June 10, 2014 ~ In the history of the United States of America, a House Majority Leader has NEVER lost a primary.
Ever. Until tonight.
With House Majority Leader and incumbent candidate Eric Cantor having over $2 Million dollars in his war chest, and his Tea Party backed opponent David Brat sitting at a dismissive $40k, the Republican establishment completely missed or flat out ignored a simmering issue with down-home conservatives: Take care of America, before you take care of illegals.
And then, it turned into a perfect storm. Conservative pundits like Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter had publicly supported Brat. Brat hammered away at Cantor on amnesty. In the last week, news outlets like Breitbart, Townhall and others began sharing stories of a border crisis: Unprecedented numbers of illegals being detained in squalor conditions and devastating our law enforcement. The Border Patrol, over-worked like never before- threw their hands up in disgust and sent actual photos to Breitbart Texas and Townhall.com.
As those stories went viral, Eric Cantor announced a desire to work with President Obama and still push for an amnesty bill for younger illegals.
Disconnected. And America had enough.
Candidate David Brat seized the moment, hammering his simple message to Virginia voters that they would take second place to the Party Establishment via Eric Cantor and see an immigration deal instead of reform.
And it worked.
The Tea Party has for several years been stating a few concise objectives: Balanced budget, no bailouts, term limits and no more government handouts. Obamacare represented the worst of everything, with big government forcing hard working America to fund another massive spending bill that would benefit those that don’t work for it. And now with more illegals streaming into the country, it meant an even bigger burden to frustrated voters sitting at the kitchen table.
David Brat’s simple message went right past the big spending, tone deaf Republican party and directly to tonights primary voters in Virginia.
And tonight, those Virginia voters delivered the wake-up call.
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