With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor taking a beating in the polls and losing the GOP primary in Virginia to a Tea Party challenger, it’s safe to say that the establishment in Washington should be afraid.
One of the big factors that led to Cantor’s downfall was compromising conservative values and supporting amnesty for illegals living in America.
This kind of compromise has been infecting the Republican Party for some time, as is evidenced by actions taken by John Boehner and John McCain, who have both been accused of abandoning the conservative platform on the immigration issue.
Radio host Laura Ingraham, who campaigned for Cantor’s challenger, Dave Brat, was ecstatic about the outcome of the primary.
Ingraham believes the upset sends a wake up call to the GOP, that the time for playing politics is over, and any refusal to stand on principle will result in being fired via the ballot box.
Fox News reports:
“This is a massive wakeup call to the Republican Party if they choose to wake up at this point,” Ingraham said, since much of the campaign centered on immigration reform. Brat has accused Cantor of being a cheerleader for amnesty.
If the GOP moves forward with immigration reform, Ingraham said “they will put a wedge down the middle of the Republican Party that will […] prevent Republicans from winning in 2016.”
Cantor spent more than $5 million on his campaign, while Brat spent about $122,000.
“This is an amazing moment for the people […] these are the people who were outspent 22 to 1,” Ingraham said.
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