Friday, December 14, 2007

"Progressive" Governor Deeds in 2009? R U READY TO RUMMMBLE?

By Warren Fiske
The Virginian-Pilot
published December 14, 2007

State Sen. Creigh Deeds on Thursday became the first person to officially declare his candidacy for governor in 2009. Deeds, a Bath County Democrat, posted an online video to announce his candidacy. He promised to offer a “commonsense approach” to governing similar to that of Democratic Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and his predecessor, Democrat Mark Warner.

“I’ve spent my career as a consensus builder – a listener – someone who fights for your values,” he said. Deeds, 49, is a lawyer. He lost the 2005 election for attorney general to Republican Bob McDonnell by 323 votes out of more that 1.9 million cast.
...from the Deeds web site...
"We have much to celebrate here in Virginia. After six years of progressive leadership under the watch of Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, our future has never been brighter. I’m running for Governor to keep Virginia the best place to live, work and raise a family…the best place for all of us to call home.

Friends and supporters from every corner of the Commonwealth say the reason we’ve been so successful these past few years is because we’ve focused on building consensus and delivering results. They’re right: the only way to keep Virginia moving forward and to tackle the challenges of the 21st Century is to continue the Warner/Kaine brand of leadership. Now that Mark Warner is running for the U.S. Senate and we’ve delivered new partners for Governor Kaine in the State Senate, I’m ready to provide that same leadership if given the privilege to serve as your next Governor."

If this 3-Dollar bill doesn't alarm you, nothing will. He's using the same playbook so far as other Democrats in sheep's clothing did for 2 years or so, which is to confuse the average schmoe with labels like "progressive" and "centrist".

I wouldn't have any problem with that if they started their own "progressive" party- but somehow when there's a "progressive" in the race, there's never a Democrat, and there's always a local Democratic Party volunteer working the "progressive's" booth at the poll and putting up signs.

He was a "Democrat" 3 years ago when he ran for Attorney General! In his defense, he slips in the "D" word in text at the end of his video commercial on the website for about 2 seconds.

It's a nice enough commercial to watch, but his web site lacks any substance whatsoever (much like his job as Senator). Too bad the things he takes credit for passing, or gives credit to Timmy Kaine, simply aren't true!

It's way early though and there's plenty of time for his buddies at MoveOn to whip something up for his rhetoric machine. Deeds already slipped in some anti-George Bush comments in there to fire up his minions.

Hmm... Governor Deeds... {euck-} a little vomit just came up in my throat when I typed that.


At December 14, 2007 at 8:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think a quote from Dante Alighieri is suitable here,
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
It is time for Republicans to reconstitute. Alighieri goes on to say what we all know, "The secret of getting things done is to act!"

Per Unitatem Vis!


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