Fed up with the arrogance, the cronyism and a perceived sellout on illegal immigration, voters in Virginia’s conservative 7th Congressional District did Tuesday what no one has done since 1899: Throw out a sitting House majority leader.

The mainstream media and their political pundits didn’t see it coming. The party and corporate bag men who backed Rep. Eric Cantor with millions of dollars were powerless to stop the wave of revulsion.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial endorsement didn’t help, as Hanover, Henrico and Chesterfield counties ringing the capital city went heavily for tea partyer Dave Brat.