Report of the Tea Party’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

For the folks who enjoy sending us articles pronouncing the death, recurring death…no I really mean it this time…death of the tea party…in case you missed it, Eric Cantor just lost to Tea Party Challenger Dave Brat.

That is, FORMER House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Former darling of the conservative movement.

“…the report of my death was an exaggeration”.
-Mark Twain

Read it here:

NY Times

Fox News

CNN

“In a phone interview with CNN on Monday, Brat argued that Cantor was more attentive to donors in New York and California and big business groups than he is to enacting an agenda based on Republican ideals.” 

The US Chamber and the we-want-cheap-immigrant-labor crowd have been rattling sabers that they would stay on the sidelines in this cycle and the next if Boehner and Cantor did not deliver on amnesty. To save their necks, they’ve both been moving towards comprehensive immigration reform. And as a result, Cantor loses his seat to the tea party.

Rock and a hard place, seems that the overall result will be stalemate from the Hill…which can’t be all that bad, can it?

 

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