Sheriff of Nottingham PWC – Stewart’s Macaca Moment

From PWC’s Sheriff of Nottingham

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PWC Chairman Corey Stewart had, as in past tense, “HAD” a legitimate shot at being the GOP nominee for Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The only thing that stood between him and the brass ring on the Merry-Go-Round was himself. But politicians frequently make mistakes that cannot be undone, cannot be spun even by the best spinmeisters, and cannot be forgiven for the colossal stupidity of the mistake made.

The story unfolded while Stewart was being questioned during a public meeting with delegates. It was not that Mr. Stewart was ambushed, or hit with a question that was so obscure or uninteresting as to evoke an uninformed or mistakenly spontaneous response from Mr. Stewart.

On the contrary, the topic has been buzzing about so Mr. Stewart obviously had thought about the question — and about the best answer for it.

Given the response, The Sheriff knows how strange that sounds that this would be the best the Stewart brain trust could come up with — but it is true.

You can click on the link below to read the entire Breitbart Article on the questioning:

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE ON STEWART’S MACACA MOMENT

Here is the operative portions of the Q&A session:

Nordvig Question: “Do you agree with these ads and did you have any connection to them whatsoever for the record?”

Corey Stewart Answer: “Am I connected? Yes. I have donated money to that organization.”

Nordvig Question. “At least a couple of these candidates fought against these budget increases, specifically Steve Martin… The information on the flyer is not correct so this information is misleading. Will you do the right thing and publicly condemn these ads as false?”

Corey Stewart Answer: “No, I’m not going to do it. I play hardball. This is politics.”

Corey, that answer puts you in the running to be the next IRS Commissioner in the Obama Administration, or Director of the Department of Justice division overseeing wiretaps on the media, not to be the next Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“I play hardball. This is politics.”
So no matter how untrue, how unfair, how goofy the allegation, it is all good because this is just politics. And politics is all about playing hardball.

Well, Corey, read the account in Virginia Virtucon.

But don’t worry, this is politics. This is hardball.

It may well be that the bought-off Tea Party group who endorsed Stewart can still pull him through the Convention. Conventions are very strange beasts to deal with and to understand.

But the task of saving Corey Stewart was made infinitely more difficult by Corey Stewart himself.

And you can hear his lapdog staff whispering in his ear, patting him on the back, and giving him one atta-boy after another. “That was great Cory. Way to go!”

The Stewart campaign recognized the drag of this issue among delegates, and provided an email this evening that attempted to color the verbal fohpah with rhetorical bullying.

Here is an excerpt:
“Virginians for Limited Government, (VLG) a conservative 501(c)(4) organization which has supported multiple conservative causes in Virginia, recently sent out mailers highlighting my record of cutting spending and taxes. These newspapers have insinuated that because I have supported conservative groups like VLG in the past means that I have therefore coordinated with them. That is not how the law operates, since “coordination” refers to coordinating expenditures, not fundraising.”
Mr. Stewart is leaping around on the head of a needle with this argument.

He seems to be arguing there is a legal distinction between him giving OR raising money for Virginians for Limited Government (VLG) — money that was used to fund attack pieces against his opponents –and that money being used to fund the attack mailers, and as the Chairman points out, the “mailers highlighting my record of cutting spending and taxes.”

To borrow Mr. Stewart’s own words from his email missive: “This is hogwash.”

The Chairman just laid down the proverbial gauntlet with this pledge:
“These attacks will not discourage me from storming into Richmond and winning the nomination at the convention on Saturday.”
The more likely scenario will be that Mr. Hardball himself will be sitting in the Chairman’s seat behind the Mahogany Wall at the McCoart next Tuesday ready to lash out at any and all of his perceived enemies. That is politics. That is hardball.

Virginia Conservative – Corey Stewart and the Truth

From – http://virginiaconservative.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/corey-stewart-the-truth/

the answer, … stems, not from desire to spread the truth, but from his (ie Corey Stewart’s) political ambitions. Is this quality of flexible morality something you desire of someone who seeks to lead us in Richmond?

Virginia Conservative hits the nail on the head!

