March 31, 2010

Vets For Congress…Chris Gibson In The NY 20th
— DrewM

When last we left the NY 20th congressional district, the Republicans waged and lost a lackluster campaign to replace Kirsten Gillibrand, who had just been named to the US Senate to replace Hillary Clinton.

One of the biggest differences in that race was candidate selection. The Republican establishment picked one of their own, a long serving state assemblyman who was all about old style bringing back the bacon type politics. It took him two weeks to announce how he would have voted on the so-called “stimulus” bill, even knowing all Republicans in the House had voted against it months earlier.

Well this time the county organizations went a different way and selected a novice politician and recently retire US Army Colonel, Chris Gibson.

Based on his kickoff speech, he’s just about everything a conservative could hope for.

(Sorry about the shaky video in parts, the AoS video budget is not close to the RNC bondage club budget)

A couple of notes from being on scene (yeah, I schlepped down there just for this)… Gibson cuts a very impressive figure as you’d expect from someone who rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army. At the same time, he walked into the room and no one seemed to notice it was him (he was at the drink table alone). It actually struck me as a kind of nice combination. At these events there’s always a bunch of hangers on around the candidate. They were there, just not attached to him like a remora to a shark. It was refreshing.

He’s definitely an outside candidate but it will be interesting to see how much that plays out because Scott Murphy was a neophyte when he won election less than a year ago. It may cancel out or Murphy’s year in office and his health care flip may be enough to paint him as a deal making insider.

As I said, Gibson has the presence you’d expect in an Army Colonel and speaks well. He was a little too dependent on talking points in answering a few questions but you can either look at that as being on message or something he will become more comfortable with as the campaign progresses. He’s been at this less than a month after all.

One question that was asked focused on campaign financing. Murphy has raised about a million dollars and I’d imagine Pelosi will be helping to steer some cash his way after he was a good boy and voted with her. Gibson said his first finance report will show a credible amount raised and that he expects support from inside and outside (that’s us) the district. Here’s the website with a donation page if you are so inclined.

A bit of good news…there were several other candidates vying for the nod , including one with ties to the local tea party group. All have agreed to back Gibson, so there shouldn’t be any third party problems.

Overall first impression…thank God they picked this guy. Yeah, he’s a little rough around the edges as a politician but that will improve in time. Most importantly he did not equivocate on who his inspirations are, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Solomon (who represented a good part of this district for years) or what he believes in. While he didn’t say ‘repeal’, he made it clear the health care law is a bad deal that has to be replaced. He repeatedly came back to the themes that regulation and taxation are the enemies of prosperity and spoke openly about the need to limit government in peoples’ lives.

What a difference a year makes. What a difference a candidate who believes in something makes. While the district should be welcoming to a guy like Gibson (it’s R+2), it’s still going to be a tough fight. I hope he wins it.

Posted by: DrewM at 01:00 PM | Comments (84)
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1
and we must in NY-23!

Posted by: this is Carlton, the doorman at March 31, 2010 01:03 PM (XuxCF)

2
We have no challenger for the Senate seat?

Posted by: this is Carlton, the doorman at March 31, 2010 01:03 PM (FAI37)

3 BS.  You fuckin' pussies.  You're punchin' down.  Haven't you learned anything?

Posted by: someturd at March 31, 2010 01:04 PM (ucq49)

4

Chris Gibson?

Never heard of him.

Posted by: someguy named charles gibson at March 31, 2010 01:05 PM (Vqruj)

5 Go for it in New York!  Thomas Friedman referred to the world being flat?  Well, politically it's true:  the difference in perceived importance, and prominence between national and local races needs to FLATTEN.  We need to treat House races with the same passion as Presidential races.*







*Not a racist statement!

Posted by: ParisParamus at March 31, 2010 01:05 PM (TFs5o)

6

Uh oh. He didn't advocate for an outright repeal?? Well then the Moron Nation® certainly cannot give him their seal of approval.

