Very minor outbreak of democracy

Elections are about goodies. Even more obamaphones for all. No money down mortgages for minorities.

One might hope that republican primaries might be conducted on a slightly higher level.

In the recent primary, Eric Cantor campaigned that he was going to bribe the voters with their own stolen money, while David Brat campaigned on issues that have overwhelming support – campaigned against immigration, against crony capitalism, and against Obamacare. Just about everyone in America, except Washington and big business, opposes crony capitalism, most oppose immigration and Obamacare, and almost everyone who should be voting in a Republican primary opposes all three.

David Brat won 56% to 44%.

However, David Brat does not take the horribly extreme ultra right wing neonazi position that we might actually deport illegals, let alone stop with the Obamaphones.

Bottom line: 44% of the voters in the Republican primary voted like sluts and underclass.

15 Responses to “Very minor outbreak of democracy”

  1. Steve Johnson says:

    “David Brat won 56% to 44%

    Bottom line: 46% of the voters in the Republican primary voted like sluts and underclass.”

    You know something about that 2% you’re not telling us?

    (I’m guessing that’s a typo)

  2. peppermint says:

    results were perfect, his metrics were laughable and all he had in the end was a fractal of ambition and ego, all the diagonalizing he had done had left him totally disconnected from any kind of political coalition…

  3. bub says:

    Bottom line: 46% of the voters in the Republican primary voted like sluts and underclass.

    In all likelihood, most of the 46% though they were voting for the candidate who could better implement right-wing policies. Because the media and Republican party told them that.

  4. Dan Kurt says:

    Got an e-mail from from my college roomate. We graduated in 1963 he became a fighter pilot (F-102) then a Ph.D. Anylitical Chemistry Professor and now is retired. We have not met in person since 1968 but have always been in contact since college. Here is part of the e-mail:

    I/we live in what used to be Eric Cantor’s district, i.e. Virginia 7th. I voted for the winner, mostly because of a sense frustration with the current “Washington attitude”: I know what’s best for you; don’t bother me with your thoughts. Also, Cantor’s TV campaign made a miscalculation in trying to paint Brat as a liberal; it was clearly erroneous.

    A couple of other comments. See the (brackets) below. The last I heard, Cantor had outspent Brat 5+ million to Brat’s $120,000, or there about. [{Cantor} spent around $1 million dollars between April 1 and May 21, and, according to the latest FEC records, he had about $1.5 million on hand. By last Saturday, the Brat campaign said that it had raised nearly $300,000. To put that in perspective: the American Chemistry Council, one of Cantor’s major backers, alone spent over $300,000 on the race, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Fred Bauer reports in National Review] Amazing. [Turnout was low, with a rainy day depressing normally low primary turnout.Mickey Kaus] Another thing, for what it’s worth, the turnout was not suppressed by rainy weather. It was 93 and sunny. My theory is that Cantor’s original supporters were diminished by his lack of time spent and interest in the district. He’s spent a lot of time in other parts of the country raising funds and probably pursuing Speaker of the House support.

    I hope and believe that Dave Brat can carry the seat in November, in our pretty heavily Republican-leaning district.

    • jim says:

      Cantor’s supporters unmotivated (by pork). Brat’s supporters motivated (by ideas). Sounds right. I am just unhappy that someone who was campaigning on issues where he has clear majority support in America, let alone the Republican, party, only gets a “landslide” of 56%

  5. Thales says:

    Based on who’s crying the Tears of Impotent Rage™ this week, you’d think Cantor was a Democrat. 🙂

  6. […] Donald has his own perspective on Brat’s upset. See also Jim’s excellent compare and contrast essay on Slavery and […]

  7. Glenfilthie says:

    People in groups move like air masses, Jim. There are those at the front, those in the middle and those behind. Perhaps this small win is indicative of what is to come? Nobody can claim they are unaware of the financial status of America. Everybody knows it can only get worse unless something is done. Perhaps this is only the start of a good thing…

  8. Alan J. Perrick says:

    Brat is an Anti-Mantra Pro-White, until he opens his mouth with a neoconservative pro-assimilation line like Pres. Putin did “Immigrants need Russia, Russia doesn’t need immigrants”.

    What we need are Pro-Mantra Pro-White politicians, who talk about the ongoing problem of White Genocide via MASSIVE non-white immigration and subsequent FORCED assimilation into EVERY, ALL and ONLY white countries. Support those ones, but don’t waste time sticking your neck out for men who aren’t doing the same for you.

    A.J.P.

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