Chairman Stewart will do and say anything to get elected. He was first elected as a smart growth Supervisor but once he found out that the developers were big campaign contributors he abandoned his original philosophy and now does their bidding.

He’s twisted his tax record trying to conform it to a ‘conservative’ perspective. He’s done the same with crime statistics, cherry picking what he wants to highlight and disregarding facts that don’t fit into his paradigm. I expect to a certain degree that is fair game in the political arena but shame on the public if they are duped by his spiel.

The Prince William delegation knows Stewart and aren’t voting for him. I hope delegates outside Prince William aren’t duped by his “persona”!

Briebart – Another Pro-Stewart Mailer From Mysterious Group in VA GOP Race for Lt. Gov.

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From – http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/14/Another-Pro-Stewart-Mailer-From-Mysterious-Group-in-VA-GOP-Race-for-Lt-Gov

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Here we go again! Another mailer from Virginians for Limited Government which appears to be nothing more than a front group for Corey Stewart. Attempts to determine facts about this organization are running into roadblocks. According to the two articles written so far it appears the organization is not complying with regulations and are therefore illegal.

The previous article can be found here – http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/12/More-Run-of-the-Mill-Dirty-Tricks-in-Virginia-GOP-Race-for-Lt-Gov

Breitbart – More Run-of-the-Mill Dirty Tricks in Virginia GOP Race for Lt. Gov.

From – http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/12/More-Run-of-the-Mill-Dirty-Tricks-in-Virginia-GOP-Race-for-Lt-Gov

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Breitbart News has learned that a mysterious group called Virginians for Limited Government (VLG) recently sent out $11,851 of direct mail pieces favoring the candidacy of Corey Stewart and opposing the candidacies of Scott Lingamfelter, Steve Martin, and Jeanmarie Davis in the race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in an apparent violation of Virginia election law.

Virginia Right! – TEA Party Federation Needs to Rescind Their Corey Stewart Endorsement

From – http://www.varight.com/news/virginia-right-calls-on-the-tea-party-federation-needs-to-rescind-their-corey-stewart-endorsement/

I have already posted on the fact that I cannot support Corey Stewart for Lt. Governor and now I call on the TEA Party Federation to rescind their endorsement.

The letter below shows the same thing my research turned up about Stewart and the reason that, in spite of the endorsement by the TEA Party Federation – a process that I was a part of – Conservatives should find another candidate to support.

Corey Stewart has far too much baggage and is not Conservative. I believe the TEA Party Federation was punked by the fake.

Virginia Virtucon – Martin Defends Himself, Blasts Corey Stewart’s Record on Taxes

From http://virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/sen-steve-martin-defends-himself-blasts-corey-stewarts-record-on-taxes/

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Prince William record shows tax increases, which he supported. His claim of net tax cuts is based on a decline in property values.

This gets to an important issue. Let’s say that your home value goes down from one year to the next and your county board changes the tax rate so you pay the same amount in taxes in both years. Percentage-wise, wouldn’t that mean your taxes went up? After all, you are paying the same amount in taxes on something that is not worth what it was before.

Think of it this way. You buy something for $10 and pay 5% sales tax on it, which comes to 50 cents. Now let’s say that same something is on sale for $5 and you buy another one and with 5% sales tax you pay 25 cents in taxes. If you were to pay 50 cents in taxes on both, the sales tax on the second item would jump from 5% to 10%. Then they say that because you paid $10.50 for the first item (5% sales tax) and $5.50 for the second item that was on sale (10% sales tax) that you got a tax cut when in fact your taxes went up and in reality you only paid less because the value of the item itself went down.

The Derecho – A Reminder For Corey, Revisionist History Doesn’t Work Well In The Digital Age

From http://thederecho.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-reminder-for-corey-revisionist.html

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I’m sure many of you get multiple copies of Corey’s e-mail blasts that are part and parcel of his soon to be failed quest for the GOP nomination for Lt. Governor. As is usually the case when it comes to Corey, those e-mail blasts frequently contain information or statements that are, to put it politely, intellectually dishonest. His latest e-mail blast takes that to another level.