Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Congratulations to GOP Candidates, Thanks to Democratic Candidates and Teams.

Congratulations to my Republican Friends.

I hope your victory is a victory for all Virginians. I really hope the ideas put forth in which people have placed their trust, work as proposed. I wish success for the Governor Elect, the Lt Governor Elect, the Attorney General Elect, and all of the Members of the House of Delegates who were elected, in guiding this state to prosperity. We all have a vested interest in our elected representatives doing well for our state, and on our behalf.

I would like to thank the wonderful individuals who decided to put themselves before the public as candidates for the House of Delegates. Gene Hart, Greg Marrow, John Lesinski, Erik Curren, and Jeff Price, you have honored your communities with your efforts, and your ideas.  I am very proud of you.

I would also like to express deep appreciation for those dedicated and capable people who worked so hard on the campaigns.  You all did everything you possibly could have done and more.  I cannot imagine a finer group of individuals.  I am fortunate and honored to know each of you.  You have been and will continue to be blessings in the lives you touch.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lowell Fulk i knew this was going to happen i have been saying this for 4 months.

Anonymous said...

Well said Lowell. I hope so too.

Anonymous said...

Bubby wake up son, talk to me.

republitarian said...

I can honestly say that the democrats fielded the best slate of local candidates for all races....

You all should be proud of them because they got caught in a wave they didn't cause.

John Doe said...

Hide your prepubescent boys! I'm fairly certain that Bubby is in a foul mood right now. He's probably lurking outside the nearest elementary school right now.

Anonymous said...

I got up yesterday at 4:30 and went to my precinct, put out 45 signs and worked the polls all day with the exception of 10 minutes when i went to the store and got a hotdog for lunch.I met some very nice people both Republicans and Democrats when the results came out at my precinct I was very pleased after that i went home took a shower and went to a election party, but on my way home i couldn't help but thinking most Republicans and Democrats want the same things they just have different ideas about how to get there. Sure about 10 percent of each party are to the far right or far left but neither speak for the whole party. I hope we can all come together and bring some long term jobs back to Va.

John Doe said...

Anonymous, I WISH I agreed with you. I think most Democrats--or at least the ones who contribute to RockDem want to turn Virginia into a mixture of California's bankrupt economy and San Francisco's bankrupt social culture.

Rockdem said...

Thank you Myron. They are good candidates, each one. And good quality individuals, each one.

republitarian said...

Unfortunately, it will be hard to find candidates in the near future because no one is going to want to get blasted like that for awhile....

Gene Hart said...

Myron,

Thanks again for the kind words. Later I look forward to discussing the 2009 "wave" and its impact. Today, I would just like to offer a counter to your last post.

If what happened to us in the 26th, 25th, 20th and 15th Districts is viewed as a "blasting" that future candidates don't want to go risk, believe me I understand that sentiment. I'm living it buddy. However, that should not and cannot be what Democrat potential candidates should take from our experience. Rather, we and they should look at how we got good candidates who ran their rears off knowing that it was an uphill battle against entrenched incumbents. We were willing to be the scouts in the "Scouts out, draw fire." We knew that going in (well, we thought we did). We also each knew and accepted that someone had to do this, it hadn't been done in far too long, someone had to take the lead and advance our party and ideals even if it was just a yard or too. In retrospect, I think that understanding is why three of the four of us were military vets. Might be something in the psyche and an understanding that personal sacrifice is often necessary to advance the common cause.

The next guys and gals (I truly hope) will have an easier job because of what we did in 2009. There is now a group of campaign volumteers and workers that saw up close how very different and more difficult an off-year Virginia election is than the resource-rich excitement that was 2008. Those people and the campaign structures built will be there again in 2011 and 2013. So will the candidates that went thru the storm even if they won't be there again on the ballot.

You don't become a winner because you like to win, you become a winner because you hate to lose so much that it eats at you. I know a whole group of committed people in our area that pain of loss right now; we aren't going away and we aren't giving up.

Gene

John Doe said...

