Dems fooling themselves over election results

| November 9, 2017

The Republican Party got its butt kicked Tuesday night in the Virginia governor’s race and to hear the Democrat media tell it, it was the bell tolling for thee, you disgusting deplorable dullards who are supporters of that revolting MAGAtt in the White House. But mind you now, we are seeing all these demonstrations of extravagant electoral glee from the very same folks who were all but suicidal a year ago this time when their shoo-in winner got a very unexpected shoe in her wide electoral fanny. Just as they were excessively overwrought then so are they now far too giddily optimistic regarding the portents of these recent results. To hear them tell it, one could easily believe that the 2018 elections are all but a done deal for the Dems and that we deplorables may as well stay home on Election Day 2018.

Actually, I believe that’s what happened in Virginia yesterday: the Republican establishment ran one of their favorites, an unfortunately lackluster lobbyist who was so uninspiring he couldn’t manage a simple majority in the party primary, pulling in only 43% percent of that vote. What percentage of that other 57% do you suppose stayed home yesterday rather than bother to go vote for this unexceptional party hack they had already rejected in the earlier race?

The Democrats, on the other hand, fielded a candidate of considerable accomplishment, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute who then went on to medical school and service as an Army doctor for eight years. He then became a practicing physician, medical professor and a hospice medical director. That last would be enough to make me consider crossing over and voting for him simply because I know it requires a special kind of medical empathy to manage the end of life medical care of terminally ill patients. Mind you, that military service counted as well. Virginia has one of the largest active military and retiree populations in the nation. I’d wager many of those usual Republican military voters either crossed over and voted for the former military doctor or stayed home.

Consider the folly of running a Washington lobbyist who’s spent his entire life in politics as a fence-sitting, moderate Republican against a formidable candidate possessing a quite admirable curriculum vitae. You probably couldn’t find a better example of Elite Republican Establishment stupidity than in that particular example of candidate selection. Unfortunately it not only cost the party a governorship, the down-ballot effects were significant as well, likely giving the Dems control of the Virginia legislature. This is a not unexpected political shift, it’s been coming for some time as the burgeoning wealthy Virginia suburbs abutting the nation’s capital expand their influence over the state’s governance. If you look at a county voting map it is evident that urban Virginia is increasingly blue while the vast majority of rural Virginia remains conservative. Considering that population concentration around D.C., it shouldn’t be surprising if Virginia becomes another Blue State lining America’s eastern shores, joining Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and so forth.

As I write this I’m hearing some television pundit pronouncing that this election was a profound rejection of Donald Trump and everything he stands for. No, it wasn’t. It was a classic example of piss poor politicking by the inept, elite, establishment leadership. So buck up and get back out there all you deplorables and let’s see if we can kick some damned sense into this Stupid Party that is the only hope we have to stop the madness of political correctness and racial pandering.

Crossposted at American Thinker

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  1. Yef says:

    The more the Dems convince themselves they are wining, the more they will keep losing.

  2. Stacy0311 says:

    Yeah because they did so well in the previous 4 special elections to fill vacancies. See how well they do in Alabama in the Senate race.

    And of course next year we’ll hear the same bullshit in Texas about “Turning Texas blue”. Ask Wendy Davis how that went….

    • NHSparky says:

      They could easily win. Roy Moore has sexual misconduct allegations of his own to deal with right now.

      • Stacy0311 says:

        Which surprisingly enough are decades old and surface AFTER the deadline to remove him from the ballot.

        Convenient timing, no?

      • desert says:

        Lying dishonorable freaking dumocraps will stoop at anything!! NO ONE can tell me these lying pukes didn’t buy off some easily influenced and cheap bimbos! imho

  3. Wilted Willy says:

    They had better get off their ass and start doing what they promised or they will all be gone next time! That, or I hope a bunch of Tea Partiers will run and get rid of the old guard?

  4. bg2 says:

    Excellent analysis. We’ve all seen the “Trumpism is rejected!” headlines, just another example of fake news.

