Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cantor Gets Hammered And The Elite Political Class Freaks Out

No matter how low your opinion of Washington, it's nothing compared to Washington's low opinion of you. David Burge Tweet

  • David hit the nail on the head regarding Eric Cantor's historic loss last night. It's not that complicated even though many of the post mortems today will try to make you believe otherwise.  Cantor became Washington. He got caught up in the "Great Divide"---us against the elite political class.
  • But let's take a few steps back into the previous weeks. Michelle Malkin wrote a great piece entitled, "Dumping Illegals On Military Bases." It's a must read for every American concerned about the influx of illegal immigrants into America. In short, she points out how thousands of illegal immigrant children---most without their parents---are being sent to many of our military bases throughout the country from bases in Texas to bases in Massachusetts. This comes after the government's two-year extension of the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program. Almost 600,000 illegal immigrants have been granted amnesty under this program. Considering many of these are children (under 18), it's not hard to come to the conclusion that the Obama administration and illegal immigrant activist will then proclaim the children need their parents here too. Get it now? And as Malkin points out correctly. Amnesties guarantee two things: more illegal immigration and more Democratic voters.
  • Almost simultaneously,  reports of veterans dying due to long waits for medial appointments also hit the news. In addition to that news, the Obama administration released five Taliban commanders---the worst of the worst previously held at Gitmo. And just this week alone, al-Qaeda took over several towns in Iraq---towns where we lost several hundred troops during the Iraq War (didn't Obama tell us al-Qaeda was on the run during his campaign?). And the Taliban attacked Pakistan's major airport (keep in mind---the five terrorist we released were from the Taliban).
  • So what does all of this have to do with Eric Cantor's loss to Tea Party backed candidate David Brat? Cantor failed to understand the anger OUTSIDE of the Beltway---the anger many Americans are expressing at the lawlessness from top to bottom in Washington, D.C. He was the consequence of the elite political class not listening to the people. It's a similar phenomena America witnessed in 2010 when the Tea Party pushed back against big-government overreach.
  • As a result of this historic primary loss by Cantor, a leader in the Republican Party, the elite political class (Democrats and Republicans) in America is freaking out. The problem they will encounter very shortly is this: there's more to come, and they won't like the outcome. Like Cantor, they are blind to the obvious.