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GOP Leadership in 'Chaos' After Eric Cantor's Lose

"We're absolutely stunned."

By Billy House | National Journal

June 10, 2014
Befuddlement hit and lingered within the House GOP leadership ranks as Majority Leader Eric Cantor's election fate was unwinding on Tuesday. Cantor lost in a major upset to primary challenger Dave Brat.

Speaker John Boehner, in a statement from his office late Tuesday night, said, "Eric Cantor and I have gone through a lot together."

"He's a good friend and a great leader, and someone I've come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing," added Boehner, who said his thoughts Tuesday night were with Cantor, his wife Diana, and their kids.

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Did Boehner cry?

I hope he did. LOL!!

bigmikedude's picture

Lol

Caught me off guard on that one.

Even with Cantor's defeat,

Even with Cantor's defeat, don't think for one minute that these traitors in the leadership of the GOP will stop pushing their biometric identification agenda in the name of "reforming" immigration.

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It may not be completely over yet though actually

He can still run as a "write-in" and we know he's most likely got the big money and establishment behind him for it if he does.

Virginia law prohibits Cantor from running as an independent, but he can run as a write-in candidate, a strategy that worked for Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2010 after she lost the Alaska Republican primary.

And it's not like Cantor's sounding like he's now ready to just disappear.

"I believe there's opportunity around the next corner for all of us," he said Tuesday night. "So I look forward to continuing to fight with all of you for the things that we believe in for the conservative cause, because those solutions of ours are the answer to the problems that so many people are facing today."

From: http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/eric-cantor-falls-to...

Although with a loss by that large of a margin I doubt it would be easy for him.

He's stepping down as

He's stepping down as majority leader, so I don't think he will run as a write in.

bigmikedude's picture

Now that you mention it

I do recall that too. Yeah, that would be an indicator of unlikelihood toward another attempt.

Thanks Stone.

He will be

working for The Lobby before we know it making 10 times his congressional salary.

Dr. Mike Vasovski
South Carolina Campaign Chairman, Ron Paul 2012
The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party

Boehner's words sounds like

Boehner's words sounds like as if Cantor died or something.

"He's a good friend and a great leader, and someone I've come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the tough choices that come with governing," added Boehner, who said his thoughts Tuesday night were with Cantor, his wife Diana, and their kids.

bigmikedude's picture

Hilarious.

Like a Mona Lisa to liberty.

Francis Underwood comes to mind here

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Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

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"We're absolutely stunned."

LOL

DUH.... I bet they are indeed after not listening to their constituents and ignoring the calls for change within the GOP and to its crony sell-out policies for how long now?

You have to know I their mind

You have to know I their mind they don't see themselves as corrupt. They are not in contact with the outside world so they are unaware what the average American is going through. They live in a bubble.