The Pardu

The Pardu
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GOP Cantor, David Brat, Slayer Avoids Any Policy Questions Day After His Win



David Brat, college professor, accomplished a historic political milestone last night. Brat defeated House of Representative Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, in a district primary election, thus becoming the first ever candidate to unseat a seated party incumbent Majority Leader.

Is it possible the newly elected member of the US House accomplished such a feat with no preparation for policy questions? We should keep in mind, questions about policy within hours of an election win are primarily questions related to the candidates opinion. Should we assume Professor Brat has no opinion?

To pique your interest before the following video, be aware Brat responded to questions for MSNBC's Chuck Todd in a most peculiar manner. After realizing Brat actually accepted a phone interview with Todd and his network, my long standing thought on Todd as a broadcast conservative must have have facilitated Brat feeling he was on safe ground.

As I re-watch Todd/Brat following segment below, I am reminded of two of my favorite video vignettes.

Vignette One

Vignette Two (based on denseness and the loss of reality, not substance use).

All fun aside, the following without question validates commonly accepted reality of GOP "lockstep." 

There is literally no way an Economics professor from any college should be ill-prepared to provide as a minimum a perfunctory response on his thought regarding increasing the minimum wage!

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/rachel-maddo.....

Did the Brat feel post-election celebration would continue in some form of perpetuity?  I wonder if he mistakenly thought he was on Fox News?   


In actuality, what you heard above was classic need for GOP "Playbook" responses to questions, talking points and permission to "go there." Brat has no real connection to his party that would have resulted in an overnight briefing. He did to benefit from warnings from Karl Rove and others to avoid MSNBC. Those who know Brat may also know he is smart enough to avoid answers that will pin him to a position in order to avoid a "flip-flopper" label. As a newly elected Member of Congress he must also do all he can to run a barometer check on Koch positions even when sucked into the mainstream like a Kansas Tornado. 

Yes, David Brat has been sucked into a "Dorothy and Toto" Land of OZ (AKA The House of OZ)
The Road to OZ is not a road paved with Yellow (Gold) Bricks. 
The Land of OZ (The OZ skyline, and a place of conservative happiness and glee...Ah such a beautiful place.                                                               
Few minorities, no LGBTs;                                                                        
Just enough poor people for servant jobs;                                               
Predator Drones have replaced chirping birds;                                         
Thoughts of climate change are illegal, collective bargaining is non-existent;                                                                                                     
Private schools proliferate, public schools are no longer funded;              
Women do not dare think of an Equal Rights Amendment;                        
Minorities based solely on skin color have voter ID cards, whites do not have voter ID cards;                                                                                  
Women votes are counted one actual vote for every three women votes (the 1/3rd Rule) and women are only allowed to vote in mid-term elections;                                                                                                   
Fair Pay for women is outlawed with violators forced to appear on the Limbaugh Show to plead for mercy;                                                           
Overtime Pay was stopped many years ago and employers are free to force 12 hour plus work days;                                                                        
The national minimum wage is no longer a federal requirement; 
Medicare and Medicaid are extinct entitlement programs;                          
Food Stamps is a by-gone thing of the past, Images of starving Americans are prohibited;                                                                          
Corporate CEO is worshiped on Sundays, the President of the United States is subordinate to the nation's CEOs;                                              
The Koch brothers and their heirs have final say on General Election outcomes;                                                                                                  
Pat Buchanan is the Minister of Information and Cultural Preservation;
Sarah  Studies;                                                                                                                                                                     
Education programs include mandatory attendance in "why the nation's new minority (whites) are granted s "Super Privilege" status;                                  
Entitlement Programs have been banned w/the elderly as the wards of the core family;                                                                                          
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a national monument denoted by Canada (It no longer pumps filthy oil derivatives but cost too much to dismantle);                                                                                                 
National media is a monolithic FOX NEWS;                                                                                                                                                             Fox News has officially been anointed FOXPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network)  and the GOP Land of Oz is a place where cognitive abilities are only exercised in gaining and preserving personal wealth...AHH such a wonderful place.

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