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Truth is, this title is a misnomer because we actually knew Cantor and his gang of republican congressional ne’er-do-wells all too well.  How many times have we seen him and boehner scurrying back and forth with great immediacy through the halls deep below Congress, running from one important ‘How Can We Try To Kill Obamacare Again (and Again)’ meeting to another, with a gaggle of reporters in tow, reluctantly relenting to the many requests for a Press Conference so he can now dispense his wisdom and secret knowledge of events to the ignorant masses.

And, let us not forget Cantor’s many $3,500 hand-tailored suits - perfectly pressed as if he just put it on for the cameras - hugging a slim fit $350 white Brioni shirt that would feed a family of four for three weeks.

No, we knew him way too well and I, for one, am glad to see him go.  Buh-Bye, Now!
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The way the Main Stream Media makes excuses for the tea party’s so called recent election ‘success’ is exactly the same as the mother of a drug addict who enables his behavior by constantly making up really good reasons why it’s not really his fault that her son has been arrested 15 times.

These press pundits minimize the fact that the main reason cantor lost his district was because he completely alienated his constituents by rarely coming home, and when he did, it was with a security detail of speeding SUVs blowing through town.  He lost touch w/his voters years ago. He paid more and more attention to his national aspirations while sweeping his local congressional district and his constituents under the rug.

He lost because he was at a national fundraiser in Washington the DAY of the primary with his constituents located a mere 90 miles away in Virginia!

"C’MON, GET IN THE DAMN CAR ERIC... AND GO HOME TO CAMPAIGN!"

He lost because his ‘steakhouse’ food bill alone far exceeded his opponent’s ENTIRE campaign outlay!  And, BTW: you do realize that there are NO Bobby Van or B.L.T. steakhouses in his VA 7th congressional district!  They are, of course, along with his professional campaign managers, located within the beltway of Washington, DC, which is how he managed to completely cut his own voters out of the election process.

"...those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger, ended up inside."
John F. Kennedy - January 21, 1961

NOTE TO ERIC: Never, ever spend a million dollars plastering your completely unknown opponent’s name all over the television with media buys thereby enhancing his name recognition by a factor of ‘Mucho-Mucho’.

BTW: Cantor spent over $173 dollars for each vote he received, while his opponent spent a grand total of… $3.40 per vote!!!   Can I get a ‘WTF’?!?

Further, I can let you in on a secret.  It was NOT because Cantor was Jewish.  Do you think his constituents finally realized what his religion was AFTER he was previously elected to his seat SEVEN separate times over the last two decades?

And, it was NOT because of democrats invading the republican’s ‘open’ primary as that would have required a concerted effort of well over 5,000 dems to sabotage the polling stations that day, which didn't happen.

Immigration?  Nope.  Lindsey Graham survived that poison pill in his recent primary against tea party challengers with zero effort on his part.

And, most importantly, cantor most certainly did not lose because of a brilliant campaign waged by his tea party candidate opponent, which is what the Press now inexplicably asserts, including claims of an unfathomable public resurgence of tea party power and principles.  

        (Wait, I can’t breathe, give me a second to stop laughing about this one.)

No, the bottom line is that Cantor would have lost to SpongeBob SquarePants last Tuesday. Period.

Notice how the tea party is currently running around boasting about their ‘stunning’ upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, however, let’s sit back and watch the ‘establishment’ republicans predictably block ANY teapublican from ascending to that position as it is already slated to go to a party ‘regular’ instead.  Someone who can take orders.  

No Majority Leadership post for YOU, tea party!!

So, what’s next for Cantor?  Don’t worry, Eric, you can now start your retirement plan by becoming a multi-million dollar hooker, err, I mean, Lobbyist, for the highest bidder!  Boeing owes you BIG TIME for your rigging gov’t loans their way to facilitate BILLION$ of dollars in aircraft sales at the expense of other American manufacturers - all paid for by the American taxpayer.  So, give ‘em a call.  

Remember my mother's first rule, Mr. Former Congressman: "If you don’t ask, you don’t get".

