We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Voters in Virginia finally had enough with the big lie of illegal immigration: Those who want open borders are largely either ethnic activists and chauvinists who wish open borders on the south, but would never extend such laxity to other ethnic groups (e.g., La Raza activists would oppose 1 million Chinese, Nigerians, or Ukrainian nationals trying to cross illegally into the American Southwest), or want access to cheap labor, with employers pocketing the profits while the state and thus the taxpayer pick up the inevitable social costs of their exploitation of labor.
Yesterday, we saw that voters don’t like being called names by those who are both hypocrites and nakedly self-interested in putting their own selfish agendas over the concerns of the less well-off.
Rush had a very good monologue this afternoon about the Cantor loss and immigration.
In a nut shell he said immigration issue didn't take Cantor down all by itself. It was a myriad of straws on the camel's back that did him in. He had become a RINO in DC looking out for himself and not his constituents and they fired him for it. Voters are alarmed that there is no opposition party in DC and that the Government is out of control.
Rush speculates that the Cantor defeat did not scare but enraged the GOP establishment instead and they may now ram amnesty down our throats to show us who is master.
As "feeblemind" pointed out, there were other factors. The immigration thing was a cause because he had said in State news that he was entirely opposed while DC papers were pointing out he was seeking "compromise." Also people were fed up with his "not consulting with or even listening to" his constituents - when he finally had a meeting, he was booed off and his hand-picked chief of the State party was voted out of office.
I can't even keep track any more of where a lot of these guys stand on immigration, they've been lying about it for so long. They seem to be engaged in a completely principle-free analysis of what they can do to their poll numbers from week to week, depending on what bait-and-switch nonsense they get offered by the White House. If I'm sick to death of it, being reasonably pro-immigration myself, I can't imagine how furious Cantor's red-red-red district had gotten.