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Huge Victory For Tea Party: House Majority Leader Cantor Defeated In Primary!

David Brat election results


Throughout his entire career, Eric Cantor has supported countless measures and budgets to increase our debt and grow government. Despite his fiscal rhetoric, Eric Cantor voted for new spending measures like Medicare Part D, TARP bailouts, Chinese bailouts, Wall Street bailouts, two unfunded wars, and backed the kick-the-can-down-the-road Ryan-Murray budget.
-David Brat website



David Brad goes after unfunded wars and NSA illegal spying on Americans siding with Amash

The man who just beat Cantor, Dave Brat, has taken a different tack on surveillance issues. In a recent interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he argued that "The NSA’s indiscriminate collection of data on all Americans is a disturbing violation of our Fourth Amendment right to privacy." On his website, Brat says he favors "the end of bulk phone and email data collection by the NSA."'

If Brat takes Cantor's seat, it will shift the Republican Party a bit more toward the Amash position on surveillance issues. That's significant because Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which the government has cited to justify its phone records program, will come up for renewal next year. With more Republicans like Brat and Amash in Congress, that could be a tough sell.

Ed Gillespie supports the voters

“!!! RT @EdWGillespie: Congrats to @DaveBratVA7th on tonight’s win. Looking forward to a winning ticket in November!”

Virginia also has a sore loser to prevent him from write in stuff

Virginia Code 24.2-520 : A candidate who loses a primary shall be prohibited from having his name on a general election ballot.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 10, 2014

Brat's campaign manager was a 23 year old Austrian econ geek and two time Ron Paul campaigner


Zachary Werrell ‪@ZacharyWerrell‬
Nov 16
Is it weird that I listen to 'Human Action: a Treatise on Economics' on tape ( by Ludwig von Mises) while playing video games? Sorry team ‪@kendallcarrie


Brat's chief of staff also volunteered for Ron Paul's campaign in 2008 and 2012. Not only was this a great steal, but it seems like Brat might actually be closer to Ron's ideas than most "Tea Party" candidates.


Last month Mitch McConnell On Tea Party Challengers:

‘We Are Going To Crush Them Everywhere’


Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him

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Brat is not teaparty..

he says this himself. He had no help from teaparty. He is a Republican and ran based on 6 Republican principles. Here is video of his victory speech:


I know people who have

I know people who have founded tea party groups. Tea Party is like saying meetup or something. No, it is not centralized, but there are tea party groups. And some endorse candidates.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul founded the Tea Party movement, and this campaign was based around Paul.

No! He did not. Stop passing on a lie.

How many times do we need to go over this? I was one of the core planners in '07 of our fundraiser celebrating the original Tea Party. What the media/GOP/banksters created a couple years later has zero to do with Ron Paul's core issues; liberty, a sensible foreign policy, sound money, following the Constitution.

The Ted Nugent/Fox News morons in the "Tea Party" can't read the Constitution, much less understand it. They are knuckle-draggers who follow orders, that is all. Giving them respect is giving in to a propaganda ploy.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

Come on man! That's like

Come on man! That's like saying no Republicans understand the Constitution, Ron Paul did. There are hundreds if not thousands of Tea Parties. They are not centralized, you could start the Mohusk tea party if you liked. You need to decide, either the tea party exists, and you don't like it. or it doesn't exist.

You seem to have a similar confusion about Jesus.

Not really

That is actually not the same thing at all. I was very specific about which Tea Parties I was talking about. (and there are definitely not hundreds, much less thousands) I have no desire to start a group that has become synonymous with GOP propaganda and used by the MSNBC's of the world to maintain the false left-right paradigm, which was the whole point to begin with.

So, no, the "Tea Party" as envisioned by anyone stupid enough to join doesn't really exist - they were being used in a stunt.

