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Trailing in new poll, Cuccinelli links McAuliffe to Filner, Democratic ‘war on women’

posted at 11:56 am on August 21, 2013 by

How does it feel to be shamelessly demagogued as a crypto-misogynist based on the actions of a random, out-of-state member of your party, Terry?

Sign the Petition: Tell Terry McAuliffe to break the silence.  By refusing to speak out, he is only condoning the real war on women. Sign our petition if you think it’s Democrats like Terry McAuliffe and Barack Obama who are condoning the real war on women.

Several weeks and 16 women into this mess, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s DNC is following Nancy Pelosi’s “lead” by finally getting around to calling for Filner’s ouster:

The Democratic National Committee will vote on a resolution this week calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, ratcheting up pressure on the embattled Democrat who has been accused of sexually harassing multiple women. Sixteen women have charged Filner of acting improperly and the mayor last month acknowledged having “failed to fully respect the women who work for me and with me.” He voluntarily entered a behavioral therapy program, but has refused to step down despite widespread calls for him to leave office.

Perhaps the Party has been so slow-footed in its response to Filner’s depravity because it’s been an open secret in Democratic circles for years.  Rest assured that if Filner had an (R) next to his name, the intensity of the resulting firestorm would have resulted in a party-wide exile weeks ago.  And the media would still be concern-trolling about the “broader narrative.”   Meanwhile, Team McAuliffe has been waging a paint-by-numbers “war on women” campaign against Cuccinelli — which is a bit rich considering the way McAuliffe has admitted to treating his own wife.   I’ll leave you with a chapter of the Republican nominee’s life that Democrats have strangely overlooked:

Cuccinelli has his work cut out for him. A new Q-poll shows McAuliffe surging to a six-point lead, built almost entirely on a double-digit gender gap.

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Put a fork in him.

libfreeordie on August 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Can McAuliffe even find Virginia on a map?

Oh, and there’s this.

joekenha on August 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Trailing in new poll, Cuccinelli links McAuliffe to Filner

flailing much?

sesquipedalian on August 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM

I don’t think the Republican “war on women” attacks work. Right or wrong, the Democrats own that narrative. It smacks of “Am not! You are! So there!” when the GOP says it.

Besides that, it opens the door for the Democrat to start discussing the “war on women” himself. Something that all Democrats are itching to do, because they have fooled the American public into believing it. Just as they have fooled the American public into believing that they are on the side of the middle and lower class.

My prediction: McAuliffe wins, but ends up serving the last half of what would have been his 4 year term in jail. And VA will elect another Democrat to replace him.

Chris of Rights on August 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

It seems that Virginia is lost as a Republican state… Too many parasites living there feeding directly or indirectly on the producers money… Directly like the welfare people and indirectly like federal government bureaucrats…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I’m going to make a bold prediction and say Cuccinelli wins, even if only by a slim margin. I think McAuliffe’s baggage will start to drip more and voters might take that into account.

If I’m wrong, feel free to poke fun.

Aizen on August 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Cuccinelli better wake up. I’ve been getting bombarded by slick heavy stock mailers from the Democratic Party slamming Cuccinelli on his social security/medicare statement.

Yes, it’s being wildly distorted, but that doesn’t matter.

He better start getting some mailers out there and start pushing back. Or McAuliffe will win. He’s got the DNC machine backing him big time. And the closer we get to the election the more we’re going to hear of big national names coming to Virginia to campaign for him.

Get your ass in gear Ken!

ButterflyDragon on August 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

I’m going to make a bold prediction and say Cuccinelli wins, even if only by a slim margin. I think McAuliffe’s baggage will start to drip more and voters might take that into account.

If I’m wrong, feel free to poke fun.

