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Tuesday's Real Election
Posted - 11/4/2013 9:13:03 AM | show profile | flag this post
Both New Jersey and Virginia hold gubernatorial elections Tuesday (Nov. 5). But the real race is between two Republicans for the future of their party.
Six months ago, TEA Party idol and Republican Ken Cuccinelli was seen as a shoo-in for the GOP in Virginia. He's now trailing Terry MacAuliffe in the polls and is praying for voter apathy in Virginia as his only hope of winning the Governor's mansion tomorrow.
His performance is all the more pathetic because Virginia almost always goes against the party in the White House when electing a governor.
Meanwhile, Chris Christie, a moderate, is headed for a landslide in a traditionally Democratic, northeastern, liberal state.
By working across the aisle and rejecting the TEA Party, Christie has shown how the GOP can win elections. He's winning Democratic voters' support in his potential landslide. And his coattails may mean gains for the GOP in the New Jersey Legislature.
In Virginia, Cootch's hardline stands (anti-choice to the point of banning birth control) have not only turned Republicans toward third party candidates - there are lots of Republicans (especially Republican women) who plan to vote Democratic just to send a message.
It'll be interesting to see if the GOP learns anything Tuesday -- or if they'll still kneel at the altar of Ted Cruz and take communion from a teacup.
Posted - 11/4/2013 10:24:56 AM | show profile | flag this post
While I agree that Christie will win, I'm not sure about the landslide.
Gays & lesbians resent his oppostion to gay marriage, (even though he chose not to fight the court ruling in favor). Teachers hate his constant bashing in a state with a good public education system. Real estate taxes are still ridiculoulsy high. The only thing he did well, IMO, was the way he handled Sandy. That is fresh in
people's minds. And his opponent has run a lackluster campaign
I don't know anyone in NJ who plans to vote for this big mouth,
so I do not predict a landslide. We'll see...
Posted - 11/4/2013 10:50:12 AM | show profile | flag this post
I like that he can reach across the aisle...
But if I were in NJ I would still vote against him for his chicken shit move to have separate elections...He didn't want the special Senate election with Cory Booker on the same ballot with the gubernatorial election because he was afraid that Booker would bring out more dems that would cut into his "landslide." So instead he wastes millions of dollars of taxpayer money to have the elections a few days apart. Total ego-maniacal bullshit! The last thing we need is a pol who will waste millions to stroke his own fragile ego. Plus I don't like that he is such a hothead...like a younger version of McCain...If he is the most popular repub, the party is really in trouble!
Posted - 11/4/2013 11:26:53 AM | show profile | flag this post
I agree .. All my family members and friends in NJ were angry
about the special election and the waste of tax payers money
Booker should have been on the ballot on Election Day.
Posted - 11/4/2013 12:55:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
It's pathetic...and would be laughable were it not pathetic.
how left wingers delude themselves into think they're presenting useful analyses of these races. They're not. All they're doing is presenting a warmed-over version of the left wing agenda and expressing their disdain for conservatism.
That shows clearly in their negative attitude about Cuccinelli and their support of Christie, who clearly supports much of the leftist agenda.
The sad part is that most of them don't realize it.
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Posted - 11/4/2013 1:52:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
What an incredibly uninformed post 2oldcruztwit. Christie is quite conserative in his views. He also knows when to give in like when he welcomed with open arms Fed money after Sandy.
His mantra of "we're broke, I don't have the money" applied when he slashed education funding and health care for women. But when it came to the special election for the open Senate seat, he didn't care how much it cost to hold the special election 3 weeks before tomorrow's state election.
Hypocritical is a good description of Christie. That being said, NJ seems to like this guy, they like his personality. His opponent has not run a robust campaign.
In VA, turnout is key. The Gov race is between 2 guys that few people like. Polls and anecdotal evidence show a majority of VA women (including Republicans) will not vote for Cuccinelli, he is just too extreme.
Though Cucchie was smart enough not to be photographed with the guy, the campaign brought the Tea Baggie Terrorist himself, Ted Cruz, into the state to stump and fundraise for the gop. Many people in VA either work for the government or work for a gov contractor. The gop gov shutdown was quite unpopular and hurt many VA families.
Politico has a good article on the VA race:
Posted - 11/4/2013 2:16:40 PM | show profile | flag this post
McAuliffe. Post it after me. McAuliffe.
More lies and spin from etaoin.
McAuliffe has been up in most polls since July.
Etaoin doesn't mention a poor ran campaign, GOP infighting, a bad candidate for lt. gov., being outspent and the current corrupt governor. Throw in that fake libertarian candidate.
Facts? Who needs em?
BUSH!!!!! TEA PARTY!!!! FOX NEWS!!!!!!
Posted - 11/4/2013 2:26:58 PM | show profile | flag this post
already spreading around blame for Cooch's poor showing tomorrow!
And cruzo, running away from the obvious.
Centrists can win general elections. Extremists -- like Cuccinelli -- can't.
That's what the final count in New Jersey and Virginia will show tomorrow. As a Democrat, I hope the GOP stays more mindful of the cruzos and notches out there -- and fail to learn that lesson.
Hillary Clinton will have a fight on her hands with Christie. She'll have a cakewalk against Ted Cruz.
