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House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 08:02 AM
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Cantor defeated?Good!1 less RINO!




posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043

originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
And I'm sooo happy I'm going to add a little more.

And finally...GET TO WORK! I'm not paying you to sit on your ass!


Sadly, big interest do.


Not true...really. Because if we vote them out every time they succumb to that or not do their jobs...there won't be any such politicians. And "big interest" doesn't get a vote



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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a reply to: WeAreAWAKE

Sadly again, Big interest is already embedded into our politicians once they get the chance to even run for any positions in Washingto, remember that, dirty money has always been a staple of Americas politics, no politician can compete in Washington without the proper private interest backing, it will be naïve to even think the oposite.

Now what happen to Canto?r,

Like it was posted before, the wage earners or what I call the productive working class are the ones that defeated due to the highly debated immigration bill, because it will affect the wallets of the tax payers.

But the little-known, tea party-backed Republican Brat promises the opposite of what Cantor was defending, cutting immigration by half may be grasping too much in order to get votes, because still is a big sea in Washington with bigger fish that are behind the immigration bill.

So, if he wins at the end, will he be able to deliver what he is promising?, well he can always claim grip lock. right.


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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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Cantor was probably humbled and bewildered for a few hours (or minutes) and then started to think of the big money which awaits him as a lobbyist or affiliated friend once he leaves Congress and is on the corporate board, corporate lecture, and "now-you-can-accept-that-golf-and-gold-outing to Monte Carlo we talked about". I have a feeling he'll land on his feet, unlike the GOP.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:10 AM
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originally posted by: snarky412
a reply to: Bassago

YAY!!
Maybe the people will have their say about the BS going in DC via the polls

I think that is great, a little nobody beat him out
There is hope after all

We need to clean house in both parties
Need new minds, fresh ideas
Get rid of these career politicians



Exactly my thoughts when I read an article about it this morning.

The Dems are rejoicing, but they better put their big boy pants on because this election cycle will not be kind to any incumbent.

ALL Americans are getting fed up with business as usual in DC, I read more and more about previously solid Hollywood type Dems who are fed up and letting the world know it.

We really need a clean sweep.

Good for Virginia!!!!!



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: Aleister
Cantor was probably humbled and bewildered for a few hours (or minutes) and then started to think of the big money which awaits him as a lobbyist or affiliated friend once he leaves Congress and is on the corporate board, corporate lecture, and "now-you-can-accept-that-golf-and-gold-outing to Monte Carlo we talked about". I have a feeling he'll land on his feet, unlike the GOP.


My opinion is that not only the GOP will take a beating but the established Dems will also take a beating.

The American people are totally fed up with intrusive government and the rush to fascism that is clearly on the horizon if we keep incumbents in office.

Out with the old - all the old - Reps AND Dems

So, in my opinion the Dems will be as shocked come November as the Reps

Why?

Because DC and its tentacles that reach the average american has started to strangle the average american regardless of political affiliation.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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This is good news...looks like the Democrats will take back that seat in November.

Virginia has an open primary...all polls showed Cantor leading by a large margin, but those polls only poll registered Republicans because it is a primary. It should be clear to anyone that Democrats came out to defeat the well funded Cantor. This other guy has very little money in his campaign...I don't think he has a chance in November.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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My opinion is that not only the GOP will take a beating but the established Dems will also take a beating.


one can only hope.

However, They will probably crucify him in the press

VOTI


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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Destinyone

I imagine that it may seem big, but remember that we only got two parties running for government, everything else never get to make it because our politics are rigged.

So to me I have come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter the political party the agendas are the same, because anybody that goes again the status quo fail in Washington insiders club.

Remember Obama campaign on change, hope and transparency . . .



This is where I hope a 3rd party can finally emerge. But with all the vote fixing and voter fraud that happens in the US I doubt we will ever see where American sentiments truly lay.

What we need is a 3rd party made up of fed up Dems and fed up Reps that join together, so they don't "steal" votes from just one party as happened with Perot.

