Cantor’s Big Business Agenda Sparks Primary Challenge

Kenric Ward, Talk Radio News Service, February 6, 2014

Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary–and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration.

“Cantor is following the agenda of the Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce–pursuing policies that are good for big business, but come at the exclusion of the American people,” said Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College.

Brat’s upstart bid against the second highest-ranking House Republican may seem quixotic. But it’s part of a growing national movement to oust GOP leaders who fail conservative litmus tests.

Cantor, in Brat’s view, is flunking badly on border security. Indeed, the congressman even applauded President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address outlining a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

On Friday, Cantor said on the House floor that “immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country.”

Brat is having none of it. He calls the imminent GOP cave-in on immigration an exercise in “crony capitalism.”

“It’s incredibly unpopular. It lowers wages, adds to  unemployment, and the taxpayer pays the tab for any benefits to folks coming in,” Brat told Watchdog.org in an interview.

“This is not equal treatment under the law. People who are waiting in line (to immigrate) are fuming.”

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“At every turn, the GOP establishment is favoring the elites,” Brat declares. “A change in immigration policy means amnesty.”

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As corporatist Republicans go wobbly on the border, Brat said Cantor is violating the party’s “six conservative precepts.”

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Larry Nordvig, executive director of the Richmond Tea Party, says Brat has his group’s “100 percent” backing.

“The feeling from the grassroots is, ‘Finally! We have a viable candidate to get rid of Cantor,’” said Nordvig, who brands the congressman “backward on all the issues that matter to true conservatives.”

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  • Puggg

    Very good.

    If Brat keeps hounding Cantor on immigration and beats him because of it, the shot will be heard around the world.

    • What’s also very good is that the Tea Party Movement is starting to develop more of an overt populist anti-elitist hard baked-in edge. I was hoping that the TPM was astute enough to realize that the RINO establishment and the Chamber Pot of Commerce was backing them into a corner that was really a briar patch, and that they should just stay there. At least in this instance, they are realizing this.

      Virginia primary day is Tuesday, June 10. If Brat beats Cantor, “comprehensive immigration reform” is dead on Wednesday, June 11.

      • jackryanvb

        Finally! But come Presidential election time (which is usually about 6 months after the last Presidential election) we’ll have Libertarians, economic Conservatives pandering to Blacks, Hispanics, Gays, Muslim Immigrants and blathering on and on and on about “the Constitution” etc.

        This is the only type of Conservative Presidential politics allowed by the controlled media and $ donors like Sheldon Adelson.

        The 3 1/2 year Presidential campaign is a carnival stage show, huge waste of time. Go state and local.

        • bilderbuster

          Sheldon Adelson & his $95 million donation to the Republicans is just a handler the of the Republican Party for a foreign interest as witnessed by the shameless groveling before Israel by ALL of the Republican candidates with the exception of Ron Paul.
          Aside from being a Lukidist agent, Adelson is still just as anti White as the rest of his ilk.

          • NoMosqueHere

            It’s either Israel or the muslim jihadists, folks. I go with israel between the two. Ron Paul prefers the muslim jihadists.

          • bilderbuster

            It’s not a one or the other choice.
            America doesn’t need either.

  • Nancy Thomas

    Please give to Brat and let’s pitch in to get rid of Mr. Amnesty.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Hey…good news…
    Is the wyrm turning after all?

  • bigone4u

    Economics professors (I used to be one) like Brat are among the few on campus that understand the ill economic effects of immigration gone wild. If only other profs would speak out about the ill effects on the gene pool and on Western civilization, but too many sociologists, political scientists and liberal arts profs are Marxists. When I used the term “illegal alien” in my class one time, I got whacked by the administration due to a Mexican student complaint, so Brat deserves an “A” for courage.

    • Erasmus

      Economics professors (I used to be one) like Brat are among the few on campus that understand the ill economic effects of immigration gone wild.

      I’m going to wager that there are, in fact, many who know about the ill effects of mass immigration upon our economy, our society and our gene pool, but, just as happened in Stalin’s Russia, they’re too afraid to speak the truth.

      I mean, surely not everyone who belches out “Celebrate Diversity!” doesn’t realize it’s all a crock.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        This is correct. When asked, most whites will praise the wonders of diversity and mass third world immigration. However, when questioned further, they will express strong reservations about the demographic transformation of the country. Their initial reticence is quite clearly the result of a daunting social pressure to conform. Beneath the surface of this manufactured consensus, there seems to be a great disgust, even hatred of a policy that has marginalized, destroyed and impoverished many whites.

