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Tuesday's Real Election
Posted - 11/6/2013 8:26:55 AM | show profile | flag this post
but NO ONE ever said it was going to be a blowout for McAuliffe. No poll in the last week ever showed him with numbers higher than the 40s.
He was an unpopular Democrat (lost the last Democratic primary for Governor in a blowout) and was running against apathy in his own party.
But Cooch -- a sure thing just six months ago -- couldn't pull off an easy win.
Meanwhile, Christie wins in a landslide in a reliably blue state.
But keep pushing them extreme right wingers, cruz.
You'll be saying President Hillary Clinton in 2017...and President Chelsea Clinton in 2025.
Posted - 11/6/2013 8:43:26 AM | show profile | flag this post
Cooch wasn't the only TEA Partier...
to go down in flames Tuesday.
An Alabama Congressional run-off primary between a TEA Party favorite and a moderate Republican was seen as another referendum on the far right wing.
Bradley Byrne, a Democrat turned Republican, defeated fellow Republican Dean Young -- the TEA Party candidate -- for the GOP nomination.
This was a REPUBLICAN primary run off in a deeply red state. Looks like cooler heads are prevailing and Republicans are taking back their party from the right wing fringe.
Posted - 11/6/2013 9:34:00 AM | show profile | flag this post
How's that McAuliffe landside working out for ya?
REFERENDUM ON THE TEA PARTY!!!! TED CRUZ!!!! FOX NEWS!!!!! BUSH!!!! DON'T FORGET BUSH!!!!!!!
McAuliffe outspent Cuccinelli by 15 million. There was a Democrat funded 3rd party plant. Gop infighting. Yet....
Mcauliffe won by less than 3 points. Hardly a referendum or clear Democrat win.
"But Cooch -- a sure thing just six months ago -- couldn't pull off an easy win"
McAuliffe was leading in most polls six months ago.
Politico sums it up.
Why Terry McAuliffe barely won
The ACA aka Obamacare is still hurting Democrats. I wonder what red district Democrats are thinking this morning?
Posted - 11/6/2013 11:46:34 AM | show profile | flag this post
sorry, crotch..doesn't matter if it was a landslide or not..
what matters is that macauliffe won..
history is written by the winners, pal..you may be about to witness the death of the tea party movement..
if they can't even win a primary.. in ALABAMA, for god's sake..they are in deep, DEEP trouble..and deservedly so..
Posted - 11/6/2013 11:55:21 AM | show profile | flag this post
"NO ONE ever said
it was going to be a blowout for McAuliffe"
ROFL! Read much? The obvious answer is "no."
Posted - 11/6/2013 1:12:28 PM | show profile | flag this post
>> referendum on the TEA party then I'd say it's alive and well. <<
Is its current aim, then, to lose elections?
Posted - 11/6/2013 1:37:03 PM | show profile | flag this post
cruiser, you and all of your other screen names can act as obtuse as you want. You don't represent the Republican Party.
The party will pay intense attention to Chris Christie's election. Granted, many voters chose Christie as the least bad of two bad candidates, but he did pull Democrats' votes. He didn't do it by being a misogynistic hater of racial and ethnic minorities and education. It's important, given the results in other states.
You can carry on like a bully about it -- as your talk-show heroes do -- or you can view it as the political challenge that it is and talk rationally about stemming the party's losses, even if it means that your dream of seeing a fundamental-Christian white male supremacist political party stripping away the rights of women and soon-to-be-majority minorities isn't ever going to happen.
Posted - 11/6/2013 1:43:25 PM | show profile | flag this post
Once again the left is trying to obfuscate the real issue...
trying to substitute their own narrative to change the subject of the thread.
The FACT is that Cuccinelli was outspent by McAwful by at least a factor of 15, the DNC ran a lot of the heavyweight Democrats in to prop up the sagging campaign and THE DNC EVEN BANKROLLED THE SO-CALLED "LIBERTARIAN" CANDIDATE IN AN EFFORT TO DRAW VOTES AWAY FROM CUCCINELLI.
When the left says there's no such thing as voter fraud, they conveniently forget their fraudulent activities to win elections.
Posted - 11/6/2013 3:18:42 PM | show profile | flag this post
Nope, no one said...
it'd be a blowout or a landslide for McAuliffe.
But what's laughable is that the extreme right wingers today are saying that a Democrat winning the Governors race against a "sure thing" Republican like Cooch is somehow bad for the Democrats.
The TEA Party lost every important race they were running Tuesday.
And moderate Republicans WON.
TEA Partiers have cost Republicans control of the Senate in 2010 and 2012.
Chris Christie has just replaced Ted Cruz as leader of the Republican Party and frontrunner for the 2016 GOP nomination.
Posted - 11/6/2013 3:23:16 PM | show profile | flag this post
Oh, and, notch...
WHY did McAuliffe outspend Cooch by $15 million and why was there a third party challenger?
Because Republicans got fed up with a TEA Partyer running as the nominee. A Libertarian challenged Cooch's extreme social platform and Republican donors switched sides and gave to McAuliffe instead of Cooch.
More warning signs that the TEA Party can't win a general election.
I mean, Terry McAuliffe is probably THE most hated Democrat -- by Democrats -- in the U.S. But he still got more votes than the last Democrat elected Governor in Virginia! And Kaine was elected in 2005 -- as the backlash to George W. Bush was building!
Posted - 11/6/2013 3:25:36 PM | show profile | flag this post
Hey crotch quinn, it's Governor Elect McAuliffe.
I don't know any intelligent person who said it would be a McAuliffe "blowout". I kept hearing it would be a "turnout" election. Cuccinelli motivated Democrats, especially women, and the tea baggies.to tunout. In these Va off off year elections, the gop has traditionally done well in turning out their voters. The Independent candidate, by all intelligent accounts, siphoned voters from the cooch.
