June 10, 2014

“THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT’S PROBLEM ISN’T WITH THE TEA PARTY, IT’S WITH REPUBLICAN VOTERS:” John Fund on what went wrong for Eric Cantor. “Cantor managed to muddle his message on immigration. His direct-mail pieces claimed he was foursquare against amnesty. But the newspapers covering Washington, D.C., quoted him as saying he was seeking a compromise with President Obama on immigration. Voters resolved the seeming contradiction by deciding to vote out their establishment congressman. Cantor’s loss destroys any chance of a comprehensive immigration bill passing the House this year.”

Related: White House: Immigration Didn’t Sink Cantor.