/sadly not sarc

Posted by: laceyunderalls at March 31, 2010 01:05 PM (hS7s5)

7
the AoS video budget is not close to the RNC bondage club budget

Oh ferfukssake, just ask Ace for a raise already willya?

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:05 PM (fx8sm)

8 sounds like your typical, racist Teabagger to me...

Posted by: Jeneane Garafolo at March 31, 2010 01:06 PM (eoYH6)

9
I guess "punching down" has joined "never heard of 'em" and "... the chicken" as blog mainstays?

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:08 PM (fx8sm)

10
Any Indianaians, here?
Any Connecticuttians here?

How's Linda McMahon doing; will she be the nominee? Can we beat the dildo (D) in Indiana?

Posted by: this is Carlton, the doorman at March 31, 2010 01:09 PM (XuxCF)

11

O/T - "The White House said today that the government will "purchase the first 100 plug-in electric vehicles to roll off American assembly lines" before the end of the year."

Obama is really a man of his word.  Confiscate General Motors and rename it Government Motors, and then commence to buy Chevrolet Volts from well.......Government Motors.

That's a winner for $400 Alex.  

Posted by: Fish at March 31, 2010 01:13 PM (M5t+h)

12

punching down

Do I want to know??

Posted by: laceyunderalls at March 31, 2010 01:13 PM (hS7s5)

13
the first 100 plug-in electric vehicles to roll off American assembly lines

Great.  Wonder how much of a boondoggle that's going to turn out.  We'll be paying for these cars for 20 years.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:15 PM (fx8sm)

14 Fuckin' A you never punch down.  Pick that chicken up.  Above your navel.  Drop your drawers.  And punch up!

Posted by: sometard at March 31, 2010 01:16 PM (ucq49)

15 Ya know that white star in the background sure looks like the Tennessee flag, must be a neo-nazi.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes, parading around as a typical commenter at March 31, 2010 01:17 PM (7VvJB)

16 12

punching down

Do I want to know??

Posted by: laceyunderalls at March 31, 2010 06:13 PM (hS7s5)

 

You fucking fucks are too fucking stupid to be allowed near the fucking interweb!

Posted by: someguy at March 31, 2010 01:19 PM (tcMQZ)

17 Punching down is another way of describing a self inflicted nut shot. 

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 31, 2010 01:20 PM (T1boi)

18

OT but just fucking classic:

Illinois: Muslim prisoners sue because prison won’t allow more time with family & friends http://tinyurl.com/yexq6tr

Posted by: conscious, but freaking incoherent at March 31, 2010 01:20 PM (YVZlY)

19 Great.  Wonder how much of a boondoggle that's going to turn out.  We'll be paying for these cars for 20 years.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 06:15 PM (fx8sm)

After sales are anemic and dismal, government will proudly proclaim the importance of this new technology and offer a tax incentive to purchase the Volt which screws taxpayers, and will also purchase many more for gov'mint boondoggling assholes.

Posted by: Fish at March 31, 2010 01:20 PM (M5t+h)

20

I will SUE you ALL!!!

Fuckin' A I will.

Posted by: Someguy in San Diego at March 31, 2010 01:21 PM (F09Uo)

21

FUCK!

I just had to get that out there

Posted by: Someguy in San Diego at March 31, 2010 01:21 PM (F09Uo)

22 Ace, I will hit paypal for $50 TODAY if you ban sumcumguzzler.  Who else is in?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 31, 2010 01:24 PM (cniXs)

23
since when are WAHL clippers made in China?

I just bought a new clipper and noticed on the box it was made in China.
oh, in the olden days, the only reason you'd need to buy a new Wahl clipper is because you dropped it too many times. They last forever. Or used to, anyway.

Posted by: this is Carlton, the doorman at March 31, 2010 01:25 PM (XuxCF)

24

I will donate 100,0000,00 tomorrow if you don't ban me today.

 

Posted by: Someguy in San Diego at March 31, 2010 01:26 PM (F09Uo)

25 Why are you linking this sellout RINO? He's from one of the lowest-rated districts in NYS. You don't punch down, motherfucker. Reporting 101.