Or, perhaps the GOP will offer you in the chairmanship of the RNC (Rethuglican National Committee)? What the heck? Maybe Shelly Adelson will throw you a bone? I hear he’s looking for someone to recharge his ‘Rascal Roundabout’.

This week’s big surprise was that we got rid of one of the bad guys, and a very powerful one at that!  Now there is not even ONE republican remaining in the House who is not a Christian!

Who would have thunk it?!?

Time to celebrate Eric’s loss, America!  Enjoy your Sunday!

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  •  I just love the smell of Schadenfreude (9+ / 0-)

    in the morning.

    In the end, Eric Can'tor simply couldn't.

    And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

    by Pale Jenova on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 05:21:34 AM PDT

  •  Fundamental Failure to Understand the Game. (6+ / 0-)

    Like playing the lotto without buying a ticket.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 05:39:35 AM PDT

    •  Good call on Cantor and RNC chairmanship (2+ / 0-)
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      Smoh, alypsee1

      Former RNC chair Michael Steele was talking up Cantor's chances yesterday on MSNBC's Up With Steve Kornacki. Wonder how Reince Preibus is receiving the news? It occurs to me that he's been awfully quiet since Cantor's defeat.

      Great diary, Barry! I think you'll like this too -

      Elias Isquith, political editor at Salon, summed up his take on Eric Cantor's primary defeat:

      "Simply put, what Cantor’s defeat tells us is that the GOP base is out of touch and prone to throwing tantrums, which is nothing that we didn’t know already."
      Tea Party’s whiny tantrum: How a small group’s rage explains Eric Cantor’s demise

      Please note that lamps in the MAGIC LAMP EMPORIUM are on a genie time-share program so there may be a slight delay in wish fulfillment. (◕‿◕)

      by Mopshell on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 06:19:29 AM PDT

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  •  His Persona was not pleasing (8+ / 0-)

    Virginians pride themselves on being outgoing, warm and effusive. Cantor is none of thee. He comes across as distant, cool, and disinterested.

    He does not like "pressing the flesh" giving the impression that the moment he is done "mingling" he will rush off have a very hot shower with plenty of soap and a complete change of clothes.

    In his speeches and his Q&A's he literally looks down his nose at his audience.

    NOW, add in the many errors you point out in your analysis and you have a guaranteed campaign implosion.

    Rec'd

    "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness." (Adlai Stevenson in praise of Eleanor Roosevelt) (Glowing Candle Avatar Adopted in 1986)

    by murphthesurf3 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 06:05:51 AM PDT

    •  I so love this! (3+ / 0-)
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      Mopshell, Smoh, ditsylilg

      Right now the entire GOP is having nightmares and waking up at 3 AM. Doubt haunts their every step!

      We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

      by occupystephanie on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 06:16:31 AM PDT

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      •  Isn't it wonderful! (5+ / 0-)

        The panting pundits are all adding to their nightmares too by coming up with one theory after another - Republicans yet to face primaries must be wondering what they need to do to shore up support. Gladhandling? Hardline immigration? Not so much as noticing that you actually have an opponent rather than mention his/her name in an ad campaign? Oh what to do, what to do?

        It's a vision to treasure! LOL

        Please note that lamps in the MAGIC LAMP EMPORIUM are on a genie time-share program so there may be a slight delay in wish fulfillment. (◕‿◕)

        by Mopshell on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 06:24:19 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks, OS!! (2+ / 0-)
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        occupystephanie, Smoh

        And I love YOUR writing skills, Steph!  

        I know that you seek "Clarity, Conciseness and a compelling Content" in your work.  I would like to add another 'C' word I've noticed re: your writing abilities... 'Cogency'!!

        99% OF THE REPUBLICANS MAKE THE REST LOOK BAD

        by BarryWolk on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 06:34:40 AM PDT

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      •  The Monster has gotten loose from the Lab.... (4+ / 0-)

        Having created the TP, the monster has not remained in the House but is roaming the land looking for victims and a Cantor found  out, having an "R" tattooed to your forehead dose not confer immunity from its wrath.

