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Dave Brat Wins One
for Federalist 44

American Thinker, by Mark J. Fitzgibbons

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Posted By:magnante, 6/11/2014 9:11:56 AM

There will be plenty of talk -- some good and some awful -- about Dave Brat’s historic defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in yesterday’s GOP primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, and what the implications are. Virginia has been an epicenter of the establishment GOP’s war on the Tea Party, and vice versa I might add, with political shenanigans and bullying known as “slating” designed to keep conservatives out of political party positions. Eric Cantor and his team were in it up to their necks. The best explanation of Brat’s win, however, may have been given on January

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: controlfreak, 6/11/2014 9:36:19 AM     (No. 9881382)

If I could say something to Brat--If you get elected in the general, remember the people who put you there, and keep your pants zipped.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 6/11/2014 9:44:07 AM     (No. 9881395)

"Madison’s remedy can be summed up this way: throw them out. Of all the complexities, brilliance and beauty of how our Constitution was designed but has become battered beyond recognition, the right of the people to replace their leaders with those who are more faithful to our paramount law is still alive."

Throw them out, indeed.

For those in the Establishment who smugly dismiss this as a one-off fluke or blame crossover voting: remember that we can still "throw them out" in the general election, especially in a few House races.

Can you hear us, John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy?

And don´t be so sure that it´s over, Mitch, Lamar(!), and others in the Senate. We want a GOP Senate, but might be willing to do a bit of "pruning" nonetheless.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grambo, 6/11/2014 9:45:48 AM     (No. 9881398)

May this be morning in America. All in favor of James Madison´s Federalist 44 say Aye.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/11/2014 10:35:08 AM     (No. 9881490)

Note to Brat: Do not answer questions about abortion!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tusker, 6/11/2014 11:21:21 AM     (No. 9881575)


Good; another sorry Repub-o-crat-aisle-groping lap dog thrown out the door.

OH, THE HUMANITY!

Next: Impeach Bow-Boy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 6/11/2014 11:23:40 AM     (No. 9881582)

Interesting, that Professor Brat teaches "Third World Economics".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man, 6/11/2014 11:58:42 AM     (No. 9881640)

I don´t know Brat any better than those here who assume the worst about him, but what little I do know (from Hannity interviews last night), it seems unfair to impugn him this early. Yes, we´ve all been disappointed recently by goofballs running on our side, but in many ways you could see those things coming. A small interaction with Brat would indicate we have less to worry about. I´ll eat these words later if he proves me wrong, but try to keep a positive attitude about this -- we don´t get to have those very often lately.

As for Federalism, I think this is the only way out of our country´s mess. We cannot take away federal programs from people, but we can push them to the state level, and let each state take them away. Each state should decide how much socialism it wants. People should find it easy to relocate to states with either high socialism (takers) or low socialism (makers).

Let the 50-petri-dish experiment run. Centralized government is the core of all our problems. One size does not fit all.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: StephaniePlum, 6/11/2014 12:07:21 PM     (No. 9881651)

I´m with you 100%, #7. It seems that we conservatives have become so paranoid that when we do get a bit of good news, we´re afraid to embrace it, rather we anticipate the worst. Mr. Brat does not appear to be the "loonie-bird" that establishment Republicans are always warning against. Let´s let this play out before we admit defeat...sheesh !!

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