CRAPTASTIC: Democrat Hack Terry McAuliffe Projected Winner in Va. Governor’s Race

(Who is the guy on the left? A member of the opposition campaign?  He looks deeply troubled...)

(Who is the guy on the left? A member of the opposition campaign? He looks deeply troubled…)

Nov. 5, 2013: Virginia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy depart after voting at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean, Virginia .reuters

Democrat Terry McAuliffe is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli in a surprisingly close victory.

Fox News projected McAuliffe as the winner Tuesday night.

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Tightening in Virginia


VA Precincts Reporting: 82%…

The Obamacare Ballot Bloodbath Begins

The Obamacare Ballot Bloodbath Begins

Democrats party at Hillary’s swanky house as government shuts down


WASHINGTON —Alex Pappas reports: While Washington, D.C. braced Monday evening for the federal government to shut down, Hillary Clinton hosted rich, connected, powerful Democrats at her swanky northwest D.C. home to raise money for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

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“Good to see everybody!” McAuliffe said before being driven away from Clinton’s home in a black SUV on Monday night.

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The Democratic nominee for governor declined to answer questions from The Daily Caller about the Virginians likely to be furloughed in a government shutdown. An estimated 150,000 Virginians are likely to be affected.

Despite the shutdown threat, a Who’s Who of national Democrats (and a deer) still attended the fundraiser at the invitation of the former Secretary of State, First Lady and likely 2016 presidential candidate. Read the rest of this entry »

Terry McAuliffe, the Redskins, and the Big Lies of Liberalism

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Jonah Goldberg’s column (and current book) his good-humored, scholarly, pop-culture-savy approach to the often dreadful business of exposing liberalism’s falsehoods never fail to entertain. It’s rare to see Goldberg’s temperature rise. This column is an exception. I can almost see the veins popping out on his forehead. –The Butcher

terryMcJonah Goldberg writes: Some of you may recall this scornful column I wrote the other week mocking the myth that there’s anything socially libertarian about liberalism. If not, you might recall a couple dozen Corner posts on the same theme. It is easily one of my biggest peeves in politics. But there is something worse than lying about being a libertarian on social issues. It’s lying about being a libertarian on economic issues.

I haven’t been following the Virginia gubernatorial race too closely, but I managed to catch the last few minutes of the debate last night. Chuck Todd asked the candidates whether they think the Redskins should keep their name. Terry McAuliffe responded: “I don’t think the governor ought to be telling private businesses what they should do about their business.”

“Even if it’s offensive to people?” Todd interjected.

“I don’t think the governor should be telling private businesses . . .” McAuliffe repeated. Todd interrupted. Asking what his personal opinion was. McAuliffe stuck to his bogus answer: “As governor, I’m not going to tell Dan Snyder or anybody else what they should [do] with their business, and I want to congratulate the Redskins, because I went down to the training practice here in Richmond and it is spectacular.”

Now, in what way is this remotely true? Don’t get me wrong, I think McAuliffe’s answer is basically right. And for all I know he won’t pressure the Redskins to change their name. But is that because he’s the sort of guy who doesn’t tell businesses what they should do? Or is it because he’s the sort of guy who says what audiences want to hear about their beloved football franchise? If the question was about businesses that refuse to comply with Obamacare’s requirement to pay for birth control, would he still be the sort of guy who doesn’t think politicians should be telling businesses what to do? Is he for no environmental regulations? Against all zoning? Is he now against civil-rights laws that tell business who. they must serve, hire, etc.? Read the rest of this entry »