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Making Sense of Cantor´s Defeat: A
Guide for Baffled Beltway Insiders

Bretbart´s Big Government, by Mark Meckler

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Posted By:mikkins2, 6/17/2014 5:08:30 PM

After a few primary defeats, the media was quick to shout, “The Tea Party is dead,” but it appears the reports of its death, to paraphrase Mark Twain, have been greatly exaggerated. News outlets across the country were baffled last week when Dave Brat beat out Eric Cantor in Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District primary race. No sitting House majority leader has ever been defeated in a primary. Though the media would prefer to cover its pet spokespeople – those trained to promote non-threatening ideas in palatable, 30-second sound bites – this monumental and historic victory forced them to go beyond their normal,

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The author nails it. Dollars do not vote, people do. The Tea Party Movement doesn´t need a national organization to tell it what it should and should not do. It´s common belief in less taxes, less government, and more Constitution and the will to fight is all that is needed to get its believers out to vote. If a candidate is lacking of these basic principles who is to blame if we do not turn out to vote for you?

Its not that the Republican Establishment hasn´t figured this out.
They just refuse to except it.

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starlady, 6/17/2014 5:53:12 PM     (No. 9889933)

Even Mark didn´t get it right. Dave Brat did not campaign on Tea Party principles, he campaigned in REPUBLICAN principles. He said that over and over after his victory. He had GOP principles on his website, not Tea Party principles. Unfortunately most of the the GOP inside the beltway has no idea what those principles are anymore, they left them behind long ago.
Brat did have local Tea Party support and the Tea Party is pretty powerful in that area of VA.

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