Perhaps things are starting to turn for Dave Brat. He just got a boost to his campaign with his first big endorsement with only 8 weeks left until the Republican Primary. Â This just in from Ann Coulter:
As those of you who follow my hate mail know, I am opposed to running untested candidates against perfectly good incumbent Republican senators this election cycle. It will be a long time before Republicans have as good a year as this to win a Senate majority. Unfortunately, we have idiots doing the idiot thing, pretending to be “tea partiers,” while challenging sitting Republican senators over fairly minor ideological differences.
Anyone opposing an incumbent Republican for any reason other than amnesty is a fraud or an idiot. Right now, immigration and Obamacare are the only things that matter. Since every Republican voted against Obamacare, that leaves only immigration.
Conservatives who ignore amnesty while carping about the debt ceiling, TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program), the Internet tax bill or Benghazi are too stupid to help their country.
Suppose the Senate had passed a bill that would cut Texas out of the Union? Would that get your attention, fake tea partiers? Without Texas, Republicans would immediately lose 38 electoral votes, two senators and 24 members of Congress. (Democrats would lose only 12 House members.)
How would you rate the prospect of repealing Obamacare if Republicans could: never win another presidential election; never win another majority in the House; and never again win a Senate majority? Oh, and how does the expression “President Nancy Pelosi” grab you?
Would that bill be slightly more important to you than the Internet tax bill?
Well, guess what? Amnesty will produce the exact same result as losing the entire state of Texas. In fact, merely continuing our current immigration policies will achieve the same result; it will just take a little longer. (But wow, I’m sure glad we got “Octomom”! What a boon she’s been to our American way of life.)
The population of Texas is about 27 million. With amnestied illegal aliens allowed to bring in their cousins and brothers-in-law under our insane “family reunification” policies, the 12 million illegal immigrants already here will quickly balloon to 30 million new voters — who happen to break 8-to-2 for the Democrats.
Consequently, before running off and staging a primary fight against a sitting Republican, anyone who truly loved his country would ask himself the following three questions:
(1) Does the incumbent Republican support amnesty? And by the way, “Supports amnesty” includes anyone who says one of the following:
— “We already have de facto amnesty”
— “What are you going to do — round up 12 million illegals?”
— “They’re doing jobs American just won’t do,” or
— “Our housekeeper, Lupe, is like family.”
(2) Is a primary challenge unlikely to flip a Republican seat to the Democrats?
(3) Am I fairly certain the challenger is smart enough to avoid the (apparently) rocky shoals of being asked about abortion in the case of rape?
There are at least three Republican primary candidates who pass this test with flying colors. They’re smart, attractive, articulate and unlikely to ever use the phrase “legitimate rape.”
No incumbent Republican senators are in jeopardy — the one Senate race is for a seat currently held by a Democrat, and the other two races are for House seats in reasonably safe Republican districts.
Finally, all three races represent the battle at the heart of the Republican Party: Are we the party of soulless businessmen who care nothing about the country but only want higher profits for themselves? Or are we the party of middle-class and working-class Americans?
If you don’t think the Republican Party should speak exclusively for Wall Street, Silicon Valley and the Chamber of Commerce, then you have to support:
–Â Dr. Greg Brannon, running in the Republican primary against foreign-labor cheerleader Thom Tillis, to challenge the Democratic senator from North Carolina, Kay Hagan. (Primary:Â May 6)
–Â Frank Roche, running against the lying, amnesty-supporting Renee Ellmers in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. (Primary:Â May 6)
–Â Dave Brat, economics professor, challenging the amnesty-addled Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. (Primary:Â June 10) ……Dave Brat, an economics professor like Roche, is challengingÂ Rep. Eric Cantor: Maniacal Amnesty Supporter. Cantor says “immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country.”Â
You don’t have to be an economics professor to know that bringing in millions of workers is not “an economic boon” to the workers already here. (If only we could bring in millions of workers to compete for Cantor’s job.)Brat responded to Cantor’s baby-talk, saying immigration “lowers wages, adds to unemployment, and the taxpayer pays the tab for any benefits to folks coming in.”
Republicans aren’t at much risk of losing any of these seats, with or without primary fights. But we’ll lose them all within a decade if Republicans like Tillis, Ellmers and Cantor aren’t stopped.
Ann Coulter is not the only one upset with Eric Cantor over his position on amnesty. In fact, Cantor has received a lot of heat from his House GOP colleagues on his backroom dealing with amnesty immigration legislation. Just yesterday it was reported that Republican Senator Sessions “came out swinging” against Cantor’s secretive immigration plan. Conveniently Cantor performed a nice dance today about his falling out with Obama on this issue.
Does anyone think #WhereIsCantor? will debate Brat over amnesty? There is a 7th District Republican Convention taking place in May and Cantor has reserved every single meeting room for that convention. I’m sure that must mean he has plenty of time for a debate!