Skip to comments.VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RACE A HUGE VICTORY FOR THE TEA PARTY
Posted on 11/05/2013 9:08:54 PM PST by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny
The Virginia gubernatorial race was a huge victory for the Tea Party movement. Wait a minute! Democrat McAuliffe won, you say. How could this be a victory for the Tea Party movement and a positive precursor for the 2014 mid-terms? Heres how:
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bullshit. a loss is a loss. period. say it. we lost. period.
That man being elected to anything isn’t a win for anyone, anywhere, anyhow.
It’s a crying ****ing shame and a damn disgrace and a dishonor to America.
I think New Jersey was even more incredible. To win a land slide like that in deep blue Jersey is a miracle. God was looking out for America today. Sure we lost Virginia but by a point. We should forget Virginia and start grandstanding New Jersey. I am sick of looking at the loss’ and ignoring the wins.
Cuccinelli would have won if the so-called Libertarian (maybe a Rat plant) hadn’t pulled 6% of the vote.
Yeah right. So was Obama.
This just doesn’t do it for me. I would rather participate in an ALL OUT effort to identify supposed Conservative politicians(easy: just ask them how they feel about Ted Cruz or the Tea Party)....and THEN find true Conservatives to run against them and make sure these backstabbing RINOs are primaried.
The GOP-E abandoned Cooch....We’re on our own folks.
It is a lost, but could a credible tea-party candidate have come so close to winning just a few years ago?
IMO, it’s a win because we are changing mindsets. It may take another election, or two, to start electing candidates, but we are moving forward.
You are right. Any ‘this is a moral victory’ talk is loser talk.
Virginia has had Democrats as Governor’s before and NJ has had Republicans for quite a while over the years. Christine Todd Whitman was Governor for at least two terms. It doesn’t really surprise me much. New Jersey must be getting the conservatives now and Virginia getting the liberals. The states ALWAYS have changed political parties. California used to be Republican and deep red and Texas used to be deep blue and today they are opposite. States seem to go back and forth every now and again.
Who was runner-up in last year’s Indy 500?
Agree on all points, and there’s one more consequence to the RAT party stragegery going into 2014 mid-terms.
They’re scared shiteless. Their Golden Boy, not some upstart who gives nice speeches, but one of the top money men, the most connected insider, and a Friend of Bill — BARELY won. In Virginia, which is full of big government lovers as this article points out.
It’s going to force them to change strategy, shift funds around, and basically act like a bunch of RATs where the light has just been turned on to illuminate their vile nasty places. Wars are not won with a single battle and there is much to be encouraged about tonight.
No doubt about it, this was a loss for us on the heels of the Lonegan defeat in New Jersey, but there is very good news underneath all this
A) We can learn a lot from this race. It’s time to tackle key objectives where we don’t measure up to the DemoCraps. Answering these social issue attack ads early on, GOTV effort and ground game, and exposing fake libertarian candidates.
B) My take is that... had this race been held on Friday, Cooch would have won. This was a race where we ran out of time, but Obamacare is only getting worse. King Hussein is now in the 30s approval rating range. We have all the time in the world to make the case against the Dems in 2014, based on Obamacare.
C) The fact that this state, which is trending blue, which has huge numbers of mooching government hacks, which had us outspent by ludicrous margins, almost went for an unabashed conservative, Tea Party candidate says a lot about how red states with Democrap officials may vote in 2014. You come this close in Virginia, you better feel damn good about states like Arkansas and Louisiana.
I want to repeat, if we had just had a few more days, we would have won. Let that light the fire in your belly. The momentum is with US. Let Virginia get looted by this crook. He can’t do anything significant legally without the legislature, and as much as the pundits are making of his influence for 2016, do you remember McDonnell giving Romney the state? No.
Tonight is a pretext. The Democrat’s last skin of their teeth moment before annihilation.
Cuccinelli would have won if the so-called Libertarian (maybe a Rat plant) hadnt pulled 6% of the vote.
