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Cantor Concedes, Brat Praises God in Victory Speech: VIDEOS


House Majority Leader Eric Cantor conceded the shocking loss of his Virginia House seat to Tea Party candidate Dave Brat. Meanwhile, Brat thanked his supporters:

"In the bad times I know where I went when things went bad. I went to God and I went to my family and this little note was hanging on my door every day and I read this every day. Luke 18:27. Jesus replied, 'What is impossible with man is possible with God.'"


The larger implications of this contest include the end of immigration reform and more pressure on Obama to exert an Executive Order on that issue, a fractured Republican party, and the newly wide open race for House Speaker.


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  1. Oh good! Another "[My] Bible First!" politician! We need more of this in Washington!

    Can we please spend more time on anti-abortion and anti-campaign finance reform legislation while we're at it?

    Sorry, this story seems sooooo old. The upside is, Cantor is out.

    Can only hope the Democratic challenger can win in November.

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 11, 2014 9:40:07 AM

  2. He went to God? But God is in heaven. How come he is still here? He is Jesus or something?

    Posted by: simon | Jun 11, 2014 9:46:21 AM

  3. Eric Cantor was a rare Jewish Republican. I wonder how much antisemitism played in this election. Virginia is now a purple state. If this guy is too right-wing it will mean the Democrat may win. Cantor was an experienced politician and knew what balance to strike to win general elections. The problem for the Republican is that the primaries favor extremist candidates. In terms of total votes cast the Republicans are already a minority party. It is gerrymandering that is giving them control of the House.

    The earthquake that hit Virginia a year or so back was centered in his district. Just a bit of trivia for everyone.

    Posted by: charlie | Jun 11, 2014 9:49:44 AM

  4. The s**t will get deeper, mark my words.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 11, 2014 9:50:12 AM

  5. the district is very republican. the democrat has virtually no chance of winning.

    Posted by: candide | Jun 11, 2014 9:52:04 AM

  6. Eric Cantor was too liberal for his republican constituency?

    The radical right is so far off the deep end now one hopes they never get in power. They are beyond scary at this point.

    Posted by: jeffg166 | Jun 11, 2014 9:56:02 AM

  7. Let's hope this primary win remains the happiest moment of his life.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 11, 2014 10:05:01 AM

  8. Since Dems could vote for the GOPer in this primary election, I wonder how many did just that: voted for the Bible-quoting Brat in order to stick it to Cantor who has been part of the GOPers' do-nothing House caucus?

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Jun 11, 2014 10:06:04 AM

  9. who's that next to Cantor - his Mom? lol You KNOW he's cheating on that woman

    Posted by: disgusted american | Jun 11, 2014 10:11:26 AM

  10. God really gets involved in U.S. elections. I cannot stop laughing. Everybody knowns he (?) is only concerned with earthquakes, tornados, and Wall St.

    Posted by: robertL | Jun 11, 2014 10:15:44 AM

  11. I'm sincerely afraid for our nation... if this conservative waste of politician is too liberal for his challenger & constituents, then any kind of progress through compromise is over.

    Democrats better be organized and people better vote because elections have consequences and we cannot afford even 1 bad additional choice on the Supreme Court.

    We'll be living with those consequences for the rest of our lives.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | Jun 11, 2014 10:16:29 AM

  12. I can't tell them apart.

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 11, 2014 10:16:33 AM

  13. Yes, this is just what Virginia needs, another psychopath!

    Posted by: Peter-Nicholas | Jun 11, 2014 10:19:23 AM

  14. 'God' sounds likes a nasty f***er. Luckily it's fake.

    Posted by: MaryM | Jun 11, 2014 10:24:40 AM

  15. candide

    true, but their is talk of cantor running as a write in thus could split enough of r vote that the dem could squeak by

    Posted by: Moz's | Jun 11, 2014 10:26:54 AM

  16. Democrats need to fear more of these fascists in the Congress. We have a midterm election coming, and the Dems only talk about who will be the next president. Don't they realize a Republican Senate will control who the next Supreme Court Justices will be--along with all the appointments to a President's cabinet. These assholes are serious trouble.

    Posted by: jmartindale | Jun 11, 2014 10:40:26 AM

  17. So, can we assume that Cantor's loss is simply another example of ''God's will''? ;)

    Posted by: WW | Jun 11, 2014 10:44:53 AM

  18. I can jus imagine,seeing this dudes bio..how much he 'LOVES' -snark- our community (sigh),just waiting for his first bible inspired hate rhetoric against us..

    Posted by: codyj | Jun 11, 2014 10:50:18 AM

  19. And three and a half years from now Brat won't be able to be conservative enough to satisfy these nuts and they'll be primarying him!


    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jun 11, 2014 11:12:41 AM

  20. One down and many more to come hopefully. As ye sow, so shall yee reap, Republicans. Done in by gerrymandering of his own party. I am not crying over this one for sure!

    Posted by: Tom | Jun 11, 2014 11:18:21 AM

  21. Hard to imagine, how different gop is today from the 70s. Hard to imagine, how Cantor has reacted in private.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jun 11, 2014 12:08:28 PM

  22. Wouldn't it be great if all American voters did this to arrogant, out-of-touch incumbents in Congress? Power to the People indeed!
    Let's hope the political establishment gets the message. Americans are angry and they are getting ready to take their country back.

    Posted by: Richard D | Jun 11, 2014 1:25:57 PM

  23. The fiscal conservatism of the tea party is the mask they use to hide the social-conservative cockroaches running the GOP.

    Posted by: Richard | Jun 11, 2014 1:52:16 PM

  24. Is Cantor on the down-low? What is with that syrupy voice? Do all Southern men either sound like pig-fukking rednecks, or c0ck-sucking mama's boys?

    Posted by: Oink! | Jun 11, 2014 2:04:16 PM

  25. If you're a God-praiser, don't forget to blame him when it all comes crashing down:

    When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?
    - Amos 3:6 (in context, the answer is meant to be "yes")

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 11, 2014 2:12:06 PM

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