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(Talking Points Memo)   Why Virginia just couldn't swallow Cooch. It left a bad taste in their mouth   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 150
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2013-11-06 08:43:22 AM
The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.
 
2013-11-06 09:03:42 AM
I love how The Cooch said that the race was as close as it was because of Obamacare.

"If not for an unrelated national issue, I would have lost by even more!"
 
2013-11-06 09:04:19 AM
This man was clearly a RINO. I mean, just look at his name, all filled with vowels like some kind of greasy ethnic show off. Once they find a candidate with the right mixture of traditional* values, whiteness, and penis they will be off and running! You just wait.


*white
 
2013-11-06 09:10:09 AM
I'm gonna miss making headlines about Virginia's Cooch.... :-(
 
2013-11-06 09:11:59 AM
He lost because he told the truth about what he believed.

Conservatives cannot win with the truth.
 
2013-11-06 09:14:23 AM

RexTalionis: The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.


I caught the chuckle heads on FnF saying this exact thing this morning.
 
2013-11-06 09:27:08 AM
I think the Cooch needs to examine the reasons for failing more closely.  Using some degrading and invasive procedure.  In fact, I think his backers should force him to submit to that exam.
 
2013-11-06 09:30:21 AM

Diogenes: I think the Cooch needs to examine the reasons for failing more closely.  Using some degrading and invasive procedure.  In fact, I think his backers should force him to submit to that exam.


I thought you didn't like to examine Cooch?

:D
 
2013-11-06 09:45:23 AM

somedude210: Diogenes: I think the Cooch needs to examine the reasons for failing more closely.  Using some degrading and invasive procedure.  In fact, I think his backers should force him to submit to that exam.

I thought you didn't like to examine Cooch?

:D


Only for entertainment.  Those things are like Rubik's Cubes to me.
 
2013-11-06 09:47:13 AM

Diogenes: Only for entertainment. Those things are like Rubik's Cubes to me.


Apparently for Virginians too :P
 
2013-11-06 09:51:02 AM

Tigger: He lost because he told the truth about what he believed.

Conservatives cannot win with the truth.


Well said. And yet I just know he would have loved to talk about rape on a regular basis. At least legitimate rape.
 
2013-11-06 09:55:16 AM

Tigger: He lost because he told the truth about what he believed.

Conservatives cannot win with the truth.


Just with lies. Lots and lots, and lots...and lots... of lies.
 
2013-11-06 09:55:57 AM
You libtards need to accept that Cuccinelli's defeat by a shiatty democrat in a fairly red state is proof that America has soundly rejected Taxb0ng0care.
 
2013-11-06 09:57:11 AM
"Despite being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million, this race came down to the wire because of Obamacare," Cuccinelli said in his concession speech in Richmond. "We said this race was a referendum on Obamacare, and although I lost tonight, you sent a message to the president of the United States that you believe that Obamacare is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care, not the government."

You're not making sense son. How could this race be a referendum on Obamacare but you losing mean people don't want Obamacare.
 
2013-11-06 09:57:32 AM

RexTalionis: The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.


Polls say we're behind?  Let's just find some twisted, unfounded reasoning to claim the poll results actually mean something different!  .... [couple months later] Holy balls!  We lost again!  How did this happen?

grumpycat.jpg

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2013-11-06 09:58:05 AM

JerseyTim: I love how The Cooch said that the race was as close as it was because of Obamacare.

"If not for an unrelated national issue, I would have lost by even more!"


Lost by even more...to the worst candidate the Democrats could've nominated.

The worst thing for Republicans to happen was losing by a close race.  Doubling down on derp will not win future elections.
 
2013-11-06 09:58:10 AM
I know Fark has different obsessions then the rest of the world, but...

With all these articles from all these sources on the race this past week, I haven't seen a single mention in the mainstream lamebeam lsm ms n media about Ken Cuccinelli wanting to outlaw oral sex in all forms for everyone.
 
