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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amnesty Lost Big in Cantor’s Defeat

Elections have consequences, and the stunning defeat of the heir apparent to leadership of the Republican Party, Eric Cantor, continues to reverberate throughout the political world. The liberal media were completely caught off guard by this spectacular upset, and have been trying to spin the story as something other than what it obviously was. The message voters sent to Eric Cantor and the entire Nation was: “no amnesty.” This was a slap in the face of the Chamber of Commerce that has been demanding amnesty disguised as “immigration reform” as a way for big business to get cheap labor from illegal aliens, while able-bodied Americans are left on unemployment and while the rest of us have to deal with crime and other costs caused by illegal immigration.

Eric Cantor lost by a landslide to a virtually unknown challenger. In a race that no one thought he could lose, Cantor became the first sitting Majority Leader in U.S. History to lose in his own primary. The media did not think the race was even worth covering, so they did not bother sending anyone to do exit polls of voters. The winner, Dave Brat, explained on his website why he won.

Brat’s website boldly declares, “Dave believes that we need to secure the border before addressing immigration reform. Dave is opposed to amnesty.” He sharply contrasted his position with Eric Cantor, who favored amnesty for most illegal aliens. Cantor’s support of amnesty for kids, which Brat sharply criticized, has been heard loud and clear south of the border. Tens of thousands of children from Central America have been swarming over our border, giving Homeland Security a colossal problem. Every candidate running for office should remember that amnesty is not the answer for our immigration problem.

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