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    fat old man

    Why is part of the reason this unexpected win is being characterized as something other that what it might actually be.

    Cantor was also Obama's best allies on the NSA's unconstitutional ( YMMV) surveillance. And now he's gone.

    Eric Cantor's loss is bad news for the NSA

    The man who just beat Cantor, Dave Brat, has taken a different tack on surveillance issues. In a recent interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, he argued that "The NSA’s indiscriminate collection of data on all Americans is a disturbing violation of our Fourth Amendment right to privacy." On his website, Brat says he favors "the end of bulk phone and email data collection by the NSA."
    Maybe it's time for the Democrats to get out in front of a few issues? Of course, that would take courage, so...

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