Re Cantor’s Virginia primary loss:
Among other half-assed assertions, I will say college professors are proven consistently more dangerous as candidates than investment bankers. Just shows to go ya.
This was a contest determined for the most part by the immigration issue, it seems.
There’s a lot that can be discussed both about the GOPs hatred of brown people, chortle chortle, and conversely it’s electoral / demographic ‘need’ to get on board with an amnesty plan. But Brat’s message was basically, amnesty / immigration reform is a sop to big business, and it’s going to be a downward force on wages.
That’s intuitive, and so far as it’s merely intuitive and lacks concreteness, it still seems so rock solid as conventional wisdom that I don’t know how you blunt it with a MattY / Ezra data driven argument. Are there any decent data driven observation to counter it?
As a pragmatic argument, it’s also an effective counter to this racism hooey.