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Jonah Goldberg: GOP Establishment abandoned Cuccinelli

by Phantom Ace ( 126 Comments › )
Filed under Election 2013, Republican Party at November 6th, 2013 - 5:00 pm

There were many factors that led to Ken Cuccinelli’s defeat in the Virginia election. His allies in the state party decided to have a convention and not a primary, thus depriving Cuccinelli of legitimacy in the eyes of many Republicans. He did not clarify his social stances and allowed Terry McAuliffe to paint him as a Rick Santorum clone. The false flag candidacy of Sarvis siphoned Libertarian leaning votes from Cuccinelli. All these factors contributed to the defeat, but there was a big one that might have proved fatal.

The RNC all but abandoned Cuccinelli and sent him no monetary support. Granted the polls had him down at one point by 17%, but that gap started to close in the final week. Despite the poll movement, the RNC did not send any money nor resources to help push Cuccinelli over the top. This was an act of pure treachery and its obvious, the GOP Establishment abandoned Cuccinelli when he could have used the help.

In the recent government shutdown fight I found myself in polite (on my part at least!) disagreement with the elements of the right inclined to denounce the “Republican establishment.” No need to rehash all that again. But, I will say that in the wake of the Cuccinelli defeat, I think the critics of the establishment have the better side of the argument.

If the folks running the party want the tea partiers to support their preferred candidates — when they’re the nominee, at least — it should work the other way around as well. It now appears that Cuccinelli, a flawed candidate running against an even more flawed human being, could have pulled this thing out if he’d had more help at the end. In fairness, the Republican Governor’s Association did help Cuccinelli, but it came too early. The RNC treated him like a write-off. I can understand that temptation when Cuccinelli looked like a sure loser. But I don’t understand why, when ObamaCare became a big issue, the RNC couldn’t have done more. I’m sure it’s hard to ramp up at the last second. But so what? Things are going to be hard in lots of ways for as far as the eye can see. Hard can’t be an excuse anymore.

Ken Cuccinelli would not be my first choice if I had to choose a Republican candidate. If it comes down to him or a Marxist, then I would get drunk and and vote for Cuccinelli. Life is not fair and you don’t always get the choices you want in life. The Republican Establishment abandonment of Ken Cuccinelli is just another example of the dysfunction in today’s Republican Party. Sadly I see nothing changing and this mentality of losing is frankly really idiotic.

2013 Election Open Thread

by Phantom Ace ( 76 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Election 2013, Progressives, Republican Party, The Political Right at November 5th, 2013 - 7:19 pm

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This thread is an open to discuss the elections in Virginia, New Jersey and New York City. If polls hold, The Democrats are set to pick up the Governorship in New jersey with the corrupt Terry McAuliffe. In the New York Mayoral Race, Marxist Democrat Bill de Blasio is set to win. Across the Hudson River in New Jersey, the Corpulent Guido is poised for a big re-election win.

An interesting note, take a look at the colors in the Bill de Blasio poster. He has the Old colors of the Soviet Flag. Coincidence, I think not!

The Obama campaign is pulling back in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina

by Phantom Ace ( 132 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Elections 2012, Mitt Romney at October 18th, 2012 - 8:00 am

When Suffolk Polling said they would stop polling Florida, Virginia and North Carolina, I thought they were jumping the gun. It seems they were onto something. In the polls released, Romney seems to have those 3 states on lock. The Obama campaign is now pulling back from those 3 states to defend Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. This is a sign that Romney has solidified traditional Republican states.

What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss the specifics of internal polling or voter-contact analytics, saying only that Obama has “significant leads” in all four places.

It is uncharacteristic of Team Obama to concede any terrain, but Plouffe offered no such assurances about Obama’s position in North Carolina, Virginia, or Florida. Romney advisers have seen big gains in all three states and now consider wins likely, although not guaranteed, in all three. They are similarly upbeat about prospects in Colorado but not confident enough to predict victory. That Plouffe left Colorado off his list of states where Obama’s leading and can withstand a Romney surge might be telling.