We need a 3rd party where the leader was a non-political open Democrat who now has close to Tea Party ideals of smaller government, more accountable government, less intrusive government, and willing to get rid of 75% of all non-voted upon regulations through Presidential pen-manship!



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: kruphix
This is good news...looks like the Democrats will take back that seat in November.

Virginia has an open primary...all polls showed Cantor leading by a large margin, but those polls only poll registered Republicans because it is a primary. It should be clear to anyone that Democrats came out to defeat the well funded Cantor. This other guy has very little money in his campaign...I don't think he has a chance in November.


You forget, he now gets all the Republican campaign money that was to go to Cantor for the general election.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:40 AM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

I agree with all that you say, I just don't have the confidence you do in the voting system .

I wish I was wrong but after seeing Obama reelected and watching Harry Reid get reelected and not being able to find anyone who would say they voted for them or did vote for them and now this...well I just hope I'm wrong.

In Nevada yesterday the Dems voted "none of the above" 30% in the Governors' race the next person to that had 25%, for the Dem's to do this in Nevada is as far off as Cantor loosing .



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw

originally posted by: kruphix
This is good news...looks like the Democrats will take back that seat in November.

Virginia has an open primary...all polls showed Cantor leading by a large margin, but those polls only poll registered Republicans because it is a primary. It should be clear to anyone that Democrats came out to defeat the well funded Cantor. This other guy has very little money in his campaign...I don't think he has a chance in November.


You forget, he now gets all the Republican campaign money that was to go to Cantor for the general election.


Yes, but he doesn't get Cantor's campaign money.

The money for the GOP for House candidates isn't that much money...even for their Presidential candidate, the private campaign funding is far more than what they get from their political party.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 10:07 AM
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I don't know if one or the other will make any difference at all. I'd rather see a normal working person run and get it because then the lobbyists wouldn't own all of them.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: kruphix
This is good news...looks like the Democrats will take back that seat in November


It hasn't registered yet? Well that is to be expected. It's still early in the show.

I suppose there is no problem with a little left wing delusions of grandeur.

Just throw all the carpetbaggers in D.C out on Both sides. ~$heopleNation



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 12:16 PM
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As an individual, I see this as a good protest election.

As a democrat, I see this as good thing for maybe taking a seat.

None of the democrats I know are going to turn. They want the House back too bad so something can get done.

Just heard Cantor is stepping down. That did not take long.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 12:23 PM
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I know quite a few Democrats that are rejoicing about Cantors loss. I think they're stupid... trust me for as much as I argue my leftist POV here on ATS, it's equal in real life with my Dem friends who consider themselves left but poo-poo socialism and anarchism (govt is just fine if Dems are in), it's lonely being Left (lol). Cantor's district is (of course) a gerrymandered district, with a Right slant, it's pretty unlikely that a Democrat will win it. So now we're looking at another Cruz style Congressman. Yay...



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: MOMof3

Gerrymandering has made it all but impossible for the Democrats to ever take the House again.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 01:11 PM
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Found this to be an interesting aspect of this upset and hadn't thought of it before. Cantor's loss is also bad news for the NSA which makes it good news for Americans at this point.

it's worth noting that Cantor's loss could be bad news for the NSA in a big way. Cantor was a key part of the House leadership that was instrumental in supporting the NSA and blocking any meaningful attempts at reform. Rather than looking into what the NSA was doing, Cantor wanted to lead an investigation into Ed Snowden. It is believed that Cantor was also a key part of the effort last year to make sure that the Amash Amendment failed.
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posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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Well thanks for that one, I guess is more than just the immigration bill that doom him, but while the new candidate has made a point about immigration he doesn't say anything about how to deal with the corporate run NSA.



posted on Jun, 11 2014 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: MOMof3
As an individual, I see this as a good protest election.

As a democrat, I see this as good thing for maybe taking a seat.

None of the democrats I know are going to turn. They want the House back too bad so something can get done.

Just heard Cantor is stepping down. That did not take long.


He'll be able to step into a nice job as a lobbyist with a big fat salary.



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