Posted by: ace at March 31, 2010 01:26 PM (i6ROy)

26 Lacey, You really need to visit the to ban or not to ban thread a few topics down. I particularly recommend Warden's #87--it's a sprightly remark with the memorable aftertaste in your nose of whatever you were drinking when you read it. In my case diet root beer.

Posted by: Nosli W. Nevets at March 31, 2010 01:27 PM (ZAEm3)

27

Wtf is a 'wahl clipper'?

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:29 PM (fx8sm)

28 >>>. Yeah, he’s a little rough around the edges as a politician but that will improve in time. It's like what someone said about casting for Captain America-- you can put muscles on an actor easier than you can teach a muscle-guy how to act. You can't teach anyone to have his biography, but you can teach this guy how to answer questions like a political pro.

Posted by: ace at March 31, 2010 01:29 PM (i6ROy)

29

O/T  Small bidness owners, start planning your trip to DC for your "I am Spartacus Moment" via Michelle Malkin.  http://tinyurl.com/yl7nax9 

Stick it to Henry Nostrilitis Waxman 

Posted by: RushBabe at March 31, 2010 01:30 PM (LKkE8)

30
what boy in America never had his dad cut his hair with a Wahl clipper?

Posted by: this is Carlton, the doorman at March 31, 2010 01:31 PM (XuxCF)

31

"Ace, I will hit paypal for $50 TODAY if you ban sumcumguzzler.  Who else is in?"

I'm in.  OK, I was already in/planning for $50.  To be fair, I'll go in $100.

Someone let me know.

Thx

Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 31, 2010 01:31 PM (ucq49)

32
Dad used to cut my hair...and then cut the dog's fur...with the same clipper.

Posted by: this is Carlton, the doorman at March 31, 2010 01:32 PM (XuxCF)

33 #29  It's like what someone said about casting for Captain America-- you can put muscles on an actor easier than you can teach a muscle-guy how to act.

No disagreement there Ace, but wasn't that said about Christopher Reeve in Superman?  Or is that from the casting of the new Captain America movie?

/Have Palin Steele on the brain?

Posted by: Kratos (missing from the side of Mt Olympus) at March 31, 2010 01:32 PM (otlXg)

34 What happen?

I take a nap after lunch wine and a few post of AoSHQ and "someguy" comes in my room and starts playing with my dick.

Did I ban her/him  (she says she is a she) or did I have a wet dream?

Posted by: Kemp at March 31, 2010 01:33 PM (2+9Yx)

35

32  I'm in.

We may need to sweeten the deal with a case of butterscotch pudding.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 31, 2010 01:33 PM (cniXs)

36

Be Captain America, DON'T be The Punisher!!!

How simple do I have to make this for you idiots? That's like blogging 101.

Posted by: Someguy in San Diego at March 31, 2010 01:34 PM (F09Uo)

37
but you can teach this guy how to answer questions like a political pro

I'd rather not have too many 'political pros' on the ticket, that's what the advisors are for.  Rather they actually had some integrity instead of being cynical political animals.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:36 PM (fx8sm)

38
Someone let me know.

You'll be hearing from somegoy very shortly, no doubt.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:37 PM (fx8sm)

39

"I take a nap after lunch wine and a few post of AoSHQ and "someguy" comes in my room and starts playing with my dick."

But "it" swallowed.  Then hummed mmm mmm mmm

So what's your beef?

Posted by: fifth column someguys at March 31, 2010 01:40 PM (ucq49)

40 #32

I don't understand why this is so hard.  Shit, Pixy bans my IP every two or three weeks for some random reason.  Mostly I think she wants a hat tip.

So I paid last week when I screwed up and posted my sons email account. Dumb and drunk is a bad combo.

Erg, Palin, Someguy, suck the barbed cock of Satan!

Christoph?  Give him a break, he is a fucking frog.


Posted by: Kemp at March 31, 2010 01:40 PM (2+9Yx)

41

So....

