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Jackson wins GOP nomination for lieutenant governor
Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 5/19/2013 | 103198

Posted on 05/19/2013 6:45:42 AM PDT by 103198

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To: matginzac

I have no doubt there was fraud, but that still would not have won the race for Romney. Obama received 5 million more votes than Romney.


101 posted on 05/19/2013 4:06:57 PM PDT by kabar
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To: matginzac

I know Corey and have worked with him on immigration issues. I would support him for any office—delegate or LG.


102 posted on 05/19/2013 4:08:28 PM PDT by kabar
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To: fieldmarshaldj; kabar

Even a 4% can be considered decisive given the makeup of demographics of a state. I have not had a chance to fully analyze VA because they report at all the independent city & county levels, but in regards to OH and especially IA, the slight balance is shifting where those states are running fewer and fewer conservative voters.

But as already pointed out, this is an off-election. And the most significant thing is that Obama is NOT on the ballot. Cuccinelli will win Loudon and Prince William going away, and will garner at least 45% in Fairfax which will be more than enough to win the Gov race.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/elections/2009/governor-map.html

In fact here is the map from the 2009 Election, just 1 year after Obama’s big win. His voters don’t seem to come out for the Dem party candidates, as the GOP swept every office in 2009. Will McCauliffe and the Dem slate have an easier go of getting votes than Deeds due to the demographic shift? Unlikely. Maybe he wins Fairfax County, but Loudon & PW will be more than enough to claim the election.

If this Jackson guy is the real deal, then votes will win the Election, not money. The AG seems to be very favorable with the TP, and any attempt to vote FOR people/candidates should be all the motivation conservatives need to come out to the polls.

As for 2016, different ball game, but in 2013, the GOP should dominate VA just like they did in 2009.


103 posted on 05/19/2013 4:11:21 PM PDT by parksstp
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To: fieldmarshaldj

A landslide is commonly defined as anything 10% and above. VA was supposed to be a battleground state. I don’t consider 4% to be a narrow victory either nationally or by state.


104 posted on 05/19/2013 4:13:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: parksstp

I expect the model will continue to be followed here in VA that since 1977 the party in the White House will lose for Governor.


105 posted on 05/19/2013 4:21:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kabar
I too am a member of Middle Resolution along with my wife. I know and supported Jamie and I know Donna also, but only attended the Tea Party Convention partially due to my position in the Republican Party.

I agree with you about Corey. The great thing is that MR and others are now aligning to work with Jackson. There is always hope.

If you attend a Richmond area Middle Resolution or Tea Party event, please let me know so that we can meet. I'm also a semi-frequent visitor to Fairfax County.

106 posted on 05/19/2013 4:23:12 PM PDT by 103198
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To: kabar

Just depends on the semantics of the user. As one who has analyzed and followed thousands of races, anything under 5% I consider narrow (which means it requires up to a mere 2.5% to swing said race — and in some locales, that could be the margin of voter fraud). As execrable a candidate (”ringer”) as Willard was, his was still a narrow loss.


107 posted on 05/19/2013 4:26:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kabar

I looked up the figs somewhere...I can’t remember where. They may have been election night figures, and not final finals. Either way, Obama is key to turn out of blacks and hipster lo fos - and the Democrats know it. They are panicked about having to turn these two groups out with no Obama on the ticket....


108 posted on 05/19/2013 4:30:42 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: kabar

I have news for you....an IRS prcotology exam will ruin your life more than some illegal mowing your neigbhors grass.....just sayin (I don’t think amnesty is passing anyway....).


109 posted on 05/19/2013 4:32:40 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: kabar

I meant that if I were a delegate at the convention and had other choices that were constitutional conservatives, I’d go for someone other than Stewart. If he made the cut, I’d support him.
I, too, know him from immigration efforts as well as his re-election campaign for Chairman of PWCo.
Let’s just say I supported him then with blood as well as lots of money.


110 posted on 05/19/2013 6:23:10 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: fieldmarshaldj

We will just agree to disagree. I am using the conventional definitions of what constitutes a landslide and a “narrow” victory. 4% is not a narrow victory. It is a comfortable one. Most mandatory recounts start at a far lower percentage.


111 posted on 05/19/2013 6:53:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: C. Edmund Wright
We have reached the era of tribal politics in this country. Obama took 95% of the black vote, 73% of the Asian vote, and 71% of the Hispanic vote.

