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Eric Cantor’s Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot

The New York Times, 06/15/14 –

Eric Cantor, the House majority leader and Republican from Virginia, lost his primary last week, to the surprise of many. Credit Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press

Eric Cantor, the House majority leader and Republican from Virginia, lost his primary last week, to the surprise of many. Credit Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press

It’s now clear why the primary defeat of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, came so completely out of the blue last week: Beltway blindness that put a focus on fund-raising, power-brokering and partisan back-and-forth created a reality distortion field that obscured the will of the people.

 

But that affliction was not Mr. Cantor’s alone; it is shared by the political press. Reporters and commentators might want to pause and wipe the egg off their faces before they go on camera to cluck-cluck about how Mr. Cantor, Republican of Virginia, missed signs of the insurgency that took him out. There was a lot of that going around, and the big miss by much of the political news media demonstrates that news organizations are no less a prisoner of Washington’s tunnel vision than the people who run for office.

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Ted Cruz Opposes Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions’ “Hug It Out” Plan to Fund Obamacare

From RedState.com, By: Erick Erickson, September 10th, 2013

1tedcruz Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt.
It might be because Ted Cruz just called BS on Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions trying to screw conservatives.

House GOP Leaders Prepare “Hug It Out” Strategy to Fund Obamacare.

From RedState.com, By: Erick Erickson, September 10th, 2013 –

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Pete Sessions, Greg Walden, Ann Wagner, Peter Roskam, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Lynn Jenkins, Kevin McCarthy, Virginia Foxx, James Lankford

Eric Cantor is always looking for new and imaginative ways to screw conservatives.  He has Pete Sessions (R-TX), as Rules Chairman, helping him with his latest creative way to screw conservatives.  I’ve already well documented Pete Sessions’s increasingly bitter attitude toward Ted Cruz and staggering contempt of his own constituents who want to defund Obamacare.

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