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November 5, 2013 - 7:17 pm

As I told the Twitter hordes, I can congratulate Chris Christie for being reelected without conferring electoral sainthood upon him for 2016.

There are already throngs of people absolutely giddy about the fact that Christie did well with Hispanic voters and women. That’s very nice but the presumption that it would play out the same in a national election is…hopeful at best. Christie is obviously an anomaly in New Jersey and before we get too deep in the weeds about what motivated the electorate there remember this: New Jersey’s senators are a guy who likes underage foreign hookers and a dude with an imaginary friend.

We knew that Christie was going to win, however.

In Virginia, the state that has most financially benefited from having a massive government expansionist in the Oval Office, Terry McAuliffe was supposed to have an early-evening cakewalk. A big victory for him was also supposed to show that the Clinton Death Star was fully armed and operational.

The shutdown probably did play a bigger role in Virginia than it would have in any other state, but it didn’t cost Cuccinelli the election. He lost a couple of points as a result, but McAuliffe was already far ahead at the time.

That huge lead evaporated because of the Obamacare train wreck. They stopped talking about it at most McAuliffe rallies a week ago.

During next year’s midterms the shutdown will no longer be an issue.

Guess what will?

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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So here's another way this pooch got scrued.

The Establishment GOP decided that Cucinelli was "unelectable" and abandoned him fund-wise.

But Cooch was VERY electable. The Establishment GOP was WRONG, like they were wrong about Romney and McCain being "electable".

And to their shame, more than a few actively supported McAwful.

Why is Christie supposed to be forgiven his departures from the orthodoxy while Cucinelli is marooned and left twisting in the wind generated by the DemocRat money machine?
42 weeks ago
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Thats what I thought when I read that. The question is WHO will get the blame. And 'blame' will be whatever the flavor of the month panic issue the dems can cook up leading into the election season 2014.

As for the Cuccinelli loss the RINO's handy dandy scapegoat will be the Tea Party which the RINO's view as being as dangerous to them as the dems. And guess what? They are right. Never mind that the 'Libertarian' was a shill from democrat operatives.


42 weeks ago
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Congratulations to the Libertarian purer in thou crowd. Once again they voted in a losing cause and handed the election to a socialist. Ross Perot redux.

That's why the Dems funded their campaign...wake up! Once again you peed in the gravy and you are so proud of yourselves. Perfection is the enemy of good.
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42 weeks ago
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Final VA numbers I just saw:

McAuliffe 48%

Cuccinelli 45%

Libertarian Candidate: 7%

The Democrat Funded Fake Libertarian candidate cost the genuine Conservative Republican the election, PERIOD!
42 weeks ago
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There are already throngs of people absolutely giddy about the fact that Christie did well with Hispanic voters and women. That’s very nice but the presumption that it would play out the same in a national election is…hopeful at best.

I hate to say but Christie won the 2016 nomination if he wants it last night.

As in 2012 the conservatives will split over 2-3 strong candidates while the establishment will be united behind Christie by December of next year.

So, last night Christie won the GOP nomination and Elizabeth Warren won the White House.
42 weeks ago
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"During next year’s midterms the shutdown will no longer be an issue.

Guess what will?"

Okay. I'll take a shot at it. It will be Iran's successful test of a nuclear weapon. Or the total collapse of the stock market. Or maybe both.

Did I get it right?
42 weeks ago
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How much was Cucinelli hurt by distancing himself from Cruz and Lee during the 17% shutdown? Did that reduce conservative/Tea party turn out?
42 weeks ago
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Nah, only single mother and government dependent turn out matters. Didn't you get the memo?

Teatards always turn out for the OPG and when they don't they're just proving they're infantile losers we don't need.
42 weeks ago
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So here's another way this pooch got scrued.

The Establishment GOP decided that Cucinelli was "unelectable" and abandoned him fund-wise.

But Cooch was VERY electable. The Establishment GOP was WRONG, like they were wrong about Romney and McCain being "electable".

And to their shame, more than a few actively supported McAwful.

Why is Christie supposed to be forgiven his departures from the orthodoxy while Cucinelli is marooned and left twisting in the wind generated by the DemocRat money machine?
42 weeks ago
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It is worse than that.

The Establishment GOP wanted Cucinelli to lose to teach the peons a lesson, and they made sure it happen.
42 weeks ago
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I learned the lesson in 2012 and they just reinforced.

Sad thing is, I think they really want to be in the minority: all the perqs of office with none of the responsibilities.
42 weeks ago
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I think it would be more accurate to label the divisions within he Republican party as being between the Tea Party and the Neo-Whigs. The Tea Party wants to talk about substantive issues no matter how uncomfortable that makes people. The Neo-Whigs want's to talk about matters of image and process in the hopes the tough issues will solve themselves. They won't. Indeed, that McAuliffe's margin of victory is almost entirely attributtable to single women is telling. Single women both disproportionately depend upon government services and are most likely to be swayed by the scare tactics preferred by the media/Democrat complex.
42 weeks ago
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You can point to single women. I would point to the number of Virginia voters now on the Federal payroll. This isn't a problem you can fix by targeting soccer moms or single mothers under the poverty line. You need to slow the growth of Federal employment rolls, lower the benefits (particularly retirement) paid to such workers, get them paying social security and medicare taxes, so that the rules they vote for will also impact them personally. I'm sure this message will be a difficult sell, in the foreseeable future. It's necessary, nevertheless.
42 weeks ago
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The OPG seems to prefer the opposite given recent history so, yeah, it's a hard sell made harder by loyalty to the OPG.

I get the whole "a vote not for the OPG is a vote for Democrats" but having proven a desire to govern like the Democrats the OPG has also made a vote for them a vote for Democrats.
42 weeks ago
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It was Cuccinelli that didn't want to go through a primary and the R State Honchos agreed with that.

The man needed to be primaried. A primary is more than just trying to oust an unloved incumbent: it is about testing the readiness of a candidate to compete at a certain level and to get name recognition in a wider region for that office. For both of those things Cuccinelli desperately needed a primary. It would have shown the obvious flaws in his campaign structure (which cannot even be called 'lackluster' but more on the lines of 'non-existent') and to get his name out along with what he is running on. You know, a campaign platform of things you are looking to do?

So, yes, the RNC has some blame in this, but so does the candidate who thought that an easy election at one level State-wide would mean an easy election at a higher level. Even with his non-campaign, his non-shoe leather, his non-response to the massive DNC campaign buys he comes within a couple of points of his opponent. Plus all the DNC ad buys at the LOCAL level seem to have fallen short, particularly at the outer districts that are being encroached upon by the Metro region due to the expansion of government. That makes the D legislative agenda tough in any event, and those candidates who got a scare put into them may just realize that by not campaigning hard (and many didn't until the NRA showed up to point out their non-campaigns) they had close races.

Really I have to give credit to the NRA in the last two weeks lighting a fire under all the R campaigns to actually start, you know, contacting people in precincts and districts... because I hadn't even seen a campaign worker for Cuccinelli or my local delegate BEFORE the NRA started contacting people. The job of the NRA is NOT to save the butts of Republicans who can't figure out how to campaign at the local level. At this point if the NRA formed a political party I would join it in an instant as it 'gets' local politics. The Republicans? Not so much.
42 weeks ago
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Does VA have closed or open primaries? I agree with your point in general but I'm not sure an open primary would have been any better than what happened.
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