2013-11-06 10:00:07 AM
"We said this race was a referendum on Obamacare, and although I lost tonight, you sent a message to the president of the United States that you believe that Obamacare is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care, not the government."

Um, if this race was a referendum on Obamacare, doesn't the fact that he lost mean the country favors Obamacare? At least try to make sense, ferchrissake, or have the good taste to leave patently self-contradictory statements like this one out of your concession speech.
 
2013-11-06 10:00:23 AM
Why'd he lose?  People figured out what he wanted to do.
 
2013-11-06 10:00:57 AM
Clearly, he was not conservative enough - Republicans need to find someone even farther to the right.
 
2013-11-06 10:01:31 AM

JerseyTim: I love how The Cooch said that the race was as close as it was because of Obamacare.

"If not for an unrelated national issue, I would have lost by even more!"


Well, in fairness, I don't think he's particularly wrong about that. It's not entirely unrelated for Virginians, as (from what I recall) they're one of the states who turned down the Medicaid expansion and the state exchange, so they've been directly affected by the poor federal website rollout. I doubt it particularly changed anyone's minds - possibly from Sarvis to Cuccinelli - but it may have driven GOP turnout.

Never mind, of course, that the easiest way for Virginia to avoid the problems with the federal exchange would be to opt-in to the Medicaid expansion and create a state exchange, something that Cuccinelli would never have done. It's kinda hilarious: "The federal exchange isn't working!" "Well, why don't you create your own state exchange? You're big fans of states' rights, right? Haven't you been saying that this is something that should be left up to the states?" "No thanks, we prefer to complain rather than actually doing something about it."
 
2013-11-06 10:02:26 AM
"But in the end, Cuccinelli's hard-right conservatism -- which he flaunted throughout the campaign -- seems to have been his undoing. Cuccinelli's loss may come as a lesson that simply firing up the base is not a surefire way to get elected."

No, no - go further right!
 
2013-11-06 10:03:49 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: You libtards need to accept that Cuccinelli's defeat by a shiatty democrat in a fairly red state is proof that America has soundly rejected Taxb0ng0care.


I swear you must work with me, I heard basically the same thing from a TPer in the hall this morning. Spooky.
 
2013-11-06 10:04:15 AM
Maybe if he (and Republicans in general) ran on something instead of screaming against 0bamacare and oral sex, then he might have had a chance...
 
2013-11-06 10:04:22 AM

sammyk: RexTalionis: The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.

I caught the chuckle heads on FnF saying this exact thing this morning.


As neither candidate won the majority as the libertarian split the vote, its an interesting argument over who would have won in a 2 person race. Was the libertarian taking votes from the republican for his conservative economics, or was he taking votes away from the democrat for his liberal social policies.
 
2013-11-06 10:04:36 AM
well, it's nice to see that the 'Lose, Declare victory, move on to the next clusterfark' trend is holding out.
 
2013-11-06 10:04:40 AM
A governor who promised to send in SWAT teams to arrest little Billy for fapping off? Um, no.
 
2013-11-06 10:05:01 AM

RexTalionis: The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.


At some point the reality (personal and anecdotal experiences) of Obamacare might actually become a factor.  GOP does great with propaganda.  For example, that Obama is soft of terror and isn't keeping America safe.  It can't be disproved and is quite an abstract concept.  It works well until Obama does something and rude as killing OBL.  Then you get a collision of reality and derp.

ACA collapsing the economy, death panels and Uncle Sam looking in your vagina are great with low information voters but the information shields around these people have there limits and are not completely impermeable to stories from their family, friends, co-workers etc...   At some point they might realize that ACA is not creating Hitlers' Germany.
 
2013-11-06 10:05:18 AM

RexTalionis: The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.


Tea Qaeda is going to say whatever they want to say, so f*ck em!
 
