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(Mediaite)   Just in case you have no idea about what kind of crazy just took the primary from top Republican Eric Cantor, here's the low down on this unknown economics professor   ( mediaite.com) divider line
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2014-06-11 07:22:49 AM  
And now I feel like I know even less about the guy. Lazy article is lazy.
 
2014-06-11 08:01:11 AM  
That was lacking in useful information.
 
2014-06-11 08:10:24 AM  
Looks like democrats may have voted in this candidate in open primary.

Little chance of defeating cantor, but  a democrat can defeat this whack nut.

Good strategy
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-06-11 08:23:03 AM  

rocinante721: Looks like democrats may have voted in this candidate in open primary.

Little chance of defeating cantor, but  a democrat can defeat this whack nut.



I don't know, people there were dumb enough to vote for Cantor.

And how does an economics professor talk tea party nonsense and maintain a straight face?
 
2014-06-11 08:24:09 AM  
I can't wait to hear him discuss the religious aspects of rape.
 
2014-06-11 08:25:02 AM  
He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.
 
2014-06-11 08:28:47 AM  

praymantis: He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.


...and?
 
2014-06-11 08:29:18 AM  
Based on that photo I'm fairly sure that son has a secret mini-fridge full of raccoon torsos and a chart of suggested microwave times so they "feel real"
 
2014-06-11 08:30:55 AM  
total eye candy. lol
 
2014-06-11 08:31:40 AM  
Meanwhile, I keep hearing how Democrats don't really care enough about the congressional elections on those years between presidential elections, and that the GOP will claim some seats because the Dems won't get involved.

The "open election" concerns in the VA GOP primary could just possibly be the beginning of the end of that narrative, and that would be a good thing.
 
2014-06-11 08:34:02 AM  

clancifer: I can't wait to hear him discuss the religious aspects of rape.


"God's will" "Everyone has a cross to bear" etc etc
 
2014-06-11 08:36:11 AM  
Well article was boring.
 
2014-06-11 08:36:51 AM  

buster_v: And now I feel like I know even less about the guy. Lazy article is lazy.


This ^ gave me more info about the guy.
 
2014-06-11 08:37:04 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: he "open election" concerns in the VA GOP primary could just possibly be the beginning of the end of that narrative, and that would be a good thing


...or it could just possibly be the middle of the end of open primaries. I'm expecting a bit of a scramble from all the GOP-controlled state legislatures where they've still got open primary voting. State legislators are cheap to buy and the oligarchs have invested too much to allow electoral shenanigans like this rob them of their anticipated ROI.
 
2014-06-11 08:38:01 AM  
a picture of Brat, his family, and [Laura] Ingraham

Cripes, I thought that was his wife's sister or something.
The "thin mature blonde" thing is starting to get a little creepy.
 
2014-06-11 08:39:56 AM  

skozlaw: praymantis: He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.

...and?


Well the article granted it was a crap article stated he was Tea Party backed but he was not. So why did he win? He was outspent by $4,9 Million. I am curious aren't you?
 
2014-06-11 08:40:39 AM  

clancifer: I can't wait to hear him discuss the religious aspects of rape.


Rapey rape or struggle snuggle rape?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-06-11 08:40:47 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: Meanwhile, I keep hearing how Democrats don't really care enough about the congressional elections on those years between presidential elections, and that the GOP will claim some seats because the Dems won't get involved.

The "open election" concerns in the VA GOP primary could just possibly be the beginning of the end of that narrative, and that would be a good thing.


I doubt it.  The open primary excuse is the usual explanation for anyone who loses a primary in states that have one.
 
2014-06-11 08:41:34 AM  

starsrift: The "thin mature blonde" thing is starting to get a little creepy.


i17.photobucket.com
Um, starting to get creepy?
 
2014-06-11 08:42:40 AM  
Who can find a copy of
- "God and Advanced Mammon - Can Theological Types Handle Usury and Capitalism?"

- "An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand."

I am pretty sure Ihave this guy pinned down by the titles alone, but I woudl like a chance to read them.
 
2014-06-11 08:43:07 AM  
I posted this in the other thread, but in any case, here's the dude's resume:

http://faculty.rmc.edu/dbrat/BRAT2012-CV.pdf

Kind of interesting. Comes out of a Christian college with a BA, gets a Masters in divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary and then a PhD in economics from American University...
 
2014-06-11 08:43:19 AM  
I clicked to read the crazy. There was a distinct lack of crazy. There was a distinct lack of, well, anything. Poor form.
 