According to RealClearPolitics, Obama currently has 201 of the 270 electoral votes needed to win. But that doesn’t give Obama electoral votes from Pennsylvania (20), Michigan (16), or Wisconsin (10). Of these three, Romney advisers believe that only one, Wisconsin, is even theoretically winnable. Obama advisers believe they will win all three. That would put Obama at 247 electoral votes. If Obama wins Ohio (18), Iowa (6), Nevada (6), and New Hampshire (4) he would claim 281 electoral votes. That means he could afford to lose New Hampshire and Nevada and still eke out a razor-thin victory of 271 electoral votes.

Romney, according to RCP, has 191 electoral votes. If you add Florida (29), North Carolina (15), and Virginia (13), that brings his total to 248 electoral votes. Add Colorado (9) –which neither campaign is prepared to claim or concede–and Romney’s total rises to 257 electoral votes. If Romney wins Ohio (18) in addition to these states, he would have 275 electoral votes. If Romney loses Ohio, he would need to win Iowa, Nevada, and New Hampshire to reach 273 electoral votes. There is a scenario where Romney could lose Ohio and New Hampshire but win Iowa and Nevada and one electoral vote from the 2nd Congressional District in Maine (the state allocates electoral votes by district vote) and capture the bare minimum of 270 electoral votes.

Living in Florida I can testify that I am not seeing many Obama ads anymore. Up until 3 weeks ago, it was a non stop barrage of Obama ads. Now I barely see them and its mostly Romney ads. Speaking to some of my Republican party contacts, they have told me that the Obama campaign has cut back on Florida. The Obama team is sending Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to campaign for Obama. This is another sign of the low priority Florida has.

It’s coming down to Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Hampshire and Colorado. Even though polls show Pennsylvania close, the Romney campaign has decided not to contest it. Instead they are focusing on the 5 states I mentioned previously. I feel this is a mistake since Romney has the resources to put PA. in play. Either way, it’s Obama who is now on the defensive and resorting to demagogue language.

Black Christians Abandoning Democrats, Heeding Bishop E.W. Jackson’s Call For Mass Exodus

by 1389AD ( 51 Comments › )
Filed under Abortion, Christianity, Democratic Party, Elections 2012 at October 5th, 2012 - 7:00 pm

“The Democratic Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions,” he proclaimed.

Bishop E.W. Jackson Message to Black Christians

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Published on Sep 18, 2012 by JacksonforVirginia

A short message from Bishop E.W. Jackson to fellow black Christians about the evil being done by the Democrat party.

More here:

For the first time since the black community’s political realignment with the Democrat Party in the 1960′s, a nationally prominent black Pastor has called on the black church community to leave the Democrat Party in a movement dubbed “EXODUS NOW!” Bishop E.W. Jackson’s call to “come out from among them” is apparently being heeded by many black Pastors and Christians across America and creating a stir in many churches. There is concern at the highest levels of the Democrat Party.
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The impetus for EXODUS NOW, and what has given it credibility in the black community is the Democrat Party’s increasingly secular stand, particularly making “same-sex marriage” an official part of the Party Platform. This came on the heels of a number of other actions which many Christians found objectionable: President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage; regulations ordering Catholic and other Christian institutions providing healthcare to distribute free contraceptives and abortion drugs; Convention speakers support for unrestricted abortion up to the moment before delivery; and taking God out of the party platform and no longer recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Across the country, as black Christians debate the call to EXODUS NOW, Democrats are shaken. They desperately need the votes of black church goers. Democrats are responding by attacking Jackson personally on left wing blogs.

“They can say anything they want about me,” says Jackson, “but I do not intend to leave Christians in bondage to a party that is hostile to everything Christians hold dear. Either we worship and rely on God or we worship and rely on a political party. We are supposed to rely on Almighty God, not the government or any party. When a party disdains God and His word, as the Democrat Party clearly does, it is time to leave that party.”

Says the Bishop, “This movement is not about Party, but principle; not about race, but righteousness. This is not about winning an election, but saving a generation.”