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Tea Party Smashes Cantor, Ends His Career

Written by Gary North on June 11, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated by an unknown Tea Party candidate in the Republican primary: 56% to 44%. The vote was not close.

Cantor’s polls had predicted a 62% victory. “No problem.”

This has sent the Republican Establishment a message: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

Those Establishment Republicans who have publicly shrugged off the Tea Party just got a lesson in electoral politics. “There are no more free rides.”

Establishment Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi was forced into a runoff by a Tea Party candidate who beat him. Only because there was a third candidate who got 2% of the votes does Cochran get a one-on-one rematch. He could lose.

The Establishment’s mantra has been “Tea Party candidates do not have clout. They are a fringe minority.”

If you want to understand the Establishment’s reaction, view this.

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21 thoughts on “Tea Party Smashes Cantor, Ends His Career

  1. Republicans you are on notice !!! Shape up or Ship out.!!!!!!!

  2. Robert What? says:

    Definitely one of the few pieces of good news these days. It’s always good news when a corrupt party hack gets thrown out, regardless of the party. Would that would happen more often.

  3. Hopefully the establishment won't decide to back the D candidate now and stab the voters in the back.

  4. We the people have to clean up this goverment they are all corupt and want to line there pockets and have power over us We have to show them we have power over them they eather do as we say or they hit the road We have had enough of this crap and we are going to fight for this great country or die doing it so they all better wake up fast because we will not take their carp anymore

  5. Chemiker says:

    I have been active in Republican politics since Goldwater. It will not surprise me in the slightest if Cantor and his RINO friends help the Democrat.

  6. In my humble opinion: Good news for the GOP … good news for the economy … good news for the working class … good news for taxpayers … good news for freedom lovers … and, good news for America.

  7. Any new movement takes some time to get established and organized. There are always wingnuts that surface at first, making the task more difficult. Everyday conservatives identify more with the Tea party than identify with Boehner and McConnell. Eventually the power and number of RINOs will diminish and the country will be better off for it. See my blog at http://cranky-conservative.blogspot.com

  8. peleus212 says:

    Kind of makes you wonder when the took the poll showing 62% who were they talking too the staff? One small step for man and one giant step for the country. Need to keep up the effort and clean house. That is bipartisan [both sides of the aisle] they have to quit thinking of politics as a life long career, that is one of the main problems.

  9. peleus212 says:

    Don't understand that one, McConnell is still there??

  10. Because the Israelites rebelled against Yahweh, God of the Bible, they made 40 trips around Mt. Sinai before finally entering the promised land. Are you ready for another trip around "Mt. Sinai"?

    A grass roots' uprising is encouraging. However, until the grass roots (and their candidates) recognize that America's only societal hope is Yahweh's immutable moral law (Deuteronomy 4:5-8; Psalm 19:7-11, etc.), such "victories" will only amount to another instance of humanism, of every man (whether individually, collectively, or by representation) doing that which is right in their own eyes, per Judges 21:25. In other words, it will just be ANOTHER TRIP AROUND MT. WASHINGTON.

    For more on how Yahweh's immutable triune moral law (His commandments, statutes, and judgments) apply and should be implemented today, see free online book "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.bibleversusconstitu….

    Then be sure to check our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar by which you'll receive a free (postage-paid) 85-page book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  11. 1775Concord says:

    I support the TEA party, its principles. I went to the first Colorado "meeting" in 2010 in Colorado where Michelle Malkin spoke.
    But, despite your article's claim, Brat was not a TEA arty candidate. He was a Republican candidate who embraced Republican ideals, which coincide with TEA party ideals.
    However…this election proves tat the liberal media's announcement of the TEA party's death seems to be premature.

  12. Pro-establishment doesn’t necessarily mean “corrupt” . . .Stupid? Yeah.

  13. Memo to Cantor and all his kind: this country needs representatives who will put AMERICA — and the many problems HERE that need solving — first, not a certain Mideast "ally" that doesn't give a tinker's damn about what happens to the USA!

  14. All this is coming about because of the extreme, leftwing slide of the Democratic Party, especially at the national level, where it is most noticeable. A middle of the roader cannot oppose or compromise with a left wing extremist, because the compromise will put him far to the left of center, in the direction of the compromise. If half the passengers of a shallow draft vessel are leaning over the port rail, the other half is going to have to go and lean over the starboard rail — otherwise the craft runs the risk of capsizing. Middle of the road doesn't work in these situations. The law that every reaction has an equal and opposite reaction is totally lost on extremists. They think that they can get all extreme on everyone, but that everyone else has to remain temperate and moderate.

    The Democrats need to ask themselves why they lost control of Congress in 2010? My take on it is that when they got to foaming at the mouth about how they could pass Obamacare without even consulting anyone else if they so chose, the consequences became inevitable.

  15. dick grace says:

    I have been since Goldwater and the establishment never accepts the conservatives without a fight. We need a complete cleaning of the rats nest called the Republican establishment.

  16. Make no mistake, Eric Cantor has discovered that incumbents are not 10 feet tall and bullet proof! We will remove politicians who vote against America. The GOP better worry, because they are a major part of the problem!

    We will remove politicians who vote for illegal aliens over combat Veterans.

    We will remove members of CONgress who steal from working Americans and send our money all over the world.

