Unchosen - Yes, Virginia, There Is a Cantor Loss

  • Aired:  06/11/14
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The surprising defeat of Republican incumbent Eric Cantor by an obscure Tea Party activist has the media searching for its broader meaning. (2:35)

SO WHAT STRATEGY DID GOD USETHERE TO DEFEAT THE PRO-LIFE

OBAMACARE-REPEALING,PRESIDENT-OBSTRUCTING, DEBT

CEILING, DEFAULT-RISKING, TAXLOOP-HOLE EMBRACING

GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWNING ERICCANTOR?

>> BRAT WENT AFTER CANTOR FORNOT STAYING TRUE TO CONSERVATIVE

PRINCIPLES.

>> HE TRIED TO SAY THAT INFACT ERIC CANTOR WAS TOO

LIBERAL. [AUDIENCE REACTS].

>> Jon: HE'S TOO LIBERAL?

YES, NO I IMAGINE YOU COULDHAVE SAID ERIC CANTOR WAS TOO

LIBERAL PRE-ENLIGHTENMENT.

CERTAINLY DURING THE MIDDLE AGESCANTOR'S VIEWS ON ACCEPTING

GRAVITY WOULD BE CONSIDEREDDANGEROUS.

HOW IS THIS CAT TOO LIBERAL?

>> IMMIGRATION REFORM, THAT ISTHE ISSUE THAT DAVE BRAT, TRIED

TO HAMMER ERIC CANTOR WITH INTHE PAST FEW MONTHS.

>> AND IT IS TIME TO PROVIDE ANOPPORTUNITY FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS

AND CITIZENSHIP FOR THOSE WHOARE BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY AS

CHILDREN AND WHO KNOW NO OTHERHOME.

>> Jon: COMMUNIST!

[LAUGHTER]GET BACK IN YOUR HYBRID CAR THAT

RUNS ON NPR TOTE BAG COMPOST ANDOLD LILITH FAIR POSTERS.

AND WHATEVER THE BIPRODUCTS OFSTEAK ARE.

HOW DID YOU SPEND $168,000 ONSTEAK?

I MEAN, HOW MANY SIDES CAN YOUORDER?

THERE'S CREAMED SPINACH, HASHBROWNS.

LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION, ERICCANTOR, THE TOWER OF SEAFOOD

THAT YOU ORDERED AT THE STEAKPLACE, WAS RAPUNZEL LIVING AT

THE TOP OF IT?

BECAUSE THAT'S... ALL RIGHT.

SO, 65,000 PEOPLE IN ONECONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN

VIRGINIA HAVE OVERTHROWN ACLEARLY ARROGANT AND

UNSUSPECTING INCUMBENT.REALLY HARD TO DRAW ANY BROADER

LESSONS CONSIDERING LINDSEYGRAHAM, WHO IS MORE SUPPORTIVE

OF IMMIGRATION REFORM THANEVEN CANTOR, EASILY DEFEATED HIS

TEA PARTY OPPONENTS. THEN AGAIN,I DON'T HAVE 24 HOURS OF NEWS TO

FILL, SO TO THE BROADER LESSONMOBILE!

>> THE VOTERS ARE SIMPLY ANGRY.>> PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THE STATUSQUO.

>> THE BIG MESSAGE FORWASHINGTON IS THAT NOTHING IS

GOING TO GET PASSED INANY FORM OF LEGISLATION.

>> THERE'S NO CHANCE FORCOMPROMISE.

>> COMPROMISE?

FORGET ABOUT IT.

>> IMMIGRATION REFORM IS NOWDEAD IN CONGRESS.

>> I THINK IT'S EVEN DEADER.

>> IT'S GOING TO BE VERYDANGEROUS NOW FOR REPUBLICANS TO

TALK TO DEMOCRATS.

>> Jon: OH, NO.CONGRESS' CURRENT GOLDEN AGE OF

COOPERATION AND PRODUCTIVENESSIS OVER.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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