Tag Archive for Eric Cantor

Cantor Sings the TEA Party Blues

Yesterday, Congressman Eric Cantor and the leadership of the GOP learned a big, and painful, lesson. When creating a monster, be careful what you wish for. The lesson came in the form of Cantor’s stunning and unprecedented defeat at the hands of TEA Party challenger Dave Brat. Never before has a sitting majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives been defeated in an election contest.

Supercommittee Fails

Reaction to the Supercommittee’s failure to reach agreement on spending cuts and revenue generation are hitting the mainstream media and the political blogs.  From the New York Times: Speaking an hour after the talks failed, President Obama promised to veto any legislation that seeks to avoid the automatic cuts that negotiators agreed would go into…

On Election Day and Beyond: Now What?

Being witness to Democracy in Action is a privilege and an honor. I have had that privilege for the past five elections. Besides the Presidential Election, this past Tuesday, November 2, 2010, was truly different in many ways. I wanted to begin this with how I ended a very long but wonderful day. After I concluded my duties as Elections Coordinator for Area 47C (covering Laguna Niguel),

Shea’s Sugar Daddy for 2010 Election in Irvine?

Word around Irvine is that termed out Christina Shea wants one more chance to hang on to her council seat by running for Mayor in 2010, which would set up a rematch against current Mayor Suhkee Kang.  Using history as a guide, Shea, who has stated in comments on this blog that she “is not…

Stand Up America PAC Targets “Controversial House Republicans” and John Campbell is on the List

Quick — what do “Mean Jean” Schmidt (R-OH), Michelle Bachman (R-MN), House whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Rep. John Campbell (R-Newport Beach) all have in common?  Ok, besides that they’re a little nuts with things like Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate. All four made Politico’s list of controversial House Republicans considered vulnerable by a new PAC called…