That is just an excuse. Conservatives only voted 83 percent for Cuccinelli. 17 percent of conservatives cost him the race.
What’s the over/under on how long before Terry McPunk is indicted?
What a crock. Off year election when Dims don’t turnout and we Still lost to a horrible candidate by any measure??
This is an unmitigated disaster. I do not buy snake oil.
Don’t just look at party affiliation. Look at the political philosophies of the leadership. Texas was a heavily Democratic state when Democrats were much more conservative. It was “blue” in name but “light red” in its politics. It will turn back to “blue” in both name and politics once it gets filled with all the people who relocate there from the places they’ve ruined already (like California).
The 0bamaCare factor has only just begun. By next year people will be thinking more about nooses and pitchforks than elections. And they will vote.
much better than expected. In this election, GOP elites are more like a bunch of backstabbers.
Tea party is still a growing movement.
That’s how much regular dems. Respect Christie.
And there’s a lot of them. Not Marxists. Just regular union types etc
They’re getting sick of taxes and morons who lie too
Seems like cc has a lot of the more conservative elements up in arms but all they seem to do is criticize his mass
You know what? I’d much rather have a beer with him than mittens
We showed the GOP establishment how well the Tea Party can do WITHOUT THEIR HELP!
That should make the GOPe nervous about how they might perform WITHOUT TEA PARTY help.
THAT message is a WIN!
You really want to spend all your time and effort fighting Republicans/conservatives who aren't pure enough? With that logic we'd never elect people like Rudy Giuliani because you'd be too busy supporting candidates that were more pure but completely unelectable in NYC.
Didn't we just learn a lesson from the silly nomination of EW Jackson? The guy meets the purity test but was unelectable and a drag on the ticket.
At some point we have focus fire on the greater evil here. This endless war whining about the GOPe won't get us anywhere. Reagan managed to overcome their reluctance to really move the party to the right without years of moaning about the "establishment". In fact, he struck a deal with them and put Bush Sr. on his ticket in order to unite the party. If we find, nominate and support good electable candidates there will be no need to endlessly complain about the "establishment".
We should forget Virginia and start grandstanding New Jersey.
Are you out of your MIND????
Christie is just ANOTHER ROMNEY/McCain/Bush. SURE, he won in Jersey. The State DNC is fragmented and he is popular here BECAUSE HE ACTS LIKE A DEMOCRAT.
A candidate like him will NEVER win nationally. And even if he did, he would institute policies which reflect Democrat philosophies. He is pro Muslim and pro Illegals and has NO respect for the Bill of Rights.
Yeah, we lost in VA, but it was CLOSE VERY CLOSE. and EVERYTHING the Tea Party post put up there was accurate.
Agreed. Virginia is a microcosm of the country, and it’s a must win in presidential elections for the GOP. The fact that it elected a corrupt slimeball like McAwful, even if it was a narrow margin, is a huge loss.
I don’t disagree with anything you’ve said. I have this sense, though, that Chris Christie’s presidential aspirations will only be slightly more successful than Rudy Giuliani’s ... and for many of the same reasons.
It is my understanding that the VA legislature is made up of a majority of Republicans. If so, TM’s policies may be dead in the water anyway.
My guess is never.
This country has lost its mind.
You know what really pisses me off?
Knowing that everything my parents taught me doesn’t matter a hill of beans.
The only thing that matters in America is lies.
That is how one achieves success in this country.
And it is just ****ing disgusting, smoothsailing.
I really can’t take it anymore.
“Conservatives only voted 83 percent for Cuccinelli. 17 percent of conservatives cost him the race.”
In all due respect to you, what evidence do you have that these 17% are conservative? A true conservative, or even lukewarm one, could not vote for McA - not even with holding their nose.
” I am sick of looking at the loss and ignoring the wins.”
That ain’t a win. It was engineered by the democrats just as much as the Virginia “libertarian” was. Meet you’re 2016 losing redux of Dole/McCain/Romney...there is now no freakin’ way that Krispy is not the nominee.
