Skip to comments.Losing Oregon: Does the NRSC Vet Its Candidates?
Posted on 05/19/2014 5:51:14 PM PDT by cotton1706
I think the NRSC would much prefer beating up conservatives in 2014 than win the Senate. The NRSC has spent so much time and money attacking conservatives and running smear and whisper campaigns about them, we now have another candidate they did not vet.
We have lost Oregon with Monica Wehby. She seemed to be a good candidate with a great ad that neutralized her pro-choice positions. She was impressive. In fact, with a mail in election, Monica Wehby is going to be the GOPs nominee in Oregon.
But there is this 911 call from her husband back in 2007. Oh, he is ready for bygones and forgiveness and moving on, but it is here.
Wait . . . wait . . . wait, you say. That was 2007. This is old. She can be given a pass. There was a lot of melodrama there.
Except there is another 911 call. This one is from last year.
Monica Wehbys boyfriend called 911 claiming she was stalking him. Sure, he regrets calling 911 now. I can see that ad. I never should have called 911 to say Monica Wehby was stalking me.
Meanwhile, the Democrats can just run that 911 tape over and over.
I had a relationship with her and the relationship has ended, and she is very, very upset and angry, Miller told the dispatcher. Shes been coming to my workplace. Shes been phoning inappropriately to my employees.
Oh yes, he mentions her name too.
The Democrats have to defend every seat they can and they absolutely will be able to defend Oregon now. The ads write themselves.
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Jason Conger for Senate!!
Conger for senate
Welby should just reveal her Cherokee heritage and problem solved.
I don’t know anything about this but I am sick of every stupid thing being used to defeat candidates. Her boyfriend called and complained about her. OK.
Conger is a good candidate. No problem.
The dem candidates have all this baggage too. But the media ignores it.
But a demonrat is accused of rape, molestation and misogyny and is hailed as an “elder statesman”....geeez, we are so screwed.
Well, it was her turn in the rotation. Vetting is for people who give a damn.
More trouble for Wehby, apparently she stalked her ex BF a little bit and he called the cops. She was also accused of harassing her ex-husband during their divorce. I can’t speak to the validity of the charges, but that isn’t really the point.
This is what can happen when you pluck some random unvetted person out of nowhere and run them for high office.
The RINO recruiters should at least start doing background checks. The same thing goes for the “tea party” side too, we could do with fewer Matt Bevins and more Joe McDaniels.
Anyhow, Wehby continues to look like an epic fail.t speak to the validity of the charges, but that isn
I’ll repeat myself once again: The GOP needs candidates, from local dog catcher all the way to POTUS to be savvy, competent, crafty, shrewd, smart.
Idiots like this one in OR, or like the Angle, Mourdock, Akin, O’Donnell, etc. need to be relegated to being door greeters or even better, hearded together in an old nuclear missile silo where they can do no damage. They do much, much damage to the “Republican” name, brand and movement.
Oregon has almost entirely mail-in elections , so the die has been cast here. Wehby is a pro-abortion, pro-same-sex-marriage RINO, and what little chance she had of winning the general likely has disappeared. Unless Conger pulls off a miraculous upset, I wouldn’t spend a dime on that Senate race; instead of donating to Wehby’s failure in the making, let’s support Julianne Ortman in Minnesota, a proven, experienced conservative who can send Stuart Smalley packing. http://julianne.mn/
“Oregon has almost entirely mail-in elections”
Oh, then how does that work regarding a specific date. Do they open them and count the votes today? Or do all mailings have to be received by today?
Right, I forgot that. So she probably has already won the primary so to speak. Oh well, it was a longshot race anyway.
“, lets support Julianne Ortman in Minnesota”
Votes must be received by 8:00 p.m. tonight. In addition to mailing in their votes, voters may deposit them in designated “drop-off locations,” so people who haven’t voted yet can drop them off today (since they wouldn’t arrive by 8:00 if they dropped them in the mail this morning).
“Tuesday 20 May 2014 - Primary. Polls close 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC) / 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Oregon votes by mail. Ballots must be in the hands of election workers or in an official drop-off location no later than 8 PM local time.”
I see. That’s seems organized. I couldn’t get my mind around how that would work. Thanks.
Is Wehby not a case of the establishment picking an inexperience, unvetted candidate? This should be brought up to Rove at every opportunity.
Correct on both counts. Whether Rovian or Tea Partyist, people who promote candidates should make sure that they know what they’re getting. As you know, I have been vocal about the lack of vetting by Tea Oarty groups, who in many instances seem to prefer supporting an unknown candidate with no track record and, far too often, a shady background (and many are closet Paulistinians). Well, the GOPe makes the same mistake from time to time, plucking potential candidates out of obscurity for silly reasons (”Doctor!” “Female!” “Social “moderate!””), and they deserve to be slammed as well. We need our candidates to be vetted adequately, whether they be red-meat conservatives in safe districts or more moderate candidates in liberal-leaning districts.
Supporting proven conservative Jason Conger over Monica Wehby in OR should have been a no-brainer; unfortunately, sometimes it seems that Republicans have no brains.
I tell you, these TEA Party candidates are just such political neophytes that they can’t be trusted to run a proper camp...
The problem is that most people have a pretty high threshold for when they’ll dial 911.
If two men decided they needed to call 911, then the RPP (reasonable prudent person) is going to do the math.
The GOP - they don’t call it the stupid party for nothing.
How do you know what she did? She bugged her bf who dumped her so he called the cops. It’s a “really big deal these days” blah blah blah. We better start dealing with reality, sometimes people get upset over a break up. Big deal. Has anything been done about the democrat’s behavior? Please now we have the tyranny of “someone called the police about you”.
People dial 911 to deter everyone these days in every situation. They call when their McDonalds order is wrong.
Then again, maybe she’s a wackadoo.
Did they say she hit them? threatened them? I mean this standard of if people called there must have been something serious - who knows, but someone calling the police is a mighty low standard of “scandal”.
It doesn’t matter. Two guys, same charge, and unless you can prove they got together to screw her over by calling about the same thing five years or so apart, then there is enough smoke there to think there is a fire.
It’s not my standard, either. Doesn’t someone in the GOP sit down and say, “We think you’re the one. Now fill this out. We are going to be with you a while to help you fill it out. The first forms give us legal permission to tear your past apart looking for reasons why you won’t win should you run. We are about to invest a boatload of our donor’s money in you, and we need to do our due diligence.”
The D’s do it. Very well I might add. When the find something, and since being a whackadoodle isn’t a barrier to public office (adultery, communism, homosexuality, shady business dealings may keep you from a security clearance, but not from public office for democrats) they know how to leak it so that the damage is either minimal or non-existent. It helps that the entire 4th estate across all mediums is uniformly liberal.
Ailes proved there is money to be made in conservative media projects. Joel Surnow continues to prove that. That no conservative money goes into it is still a mystery to me.
The timing of this story is just a little too convenient.