Aizen on August 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I hope that you are right but I doubt it… The hundreds of thousands of federal government bureaucrats who moved to Virginia, Northern Virginia in particular, in the last tens years have change the balance of this state drastically from most reliable Republican state of democrat state…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

of democrat state = to a democrat state…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 1:24 PM

So who will the tea party blame for this loss? Karl Rove? Maybe they’ll try to say Cuccinelli wasn’t conservative enough.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

ButterflyDragon on August 21, 2013 at 1:22 PM

The mailers have no effect… McCauliffe will win because Virginia electorate is now more democrat than Republican, it is that simple… Sometimes we overcomplicate things and think that ads sway people… It may sway very few but 95% of voters will vote democrat or Republican regardless of ads or candidates…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Isn’t it interesting that the statists only means of winning elections is by appealing to and demogouging the worst aspects of our humanity. LiveFreeOffOthers must be proud to be such a despicable human being.

jawkneemusic on August 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

So who will the tea party blame for this loss? Karl Rove? Maybe they’ll try to say Cuccinelli wasn’t conservative enough.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Blame the electorate… A majority of Virginia electorate in the last 10 years is now reliably democrat… An electorate of mainly parasites living directly or indirectly on the producers money…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

So who will the tea party blame for this loss? Karl Rove? Maybe they’ll try to say Cuccinelli wasn’t conservative enough.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Conservative has nothing to do with it. He’ll lose because he’s not advertising.

I have not seen a single solitary ad in any shape or form for Cuccinelli yet. Not one. I’ve seen numerous ads about him from McAuliffe though. Extremely negative ads that have no resemblance to truth, but they’re out there.

And that’s what will make or break this election. Who’s spending the money.

ButterflyDragon on August 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

McDonnell won handily four years ago. The legislature is controlled by the GOP. VA is winnable.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM

The mailers have no effect… McCauliffe will win because Virginia electorate is now more democrat than Republican, it is that simple… Sometimes we overcomplicate things and think that ads sway people… It may sway very few but 95% of voters will vote democrat or Republican regardless of ads or candidates…

mnjg on August 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

No. It is not.

Evidently you didn’t pay attention to the last midterm. The last two presidential elections have favored Democrats due to extremely high black voter turnout.

When Obama is no longer on the ticket, they don’t vote in such numbers. As evidenced by the last midterm. And will be evidenced in the election this year, if Obama doesn’t go out and campaign for him.

ButterflyDragon on August 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Mcdonnell soured the voters with his financial indiscretions. If he was clean, Cuccinelli wins.

joepub on August 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

ButterflyDragon on August 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

I hope you’re right, but Virginia seems to be slipping away. Too many government people. When you have places like Loudon County voting for Democrats, it’s going to be an uphill battle.

forest on August 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Bolling would have beaten McAuliffe easily. Too bad.

GOPRanknFile on August 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Bolling would have beaten McAuliffe easily. Too bad.

GOPRanknFile on August 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Yeah. You have to be an absolutely horrible candidate to be losing to McAuliffe.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Yeah. You have to be an absolutely horrible candidate to be losing to McAuliffe.

Mark1971 on August 21, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Yup. He would be a great candidate in a red district or red state, but not running statewide in VA. He still might pull out the win, but this really shouldn’t even be close.

GOPRanknFile on August 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

McCauliffe is even trying to tie Cuccinelli to Todd Akin, too.

Jeff Weimer on August 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Yup. He would be a great candidate in a red district or red state, but not running statewide in VA. He still might pull out the win, but this really shouldn’t even be close.

GOPRanknFile on August 21, 2013 at 1:53 PM

He already ran for a statewide office, and won.

Bolling would have been a better candidate, all things considered, but VA Republicans wanted the Cooch.

Jeff Weimer on August 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

forest on August 21, 2013 at 1:39 PM

The country probably is still solidly center-right fiscally. The liberals tried to get an income tax through Washington State and they failed with 2/3rds of the state voting against it, including King County. The big issue it seems is culture. The country is becoming more ethnically diverse. The country is becoming more socially liberal, as seen with less marriage and more gays. And since many people vote more on culture than economics, the GOP loses.

IR-MN on August 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Cucc is going to lose because he’s freakishly right wing compared to the suburban swing voters who put McDonnell in, and because the D GOTV machine will stupendously outperform whatever Jerry-rigged effort the Republicans pull together. And playing “me, too” with the “war on women” thing rings all the wrong bells with women, Rush being the gift that keeps on giving.

Also, he’ll be outspent 2-1.

urban elitist on August 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

At some point, extra money loses its advantage. Cuccinelli just needs enough to run an effective GOTV campaign.

And Dem turnout will be a lot less in Virginia than it was for Obama in 2008 and 2012. After all, McAuliffe is another old white guy and that’s all a lot of Obama voters see.

