Tag Archives: Desperate Deeds

Before the votes are counted, Democrats continue the blame game

27 Oct

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Name of the game: Cut your losses
Politico

We all know the game here: Cut your losses. But it is incredibly unseemly to trash your own candidate with 10 days to go in an election.

Pruden: Not even Bubba could dispel the gloom of a wake

27 Oct

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Something really scary for Obama’s Democrats
Wesley Pruden, The Washington Times

This is one Mr. Deeds who apparently isn’t going to town. The collapse of the Democratic campaign for governor of Virginia speaks volumes – chapters, anyway – about what the body politic is trying to tell Barack Obama’s Democrats.

Suddenly, the White House is treating the bereft Mr. Deeds as if he’s on the fourth day of a three-day underarm deodorant pad. Bill Clinton, accustomed to speaking to cheering thousands at a hundred grand a pop, was dispatched the other night to a Deeds rally to set the throng on fire with one of his late-October stumpwallopers. The rally, such as it was, was held not at an arena or a hotel – not even a Motel 6 – but in a campaign office in the Washington suburbs. The “throng” was counted in the dozens, about the size of a PTA meeting. Not even Bubba could dispel the gloom of a wake.

Washington Post in Distress. McDonnell Leads by 11

26 Oct

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McDonnell has double-digit lead in Va. governor’s race, Post poll says
The Washington Post

Statewide, McDonnell now leads Deeds among likely voters by a 55 to 44 percent margin.

The White House throws Deeds under the bus

24 Oct

Virginia Virtucon has the story.

Obama Throws Deeds Under The Bus On Front Page Of The WashPo

So now, in addition to multiple polls showing Deeds trailing by as many as 19 points, Obama has let it be known via the semi-official Democrat-ick mouthpiece that they think Deeds is toast, too.

The story ran in yesterday’s Washington Post:  Deeds ignored advice, White House says


Sensing that victory in the race for Virginia governor is slipping away, Democrats at the national level are laying the groundwork to blame a loss in a key swing state on a weak candidate who ran a poor campaign that failed to fully embrace President Obama until days before the election.

So much for party unity.  These people can’t even pretend to have the decency to wait until November 4.

But a caution to the Republicans.  Don’t become complacent.  It still comes down to who turns out to vote.
See also: 

Bearing Drift:   White House Concedes for Deeds 11 Days Before Election

How many cows did it take to produce this letter?

22 Oct

Honestly how many animals are needed to pile up this much B.S.? We won’t bother refuting the letter. If you’ve been paying attention, it’s obvious.

An email from the President:

Dear XXXX

Virginia, it’s time to get fired up. I’ve just announced that I’ll be visiting next Tuesday to rally you and your neighbors in support of Creigh Deeds and our movement for change. Creigh Deeds has offered real solutions to address Virginia’s challenges in transportation and the economy, and it’s up to us now to build the support that will make those solutions a reality.

We made history here in Virginia last year. Together with your neighbors, you built a movement in order to move this commonwealth and our country forward.

But from day one, we knew we were working toward something far greater than simply one election. It was about changing the way politics in our country works — from the bottom up, face to face, one conversation at a time. And it was about getting beyond the divisiveness and petty politics that have kept too many out of the process.

That promise is now ours to keep.

Election Day in Virginia is less than two weeks away, and you have an important choice to make — not just in how you vote, but in what you make of this important opportunity to create change. We can take a giant step together toward keeping that promise of a better future for Virginia by doing all that we can to elect Creigh Deeds as the next governor.

Join fellow Virginians in keeping the promise of change alive by volunteering for Creigh Deeds.

We’ve worked too hard and come too far to let Virginia slip back. Creigh Deeds has embraced the movement you started by speaking directly and honestly to Virginians about the challenges ahead and the ideas that will move us forward.

His record of bringing people together to create solutions to difficult challenges is exactly the kind of change we built this movement to achieve — and it’s exactly what Virginia needs now.

