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HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR'S DEFEAT -- A PARADIGM SHIFT?

A NEW PARADIGM IN ELECTION INFLUENCE, A NEW ERA BEGINNING?
As you read this keep in mind GETTING OUT THE VOTE, something conservative Republicans have not done effectively for many election cycles. They focus on ideological purity, even single issues or parts of issues, and refrain from voting if the candidate isn't "pure" on their issue. Ideology alone cannot win elections, getting voters out to vote does. And, we cannot govern if we don't win. Sure, it sounds trite, but it's a truism. Also, please know that, in my opinion, Brat's issues were sound conservative ones and his focus on the Virginia Republican creed was music to the ears of many of us. However it is my strong and considered belief that he beat Cantor with the constant hammering on the issue of amnesty for immigrants, all led by radio talk show hosts. (edited June 15, 2013) JAM

Congressional Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to a conservative political neophyte, Professor David Brat, in the 7…

GDP SHRINKS BY 1% IN 1ST QUARTER 2014

Another report that suggests Robert Reich's commentary, previously posted and written about, is inaccurate. From The Wall Street Journal, May 27, 2014 U.S. GDP Contracted at 1% Pace in First Quarter The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter of 2014, the latest stumble for a recovery that has struggled to find its footing since the recession ended almost five years ago. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced across the economy, contracted at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.0% in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department said Thursday. It was the first time economic output contracted since the first quarter of 2011, when it declined at a 1.3% pace. See More Coverage »