  5. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    The D-rats won a couple of elections and we don’t see even a SINGLE Republican or Conservative rioting and /or looting, that says something to me as well. IMHO the election of president Trump was a tsunami of anti-establishment fervor that has been brewing of at least the past couple of decades and I blame the GOP for fielding a lackluster inner establishment candidate as well. I’m also all for letting them gloat and get complacent but at the same time the GOP Congress needs to get off its ass and QUIT being a bunch of flip-flopping milquetoasts or THEY WILL get their asses handed to them in 2018!

  6. thebesig says:

    Originally posted by Poetrooper:

    The Democrats, on the other hand, fielded a candidate of considerable accomplishment, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute who then went on to medical school and service as an Army doctor for eight years. He then became a practicing physician, medical professor and a hospice medical director. That last would be enough to make me consider crossing over and voting for him simply because I know it requires a special kind of medical empathy to manage the end of life medical care of terminally ill patients. Mind you, that military service counted as well. Virginia has one of the largest active military and retiree populations in the nation. I’d wager many of those usual Republican military voters either crossed over and voted for the former military doctor or stayed home.

    I’m a resident of Virginia, and voted in Virginia’s recent election. I disagree with a lot of what’s stated in this paragraph.

    First, military service alone isn’t a done deal for the veteran/military community in this area depending on how long one has been in the military, and when their military service occurred. Those surveys showing large percentages of millennials agreeing with socialism? Left leaning concepts have bleed into the military, where millennials form the majority of the military population. I’ve witnessed this myself… I’ve literally experienced a turnover of generations in the military. Today’s service members aren’t like those that I joined with at the end of the Cold War. The majority of these millennials aren’t as conservative as we are, and many have actually argued a liberal position. The military is slowly losing ground in the “mostly conservative” arena.

    Keep in mind that saying that you’d vote for a democrat with a military background, or be tempted to “turn the lever” for one, would be akin to voting for Lars Taylor if he were running for governor or president based on his own military experiences.

    Using the medical doctor example isn’t a good one either, his Hippocratic oath extends to patients, his ideology, and what he wishes for our once great state, are a complete different story. Most the people that I know of, who are in positions where they have to have empathy to deal with the needed, disadvantaged, sick, etc., are in organizations that normally support the Democrat candidate. Social workers are an example. Unfortunately, like doctors, empathy for the sick, disabled, etc., is separate from what they intend with ideology.

    A voter, worth their salt would look beyond background and look at voting record, politician argument, and platform as in indication. The governor elect’s deception by omission regarding Gulf War service [what he knew versus what he knew people would walk away thinking] was a glimpse of his shady nature. He claims that he was going to “heal” regarding his role; he isn’t going to heal shit, but witness and take part of a beefed up state level of dysfunction that we’re seeing at the federal level of government.

    I do agree with your assessment with the candidate choice, and candidate quality. However, these alone weren’t enough to cause him to lose.

    He ran one of the stupidest campaigns I’ve seen ran in this state, and in the country. One of his biggest flops? Putting out an advertisement talking about how he was going to combat rising sea levels. I’m sorry, that’s a kiss of death if you’re running on a platform that includes arguments that the conservative base disagree with. Another mistake he made was distancing himself from Donald Trump. That woman was wrong when she claimed that he embraced Trump, he didn’t. He tried to pander to both sides.

    Also, I agree with your demographic assessments. We’ve had a lot of people move to this state, especially to the northern part of the state, from New York, Massachusetts, and other northeastern states. They brought their cancerous ideology with them. This migration continues, we’ve been on the trajectory of being a blue state like most of the states to the north of us for years. This state has been going deeper into the crapper in conjunction with that.

    Despite that, I got off my arse and voted for him, as I knew the ramifications of voting for the guy that actually won would have for this state.

    • UpNorth says:

      Another factor in this is the fact that Virginia has been blue for all but 24 years out of the past 143 years. Seems that Virginians are true blue, a vast majority of the time.
      This is not the victory that the dems think it is.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Hey B, my supposition about “many” of those military voters crossing over was based on the heavy Democrat vote in the Norfolk area. Take a look at that map and try to convince the rest of us that there wasn’t a significant military vote required to turn Norfolk that deeply blue.

