Eric Cantor Loses in Stunning Defeat

President Barack Obama is rethinking his stance on immigration reform after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (REP) lost in a GOP Primary to a Tea Party Challenger on Tuesday.

Cantor's stunning defeat sent shockwaves through Washington yesterday as Republicans, and even Democrats, sat up and took notice.

Many say Cantor thought he was too much of a big shot in Washington to return home to Virginia to personally campaign against Dave Brat, an economics professor.

Cantor is the first sitting House Majority leader to lose in a primary in the history of American politics.

The defeat sent a strong signal to Washington that Americans are fed up with Washington's politics -- particularly on immigration reform.

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House GOPs await Senate

GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor posted this photo on his Twitter.com account today. The photo shows House GOP members sitting across the table from a row of empty seats patiently awaiting Senate members. "In divided government, the only way forward is to sit down at the table. The House awaits the Senate..." Cantor tweeted. The majority Democratic Senate members refused to show up for a conference to continue talks that could end the government shutdown.

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  • Despite arm twisting by president George Bush and others, Bush's $700 billion bailout plan went down in flames today.

    Senate majority whip (Republican) Eric Cantor blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's speech for the rejection of the bill. "This is not a partisan crisis, this is an economic crisis," he said in a press conference following the vote.

    Cantor noted that 92 Democrats voted against the bill following Pelosi's speech blaming the Bush administration for the current economic crisis and for not protecting the middle class who lost their homes, savings, pensions and their retirement.

    Cantor called Pelosi's words "inappropriate". Bush is determined to get the bill passed to rescue his friends and their companies before he leaves office.

    Bush claims if the bill doesn't pass, the economy will collapse. But he's not talking about "our" economy, he's referring to "their" economy.

    This time "they" will be affected instead of "us" and it feels good.

    In truth, the working class won't feel the pinch as much as Bush and his millionaire friends who caused millions of people to lose their homes, pensions, mom and pop stores and savings.

    Upon news of the bill rejection, the Dow dropped over 700 points but rebounded 200 points.

    Thanks to loyal reader Angela Watts for the tip!