Yesterday, the state of Virginia engaged in an exercise near and dear to the hearts of any American who values their say in government: voting. It was primary day here, and Ms. Raine and I certainly went to the polls to vote for the Democratic candidate we wanted to replace retiring House Rep Jim Moran. Sadly, our choice did not win. Don Beyer will be the Dem candidate, which means he is the de-facto House Rep for Virginia's 8th district come next January. Our district is deep blue.
That was barely a blip on the radar. The BIG news was that House Majority leader (and perpetual asshole) Eric Cantor lost in the primary
to a Tea Party challenger (Dave Brat). While Brat takes a stand on numerous issues
(his stance is as far-right as you can get without falling off the edge of the flat earth), his main campaign focus was on immigration, and Eric Cantor's audacity to consider reform. I find it hard to believe that the voters in that district are that fired up over immigration, when there are so many other pressing issues to deal with, but then - I find it hard to believe people actually vote for Republicans at all.
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