    We will remove any member of CONgress who votes to give people in our country illegally (violating the laws that CONgress wrote) citizenship, housing, welfare, food stamps or social security.

    We will remember EVERY politician who sat by and did nothing to obama for circumventing CONgress and making them as irrelevant as the U.N.

    We will remove EVERY incumbent who gave nothing but lip service as obama violated the U.S. Constitution and committed war crimes.

    Let me be perfectly clear… Sound bytes on the news, committees and hearing are NOT taking action. They are nothing but talk, and America is tired of talk.

    We must all make a concerted effort to remove EVERY member of CONgress who has not taken real ACTION, as required by the Constitution CONgress swore to uphold.

    I am a fed up Republican. I will never vote for a Republican again, just because of their party… NEVER!

  17. pappap42 says:

    It was not the TEA party because there is no such thing, it was real American people who believe in the Constitution as written. And we are sick and tired of these fools in DC not hearing us.

  18. Gary North: "Those Establishment Republicans who have publicly shrugged off the Tea Party just got a lesson in electoral politics. 'There are no more free rides.' "

    Oh yeah, They're shakin' in their boots alright. Now they won't be able to figure out how to rig this oh so important (pre-s)election. You'r e dreamin' again.

    This "voting" (exercise in futility) hasn't worked for decades, nor has clinging to the constitution, it's god "We The People" and voting for evil A or evil B (or C) or for Tea Party people with so called "conservative values", while waiving the banner of the constitution, WHICH HAS BEEN DEAD FOR YEARS, hasn't changed anything.  It's only gotten worse.

    What's that definition of insanity again about trying the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result ??

    This has been the real problem, and it continues to be the real problem:

    For the most part, this nation (including so called "Christians") has turned it's back on and, in essence, "flipped the bird" to The Great I Am that became flesh and dwelt among us.   

    The Almighty told you in His Word that His Laws, Statutes and Judgments are perfect and "Thou shalt not add or subtract therefrom." Yet, you continually "vote" for legislative and presidential offices to do just that, i.e., "add or subtract therefrom." The making of Law is a power that belongs to Him and Him alone!

    Result ?  Your lost Constitutional Republic died and has become a Communist Republic.   

    What is very difficult for most to realize is that the corrupt system we live in today was inevitable over time.

    Knowingly or unknowingly, that’s what was established by the Founding Fathers, which most people claim were “Christian”.

    The process was allowed to begin when they decided “We The People” should be god (sovereign) and determine what is to be the supreme law of the land.

    The legislative process provided by the various federal and state constitutions was the vehicle used by the enemy to corrupt over time (via gradual increments) and finally take over.

    This nation wanted to determine what was “good and evil” (remember the garden?), instead of enforcing His Perfect Moral Laws.

    Malim in se (evil in and of itself as defined by The Great I Am, the ONLY lawgiver) vs. malim prohibitum (evil because someone determines, or legislates, it to be evil).

    The result: “The Communist Manifesto” and The Ten Planks contained therein is the system our enemy was allowed to slowly ensnare us with. Here’s just a few examples, but they’re all in full force and effect in the U.S.S.A

    Continued below.

  19. Continued from above:

    1st. Plank:  Property tax  (Abolition of the right to property – land rent)
    2nd.: Graduated Income tax.
    3rd.: Inheritance tax. (Abolition of the right to inheritance)
    5th.: Central Bank in control of credit & currency (Federal Reserve Bank)
    10th. Free compulsory education (indoctrination via the public fool system)

    We now have evil, rotten, Marxist, Edomite Tares and the "Twice The Sons of Hell" they proselytized (Matt. 23: 15) corrupting the nation, with no semblance of "justice". 

    We also find “The Communist Manifesto” and The Ten Planks contained therein (written and promoted by the Edomite, son of a Rabbi, Karl Marx) is the system our enemy was allowed to slowly ensnare us with. 

    All 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto in Full Force In AmeriKa:  http://www.criminalgovernment.com/docs/planks.htm

    And now it's morphed into Corporate Fascism.

    Those are just a few examples of the results of this nation's being deceived by the enemy to think we know better than The Almighty and should usurp His Law making power, which is to be EXCLUSIVE TO HIM.

    The sooner this reality is recognized and repentance for usurping the power of lawmaking from Whom it rightfully belongs, the sooner we can get to solutions and things will turn around for the better.

    Anything short of turning back to The Great I Am that became flesh and dwelt among us and promoting His Kingdom/Will On Earth will be just that, short.  In fact it will merely bring His Righteous Judgments upon us quicker and more severe.

    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, And I will give you rest. Take My yoke (i.e., His Law 1 John 5: 2 & 3, as well as His tithe [tax] sytem) upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and ‘YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.’ (Jer. 6: 16). My yoke is easy, and My load is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30.

    He instructed that if we ” … shall humble themselves (e.g., quit thinking we’re the sovereign, take our proper place and quit usurping His), and pray, and seek my face (e.g., He’s to be the ONLY law giver), and turn from their wicked ways (e.g., enforce His Laws, Statutes and Judgments); THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth.

    Seek Him while He may yet be found. Look around, the judgments are happening before your eyes.

  20. Harley Hart says:

    As I've said before, "Get on the Constitution Train or get left at the station with Eric Cantor."