22044 on August 21, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Jeff Weimer on August 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

True, but he was running for AG when the real race was the gubernatorial one. He ran slightly behind McDonnell in 2009. This is the real fight and he’s just not the best candidate for VA. I mean come on…the guy is either tied or running behind Terry freaking McAuliffe!

GOPRanknFile on August 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Maybe Cuccinelli’s impending wipeout will be a wake-up call to certain elements of the base that running hardcore so-cons (or people who seek to identify themselves with that element of the conservative movement) is a death wish in 21st-century America for any swing state or national election. I’m not talking about candidates who actually ARE socially conservative, I’m talking about ones who pander on it and make it a part of their public persona.

The VA GOP killed itself with trans-vaginal ultrasounds. Cuccinelli killed himself by endorsing it and pushing for it. It just seemed like such a nasty, vicious, almost rape-like policy (and it doesn’t even ban or reduce abortion! It’s just a pure ‘shaming’ procedure!) that women have been revolted by it. I still can’t comprehend WHY it was something the VA legislature decided had to Priority Number One.

Oh well. I look forward to Virginia’s new Criminal Hillary Associate Governor. *sigh*

Esoteric on August 21, 2013 at 3:00 PM

And Dem turnout will be a lot less in Virginia than it was for Obama in 2008 and 2012. After all, McAuliffe is another old white guy and that’s all a lot of Obama voters see.

Don’t kid yourself, jack. First of all, the turnout models on the polls of this race already assuming a different electorate than 2008 and 2012. It doesn’t matter. It’s not enough. (Remember, it’s not as if Democrats weren’t winning the VA governor’s race long before the age of Obama: Doug Wilder — who actually wasn’t too bad! — Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, etc.) Cooch is losing not because of blacks and young people, but because he’s getting SLAUGHTERED by female voters. And it’s the social conservative psycho-BS (primarily trans-***inal ultrasounds) that’s the source of that.

Do you have any idea how many female CONSERVATIVE women I know in Virginia who has sworn they’ll either stay home or vote MacAuliffe because of Cuccinelli and the trans-***inal ultrasound bill? These aren’t RINOs, these are conservative pro-lifers. (One of them actually works for National Right To Life!) But they hate that bill, and they hate and BURN with the desire to punish, punish, punish, the people who passed it, if only to send a message that this sort of thing can never, ever, ever happen again. It’s Akin-level weaponized in VA, and anyone who doesn’t live here or nearby simply doesn’t understand what a major drag on the GOP it is. We won’t lose the legislature, primarily because of very skillful gerrymandering, but we damn well better wise up and make the nomination process for the next governor into a statewide PRIMARY instead of a convention next time out. Virginia will no longer voter for hard-right figures on a statewide basis.

Esoteric on August 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Esoteric on August 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

I live here too. Hopefully conservative women will assess the damage here if they stay home and change their minds. If they learn the facts instead of media-coordinated lies & outrage, they should.

And whomever the Republican candidate is (yes – if he has been Bolling) – the Democratic and media war machine would attack him in spades. We have to deal with it.

22044 on August 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Here’s what Cuccinelli must overcome, and it has nothing to do with Filner’s “war on women”:

Honesty is the most important quality Virginia likely voters are considering when they choose a candidate as 58 percent of voters say a candidate’s “honesty and trustworthiness” are “extremely important” while 35 percent say “very important.” Voters are divided 39 – 36 percent on whether McAuliffe is honest and trustworthy, and are divided 42 – 43 percent on Cuccinelli’s honesty.

A candidate’s “understanding of the problems of people like you” is extremely important, 44 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say very important. Voters are divided on McAuliffe as 38 percent say he understands and 42 percent say he doesn’t. By a wide 51 – 37 percent margin, voters say Cuccinelli does not understand.

He has to make inroads on honesty. He should be hammering GreenTech. If there’s an opening for him, it’s right there. But even with that “understanding of the problems of people like you” is killing Cuccinelli. I don’t know how you overcome that in late August. Probably too late. But he needs some down home, “hey, I’m just a regular guy” advertising, and he needs it quick.

Chris of Rights on August 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM

He has to make inroads on honesty. He should be hammering GreenTech. If there’s an opening for him, it’s right there. But even with that “understanding of the problems of people like you” is killing Cuccinelli. I don’t know how you overcome that in late August. Probably too late. But he needs some down home, “hey, I’m just a regular guy” advertising, and he needs it quick.

