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Friday, June 13, 2014

Eric Cantor, You Say? He Lost, You Say?

Posted by on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Republican Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran seems to be completely unaware of the fact that Eric Cantor lost his primary on Tuesday night:

You'd think an establishment Republican who's in a primary with a strong Teabaggy competitor would have paid attention to a race in which an establishment Republican lost his primary against a Teabagger. Especially since it was the only time in history that a House majority leader lost a primary fight. It just seems, I dunno...noteworthy, somehow.


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AFinch 1
He's gotta be pooping in his pants...of course he's going to pretend the stalking horse doesn't exist. The establishment should have been careful what they stirred up.
Posted by AFinch on June 13, 2014 at 11:03 AM · Report this
He's lying, and not very well.
There should have been at least a pause..."Oh really? Cantor lost?"
Posted by caution&daring on June 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM · Report this
originalcinner 3
He's lying. I can see his lips move.

(Old joke. "How can you tell when a Republican is lying?")
Posted by originalcinner on June 13, 2014 at 11:12 AM · Report this
Republicons have an attention span, you say? What did you just say?
Posted by sgt_doom on June 13, 2014 at 11:27 AM · Report this
Cantor had pretty much stopped being connected to his locality, to the point where he was in DC when the election he lost was occurring.

It's the sort of danger a Stranger writer might find if they write from everywhere but Capitol Hill for a few years.
Posted by ChefJoe on June 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM · Report this
Notice he didn't say, "I don't know", he said "I didn't follow that race very closely." Which could mean anything.
Posted by pat L on June 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM · Report this
Come on, Paul. He's clearly pretending that he only cares about his own district and not caring about other stuff. He knew exactly what the interviewer was asking.
Posted by David from Chicago on June 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM · Report this
Post_Mortem 8
He didn't address parallels between his situation and Cantor's because doing so would likely drive hard-right voters to his opponent. He didn't show concern because that would look like weakness. He voiced respect for voters and a lack of intimate knowledge of politics somewhere else because those sorts of things appeal to certain folks who may be voting in a Republican primary.

Seems pretty by-the-book to me. I'm only surprised he didn't mention something about being focused on his campaign or the people of Mississippi. This is standard fare.
Posted by Post_Mortem on June 13, 2014 at 12:22 PM · Report this
This one is dumb as a box of hammers and hair.

What fucking moron doesn't watch the news?

And Pat L. He was actually surprised, as if he really didn't know what the interviewer was talking about. It boggles the mind.
Posted by Mike Friedman on June 13, 2014 at 6:43 PM · Report this

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