By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG. Minority children are now the majority of first graders. Each cohort that turns 18 each year is more Democrat than the previous one.

Since the 1965 Immigration Act, our pro-population growth immigration policies have fueled major demographic changes in a very short period of time. In 1970, non-Hispanic whites comprised 89 percent of the population; today they are 66 percent; and by 2042, they will be 50 percent. The Democrats, under the banner of multiculturalism and diversity, have forged a political coalition that depends on individuals coalescing around racial and ethnic identities rather than the issues. The continuing and increasing flow of minority immigrants, mostly poor and uneducated, provides a natural constituency for the Democrats, which see them as their principal source of political power.

87 percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants entering annually are minorities as defined by the U.S. Government and almost all of the illegal aliens are minorities. Generally, immigrants and minorities vote predominantly--two to one--for the Democrat Party. Hence, Democrats view immigration as a never-ending source of voters that will make them the permanent majority party.

And let's get real about legal immigration. Every ten years we have what amounts to an amnesty. With 1.2 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS ENTERING ANNUALLY, they will be able to vote eventually and two thirds of them will vote Dem. Illegal immigration is the shiny little bauble that distracts us from the real game changer--legal immigration. The status quo will make the Dems the permanent majority party. Amnesty just hastens the process.

The U.S. adds one international migrant (net) every 36 seconds. Immigrants account for one in 8 U.S. residents, the highest level in more than 90 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13. In a decade, it will be one in 7, the highest it has been in our history. And by 2050, one in 5 residents of the U.S. will be foreign-born.

. Currently, 1.6 million legal and illegal immigrants settle in the country each year; 350,000 immigrants leave each year, resulting in a net immigration of 1.25 million. Since 1970, the U.S. population has increased from 203 million to 315 million, i.e., over 100 million. In the next 40 years, the population will increase by an additional 130 million to 445 million. Three-quarters of the increase in our population since 1970 and the projected increase will be the result of immigration.

The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in our history. The U.S. immigrant population has doubled since 1990, nearly tripled since 1980, and quadrupled since 1970, when it stood at 9.7 million. Of the 40 million immigrants in the country in 2010, 13.9 million arrived in 2000 or later making it the highest decade of immigration in American history, even though there was a net loss of jobs during the decade.

112 posted on 05/19/2013 7:04:59 PM PDT by kabar
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I have news for you....an IRS prcotology exam will ruin your life more than some illegal mowing your neigbhors grass.....just sayin (I don’t think amnesty is passing anyway....).

LOL. You are obviously ill-informed about the immigration issue.

Immigration, legal and illegal, has had and will continue to have a major and far-reaching impact across a broad spectrum of existential challenges that confront this nation, e.g., national security, the economy/global competitiveness, jobs, health care, taxes, energy independence, education, entitlement reform, law enforcement, social welfare programs, physical infrastructure, the environment, civil liberties, and a continued sense of national identity/shared sense of endeavor. Immigration is the defining issue of our time with enormous implications for the future of this nation and the preservation of our patrimony. Yet, seldom will you hear immigration mentioned by our political and intellectual elites in connection with these challenges.

• In 2010, 29 percent of immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under 18) lacked health insurance, compared to 13.8 percent of natives and their children.

• New immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for two-thirds of the increase in the uninsured since 2000.

• There are 10.4 million students from immigrant households in public schools, accounting for one in five public school students. Of these students, 78 percent speak a language other than English at home.

• Overall, one in four public school students now speaks a language other than English at home.

• Of adult immigrants (25 to 65), 28 percent have not completed high school, compared to 7 percent of natives.

• In 2010, 36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program (primarily food assistance and Medicaid) compared to 23 percent of native households.

• New immigration (legal and illegal) plus births to immigrants added 22.5 million residents to the country over the last decade, equal to 80 percent of total U.S. population growth.

I am far less worried about an IRS proctology exam than this:


113 posted on 05/19/2013 7:24:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: parksstp
Cuccinelli will win Loudon and Prince William going away, and will garner at least 45% in Fairfax which will be more than enough to win the Gov race.

The rule of thumb is that if the Reps can break about even in NoVA, they will win a statewide race. McDonnell did that in 2009, but you are making a major miscalculation if you think that the 2013 race will just be a replay of the 2009 McDonnell-Deeds race.

Turnout: The 2009 turnout of 39.8 percent of the registered voters was the lowest in forty years. Even with all the population growth since 2005, the absolute voter turnout in 2009 (1.97 million) fell below that of four years ago (2.0 million). And the electorate was barely more than half that of 2008 (3.7 million). Astounding.

