Unconventional Tea-Party Populist Brat unseats ERIC CANTOR in VA-7 Primary

For those of you just joining us, the 2014 election season has been marked by a never-ending string of “tea party is dead” reports.  For those of you just joining us, Eric Cantor is one of the biggest movers and shakers in the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives – on several high profile committees, including the House Ways and Means and Ethics committees.

Or was.

SHOCKER: Cantor unseated in Primary by fiery populist Brat

WOW.

Brat – a relative nobody whose main claim to fame prior to this election was that he had no interest in politics – decided out of frustration with Cantor’s grandstanding and salesmanship in DC to run this year, never expecting he had a chance to win the primary.  His campaign seemed more a catharsis – a chance to bring to the public eye the shocking lack of ethics inside the beltway..  But today, he is victorious and the mational media is desperate for answers as to how on Earth this happened.

Brat is a Catholic with a history of religious study and a career as an economist.  Sounds like an interesting mix to me, along with his bracing honesty.

Very…very unexpected news out of VA today.  Go figure.