Columnist Gets it Wrong on VA Governor’s Race

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Re: Kerry Dougherty’s GOP VA election analysis; “Crazies could learn from Chris Christie.” No, that’s the wrong answer.

Ms. Dougherty:

I’ll try to make this short, as it’s obvious you are set in your beliefs. Your
column this morning in the Virginian-Pilot was disappointing, but not too surprising.

1) The GOP can throw out the baby with the bathwater, fine with me and millions
of other conservatives. Being a party without a conscience, principles,
integrity and honesty is quite similar to the Democrats. So have at it. One
caveat, the GOP needs the base, the base does not need the GOP. Yes, we’ll
lose elections, but so far, Establishment GOP wins haven’t done much for
preserving Freedom, or a framework for a healthy society, or a moral compass to
maintain that society.

2) It’s interesting that you used your column to excoriate conservatives. Would
have thought the fact that Virginians, voting for a man who has a tainted history
(serious issues with significant legal questions, yet to unfold, going all the
way back to the 1990’s, coupled with his past and present associations with the
Clintons), would have provided better fodder for a column. The theme could have
been what’s wrong with Virginians who would vote for a person with such ethical
and moral baggage.

3) The fact that you would call a significant number of the population (in this
election, over 1 million voted for the conservative candidate)–“crazies” isn’t
what I’ve come to expect from you, Ms. Dougherty.

4) BTW, too bad you didn’t take on the blatant racism demonstrated by the Lt.
Gov. Elect, Northam, toward Lt. Gov. candidate, E.W. Jackson.

5) Yes, Cuccinelli had some missteps, and instead of “softening” his stands, he
should have explained them better. The idea that a good and decent man was
maligned constantly in lying television ads and articles, proves that is the
only way Democrats can win elections. One mistake conservatives make is
allowing the attacks to be on the religious front vs the cultural war it really
is. Cultural issues should concern all.

6) Cuccinelli “wasting” taxpayer monies to fight laws Virginians “don’t want” to
fight. It’s not unreasonable to believe in trying to hold the threads of a
society’s fabric together vs watching them all unravel. And his move to stop the
destructive Obamacare for Virginians was certainly not a waste of time or
monies. Just ask all those people

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who are losing their healthcare.

7) The GOP may well take your advice for a “prettier baby,” but consider how
shallow a thought that is when choosing a leader. All that glitters is not
gold. The Establishment GOP didn’t want conservatives to win in Virginia and
that’s why their support was absent–and it did make a difference. But those of
us who still have some sense about what is happening in this country will no
longer rubber stamp the shiny object.

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bobmontgomery
bobmontgomery
November 12, 2013 11:35 am

The JournOlist didn’t fold, any more than ACORN did. It just branched out, blended in and extended its tentacles.

Beatnikman
Beatnikman
November 27, 2013 11:25 pm

In defense of the GOP: Earlier on, it looked like Cuccinelli was relatively far behind in the race. While money and adds do make a difference, it still can be very difficult to bring out the vote particularly when he is advocating some pretty extreme measures. It appears to me that the GOP at that time made the correct decision to not waste a lot of money particularly since it appeared the Democrats were prepared to buy off the election with unlimited funds coming in from big donors with an agenda as well as funds from the party coffers. They… Read more »