Down Goes Cantor! Hey, Vichy Republicans…Can You Hear Us Now?

conservative1Last night, a history-making event happened in the Commonwealth of Virginia: a sitting House Majority Leader failed to win their State Primary Election.

Establishment “Moderate” Republican, Eric Cantor, got fired by his Bosses…the Republican Conservative Base. reports that…

In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost the GOP Virginia primary Tuesday night to Dave Brat, an economics professor and political novice.

The Associated Press called the race for Cantor about an hour after polls closed at 7 p.m. ET.

Cantor is the second-most powerful member of the U.S. House and was widely seen as the next in line to succeed House Speaker John Boehner.

Cantor’s loss to a political novice with little money marks a huge victory for the Tea Party movement, which supported Cantor just a few years ago.

Brat had been a thorn in Cantor’s side on the campaign, casting the congressman as a Washington insider who isn’t conservative enough. His message apparently scored well with voters in the 7th District.

“There needs to be a change,” said Joe Mullins, who voted in Chesterfield County Tuesday. The engineering company employee said he has friends who tried to arrange town hall meetings with Cantor, who declined their invitations.

Tiffs between the GOP’s establishment and Tea Party factions have flared in Virginia since Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli lost last year’s gubernatorial race. Cantor supporters have met with stiff resistance in trying to wrest control of the state party away from Tea party enthusiasts, including in the Cantor’s home district.

Brat teaches at Randolph-Macon College, a small liberal arts school north of Richmond. He raised just more than $200,000 for his campaign, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

Beltway-based groups also spent heavily in the race. The American Chemistry Council, whose members include many blue chip companies, spent more than $300,000 on TV ads promoting Cantor. It’s the group’s only independent expenditure so far this election year. Political arms of the American College of Radiology, the National Rifle Association and the National Association of Realtors had five-figure independent spending to promote Cantor.

Brat offset the cash disadvantage with endorsements from conservative activists like radio host Laura Ingraham, and with help from local Tea Party activists angry at Cantor.

Much of the campaign centered on immigration, where critics on both sides have recently taken aim at Cantor.

Brat has accused the House majority leader of being a top cheerleader for “amnesty” for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Cantor has responded forcefully by boasting in mailers of blocking Senate plans “to give illegal aliens amnesty.”

It was a change in tone for Cantor, who has repeatedly voiced support for giving citizenship to certain immigrants brought illegally to the country as children. Cantor and House GOP leaders have advocated a step-by-step approach rather than the comprehensive bill backed by the Senate. They’ve made no move to bring legislation to a vote and appear increasingly unlikely to act this year.

Cantor, a former state legislator, was elected to Congress in 2000. He became majority leader in 2011.

So, now, for the next several days, there will be wailing, crying and the gnashing of teeth in the Hallways of Power, up in DC, among the GOP Elite and the Democrats alike.

You see boys and girls, last night was the new “Shot heard Around the World”

In a blog I wrote titled ” The Failed GOP Strategy of Passive Resistance”, posted on 1/29/2013, I warned the GOP Establishment that

If these Vichy Republicans do not “man up” soon and start “‘resisting” the plans of Obama and his minions to turn the “Shining City on the Hill” into a Third World Barrio, they are going to find themselves out of a job after a Mid-Term Election in 2014,  that will make the political bloodbath of 2012 seem like a squirt gun fight.

Do not forget, GOP: You serve at OUR pleasure. Not yours.

However, they did not listen to little ol’ me.

So, Eric Cantor chose, like the rest of the so-called “GOP Moderates”, to push for Amnesty for all of those who have entered and are entering our Sovereign Nation’s Southern Borders illegally, including those involved in the current Mexican Munchkin Migration.

Who will be the next member of the GOP Establishment to lose their cushy job?

I would say that it will probably be Senator Thad Cochran, down here in Mississippi, who has been forced into a run-off with TEA Party Firebrand Chris McDaniels, who finished in a statistical tie, with the 40-year incumbent.

Just as was the case with the Virginia Primary, the GOP Establishment has opened their purses to bankroll Cochran’s re-election effort, issuing attack ads and fluff pieces, attempting to convince voters of Cochran’s “Conservative Bona Fides.”

Unfortunately for them, their efforts have not worked.

This new “Shot Heard Around the World” last night signaled a great awakening. America’s Political Pendulum is, once again, swinging to the Right.

Americans are watching in disgust as a United States President is intentionally harming our country, while he and his fellow travelers, Professional Progressive Politicians on both sides of the aisle, thumb their noses at the wishes of the overwhelming majority of American Citizens…the people who elected them to their cushy jobs in the first place: THEIR BOSSES.

Average Americans want common sense Conservative American Leadership.


Leaders who will stand up to our Petulant Prevaricating President.

