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McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:32:00 AM »

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 11:46:00 AM »
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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 11:53:51 AM »
The dems used dirty tricks with this as well. They financed a third party guy and the guy lied and said he was a libertarian. Why doesn't someone with money to throw around- finance someone to challenge Hillary? Fight fire with fire.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 12:52:44 PM »
The GOP lost this winnable election, because their candidate was too extreme for his electorate.

In 2009 GOP McDonnell got 58.6% and easily won.

In 2013 GOP Cuccinelli got 45.5% and lost.

Here is what a leftist source said in analyzing the race:

(you may not like or agree with them, but they hit the nail on the head)

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/11/05/2888221/cuccinelli-defeat-wing-record/

Again, opposing abortion for rape cases, is too far for most electorates, and makes the candidate an extremist.
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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 01:07:01 PM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 01:23:19 PM »
Rapunzel, is that you? Excuses and spin, spin and excuses.

Cuccinelli got 13.1%  LESS than McDonnell. The libertarian got 6.5%.

The democrat and libertarian got 13% MORE than the previous election.

People did not like Cuccinelli's policy positions, plain and simple, so they voted for the democrat or the libertarian.

As an example of Cuccinelli's "too far" positions, is his opposition to abortions in cases of rape.

Apparently some in the far right can't grasp that Jim Demint-like candidates can't win in Massachusetts or New Jersey, but that Scott Brown and Chris Christie can.

The range of places which will elect such far right candidates has narrowed, and will continue to narrow.

So just keep denying, spinning, making excuses so it blots out the truth and facts; namely the appeal of far right positions and candidates is a losing plan.
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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 01:40:12 PM »
Rapunzel, is that you? Excuses and spin, spin and excuses.

We get that you hate conservatives and think you're smarter than anyone here, but stop the snark at other posters.

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 01:52:32 PM »
We get that you hate conservatives and think you're smarter than anyone here, but stop the snark at other posters.
Not right. I am a conservative, but not of the narrow definition which you currently use.

But fortunately you are not the sole source for defining conservatism.

BTW are you scolding me in your role as Moderator?

Does your role as Moderator give you the right to state "you hate conservatives," with impunity?

Is that a good example for other moderators, and posters in general?

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 02:10:27 PM »
Not right. I am a conservative, but not of the narrow definition which you currently use.

But fortunately you are not the sole source for defining conservatism.

BTW are you scolding me in your role as Moderator?

Does your role as Moderator give you the right to state "you hate conservatives," with impunity?

Is that a good example for other moderators, and posters in general?


Those are damned good questions, T_S.

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 02:11:32 PM »
Not right. I am a conservative, but not of the narrow definition which you currently use.

But fortunately you are not the sole source for defining conservatism.

BTW are you scolding me in your role as Moderator?

Does your role as Moderator give you the right to state "you hate conservatives," with impunity?

Is that a good example for other moderators, and posters in general?


I posted as ME.  Not as Mod.  You continue to push the same stale Akins anti tea party conservative meme on thread after thread as if he represents any of us here or the tea party in general and its gotten really old.  In fact you used my name on a thread I was not even on to put down gazoo and to make a dig at me...so don't  cry foul over getting the reaction you obviously wanted in the first place. 

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2014, 02:12:05 PM »

Those are damned good questions, T_S.

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Stay out of it DC.

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2014, 02:14:06 PM »
Stay out of it DC.

Like hell I will.

I have just as much right to post in here as you or anybody else.

You have no business being a moderator.  None. 
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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 02:20:00 PM »
Like hell I will.

I have just as much right to post in here as you or anybody else.

You have no business being a moderator.  None.


I didn't post as a mod... if you bothered to read this thread you'd see I hadn't posted on it but your friend used it to go after me... 

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2014, 02:22:29 PM »

I didn't post as a mod... if you bothered to read this thread you'd see I hadn't posted on it but your friend used it to go after me...

I'm not limiting this thread as the source of my opinion on the matter.

You're one of my favorite posters Rap, but........   :chairbang:
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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2014, 02:24:19 PM »
I'm not limiting this thread as the source of my opinion on the matter.

You're one of my favorite posters Rap, but........   :chairbang:


When someone makes a personal attack on me... I will not bite my tongue.

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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2014, 02:27:28 PM »

When someone makes a personal attack on me... I will not bite my tongue.

Well, golly!

Doesn't that work for some of us who find ourselves continuously being pigen-holed?   And in posts from a person who happens to be a Moderator?

It's a two-way street, Rap.   :beer:
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2014, 02:30:16 PM »

When someone makes a personal attack on me... I will not bite my tongue.
How does it feel? You repeatedly take shots at me, so I gave you back a taste.

I have bit my tongue many times, when you took shots at me.
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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2014, 02:34:14 PM »
Well, golly!

Doesn't that work for some of us who find ourselves continuously being pigen-holed?   And in posts from a person who happens to be a Moderator?