There will be a higher turnout in 2013 for a number of reasons:

Ken Cuccinelli is a far more polarizing figure than McDonnell. He has been an aggressive, CONSERVATIVE AG taking a number of controversial actions that will be used to get the Dems out in greater numbers.

More Dem voters have been added to the rolls since 2009 thanks to the Obama organization that started right after the 2009 election registering more voters. I can assure you that more Dems will turn out here in NoVA in 2013.

Cuccinelli will not win Loudoun County and Prince William County "going away." He will be fortunate to win 50% of the vote. Cuccinelli underperformed McDonnell in Loudoun, Prince William, and Fairfax Counties. McDonnell actually won Fairfax by about 4,000 votes while Cuccinelli lost it by 12,000. This despite the fact that Ken was a former state senator from Fairfax. In his last race for senator, he won by just a few hundred votes, which was the reason he opted to run for AG.

In fact here is the map from the 2009 Election, just 1 year after Obama’s big win. His voters don’t seem to come out for the Dem party candidates, as the GOP swept every office in 2009. Will McCauliffe and the Dem slate have an easier go of getting votes than Deeds due to the demographic shift? Unlikely. Maybe he wins Fairfax County, but Loudon & PW will be more than enough to claim the election.

In 2012 Obama won Loudoun by 7,000 votes and Prince William by 29,000 votes. Prince William is now more than 50% minority voters. And Obama won Fairfax by 90,000. Cuccinelli may have a shot at Loudoun, but he loses PW and definitely Fairfax.

And you must include the city of Alexandria (Obama won by 32,000) and Arlington County (Obama won by 47,000) in the NoVA numbers. If turnout is any where near normal, the Dems will pick up big numbers in NoVA that will be very difficult to overcome by the rest of the state.

If this Jackson guy is the real deal, then votes will win the Election, not money. The AG seems to be very favorable with the TP, and any attempt to vote FOR people/candidates should be all the motivation conservatives need to come out to the polls.

Jackson is a gadfly candidate who lacks money and an organization. He is not the real deal. He will be running against a Dem candidate who will demolish him. My real concern is that Jackson will be a drag on the rest of the ticket. Ken is strong with the Tea Party, but that may also act as motivation for the Dems to turn out in larger numbers.

This is going to be a close race with turnout being the key. If NoVA Dems turn out in significant numbers, then they will win.

As for 2016, different ball game, but in 2013, the GOP should dominate VA just like they did in 2009.

There will be no domination like 2009. Certainly, no one in the GOP party leadership believes that to be the case. I warned FR in 2008 and 2012 that VA was a purple state and becoming more so each and every year. Any statewide race will be tough for the GOP.

114 posted on 05/19/2013 8:43:34 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 103198

E.W. Jackson in his own words on our troubled country and how to lead it back to prosperity.

[my own transcript and formatting of the video text—see video at link below which reinforces the text]


E.W. Jackson, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, 2013. . .

“Inspire and Unite” - May 12, 2013

I love this country very deeply,

—and it is painful to watch the Constitution be shredded,

— the rule of law ignored,

—our nation divided by race, income, and gender,

—the free market denigrated,

— initiative and entrepreneurship defamed,

— religious freedom and conscience violated,

—the second amendment threatened with massive infringement,

—and the integrity of our voting system violated.

As Thomas Paine said 237 years ago, these are the times that try men’s souls. We need leadership that will inspire, unite, and call us back to the values that made this nation great.

Some say political experience is the most important thing. Ronald Reagan had never held elective office when he ran for Governor of California, but he was a leader of vision. He saw America as a shining city on a hill. So do I.

The eyes of the entire country are on Virginia in 2013 to see if this state, where the Declaration and Constitution were crafted, will embrace the dark vision of federal tyranny or the shining vision of freedom.

My great-grandfather and mother, Gabriel and Eliza Jackson, lived and died in Orange County, Virginia. They were born in slavery, but I, their great-grandson, am a free citizen in the greatest nation in history. I believe that every American can experience liberty and prosperity. That is our true destiny in the 21st century.