      I wasn’t aware of the commercial about combating rising sea levels. I agree, that would be the kiss of death for me with any candidate because it demonstrates he’s one of the tin-foil-hatted Chicken Littles.

      • thebesig says:

        I’ve looked at that map across multiple elections. The military vote in this area is over rated, especially when compared to the rest of the population in this area. Yes, we’re considered a “military community”, but in reality, we’re vastly outnumbered in the entire metropolitan area consisting of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, etc.

        The military in this area, especially in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, etc., doesn’t compare to the demographic groups in those areas, as well as the rest of the 7 cities area. Over the past two decades, we’ve seen a migration not just from the U.S. Northeast, but also from the Latino countries. We have a large African American population as well.

        Instead of asking me, a resident of this area for over a quarter of a century, to try to convince you guys of anything regarding my area’s voting patterns, understand that I’m reporting the conditions from the ground that we’re debating over, and that there’s something going on that results in a county turning blue or red over time.

        We, as a military/veteran community, are shrinking as a percentage of residents of this area. I’ve seen that develop over the past two decades, and it doesn’t help that we don’t have as robust a military presence in this area as we did when I reported to A-School (AIT) here back in 1991.

        As I argued earlier, the demographic changes that I’m seeing taking place in my area, and reading about in the rest of the state, are going to push this state further and further into the category populated by the Eastern Seaboard states further north of us.

        The military/veteran population will continue to shrink, percentage wise, compared to the demographics coming into this area that generally vote Democrat.

    • Roger in republic says:

      As with beer, people given a choice of Dem, or Dem lite will choose Dem every time.

  7. Cowpill says:

    I couldn’t stomach the thought of voting for the republican candidate, ED Gillespie is a RINO and would have been no better than anyone else. As always Fairfax won the day with the Virginia Beach area following their lead, Those two communist strongholds are driving the state to be New York like. Chris Hurst won a Delegate seat being financed by New York Billionaires(Care to guess which ones?) and used the memory of his dead girlfriend to start his hidden but very well known anti-gun agenda.
    I live in SW Virginia which is very much Bible thumping, Trump bleeding everyday America, we just don’t have the educated population to out vote the commies in Northern Virginia. The good news is the voters did do what the spineless, inept county board of supervisors couldn’t do and authorized a New Middle school to replace the two crumbling one’s they have now.
    The Dems are just crowing because the can, every time I see Pelosi and Chuck-you Shumer flapping their shit dribbling pie-holes it makes me wonder how a couple of inept Douche nozzles ever made it to where way to the top of their parties. What baffles me more is that people believe their drivel. And if by chance the Dems get the majority back, they have only themselves to blame. They could have at least made and attempt to fix what was done by the last administration, but are deciding to sit in a corner one thumb in their mouth and the other in the ass playing switch.

    • Carlton G. Long says:

      Where in SW Va…I live in NC now but grew up in the Roanoke-Salem area.

      • Cowpill says:

        I live in Pulaski and work at Virginia Tech

        • Carlton G. Long says:

          Outstanding.

          And go Hokies.

        • Some Guy says:

          I saw the election map. Montgomery county (as always) was the lone blue dot in a sea of red. How do you stomach working in an area, smack in the middle of that, surrounded by socialist libtartds? 😉
          I work at “the arsenal,” btw.

    • thebesig says:

      Originally posted by Cowpill:

      I couldn’t stomach the thought of voting for the republican candidate, ED Gillespie is a RINO and would have been no better than anyone else.

      I’ll buy that argument during the primaries, where we could go out in numbers and vote for the real conservative. If a RINO wins the primaries, it’s at this point when we could take a deep long look at what we could do next time to improve the chances that a real conservative wins the primaries… After the primaries, boycotting the RINO is equivalent to “turning the lever” for the Democrat candidate. This also puts the boycotters squarely on the side of the democrat voters that voted, for putting another quasi socialist in the Governor’s Mansion as well as the aftermath of such action.

      As the demographics changes in both Virginia and elsewhere, this is going to become much more of the reality.