2014-06-11 08:43:19 AM  
Just in case you have no idea about what kind of crazy just took the primary from top Republican Eric Cantor,dont bother reading this article as you will learn nothing about him.
 
2014-06-11 08:43:25 AM  

vpb: rocinante721: Looks like democrats may have voted in this candidate in open primary.

Little chance of defeating cantor, but  a democrat can defeat this whack nut.


I don't know, people there were dumb enough to vote for Cantor.

And how does an economics professor talk tea party nonsense and maintain a straight face?


He's well-paid.
 
2014-06-11 08:43:39 AM  

Relatively Obscure: That was lacking in useful information.


He's been an academic for the last 25 years. Do you remember when Conservatives used to tout the advantages of 'Real World Experience'? Good times!
 
2014-06-11 08:43:40 AM  

praymantis: skozlaw: praymantis: He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.

...and?

Well the article granted it was a crap article stated he was Tea Party backed but he was not. So why did he win? He was outspent by $4,9 Million. I am curious aren't you?


SHUSH!!!  You're killing the narrative!
 
2014-06-11 08:44:41 AM  

Gary-L: clancifer: I can't wait to hear him discuss the religious aspects of rape.

Rapey rape or struggle snuggle rape?


He was asking for it.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 08:46:18 AM  

praymantis: skozlaw: praymantis: He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.

...and?

Well the article granted it was a crap article stated he was Tea Party backed but he was not. So why did he win? He was outspent by $4,9 Million. I am curious aren't you?


From what I have heard from the few people I know in Virginia, Cantor basically made no appearances and pretty much didn't do anything other that go through the motions and people have kind of been fed up with him. Maybe this is a good thing. I certainly agree with those who felt it was time for Cantor to go.
 
2014-06-11 08:46:19 AM  

incendi: that's the only opposition research available


WSJ had a better write up.

They at elast directed you to papers he published (listed above).
 
2014-06-11 08:46:26 AM  

cabbyman: praymantis: skozlaw: praymantis: He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.

...and?

Well the article granted it was a crap article stated he was Tea Party backed but he was not. So why did he win? He was outspent by $4,9 Million. I am curious aren't you?

SHUSH!!!  You're killing the narrative!


What narrative?
 
2014-06-11 08:46:31 AM  

vpb: rocinante721: Looks like democrats may have voted in this candidate in open primary.

Little chance of defeating cantor, but  a democrat can defeat this whack nut.


I don't know, people there were dumb enough to vote for Cantor.

And how does an economics professor talk tea party nonsense and maintain a straight face?


Intelligence is not necessarily an indication of being able to comprehend reality.  How else does the Austrian School still have economists willing to be advocates?
 
2014-06-11 08:46:54 AM  

praymantis: skozlaw: praymantis: He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.

...and?

Well the article granted it was a crap article stated he was Tea Party backed but he was not. So why did he win? He was outspent by $4,9 Million. I am curious aren't you?


Because Cantors ground game sucked.
 
2014-06-11 08:47:54 AM  
defeated by a snooty college professor
 
2014-06-11 08:48:03 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Based on that photo I'm fairly sure that son has a secret mini-fridge full of raccoon torsos and a chart of suggested microwave times so they "feel real"


I'm simultaneously horrified and giggling that "I really shouldn't be laughing at this" laugh.  Well done.  I'll never get rid of that image.
 
2014-06-11 08:48:36 AM  

Biff_Steel: total eye candy. lol


I guess Laura Ingraham was allowed to audit that class.
 
2014-06-11 08:48:48 AM  

liam76: WSJ had a better write up.


Ok, so they're just lazy, but that doesn't play into my narrative nearly as well.
 
2014-06-11 08:49:45 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: I posted this in the other thread, but in any case, here's the dude's resume:

http://faculty.rmc.edu/dbrat/BRAT2012-CV.pdf

Kind of interesting. Comes out of a Christian college with a BA, gets a Masters in divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary and then a PhD in economics from American University...


Probably an Ayn Rand fan. I wonder what his dissertation was on.

"Calvinist precepts versus socialism, and the cult of scientific development of modern economic paradigms."
 
