Skip to comments.Erick Erickson - Virginia
Posted on 11/06/2013 8:05:51 AM PST by NKP_Vet
Ken Cuccinelli is a friend and I am sorry he lost.
In 2009, the Republican National Committee spent $9 million to win Virginia by a big margin. For the past 48 hours, the party bosses have been screaming to everyone about how much money they poured in this time in Virginia. Weve had a few diarists at RedState document it and suck it up as gospel truth that the RNC did all it could this time.
The RNC spent $9 million in 2009 to win and spent $3 million this time, pulling money out of Virginia, to lose by a hair. The RNC truly screwed up in Virginia this time and no amount of spinning can distract from that screw up. It was Election Day itself when someone finally noticed the 3rd party candidate, Sarvis, had been funded by a major Obama donor. Election Day the GOP finally notices this!
Cuccinelli had all the insiders aligned against him. He was the outsider. The gays hated him, the Chamber of Commerce hated him, the kid killers hated him, the GOP establishment hated him all the insiders hated Cuccinelli and his campaign made the strategic blunder to try to work their way inside instead of dancing with the folks who got him to the dance. The campaign manager was fired too late and the campaign fell behind by double digits. Compounding that, the Democrats massively outspent him, Governor McDonnell is involved in a scandal, and the GOP voted to raise taxes with Cuccinelli struggling to distance himself from both.
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I’m afraid so. Clearly the RNC wasn’t just dumb. They wanted Cuccinelli to lose.
They’d far rather lose to a flaming liberal Democrat than have someone in office who might show up their corruption or interfere with their perks. Even if it means that future elections will be stacked against them, with this crook running things.
My grandmother called it cutting off your nose to spite your face.
The GOP has long carried the moniker of “The Stupid Party,” and that stupidity was on display for everyone to see in this campaign. Rather than allow a conservative to win the governorship in a key state, the GOP-e elected to sit-out the election.
No doubt they expect that we conservatives will forget about this, along with the war of words they’ve levelled at us since the 2010 election that won back the House for the Republicans.
McAwful will deliver Virginia to Hillary in 2016 ... and earn himself a spot in the Clinton cabinet.
Do they every read the "Declaration of Independence," marking the day when the world changed? Do they understand that, had the men and women of that day been "moderate" and compliant in deferring to coercive government power over their lives America would never have come to be the refuge for oppressed individuals from all over the world?
Message to Republicans:
"Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it." - John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 1777
Republicans, you are having what may be the last chance to preserve "freedom" for future generations! Moderation in the face of arrogant, determined men and women who believe that "fundamentally changing" America from its foundations in freedom into a model based on the Old World ideas from which it separated and distinguished itself--that kind of "moderation" is just cowardice disguised.
That Virginians, living in the land of the Author of the Declaration of Independence and "father" of the Constitution, would choose a political hack tied to the unprincipled agents of such "fundamental change," is shameful and illustrative of the degree of constitutional illiteracy which "progressive" education brought about.
There is a lot of spin out there on this race. The simple truth is this: VA has turned very blue in recent years. Voting for BHO twice. Two liberal Dem US Senators. I suppose the massive growth of government has fueled much of this especially in Northern VA which is now very much a part of the solidly liberal northeast corridor.
If Virginia has gone solid blue then there is no hope for the GOP to ever win another national election. It looks like we are set for a long 40 year stretch of RAT presidencies until the country totally collapses, ala the Soviet Union. When it comes, I will be ready to do my part.
Conservatives have been lectured to for years that if we don’t like the candidates the gop is putting forth we should fight like hell in the primaries but when the dust settles get behind the candidate whoever it is. And by and large we have done that5. I hated voting for Bob Dole, it KILLED me to vote for McCain, I didn’t want Romney as my nominee, but in the end I supported them and so did most conservatives. But when conservatives got their act together and out manuevered the gop-e and got the slate we wanted at the VA convention last summer what did the party do? did they follow their own orders and get behind the candidates? No! They badmouthed the ticket, witheld support, witheld donations, and in some cases endorsed the democrat! I say to hell with them. Let the gop die...it deserves it.
They didn’t just sit it out they worked to undermine our candidates and several elected GOP even threw their support to McAuliffe like the Mayor of Virginia beach. We need some house cleaning in Virginia but also we in the Tea Party and who are constitutional conservatives need to accept that it is OUR responsibility to fund OUR candidates and that we can not count on the establishment or GOP to do that for us. We need to link ourselves into a fundraising apparatus that can take on the big money in our party which is fundamentally transforming it into not the party of Reagan but the party of progressive-lite.
They’re not stupid. They’re just corrupt. Their only beef with the democrats is they’re not getting a % of the take when the dems are in power.
It won’t take 40 years.
F the Gop
Probably, in the eyes of the GOP establishment, the best $3 million they ever spent. It looked like an “effort”, but just faint enough to lose, but still appear to be “valiant”.
Which is why I don’t respond to appeals from the Republican National Committee or the National Republican Senatorial Committee. They just drizzle the money away anyway.
Go for the individual campaigns. That way, even if your guy loses, it did not go to some overpaid and virtually useless “consultant” that advises the candidate to “go center”.
What you say is true, but if the GOP had supported KC the way they supported McDonnel 4 years earlier he would have won the race. The AG remains in republican hands. The worst news possible for McAwful.
And let’s not forget the GOP has caved to the sodomites. They support them all over country. Faux News is just as much for sodomite “marriage” as the rest of the lib news channels. Megan Kelly and Sheppard Smith practically drool when talking about the fags and “civil rights” for them.
If the Republican party throws us Christie, like McCain and Romney and Dole, for presidential candidate, I will not vote for him regardless of the Democrat candidate. It won’t matter either way. I voted for the other two but no more. McCain has done everything but switch parties to cooperate with the Democrats. So give us a RHINO/CINO and I will not help them win. DC ruling class is like one big party and the Republicans are acting like the wall flowers so happy to be invited to the party they will do anything to get invited again.
Funny, though, when the RINOs actually need votes, they put on their phony conservative masks and parade around like they believe in liberty... No more support unless we get the candidates we want..