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November 5, 2013 - 9:11 am
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Let’s just lay this out straight: The Democrats may be about to steal the governorship in Virginia.

The polls have tightened over the past week, but Democrat Terry McAuliffe has consistently led Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

The Democrats closed the campaign with a vicious dirty trick — a robo-call that brazenly lies about Cuccinelli’s positions on Obamacare and abortion.

Get this — the Democrats smeared Cuccinelli by robo-calling that he supports Obamacare. He was the first state attorney general to sue to stop Obamacare. The Democrats are using McAuliffe’s position on Obamacare — he loves it — to smear his opponent. The Democratic Party of Virginia paid for the calls, which were designed to depress support for Cuccinelli by brazenly lying about his positions.

That’s some chutzpah.

Now it turns out that the Libertarian candidate, who holds very few actual libertarian positions, is bankrolled by an Obama bundler according to the Blaze.

Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.

Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for President Barack Obama. This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.

In March 2012, ABC News reported Liemandt was among three dozen of the Obama campaign’s largest bundlers invited to a state dinner honoring British Prime Minister David Cameron. ABC News reported the invited bundlers, who also included Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, were responsible for at least $10.7 million of the $250 million the campaign had collected to that point.

Liemandt and his wife Andra have also beencontributors to the Libertarian National Committee, but their largess has been mostly focused on the Democratic Party.

Sarvis has never had any chance of winning, but he has held steady in the polls at 5 to 9 percent of the vote. Most of his support is coming from libertarian-minded voters who would otherwise either vote for Cuccinelli or not vote at all.

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"McAuliffe is a hideously flawed candidate, so if Cuccinelli cannot win, something is wrong with Cuccinelli."

Four Pinnochios for that statement, Bill. Combine a huge imbalance in cash, fraud, a large contingent of hispanic and black voters who go for the democrat reflexively, women who have been defrauded into thinking that Cuccinelli wants them back in the kitchen, pregnant and barefoot...none of that means there is something wrong with Cuccinelli, a highly honorable man.

What's very wrong with Terry McAuliffe is a matter of public record..
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This is Your DEMOCRAT PARTY---Aren't you Proud to be a Member of a LYING, CHEATING, Group of MARXISTS who will do ANYTHING to Turn our USA into a Third World Banana Republic Where the POLITICAL CLASS will become our RULERS---The Revolution is ON---Now YOU must CHOOSE---Freedom or Marxism (GOVENMENT CONTROL)--Do you Run your life--Or the They??
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"Here’s a dirty little secret for you libertarian readers to ponder: Libertarian Party candidates in close elections are almost always supported by Democrats, to siphon votes away from Republicans. That’s been the case for decades now."

Bryan, I'm not a Libertarian, but consider that fact that if the Republican Party was doing a good job of pushing Constitutionalist ideals, there'd be no chance of a Libertarian candidate siphoning votes.

Just something for you Republican readers to ponder.
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I will now refer to the Republican Party as the Whigs. There. Fixed it for ya!
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So, where's the surprise? The Republicans knew they were dealing with filthy, standards democrats and should have countered. Why didn't they?
Sarvis did the same as Perot did to Bush I! A vote for a splinter 3rd party is ALWAYS a vote for corruption, i.e., the democrat.
Bam got through two elections telling gross lies about his opposition. Why is this a surprise?
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Who is Sarvis? Where did he come from? what are his Libertarian credentials?
can anyone with enough funds declare himself a Libertarian and run? Is there an actual Libertarian organization that sanctions these pretenders?
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" . . . The progressives are hyped up right now but Republicans need to heed the lesson I learned from former Marine First Sergeant Jim Reinfinger, “if you ever find yourself in a fair fight, its because your tactics suck.”

http://allenbwest.com/2013/11/election-night-wrap-next-gop/#g2MYQXvD7KO75fWG.99
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Congratulations Libertarians! You have fulfilled your mission and elected McAuliffe. It looks like your victory may be incomplete as it appears that the Republicans will probably still control the House of Delegates.
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Sad results because the population of the Beltway counties etc. will have the power to subject the Commonwealth to this travesty. But do not rely on the Virginia GOP for anything. If they were in control of the moon it would fall from the sky. I know them well and most of them are not conservative at all. Texas here I go!
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It is sad that so many people have fallen into the victimology mode. Those who vote for McAuluffe do so willingly, with intent; it may be a thoughtless vote but they purposefully walk in a pull the lever for this cretin. They aren't tricked, or misled or anything else. VA deserves what they get as does NY as does Cali with Boxer, Feinstein, Waxman, Waters, Brown et al. God help us all.
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It is sad so many have, unconsciously apparently, assumed the mantel of victimology. Anyone who votes for McAulluffe does so purposefully, they have not been hoodwinked, tricked, or anything else. They have CHOSEN to vote for him. The people of VA deserve what they get if they elect this cretin. Just as the people of NY deserve what they will get with DiBlasio, the people of Cali deserve what we get with Boxer, Feinstein, Waxman, Water, Brown et al. Will we neveer learn?
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As author Mr. Preston stated Cuccinelli was the 1st and one of the more vocal opponents to Uhbamacare following it's passage.

Reluctantly I'll say if McAuluffe is deemed the winner.. then like the rest of the nation VA has a majority of VERY low informed, forgiving or forgetful though ultimately stupid people at the polls.

A robo-call, stern talking to or a slap to the face won't change their being stupid.
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THe Democrats can't win a fair election. Apparently, supporting the libertarian candidate wasn't doing it for them, they need to pile on.
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