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I am so angry about Virginia
« on: January 14, 2022, 08:24:44 PM »
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I am so angry about Virginia
{rant}

The turnout by Dems was low.

And we had real problems with the way VA Dems ran their GOTV campaign.

They refused to have any text-banking , only phone banking and sending out LETTERS. Not even postcards.

The letters campaign was a real mess. We had to print out letters and hand-write the letters. It was time consuming and expensive (we had to pay for postage).

There were about 20,000 names that were never “claimed” for letters. Those 20,000 names would have easily been reached with texts.

I remember many times while texting for Gavin Newsom in his recall campaign, I received many thanks from recipients for reminding them to return their ballots.

I also received thanks for reminding NJ Dems to vote for Phil Murphy.

But 1000s of Virginia Dem voters were never even contacted.

We were told that letters were far superior to texting. How can that be if they never even got sent?! We don’t even know if they were ever opened!!

I wrote scathing emails to VA Dem officials after the election.


None of them even bothered to respond.

{end rant}

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Star Member EleanorR (1,988 posts)

2. McAuliffe got more votes than any other Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia's history

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Star Member WarGamer (3,497 posts)

3. Shitty campaigns too...

They left wide open routes of attack for the GOP'ers...

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4. Hopefully Virginia '21 was a one and done for GQP similar to Alabama for Dems and Doug Jones in '18

I can NOT believe Virginian's will be OK with what is going to happen to them in the next 4 years. 2025 can't come too soon for them I'm sure.

Too bad Jones lives in Alabama and not a Blue or even Swing state. He was a great Senator.

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5. McAuliffe thought he was a shoo-in

I am not a fan of his. His unqualified support for the destructive, doomed Atlantic Coast pipeline project destroyed whatever support he once had in western Virginia.

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10. He was a weak candidate who ran a poor ground/web game. I saw and said that in the summer.

But was shouted down by some for being a doubting Thomas.

Reality Bites, Virginia. There is no Santa Claus.

Disclosure: I'm personally very upset because I have family and friends there who will suffer greatly because of the Radical Right. I saw the 'ground game' in action personally and it quite frankly sucked. As did online fundraising.

I actually donated $$ and did some calling but it was soon apparent that was a huge kludge.

Hell they only put out yard signs in mid September in areas I went through several times. And some NOVA areas had NONE.

People are apathetic by nature and simply forget to vote. If you don't remind them on election day it greatly cuts down turnout. First I have heard they didn't leverage text messaging.

I mean come on, Howard Dean taught us the power of online many many years ago. But egos.

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12. This has been a pet peeve of mine for YEARS

I have this bad feeling that we have been stuck with bad campaign marketing companies because we only work with "approved" companies, which are based on who knows who.

In 2020, Angie Craig had some God awful You Tube ads that looked like they were video taped by a local cable access channel. The audio was also really bad too. She still won, but I don't know if she would have if the anti-Trump vote wasn't there.

The teachers union in my area, on the other hand, used post cards to communicate who were the non-MAGAT school board candidates right before this past November's election. Otherwise, I would have been stuck doing web searches trying to find out where each candidate stood (usually the best strategy I found is to look at who endorsed them). No MAGATS were elected to the school board in my swing district this past November.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 08:36:38 PM »
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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 10:42:29 PM »
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I remember many times while texting for Gavin Newsom in his recall campaign, I received many thanks from recipients for reminding them to return their ballots.
If someone is so stupid that they need a stranger to remind them to return their ballot then they can't be trusted to make a wise choice on their ballot.
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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 09:52:04 AM »
I blame an outbreak of Foot-In-Mouth Disease among Dems, spread from the Governor, through municipal officials, and into school boards.

Many Dem voters are Cultural Democrats, it's the way their family and friends have always voted. But even comfortable Cultural Democrats have boundaries Progs trample to their peril. Messing with their kids proved to be a significant one.

However, Virginia could prove to be a one-off isolated event unless the Rs have the sense to HAMMER those boundary issues - e.g. Gun-Grabbing in states like TX (Hello, Fauxspanic Bobby?) and rural areas generally, Pro-Life among Hispanics, CRT where schools have gone full-race-baiter; anti Asian and -white discrimination where schools and universities game their admissions, etc.,  etc.,  etc.. When Dems give a huge issue like these for free, hammer them with the hammer they gave.
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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2022, 10:39:26 AM »
So what you're saying, is that you got sand in your...virginia.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 11:08:47 AM »
Here's what all of you DUmbass DUmmys can do with your angry opinions.
When you are the beneficiary of someone’s kindness and generosity, it produces a sense of gratitude and community.

