There will be lots of 2nd guessing tmw on Cantor loss #VA07. Surely will focus on debt ceiling/leadership role, but his religion a role too?—
Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 10, 2014
Really? This is the spin the left is going to put on the VA-7 primary? House majority leader Eric Cantor lost his primary because Republicans don’t like Jews?
As expected, circus clown and pseudo-candidate Mike Dickinson was all over the notion. Probably kicking himself for not thinking of it first.
“@Redistrict: but his religion a role too?”
Tea partiers hate non Christians—
DickinsonForCongress (@VoteMike2014) June 11, 2014
But the idea was echoed by a lot of other people who may not be complete buffoons.
Cantor is only Jewish Republican in Congress still, right?—
Ben Goodman (@BenGoodman) June 11, 2014
So the only Jewish Republican in Congress (either house) is about to lose his primary?—
David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) June 10, 2014
Eric Cantor was the Speaker-apparent, the first Jewish Speaker of the House. This is simply amazing—
Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman) June 11, 2014
It can't be undersold that Eric Cantor was the last Jewish Congressional Republican.—
Ben Erickson (@eric1743) June 11, 2014
Eric Cantor was the only Jewish Republican in Congress.—
Asher Huey (@asherhuey) June 11, 2014
Also tonight, GOP Jewish caucus basically shattered. Or decimated ten times over.—
Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 11, 2014
Some sane voices stepped in.
Probably a lot of truth to that prediction. Sad.