2013-11-06 10:05:25 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: You libtards need to accept that Cuccinelli's defeat by a shiatty democrat in a fairly red state is proof that America has soundly rejected Taxb0ng0care.


He didn't lose by double-digits, 0bama ran the libertarian guy as a spoiler, the MSM conspired against him, he wasn't conservative enough, ACORN stole the votes, the sun was in my eyes, so this was really a big win for the Tea Party.
 
2013-11-06 10:05:48 AM

qorkfiend: JerseyTim: I love how The Cooch said that the race was as close as it was because of Obamacare.

"If not for an unrelated national issue, I would have lost by even more!"

Well, in fairness, I don't think he's particularly wrong about that. It's not entirely unrelated for Virginians, as (from what I recall) they're one of the states who turned down the Medicaid expansion and the state exchange, so they've been directly affected by the poor federal website rollout. I doubt it particularly changed anyone's minds - possibly from Sarvis to Cuccinelli - but it may have driven GOP turnout.

Never mind, of course, that the easiest way for Virginia to avoid the problems with the federal exchange would be to opt-in to the Medicaid expansion and create a state exchange, something that Cuccinelli would never have done. It's kinda hilarious: "The federal exchange isn't working!" "Well, why don't you create your own state exchange? You're big fans of states' rights, right? Haven't you been saying that this is something that should be left up to the states?" "No thanks, we prefer to complain rather than actually doing something about it."


Bolded for truthiness.
 
2013-11-06 10:06:14 AM

Masso: "Despite being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million, this race came down to the wire because of Obamacare," Cuccinelli said in his concession speech in Richmond. "We said this race was a referendum on Obamacare, and although I lost tonight, you sent a message to the president of the United States that you believe that Obamacare is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care, not the government."

You're not making sense son. How could this race be a referendum on Obamacare but you losing mean people don't want Obamacare.


Out. Study it.
 
2013-11-06 10:06:33 AM

Masso: "Despite being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million, this race came down to the wire because of Obamacare," Cuccinelli said in his concession speech in Richmond. "We said this race was a referendum on Obamacare, and although I lost tonight, you sent a message to the president of the United States that you believe that Obamacare is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care, not the government."

You're not making sense son. How could this race be a referendum on Obamacare but you losing mean people don't want Obamacare.


Jinx! Owe me a Coke.
 
2013-11-06 10:07:21 AM

Masso: "Despite being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million, this race came down to the wire because of Obamacare," Cuccinelli said in his concession speech in Richmond. "We said this race was a referendum on Obamacare, and although I lost tonight, you sent a message to the president of the United States that you believe that Obamacare is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care, not the government."

You're not making sense son. How could this race be a referendum on Obamacare but you losing mean people don't want Obamacare.


He forgot that beating the spread doesn't matter in politics.
 
2013-11-06 10:07:56 AM

DarwiOdrade: Clearly, he was not conservative enough - Republicans need to find someone even farther to the right.



Maybe they'll pick someone like

therealmcast.com

Nah. Still not conservative enough.
 
2013-11-06 10:08:42 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: You libtards need to accept that Cuccinelli's defeat by a shiatty democrat in a fairly red state is proof that America has soundly rejected Taxb0ng0care.


VA hasn't been a Red state for a while. Democrats have now won three out of the last four governorships (IIRC), both senators are Democrats, it's gone Blue for the presidential election twice in a row and the state Senate is split 50:50. Enthusiastic gerrymandering aided by very geographically concentrated Democrat strongholds is the only reason the majority of the HoR Reps and State delegates are Republicans.
 
2013-11-06 10:09:46 AM

RexTalionis: The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.


They ran with the same shiat after Booker won.

"We're actually the winners, because we didn't get our teeth kicked in completely."

We'll be hearing a lot more of it, because they're going to keep losing.
 
