Dave Brat Wins One for Federalist 44

There will be plenty of talk -- some good and some awful -- about Dave Brat’s historic defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in yesterday’s GOP primary in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, and what the implications are. Virginia has been an epicenter of the establishment GOP’s war on the Tea Party, and vice versa I might add, with political shenanigans and bullying known as “slating” designed to keep conservatives out of political party positions.  Eric Cantor and his team were in it up to their necks. The best explanation of Brat’s win, however, may have been given on January 25, 1788.  In James Madison’s Federalist 44 he wrote, “[I]n the last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people who can, by the election of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.” Last night Dave Brat spoke volumes following his win by repeatedly mentioning the Constitution as a guide star of...(Read Full Post)