Skip to comments.‘Post’ Bombshell: A Conservative Candidate Who Is Actually �” Gasp �” Conservative
Posted on 09/07/2009 6:01:26 AM PDT by IbJensen
Politicos, pundits and armchair campaign managers around the country are keeping a close eye on this years gubernatorial contest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The stakes couldnt be higher. In fact, many analysts believe this race (among others) may forecast things to come in the 2010 and 2012 elections ± up to and including the battle for the White House.
Thats why its of little surprise that a branch of the Democratic Partys media propaganda machine the unabashedly liberal Washington Post would, per usual, abandon any semblance of journalistic integrity and rush to the aid of State Senator Creigh Deeds, Virginias floundering Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
Mr. Deeds, who has run an abysmal campaign thus far, continues to trail his Republican counterpart former State AG Bob McDonnell by double digits.
In a thinly veiled effort to derail the McDonnell campaign, the Post, over the weekend, put on a case of the vapors, issuing a breathless report that presumed to expose the scandalous revelation that Mr. McDonnell who attended the conservative Christian Regent University School of Law, was now brace yourself a conservative Christian.
The Post attempted and continues an effort to make hay out of a decades-old graduate thesis Mr. McDonnell penned wherein he expressed traditional conservative positions on issues ranging from abortion to the God-ordained covenantal form of family. (That would be Mom, Dad and the little squirts for all you liberal postmodernists):
The family is an institution that existed antecedent to civil government, he wrote, and hence is not subject to being defined by it.
Mr. McDonnell went on to decry the devastating cost of radical feminism within our culture and lamented the undeniable reality that far too many women who may desire to stay home and raise children, are forced to work as a result of governmental policies that favor practitioners of alternative lifestyles, such as cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.
He also addressed the popular notion that leaders should correct the conventional folklore about the separation of church and state, pointing out that our Founding Fathers gave us the First Amendment to protect freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Well, the Posts contrived revelation sent feigned shockwaves through a crocodile-tear-blinded leftosphere, leaving the few remaining people privy to the scandal asking: Yea, so what?
The Deeds camp in sad desperation has clutched onto the story like Molly Brown to driftwood, endeavoring to reinforce the facade that there is some there there. And the troubled candidate hasnt shut-up about it since.
Lets hope he doesnt.
As Obama fever briskly turns to Obama fatigue, Mr. Deeds each time he invokes the thesis to assail Mr. McDonnells traditional Reaganesque conservatism haplessly reminds voters of his own ideological ties to our radical Socialist-in-Chief.
Think about it. In his 1989 work, for example, Mr. McDonnell defended both the natural family and natural marriage. In 2006, the majority of Virginians around 60 percent passed Virginias marriage protection amendment, declaring, with a unified voice, that they happen to agree.
Furthermore, in his thesis Mr. McDonnell quite adeptly articulated a strong pro-life position on the issue of abortion. Again, according to a recent Gallup poll, it just so happens that, for the first time since Roe v. Wade, a majority of Americans come down with him on the issue. In fact, 76 percent of Americans now believe that abortion should either be illegal under all circumstances, or legal; but only under certain circumstances.
Basically what Mr. Deeds and the Washington Post are saying is that both Bob McDonnell and the majority of his fellow Virginias are a bunch of backwoods hicks who bitterly cling to guns and religion. Sound familiar?
In short, this elitist attack on Mr. McDonnells traditional values thesis is really an attack on the majority of Virginians Americans, really who reject the extreme liberal policies both Mr. Deeds and the Post so arrogantly push.
Still, the episode has taught us more about Mr. Deeds than it has McDonnell: 1) He apparently favors abortion on demand; 2) If elected he would work in concert with atheist groups and other ACLU-types to rollback our First Amendment liberties; and 3) He would push to legalize gay marriage in the Old Dominion State. (We know for certain the Washington Post advocates these positions.)
So, a piece of unsolicited advice to candidate Mr. McDonnell any conservative candidate for that matter: If you seek vigorous and loyal support from an energized electorate simply consider whats happening around you. Look to the town hall meetings and tea parties springing up across the country.
Theres an ideological revolution afoot and its the Barack Obamas, Creigh Deeds and Washington Posts of the world who are outnumbered who are on the losing end.
Use this momentum. Channel Ronald Reagan. Place principle above pragmatism and tens of millions of Americans who see this nation entering the dark age of Obamunisim will carry you to victory.
Stand firm and tap that energy. As Obamas personal popularity gives way under the tremendous weight of his ideological radicalism, a vacuum is emerging. Fill it.
But you must never apologize, equivocate or capitulate on matters of transcendent truth. Dont run from your traditional values and dont hide from your conservative past. Embrace these things.
Indeed, its not you, but Barack Obama, Creigh Deeds and the Washington Post whove lost touch with America.
So lead. Lead on principle. Simply let your yes be yes and your no be no. Lead and you will be amazed at the numbers who will follow.
Imagine a candidate having written that twenty or more years ago and having something of substance thrown into his face during a gubernatorial campaign.
I am not a number. I am a Free Man!
The article linked above needs to be read to see what a ‘politician’ this ‘conservative’ is.
Actually, it’s refreshing to see that there are real conservative candidates out there. I just hope they don’t get short-sheeted by the RINO machine when it comes campaign time.
They’re trying to “macaca” McDonnell.
(BTW, I wish Allen would run for something again.)
Thanks, I’m reading it now.
“Are you now, or have you ever been a Christian ? Answer the question !”