Eric Cantor booed during event in home district as establishment GOP suffers “huge loss” in Virginia

Primary season got off to a rocky start for Tea Party-backed, conservative candidates last week, but some local races are turning into huge upsets for the GOP. According to TheBlaze, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was booed and heckled during a rally in his home district on Saturday. To add insult to injury, Cantor loyalist and incumbent Linwood Cobb was defeated as chair of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Republican Committee by Tea Party favorite Fred Gruber. Cobb’s defeat has been described as a “huge loss.”

Cantor is facing a challenger in the June 10 Republican primary, and the boos he received at Saturday’s event came as he criticized his opponent David Brat. Brat, who enjoys the support of the Tea Party and conservative groups, is a professor of economics at Randolph-Macon College.

“It is easy to sit in the rarified environs of academia, in the ivory towers of a college campus with no accountability and no consequence,” Cantor said of his opponent. “When you throw stones, you throw stones at all of us who are working every day to make a difference.”

For his part, Brat took a much more conciliatory approach.

“I don’t run against Eric on a personal basis,” Brat said. “I like Eric as a human being; I’m commanded by God to do that and I do that. He’s been strong on national defense, and where he’s good he’s good.”

On radio this morning, Glenn wasn’t entirely sure how he felt about the jeers Cantor faced, but he did commend Brat for being able to separate the personal from the political.

“Now, you know, I'm not for booing and jeering people per se. I mean what the heck, might as well. But it's probably beneath us a little bit,” Glenn said. “The reason why I bring this up is because I want to show you the guy who actually handled the situation perfectly. The guy that Eric Cantor was talking about… [is his] opponent David Brat… I don't know much about this guy, but just on that statement, I like him. More importantly, he happens to be right. Cantor has been very good on some issues. Is there a way for us to get somebody who is much, much better? Yes. And if we could find somebody who is better, why wouldn't we? We have to do better. And we have to do better in our own lives every day.”

Furthermore, Glenn praised those who showed their dismay with the status quo by taking the action step of actually voting against the Cantor-backed local GOP leader.

According to the Washington Post, the district chairman “is an internal party post, responsible for rallying activists and volunteers at election time — and with the power to influence state party decisions such as whether to hold primaries or conventions to choose party nominees. A chairman is selected only by party activists for each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts.”

“The activists that gathered at that convention also just happened to do something else. They did something big-time right. They voted out Cantor's hand-picked district party chairperson and voted in the Tea Party-favorite instead,” Glenn said. “So while they booed – and I would have been there booing with them – they did the more important thing: They moved with their feet and their vote. They made a move. They, quite honestly, shocked Cantor and all of the party loyalists in Virginia.”

The local NBC affiliate described Gruber’s defeat of Cobb as a “huge loss."

“We need to do exactly the same in Nebraska… [and] in Kentucky with Matt Bevin,” Glenn concluded. “We have to be active and show what we believe with our feet. As David Brat said, we're commanded by God to do that, and we must do that.”

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Earlier this week, CNN wrote an ugly, baseless trash piece titled “An 'imposter Christianity' is threatening American democracy” that argued American Christianity is being overrun by radical "white Christian nationalists" and supported that premise with far-left thinkers and biased New York Times best-sellers.

BlazeTV's Glenn Beck said the article was so bad, it made his "eyes bleed." So, on the radio program Thursday, Glenn debunked it all in an epic takedown of CNN's lies — and he brought all the facts from history that prove "everything CNN is contending here is wrong."

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As many Americans fear a coming recession, the Biden administration has conveniently decided to say that we can't trust the conventional definition of "recession." Instead, we'll just have to wait until after the midterm elections to know for sure. But that's hardly the first time the left has redefined a word or phrase as part of its terrifyingly Orwellian "strategy" to control language for political purposes.

Glenn Beck posted a list of terms the left is redefining under President Joe Biden alone.

People also reminded Glenn of a few more redefined words or phrases to add to his list:


And don't forget Asian Murder Hornets and Monkeypox:


On the radio program, Glenn Beck ran through an extensive list of other simple terms the left is redefining to fit its narrative, just as the minions of Big Brother in George Orwell's "1984" used "newspeak" to further their totalitarian propaganda.

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A national “climate emergency” seems inevitable.

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck reveals how climate academics and activists have been gaming this out for years. They know exactly what they are going to do once Biden pulls the trigger. So many scary options become available once a national emergency is declared. Countries must feel the squeeze and in many cases … COLLAPSE. It’s happening all over the world. Industries like farming, ranching, and energy are imploding.

People are starting to rise up and push back on the Gr*** Re***, but in many places, it’s already too late. Glenn shows how the Gr*** Re*** has already caused nations to fall after just four years of policy implementation.

America is currently on year two of Biden’s "Build Back Better." Are the riots and collapse of Sri Lanka’s government in America’s future? Despite clear evidence that all of this is creating national suicide for other countries, Biden pushes ahead. What is this really all about? Hint: not saving the environment.

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Glenn Beck: Here's why ALARM BELLS should have gone off when Biden said THIS

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Last week, President Joe Biden said, “Climate change is an emergency, and in the coming weeks, I’m going to use the power I have as president to turn these words into formal, official government actions for the appropriate proclamations, executive orders and regulatory power that the president possesses.”

But Glenn Beck says the only state of emergency that needs to be declared right now is what's going on with our out-of-control federal government and president.

"When you have a president saying he is going to issue an emergency order and declare a national emergency on climate, of all things, you're about to lose your republic," Glenn said on the radio program.

"No matter what party the president is from, when they say any version of 'since Congress won't act, I will,' that should have alarm bells going off," he continued. "When they say, 'If Congress will not act, I will,' that is a direct violation of the president's oath of office."

Glenn argued that most Americans don't realize how weak the office of the president is supposed to be, and it even seems like many on both sides of the political aisle prefer a president who can practically wave a magic wand and change everything.

He went on to explain how the president got so much power (hint: it started with Woodrow Wilson) and why it's clearly dangerous and unconstitutional.

"The Founders put Congress front and center in the Constitution, not the president, and here's why: They had major kingophobia," Glenn said. "They knew that men would try to gather more and more power and consolidate that power, and that was everything they were trying to get away from. So what did they do? Well, they were very cautious when they put together the office of the president, the executive branch. After the Preamble, the very first line of (Article I) says, 'All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.' So all legislative power is granted to Congress ... no legislative power is granted to the president. Now, I know you know this, but I'm not sure about the rest of America: The president cannot make laws."

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