I hate to run with the herd but the election loss of Rep. Eric Cantor was historic, the first time a majority leader has ever been defeated in a primary. The most moronic headline in the mainstream press goes to the New York Times: "Bad Omen for Moderates." And Cantor was moderate, how?
Time Wounds All Heels. The revolution devours its children. The GOP is no longer a mass American political party but an extremist reactionary/theocratic party. And, as I recently wrote, the narrative of a civil war between the "establishment" and "tea party" is nonsense. A race to ever-more-crazy, sure.
One observation I found interesting in Big Sort America: Did Cantor lose because he was Jewish in a redistricted even-more red seat? He had hoped to become the first Jewish Speaker of the House.
After the jump, I give you some of the best stories Front Page Editor Dick Silc has assembled (and will add more as they develop):
• David Brat, the economics professor who defeated Cantor, can't even answer a minimum-wage question.
• Read Brat's American University dissertation, Human Capital, Religion and Economic Growth.
• How the tea party burned Cantor. Brat really hammered Cantor on immigration: blasting the majority leader as pro-amnesty with the help of talk hosts like Laura Ingraham, warning that Cantor's reelection would lead to open borders and a flood of new cheap foreign labor to rob Virginians of their jobs. "He's for amnesty and he's for reducing wages,"
• Cantor's defeat is bad news for big business.