"...He posted the following response on his website, MarkLevinShow.com:
WE COULD HAVE WON THIS RACE. FOR THE REASONS I HAVE EXPLAINED HERE AND ON THE AIR, GOP ESTABLISHMENT AND DONORS LEFT THE FIELD. NOW, NOT ONLY THE LIBERALS BUT THE RINO MOUTHPIECES CONTINUE WITH THEIR MANTRA ABOUT THE DEAD TEA PARTY AND THE RINO FUTURE. ABSOLUTELY APPALLING! (And they did not spend even $3 million, that was a phony number.)
RT@seanmdav: In 2009, the RNC spent $9M to win VA by 17 points. Looks like it’ll have spent $3M in 2013 to lose by a hair. Dummies
McAuliffe was named the winner of the race Tuesday night. However, Cuccinelli and the third-party “libertarian” candidate Robert Sarvis combined for more than 50 percent of the vote. With 97 percent of the precincts reporting, McAuliffe was leading Cuccinelli 47.3 percent to 46 percent. Sarvis received 6.6 percent of the vote.
TheBlaze reported on Tuesday that a former Obama campaign bundler curiously helped fund Sarvis’ campaign in the race. Read our exclusive report for more information.
The tweet Levin included in his response was that of “The Federalist” co-founder Sean Davis, who claims the RNC spent more than three times more in the 2009 race in Virginia compared to this year’s governor’s race. In his reply, Levin claimed the RNC didn’t even spend $3 million compared to the $9 million spent in 2009. ... "A Furious Mark Levin Reacts to Republican Ken Cuccinellis Loss in Va. Governors Race Find Out Why Hes Livid
Actually, the media mantra was that the shutdown would lead to across-the-board GOP defeats, whether or not they were affiliated with the Tea Party. The effect was supposed to be especially big in blue states. Christie crushed Buono with a margin in excess of 20 points. In Long Island, NY, the Nassau County Executive is a Republican incumbent) who just shellacked his Democratic opponent (and predecessor) by 20%. This is in a county Obama carried by 7% in 2012.
Ultimately, Cuccinelli lost because he (1) was outspent 2 to 1, (2) had a Libertarian splitting the GOP vote, (3) lacked charisma, (4) had a corruption issue and (5) had the bad luck to run for office in a region where the bulk of the workforce gets its paychecks from the Federal government just after a shutdown initiated by the GOP.
Yes, in terms of presidential elections, we may be in the wilderness for a couple of decades. We really need pro-secession governors in red states, but from the disaster result in the Alabama special election, looks like there are too many nimrods to allow it.
:It is a loss, but could a credible tea-party candidate have come so close to winning just a few years ago?”
The difference between Conservatives and Democrats is that when THEY loose, its ALWAYS the “dirty politics” of the other side, the lack of adequate funds, the fact that the public didn’t get the message, etc., etc.
The fact is we ALMOST won and the numbers WERE trending in Cuccinelli’s direction, even in a state with the problem of DC workers and northern liberal transplants. If the election would have been held next week, McAuliff would have LOST. And that damn bastard and his policies and health plan was the reason.
SOOOOO, take page from the RATS for a change. Take your tails out from between your legs and stop cowering and pandering to RINO philosophies. STOP blaming our POLICIES when we loose. WE ARE RIGHT and they are WRONG. We WILL win and they WILL loose NEST TIME.
Yet the NJ voters overwhelmingly decided to make the minimum wage linked to inflation in a referendum. What good is Christie doing when he gets votes but isn’t willing to fight battles on actual conservative issues? His speech was absolute much with a message of “my job is to get the job done.” What job? There was literally one sentence in the whole thing paying lip service to some conservative policies. Meanwhile he withdrew the challenge to same-sex marriage, letting it be dictated for the state by a judge.
In this election I think neither Dims nor Republicans turned out that much at all. The reason Sarvis got that kind of vote percentage to start with was because a fair number of conservatives and non-liberals had personally been completely alienated by Cuccineli.
