Jun
15
2014

Eric Cantor is being an adult about losing.

Bit of a relief, honestly, after some of the stuff that some quote-unquote Republicans have done after losing a primary.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he has no “regrets” after a crushing primary loss that cost the Virginia Republican his job.

Instead Cantor says he’s looking forward to helping Republicans keep the House and take back the Senate, saying he even planned to vote for the tea party challenger, David Brat, who unseated him.

Cantor will also not resign immediately from his seat, but instead stay until January. Which means no special election to replace him before them, which means no opportunity for Governor Terry McAuliffe to cause mischief*.  Which is also a bit of a relief.

I know, I know: I’m saying nice things again about politicians who are merely following the rules and not being jackasses about it.  To which I reply: not saying nice things about them when they do that sort of thing doesn’t seem to be doing anything to encourage proper behavior, so let’s try being polite and see if that gets us anywhere.  When it coems to politics, I want a specific result; and while I won’t do anything immoral to get there I also won’t complicate the matter unnecessarily.

(Via Hot Air Headlines)

Moe Lane

*The US Constitution specifically requires that special elections be held to fill an absent seat. No appointments, no wait-until-the-end-of-term, no exceptions. And rest assured McAuliffe would have done something to mess with the GOP.

3 Comments

  • acat says:

    Agreed… and I reiterate that Gov. Cantor has a nice ring.
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    Mew

  • BigGator5 says:

    When I lost my election, I threw in my support for the Republican that did win the primary (who sadly didn’t win in the general election). The third Republican who lost was older than me, yet acted like a spoiled brat and wouldn’t throw his support for the primary winner.
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    Cantor is acting here with honor. If we had more adults like Cantor (dispite what you think about him), this would be a better world. You can disagree with someone and still respect them.

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