Threats by anonymous sources c. 2011!
In the wake of what appears to be a disappointing Tea Party Forum looking to crown a singular candidate to oppose George Allen in the GOP primary, desperate times call for desperate measures, it seems, over at redstatevirginia. A recent piece titled: A Warning to Patriots: Join or Die motivates readers this way:
My call to you tonight is simply this: join or die. The courtship is over. It’s time to get hitched, and there’s one candidate for U.S. Senate we know for sure has supported us from the very beginning – Jamie Radtke. The other challengers might be good, but not compared to Jamie. Jamie is tested, has proven her dedication to our core principles, and can win in a general election against the Democrat in this coming year. We can do two things to support Jamie right now. First, come out publicly and say your group supports her. Second, reach deep and give a donation to her campaign
Here’s the real head-shaker moment: “[Jamie] can win in a general election against the Democrat in this coming year” Seriously. That claim is based on what, exactly?
The comment section here is OPEN for business. Have at it, patriots. Tell us why Radtke can beat Tim Kaine, without using the words “George Allen” or “career politician.” Tell us how a political gadfly with no business experience, carrying a large campaign debt to establishment-type consultants, who cannot seem to obtain support of even half of the members of her local tea party, whose organization can’t wrestle up more than 50 supporters for last weekend’s ‘important’ tea party forum- has the goods to beat the former Chair of the DNC, and a former Governor of Virginia, in a US Senate race.
The piece might be more aptly titled: Join and Die. Misery loves company, I suppose.