Virginia Elections

BY Herschel Smith
5 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations to the “libertarian” voters in Virginia who today voted for Robert Sarvis.  How does it feel to know that you threw your vote away and could have made a difference in the outcome of the election of communist Terry McAuliffe to the Governor’s mansion?

We discussed it.  Instead of driving to the voting booth, you’re in a fight for your rights now, and will probably lose your liberty to own guns, your liberty to purchase them, and maybe even your liberty to purchase ammunition.  You own it now boy.  Oh, and make sure to sign up for Obamacare tomorrow.

Gird your loins, or move.

UPDATE: Via commenter HempRopeAndStreetlight, this:

Mark Levin wrote in a Monday Facebook post that the RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, wanted McCauliffe to win on Tuesday. “Many in the GOP establishment, from major fundraisers and consultants, to GOP officeholders such as the GOP Lt. Gov and mayor of Virginia Beach, have either trashed Attorney General Ken Cuccinnelli or endorsed McAuliffe outright. The GOP national machine has done next to nothing for Cuccinnelli,” Levin wrote

In addition to all of those GOP establishment figures who were key operatives for Cantor, McDonnell, the RNC, and actual state GOP lawmakers, national RNC chairman Reince Priebus spent Tuesday in New Jersey to back up Chris Christie, whose re-election was never in question, rather than in Virginia using his celebrity to get out the vote in Cuccinelli’s nail-biter race.

There is also this report on Cuccinnelli in his own words concerning being abandoned by the GOP.  This might have happened under the radar fifty years ago, but in this day and age they can’t hide it.  The establishment GOP is in a scorched earth war on conservatives.  So be it.  Go ahead and nominate an establishment GOP candidate for the next office, gubernatorial, president, senate, house or whatever.  Watch as conservatives stay home like they did in the last presidential election.

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  1. On November 5, 2013 at 11:11 pm, Justin said:

    Ouch. Is this the election where even Ron Paul advised against voting for the “L” guy?

    I am sorry to hear that your state is under the “leadership” of such a man now.

    I think that demographics makes this type of thing (increased occurrences of marxists in office) inevitable, but dang. There’s likely no call for helping them.

  2. On November 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Not my state, Justin. I just counseled that my Virginian readers fight the good fight.

  3. On November 6, 2013 at 12:52 am, Jack said:

    My mother still lives in the Commonwealth of Virginia. After 2 tries, her voting machine still registered her vote incorrectly for the Libertarian. She had to have the machine rebooted in order for it to correctly register her vote.

    I wonder how many other votes were mis-cast and went unnoticed?

  4. On November 6, 2013 at 8:15 am, David343 said:

    No DO NOT MOVE! Stay there instead of moving and helping the Communists destroy another State!

  5. On November 6, 2013 at 10:18 am, HempRopeAndStreetlight said:

    Screw that, get the hell to a free state. We need to concentrate our numbers for the coming civil war. Move to free states, bring your gun factories too. We need bodies, we need factories, and we need munitions for when it goes pear-shaped.

  6. On November 6, 2013 at 10:53 am, HempRopeAndStreetlight said:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/05/Eric-Cantor-s-ex-chief-of-staff-helped-Terry-McAuliffe-beat-Ken-Cuccinelli

    Understand yet?

  7. On November 6, 2013 at 11:48 am, Chuck said:

    It has been a bitter, bitter morning. I hope the idiots who voted for Sarvis enjoy the fruits of their wasted votes for that pretend Libertarian. Congratulations, thanks to you, with McAuliffe, we have the best governor (Bloomberg’s) money can buy.

    I’ve always said that voting for a third party candidate in our winner take all election system is for people who are really bad at math. And apparently slept through civics class. All of you idiots out there need come to grips with the fact that we do not have a parliamentary system of government. There are no coalitions, there is only a race where the guy who gets the most votes wins the whole shootin’ match. There is no way for a third party to play any role other than spoiler until it REPLACES one of the original two parties. Yes, it is true that the GOP is basically dead. It is the 21st Century equivalent of the Whig party, but for you “Big L” libertarians, there is absolutely no indication that your party is the 21st Century equivalent of Lincoln’s Republicans.

  8. On November 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm, GunRights4US said:

    I have nothing but contempt for the party of the dead elephant now, and that’s after a lifetime of voting R. There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between an establishment Rep and your garden variety socialist Dem.

  9. On November 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm, Scott W said:

    Yep, if Christie is the nominee I’m not voting GOP. Will probably sit it out on the prez ticket at least.

  10. On November 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm, Mark Matis said:

    That, gentlemen, is why I keep suggesting that one note where the “Law Enforcement” officers live in one’s AO, and make plans to deal with them appropriately. Christie and Romney and McShame and Obama and Hillary are annoying, but if they are kept to the limits of the Constitution, they are tolerable. It is your fine friends in “Law Enforcement” who have brought us here by spitting on their very oaths of office.

  11. On November 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    I will sit out the next election cycle if the GOP puts up Chris Christie. There isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between him and the democrats.

  12. On November 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm, Chuck said:

    At the Federal level in particular, yes, we’d need an actual second party before we could talk about a third party, but at state and local level, there are still stark differences. Cuccinnelli and McAuliffe were polar opposites.

    As for Krispy Kreme Kristie…I wouldn’t piss on him if he were on fire…not that it would do much good, I don’t think my bladder can hold that much.

  13. On November 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm, Mannie said:

    They didn’t throw their votes away. They actively voted for McAuliffe. Their candidate had no chance of winning. So a vote for Sarvis was half a vote for McAuliffe.

    Congratulations, purists.

  14. On November 7, 2013 at 8:23 am, Mark Matis said:

    Do y’all STILL not understand that the GOP Elite don’t give a damn if EVERYONE stays home? Their goal is the same as that of the Democrats. The only difference is whose cronies get to slop at the government trough on the way there. And between the GOP and the Democrats and the corruption and fraud in the electoral process, at this point there IS NO WAY to stop them with the ballot box.

    Let me know when it’s time.

  15. On November 7, 2013 at 1:24 pm, Mark Matis said:

    Of course, the basic question is whether Cuccinelli was a decent man and deserved to be elected, or whether he was instead just another lying POS like Rubio who would say ANYTHING to get elected, knowing that there was nothing Mere Citizens could legally do to him once he was in office. The fact that the GOP Elite shunned him, however, does make that unlikely. Although the GOP Elite do seem to be “shunning” Florida Governor Rick Scott, and based on his actions against the Liberty County Sheriff and his appointment of Angela Corey to persecute George Zimmerman even when it was clear there was no valid case against him, Governor Scott is NOT one of the “good guys”.

  16. On November 8, 2013 at 9:52 am, Chuck said:

    @ Mark Matis

    Based on Cuccinelli’s voting record in the VA Senate and his performance as VA Attorney General, he seems to be a man of his word and convictions; whether you agree with him or not. He often went against the grain of prevailing social trends when it was unpopular, even when it would clearly cost him support from those who might have otherwise supported him who were of a more libertarian ilk who disagreed with his social conservatism re: gay marriage, abortion, etc..

    Of course, no one can say for certain whether the perqs and power of the governor’s office would have corrupted him and as many use it as a stepping stone to the US Senate, it often ends up that way.

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