        I think a lot of it also has to do with media disinformation about the economic and social costs of mass third world immigration. Some whites will speak highly of diversity, but when informed of its true costs, will demand that it be significantly reduced, restricted to whites only or that government impose a moratorium on all immigration.

        In reality, very few whites support mass third world immigration and multiculturalism. The only true white multiculturalists are academics, politicians and others whose paychecks come from the federal government, the media and students. Students tend to be among the most fanatical multiculturalists and immigration enthusiasts because colleges and universities are really cultural Marxist brainwashing centers, not places of learning.

        • Whitetrashgang

          Nice post, that is all.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      I’m glad you used the proper term for the invaders. I had a professor once who called them “economic refugees,” and not in a mocking or derisive way. He felt bad for them and thought it was racist of Americans to not want to let in every “refugee” who wants to come. He was a liberal arts professor.

      I also had a science professor who liked Stephen Jay Gould. Academia is terminally infected. I don’t think there’s any way to save it now short of metaphorically burning the whole thing down and starting over.

      • MBlanc46

        It needs a damned good housecleaning, that’s for sure.

      • LHathaway

        This is interesting because once we have our own white country, with real immigration controls, (and it’s really only a matter or when and how much territory we will have at this point – will it be nearly half the territory of the USA or more of a reservation around the size of Idaho) how many whites from around the world will want into our new country? What would they be called, multicultural refugees?

  • sbuffalonative

    As always, go to the link and read the comments. No one is fooled by ‘comprehensive immigration reform’.

    • bilderbuster

      “Comprehensive” is always the giveaway word.
      It’s also the fifty cent word used to make stupid people pushing a bad law sound smarter.

  • Erasmus

    Cantor only cares about Cantor. That should surprise no one.

    Non-eskimos exist primarily for the benefit of the eskimos. With that attitude betrayal never causes sleepless nights.

    • sbuffalonative

      Cantor only cares about Cantor?

      • Erasmus

        Cantor famously said, “I get what I want, when I want.” If that attitude isn’t the hallmark of a sociopath and a narcissist, then I don’t know what is.

        • Zaporizhian Sich

          That is also the hallmark of a thug and tyrant who will sooner or later, meet his downfall, die at the hands of those he oppresses or both.

          • bilderbuster

            And then cry “Persecution”!

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    Don’t worry, Eric. Reinforcements are on the way. I’m coming with a big fat check.

    BTW I sat for a self-portrait today. You like?

    • Rhialto

      No I don’t like it. That is viscous and ignorant defamation otters.

      • Epiminondas

        Weasels are terribly sensitive critters.

  • JohnEngelman

    Dave Brat’s comments about “the agenda of the Business Roundtable and the Chamber of Commerce” are about astonishing as Jared Taylor’s videos about the reality of racial differences in intelligence.

    They are obviously true, but I am so used to being lied to about these matters.

  • Larry Klein

    “Fail conservative litmus test”, ie the litmus test of ordinary white folk, ie 150 million American “extremists”

  • Larry Klein

    Cantor needs to get the Brat, you Wisconsin people know what I am talking about

    • NeanderthalDNA

      In a very tight place…like the back of a Volkswagon?

  • John

    I have the misfortune to live in Cantor’s district. Every two years, upon returning home from the polls, my wife asks me who I voted for. My response is “I didn’t vote for anybody, I voted against Eric Cantor”. As one of the top 10 recipients in Congress of money contributions from the financial and insurance industries, it’s pretty obvious who he truly represents and it’s not Virginians, that’s for sure. Bottom line, he’s a weasel; an arrogant, hypocritical liar that probably should be behind bars for treason.

    • hihellothere

      I would prefer to see him dangle from a rope.

    • jackryanvb

      Does this challenger have any chance?

      • John

        Small, but one has to remember the amount of money Cantor can bring to the table as well as his access to more if needed. His homeys would could come to his aid overwhelmingly, financially and in the press, if he was seriously challenged. I’m sure right now there’s a “Mossad” style team engaged in investigating Brat’s background thoroughly in an attempt to find some dirt to discourage him. I’ve read in more than one place that potential members of Congress are approached before hand to determine the strength of their “commitment” to Israel. If they don’t pass this first hurdle by “pledging allegiance to Israel and the Jewnited States of America”, then their campaign is toast; financially and in the media.

