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CURL: Wake up, Virginia! You’re about to suffer four horrible years
The Washington Times ^ | 20 October 2013 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 10/22/2013 8:42:17 AM PDT by COBOL2Java

The dirty black-glassed building smooshed up against the Beltway's Mixing Bowl interchange does not look like the campaign headquarters of a winner.

The underground garage is all but shuttered for renovation; the candidate’s office is hard to find on the old-timey building sign (he’s just above the office for adult orthodontics, just below Bob’s Barber Shop); the elevator will give even the most fearless rider a jolt of claustrophobic fear as the doors close.

Inside is no better: The headquarters is tiny, but even still, all but empty. Sad pictures of state buildings dot the white walls; soiled and mismatched chairs fill a makeshift conference room; a half-empty box of Dunkin’ Donuts sits on the floor. On the window, scrawled in black marker, is: “19 DAYS.” There is no water, no coffee; a sign in the bathroom reminds users to unlock the door when they leave (which they have to do anyway to get out).

The sixth-floor office belongs to Ken Cuccinelli, Republican candidate for governor of Virginia. He is losing by more than 7 percentage points in an average of all recent polls; Politico puts him down by 9.

His opponent: The horribly flawed Terry McAuliffe, moneyman for the Clintons, native New Yorker, resident of posh McLean. And yet, Mr. Cuccinelli, former state senator and attorney general, graduate of the University of Virginia, lawyer, engineer, Catholic (father of seven), continues to fall further behind with each poll.

Last week, a handful of reporters and editors swung by the campaign headquarters for a chat. Mr. Cuccinelli entered to see most of the visitors in suits. “Sorry I didn’t wear a tie,” he said. But he was wearing a tie; he wasn’t wearing a jacket. An odd opening.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; mcauliffe; va2013

1 posted on 10/22/2013 8:42:18 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Politically, Virginia and Maryland are merely wholly-owned subsidiaries of DC....


2 posted on 10/22/2013 8:45:04 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: COBOL2Java

It would really be a ratification of utterly stupid, rampant corruption for McAuliffe to be elected. He offers absolutely nothing to Virginia and has nothing at all to offer the state. He’s purely an imported plastic figure of zero substance and avaricious intent.


3 posted on 10/22/2013 8:46:22 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: COBOL2Java

Cuccinelli really screwed this one up. He’s not campaigning like he wants to win! Reminds me of Mr. Macaca, George Allen.

FIGHT, KEN!!!


4 posted on 10/22/2013 8:47:07 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: COBOL2Java

How exactly is this useful? Some of us are working hard to win this. The Cuccinelli campaign because conservatives haven’t did their part in funding this race is behind. This is not the time to do a “why did we lose” analysis because we haven’t yet and won’t if people donate, volunteer, and show support. We can win this but not with people content to point fingers while the battle still is raging.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 8:47:58 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Viennacon

He is fighting. He’s campaigning all across Virginia. He’s ran his campaign exactly like McDonnell. The missing part is the money. Allowing McAuliffe and the Democrats to totally win the money war is shameful and not for our establishment GOP but for us.


6 posted on 10/22/2013 8:49:46 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Maelstorm

Is McDonnell not helping Cuccinelli with his own money?


7 posted on 10/22/2013 8:52:41 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Maelstorm

I agree. Ken is fighting.

He needs money and media.

He’ll never get the media.

He needs 10x the money of any liberal opponent.


8 posted on 10/22/2013 8:52:51 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

McAuliffe’s job is to use all means at his disposal to keep Virginia Blue in 2016.

Throwing it’s electoral votes to Hillary Clinton.

This race, and the massive outside support he’s received, isn’t really about McAuliffe ...


9 posted on 10/22/2013 8:54:05 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“He offers absolutely nothing to Virginia and has nothing at all to offer the state. He’s purely an imported plastic figure of zero substance and avaricious intent.”

Not true. He is a very well connected democrat at the highest levels. This means he can bring big bucks into ventures like solyndra and big govt. grants and earmarks.

