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    Re: 2nd Term Part VIII - The Thin Red Line

    Last time a sitting Majority Leader lost his primary?

    '99.

    1899.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Last time a sitting Majority Leader lost his primary?

    '99.

    1899.
    He must have really ticked off the party bosses!! Must have come out against tariffs, railroads, or J.P. Morgan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    "MSNBC and Fox are in full OMG OMG OMG mode, while CNN runs with an OJ Simpson retrospective."

    This is CNN.
    Ever since Piers Morgan has gone they never seem to do news at the 9:00 timeslot.

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    Meanwhile in Maine's 2nd Congressional District, Emily Cain (D) wiped the floor with her state senate colleague Troy Jackson, while Bruce Poliquin (R) defeated permanant Congressional candidate Kevin Raye. Cain is a fellow Maine alum and Poliquin was our baseball coach and president of the Board of Trustees at North Yarmouth Academy. Cain should win this by 6-10 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    It came down to immigration. Cantor pushed amnesty. Not a popular position right now given what's going on along our Southern border.
    It was going to be something gay marriage or guns or we still have a government. In this case it was amnesty.
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    Tell me She didn't really say this:

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    Question: Is Cantor going to run as an Independent in the general election? Just wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MountieBoyOz View Post
    Question: Is Cantor going to run as an Independent in the general election? Just wondering.
    He can't. Virginia has a "sore loser" law that prevents primary losers from running in the general election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    He can't. Virginia has a "sore loser" law that prevents primary losers from running in the general election.
    From what I saw he can't run on another ticket, but can still receive write-ins. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) did this after she got Teabagged in 2010.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Priceless View Post
    Meanwhile in Maine's 2nd Congressional District, Emily Cain (D) wiped the floor with her state senate colleague Troy Jackson, while Bruce Poliquin (R) defeated permanant Congressional candidate Kevin Raye. Cain is a fellow Maine alum and Poliquin was our baseball coach and president of the Board of Trustees at North Yarmouth Academy. Cain should win this by 6-10 points.
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    Two down, 533 to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Last time a sitting Majority Leader lost his primary?

    '99.

    1899.
    Perhaps the populist movement? I can't remember who was in control then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    They are both weasels
    Coming from you, that statement is quite a shock.

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    It is gonna be fun to watch the GOPers bend over backwards to show why Cantor losing is not only ok but GOOD for the party! Circle those wagons boys
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Eric Cantor has LOST his GOP primary to keep his seat in the House to the Tea Party challenger.

    Yes, you heard that right, Cantor isn't pyscho enough for the GOP. They need someone more psycho.
    F vcking hilarious! A knuckledragger gets turfed because he wasn't dragging his hands on the ground hard enough! If the GOP didn't actually exist, would something like Saturday Night Live or The Onion have to invent them?

    Look, we all know the GOP and conservatism in general is a dying entity propped up by people who's average age is somewhere in the 80's. So, no need to beat that dead horse. Far, far more amusing is the absolute failure of pundits, aka pundidiots, and their narrative of this election. All we've heard are two themes 1) DEMS IN DISARRAY ("because the headline flows nicely") and 2) ESTABLISHMENT GOP REASSERTS ITSELF!!!!!! Funny how nobody saw the Majority Leader getting his @ ss handed to him? This would be like if Pelosi lost to some unknown Little Ralphie Nader accolyte. What these professional bozos often miss is Teabaggers need not win every contested election. In fact even in their best year (2010) more mainstream Goopers like Ayotte and Kirk won the nomination over right wing alternatives. However, to spread fear throughout the party, a handful of high profile knockouts, plus a better ability to pick off open seats in red states (Nebraska Senate this time around) achieves the goal of a complete takeover of the Republican party. One has to wonder though how a party at war with itself is going to turn around and win the House, Senate, and White House in 2016, especially with a Paul or Cruz at the top of the ticket. Don't tell the DC chattering class that however, because we're on the cusp of A NEW NEO-CONARTIST ERA, BABY!

    Finally, the dominant narrative I've seen today is "oh, I guess immigration reform is dead". Any bozo writing this should be fired immediately. Immigration was NEVER going to happen with a GOP House, because 1) the base is against it, and 2) there are no half way decent political strategists left on the Right, at least not in terms of crafting a legislative agenda. Were The Boner not completely impotent, he'd simply ask 20 Republicans quietly to sign on to Dems discharge petition (those not running for re-election, Northeastern reps, etc), rail against it in public, but then go to Teabaggers and say either we cut a deal with the Senate or they have the votes to put Senate bill on the floor. That would give the old crying drunk leverage, but apparently its too deep a concept for him.
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    Word is the likely replacement is a Texas Tea Party member and Boehner is considering stepping down after November. I believe this qualifies as "how could it get more ****ed up?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    Word is the likely replacement is a Texas Tea Party member and Boehner is considering stepping down after November. I believe this qualifies as "how could it get more ****ed up?"
    November is going to be fun.
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    Hell, how about January 5th when they race out with Articles of Impeachment for being black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Perhaps the populist movement? I can't remember who was in control then.
    Republicans were in control at the time, winning the presidential elections from 1896 to 1912; McKinley held the White House then, followed by T Roosevelt and Taft, all when the Republicans were the liberal party. A populist movement was swelling in response to the JP Morgans, Rockefellers, etc. creating giant companies and gaining a great deal of personal wealth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    A populist movement was swelling in response to the JP Morgans, Rockefellers, etc. creating giant companies and gaining a great deal of personal wealth.
    This sounds familiar...

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