Saturday, October 29, 2005

Connaughton Helps The Ticket

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Chairman Sean Connaughton shows yet again how much he helps the Virginia Republican party... At the annual Tom Davis election event in Prince William County today, Supervisor Marty Nohe announced to the eager crowd that Chairman Sean Connaughton organized an event which the Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch reported the event raised in excess of 190,000 dollars. The final number for the event are still being tallied, and it is likely it will reach over 200,000. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us This makes Connaughtons event one of the largest fundraisers this election cycle, rivaled only by a few events including the George Bush fundraiser. Thank you Chairman.

28 Comments:

At 10/30/2005 10:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this show people like Jim Young that Connaughton is NOT moderate?

 
At 10/30/2005 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Mitch Cumstein said...

Allow me a preemptive strike. In the minds of arch-conservatives like Young and Co., this doesn't change anything with regard to policy decisions that Sean has made (which, of course, doesn't bother me in the slightest). What this proves, yet again, is that despite the desire of some for strict ideological purity, the GOP needs pragmatic leaders and supporters to win elections. Unless, of course, you'd prefer that Kilgore return the money since Sean isn't conservative enough.

 
At 10/30/2005 03:42:00 PM, Blogger phinky said...

You left a comment on my blog about Craddock's traffic tickets being criminal. Here is my answer:
Umm because speeding is illegal? Traffic tickets are given out by police officers who enforce the law. I agree that traffic tickets are a minor offense but "forgetting" to pay the fine is not. It shows a complete disregard for the law. If elected Craddock will be expected to make laws and figure out penalties for those laws. I'm sorry, but as a parent I think speed limits in residential areas are a good thing. Craddock's lack of respect for the law shows his lack of respect for society (and the families that live in it). See, conservatives talk about personal responsibility only when it applies to others. Craddock has shown an inability to take responsibility for his traffic tickets, and then he whines about it when his opponent uses it against him. Personal responsiblity and maturity are important issues when we consider our elected leaders. Sorry, but I thought Republicans and conservatives have a monopoly on personal responsibility. I guess not.

And I see you deleted the diary entry where you linked to my blog. I guess you didn't like my analysis and comment of your post.

 
At 10/30/2005 04:50:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

When did I say traffic violations weren't illegal?

Everyone makes mistakes.

 
At 10/30/2005 07:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Kilgore is so gay.

 
At 10/30/2005 09:42:00 PM, Anonymous jerrykilgore said...

Now, Now Anonymous.
Just because I go tanning, get manicures and pedicures, and wear pink shirts, please do not come to any conclusions regarding my sexuality. I will bring you that honest reform we all need..(giggle)

 
At 10/31/2005 02:58:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

jim young-quiet?

...why no show at Wally Covingtons?

 
At 10/31/2005 07:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er.... I guess from that photo there are still some hard feelings about Bolling winning, eh?

 
At 10/31/2005 08:22:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Hard feelings?

..Hard Feelings...?

No way.....

 
At 10/31/2005 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume the photo at the top was not from the event, since there are Connaughton for Lt. Gov signs.

And all Jerry needs to make that photo perfect is a nifty pocket protector.

 
At 11/01/2005 11:10:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

Not at all, Anon 10:23. Supporting the ticket is EXPECTED. This demonstrates that Connaughton did not, on this occasion, break his word. What would demonstrate that he is not "moderate" [read: "liberal"] would be, inter alia, taking a risk for a Conservative policy position when it might actually cost him something, and when he is actually in a position to do something about it. For instances, his pro-Life position has never been tested, because he's never held an office in which he can do much about it. On the other hand, his spendthrift ways on taxes and spending have been amply demonstrated by his irresponsibility as BOCS Chairman, and his dismissive rhetoric regarding anyone who doesn't want to increase taxes on PW homeowners to the same extent that he does.

Mitch, as to your comment, you rather irresponsibly throw out the term "arch-conservative." Gee, why don't you tell us what that is? I know that's harder than throwing around a dismissive label, but there it is. Under current circumstances, I can only conclude that you mean someone who won't allow a Republican to tax and spend like a Democrat and then lie about it. I assume you mean someone who articulates and consistent and conservative vision. I have to assume you mean someone who opposes government grants of special privileges to preferred political groups like unions. And I assume you mean someone who thinks that unelected judges should not read their own policy preferences into the Constitution through artifice and evasion like "emanations" and "penumbras."

On the other hand, by "pragmatic," I assume you mean someone to talks like a conservative to get elected, but when in office screws conservatives and governs like a liberal, especially on taxes and spending.

Well, TC, you have me at a disadvantage, since you know who I am, but fail to extend to me the same courtesy. Why you would expect me to explain myself is therefore something of a mystery, but here it is: I have been traveling every week this month actually fighting the far Left throughout the nation (California; Idaho; taking the conservative message to black firefighters in Connecticut), rather than cozying up to it, as so many self-styled "moderates" do.