He will be a corrupt boon economically (to the detriment of the rest of the USA and the children and grandchildren of the USA) but big govt. checks is what the voters want and he can deliver on that.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 8:54:29 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Viennacon

McDonnell has did enough with the star scientific mess. I’m sure McDonnell has contributed but the big problem is Cuccinelli isn’t getting the kind of coverage needed to drive the small donations he needs. Things have been improving a lot. Each day people are waking up.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 8:57:23 AM PDT by Maelstorm (The political class love diversity and choice only when the its choices they approve of.)
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To: Viennacon

Cuccinelli doesn’t want to come within 50 miles of McDonnell. McDonnell is getting ready to be indicted on corruption charges. They’re just waiting until after the election to charge him. It all involves that Johnnie Williams traded money for favoritism by McDonnell. He also gave money to Cuccinelli. Terry McAuliffe is doing the same thing to Virginia that Hillary did to NY. Hell, I expect to see McAuliffe run for president in a few years.


12 posted on 10/22/2013 9:03:04 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Viennacon

A large part of the GOP is shunning Cuccinelli, as they supported Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, who was out-manuevered by Cuccinelli when it was decided to have a Convention, and not a primary. So a lot of the Squishes are sitting this one out. . .


13 posted on 10/22/2013 9:10:29 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Maelstorm

I hope you’re right. McAuliffe IS Blago!


14 posted on 10/22/2013 9:11:31 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Salgak

Bill Bolling pulling a Dick Lugar no doubt, telling his supporters behind the scenes to punish Cuccinelli.


15 posted on 10/22/2013 9:12:24 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I am sorry, but Dick Lugar didn’t lose the Senate race for Republicans Mourdock did, I was there.

While his sentiment of his statement on rape/abortion wasn’t mean to be bad..

It was clearly spun that way and definitely took down the Republican ticket a bit...

We need to be smarter while we still hold to conservative/constitutional principles!


16 posted on 10/22/2013 9:20:09 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: JSDude1

Oh, I agree, but Lugar did badmouth Mourdock to his RINO supporters. He hated having his precious seat taken from him.


17 posted on 10/22/2013 9:30:37 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: JSDude1
Point taken.

Less than perfect comparison notwithstanding, Bolling *is* that big of a dick that he'd likely want to do what he can to torpedo Cucinnelli's campaign, even if it means putting Virginia through four years of The Punk.

18 posted on 10/22/2013 9:31:20 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: JSDude1

Sounds familiar. Ask about the brouhaha when George Allen mistakenly called a plant for his opponent wearing a “Mandinka” style haircut, a “Macaca” style. . .

Suddenly, at least according to the Washingon ComPost, Allen had compared the guy to a Macaque monkey, and by default, that ALL dark-skinned people were “monkeys” in his eyes. . . .

Gotta love that Lefty Spin-cycle!


19 posted on 10/22/2013 9:46:47 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

He’s purely an imported plastic figure of zero substance....

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IOW, the perfect uninformed voter’s choice.

I saw a clip of each on the news last night. Someone needs to give Cucinelli (sp?)some Red Bull. I have seen him on TV quite a few times, and he has always come across as articulate and passionate. Not in this clip. The scum McAwful, on the other hand, looked smooth and polished.

Quite possible, of course, that the editing of the clips was done intentionally to make KC look bad.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 10:16:20 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: COBOL2Java

Mind your language, please. There are ladies present.


21 posted on 10/22/2013 10:19:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red
Mind your language, please. There are ladies present.

Sorry, I'll refrain from using the name "Bolling"... ;-)

22 posted on 10/22/2013 10:22:16 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

The Gop did the samething to North in Virginia


23 posted on 10/22/2013 3:13:18 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: COBOL2Java

The DNC did a little research and found that McAuliffe clones are all over the place, ready to elect a reflection of themselves to high office in Virginia.

(The scu&bags are on the march in Virginia.)

IMHO


24 posted on 10/22/2013 4:03:25 PM PDT by ripley
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To: COBOL2Java

BTTT


25 posted on 10/25/2013 6:12:28 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: COBOL2Java

As evidenced by the re-election of barrack Obama, a majority of those living in the United States do not want a decent individual to lead them. They now want the one who will promise to steal from those who earn and give to those who will not and have not earned. They prefer those who will promise them the most freebies. And the silver lining to that black cloud is that they will get their wish. To paraphrase one of the Founding Fathers, While you may not always get the Government you want, you will always get the Government you deserved.


26 posted on 10/25/2013 6:25:55 AM PDT by sport
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