The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “House Majority Leader Cantor DEFEATED in PRIMARY” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/house-majority-leader-cantor-defeated-primary-000352150–election.html).
“In AN UPSET FOR THE AGES, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the SECOND-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, TEA PARTY-backed Republican primary challenger CARRIED to victory on A WAVE OF PUBLIC ANGER over calls for looser immigration laws”. There are THREE things to note right off the bat. First this is “an upset for the ages” because a guy who has been on Capitol Hill since 2001 (Cantor) has been defeated by A POLITICAL UNKNOWN (David Brat). Secondly note once again that Brat is a member of the HATED Tea Party. On top of this “carried to victory on a wave of public anger” reminds us once again of the 2010 mid-term HOUSE elections where Democrats lost a STAGGERING 63 seats (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2010).
“As his victory became clear in the congressional district around Virginia’s capital city (Richmond)”. an EXULTANT Brat said: “This is A MIRACLE from God that just happened” because NO ONE EXPECTED him to win.
“Speaking to DOWNCAST supporters, Cantor conceded, “Obviously, we CAME UP SHORT” in a bid for renomination to an eighth term”. Cantor seems to be EXASPERATED.
“House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, issued a statement hailing Cantor as “A GOOD FRIEND and A GREAT LEADER and someone I’ve come to rely upon on a daily basis as we make the TOUGH choices that come with governing“. “governing” IS INDEED “tough” because POLITICIANS are always UNDER SCRUTINY.
According to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, “Eric Cantor has long been THE FACE OF House Republicans’ EXTREME POLICIES, DEBILITATING DYSFUNCTION and MANUFACTURED crises. Tonight (June 10 2014) is a MAJOR victory for The Tea Party as they yet again pull the Republican Party further to the RADICAL right”. So Democrats thought CANTOR is/was “extreme?” Well, THE TEA PARTY IS EVEN WORSE. “As far as the midterm elections are concerned, it’s A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME” indeed. Does Pelosi think DEMOCRATS can PICK UP this seat?
Finally, “Jay S. Poole, a Cantor volunteer, said Brat tapped into WIDESPREAD FRUSTRATION among voters about the GRIDLOCK in Washington and issues such as IMMIGRATION“. “I can’t tell you how AMAZING this is to me” or WAS “to me” Poole is a CANTOR staffer so he will soon be WITHOUT A JOB. Secondly note “widespread frustration” So people are STILL FRUSTRATED with WASHINGTON (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
To conclude, THIS WAS INDEED “an upset for the ages”. Cantor had won his past (since 2000) elections COMFORTABLY (Web-site/URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Cantor).