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Old 06-10-2014, 06:43 PM  
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Eric Cantor is in trouble

This could be a little early, but the House Majority Leader appears to be going down.

He was expected to easily turn aside a tea party challenger, but Eric Cantor is now losing by a whopping 11 points in his primary with about 51% of precincts reporting.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:28 PM   #31
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:30 PM   #32
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Hillary only beats Christie by 4 percent in Pennslyvania

Losses to Paul in Colorado and New Hampshire

Youre a dumbass
Shit, it's over already? This early voting thing has really gotten out of hand.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:31 PM   #33
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Cantor outspent Brat 5 million to 123k. That cant be right?
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:32 PM   #34
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Yes,yes. The American population is just jumping up & down with joy over Hillary & Obama. Defiantly the greatest duo ever
Whoever runs doesn't have to be the greatest ever. Just better than who the Rs put up.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:32 PM   #35
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Cantor losing = teabaggers will be emboldened = President Hillary
I tend to agree.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #36
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All I can find is Cantor's average rating based on the Constitution over a number of years 1999-2013 which averages out at 56%. Compared to Rand Paul who's rating is 94%. That's a bit better, but I wouldn't call it conservative. He'd have to be at least 75% to be fairly conservative using a Constitutional litmus test. Democrats usually rank in the teens using this test.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #37
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I tend to agree.
Well then I take it back.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:35 PM   #38
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Eric Cantors pollster had him leading by 34 percent lol
Rove told Romney he was going to win.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:35 PM   #39
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I find it funny that Cosmo is basically rooting for Bush part III in Hillary.

For him, Principals truly trump Principles.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:36 PM   #41
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Cantor outspent Brat 5 million to 123k. That cant be right?
It happened here in our special congressional election due to a rep's death, when the underdog won. Only she outspent the R 2-1.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:37 PM   #42
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I don't even have the TV on. Eric Cantor is obviously conservative, anyone who has been paying attention to politics knows that.

I don't even know what this "establishment" nonsense you are babbling about even means, it does not mean "moderate".
I think it means an R who hasn't yet gone FULL nutjob. Maybe still has a couple toes left dangling in reality.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:38 PM   #43
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According to Freedom Work's scorecard his record is 44% conservative on key House votes in 2014. So he's not even half conservative. That's not conservative. He may have had a better record in other years but I believe it's still a mix.

http://congress.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/house/2014

Now, scoring him with regard to the Constitution, true conservatism, I'll bet his score is even lower. Afterall, he's for school choice when he sits in the national congress who has no authority to be involved in that. It's a local issue. So he sounds Constitutionally weak. I'll have to check it though but on that issue he is weak.
On a hunch, I assumed it was a very tiny selection of votes before clicking that link. It was. Nine votes. 4 out of 9 is what you are going to base it on when it comes to conservative vs liberal? I recognize that they cast dozens of meaningless votes a year, but they cast more than 9 which should be scored.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:40 PM   #44
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I think it means an R who hasn't yet gone FULL nutjob. Maybe still has a couple toes left dangling in reality.
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On a hunch, I assumed it was a very tiny selection of votes before clicking that link. It was. Nine votes. 4 out of 9 is what you are going to base it on when it comes to conservative vs liberal? I recognize that they cast dozens of meaningless votes a year, but they cast more than 9 which should be scored.
They are basing that on freedom principles--not the number of votes. However, I gave you another average which also uses freedom principles based on the Constitution and that's an average from 1999-2013. It doesn't even cover 2014 which the Freedomworks number is based on alone. The FW's one showed he had a better rating some other years--not all by huge leaps but better. Some were conservative years. But for 2014 he's lower at 44% but 56% from 1999-2013. That appears to be his range. He's not really conservative. Fairly conservative would be around 75%. Leaning would be about 65% based on what the conservative ideology is about; limited govt, low taxes etc.
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