I am not confused about Yeshua at all. He is a mythical figure, an amalgam of several different pagan man-gods. If there really was someone at that time the stories are about, he was apparently a dimwit who didn't learn how to read or write.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

To be fair

9/11 Truth groups arguably originated the modern Tea Party at Boston Harbor in 2006
(I was there as well)

How Many Votes Were Cast For Jack Trammell?

David Brat will now face off against Democrat Jack Trammell in November. However, I can't find any reports in the media on how many votes were cast in the Democratic primary for the Virginia 7th district. Does anyone know how many votes Trammell received vs. his opponent? Did Trammell even have an opponent?

Ed Rombach

Virginia is a mixed bag, but

Virginia is a mixed bag, but overall, more good than bad. It might help that our governors only get a single term.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

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Thank you People of The Old Dominion!



Strike while the iron is hot

Only hours after this major upset, the media is in a full out blitz explaining away the fact that a libertarian leaning candidate, who was outspent 20 to 1, ousted the second most powerful person in the Republican House leadership.

If there's any hope in furthering the chance of some actual change at the US Congressional level, this might be it.

For those of us who still believe there's a modicum of faith that we could move toward a more free nation, this is it.

We need to pull out all the stops to educate our friends and family on the facts that 1) grass roots candidates are not a wasted vote and 2) we don't have much time left to turn things around.

I hope the next to fall are:
John Boehner
Reince Priebus


So what exactly do career politicians do once they are ousted from office and can no longer exploit and ravage the citizens and economy?

They work for IzUnReal as Mossad SPYS called



once enough time

has passed and they feel they've licked their wounds enough and grown their beards long enough, they write lame books trying to explain their defeats. Then they shave the beards off and give lame talks that no one wants to hear.

My Condolences

To AIPAC for their loss. Buawhaha!

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." Voltaire

Tea Party support....

for Dave Brat was almost nonexistent according to Laura Ingraham on FOX News.

Do the Tea Parties have any money at all to help candidates?

Minnesota Mary

There is no Democrat

in the general election

Jack Trammel also at the same college

is the Democrat to beat in the general election. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/meet-j...

I still have a record of my

I still have a record of my "Donation to Friends of Dave Brat", but not for long as I forgot the receipt was just sitting on my desk. One will probably not succeed immediately, but persistence eventually pays dividends. The solution to our ills in the USA is principled, tenacious action driven by the desire to see criminals brought to justice.

I emailed

Boehner and bragged about victory and ended it with... you mad?

Brat is huge anti-amnesty

The whole campaign was amnesty (Cantor) vs Anti-amnesty (Brat), and stopping Cantors Dream act.

Thank you Virginia

Yub Nub! the Ewoks are


What html do you type to embed video like that?

On youtube, on the video you want ...

click 'Share.' Right below the word 'Share' you'll see Share This Video - Embed - Email. Click 'Embed.' Then you'll see a bunch of code pop up in the box below. Copy that code and paste it into your reply and it will embed the video.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Well, I just do this: I RIGHT

Well, I just do this:

I RIGHT click on a video.
I select and LEFT click on the 'copy embed code' option that comes up.
Then I hold down the ctrl key, and v key at the same time to drop it in the comment box.

Or, you can follow the directions here:

Brat on Hannity again right now...live video...

and, BTW, he was not a teaparty candidate, got no national support, did have local grassroots support (local teaparty people)but mostly just local grassroots.

not really true

Every Tea Party group in Virginia endorsed Brat, and so did the national Tea Party groups, what they didn't do was send much money, but there were several anti-Amnesty pacs that ran ads for Brat as well.

Yeah, but still: Candidate

Yeah, but still:

Candidate Republican David Alan "Dave" Brat
• FEC H4VA07143; 21 May 14; Tot $206,663; Dsb $122,793

Republican Congressman Eric Ivan Cantor - lost primary
• FEC H0VA07042; 21 May 14; Tot $5,447,290; Dsb $5,026,626

agree with you

its a shccker! You know when Cantor was heckled at the 7th Congressional VA GOP convention he might have a hard time,but this is epic.

Dewey defeats Truman part 2