2013-11-06 10:09:59 AM
Cuccinelli lost because 50-some percent of the vote in Virginia resides in suburban DC.  Where federal employees live.  Northern Virginia was heavily hit by the GOP shutdown - not only the federal employees themselves, but also the businesses in the region.  I guarantee you, there was almost no one there who wasn't affected by it.  That is not soon forgotten, and Cuccinelli would have brought that very set of policies to Virginia as governor.

That is it.  That is, I'm certain, almost all of it.
 
2013-11-06 10:10:40 AM

ToastmasterGeneral: Lost by even more...to the worst candidate the Democrats could've nominated.


kinda worth keeping in mind. the far right lost this election, but i can't even pretend the democrats won anything but a new albatross to tie around their necks. i'll admit, Ole Terry could turn out to be a good governor, but nothing he's done so far really indicates as much.
 
2013-11-06 10:16:13 AM
Despite the cute headline, the fact that this nutcase could even be considered a viable candidate make my skin crawl. What's this country come to when someone as clearly unsuited for public service as this guy can get more votes than he has kids?

Seriously, this isn't funny or cute, the "victory" the libs are claiming is far for safe-there's just too many idiots out there for our own good.
 
2013-11-06 10:16:47 AM

TV's Vinnie: ah. Still not conservative enough.


Libtard... wasn't Red Skull a National SOCIALIST?  That's libbiest lib party that ever libbed a lib!
 
2013-11-06 10:17:18 AM
cooch: banning blowjobs is more important than creating real jobs!
 
2013-11-06 10:18:03 AM
Thr only reason cooch got any votes at all was because south west Virginia is still mad about reconstruction.
 
2013-11-06 10:19:48 AM
Makes me wonder how many more disastrous election seasons they have in them before the base gives up and stops coming to the polls.

2008, 2010, 2012...
 
2013-11-06 10:21:05 AM

Infernalist: Makes me wonder how many more disastrous election seasons they have in them before the base gives up and stops coming to the polls.

2008, 2010, 2012...


They'll die before they stop comin--  Oh, that might take care of it too.  Elderly cloud shouters.
 
2013-11-06 10:21:09 AM
As a right wing friend of mine once said "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades".

You lost. That is all that matters, ultimately. Even after purging 50K voters from the rolls, you still lost.

The W/L columns do not have one for "close".
 
2013-11-06 10:22:23 AM

RexTalionis: The downside of the election result is that Tea Party people are going to point to Virginia as an example of how they can use the ACA as a weapon against Democrats, even though they lost. They're going to declare victory because they lost with a smaller margin than the pre-election polls predicted. And they're going to be jawing about unskewing polls for election cycles to come.


All I have to say to that is: Please, proceed Teahadists.

Nevada 2010 is a template by which Democrats should approach every Congressional race for 2014:  Nominate sane, less threatening candidates who are ethically and morally reasonable.  Let the TP nominate the crazy, then play off of that crazy during the race.

It won't work with every race (especially in the deep red districts), but the PR will be priceless towards 2016.
 
2013-11-06 10:22:42 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Cuccinelli lost because 50-some percent of the vote in Virginia resides in suburban DC.  Where federal employees live.  Northern Virginia was heavily hit by the GOP shutdown - not only the federal employees themselves, but also the businesses in the region.  I guarantee you, there was almost no one there who wasn't affected by it.  That is not soon forgotten, and Cuccinelli would have brought that very set of policies to Virginia as governor.

That is it.  That is, I'm certain, almost all of it.


Cuccinelli lost the city of Richmond 17% to McAuliff's 74%
 
2013-11-06 10:23:13 AM

Tigger: He lost because he told the truth about what he believed.

Conservatives cannot win with the their truth.


FTFY
 
2013-11-06 10:24:41 AM
Not a single mention of the Libertarian candidate, Robert Sarvis, getting 7% of the vote?  Neither Cuccinelli nor Mcauliffe got a simple majority and I think it was Sarvis siphoning away votes that caused Cuccinelli to lose even with all the money thrown at Mcauliffe by the DNC.
 
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