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Why I Am Voting for Ed Gillespie – Top 10 Reasons

It is not often that I get to cast an enthusiastic vote for a politician. But next month, I get to do just that. And I shall savor the process.

And despite the headline of this post, the recipient of my enthusiastic vote will be Dave Brat. Brat is running for US Congress in the 7th District and his supporters will be able to vote just like Democrats this year – twice. Only it will be completely legal because Brat is running in both a special election to fill the seat vacated by former Congressman Eric Cantor and the general election to serve a 2 year term of his own. The Special Election will seat a Congressman from the day after the election until January, so a very short term to be sure.

So what does Dave Brat have to do with the Ed Gillespie race you ask?

Well, read on for the answer.

Republican Ed Gillespie is running for Democrat Mark Warner’s seat in the US Senate. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis is also running for the same seat.

Gillespie has a problem with the Conservative base of the Republican Party because he, like Eric Cantor before him is addicted to money from groups like the Chamber of Commerce and other big money lobbyists who support things like Amnesty because businesses want to exploit cheap foreign labor at the expense of American jobs. And Gillespie also wants to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, something the federal government has no business in to begin with. I’m OK with repeal, but the “replace” plan by Gillespie has me worried. I prefer government stay out of my health care.

I wish I could be enthusiastic about Ed, but I can’t. However, that does not mean I will not cast my vote for him.


The Top 10 Reasons I am Voting for Ed Gillespie:

10: I am still a Republican.

Despite efforts by my local committee to disenfranchise me, I never left the Party. They left me. But as such I still support Republican Candidates, even if they were not my first choice. However, in order to live with myself and justify some votes I cast, I reserve the right to scream like a Banshee when they screw up. Ask Eric Cantor. And Ed Gillespie will face the same scrutany when necessary.

9: Ed Gillespie is a Republican.

No matter what, and no matter how small the difference, any Republican is better than any Democrat any day. Mainly because when those of us on the right criticize Democrats, they get to ignore it. But when a Republican is critical of a fellow Republican, people listen. And when people listen, the Republican miscreant has to listen. (My base theory is Politicians are not people, Soylent Green is.) So the bottom line is, Republicans can be forced to listen to our concerns and Democrats can’t.

8: Ed Gillespie won the Republican Nomination.

I supported Gillespie’s Conservative challenger. He lost, Gillespie won. In politics sour grapes is a losing strategy. Better to make sour wine, get drunk and forget about it, and then support the winner. And if you can’t get over it, drink more wine until you do. And if you plan to still be drunk on election day, don’t drive to the polls. Vote absentee. But vote for the primary winner.

7: Ed Gillespie is not Mark Warner.

Please refer to reason #9

6: Harry Reid.

No matter what you think about Ed Gillespie, knowing that Ed is a solid vote for Mitch McConnell as Majority Leader and will no doubt be invited to every party Lindsay Graham and John McCain throw, seeing the look on Harry Reid’s face when he is told to sit down and shut up will be worth it.

5: Barack Obama.

Instead of calling House Republicans obstructionists when they are the only body actually passing legislation that is then buried by Democrat Harry Reid, how great will it be to see Obama veto bill after bill and become the obstructionist that he pretends Republicans are.

4: Supreme Court Vacancies.

Conservative rulings are on shaky ground. Darth Vader Ginsburg is ill and on borrowed time and it will be hard to get someone as far to the left as this former ACLU lawyer by a Republican Senate. And heaven forbid one of the 4 Conservative Justices retires or worse. We are 1 justice away from oblivion as a nation.

3: American Energy Policy.

Pipelines, fracking, coal, oil exploration, energy independence, these are all Republican mainstays. Ed Gillespie is exactly where American should be on energy production. Mark Warner will always side with the greenie weenies that think American can run on Unicorn farts. I trust Ed on energy.

2: Foreign Policy.

How’s that Obama “hands off” policy doing? It is hard to find a country – friend of foe – that respects American anymore. Or even trusts us for that matter. American power has diminished exponentially under Obama. And while endless wars are not in America’s best interest, Obama’s “hands off” bombs and bootless military approach does not work. Gillespie is a Republican and Republicans understand American security. The Liberal “if we stop being a bully they will like us” has failed. If we are not strong and willing and able to wipe our enemies off of the face of the planet, they will attack us. It is that simple. And Ed gets that.

1: Dave Brat asked me to.

The number one reason I am voting for Ed Gillespie is that Dave Brat is running on the Republican Creed – a Creed that I have always fully supported. It is Dave’s desire to unite the Republican Party. There were a lot of hurt feelings and people were and still are holding on to their sour grapes. Make wine, get drunk, and get over it as I mentioned above.

America is in a downward spiral. And all signs point to a tidal wave of blow-back against Obama and the Democrats who capitalized on stupid Republican tricks under George W. Bush and captured the country. There is not a single policy that has worked for this administration. And the people are fed up.

Ed Gillespie was a big part of the Bush Administration that enabled the Democrats to win in 2008. And nobody understands that more than I. But looking at America in 2008, as bad as we thought things were, they were far better than the situation we are in after 6 years of Democratic occupation and devastation.

And between 2000 and 2008, there were few voices on the right screaming we need to stop nation building. And we know that the true reason the economy collapsed was the fault of Democrats who demanded, sued, legislated and lied so that banks would loan money to people who were not qualified. Yet they were rewarded with more power. And they continued the destruction of the country financially and morally.

So I am going to vote for Ed Gillespie for a number of reasons.

But mostly because I completely agree with Dave Brat’s message of unification.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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