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    Eric Cantor: like a bad cold; will not go away

    How presumptuous:

    Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win
    Republican Eric Cantor on Saturday addressed the inaugural gathering of a group formed after grass-roots activists helped Dave Brat topple the former majority leader in last summer’s GOP primary.

    The day-long meeting of the Virginia Conservative Network featured a who’s who of establishment Republicans in the mold of Cantor, many of whom are frustrated with the party’s loss of all five statewide offices in recent years.

    According to organizers, Cantor gave an invitation-only crowd of more than 100 people tips on how to frame their message to voters as Republicans prepare to defend their slim majority in the state Senate this year. Activists from the establishment wing of the party are also focused on delivering the swing state of Virginia for the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.
    Dave Brat was snubbed. Excuse-mongering from Linwood Cobb:
    Cantor was joined by Linwood Cobb, his right-hand man in the Seventh District Republican Committee whose ouster foreshadowed Cantor’s own defeat.

    Rep. Brat and his supporters were not invited, Cobb said, because the meeting was not focused on the district but on a statewide effort to expand the party by reaching out to minorities and other groups who might not normally vote Republican.

    “The statewide aspect of it is a big factor of what we wanted to start working toward,” Cobb said in a phone interview. “We are not going to win statewide [by] just talking to conservative Republicans or just tea party Republicans. We’ve got to go beyond that to win.”

    Not only was Brat not invited, his spokesman said, he didn’t even know it was happening.

    “It’s a little strange that they have a meeting in the district without alerting the district’s congressman,” Brian Gottstein said.

    Ron Headlund, a Brat volunteer, said he was blocked from the suburban Richmond DoubleTree hotel where the meeting was held.

    “I’m assuming that the Eric Cantor machine is working to drive out the grass roots from the Republican Party,” he said.


    Congresswoman Barbara Comstock and former
    7th Congressional District Chairman Linwood Cobb



    Cobb to Brat: Get Lost!

    More here:
    Cantor, Comstock launch mainstream organization for “Reclaiming the Elephant”

    Includes the 'Invitation-Only' email

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    "Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win."

    Now that is just plain funny. Follow Eric's lead/formula (ignore the core conservatives) and lose.

    Remember Snag-A-Job?.......we don't forget.

    Then there is the despot Linwood Cobb. Don't need him and sure as heck don't want him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    "Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win."

    Now that is just plain funny. Follow Eric's lead/formula (ignore the core conservatives) and lose.

    Remember Sav-A-Job?.......we don't forget.

    Then there is the despot Linwood Cobb. Don't need him and sure as heck don't want him.
    It was "Snag - A - Job" but whose counting?

    Sounds like Eric is still spouting the "I'll get money from those with deep pockets and screw the little people again" plan as the way to go.

    Worked for him for how long? Why not again?

    stay safe.
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    "Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win."
    LOL

    Perhaps the establishment Democrats can get Morrissey to teach ethics seminars to them.

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    Since the "conservatives" can't get enough to win the state, I think they might want to listen. With BOTH groups, they might stand a chance.
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