In a historic victory, the first time a majority leader of the House ever lost an election, Dave Brat sent Eric Cantor back to unfamiliar territory. his home district. With a staff of two and about $100,000 against Eric Cantor’s staff of 27 and 5.4 million Dollars, he beat Eric with a turn-out that beat Virginia’s District 7′s 2012 vote by 20%. To summarize Brat picked up the vote that Romney missed in 2012.
The RINO long faces on FOX News wanted to blame a low turnout, rain, and immigration backlash. but a second look at results and Brat’s Web Page shows how out of touch Brit Hume, et al, were in their early analysis. The Tea Party wants immigration fixed, like we all do–just after the border is closed. A look at the squalor and peril of Obama’s child amnesty concentration camps have wrought validates Brat’s insistence that the borders need to be closed first.
Rush Limbaugh put it better than we could on his recap, as follows:
But this is all bigger than Cantor, and it’s bigger than one issue, immigration reform. This disconnect is major and it is growing. But I think one of the interesting observations to make is here you’ve got a guy, this election was historic. This is the first time a majority leader of a party has lost a primary election, the first time. This is not insignificant. And David Brat is not a wacko. He’s not a kook. He’s an economics professor. He’s an economist. He’s an American. He’s a real guy.
Here are the six points that he ran on. He posted these six points on his website. He mentioned them in his ads, and there weren’t very many ads ’cause a hundred grand doesn’t buy you a whole lot of ads. And Cantor did the typical establishment thing. He’s running negative ads and trying to beat this guy to smithereens and making fun of him, his inexperience, doesn’t know the ways of Washington. He called him a liberal. All backfired.
Brat posted these six points (Rush quotes them from his Web Site).
“That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice,
“That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society,
“That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,
“That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations,
“That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense,
“That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.”
Rush summarizes, “It’s clear he’s a lunatic, right? Let me explain something and try to put this in some sort of context. When I was growing up — and this is not old fuddy-duddy stuff. Actually, it’s sort of a historical context here that will illustrate just how dramatically things have changed. If somebody even 30 years ago ran for office on this platform, you know what they would have said? “Okay, big deal. Everybody’ for that. What are you gonna do about X?”
My point is that these six points that he’s posted on his website as his manifesto have become so unusual that they stand out. Thirty years ago it was just assumed that everybody seeking political office believed this. This would not have distinguished anybody. Maybe you’d have to go 40 years ago. I’m not making this up, and I’m not kidding. This would not distinguish anybody not that long ago, because everybody that sought office was assumed to think these things.”
We need to close by pointing out that Eric Cantor beat himself by being more attentive to business-U.S. Chamber Of Commerce-Lobby interests than his own district. He doubled his personal net-worth by insider trading while in office and became the consummate Washington ”tell them one thing then act as you want insider”. He will not skip a beat as he moves into his new job as a Washington Lobbyist. He was the personification of the RINO – Cheap Labor GOP leadership we warned about in our Blog:
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