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Come on Virginia, are you really going to elect Terry McAuliffe?!?

Come on Virginia, are you really going to elect Terry McAuliffe?!?

Note the “?!?” in the title. It’s because we’re too damn classy to put “WTF?” in the title.

Really, Terry McAuliffe, corruptocrat, insider of insiders, money man, fixer, green-bagger?

All the recent polling says McAuliffe is going to win:

RCP VA Gov Polling ao 9-8-2013

Really, Virginia, Really?!?

Someone tell me that yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and Cucinelli will pull this out.

Terry McAuliffe?!?


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Virginia is almost as insane as Chicago.

    moonstone716 in reply to CrustyB. | September 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Substitute the words “mind-numbingly ignorant” for “insane” and you’re 100% correct.

    TugboatPhil in reply to CrustyB. | September 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    We are infected here in Virginia with the mass migration of gubmint employee libs who have taken root with the ever expanding bureaucracy in DC. They along with many libs who come into the Tidewater area for gubmint jobs can pretty much negate the rest of the state.

    My own part of the Old Dominion is the southwest part of the state. We get a lot of DC and NYC/ New England retirees who bring their voting habits with them and then complain about the way things are getting worse.

    I only see what the Roanoke TV channels are running, but MacAwful has been showing a picture of Cuccinelli with a 5 O’Clock shadow that makes him appear like a Satanic henchman. They also have a bunch of paid goobers talking about Ken being in the pocket of Coal and Gas companies.

    FINALLY we’re seeing ads showing the people bilked by MacAwful’s investments, his “car company” that went to China instead of employing Virginians. Ken will need to get in the mud and throw feces if he wants to beat the septic gang of Democrats running MacAwful’s campaign. He has Clinton backing him which should mean he’s toxic, but to Dems that means he’s great.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to TugboatPhil. | September 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      If I would stay in one country for more than a few weeks at a time, we could have a LI devotée meet-up, Tugboat, but I’m gone again in a week or two. I may be in your neck of the woods.

    matem77 in reply to CrustyB. | September 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    One more problem that KC has to deal with is the Libertarian Party candidate running for Governor, Robert Sarvis. He stands a very good chance of spoiling the race for a strong constitutional conservative like Cuccinelli. What a jerk!

    Feel free to contact him and tell him what a scumbag he is!

      PersonFromPorlock in reply to matem77. | September 8, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Well, if he’s falling behind anyhow, Cuccinelli could withdraw in favor of Sarvis. ;^)

      Eugene0011 in reply to matem77. | September 8, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      well good luck getting these Libertarian numbskulls to vote for Cuccinelli… there’s no chance in hell that Sarvis is gonna drop out and endorse KC

      Estragon in reply to matem77. | September 9, 2013 at 3:17 am

      Libertarians tend to view conservatives as the enemy. Several statewide races across the country have been tilted to the Democrats by LP votes – in one case in the West a couple of years back the LP candidate withdrew, endorsed the conservative Republican, and still drew enough votes to cost the election.

      Most “small-‘l'” libertarian ideas are just traditional conservative positions: fiscal discipline, limited government, etc. So when someone like Cato or Heritage calls themselves “libertarian,” that’s what they are talking about, not the craziness of the “capital-‘L'” Libertarians who have traditionally endorsed abortion on demand, open borders, repeal of all federal drug laws including prescription requirements, and an isolationist foreign policy.

      The true LPers are not our friends, and are not dependable allies.

After the SHOCK of the Novenber 6th re-election of the most incompetent lefty-doofus in America, I have no doubt that Virginians are fully prepared to vote for this Demo Candidate/Grifter/Snake Oiler…Hey, you CANNOT possibly make this s*** up. )-:

Isn’t this simply a matter of demographics, with takers and governmental employees ascendant?

I have full confidence that 124% of the Virginia voters will elect a corruptocrat.

Ever more amazing, I read a week back that the voters for the Libertarian in the race would still put McAuliffe in office if they didn’t have their candidate in the race.

The corruption of American politics and American society is setting up the perfect storm. The average citizen is discouraged by the corruption in government, but instead of fighting it, has decided to grab whatever he can. So, send in the worst crooks to raid the coffers and dole out the booty to the voters. The politicians are emboldened by the abandonment of principles by the electorate, and promise to keep the flow of free stuff going in exchange for votes. If either side could reform, we could end it. Instead, we evolve from a symbiotic relationship into a parasitic one, and eventually into a conjoined union that will result in the death of one or both parties if severed.

It won’t surprise me to see the guy elected.

Of course he’ll win. He’s a liar and a scumbag.

If MA could elect a fake Indian and habitual liar, then Virginia certainly is entitled to elect a sleazy operative.

We’re rapidly becoming a lost nation…

I sure hope Liberty U is all in getting Cuccinelli elected or their Liberty will be taken away.

RedWhiteBlueMummy | September 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Please don’t discount all of us Virginians! My husband and I migrated from the blue state of Maryland over 25 years ago to the (then) red Commonwealth of Virginia. We now have nine Conservative, patriotic kids (four of them are of voting age) and will be voting for Cuccinelli this November. Our youngest, who is 3 years old, is already a “Rush baby”! (Side note: Why do pro-Hillary Clinton ads show up on sites like Legal Insurrection? Do you, Professor Jacobson, and other conservative websites have no say in which ads are linked to your sites?)

