They Called Them "Dirty Tricks" In The Nixon Days
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Take Me To Post Comment Form it's just "good politics." The latest example is a "divide and conquer" strategy the Democrats employed in the Virginia gubernatorial race. According to, here's how they did it:

"A major Democratic Party benefactor and Obama campaign bundler" helped pay for professional petition circulators responsible for getting Virginia Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert C. Sarvis on the ballot — a move that could split conservative votes in a tight race.

Campaign finance records show the Libertarian Booster PAC has made the largest independent contribution to Sarvis’ campaign, helping to pay for professional petition circulators who collected signatures necessary to get Sarvis’ name on Tuesday’s statewide ballot.

Austin, Texas, software billionaire Joe Liemandt is the Libertarian Booster PAC’s major benefactor. He’s also a top bundler for President Barack Obama. This revelation comes as Virginia voters head to the polls Tuesday in an election where some observers say the third-party gubernatorial candidate could be a spoiler for Republican Ken Cuccinelli."

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JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 06:06 AM

Republicans lose big time in Virginia to a Democrat. Chris Christie, a MODERATE REPUBLICAN wins huge in his State. Tea Party no where to be found.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 11:53 AM

2% is hardly "big time." Two weeks ago they had McAuliffe winning by double digits. Christie had no competition and knows his constituency. He is a good politician.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 12:07 PM

...and it is tricks like THESE that will get the people really mad:

...and don't forget that in those two governor races - the REPUBLICANS got more of the popular vote:

....and Detroit has elected a white guy as mayor for the first time since the '70s. What "big time" impact does that have?

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 12:53 PM

It means: all over the nation in various elections. NOBODY is going to win elections by LANDSLIDES. We as a people are too divided. But we Dems have shown, a big time LANDSLIDE is not necessary for victory over conservatives.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 15:31 PM

I never said anything about landslides. I pointed out that the votes were trending - by the Dems own polls - toward the Republican in the days leading up to the election. If not for a billionaire Obama bundler financing a LIBERTARIAN candidate with obvious designs on stripping off GOP votes - McAuliffe probably would have LOST. The margin was that slim. The votes the libertarian got - when added to the Republican - exceeded McAuliffe's total.

My point is that this election says NOTHING about the Tea Party or the strength of conservatism. All is says is that the Clinton machine - in the words of the lamestream media - "eked out another victory."

Big deal. The voters in Virginia are now stuck with him. My hunch is that he is a one-termer, once the people get a real whiff of him.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 15:59 PM

Never said you did. I am just making the point that either party's victory or defeat will be by slim margins. In most if not all the elections.

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Nov 06, 2013 at 18:15 PM

Agree. (See - YES WE CAN!)

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