        "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness." (Adlai Stevenson in praise of Eleanor Roosevelt) (Glowing Candle Avatar Adopted in 1986)

        by murphthesurf3 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 07:11:39 AM PDT

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        •  Great Analogy, Murph! (1+ / 0-)
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          occupystephanie

          Dr. Frankenstein created the monster that killed him and cantor helped create the TP, which killed him!

          BTW: I want to thank you for bringing me over here to DK, MTS3.  It's filled a big hole that was maliciously created by HP.  

          BTW: Are you named after that very famous murderer/jewel thief from Miami?

          99% OF THE REPUBLICANS MAKE THE REST LOOK BAD

          by BarryWolk on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 08:05:11 AM PDT

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          •  Very, very welcome (0+ / 0-)

            It is different, but I think, overall better. Please invite others you know to dip their toes within.

            Yes....I saw Cantor on two talk shows this AM- doing his best to put a good face on a horrible reality.

            His political career has been derailed by THE MONSTER

            "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness." (Adlai Stevenson in praise of Eleanor Roosevelt) (Glowing Candle Avatar Adopted in 1986)

            by murphthesurf3 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 10:26:02 AM PDT

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  •  Here is a WTF? (0+ / 0-)

    "Boeing owes you BIG TIME for your rigging gov’t loans their way to facilitate BILLION$ of dollars in aircraft sales at the expense of other American manufacturers - all paid for by the American taxpayer.  So, give ‘em a call."  

    FYI, hundreds of manufactures use this facility.
    The bank last fiscal year ended Sep 30, 2013 paid the U.S. Treasury $1 billion in interest and fees to service its debt TO the U.S. Treasury.

    Boeing has one major competitor, Airbus.  Airbus is heavily subsidized by the European Union.

    This bank is strongly backed by POTUS and his allies in the Senate, namely Reid, Durbin, and Murray.

    "It ain't over till it's over."-Yogi Berra

    by mock38 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 07:32:16 AM PDT

    •  You are right about Airbus, however, (0+ / 0-)

      The Export-Import Bank provides favorable deals to foreign businesses, which can have a negative impact on American companies.

      For example, Forbes reports that 40% of ALL of Ex-Im's resources are used to back loans to foreign buyers of Boeing's jets.

      While this is great for Boeing, Delta Airlines, as well as a number of other American airlines, claims that this financing is negatively impacting their ability to compete against foreign airlines in the global marketplace.

      So, I stand by my statement, mock38.

      99% OF THE REPUBLICANS MAKE THE REST LOOK BAD

      by BarryWolk on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 08:16:26 AM PDT

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      •  So, then I am right. (0+ / 0-)

        If I am right about EU subsidies to Airbus, then Boeing’s use of Export Import bank is crucial.  After all, this is a duopoly.

        It is the essence of the argument.  Delta prefers EU stop subsidizing Airbus jets, but that is not going to happen.

        Delta, a major customer of Boeing, has most of its friends on this issue in Congress residing in the U.S. GOP conference.  Between that crowd, and Obama, Reid, Durbin, and Murray, I will go with the latter.

        "It ain't over till it's over."-Yogi Berra

        by mock38 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 08:56:49 AM PDT

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  •  Has anyone heard from Nate Silver? (0+ / 0-)

    Just wondering if he had Cantor winning and by how many points.  Will this change any of his other electoral projections?

    "We know too much to go back and pretend" - Helen Reddy (humble cosmos shaker)

    by ditsylilg on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 08:14:03 AM PDT

    •  Great question, ditsylilg! (0+ / 0-)

      I failed in my first attempt to get this answer, however, I will continue to seek this answer out.

      99% OF THE REPUBLICANS MAKE THE REST LOOK BAD

      by BarryWolk on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 08:35:43 AM PDT

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      •  I went to his site and nothing as of Friday. (0+ / 0-)

        If you find something, let me know...

        "We know too much to go back and pretend" - Helen Reddy (humble cosmos shaker)

        by ditsylilg on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 09:02:33 AM PDT

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