Americans want someone who can speak like this:

I don’t believe the people I’ve met in almost every State of this Union are ready to consign this, the last island of freedom, to the dust bin of history, along with the bones of dead civilizations of the past. Call it mysticism, if you will, but I believe God had a divine purpose in placing this land between the two great oceans to be found by those who had a special love of freedom and the courage to leave the countries of their birth. From our forefathers to our modern-day immigrants, we’ve come from every corner of the earth, from every race and every ethnic background, and we’ve become a new breed in the world. We’re Americans and we have a rendezvous with destiny. We spread across this land, building farms and towns and cities, and we did it without any federal land planning program or urban renewal.

Indeed, we gave birth to an entirely new concept in man’s relation to man. We created government as our servant, beholden to us and possessing no powers except those voluntarily granted to it by us. Now a self-anointed elite in our nation’s capital would have us believe we are incapable of guiding our own destiny. They practice government by mystery, telling us it’s too complex for our understanding. Believing this, they assume we might panic if we were to be told the truth about our problems.

Why should we become frightened? No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than the living Americans the Americans living in this land today. There isn’t any problem we can’t solve if government will give us the facts. Tell us what needs to be done. Then, get out of the way and let us have at it.

That was Ronald Wilson Reagan, the greatest American President in my lifetime, a man who brought us together, instead of pitting us against each other….a man who stood up to tyranny, instead of embracing it…a man who fought for the rights of the unborn…instead of declaring them “a punishment”…A LEADER…NOT A FOLLOWER

Until the good ol’ boys in the Northeast Republicans’ Club, or Vichy Republicans, as I like to call them, realize that the majority of Americans out here in the Heartland are still Conservative “bitter clingers” who love God and country, they will be victims of their own hubris, and continue to lose elections.

And, it will be nobody’s fault but their own.

Until He Comes,


9 thoughts on “Down Goes Cantor! Hey, Vichy Republicans…Can You Hear Us Now?

  1. “Rally behind the Virginians!”

    –General Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr.

    My congratulations to the people of Virginia for sending an amnesty shill packing. I am sad to report that my own state of South Carolina was unsuccessful in our efforts to get rid of the traitorous Lindsey Graham.


  2. There is more going on here that is seen.

    Brat was supported by “Cooter” Jones, former Dukes of Hazard star and life-long Democrat. It seems Cooter got a movement going to have Democrats vote in the primary for Brat. Brat himself used to work for the Democrats.

    In other words, just as many Tea Partiers and Libertarians were fooled by the Democrat bankrolled Sarvis in the gubernatorial election, they have been hoodwinked again. I’m no fan of Cantor, but Brat may well turn out to be worse.

    This article includes the letter Cooter sent around as part of his plan to get even with Cantor for beating him in a past election.


    1. Cantor was a Vichy Republican, who valued reaching across the aisle, more than he valued his bosses, the people of Virginia. He deserved what he got. Oh, by the way,Democrats voted for Reagan, too. My folks did.


  3. That entire Dems voted for him meme has been debunked. Which doesn’t mean Brat is not a RINO, just that it was honked off conservatives that voted for him.


  4. This came as a complete & unexpected surprise to this household. I don’t listen to talk radio anymore so I didn’t know just how much radio hosts like Laura Ingraham & Mark Levin were pushing Eric Cantor’s opponent. While I don’t expect much to change as long as the DIABLOs are still the “leadership” of The Stupid Party, it is a step in the right direction. That is until Dave Brat, Cantor’s opponent is corrupted by the Stupid Party “establishment”, if he allows himself to be corrupted. As for Cantor’s “leadership” position in The House” I totally expect his position to be filled by another useless “good ol’ boy” DIABLO, most likely Kevin McCarthy. Until the “leadership” of the party is decontaminated of DIABLOs & the stupid removed from The Stupid Party” nothing will change. The primary voters of Virginia are to be applauded though for not going with the familiar incumbent & instead doing their homework & realizing Eric Cantor had to go. If only the same could be said of the voters in South Carolina who rolled over & again chose Lindsey Grahamnesty. Seems to me the voters of South Carolina enjoy pork more than they do a U.S. Senator who has become the poster child for term limits. I still cannot believe the same state who continually elected Jim DeMint to the U.S. Senate STILL continues to re-elect a phony like Grahamnesty again & again ad infinitem! As far as I’m concerned the voters of South Carolina DESERVE to be ruled by Democrats because Grahamnesty is one of them! He just hasn’t made it official & changed parties yet. At least my former U.S. Senator, Arlen Specter did the right thing & joined the party his views aligned with. I can respect him for doing that. Grahamnesty should be renamed Shamnesty or Scamnesty because he is both. A sham & a scam. Buh bye Eric! I hope this defeat puts the weasels in the “leadership” & the twits in the “conservative” punditry on notice that the base is fed up & sick of being used & abused. Again, I don’t expect much to change, but everything is possible with God if we put our faith & trust in Him instead of politicians. I think it is long past time we did just that. God gives us the leaders we deserve through our words & actions against Him. If He is made priority number one again everything is possible & I believe He will heal this land. God can & will do things politicians will NEVER do. Think about that as you celebrate a long overdue victory.


  5. For once, I may be interested in hearing what Tokyo Rove has to say about this. Only for entertainment purposes, of course.


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