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Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:34 AM

Thoughts on Cantor's Upset Loss

Think about this. Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce and Agribusiness and the evangelical community all lobbied the House Republicans to pass immigration reform and they got nowhere. That is how incredibly racist the people are in these gerrymandered districts. When has the Republican Party ever before told those powerful conservative interests to go fuck themselves? Normally, when those groups speak, the GOP jumps to do their bidding.

Eric Cantor didn't lift a finger to pass a comprehensive immigration bill and he was voted out anyway because he wasn't enough of a hard-ass on the issue.

The effect of Cantor losing will be more important than the causes of his defeat. Some will argue that immigration wasn't the only or even primary reason he lost. That won't matter for presidential politics, because Republicans will behave very counterproductively in response to Cantor's loss.

But it's true that these white, rural, conservative Christian voters have no reason to be happy with the Republican Establishment. The Republican Establishment has been a disaster on foreign policy. They have not brought back the lost manufacturing jobs. They have been losing the culture war. They haven't overturned Roe v. Wade or stopped the march of gay rights. They haven't stopped the dissolution of the nuclear family. They haven't prevented a prescription drug epidemic in their communities. They've been losing elections.

They have not been delivering in any tangible way.

Except on guns. Guns, guns, guns. Look where that's getting us by scanning the headlines over the past couple of weeks.

The GOP ramps up the hatred of gays and blacks and Latinos and Muslims and "takers" and liberals and academics and teachers and journalists and scientists and urban-dwellers and secularists and...

...they oversee the biggest growth in wealth disparity in ninety years and offer nothing for jobs but tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, and...

then they hand these aggrieved people guns, no questions asked.

Is it any wonder that every few days a new rivet pops and someone shoots up a school or a mall or Wal-Mart?


http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2014/6/11/01913/8039

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:42 AM

1. Again-The GOP ramps up the hatred of gays and blacks and Latinos and Muslims and "takers" and . . .

The GOP ramps up the hatred of gays and blacks and Latinos and Muslims and "takers" and liberals and academics and teachers and journalists and scientists and urban-dwellers and secularists and...


Again, and again, and again.


You reap what you sow.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 09:02 AM

4. Yeah and unfortunately the rest of us are reaping it too. n/t

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:42 AM

2. Yeah, to be successful in the right wing today you MUST hate (not exaggerating) everybody other than

white/str8t/protestant/males

absolutely everybody else including the Women in your life you are to hate or you cant be successful

i wish i was exaggerating


Can the MSM now call the teaparty a terrorist and racist organization?

yet?

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Response to randys1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 09:20 AM

6. This times 1000!

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:52 AM

3. I think Cantor's base was still trapped in the Operation American Spring camps

You know the flooding has been bad this spring...

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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Jun 11, 2014, 09:09 AM

5. Excellent article.k&r

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