Chris of Rights on August 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Good conclusions. Some of his message is putting that forward. But attacking Filner won’t rally those who might turn out for him.

22044 on August 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Neither candidate is appealing, but if Virginia stopped selecting GOP candidates by convention they might end up with a pragmatist candidate as opposed to a pure ideologue.

EdmundBurke247 on August 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Maybe Cuccinelli’s impending wipeout will be a wake-up call to certain elements of the base that running hardcore so-cons (or people who seek to identify themselves with that element of the conservative movement) is a death wish in 21st-century America for any swing state or national election. I’m not talking about candidates who actually ARE socially conservative, I’m talking about ones who pander on it and make it a part of their public persona.

The VA GOP killed itself with trans-vaginal ultrasounds. Cuccinelli killed himself by endorsing it and pushing for it. It just seemed like such a nasty, vicious, almost rape-like policy (and it doesn’t even ban or reduce abortion! It’s just a pure ‘shaming’ procedure!) that women have been revolted by it. I still can’t comprehend WHY it was something the VA legislature decided had to Priority Number One.

Because you are obsessed with abortion to the point that you will support and endorse a criminal like McAuliffe for office.

And any woman who would do so is an imbecile. Stupid, moronic imbeciles who support and endorse criminals like McAuliffe.

This is what the GOP needs to start doing. It needs to link the fact that the abortion bigots vote for criminals, that the abortion supporters endorse criminals, that abortionists don’t care how corrupt or criminal the government is as long as they can kill babies.

Liberals endorse and support criminals. The screaming liars like urban elitist support and endorse criminals. Filthy Filner proves that abortionists, the Abortion Obama Party, Planned Parenthood, and so-called “women’s” groups endorse and support sexually harassing, molesting, groping, and raping women in the name of abortion.

Urban elitist would allow his wife to be groped and sexually molested for power in the Obama Party. That is sickness. No one needs to try to pander to sick people; you need to shame them.

northdallasthirty on August 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Great year to send the GOP a message and vote in large numbers for Robert Sarvis.

RayinVA on August 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Do you have any idea how many female CONSERVATIVE women I know in Virginia who has sworn they’ll either stay home or vote MacAuliffe because of Cuccinelli and the trans-***inal ultrasound bill?

None. That’s because women are much smarter than you liberal trolls give them credit for being, and are not going to act in a way that puts a known criminal and slimeball like McAuliffe into office.

These aren’t RINOs, these are conservative pro-lifers. (One of them actually works for National Right To Life!) But they hate that bill, and they hate and BURN with the desire to punish, punish, punish, the people who passed it, if only to send a message that this sort of thing can never, ever, ever happen again.

Projection. You lie and tell lies like this because the liberal women with whom you’re trying to score really DO vote based on their vaginas and will support a criminal like McAuliffe or Filthy Filner if they get their abortions.

It’s Akin-level weaponized in VA, and anyone who doesn’t live here or nearby simply doesn’t understand what a major drag on the GOP it is.

You hate Cuccinelli and social conservatives, we get that.

So that’s why you’re here lying and screaming and throwing out your bigotry.

Just say you and your fellow abortion pushers want a criminal in office. Just say it. Say “McAuliffe is a criminal and we don’t care because he supports abortion”.

Be honest.

We won’t lose the legislature, primarily because of very skillful gerrymandering, but we damn well better wise up and make the nomination process for the next governor into a statewide PRIMARY instead of a convention next time out. Virginia will no longer voter for hard-right figures on a statewide basis.

Esoteric on August 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Yes, because your strategy of running as Democrats while claiming to be Republicans has been so overwhelmingly successful.

Stand up for something, pig.

northdallasthirty on August 21, 2013 at 8:14 PM

I LIKE it!

I LOVE it!!

I WANT TO SEE MORE OF IT!!

We need to start DENIGRATING the Left, their Families and Everything About them in the most SEVERE ways POSSIBLE!!

EVERY FILTHY, DIRTY, REPREHENSIBLE TRICK in the Book isn’t ENOUGH to Use Agains THEM!!!!

williamg on August 21, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Terry is hungrier…..

He can almost taste the Oval Office.

PappyD61 on August 22, 2013 at 8:13 AM