Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By now you all must have heard that Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, was defeated in the Republican primary in Virginia by an economics professor named Dave Brat.
I have been reading the news attempting to figure out who this guy is and what he supports. No luck.
I did find this quote in the New York Times,
Mr. Brat, a college professor, cast Mr. Cantor as part of the problem in politics today. “Right now, we have too many princes in DC,” he said in an interview on MSNBC.
He also showed why his new found acclaim will lead to questions on issues. When asked on MSNBC whether he opposed a minimum wage, he responded, Uhm, I don’t have a well-crafted response on that one.”
Let’s see, an economics professor who lacks a well-crafted response about a minimum wage.
Just when I thought Republicans could not possibly select more stupid candidates, they do this.
I may have spoken too soon.
The election for Cantor’s former seat will be between two professors at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, VA
Dave Brat teaches economics specializing in macro-growth economics, international trade and finance, history and ethics.
His democratic opponent will be Jack Trammel who teaches sociology specializing in disability studies.
I could be wrong, but I don’t think Brat is a tea party type. The tea party did not support him financially.
We’ll have to wait and see.
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