Skip to comments.AP NewsBreak: Ex-GOP Sen. John Warner endorses Dem (moderates helping democrats)
Posted on 01/27/2014 11:30:45 AM PST by cotton1706Edited on 01/27/2014 11:34:15 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Former Republican Sen. John W. Warner on Monday endorsed his Democratic successor over a past national GOP chairman in the race for the U.S. Senate seat he held for 30 years.
Warner told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he is supporting Sen. Mark Warner, who is being challenged by Ed Gillespie in November's election. The Warners are not related.
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OMG!! He is DISGUSTING!!
Is he the one who was married to Elizabeth Taylor?
I didn’t know he was still alive.
Yes. I think Liz was his beard. I think John was really after Michael Jackson.
Ask him tomorrow, and he'll be endorsing Barney Fife.
I am so disgusted by the GOP-e. They are worse than Democrats because they are traitors.
Yes....he must have caught his Liberalism from her.
And people wonder why this country has gone down hill so badly.
These people we sickos. Ed gillespie is as mainstream as it gets for a GOP candidate. Sort of like colon Powell endorsing Obama over his old buddy McCain. They are disloyal fools.
John Warner is an absolutely worthless POS.
Could it be that Gillespie isn’t as bad as we think he is?
See? These people are making our point for us.
So....tell me again how a RINO is different than a RAT?
GDit John Warner you back stabbing POS!!! Don’t go away mad, just go away! Must be suffering from Goldwater milk toast disease that Barry suffered from in his old age.
Barry went from “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
To “Everyone knows that gays have served honorably in the military since at least the time of Julius Caesar.” He also said, “You don’t need to be ‘straight’ to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight.” A few years before his death he went so far as to address establishment Republicans by saying, “Do not associate my name with anything you do. You are extremists, and you’ve hurt the Republican party much more than the Democrats have.”
I am not sure there is better evidence that “moderate” Republicans are not “moderate” at all, but rather liberal statists who lied about who they really are.
“I am not sure there is better evidence that moderate Republicans are not moderate at all, but rather liberal statists who lied about who they really are.”
Yup! Lugar endorses Nunn in GA and Warner endorses Warner in VA.
Right now I’d love to see the roll call of the self-described “sensible” and “practical” Freepers who despise and condemn those of us they see as waging a war of “purity” on our potential candidates.
Tom Coburn, John Cornyn, Marco Rubio, John McCain and those who support him, Chris Collins, Gerlach, Dave Camp, Mike Kelly, Peter King, Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, the list goes on and on and one—they would all rather vote with the Democrats!
They just can’t get away with it—unlike Warner—YET!!
That a former U.S. Senator could endorse a candidate from the other party, after having taken money, etc. from his own party, suggests 1 of 2 things:
1) Mental instability/senility (given his age); or
2) That the SOB was simply using the Republican Party machinery and money to further his personal goals.
Either way, why would any Republican in Virginia, or anyone who is even somewhat conservative, listen to him? He’s either mentally-impaired or a self-serving traitor.
..... The problem with the GOP and their concept of teamwork ............. they keep helping the other team!
John Warner has a rep as a vengeful and vindictive pr*ck. Gillespie probably did something to tick him off 20 years ago or so.
In fact, did Gillespie play some role in the Ollie North Senate Campaign back in 1994? Warner was FURIOUS about that, it would be the place I’d start looking for this being personal revenge rather than ideological.
Or it could be an attempt to give Gillespie 'street cred' with Tea Party folks. Gillespie is a total Republican Establishment Insider.
Every time a RINO bits the dust a founding father gets his wings.
As if more were needed.
The good news is that Dems care enough to seek his endorsement. Mark Warner is a phony conservative whose record is about to catch up with him. He’s one of many non-native Virginians given wealth and position so they can erode Virginia’s conservative base. Virginia is in deep trouble with their current executive officers and this may be one of a few if not the only chance to right the state.
Every time a Rat wins a demon gets a pitchfork.
They are now.
What on Earth has my home state become? I left about 10 years ago and my has it changed. Met Warner on many occasions. I am surprised and saddened.
Meh I hope you’re correct but I doubt it. Mostly thanks to NOVA, VA has changed radically and is only going to become more and more blue.
A sad day.
That old faggot was always a democrat in republican’s clothes.
Yes...Taylor acted as his beard for a time.
He was at my graduation from Navy Boot Camp in 1970. He was Sec of the Navy. Never did like him.
Once again, RINOs (YES, Governor HUCKABEE - RINOs) demonstrate they are MORE DANGEROUS than Democrats.
They get to vote in Congressional GOP Caucuses, they get to run candidates in GOP Primaries, they get to call conservative Republicans ‘too conservative” so they can support Democrat candidates, they eat up Tea Party and conservative party members campaign contributions which are better spent on conservatives in other districts.
This dirtball SHOULD be cut off from any future GOP campaign support - but he WON’T be - as long as OTHER RINO SLIME controls the party leadership. FLUSH THEM OUT in the next primary!!!
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Warner confirms voting for a moderate is voting for a democrat.
I notice those who criticize ideological purity don’t condemn Republicans who endorse democrats.
We have to absolutely starve the GOP of funds. I hang up on them when they call.
“I notice those who criticize ideological purity dont condemn Republicans who endorse democrats.”
Bingo!! Exactly!! John Warner will never be told by a certain minority leader that he is working to prevent a republican majority (as McConnell says of the Senate Conservatives Fund)!!
Because marbles in his mouth McConnell and John Warner are friends, and both work to undermine conservatism so they’re peas in a pod.
Same bastard that endorsed the dem when Oliver North was running!!
You and your ilk would RATHER have a PURE EVIL DEMOCRAT than a not so pure DECENT Republican.....idiocy.....NO ONE IS PERFECT EXCEPT JESUS CHRIST!! EVEN YOU don't Agree with Yourself 100% of the time!!!
You’re talking awfully loud, Ann.
I hear you. And I think highly of you, which you should know. I just disagree.
People like those I mentioned have sold us down the river too many times. We just keep on taxin’ n spendin’ n immigratin’ and slouching toward chaos.
I have voted many times for candidates that I didn’t like. I will do it again, I’m sure.
I think it’s simply high time we face the fact that men and women like these don’t have our best interests at heart, or for that matter the best interests of our country.
So...you’re saying you would vote for John Warner again if given a chance? Or that you will be just as happy with Mark Warner?
Yet another RINO pusbucket turns traitor. Mr. Liz Taylor. Not the first time either, he endorsed a RINO indie who cost Ollie North victory in 1994. Now he endorses a guy who RAN AGAINST HIM over an establishment Republican. Full tilt traitor.
Rasmussen poll has Warner up 51-37. Big margin but Warner around 50% which is the vulnerable zone for an incumbent.
What a dirty, diseased earth whore.
Disgusting. He’s not even doing it out of spite, like most RINOs do by endorsing the Dem running against the decent conservative who beat them in the primary. This guy is actually endorsing the RAT who tried to defeat him!
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