Of course, just because the death of the Republic is an already established fact doesn’t mean that we can’t rip out our throbbing Schadenboners and rub them furiously when news such as these hit:
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger carried to victory on a wave of public anger over calls for looser immigration laws.
Awww… Isn’t that speshul? Poor widdle Ewic Cunthair and his Merry Amnestisiacs. That would be the first time since… 1899 that an incumbent House Majority Leader got whacked in a primary. See, Ewic? You made HISTORY!
So how is this whole “Republican voters are totally ready for amnesty, seriously you guys” working out for you?
But it gets funnier. Cunthair, who’d been outspending the winner, Prof. David Brat, by about 14 to 1, was even more surprised than most. After all, all of his nutwashers had been telling him it would be a cakewalk.
A poll conducted late last month for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) shows him with a wide lead over challenger David Brat heading toward next Tuesday’s Republican primary election.
The poll, shared with Post Politics, shows Cantor with a 62 percent to 28 percent lead over Brat, an economics professor running to Cantor’s right. Eleven percent say they are undecided.
Brat won 56-44. That’s what you get when you hire Rove’s cabana boys to run polls for you.
Wonder what’s going to happen to the RINOs just waiting for the starting gun before they rush to join Weepy Boner in his push for Amnesty? Probably nothing. After all, those silly extremist Tea Partiers are just an insignificant minority of no significance at all, amirite?
So, Ewic, we guess that you’ll have lots of opportunities to spend more time with your family come January, huh?
Yes. Yes we are enjoying this. Immensely.