And BTW, as to the picture at the top, I'm sure it makes you Connaughton sycophants all warm and fuzzy. But when was it taken? It appears to be before the primary. If not, then as Anon 7:39 suggests, the bitterness and foolishness of certain Connaughtonites is being demonstrated by the "Connaughton for LG" signs being waived in the background, and by Connaughton's eponymous lapel tag.

 
At 11/01/2005 01:03:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

I knew we could count on you, James.

 
At 11/01/2005 01:09:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

Count on me for what, nova scout? Giving credit where credit is due, but only that credit which is due?

On the other hand, nova scout, I knew we could count on you to make a smarmy and belittling comment devoid of content.

 
At 11/01/2005 01:23:00 PM, Anonymous The Original Marty's Oversized Melon said...

Mr Young is correct, the photo is from the Fairfax Festival on 6/11/5, thus the "Connaughton for LG" signs.

 
At 11/01/2005 03:00:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

What does the picture have anything to do with anything?

Mr.Young-When I get enough time to muster a good response to your belittling post I will do so.

 
At 11/01/2005 03:42:00 PM, Anonymous The Original Marty's Oversized Melon said...

"What does the picture have anything to do with anything?"

Typical, just the sort of comment I would expect from weasle on a DNC staff. It has everything to do with the credibility of anything that follows beneath it as its juxtapositon above your musings makes it appear that the photo was taken at the event you reference, implying that in addition to Mr. Nohe's comments, PWC's cult leader was present and actively supporting the ticket at the referenced event. Whether or not he was there is irrelevant as you posted a photo that was not representative of the event and tryed to pawn it off on the viewer.

What's next? Obviously doctored photos of a nude male figure with Bolling's head superimposed.

Not good for your credibility TC.

 
At 11/01/2005 03:52:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

No pawning.

I wasn't at the event.

 
At 11/01/2005 09:50:00 PM, Anonymous NoVA Scout said...

Is it just me, or did others find that 1542 comment unintelligible? It was like our friend, James, at warp speed. There are some really stressed out people out there. Does anyone think they'll relax after next week?

 
At 11/01/2005 09:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get all the fuss. Connaughton raised $200K for Kilgore - anyone can do that.

 
At 11/01/2005 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the words of Mr.JMS , "Ha."

 
At 11/02/2005 01:13:00 AM, Blogger James Young said...

In that case, OMOM, I retract any explicit or implicit condemnation in my original post. And I don't think there was any misrepresentation intended by TC. But there was confusion caused, regardless.

And BTW, I'm delighted that Sean raised money for Kilgore and the ticket. But let's not canonize the guy; that's what he's supposed to do. I credit him for doing so.

 
At 11/02/2005 09:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim Hugo has also been active for Kilgore et al. I got an e-mail yesterday with what Tim and his team have been up to.

Here is the e-mail.

One Week to go!

Over the past few months, Team Hugo has been working tirelessly to gather support for our Republican team all across the Commonwealth. And, although we are unopposed we are taking nothing for granted!

Tim has donated over $50,000 this year alone to help our friends throughout Virginia. Tim has donated $20,000 and raised $13,000 for Speaker Howell’s Dominion Leadership PAC and has donated an additional $25,000 to House of Delegate candidates and the Republican state-wide ticket.

Team Hugo has also been working with the Kilgore campaign, putting together joint mailings, going door to door, making phone calls, handing out literature, and putting up signs. Besides working with the Kilgore campaign, Team Hugo has helped organize Clifton Day and Centreville Day for our Republican Candidates in Northern Virginia, organized candidate forums for the Business Community, and helped other delegates, such as Dave Albo, by participating in parades, handing out lit at football games, and making phone calls to constituents.

But, it is not enough....WE NEED YOUR HELP TO WIN!

There are many doors that have not been knocked, and likely voters that have not been called. Your help is especially important for candidates like Jerry Kilgore, who is neck and neck with a liberal opponent, who if elected, will work to raise our taxes and dilute Virginia’s conservative nature. This is the most liberal democratic ticket Virginia has faced in 30 years.

Please come out to help these extremely close races for all our statewide candidates and for our delegate races in Northern Virginia where the turnout of Republicans is going to be crucial.

We need your help to win!

If you can spare even an hour of your time and If you have not already signed up to volunteer on Election day, or this weekend, please email Julie Dime at Julie@TimHugo.com or call 703-569-1201.

Thanks for everything you have done in the past, and thank you in advance for your help in bringing home the VICTORY for our entire TEAM!

I say thank you Tim Hugo! A true conservative.

 
At 11/02/2005 10:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Tim Hugo?

 
At 11/02/2005 02:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only the next Congressman from the 11th district or maybe the next Lt. Governor?? Don't worry if you don't know him now...you will soon.

 
At 11/02/2005 02:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figured he was some sort of politician given the self-congratulatory tone of his e-mail posted above.

 
At 11/02/2005 07:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lt. Governor?

I think not.

 
At 11/03/2005 09:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Northern Virginia liberal is ever going to be elected Lt. Governor -- that includes Hugo.

 
At 11/07/2005 04:06:00 PM, Blogger MR JMS said...

If you think Connaughton or Hugo is liberal you better hope Kaine and Byrne don't win.

 

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