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Last Thursday, David “Dave” Brat, 18 year PhD Professor of Economics and Business at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, declared his candidacy to defeat Eric Cantor, VA 7th District (including Louisa) House of Representatives Congressman since 2001 (and House Majority Leader) in this year’s Election.  SEE
Immediately that day Cantor issued an online attack on Dave Brat.  SEE
He accused Brat of 1) being a Liberal, “pretending to be a conservative, but don’t be fooled”, and that 2) “Professor Brat once served as then Governor Tim Kaine’s hand-picked economic advisor and is no friend of conservatives.”, saying “We don’t need a protégé of Senator Tim Kaine representing us in Washington.”  WHAT A LAUGH !   That first accusation would better be leveled at Cantor. Dave is no Liberal, and is a strict adherent to the Republican Party of Virginia’s “Republican Creed” (which Cantor violates – starting with “That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government,”). SEE – 
As far as Brat being an Economic Advisor to Gov. Kaine – YES, he was, as he was to Gov. McDonnell, as one of 20 Economists chosen by the State to serve on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists, guiding the State on economic issues – which documents Brat’s expertise. He was also president of the Virginia Association of Economists.  Would Cantor be willing to debate Brat on National Budget, Deficit, Debt or any other issue ? – DOUBTFUL, he is outclassed, and it is obvious that has him worried as our representative seeking re-election.
Notice I have NOT addressed Mr. Cantor as “Representative Cantor”, because I do not feel he properly represents us, in many ways.!  First and foremost he does NOT give his constituency adequate access to him through non-partisan open Town Hall Meetings.  His “Advisory Council” meetings are “puff sessions” at which he plies Republicans with wine and food, gives a stump speech and then takes maybe a half dozen questions openly at the podium – and then steps down to take remaining questions unamplified from the floor – not all can hear, why doesn’t he stay at the podium.? Space here does not allow me to address the many concerns I have about Mr. Cantor, but permit me one more.
Cantor sent two “Trackers” to attempt to video and audio record what went on during Brat’s two day open tour of his District, introducing himself. His 18 minute speech first thing Friday morning in Louisa is available at  Hope you’ll listen and agree with me that Dave Brat is the far better person to be OUR REPRESENTATIVE come next year. As the National Review published in an interview, Dave wishes to be Cantor’s “Term-Limit”. 
Fred Gruber 
A concerned Conservative Republican Citizen of Louisa

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.



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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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