8 Reasons Rep Eric Cantor lost his Primary last nightSubmitted by Ed Thinking on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:00
June 11, 2014. Richmond, VA. The third most powerful member of the House of Representatives, and the second most powerful Republican, lost his primary race for re-election last night. With a result that shocked the nation, Virginia’s GOP Congressman Eric Cantor was soundly defeated by a little-known challenger with no money and no experience. Here’s how it happened and what it means for the rest of the election season.
First, it’s worth mentioning that before readers run to corporate news networks like CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC for news on this story, every one of those networks has spent the last year saturating their coverage with the promise that the crazy Tea Party wing of the GOP is dead and last night’s result could never happen. They’re all shocked this morning, calling it, “the political upset of our lifetime.” But it wasn’t. In fact, we at Whiteout Press predicted this outcome months ago, although we believed losses by powerful Congressmen like Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) would be the major shockers. But then, there’s still time and the 2014 elections are only beginning.
8 Reasons Rep Cantor lost his Primary
1. GOP Civil War
The Republican Party is always fighting an internal three-way civil war with the party made up of three distinct factions - social/religious, libertarian/Constitutional, corporate/billionaire...