        • jackryanvb

          This comment violates Amren’s comment guidelines prohibiting anti Semitic Jew hatred, wild, unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.

          Rep. Eric Cantor is very bad on immigration, protecting American workers, he’s not the spawn of Satan, Christ killer, secret conspirator of the Protocols of Zion.

          • John

            Of course I didn’t mean to imply that Mr. Cantor was anything but a paragon of virtue. All those banks and insurance companies contributed to his campaign coffers because they liked the smile his dentist, Dr. Goldbutz, DDS, imparted to his otherwise “ratty” appearance.

          • jackryanvb

            Eric Cantor is horrible as bad as Charles Schumer.

            My point is that it just isn’t effective to fall down in to anti Semitic Jew hating. It turns off the public, makes our side look like the bad guy side.

            Plus there are so many Gentile traitors enemies. Look at Lindsey Graham, Mike the Huckster Huckabee, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul.

            We can’t waste what little time we have left falling down in to counter productive actions or ineffective language.

            God help us, God protect us in these terrible times.

            PS. I suggest supporting something positive like the great Winter Olympics in Russia.

          • Aditya Vivek Barot

            Honestly, if the Mossad or “the Joos” were this powerful, I’d happily turn over the US to them since they’ll obviously do a better job than us.

          • Bartek

            Proximity to Washington DC and the proliferation of government ’employees’ looking for ‘good schools’ for their children has turned Virginia into actual substantive evidence to support the validity of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

          • NoMosqueHere

            It reflects badly on Amren and the entire white race, but people here should be free to voice their nazi hate as they please.

            Unfortunately, nazis are a significant part of this forum. It’s a big reason why many decent whites won’t join it.

          • Bartek

            decent = educated (indoctrinated/brainwashed).

          • John

            Sorry it took so long to get back to you on this but that pretty much describes him to a “T”. The 2nd half of the last sentence that is.

  • RisingReich

    This guy Cantor is a Jewish vampire shyster. Always has been, always will be.
    Expect TJB. Typical Jewish Behavior.

  • MBlanc46

    “At every turn, the GOP establishment is favoring the elites.”

    Favoring the elites? I’m shocked!

  • IstvanIN

    Someone should ask Cantor “after the US falls, who will fund and defend Israel?”

    • Rhialto

      If Congressperson Cantor were given a big dose of truth serum, he would say: We must siphon as much out of the US as we can and do it right now. Soon there won’t be much left, Certainly nothing for us to grab before we relocate.

    • Xerxes22

      Cantor and his ilk believe that the U.S. will continue to function as before. His non-White pets will run the government and the economy and his Tribe will supervise from the shadows. By the time his Tribe figures out that their pets can’t run anything more advanced than a Taco stand, the country will have collapsed. It will be too late to reverse the situation and prevent Israel’s destruction.

    • bilderbuster

      Israel already has access to all US technology & will find it even easier to loot the treasury the darker this country becomes.

      • NoMosqueHere

        It’s just the opposite. The darker america becomes, the less likely it will be that america will support israel. Only only support israel gets is from conservative whites; the darkies all support the muslims.

        • bilderbuster

          “Our” darkie has bombed Libya flat. Created hell on earth in Syria & is droning a few other Muzzie countries as I type this all the while increasing aid to Israel.
          Do you see the darkies raising any hell about it because I don’t hear a peep?

          • NoMosqueHere

            Most US whites support Israel; the nazis and the blacks don’t. Great minds think alike.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Israel can defend itself and it does. No american has ever fought in Israel’s wars, to the best of my knowledge, and it has have requested americans to do so. In fact, America as always intervened against israel in war time. For example, in the 1973 yom kipper war, Israel was poised to destroy the Egyptian air force in its entirety but Henry Kissinger pressured israel to stand down. Of course, the US should give israel zero foreign aid; it doesn’t need it anymore and there are too many strings attached.

      • IstvanIN

        We certainly defend Israel diplomatically and without our foreign aid Israel would collapse.

        • NoMosqueHere

          Israel doesn’t need US aid anymore; it amounts to bribery mixed with threats to convince Israel to cede land in order to create a palestinian state. It also bilks white taxpayers. Also, Israel has more scientists and high tech startups anywhere on the globe but for Silicon Valley, and the per capita income of its people exceeds that of americans. It’s obscene that we give them any money.