    William A. Jacobson in reply to RedWhiteBlueMummy. | September 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Most smaller websites and blogs don’t sell advertising directly to advertisers, they go through exchanges like Google Ads or similar, which means that the ads are directed by the exchange with no control by the website (except the ability to ban whole categories of ads). The algorithms that generate the ads can be strange, like a couple of years ago when Alan Grayson ads started appearing here, and much hilarity ensued,

      Hey Professor, since you’re online at the moment, I noticed that some troll just went through at 2PM EST and down-dinged every comment. Hopefully you can identify and ban that individual.

Low hanging fruit.

McCauliffe is as inside the throne room as you can get.

Because of Snowden’s innformation, ALL future elections will look like this one! Because there’s no subtlety left, anymore.

Maybe,the better questions IS: Why can’t the GOP bring better arguments to the table? There’s no Abraham Lincoln in the wings.

And, no one even suggests John Roberts should resign! that FISA is worse than Dred Scott. We’re all slaves, now.

Ed Snowden has demonstrated his bravery. So Yahoos on the right call him a terrorist. And, you wonder why we’ve lost our US Constitution?

It started on 9/11. The saud’s never paid a price. And, the “patriot act” isn’t patriotic. And, homeland security is a joke. But it employs federal workers who are otherwise incompetent.

You wanted a better outcome?

At least a few brave men have stepped forward. We can count our heroes, now, on one hand.

Have there been any debates yet? The debates will either affirm or change voters minds, especially with a Reaganesque conservative like Cuccinelli. My personal opinion is that, once Obama goes back home to Illinois, Hawaii, etc, “blue” Virginia will eventually go back to its Republican voting habits.

one need only review the coverage by the RTD and the WaPo over the last year on Cuccinelli and McDonald. while at the same time ignoring all the dirt associated with mcaulliffe. this really reminds me of how the press was in the tank for Obama back in 2008

    Estragon in reply to pakurilecz. | September 9, 2013 at 3:19 am

    It should be noted that the RTD and most other newspapers formerly owned by Media General were sold to a Warren Buffett subsidiary within the last year.

The migratory effects of ‘Blue State Pollution Voters’ is not unlike treating Sepsis or trying to combat the movement of locusts.

If Virginians want to combat the advancing political frostbite, they must start gaining control of local media, school and election boards.

I don’t understand this. Ken McAuliffe got elected as state AG just a few years ago, so clearly Virginia is not totally moon-batty and other factors may be in play.

McAuliffe may just have a better ground game in terms of getting his base energized. Republicans seem to have difficulty doing this. One example: the GOP establishment of the state I’m in is using voter lists that are woefully out of synch with reality. The state committee puts its faith in a consulting firm that uses hundreds of bogus “metrics” like what kind of car a person drives to identify people as potential voters. It’s complete nonsense; and it’s no wonder they lose and a miracle when they win. Virginia might be suffering from the same deficiency.

Effective campaign organizations are supposed to improve the candidates chances by careful attention to details. The Democrats have just been better at this at every level; they know their voters on a person to person level and not through use of matrices. It’s not just their vaunted advantage in the media.

Want to win? Get more people going door to door and asking residents to vote to Ken Cicchinelli. Sometimes that’s all it takes.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to fmc. | September 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Quite so. They’ve rung my bell, something that has never happened in my neighborhood before. I disdained to go answer and told them, through the window, GOP.

Every day on Fox, I saw ad after ad saying Cucinelli is corrupt, takes money from big gas, and screws over the little people. Cucinelli didn’t answer those ads because, allegedly, he has no money and Jackson has less. Plus, New Yorkers, New Jerseyans, Philadelphians are making VA their home and bringing their lousy voting habits with them, even in the southern part of the state.

Much has been said about the influx of Blue Staters into Northern Virginia, so I won’t repeat it. But there are other reasons for this situation.

1. Bill Bolling lost the nomination to Cuccinelli and then immediately started threatening a third party run effectively denying Cuccinelli the normal post primary/caucus party healing and fundraising period. Bill’s chief of staff later joined McAuliffe’s campaign officially. As a result, Cuccinelli hasn’t been able to unify the party and a significant faction of “centrist” R voters have shied away.

2. The current R Governor’s tax hike has effectively ruined the party’s reputation on tax policy.

3. The current R Governor’s gift taking scandal has severely tarnished both his and Cuccinelli’s reputations as Cuccinelli recieved gifts from the same donor. (He was also cleared of any wrong doing, but that hasn’t seemed to matter)

4. Cuccinelli has never run strong. His 2010 victory margin was tiny compared to other R politicians in that election and he’s never really been popular.

5. His court challenge to ObamaCare was kinda an embarrassing flop. Remember it was thrown out on simple technicalities. Probably didn’t hurt him, but it most certainly didn’t help him beyond the party caucus.

6. McAuliffe has been out-spending him on advertising nearly 2 to 1 for the better part of the year, effectively defining him as a “War on Women” type.

Here in Norther VA, the only way you’d know Cucinelli was in the race at all is because he’s the target of all the McAulliffe attack ads.

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