      I could understand the sentiment of staying home and not voting for a RINO, or actually “turning the lever” for the Democrat candidate if he has the qualifications on paper, but unlike football games, elections have their consequences. We could either slow down our move to the left, or accelerate it at this point. RINOs, and the current Republican Party, are moving to the left at a much slower pace than their Democrat counterparts.

      I’m hoping that large enough numbers vote for real conservatives in the primaries next year.

      • Cowpill says:

        I made the decision after Paul Ryan became speaker and basic gave into Obama’s agenda, to never vote for a Republic, mush less a Democrat ever again, there are exceptions, but I have stuck to it, voting for mostly libertarian or other 3d party candidates with a good message. I am NOT a registered Rupublican, I AM a registered Libertarian, but even they fall short.
        To me both mainparties are now the same, both are moving to the left and I cannot even call the republican party moderate. You always have your extreme nut jobs but I pay them no mind (the wife would disagree with that mind you), but the leadership of both parties are weasels and will do anything to prop themselves up and not their constituents. There is IMHO no representation of the people anymore. And people keep voting in the same idiocy. The phrase “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result” applies almost every election and I for one am fed up.

        • thebesig says:

          I identify as a libertarian as well, but am not immune to reality of the electoral landscape. Those that vote for third parties also cast a vote for one of the major parties, indirectly, but not counting against the party they’d normally count against.

          If I were to vote for the libertarian, that’s one less vote for the Republican candidate, one less vote against the Democrat candidate. I would be helping the Democrat candidate win the election in this scenario.

          This also applies to those that vote third party on the left vice the Democrat candidate. They stay out of the race, or vote third party on the left, they help the Republican candidate out.

          The place to fire the Republicans, or Democrats for those on the left, is in the primaries. If we sit out the primaries, or don’t turn up in the needed numbers to vote in a real conservative on the Republican side, or real liberal for those on the left, then mathematics becomes more crucial in the general elections.

          Whether a person stays home, or votes third or fourth party, that person helps one of the main political parties, and hinders the other… usually helping the worse option depending on who they’d constantly vote for among the main parties.

          • DOUGout says:

            Concur. As a Libertarian I have been devoutly wishing for a reordering, a ‘shake out’ in our party system but we only have three critical divisions: Left, Center and Right. It is the simple truth. Left & Right compete for the approval of the Center, which of late has been divided fairly evenly.
            DOUG out

  8. luddite4change says:

    The Dems won the two races they were expected to win 24 months ago, 12 months ago, and 6 months ago. If there was a huge anti-Trum/Republican fervor, it would have manifest itself in a disparity between Trumps numbers in the two states last year and this year’s election. If anything it was re-markedly consistent with what you would expect given the two results.

  9. AnotherPat says:

    As a reminder, Northrum was trained as a Pediatrian Neurologist and has been doing that for years, to include his 8 year in the Army. The 8 years included his intership. He still is a Practicing Doctor in Virginia.

    Yet, we were swamped ad nauseam via campaign commercials about his service in the Army treating wounded soldiers during the Gulf War while at Landstuhl. Nothing about treating infants with neurological problems:

    https://ralphnortham.com/about/

    http://www.chkd.org/our-doctors/medical-specialists/neurology/ralph-northam,-md/

    “As an Army doctor, he served in Germany, treating soldiers wounded in Operation Desert Storm.”

    “Never once did an injured soldier stop me before a medical procedure to check if I was a Democrat or Republican. And I never asked them. We were all in it together. I look at government the same way.”

    https://youtu.be/YGgh9tBeNZo

    And THIS is the best link about Northam embellishing his time at Landstuhl during the Gulf War:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/11/06/virginia-democrat-ralph-northam-lying-military-experience/amp/

    Articles I read stated some folks voted for him because of his military service treating wounded Soldiers, NOT CHILDREN.

    Yes, he does serves as ONE of the Board of Directors at Edmarc Hospice for Children, a Non-Profit Organization that relies on insurance and donations. Have to admit that I don’t know if the Board is volunteer or if they are paid.

    http://edmarc.org/edmarc-board-of-directors/

    Now that he will be Governor, he may have to step off that Board and may have to postpone his medical practice, unless he is able to juggle all of that in 4 years (or if he can legally do both of them).