He wasn't the "so-called" libertarian, he was the libertarian, representing the libertarians.
The bottom line here is that outside of the Federal employee-rich DC region, the shutdown did the GOP no electoral damage in blue states, and that’s cause for celebration.
If you want to win, you have to do the work. Just wishing it, it won’t work.
LONEGAN ran on an ANTI-ABORTION ticket, a PRO-GUN Ticket, and an ANTI-TAX ticket. He ran as a PURE CONSERVATIVE in a BLUE state where the Dems out number the GOP by 700,000 voters, the opposition had him out spent 10 to 1, and he got 44% of the VOTE!!!
Not a victory, but IMPRESSIVE ANYWAY.
And the Damn NJ RINO GOP establishment did NOTHING for him - even the Governor refused to campaign with him.
What happened in New Jersey and in Virginia can be a START towards TAKING OUR COUNTRY BACK from the Communists and Muslims and RINOs and Statists who run it now.
Considering Democrats hate Libertarians even more than many, if not most, Republicans, I doubt that the Democrats orchestrated Sarvis’s run. His support was garnered entirely independently.
No matter how this is spun, it is simply indicative of the trend due to demographics.
Nothing will turn the tide now outside of Civil War. Period. There are too many parasites that will continue to vote for those who will promise them continued and increasing handouts (redistribution of wealth). Nothing will stop that now, it can only get worse.
So, if you are a productive, hard working member of society, get used to being a slave to the Federal Government. The left will never lose full power now due to the parasites, at least not via the ballot box.
I can see victories on the horizon, but they’ll be fleeting. The Democrats have managed to do what the British left did. Through the IIE method ‘Immigration, Indoctrination, Entitlements’, they have managed to build a coalition of over 50%, and they can turn it out, even in an off-year and in special elections.
I think you will have to get to the ‘people committing suicide in the streets’ stage of bad before this coalition falters.
Umm, no. He was a dem plant bankrolled by the democrats. FACT.
Conservatives and non-liberals would not be voting for a pro-abortion, pro-drugs, pro-homosexual agenda, third party guy.
This is why I don’t get why Texas is not seriously considering secession.
No, I believe this election was fixed. 0bama's presence signifies that. I wonder what the NSA can manipulate electronically when it comes to vote tabulations.. Don't the vote totals have to be 'sent in' electronically? Presto!!
The guy was a liberal.
Sarvis ran on the Libertarian ticket, but he was no libertarian. Libertarians despise government regulation and taxes. National Review on what this guy really believes:
the better-informed voters in Virginia have been somewhat perplexed by Robert Sarvis, for in recent weeks he appears to have been doing his level best to give the impression that his party label is incidental. In a recent Reason interview, Sarvis explained that he was “not into the whole Austrian type, strongly libertarian economics,” preferring “more mainstream economics” instead. The candidate expanded on this during an oddly defensive interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, in which he seemed put off not so much by “strongly libertarian economics” as by libertarian economics per se. As governor, Sarvis told Todd, he would be hesitant to cut taxes, unsure as to how he might “reduce spending,” and open to indulging the largest piece of federal social policy since 1965 by expanding Virginia’s Medicaid program. I am generally a critic of the tendency of small-government types to try to purge their ranks of those deemed sufficiently impure, but I must confess that this interview left even me wondering whether Sarvis is in need of a dictionary.
Worse yet was Sarvis’s rambling interview with the Virginia Prosperity Project, in which the candidate expressed his enthusiasm for increasing gas levies, and for establishing a “vehicle-miles-driven tax.” It strikes me that it is almost impossible to square such a measure with any remotely coherent “libertarian” position on that most sacred of rights: privacy. Virginia’s mooted VMT plan requires the installation of government GPS systems in private cars — an astonishingly invasive proposal. Even if this isn’t what Sarvis has in mind, the fact remains that there is simply no way of determining how far an individual has driven without the government’s checking.