When you are the beneficiary of a policy that steals from someone and gives it to you in return for your vote, it produces a sense of entitlement and dependency.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2022, 02:26:34 PM »
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I am so angry about Virginia
{rant}

The turnout by Dems was low.

And we had real problems with the way VA Dems ran their GOTV campaign.

They refused to have any text-banking , only phone banking and sending out LETTERS. Not even postcards.

The letters campaign was a real mess. We had to print out letters and hand-write the letters. It was time consuming and expensive (we had to pay for postage).

There were about 20,000 names that were never “claimed” for letters. Those 20,000 names would have easily been reached with texts.

I remember many times while texting for Gavin Newsom in his recall campaign, I received many thanks from recipients for reminding them to return their ballots.

I also received thanks for reminding NJ Dems to vote for Phil Murphy.

But 1000s of Virginia Dem voters were never even contacted.

We were told that letters were far superior to texting. How can that be if they never even got sent?! We don’t even know if they were ever opened!!

I wrote scathing emails to VA Dem officials after the election.


None of them even bothered to respond.

{end rant}

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2022, 05:10:00 PM »
today the new governor officially took office. He's hired a specialist to root out CRT in the schools.
I'm looking forward to seeing the new GOP legislators repeal ALL the Democrat overreach of the last few years. 

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2022, 05:13:23 PM »
This ought to send the DUchebags into rabid mental insanity. Youngkin put this out on Day ONE:

Blow up the pic it is worth it.
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When you are the beneficiary of a policy that steals from someone and gives it to you in return for your vote, it produces a sense of entitlement and dependency.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2022, 05:17:50 PM »
Piss and moan about election results in whatever state you wish, but unless you live there your opinion means nothing.
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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2022, 05:53:36 PM »
This ought to send the DUchebags into rabid mental insanity. Youngkin put this out on Day ONE:

Blow up the pic it is worth it.

Other than EO5, whose import isn't clear to me, every one of those EOs and EDs should give DU-folk apoplexy.
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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2022, 06:36:46 PM »
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2. McAuliffe got more votes than any other Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia's history

President Trump received more votes in 2020 than any other sitting president in history
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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2022, 08:30:02 PM »
So what you're saying, is that you got sand in your...virginia.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2022, 11:43:17 PM »
This ought to send the DUchebags into rabid mental insanity. Youngkin put this out on Day ONE:

Blow up the pic it is worth it.
Lots of eye twitching at the Virginia starbucks
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20. absolute bullshit. the cave is unspeakably vile.

I don't know how any of you can live with yourselves.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2022, 08:36:38 AM »
Lots of eye twitching at the Virginia starbucks


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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2022, 08:51:56 AM »


I'm not sure what planet this DUmpass is broadcasting from, but they took over VA and what was the FIRST thing they did? Start banning guns... In ****ing Virginia.
If a leader in VA tries to mimic the commie who is running CA, it's just simply not going to end well.
VA would be a quite nice place if it weren't for that cesspool of concentrated stupid near the coast.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2022, 02:46:11 PM »
I'm not sure what planet this DUmpass is broadcasting from, but they took over VA and what was the FIRST thing they did? Start banning guns... In ****ing Virginia.
If a leader in VA tries to mimic the commie who is running CA, it's just simply not going to end well.
VA would be a quite nice place if it weren't for that cesspool of concentrated stupid near the coast.
The stupid isn't by the coast (i.e. Norfolk, Virginia Beach, etc.), but up north around Washington. Arlington and especially Loudoun come to mind.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2022, 12:33:46 PM »
The stupid isn't by the coast (i.e. Norfolk, Virginia Beach, etc.), but up north around Washington. Arlington and especially Loudoun come to mind.

I rate this as 100% true. Look for blue politics, find misery, heartache, and death.
When you are the beneficiary of someone’s kindness and generosity, it produces a sense of gratitude and community.

When you are the beneficiary of a policy that steals from someone and gives it to you in return for your vote, it produces a sense of entitlement and dependency.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2022, 02:18:07 PM »
Well, considering this post was made before Youngkin's first day as governor, I'm guessing that poster is now a lot angrier. about Virginia.

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Re: I am so angry about Virginia
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2022, 02:32:39 PM »
Well, considering this post was made before Youngkin's first day as governor, I'm guessing that poster is now a lot angrier. about Virginia.

One can hope.
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