2014-06-11 08:50:19 AM  
The takeaway from the link is that's he's pretty much got the whole "clean cut creepy family" down pat.

static01.mediaite.com
 
2014-06-11 08:50:55 AM  
Does anyone know if this guy is a real died-in-the-wool Tea Party Republican or not? The Tea Party has had it in for Cantor and Boehner for a while now. They loathe "establishment" Republicans in Washington, so the mere fact they endorsed him (if they did) may just be a move to knock Cantor out.
 
2014-06-11 08:51:43 AM  

Biff_Steel: total eye candy. lol


That had to be a dude.  I have severe doubts of a woman saying that.
 
2014-06-11 08:52:42 AM  

The Homer Tax: cabbyman: praymantis: skozlaw: praymantis: He never got an endorsement from the big wigs in the Tea Party even MSNBC admitted to that.

...and?

Well the article granted it was a crap article stated he was Tea Party backed but he was not. So why did he win? He was outspent by $4,9 Million. I am curious aren't you?

SHUSH!!!  You're killing the narrative!

What narrative?


The libs are trying to paint him as a extreme right, religious nut.

He's for States rights, against imigration reform, and is a  fiscal conservative. from what i heard Cantor has been playing the middle too much trying to be everything to everyone.  I think a lot of people rallied behind Brat taking a stand against imigration reform, something many republicans are afraid to do as they think it will hurt them with the latino vote.
 
2014-06-11 08:53:33 AM  
Republicans are saying Cantor's loss is Obama's fault.

No, seriously: "The Obama Administration continues to crush the individual and every sector of the economy through bad policy, higher and higher taxes and an ever increasing regulatory burden on industry," former Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Gilmore said in a statement. "Tonight, the residents of Virginia's 7th district expressed their outrage with President Obama by nominating David Brat to be the Republican Party's nominee for Congress in my home district."
 
2014-06-11 08:54:01 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: I posted this in the other thread, but in any case, here's the dude's resume:

http://faculty.rmc.edu/dbrat/BRAT2012-CV.pdf

Kind of interesting. Comes out of a Christian college with a BA, gets a Masters in divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary and then a PhD in economics from American University...


So, he'll be going after the money lenders and turning over their tables in the temple??
 
2014-06-11 08:54:59 AM  

subfactorial: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Based on that photo I'm fairly sure that son has a secret mini-fridge full of raccoon torsos and a chart of suggested microwave times so they "feel real"

I'm simultaneously horrified and giggling that "I really shouldn't be laughing at this" laugh.  Well done.  I'll never get rid of that image.


Pretty much this. I scrolled down just so I could see if someone had expressed a reaction other than mine, which would have been "Guh. Yeeeargh. Bleh."

Well done.
 
2014-06-11 08:55:59 AM  

rocinante721: Looks like democrats may have voted in this candidate in open primary.

Little chance of defeating cantor, but  a democrat can defeat this whack nut.

Good strategy


i was told my the mainstream media that dems don't vote in midterms, so now they do, only in R primaries? is this the new narrative?
 
2014-06-11 08:57:01 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Based on that photo I'm fairly sure that son has a secret mini-fridge full of raccoon torsos and a chart of suggested microwave times so they "feel real"


This is why I have you favorited.
 
2014-06-11 08:57:51 AM  
From a distance, there appears to be a distinct lack of electoral basics from establishment Republicans.  Their reliance on gerrymandering, big media buys, and endorsements seems to have made them lazy when it comes to putting in the effort of actually reaching voters.  I thought it was most obvious in the 2012 presidential campaign primary- many of the candidates were AWOL on the ground, and some missed important filings.

Is this actually a thing?
 
2014-06-11 08:57:55 AM  

liam76: Who can find a copy of
- "God and Advanced Mammon - Can Theological Types Handle Usury and Capitalism?"

- "An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand."

I am pretty sure Ihave this guy pinned down by the titles alone, but I woudl like a chance to read them.


I can't find a copy of the second one, but here's a quick summary nonetheless:
 
mhd
2014-06-11 08:58:48 AM  
Willie Tanner?
 
2014-06-11 08:59:17 AM  

Danger Mouse:

The libs are trying to paint him as a extreme right, religious nut.


The campaign is going to be a study in how someone can rationalize being utterly self-centered and how the Articles of Confederation are really the only "real" Constitution because they were written first.

He's for States rights, against imigration reform, and is a  fiscal conservative. from what i heard Cantor has been playing the middle too much trying to be everything to everyone.  I think a lot of people rallied behind Brat taking a stand against imigration reform, something many republicans are afraid to do as they think it will hurt them with the latino vote.


Ah, a Klansman.
 
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