What is wrong with these people?  Do people really act that rudely in the 7th District?  I am appalled.

Common decency requires us to either listen politely or leave.  Maybe I am naïve but I came from an era where this booing and hissing is simply unacceptable.

Having said that, this response should have been a warning to Eric Cantor.  The rowdy rude crowd certainly made their feelings known.

In a state where Republicans send in a weak candidate like E. W. Jackson to be Lt. governor, I guess anything is possible.  It sounds to me like the far right GOP want to make more of a statement than they really want to win.

I hope the tea party understands that most of us are repelled by the rude behavior they display at public gatherings.  I suppose we will be treated to a summer of dangling tea bags, three-cornered hats, fife and drum parades, pocket Constitutions and impolite, threatening town hall meetings.

Let the side shows begin.

18 Thoughts to “Booing and hissing at the 7th district Republican Convention”

  1. Cargosquid

    Appalled at rude behavior?

    So…you won’t be voting Democrat anytime soon, then? 😉

    1. If rude behavior, then I get appalled by them also. I can’t think of any time Virginia democrats have behaved like that or that they have beaten up women who disagreed with them. (from the past)

  2. Starry flights

    I posted a link to that video several weeks ago in your open thread several weeks ago, Moon. I figured back then that Cantor was in trouble.

    1. I am sorry you missed it. Looks like you were right.

  3. blue

    Republicans who lie – in this case mostly about immigration- are being held accountable. Democrats not so much.

    1. I fail to see what they are lying about. Maybe I didn’t get the memo. That happens to me sometimes.

  4. Starry flights

    Republicans do tell a lot if lies about immigration.

  5. Cargosquid

    “One measure of the extraordinary defeat could be seen in the candidate’s finances. Since the beginning of last year, Mr. Cantor’s campaign had spent about $168,637 at steakhouses compared with the $200,000 his challenger, David Brat, had spent on his entire campaign.”


    Explains a lot.

    1. I don’t think that link works.

  6. Cargosquid

    Want to know why Cantor was booed?


    He and his people tried to control the Virginia GOP.

    1. Lots of people have tried to control the Va GOP.

      Please don’t think I am defending Cantor. I am not. I never have liked him. I simply don’t think I will like your Brat any better. He will be powerless if he wins though. Big IF. the immigrant community is pissed. Those are the grassroots the GOP needs to worry about.

  7. Steve Thomas

    The reason there was booing and hissing is Cantor’s supporters were attempting to slate delegates to the state convention, which did nothing for his campaign except cause division and rancor within his district. Maybe too inside baseball for most here, but trust me, any real or perceived monkey-business during a convention is not well received, and this was real monkey-business.

    1. I would trust you, Steve but it was still very rude to boo and hiss. Yes, I want good manners in politics. this isn’t a football game or Parliament.

  8. Steve Thomas

    “this isn’t a football game or Parliament”

    Moon, I’ve been to conventions that seemed more like the stands at an English soccer match.

    A little long, but quite accurate post-mortem on the events that set the stage for the VA-7th primary: http://bearingdrift.com/2014/06/11/dont-piss-off-the-grassroots/

    I had watched this situation develop from a distance, since we had our own nomination contest on April 26th, and then the convention, but I likened this to being in a crowd, and noticing a bit of commotion in one spot, that turned into a larger brawl.

  9. Cargosquid


    Fixed it. Was missing the first “T”

  10. Wolve

    I enjoy Question Time in Parliament. Good fun. And some good barbs, too. Thatcher was excellent at that. The lady had a quick tongue.

  11. Wolve

    Pretty nasty speech when you start off by calling your fellow Republican a liar and then belittle the political effectiveness of his current position in life. He shouldn’t have been surprised by the partisan audience reaction. But it seems he was. Not knowing his constituency well enough anymore may be why he lost the primary. That — and the doggoned “slating” crap which seems to be going around.

    1. Did you hear what Brat said about Cantor?

      I have decided this story has run its course. I have heard nothing else all day.

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