    Another 4 years of living under Democrat rules. There goes our Confederate statutes, schools being renamed, our guns, our taxes being increased. Time to move.

    • USMC Steve says:

      Vote with the moving van. After we stop the flood of wetbacks, if all the normal folks move to red states, the socialist democrats will basically wither on the vine and die off.

  10. Graybeard says:

    I just wish that RINOs could learn – but they appear to be as incapable of learning as dim0crats.

    • David says:

      Graybeard, Graybeard… you act like there is a fundamental difference…. sigh.

      Just because someone was ‘military’ doesn’t make them right, either…I give you the new campaign slate – Lars for President , Bateman will be SecDef, etc. Look at this asswipe Trump nominated who just said allowing civilians to buy any semi-auto is madness – a freakin’ retired O-6. On the flow chart of life, ex-military is a good yes-no point but the next few boxes like ‘does he/she have their head up their ass?’ are more important.

      • Graybeard says:

        Yeah, I know. I’m a hopeless optimist.

        And I concur that ex-military (like many other categories) is only one indicator of the type of person one it. Why I tend to not be a one-issue voter. The cranial spatial relationship to the spine is, as you say, much more important.

  11. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    So the wonks – finally- get on the scoreboard, and bust out in Queen’s “we are the champions”.

    Shrewd

    The Republicans, having seen “Trump! Trump! Trump!” rolling to win! Win! Win!, decided to run away from Trump.

    Shrewd.

  12. 1610desig says:

    I voted for Gillespie but am establishing residency in Texas soon…probably where my vote will count a bit more

  13. Roh-Dog says:

    We will see if the Dem Virginians remain so gd smug when/if their high-paying, do-nothing jobs get culled (i.e. Lobbying and shuffling paperwork in unnecessary gov positions).
    Drain that swamp, pour all the desiccant we can afford on that b*tch.
    I want to be able to walk from the WW II Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial without going around the Tidal Basin.

  14. USMC Steve says:

    No biggie on two blue states going socialist dem on their governors. What counts is the 2018 mid term elections, and thanks to those mentally challenged democrats and their continued and renewed attempts at gun confiscation, we will hand them their asses again. Thank god for their stupidity and insanity.

  15. Thunderstixx says:

    The only good thing I can see out of it is that the GOP candidate probably would have taken his RINO stance with him and used his election as a club to beat the conservative members with saying that his mushmouth take on things was the way that people wanted this GOP to govern.
    So, all in all, I think it was probably a decent thing as Virginians will see all the nasty crap that the libidiots can think of thrown at them.
    Robert E Lee would truly roll over in his grave if he could see what has happened to his so loved Virginia.

    • AnotherPat says:

      Thunderstixx: The irony is that there ARE Liberals buried in Arlington, which at one time was the property of Robert E. Lee.

      One example of a Liberal buried there is Ted Kennedy, who served in the US Army.

      My better half and I are eligible for burial at Arlington, but are rethinking our options…

      • Fyrfighter says:

        AnotherPat, Ted Kennedy was at one time in the Army.. I doubt seriously that he truly “served”… Definitely not in the way his older brother did..

  16. AnotherPat says:

    Fyrfighter: “Served” is just a term I use for anyone who was in the Military.

    That said, you are right that Ted truly did not “serve”. His Daddy, who got rich during the Prohibition and did everything for his sons (to include “buying” JFK’s election in 1960) helped Ted get out of going to Korea while he was in the Army from 1951-1953 (21 months). He got out as a PFC:

    “In June 1951, Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army and signed up for an optional four-year term which was shortened to the minimum two years after his father intervened.Following basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird in Maryland for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped without explanation after a few weeks. He went to Camp Gordon in Georgia for training in the Military Police Corps. In June 1952, Kennedy was assigned to the honor guard at SHAPE headquarters in Paris, France. His father’s political connections ensured that he was not deployed to the ongoing Korean War. While stationed in Europe, he traveled extensively on weekends and climbed the Matterhorn in the Pennine Alps. He was discharged after 21 months in March 1953 as a private first class.”

    Money and Greed can’t buy you happiness. The Kennedy Family is a prime example.