How is a guy working 50 feet from the Oval getting ready to make his third shitty ass movie about sexing an oversized bad of weed and going on a magical stoner journey not even able to crack the top 50 things that's wrong with this administration??

Yes. Apparently they are making a Harold & Kumar 3.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at March 31, 2010 01:44 PM (hS7s5)

42
Yes. Apparently they are making a Harold & Kumar 3

The resume has been padded, time for the first wave of douchebag staffers to move along.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:46 PM (fx8sm)

43 Everybody can buy a crew cut!

Posted by: someguy not born in Kenya at March 31, 2010 01:51 PM (BiCQw)

44

Related:  I was wondering how Cornyn wins in Texas.  Cornyn, you know, the guy that won't let go of Crist, since his pride is on the line (stupid) or because he doesn't grok conservatism (stupid) or because he's stupid.  Anyway.  His challenger in the primaries is described at Wikipedia as a Christian activist.  Assuming Wikipedia is correct, that's his big claim to fame.  Well, now, there's a quality candidate.  Note that I'm a Christian, but I'm aware of the arrogant stupidity (hubris) of thinking government exists to help me assert my religious beliefs.  But that's another rant.   Too bad a conservative didn't run against Cornyn.

The Crist thing proved conclusively Cornyn is a douchebag.  The stupid healthcare admissions and defacto defeatist attitude are frosting on the cake.  I'd ask my inbred Texas friends to write-in someone else, but the GOP has to hold the seat.

Posted by: rdbrewer at March 31, 2010 01:51 PM (nY2uA)

45 what the fuck?!! stop punching down for fuck's sake! is it so HARD?? jesus!!fuck. why do i bother.

Posted by: boob-gnomes at March 31, 2010 01:52 PM (+8Y9F)

46
@rdbrewer

You forgot the msnbc link for the proper punch-downage.  Posting 101.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 01:57 PM (fx8sm)

47

I'm hoping that not only does Washington get flooded by a tide of conservatives in 2010, but also that the professional politicans are also washed away by a wave of citizen-servants.

The left is half our problem. The other half is that these people spend their entire careers in the system, leeching away our hard earned money and trading favors with other powerbrokers while calling it public service.

 

Posted by: Warden at March 31, 2010 01:59 PM (QoR4a)

48 Did some one a few posts back say...."swallow"?

Posted by: ace's condom at March 31, 2010 02:01 PM (Ki7fm)

49

I'd rather not have too many 'political pros' on the ticket, that's what the advisors are for.  Rather they actually had some integrity instead of being cynical political animals.

 

I'm with you.  I'd rather have a slightly inarticulate, intelligent conservative who loves my country than a long-term professional politician and his tapdancing bullshit.

Posted by: Soona' at March 31, 2010 02:02 PM (iwsmh)

50 Bland speech, in both words and delivery. Something about him rubs me the wrong way. He strikes me as a guy who will be exactly like the rest of them by the time he's running for his second term.

Posted by: arhooley at March 31, 2010 02:04 PM (AJT9M)

51

"You forgot the msnbc link for the proper punch-downage.  Posting 101."

Links!  You don't need NO fuckin' links.  You've got my comments.  Take it to the bank. Not good enough?  Check my blog!

Posted by: some scrunt/cockholster at March 31, 2010 02:04 PM (ucq49)

52

 I was wondering how Cornyn wins in Texas. 

 

Have you ever heard of the city of Austin?  'Nuff said.

Posted by: Soona' at March 31, 2010 02:07 PM (iwsmh)

53

boob-gnomes

Uh oh. I'm guessing you guys are going to be a lot tougher to get rid of than the underpants gnomes.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 31, 2010 02:11 PM (cniXs)

54

"Have you ever heard of the city of Austin?  'Nuff said."

Maybe you forgot San Antone.  Houston, city proper.  West of Ft Worth, most notably the great city of El Illegal Paso?

Posted by: truth hurts at March 31, 2010 02:11 PM (ucq49)

55 28

Wtf is a 'wahl clipper'?

It's a device that removes the hair from the protruded foreheads of Texans.