The VA tradition is to elect a Gov of the party opposite of the White House. The Lt Gov Bolling would likely be VA's Gov elect today if the state's gop had nominated him instead of the radical rightwing teabaggy terrorist Cooch.
McAuliffe was not the greatest choice but he is not Cuccinelli. McAuliffe has had some businss sucesss as well as failures. McAuliffe has worked with those on the other side of the aisle. Fom what I've heard, the business community wants nothing more to do with the "I ain't gonna work with them! Let's shut her down!!!" Tea baggy party.
Will the main stream republican party learn the lesson that the tea baggies are toxic? Personally I hope the republitard party nominates a candidate that will ensure the Presidency of Hillary Clinton. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, hell if Mittens Romney wants to run again, cool. Christie wants to run, not a tea baggy favorite but an alternative for those with Democratiic fatigue. Christie apparently has "issues" in the ethical and legal area .. I want to know more. Christie has an NJ appeal. Will it work nationwide? Will it work in teabaggy primaries? There are many lessons for those the gop to learn, but will they?
Posted - 11/6/2013 3:39:49 PM | show profile | flag this post
TEA Partiers lost in big and small elections...
The Koch brothers even got involved in a small Iowa town's municipal elections -- sending in their Americans for Prosperity -- one of the groups backing TEA Party candidates.
For all the millions they spend on AFP, the Kochs couldn't win any of the three Coralville seats they went after.
And, again, even Alabama REPUBLICANS rejected the TEA Party, opting for a moderate Republican instead:
A bad night for the TEA Party all around.
Did they win ANY elections last night?
Posted - 11/6/2013 4:16:18 PM | show profile | flag this post
"their fraudulent activities to win elections"
Yes cruiser. Advertising and getting voters to support your candidate is, in fact, fraud.
The founding fathers of this great nation only wanted to allow landed, wealthy, white Christian males the right to vote.
Not EVERYONE just because they're citizens of the United States!!
Certainly not women. I mean what if they're OTR? Right cruiser?
Posted - 11/6/2013 9:41:34 PM | show profile | flag this post
Back on topic...
I'd say the NJ results were a referendum on "Christie"...not on either party.
As for Virginia; if the Teabaggers think extremism is going to win nationwide--think again. I thought we went through this already...
"Women, blacks, Latinos, young voters and government workers -- the same coalition that twice delivered Virginia to Barack Obama -- were highly motivated to block Cuccinelli, who closed out the campaign accompanied by tea party heroes such as radio show host Mark Levin and Sen. Rand Paul. McAuliffe, by contrast, toured with Clinton and used his corporate ties to raise $14 million more than Cuccinelli.
Exit polls showed Cuccinelli lost women, blacks and voters under 44. And finally, when totals rolled in from Fairfax County -- home to thousands of federal workers who weren't thrilled by the Republican-led government shutdown -- McAuliffe pulled ahead and won." (Errol Louis)
If that doesn't sound like a prediction for 2016, I don't know what does.
Posted - 11/7/2013 12:46:48 AM | show profile | flag this post
"If that doesn't sound like a prediction for 2016..."
What it sounds like is left wing wishful thinking.
Posted - 11/7/2013 8:28:31 AM | show profile | flag this post
it sounds like simple math.
Something you either can't do -- or believe is a liberal conspiracy.
I think infowars has a Secret Service agent saying 2+2=37. Might want to check that out.
It'll scare the bejebus out of you!
Posted - 11/7/2013 9:35:55 AM | show profile | flag this post
And more bad news for the GOP in 2014 and 2016...
"Republicans should be very worried. The youth vote grew in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections, and those young people voted Democrat."
Posted - 11/7/2013 11:46:53 AM | show profile | flag this post
It sounds like Virginia's only solution is to close its borders and kick out undesirables.
Posted - 11/7/2013 9:11:31 PM | show profile | flag this post
Some people just don't get it.
And that's just fine with me.
Crotch: "Why Terry McAuliffe barely won" is that like 'barely being pregnant?' 'barely dead'? 'barely getting beat in a football game'? He won. Embrace it. cruise: "...fraudulent activities to win elections." Yea. Like voting.
The point is a simple one. (Rhymes with 'won' btw). "Women, blacks, Latinos, young voters and government workers -- the same coalition that twice delivered Virginia to Barack Obama -- were highly motivated to block Cuccinelli, who closed out the campaign accompanied by tea party heroes..." Is that too difficult a concept??
McCain lost. Romney lost. And the next GOP candidate in 2016 will lose too unless they clean up their act. Hope not.
Posted - 11/7/2013 10:39:20 PM | show profile | flag this post
How's that "MacAuliffe" landslide working out for ya?
"Women, blacks, Latinos, young voters and government workers -"
Gave a sleazy Democrat a 2.5% victory.
Doesn't say much about the voters of Virginia.
"The people have spoken … and they must be punished"-Ed Koch
"McCain lost. Romney lost" Something's missing. Can't remember... Oh yeah.... Historic Republican wins.
"Some people just don't get it."
TEA PARTY!!!!! TED CRUZ!!!!! FOX NEWS!!!!!! BUSH!!!!!!!
Keep repeating this over and over.
Eventually, everyone will get it.
Posted - 11/7/2013 11:01:15 PM | show profile | flag this post
Got a new name there, Crotch?
Posted - 11/8/2013 12:15:38 AM | show profile | flag this post
call macauliffe what you will..but don't forget to call him.
he won..and that's all that matters in this debate..
Posted - 11/8/2013 9:56:33 AM | show profile | flag this post
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