The way that I interpret Mr. Hart's comments are that he believes that if only Dems just work a little harder, and get a little more organized, then they will hoodwink the good citizens of his district into voting for a Democrat next time. Of course, being a politician, I'm sure that is not what he meant to say. So I must be wrong.

But instead of trying to impose their will upon the populace, perhaps Democrats should modify their beliefs about how government should function, and tailor their political promises (and what they do once in office) to what the people want.

Right now, the people do NOT want higher taxes. PERIOD. The people don't want homosexual marriage jammed down their throats. The people don't want socialized medicine, or cap and trade. You want to get elected to office on such promises, move to Taxachusetts or Bankruptfornia and run on that platform.

Any fool who who refuses to accept that the shenanigans in Washington (done by Nan, Harry and Barry et al.) caused the Dem massacre on Tuesday is too stupid to run for office, or to even vote, IMHO.

The people sent a message, loud and clear. Now will the would-be politicians hear it, and take heed, or just continue business as usual come next election?

Anonymous said...

The very worst thing about our area's auto-electing of Republicans for House of Delegates & State Senate is that it means the Republicans running for and holding those offices don't have to be effective, have good ideas, debate their opponents with any intelligence, or answer media questions if they don't feel like it, etc. Chris Saxman was a good delegate. Landes & Lohr are embarrassments and Bell, Saxman's replacement, has a spotty attendance record on Staunton City Council and a sometimes prickly personality.

Bubby said...

So which Bob McDonnell did Virginia get? The Bob's For Jobs, or Taliban Bob?

Rockdem said...

This we are about to find out...

Rockdem said...

Bubby, you really need to get onto facebook. There's a discussion going on now that is very encouraging for our future, and one that couldn't happen with trolls involved...

Anonymous said...

Bubby we got the one that you said wouldn't win.Creigh(whats in your wallet)Deeds lost son just like i had been telling you for the past 4 months. With your help Gene Hart couldn't get 30% of the vote.

Anonymous said...

Allow me to say, to both Lowell and Bubby: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What a wipeout, huh? None of your local boys could even convince little more than 30% of voters. And Deeds? What an absolutely embarrassing showing, what a piss-poor candidate. Somewhere Mary Sue Terry is smiling. In a state Obama won a majority of last fall you Dems get shellacked.

Congressional Dems, you've been warned...

John Doe said...

Lowell Fulk whiiiiiines. We can't have an "encouraging discussion" on our widdle "open minded blog" because of trolls. Oh, whiiiiiiiiine. Come to face book, where we can exclude people who have a different perspective. Whiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

That about it, Lowell? Sorry to discourage you. But HA HA HA HA HA. Did I mention HA HA HA?

Anonymous said...

I bet Tom Perriello has realized now that his days are numbered he WILL be replaced.

Bubby said...

If Bob is really serious about addressing Virginia's broken budget system, fix transportation, and free localities from dependence on Richmond lawmakers, I'm on board.

If Bob wants to legislate morality and work that thesis nonsense of his, we got a fight. And he'll lose. There aren't enough hard right Conservatives in Virginia.

I'm hoping he'll tell the nuts to sit on their hands and allow Virginia to move forward.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lowell, when you gonna put a map of VA on your sidebar with the caption 'No, We Didn't'? HAHAHAHAHA. You Dems weren't even competitive, and indies ran from you folks like you were toxic. What happened?

Anonymous said...

Bubby Bob McDonnell just made minced meat out of your boy Creigh(whats in your wallet)Deeds he wouldn't waste a minute putting a far left wing party hack mouth piece like you out to pasture. Bubby i told you son that Va wasn't blue.

Anonymous said...

Creigh(whats in your wallet)Deeds knows what its like to get beat by Bob McDonnell twice but this last time was a real ass kicking.

Rockdem said...

"Hey Lowell, when you gonna put a map of VA on your sidebar with the caption 'No, We Didn't'?"

You find and email me a good graphic and I'll put 'er up there. Deal?