First there’s the “insane” battle over the Medicaid expansion, as Sarah Kliff reports on Vox, and now House majority leader Eric Cantor has lost the Republican primary in his district to a Tea Party guy. As Phil Rizzuto would have said, “Holy Cow!”
What’s it all mean? Thomas Davis III, a Republican and former Virginia congressman, hit the nail on the head in this quote in The New York Times:
When Eric Cantor, a conservative and member of the leadership, is too moderate, it sends a chilling effect to other Republicans and makes it that much harder to cross over and work together.