But it’s up to you to make sure that your friends and neighbors know the stark choice they face in this election by making calls and knocking on doors. And it’s up to you to make sure that those we helped to vote and get involved for the first time in Virginia last year do so again now.

We know firsthand that we can win elections in Virginia the right way — one real, thoughtful conversation at a time. But we also know the only way it can happen is when people who believe in our cause step up and get involved. That means this year, right now, it all comes down to you.

Help keep the promise of change alive by getting involved and building support for Creigh Deeds in these final two weeks:

http://va.barackobama.com/VAfiredup

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

But will Brandon be my friend again on Facebook?

21 Oct
H/T to Riley for the bumper sticker.

H/T to Riley for the bumper sticker.

Back when the Faux Republicans endorsed Creigh Deeds, we called them out on it:  Show me the Republicans!!!

We couldn’t find a single Republican on the list.

Former State Senator Brandon Bell posted on his Facebook account that he’d be offering an explanation for his endorsement of Deeds.  I challenged him that it was because Bob McDonnell declined to endorse him in his primary.  Which he lost.

Bell promptly “unfriended” me on Facebook.

And now, via Virginia Virtucon we learn that Bell has changed his mind:  New voting category: Deeds Republicans for McDonnell

Seems that even the Faux Republicans can see the handwriting on the wall. 

Welcome back, Brandon.

Election 2009: Carpathia steams to rescue Titanic, but is it too late?

20 Oct

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With poll, after poll, after poll showing Bob McDonnell (as well as Bill Bolling and Ken Cuccinelli) with a commanding and potentially runaway lead, and from what we’re hearing more devasting numbers out tomorrow [Virginia Virtucon: More (REALLY) Bad Polling News Due Out Wed. For Deeds], the Deeds camp sent one final S.O.S. to the White House that had previously seemed to be turning a deaf ear to Virginia.

Sensing the potential embarrassment of losing a state that last year voted for a Democrat for the first time in 40 years, President Barack Nicolae Carpathia Obama will reportedly campaign with/for Deeds in Hampton Roads on October 27th [Bearing Drift: Sources: Obama Stumping for Deeds in Hampton Roads Oct 27th].  But as we asked is it Trick?  Or Treat?

It seems that the once unsinkable Democratic ship has hit the iceberg and is taking on water faster than Barack Obama can grow the national deficit.  Republicans hold commanding leads in all three top races and it’s looking more and more like there will be GOP gains in the House of Delegates.

It was said of the Titanic that “even God could not sink her.”  God disagreed.

And last November Virginia was declared to be a “Blue State.”

But it appears that the Democrats just don’t have enough lifeboats.

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The Washington Post Endorses Creigh Deeds

20 Oct

We are not surprised.

See also:

Bearing Drift:

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The right-wing liberal:

Trick? Or Treat? Obama to campaign for Deeds right before Halloween

16 Oct

deedsobamahugAnnounced on a Friday…when you typically release the news you want buried in the weekend cycle.

From a press release:

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO CAMPAIGN WITH CREIGH DEEDS ON OCTOBER 27TH

ALEXANDRIA – President Barack Obama will campaign with Democratic nominee for governor Creigh Deeds on Tuesday, October 27th. Further details will be announced in the coming days.

H/T Tertium Quids

Washington Times: Deeds dwindles

14 Oct

EDITORIAL: Deeds dwindles
The Democrat gets desperate in Virginia governor’s race

The Washington Times

Memo to Creigh Deeds – If an admirer compares you to a tested wartime president, that’s gratifying. When you compare yourself to Harry Truman, you look small and desperate.

Every editorial from Virginia newspapers pointing out campaign whoppers trims the Democratic gubernatorial candidate a little further. By the time Monday’s debate hit the airwaves, Mr. Deeds needed to sit on a phone book to look the moderator in the eye.

Ouch.