Posted - 11/4/2013 2:35:46 PM | show profile | flag this post
Spreading the blame? Nope. Just facts.
Virginia will election a corrupt Democrat that will have a lie filled/scandal-plagued term.
McAuliffe's election will help Virginia Republicans in 2014 and 2016.
How long will it be before Democrats start distancing themselves from McAuliffe?
Will we see Clinton/McAuliffe photo-ops in 2016?
Posted - 11/4/2013 2:42:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
When Terry was the DNC chairman
he wasn't called "McAwful" for no reason.
Posted - 11/4/2013 2:44:18 PM | show profile | flag this post
Christie is a hypocrite whose fiscal strategies are very similar to
those of Jon Corzine, his predecessor. Christie hammered
Corzine for the same tactics he has been using. NJ has
been rated as a state in fiscal stress.
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Posted - 11/4/2013 3:27:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
If 2oldcruztwit bothered to read my post, he would have read that BOTH VA Gov candidates are not well liked. If the Gop had nominated someone like the current Lt Gov Bolling, it'd likely be a gop cake walk. But no, instead of a primary, the VA repubs decided to select their candidates at a teabaggie dominated convention.
Couple of things crotch quinn, the Cooch took money and gifts from the same guy that that gave money and gifts to the current gov who is now under investigation for giving that guy favors.
There are plenty of photos and video of Hillary Clinton and Terry McAuliffe standing side by side on her recent trip to get out the vote for Terry. No trepidation on either's part.
Posted - 11/4/2013 7:13:27 PM | show profile | flag this post
Mad props Village Gal. You make great points.
Posted - 11/4/2013 10:16:37 PM | show profile | flag this post
Get real. Get over it. You reap what you sow.
When Repubs act likea bunch of whiny assholes for years, this is what you get.
Christie, a moderate Repub, is going to win huge tomorrow. He was already the GOP's only chance in 2016 (SO FAR....but....Rand Paul? Cruz? Santorum again?? Seriously??) So let the charges of RINO fly. Go ahead. Kiss off the WH again for another eight years. Looking forward to it.
As for Virginia, if there's a better bellwether I'd love to see it. A former solidly red state electing a top tier of Dems. And a Clinton insider to boot. if Cuccinelli is a proud example of the very best the conservatives have to offer--knock yourselves out.
Crotch?? When you're already making up scenarios years from now, when we don't even have the vote totals from tomorrow?? Yea, that's reaching. How's those landslides working out for ya?
Posted - 11/4/2013 11:35:51 PM | show profile | flag this post
dogson must be OTR
I haven't ever seen him this grouchy.
Or could it be that he knows he and his left wing brethren are dead wrong but he has to try to keep up appearances?
Posted - 11/5/2013 9:16:07 AM | show profile | flag this post
turned the Virginia race into a referendum on the TEA Party early on.
The Virginia GOP opted out of a primary -- fearing Bolling would get the nomination -- to a convention as a way of guaranteeing the TEA Party would nominate Cooch.
Instead of trying to run to the center, Cooch doubled-down on the TEA Party platform. He ran against Obamacare. He tried to get the Supreme Court to reconsider a case so he could get oral sex -- even between married partners -- made a crime in Virginia.
Republican donors not only kept their money from Cooch -- they began giving it to MacAuliffe!
The Virginia governor's race is exactly what the TEA Party wanted -- a referendum on their platform.
The Republican Party will reap what the TEA Party has sown in Virginia.
Posted - 11/5/2013 10:35:18 AM | show profile | flag this post
Posted - 11/5/2013 11:08:29 AM | show profile | flag this post
More lies and spin. Are Democrats getting desperate?
"Cooch" and "MacAuliffe"? Really?
Posted - 11/5/2013 11:15:37 AM | show profile | flag this post
"dogson must be OTR"???
Way to bring the old school sexism cruiser!
I haven't heard anything so openly chauvinist since... wow! I can't even remember. We're going back though. 70's and 80's!!
A bigoted classic.
Posted - 11/5/2013 11:37:23 AM | show profile | flag this post
"Cooch" is what his supporters called Cuccinelli at a rather infamous rally just a few weeks back.
The name stuck.
Posted - 11/5/2013 9:14:38 PM | show profile | flag this post
I thought the same thing. Besides being one of the lowest sexual slurs of all time, really cruise...since you know I'm a guy...and you're a guy....maybe you're just sexually confused. There's counseling for that.
Posted - 11/5/2013 10:26:02 PM | show profile | flag this post
How's that McAuliffe blowout workin' for ya?
He might...MIGHT...win but it ain't gonna be ANYWHERE NEAR the blowout left wingers on here were predicting.
Posted - 11/5/2013 10:31:29 PM | show profile | flag this post
And if etwinkie thinks this race is a
referendum on the TEA party then I'd say it's alive and well.
Oh, and Cuccinelli didn't have to lift a finger to turn it into a referendum on Obamacare...Obama did that all by himself with his obvious lies and misinformation along with his no-bid contract to one of the biggest losers in the software development arena.
Posted - 11/6/2013 12:14:50 AM | show profile | flag this post
Sounds like croozer was the VA gop's consultant on attracting omen voters.
Posted - 11/6/2013 12:26:31 AM | show profile | flag this post
Sounds like croozer was the VA gop's consultant on attracting omen voters.