Campaign 2010

Jun 11, 2014

After Cantor’s Loss, the Inmates Are Running the Asylum

Since Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat at the hands of the Tea Party, the takeaway is clear and unanimous: the inmates are running the asylum of this Republican Congress. If John Boehner already had a hard time controlling his caucus, it will only get worse. Cantor’s loss cements the dysfunction that has paralyzed this Congress and blocked ideas that would help the middle class – all while stacking the deck in favor of those already at the top.

See for yourself:

  • Cantor’s Loss a Bad Omen for Moderates [New York Times, 6/10/14]
  • The GOP's habit of eating its own [Politico, 6/11/14]
  • Cantor's Swift Rise in GOP Ends in Stunning Fall [Wall Street Journal, 6/11/14]
  • Morning Plum: Eric Cantor doomed by fake efforts to soften GOP’s image [Washington Post, 6/11/14]
  • With Eric Cantor's Loss, the Republican Civil War is About to Explode [Bloomberg, 6/11/14]
  • GOP Leadership in 'Chaos' After Eric Cantor's Loss [National Journal, 6/10/14]
  • How Eric Cantor’s Shocking Loss Changes Everything [ABC News, 6/10/14]
  • Eric Cantor's primary loss an 'apocalyptic moment' for the GOP [Chicago Tribune, 6/11/14]
  • The seismic political consequences of Eric Cantor’s stunning loss [Washington Post, 6/10/14]
  • Eric Cantor succumbs to tea party challenger Tuesday [Washington Post, 6/10/14]
  • Eric Cantor defeat by tea party shakes Republican politics to its core [Los Angeles Times, 6/11/14]
  • Eric Cantor Loses to Tea Party's David Brat in Virginia Primary [Wall Street Journal, 6/10/14]
  • Cantor 'earthquake' rattles Capitol Hill [CNN, 6/10/14]
  • Eric Cantor loss: Earthquake proving all politics is local [Los Angeles Times, 6/10/14]
  • GOP leader Eric Cantor loses in shock Tea Party upset [USA Today, 6/10/14]
  • Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary [NPR, 6/10/14]
  • How Big Money failed to rescue Eric Cantor [Politico, 6/11/14]
  • How Eric Cantor Sabotaged Himself [Daily Beast, 6/10/14]
  • The GOP leadership scramble [Politico, 6/10/14]
  • Pelosi: ‘Whole new ballgame’ [Politico’s Campaign Pro, 6/10/14]
  • Cantor out in Tea Party shocker [The Hill, 6/10/14]
  • Why Eric Cantor's Loss Is Good News For Democrats [Politix, 6/11/14]
  • Cantor Out [Richmond Times Dispatch, 6/11/14]