Thank you, Eric Cantor: Outgoing Congressman vows to vote for Brat, and that’s important.

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Dave Brat, Republican

Though not a glowing endorsement, outgoing Congressman Eric Cantor vowed to vote for Dave Brat in the November election, an important step in unifying Republican Party elements in the wake of Cantor’s bruising primary defeat last week.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Cantor said, “I want a Republican to hold this seat. Of course. Of course. This is about making sure that we have a strong Republican majority in the House.”

For Virginia conservatives, this is strikingly different than what happened during the 2013 gubernatorial race when moderate elements led by former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling withheld support from conservative Republican Ken Cuccinelli. Bolling’s criticism of Cuccinelli led former Cantor aide Boyd Marcus to endorse crony capitalist Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who won the gubernatorial election by a thinner-than-expected margin.

The 2013 race, like the Brat vs. Cantor primary, was yet another battle between pro-market, liberty-oriented Republicans and Big Business, cronyist Republicans.

All too often, conservatives are expected to rally behind the Republican nominee when a moderate wins (a la, Romney 2012), but moderate Republicans are labeled “statesmen” when they defect and endorse Big Business Democrats or remain silent.


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This author believes a “thank you” is in order to Congressman Cantor. Certainly, his comments aren’t the same as a full-throated endorsement and promise to hit the campaign trail with Brat, but it’s a lot better than what former Cantor allies did when the conservative candidate emerged as the Republican nominee in Virginia.

According to the Cook Political Report, Virginia’s 7th District is ranked R+10, meaning it’s pretty strongly Republican-leaning. In 2012, Mitt Romney carried the district with 57% of the vote.

Ironically enough, the Virginia congressional delegation — led by Eric Cantor and his political allies — re-drew district lines in 2011 to protect incumbents like Cantor:

“It’s an incumbent plan, not a Republican plan,” said former GOP Rep. Tom Davis, who retired as Connolly’s predecessor in 2008. “Republicans have locked in their eight seats. Democrats get Connolly’s seat.”

The incumbent-protection scheme clearly serves Republican interests, though at the cost of weakening the party’s hand in defeating Connolly in Democratic-leaning Northern Virginia, where population growth has made it more difficult for the GOP to defeat him in any case.

Thank you, Congressman Cantor, for your vow of support for Brat.

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He had better.

Even if he does, that is no skin off his nose. Cantor got filthy rich while in office and will end up somewhere making big money and may very well still be effecting policy decisions for Team Obama. 

We need to be concerned about the Democrat scheme to redistrict the Electoral Votes.  They are working on it at the present time.  What is being done to prevent them from accomplishing this?  I have not heard any new info. on this of late.

Just another lie from pond scum. Cantor will do all he can behind the scenes to ensure that a true conservative never sits in that seat.

Eric Cantor has demonstrated a world of class upon losing to Dave Brat!  Too bad, when in office, he didn't demonstrate the same class!

He's just sukin'butt,to keep viable

This is a step in the right direction. Let us remember...Eric Cantor is not the cause of Americas many problems.

It is but remember he's been playing on the side of the RINOs....not the people.

 "Whenever people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government." --Thomas Jefferson

Maybe waking up to his big mistake of not listening to the people? How many more are still in the dark like Boehner and King??

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Crooked Bill and Hillary Clinton were brutally mocked Monday after defending the Clinton Foundation on social media.

The Clinton Foundation’s official Twitter account tweeted Saturday, “ICYMI: President @BillClinton wrote on Facebook this week about our work improving lives in the United States and around the world, from fighting climate change to combating the opioid crisis.”

Former President Bill Clinton’s Facebook post served to correct the record about so called fake news smearing the Clinton Foundation. Naturally, he linked to far left sites such as Snopes and Politifact to debunk the smears.

After touting all the charity the Clinton Foundation brings to hurricane victims, farmers in East Africa and combating Climate Change, Bill Clinton unleashed on Breitbart News for spreading conspiracy theories and false information about the Foundation.

Nevertheless, spreading false information about the Foundation continues, apparently as part of an ongoing strategy to distract attention from real problems and, over the long run, to completely erase the line between fact and fiction.

For example, just a few weeks ago on MSNBC, during a discussion of the President’s disparaging remarks about Haiti, his designated defender repeated the ridiculous assertion that I had taken money raised for Haiti for personal use and was responsible for the apparent suicide of a Haitian who knew all about it. Thankfully, the host cut her off, refusing to provide a forum for known false conspiracy theories. I’m proud of the work the Foundation and I have done in Haiti and will give you a more detailed report on that soon.

These attacks on the Foundation began in earnest with the 2015 publication of the Breitbart-inspired book, Clinton Cash. I thought the Foundation staff did a good job debunking the book’s charges, but they were published as written even in “mainstream” outlets, and even now the charges continue to be repeated online and in forums favorable to those who make them.

I have never responded personally to these charges, but out of respect for our donors, partners, and those who work at the Foundation, I think I should—because as we see, attacks, no matter how outrageous, can have a long life.

Bill Clinton also argued Chelsea’s wedding wasn’t paid for by Clinton Foundation donations nor do any of them receive salaries.

No, Foundation funds were not used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc. It was a wonderful day that Hillary and I were grateful to be able to pay for.

Clinton also argued the foundation was given 4 out 4 stars from Charity Navigator, Platinum from GuideStar, A from Charity Watch, and a 20 out of 20 score for meeting all of the Better Business Bureau’s good practice standards.

Hillary Clinton tweeted: Want to hear the real story of the @ClintonFdn? Read this: 

 Trump supporters savaged the Clintons.

How about when Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman donated MILLIONS to your foundation when you were Secretary of State and then you conducted official US business with them? 

What about how Haitian villages that you raised money for are STILL without the homes, schools and infrastructure you promised for them? Where did it go Hillary? Where's that money? Why did you plunder the great people of Haiti? 

  

Unless it explains

Benghazi 33,000 missing emails  Haiti  Destroyed electronics  Missing money
Uranium One Etc

Then no. Nope.  
Not on Presidents day.  

Care to tell us how much the Foundation pays out in salaries each year? 

 

Slush fund? Pay-to-play? Salaries for Sid Blumenthal?
Fraud in Haiti?  The vast majority of funds don't reach people in need?
That's the real story, right?   

 

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