Posted by: Barbarian at March 31, 2010 02:11 PM (EL+OC)

56

>>>. Yeah, he’s a little rough around the edges as a politician but that will improve in time.

You make this sound like a bad thing, hell in my book that's the no. 2 reason to vote or donate to the guy.

Posted by: Bosk at March 31, 2010 02:12 PM (pUO5u)

57 Wait, NY Republicans learned a lesson?

Wow. I never thought I'd live to see that happen.
The last time I thought that I ended up voting for Pataki.
That was a short lived euphoria,.

Posted by: Veeshir at March 31, 2010 02:13 PM (Ers68)

58

Yeah, he’s a little rough around the edges as a politician but that will improve in time.

--No big deal.  Dr. Benishek did not sound polished on Levin's show either, but fuck it, I'm tired of career politicians.  We have the most polished of smooth-talkers in the White House and look where that got us.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2010 02:14 PM (Mmw0q)

59


Wtf is a 'wahl clipper'?

It's a device that removes the hair from the protruded foreheads of Texans.

Heh.

Posted by: Soona' at March 31, 2010 02:14 PM (iwsmh)

60
a device that removes the hair from the protruded foreheads of Texans.

Oh, the har clippers, right.  Well say it in Texan so I can understand it, dayum.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 02:15 PM (378s+)

61

Uh oh. He didn't advocate for an outright repeal?? Well then the Moron Nation?certainly cannot give him their seal of approval.

/sadly not sarc

Posted by: laceyunderalls at March 31, 2010 06:05 PM (hS7s5)

--Well, at least if there's no D behind his name, his arm can be twisted like Nancy twisted Murphy's.

Posted by: logprof at March 31, 2010 02:15 PM (Mmw0q)

62

Wtf is a 'wahl clipper'?

Nose hair trimmer for a wookie.

Posted by: Bosk at March 31, 2010 02:15 PM (pUO5u)

63 Punch this muthafucka down!

Posted by: somelogprof at March 31, 2010 02:19 PM (Mmw0q)

64

Wtf is a 'wahl clipper'?

Nose hair trimmer for a wookie.

 

It's like "Nair" but with blades.

Posted by: Soona' at March 31, 2010 02:19 PM (iwsmh)

65 "It's a device that removes the hair from the protruded foreheads of Texans.

Posted by: Barbarian at March 31, 2010 07:11 PM (EL+OC)

Hey asswipe.  And licking your lips.  You've been asked repeatedly, today, what great state you hail from.

Ashamed?  I don't blame you.

Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 31, 2010 02:20 PM (ucq49)

Posted by: Captain FalconGuy at March 31, 2010 02:25 PM (sQJd1)

67 66 "It's a device that removes the hair from the protruded foreheads of Texans.

Posted by: Barbarian at March 31, 2010 07:11 PM (EL+OC)

Hey asswipe.  And licking your lips.  You've been asked repeatedly, today, what great state you hail from.

Ashamed?  I don't blame you.


Canada.


Posted by: Barbarian at March 31, 2010 02:32 PM (EL+OC)

68

"Canada."

My apologies.  Even I don't stoop to making fun of the terminally retarded socialists.

Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 31, 2010 02:34 PM (ucq49)

69

Canada.


Posted by: Barbarian at March 31, 2010 07:32 PM (EL+OC)

That can't be true. Barbarians are illegal there.

Posted by: Rat Patrol at March 31, 2010 02:35 PM (dQdrY)

70
That can't be true. Barbarians are illegal there.

They let the very polite ones stay, actually.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 02:36 PM (378s+)

71 They let the very polite ones stay, actually.

Posted by: Dang Straights at March 31, 2010 07:36 PM (378s+)

In the zoo? Or natural history museum?

Posted by: Rat Patrol at March 31, 2010 02:39 PM (dQdrY)

72

That can't be true. Barbarians are illegal there.

Posted by: Rat Patrol at March 31, 2010 07:35 PM (dQdrY)

--Have you not seen The Barbarian Invasions?

