That’s what my grandma Allen use to always say….
And in a Primary upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (REP) lost in a GOP Primary to a Tea Party Challenger on Tuesday. Cantor announced that he would be stepping down as House Majority Leader in the next month and now conservatives are scrambling to replace him.
Many say Cantor thought he was too much of a big shot in Washington to return to his home state of Virginia to campaign against Dave Brat, an economics professor. Critics say he neglected his home base and paid a price.
Cantor was the same house representative who loathed President Barack Obama, screaming “You Lie” in one of Obama’s state of the Union address. He openly envied the President and set out with the rest of his republican cohorts to stop the President in his tracks.
Cantor is the first sitting House Majority leader to lose in a primary election in the history of American politics.
The defeat sent a strong signal to Washington that Americans are fed up with Washington’s politics — particularly on immigration reform.
Cantor spent $5 million on his losing campaign, while Dave Brat spent just $100,000 to defeat the House Majority leader stating; “Dollars don’t vote, people do”.
Thanks to previous Conversations guest and blog reader Mike Ramaglia for the story tip.