          • bilderbuster

            Israel loots the US now & it absolutely needs the US.
            Without the US & it’s veto the UN would have put S.Africa like sanctions on Israel years ago.

  • CompassionateConservative

    Cantor is a true conservative who only has the best interests of Americans at heart. He wants every working class family to have a nice thatch roof dung hut, a pot full of gruel, and a nice set polyester clothes from the seventies for church on Sunday. There is plenty of room for the average American to tighten their belt to welcome these hardworking undocumented natural Republicans. The future is bright America!

    • jackryanvb

      Members of the tribe are universally bad on immigration to the USA. None would consider similar treasonous immigration policies to Israel.

      • bilderbuster

        That their goals on immigration to all White nations is genocidal should be obvious even to a blind man.

  • jackryanvb

    Great news.

    Amren leaders should strongly consider giving to the Republican primary challengers to:

    Eric Cantor
    Lamar Alexander
    Paul Ryan
    Lindsey Graham

  • Berkeley Guy

    Yawn. Sorry to say, but this is all hot air. Whining about illegal immigrants does nothing to stem the tide. Particular aspects of social welfare, which do not discriminate (yes, discriminate, I am sorry to tell those who rail against the term, is not a bad word in itself) against citizens and non-citizens is a real problem which makes it easy for people to come here and take advantage of tax-payer money.

    Now someone may want to interject here to say that the corporations who vacuumed up the resources both human and natural in developing countries are to blame; therefore, it is only natural that people immigrate (illegally) here when they are displaced. But this line of reasoning fails to consider average Americans who do not do such things and that people at the top of corporations are just a smidgeon of our population. Furthermore, if doing bad things is bad, then breaking our laws to come here is also bad, trivially. And what of the people of Mexican or South American descent who also are in bed with these corporations? Some people think that Americans working in corporations and their political allies only are to blame.

    But a lot of immigrants just want to have a better life. Yeah, so do we all. And why does that mean we give up more tax-payer money for them? Perhaps they’ll shake their fist at me and say I have a cruel and wicked heart. Not true because I care deeply about people, but make sure my altruism is aimed first at those who were or will be altruistic to me–you know, like any normally functioning organism would do? I have met a lot of immigrants both legal and illegal, but most of them resent what I am, what I was born as and where I was born.

    I get tired of all the darkly-smouldering eyes looking daggers at me just walking down the street. I just try to look at the sidewalk nowadays. Goodbye social cohesion, goodbye smiles and hellos I received from strangers growing up in a nearly all European town for the first decade of my life. I have never known social harmony after the age of 10, after we moved to the city. I bet there are a lot more white males like myself out there, wondering why illegals and others hate them so much when those particular WMs have done so little to harm anyone of any color. And while I yawn at the attempts to cover stories about the little political skirmishes concerning immigration, I just hope that these stories remind the WMs like me out there who understand that another world more socially harmonious exists because of our altruism, and that is what we need to discuss about and fight to keep alive.

    • Aditya Vivek Barot

      I really don’t understand why it isn’t possible to freeze immigration. I don’t understand the sentimentality of immigration.

      An immigrant is someone that is leaving bad government for good. Not his values, his virtues, his vices. For an immigrant, it’s not more than paperwork and some discomfort. I really don’t understand the mentality that ascribes some sort of magic to immigration. And why the West must accept all those who flee the mess that is the non-white world especially when the non-whites “fought” for “independence” from whites! Why would the West accept a single immigrant from a nation that fought whites! Why would one invite inherently hostile populations in one’s midst???

      White man’s off his rocker. There is no rational answer to the question. This is a fever. We must wait for it to break.

  • Bartek

    If Cantor wins the Dibold adjusted primary hopefully Dave will run as a third party to provide voters with a choice.

  • Transpower

    I used to support Cantor, but now I think he’s just another big-government RINO. Very disappointing.

  • Troy Swonger

    Of course, cantor rich goo, obviously he does not represent the common American. I can’t believe those idiots ever elected that uppity jerk in the first place.

  • scutum

    After reading this article I contributed $50.00 to Mr. Brat’s campaign. I would urge all of you to do what you can to help his campaign. We need to get rid of Mr. Cantor, he is a disgrace and belongs in the socialist/democratic party USA, where he can engage in crony capitalism for his corporate friends with the establishments blessing.