June 25th, 2014
09:08 AM ET
6 months ago

5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries

Washington (CNN) – The establishment struck back.

Two weeks after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss to a little-known and underfunded tea party challenger rocked the Republican Party, incumbent and mainstream GOP candidates came out on top in several high-profile primary showdowns.

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  1. Tony D

    Rudy NYC
    If you were to trouble yourself to pick up a history book, then you'd see that the "government takeover" "right to bear arms" definition pushed by 2nd Amendment fanatics is not only wrong, but it's also treasonous. The 2nd Amendment does not grant people the right to rise up against the government in armed revolt.
    -–

    You're right. The 2nd Amendment doesn't grant them that right, it just enables it. The right of rebellion is granted by the existence of the Constitution itself, which defines exactly what powers the federal government shall have, and the rest being retained by the states and the people. We remain free people and not government iowned slaves. Should the government decide otherwise, that would not be widely accepted by a free people, especially when they will have the power to do something about it.

    June 25, 2014 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. The REAL Truth...

    @just saying – we learned that the demorcats are scared to death of the tea party. smaller government, adherance to our constitution, fiscal responsibility, a balance budget. absolutely, positively scared to death as it endangers their large government nanny state.
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    please cite one instance of where a Republican administration provided any of that?
    Reagan? – tripled the debt, largest deficits in history (at that time), raided SS surplus funds to pay for his free-fall credit card spending while raising taxes 18 times and increasing the size of the govt by 8.3%.
    Daddy Bush raised taxes (READ my lips!) while increasing the size of Gov by 6.4%.
    Dubya did almost the same, but started 2 wars, Medicare Part D, the TARP bailout (all unfunded), only DOUBLED the Natl debt but NEEDLESSLY cut taxes, had the largest deficit in our history ($1.47T) and increased the size of Govt by 8.4%. SEE THE PATTERN here??
    I'm not even going to provide data on the number of jobs NOT created, GDP and other data.... hardly positive.

    June 25, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. Anthony

    @smith, I am not discounting the independents. However, Republicans don't have a lock on the independents either.

    June 25, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. Stuffitu

    The way the democrat liberals were apologizing to the IRS commissioner after his phony,arrogant testimony regarding the imcomptence of the IRS and it's heavily unionized workforce, I thought this guy was some unfortunate career civil servant. Turns out he is an Obozo appointed political hack who has contributed over 100 K to democrat liberals.

    June 25, 2014 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  5. Wilkinson

    Malory Archer

    Wilkinson
    Nothing surprising. Not even that they are going back to that criminal Rangel.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Last I heard that race was too close to call. Have they called it? Funny, there's nothing on the web about that. You'd think the "librul media" would be all over that!

    +++++

    I could care less. That is their choice and am happy to not live there. You think? Yes I guess they would since they don't get around to much else other than their guys in Congress.

    June 25, 2014 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  6. smith

    @Rudy-Didn`t supreme court handle this meaning of the 2nd Amend. issue?

    June 25, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Stuffitu
    The way the democrat liberals were apologizing to the IRS commissioner after his phony,arrogant testimony regarding the imcomptence of the IRS and it's heavily unionized workforce, I thought this guy was some unfortunate career civil servant. Turns out he is an Obozo appointed political hack who has contributed over 100 K to democrat liberals
    -–

    Exactly, a loyal Obama koolaide drinker that can be trusted to delay, stonewall, destroy evidence, etc. But of course they would never ever ever think of targeting their political adversaries, and then lying about it and destroying the evidence, and taking the 5th.

    June 25, 2014 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  8. Gunderson

    Um,
    One thing old Gunderson learn. The more things change the more they stay the same. Much ignorance still abound thru out the land. Current Administration running on 4 flat tires. But some of you like 4 flat tires, with no spare.

    June 25, 2014 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  9. Malory Archer

    Wilkinson
    Malory Archer

    Wilkinson
    Nothing surprising. Not even that they are going back to that criminal Rangel.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Last I heard that race was too close to call. Have they called it? Funny, there's nothing on the web about that. You'd think the "librul media" would be all over that!

    +++++

    I could care less. That is their choice and am happy to not live there. You think? Yes I guess they would since they don't get around to much else other than their guys in Congress.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You clearly DO care, otherwise you wouldn't have taken the time to whine about it on this message thread and then spew word salad at someone who responds.

    June 25, 2014 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  10. Silence DoGood

    @smith
    @Rudy-Didn`t supreme court handle this meaning of the 2nd Amend. issue?
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    They did but only within lawful use of firearms. This doesn't go any where near the wild concoctions of armed insurrection that extremists fancy. If "2nd amendment" violence escalates in the US, those who encouraged it bear some responsibility.

    June 25, 2014 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. GOP = Greed Over People

    The main thing we learned, is the tundra temptress is gonna need a rack adjustment before November if she hopes to swing any influence in 2014!

    June 25, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
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