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Whitman: Reagan Spinning in His Grave Over Cantor Defeat [AUDIO]

Eric Cantor went down to a surprising defeat yesterday during Virginia’s primary elections.  His much less funded and more grassroots opponent David Brat beat him in a decisive victory.   Cantor’s own internal polling had him leading by 34 points.  Many experts on the right believe his loss had to do with his push for Amnesty combined with the recent reports of thousands of children swarming in to the United States over the southern border.

Morning Answer co-host Elisha Krauss mentioned that Cantor voted 95% of the time with Republicans. 

“If we’re all quiet, you might be able to hear Ronald Reagan spinning in Simi Valley,” joked Morning Answer co-host Brian Whitman.  “Because if Ronald Reagan were alive to hear that…the House Majority leader, who votes with Republicans 95% of the time, and that’s not good enough…and they kick him out?!”

“But that’s the beauty of the American system…it doesn’t matter how often you vote – it matters about the issues that you vote on,” countered Elisha.

Brian continued to disagree, saying it did matter because it underscores how rigid some folks in the Republican Party, and more specifically the TEA Party, want you to be with your voting.

Click on the player above to hear more commentary from Brian and Elisha about the unexpected results of the Cantor race.

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  1. MikeV posted on 06/12/2014 09:57 AM
    I'm always touched when democrats so kindly offer republicans and those of us on the right advice about how to vote.
    You guys are just so nice.
    Possibly the greatest con job you guys have pulled off is convincing Republicans to "go for the middle" or securing the independent votes.
    Dave Brat ran on an anti-big government, anti-big business and anti-amnesty platform. He rejected your "advice."
    Had Dave Brat followed your advice, he would have lost and you would have been pleased with that.
  2. James Davis posted on 06/13/2014 04:49 PM
    The reason that I never listen to the Morning Answer show is because of Brian Whitman. Even though he comes across as affable, I have no interest in hearing his predictable left wing opinions on anything. Ben and Elisha are great, but I refuse to put up with Brian to hear them.

    I understand the concept of "fair and balanced," and of Brian being a foil for Ben and Elisha's conservative positions, but frankly, I don't want to hear him, and I choose not to every day.
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