Very apropos.

Posted by: somelogprof at March 31, 2010 02:41 PM (Mmw0q)

73 I woulda donated, but he's got a problem with PayPal (wrong 'merchant address').

Posted by: BrendaK at March 31, 2010 02:42 PM (b64iW)

74

"In the zoo? Or natural history museum?"

Quebec.

Posted by: Bosk at March 31, 2010 02:42 PM (pUO5u)

75 Lurk off...been outta loop a couple hours, did some dumb fuck get dumped??

Posted by: dananjcon at March 31, 2010 02:43 PM (QZ9Kl)

76 Here is the site for another great guy running in Kansas  http://tinyurl.com/yfykzfy
Dan Gilyeat  Marine corps veteran.

Posted by: marine43 at March 31, 2010 02:45 PM (hG5C/)

77

Related:  I was wondering how Cornyn wins in Texas.  Cornyn, you know, the guy that won't let go of Crist, since his pride is on the line (stupid) or because he doesn't grok conservatism (stupid) or because he's stupid.  Anyway.  His challenger in the primaries is described at Wikipedia as a Christian activist.  Assuming Wikipedia is correct, that's his big claim to fame.  Well, now, there's a quality candidate.  Note that I'm a Christian, but I'm aware of the arrogant stupidity (hubris) of thinking government exists to help me assert my religious beliefs.  But that's another rant.   Too bad a conservative didn't run against Cornyn.

The Crist thing proved conclusively Cornyn is a douchebag.  The stupid healthcare admissions and defacto defeatist attitude are frosting on the cake.  I'd ask my inbred Texas friends to write-in someone else, but the GOP has to hold the seat.


Cornyn's done a pretty good job. He kept Rick Noriega out of the seat, anyway. I met him once when was campaigning, and he's a stand up guy. Maybe he's been in DC too long.

Until a suitable challenger pops up, we're stuck with him.

And whoever blamed Austin for perceived non-conservative votes, the Austin libs only control Travis County and the city itself. A republican cannot win a county wide office there.

Posted by: mpur at March 31, 2010 02:50 PM (tr6Dy)

78

That can't be true. Barbarians are illegal there.

Posted by: Rat Patrol at March 31, 2010 07:35 PM (dQdrY)

You're right.  They're usually in a bottle of formaldehyde, in the Natural Museum of Freaks.

Posted by: MDr VB1.0 CS1st at March 31, 2010 02:56 PM (ucq49)

79 Drew thanks for the heads up - I have a weekend home in NY20 and will be looking out for Col. Gibson's events and appearances there.  Wasn't up there much this winter due to the weather but that's over with now.  Since my NYC moon-bat neighbors down the road put a "Kucinich for President" sign on their lawn, I 'd like to offend their sensibilities with a Gibson lawn sign.

Posted by: muggedbyrealty at March 31, 2010 04:19 PM (7YJUS)

80 We need to treat House races with the same passion as Presidential races.* -- and this year we need to do the same with the statehouse and Governor's offices.

Posted by: Jean at March 31, 2010 04:32 PM (QFzyw)

81 Did you have a chance to observe the crease in his pants?

Posted by: D. Brooks at March 31, 2010 05:54 PM (4L/Vr)

82

Found on Hew Hewitt:

Tim Burns Republican for PA 12 (Murtha's seat):

http://tinyurl.com/m3unyd

Tim Burns for Congress
Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at 5:37 PM

Ticked off by Obamacare but unwilling to send your money to the RNC?

Then contribute to the campaign of Tim Burns, whose special election to fill
the seat vacated by the death of John Murtha in PA's 12th District is on May
18.

Burns is a wonderful candidate, and an adamant opponent of Obamcare.

You can contribute to his campaign online here:

http://tinyurl.com/ykfdls5

Posted by: Flan at March 31, 2010 06:10 PM (uiZM/)

83 83 Did you have a chance to observe the crease in his pants? hahahahahahahaha Doesn't that line establish Brooks as a Level 10 Douche for the rest of his life?

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