I will challenge the lie that liberals care about the poor and conservatives do not. We want them to be independent and prosperous. Help me restore the vision of one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

My name is E.W. Jackson, and I am running for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia to help save my state and my country. I’m not in search of a political career, but seeking to do my duty to God, to America, and to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w4QSemDdgg


115 posted on 05/20/2013 1:06:03 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: y'all

E.W. Jackson’s speech at the Republican convention - May 18, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HZV9SayPTo


116 posted on 05/20/2013 1:25:16 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: Black Agnes

New Jersy has no genuine Republican party, much like California, New York, Hawaii, and (especially) Massachusetts. The alleged party divisions in those states is merely a silly game the politicians play to entertain and con the masses.


117 posted on 05/20/2013 2:04:21 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: CatherineofAragon

Pros: for Constitution and conservatism

Cons: questionable past

I’m now wary of minority candidates and especially black candidates, of either party: 0bama, Colin Powell, Michael Steele, Rubio. I don’t want a token candidate who is just working the system like Powell, ineffective like Steele, puts identity politics ahead of principle (Powell, 0bama and almost all dems, Rubio). I still like West and Cruz, and I’d vote for Thomas Sowell in a heartbeat if he were younger and running for anything.


118 posted on 05/20/2013 3:29:06 AM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: 103198
Praise God!

I heard him interviewed on the Steve Deace Show in February. He's been talking about E. W. since last August.

119 posted on 05/20/2013 3:39:03 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Lancey Howard

I would strongly agree with that statement.

They’re both equally corrupt and up to their ears in cronyism.


120 posted on 05/20/2013 4:31:34 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: kabar

All three have Tea Party support. Jackson has been a regular speaker at TP events in Virginia. All three are good, strong conservatives. This is going to be an unvarnished test as to where Virginia stands politically.


121 posted on 05/20/2013 5:10:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: kabar
Jackson is a gadfly candidate who lacks money and an organization. He is not the real deal. He will be running against a Dem candidate who will demolish him. My real concern is that Jackson will be a drag on the rest of the ticket. Ken is strong with the Tea Party, but that may also act as motivation for the Dems to turn out in larger numbers.

Jackson has a record of business bankruptcies and tax liens too. He's a good orator, but I agree he has little chance and may be a serious drag on the rest of the ticket. Jackson is the kind of guy who has a future on talk radio, not actual elected office. I really wish conservative grass roots voters would understand the difference.

122 posted on 05/20/2013 6:59:06 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: ScottinVA

Jackson is not the best candidate to represent strong conservatism. He speaks in platitudes and lacks substance on the issues. He will be exposed by Chopra and the Dems.


123 posted on 05/20/2013 7:45:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Longbow1969

Agreed.


124 posted on 05/20/2013 7:46:11 AM PDT by kabar
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To: generally

Agree on all points. I’m not into identity politics, and I don’t have much patience with some conservatives’ excitement over minority candidates BECAUSE they’re minorities. IMO, some of the buzz over Herman Cain fell into that category, but he proved he just wasn’t ready.

I’m not interested in proving I’m not a racist. I couldn’t care less if someone thinks I’m one. I want a good, solid conservative to vote for. If he happens to be black or Hispanic, that’s fine, but it’s immaterial to me, really. The more I see of Cruz, the more I like him, and Allen West is at the top of my list, but race and heritage don’t factor into it.


125 posted on 05/20/2013 10:00:40 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: kabar

What we need to do in Virginia is to remind the voters that the ‘Rat b@sterds are running on the same ticket with Kermit Gosnell and Lois Lerner.


126 posted on 05/20/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT by nd76
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; yongin; MitchellC; Viennacon; Corin Stormhands; randita; ...

I did. I was pleasantly surprised.

Cuccillini, Jackson, and Mark Obenshain for AG (son of Dick).

Sounds like a winning ticket to me. Expect the rats to take mud slinging to a new level.

It’s already begun with headlines like “EW Jackson complicates Cuccinelli bid”.


127 posted on 05/21/2013 12:57:02 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: 103198

Well, that makes more sense than 2 tea party men walking hand-in-hand haha. They had those flyers printed up a long time in advance and he double-crossed them or what?


128 posted on 05/21/2013 8:54:27 AM PDT by swampthang77
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To: swampthang77
I would guess that the flyers were printed up ahead of time. Corey Stewart has said that he never endorsed Pete Snyder and when he saw the flyers, he immediately went to the floor to see E. W. Jackson. Pete's folks said that he did, then backed out. The flyers stating Senator Mark Obenshain endorsed Pete Snyder were false too according to Mark. Someone has some explaining to do.
129 posted on 05/21/2013 8:07:12 PM PDT by 103198
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