It's a two-way street, Rap.   :beer:

  If anyone moderates here we do it as MOD... those are far and few between. 
If I have something to say about or to you DC I say it to your face and as me, not as a mod.  If you think it's appropriate to make a personal attack on a mod and expect they will just take it because they also happen to be a mod you're wrong.  A personal attack is still a personal attack and that post was done deliberately to attack me on a thread I was not even posting on.  You're going after the wrong person here!!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2014, 02:35:37 PM »
How does it feel? You repeatedly take shots at me, so I gave you back a taste.

I have bit my tongue many times, when you took shots at me.


I talk to you on threads you're actually on.  You never agree and that's okay, but I never call you out by names on threads you're not a poster on.

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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2014, 02:48:03 PM »
  If anyone moderates here we do it as MOD... those are far and few between. 
If I have something to say about or to you DC I say it to your face and as me, not as a mod.  If you think it's appropriate to make a personal attack on a mod and expect they will just take it because they also happen to be a mod you're wrong.  A personal attack is still a personal attack and that post was done deliberately to attack me on a thread I was not even posting on.  You're going after the wrong person here!!!!!

It was a coincidence that the thread I was on....immediately preceding this one...was where Luis was attempting to explain that triangle.   

So that explains my tack....and tact here, I hope.

You were right in the middle of it over there.

And for the record, what started THAT confrontation was Lipstick going after Luis again.   For no logical reason except to throw a shot. 

....and you joined in as you're apt to do.   :laugh:

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2014, 02:49:43 PM »
What I think is forgotten here is that perhaps once in awhile, posters just agree to disagree and move on.   

That would quell a lot of the tension, IMO. 
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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2014, 02:52:57 PM »
The GOP lost this winnable election, because their candidate was too extreme for his electorate.

In 2009 GOP McDonnell got 58.6% and easily won.

In 2013 GOP Cuccinelli got 45.5% and lost.

Here is what a leftist source said in analyzing the race:

(you may not like or agree with them, but they hit the nail on the head)

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/11/05/2888221/cuccinelli-defeat-wing-record/

Again, opposing abortion for rape cases, is too far for most electorates, and makes the candidate an extremist.

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.  Cuccinelli lost by a mere 2.5 percentage points because the GOP establishment refused to support him.  The RNC gave Cuccinelli a paltry $85,098, but gave McDonnell $2,253,500.  The Republican Party of Virginia gave McDonnell $2,704,348, but gave Cuccinelli only approximately $850,000.  Cuccinelli's worst enemies were often Republicans.  There was no shortage of prominent RINOs  crossing the aisle to endorse leftist McAuliffe, including Boyd Marcus, former chief of staff for Eric Cantor, Dwight Schar, former RNC finance chairman, Judy Ford Wason, a GOP strategist who worked for MCDonnell; former state senate president pro tempore John Chichester; state senator Russ Potts; and former House of Delegates members Vince Callahan, Katherine Waddell, and Jim Dillard.  Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, sore loser that he was, petulantly refused to endorse Cuccinelli and worked hard against him.

This is only a case of the left wing of the GOP backstabbing a true Conservative. Next time please do your homework before regurgitating such bile.

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2014, 02:56:55 PM »
When moderators post using their sign-on nicks they post as members...when you see Mod1 or Mod2 or even me :silly:...then the moderator has been awakened...lol

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2014, 02:58:16 PM »
What I think is forgotten here is that perhaps once in awhile, posters just agree to disagree and move on.   

That would quell a lot of the tension, IMO.

Excellent advice and I would like to see that too....if only....it was taken

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Re: McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch to GOP in Inauguration Speech
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2014, 03:05:06 PM »
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong.  Cuccinelli lost by a mere 2.5 percentage points because the GOP establishment refused to support him.  The RNC gave Cuccinelli a paltry $85,098, but gave McDonnell $2,253,500.  The Republican Party of Virginia gave McDonnell $2,704,348, but gave Cuccinelli only approximately $850,000.  Cuccinelli's worst enemies were often Republicans.  There was no shortage of prominent RINOs  crossing the aisle to endorse leftist McAuliffe, including Boyd Marcus, former chief of staff for Eric Cantor, Dwight Schar, former RNC finance chairman, Judy Ford Wason, a GOP strategist who worked for MCDonnell; former state senate president pro tempore John Chichester; state senator Russ Potts; and former House of Delegates members Vince Callahan, Katherine Waddell, and Jim Dillard.  Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, sore loser that he was, petulantly refused to endorse Cuccinelli and worked hard against him.

This is only a case of the left wing of the GOP backstabbing a true Conservative. Next time please do your homework before regurgitating such bile.


All good examples, here, MBB...but it doesn't necessarily translate into the reason Cuccinelli lost.

People still have to physically look at where they are and how things are compared to when a Republican was in control.   And then physically get off their ass and vote.

Just because they didn't see commercials of Cucinnelli defending his position(s) as much as McAuliffe shouldn't have made somebody suddenly love a liberal Democrat...tied to the Clintons for chrissakes.
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