 AM

55. IMO, they have all merged into one crazy mass: religious/libertarian/teabagger/bigot/ignorant.

There some money, but the slobs run the party now.

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Response to AlinPA (Reply #55)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 05:51 PM

58. Its a sewer

All in all its a mass of yuck that you dont want to touch. But just because theres Oil, Turds, water, and McDonalds wrappers all swirling around together doesn't mean that its a homogenous mass. Each item is still separate to some extent. And each element wants to believe they are in charge, and each element wants to be in charge. Money has long ruled the roost, and they won't quickly forget being jilted. Its been happening a bit lately. I believe it has a lot to do with why so much money is also being sent over to our side of the aisle.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #58)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 05:55 PM

59. Let's keep it coming! (I think)

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:47 PM

47. Here's your replacement...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 11:17 PM

49. k&r...

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 02:20 AM

50. Whatevs, Nancy.

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 02:48 AM

51. She might be referring to the fact that he was one of the GOP's most prolific fundraisers.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/2014/06/11/cantor-loss-gop-fundraising-brat/10326717/

Cantor's leadership PAC, Every Republican Is Crucial, handed out more than $1.6 million to federal candidates in the current election ó more than any other leadership PAC, according to a tally by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics. He helped establish the YG Network, a conservative non-profit group with an affiliated super PAC that can raise unlimited sums to influence politics.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 08:22 AM

54. That's the interesting thing about primaries...

 

Primaries are where the people who really care are the only ones who come out to vote. On the Republican side, these people are all certifiably insane. So when the people who actually have better things to think about in the course of their everyday lives finally get to the voting booth, their options have been decided in advance by crazy people. Is it any wonder that some folks think voting is a waste of time?

Still... if the choice is between a Democrat and a frothing-at-the-mouth lunatic, maybe some moderate R's will defect. It's worth hoping for anyway.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 12, 2014, 10:25 AM

56. That Democrat may be able to find a LOCAL issue that resonates across party lines.

All politics is local. The fact that Cantor's opponent didn't come down squarely in favor of a minimum wage needs to be exploited.

Find those Republicans working at or near minimum wage--and target them with how their candidate really feels about THEIR paychecks.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jun 13, 2014, 05:25 PM

60. K & R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Jun 13, 2014, 06:33 PM

61. It sure is a whole new ballgame...que the Sanders/Warren ticket for 2016. nt

 

On edit...typo

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