Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Libertarian Voters throw Virginia to the Democrats

The rumors have been out there for weeks but the story broke today confirming them, sadly too late to reach most of the voters. The gist of it: Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian in the race for Virginia Governor, was funded primarily by a big Democrat bundler from Austin, Texas as a spoiler intended to strip votes away from Ken Cuccinelli.

Revealed: Obama Campaign Bundler Helping Fund Libertarian in Tight Va. Gubernatorial Race

And as of this writing, over 120,000 Virginia voters still cast their ballots for the guy. Had that 120,000 voted with the grown-ups, Ken Cuccinelli would have been declared the winner already, repudiating the Dem agenda of higher taxes, gun control, amnesty for illegals and expansion of Obamacare that Dem candidate Terry McAuliffe endorsed.

Be proud, Sarvis voters. You didn't bother to research your candidate so you got rooked by a Dem operative and gave the state to McAuliffe. And because you were so easily gulled and so eager to throw your vote away on an unelectable kid just because he had an "L" after his name, Virginia now has a crooked Dem Governor who his pledged to ban guns and give the state over to the illegals and the unions. You Sarvis voters could have supported a real candidate with a real record supporting conservative causes and fighting for our freedoms, but you had to be edgy and non-conformist (just like all of the other non-conformists) and piss your votes away in this crucial race between good and evil. And because you did nothing, evil won.

And it was so close...so damned close.

Thanks a lot, supporters of the so-called "Libertarian". Now go stand over there with the illegal aliens, the union screechers, the welfare-getters and the gun-haters. Those are your people now and they owe you all a big debt of gratitude; they couldn't have taken Virginia without you.

14 comments:

  1. SHIT!

    Sorry to hear....

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  2. You can aways move to Texas.

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  3. Sorry to hear, Bro.

    (Says the guy who already moved to Alabama)

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  4. Well said Paul that's just what i was about to say.

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  5. Paul, Texas is high on my list of places to move to come retirement, believe me.

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  6. I agree 100%. I also understand how some of those that voted "L" let frustration overwhelm good sense. With the continued stupidity exhibited by the Republicans over the last few years, some people just lost their minds.

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  7. Sadly it demonstrates the fix conservatives are in - we may get rid of the R by our names and refuse to give the party money because they have become Democrat-lite, but voting third party results in being the one who picks up the soap. And Virginians will have to bend over and pick up the soap a lot now.

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  8. Yes, the RINOs and Libertarians perverse pride in losing is not pretty to watch.

    I sure hope they're happy with the result and the consequences of it to come.

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  9. The worst part is that this "libertarian" was funded by Obama's people and really just a plant to siphon votes away from the reasonable guy. Dirty tricks.

    Took around 5%, right? If even half of those had voted for Cuccinelli, he would have won.

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  10. They are damned fools

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  11. Well, if you do come down here to Texas we have tons of room. Dang we have about 5 states worth of room!

    Retirement? Heck we have lots of JOBS now!

    Just start up that plane of yours and take a good azimuth of about 220 degrees and fly away (but you might need a few gas stops on the way.)

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  12. I typically echo your thoughts on most issues, but I'd like to point out a few things here.

    From:
    http://ideas.time.com/2013/11/06/stop-scapegoating-third-party-candidates-for-election-results/
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    It [blaming Sarvis] ignores data that the Libertarian pulled more votes from the Democratic candidate than he did from the Republican one.
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    From:
    http://thefederalist.com/2013/11/06/no-robert-sarvis-did-not-cost-ken-cuccinelli-the-virginia-election/
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    Those numbers ... strongly suggest that Sarvis was a “none of the above” candidate, not a Cuccinelli siphon or a traditional spoiler in the mold of Ralph Nader.
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    Also:
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    Sarvis received an awful lot of votes from groups that would be described as traditionally liberal, not conservative.
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    And:
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    You will notice that under these assumptions, which make intuitive sense given that Sarvis received a majority of his votes from counties and ideological groups won by Terry McAuliffe, Sarvis’ presence in the race may actually have helped Cuccinelli.
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    From:
    http://www.mediaite.com/online/this-week-in-crazy-blaming-libertarians-rand-pauls-meltdown-and-bad-fat-jokes/
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    ... maybe look inward and think about why you continually put up terrible candidates who don’t win?
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    Paraphrasing here, but the GOP traditionally bemoans Libertarian voters as lost votes, while the Democrats do the same thing with the Green Party (see Gore's loss and all of the blame thrown on Nader).

    Someone I know made this comment, which might just work:
    Stop blaming third party candidates and start voting with them.

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  13. @ Mutarjim:

    I can't attest to the claims made by your sources but it doesn't bode well for Sarvis to see him exposed as a put-up by a rich Progressive Obama bundler from Austin, Texas AND denounced by at least some Libertarians whose bona-fides are beyond question:
    http://thelibertyzone.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/this-libertarian-is-voting-cuccinelli/

    I also write--full disclosure here--as a long-time Cuccinelli fan. I'm a Conservative, not an R, a D or an L, and I've liked this guy for his stands on most issues for a long, long time.

    Now that said, I don't mean to blame the Sarvis people exclusively. I know that my post could give that impression and I'm sorry because I shouldn't put all the blame there. Fact it, the GOP establishment failed Cuccinelli too by looking at the early October polling numbers that showed him way behind and writing him off. They quit funding him three weeks out and hampered his ability to get his own message out and rebut the lies about him that made up the bulk of McAuliffe's campaign. The party did, however, give Cuccinelli's campaign several advisers, mainly losers from past moderate campaign teams, and shame on him but he took their advice way too often. (Why would you listen to people whose only claim to fame or expertise is lost political races?) So there's plenty of blame to spread around here. It's just a damned shame that now we've all got to pay the price.

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