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Ed Gillespie Campaign Ads Cure Insomnia

Are you an insomniac? Do you know someone who is? Or are you just in the mood for a quick power nap and are having trouble falling asleep?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, viewing one of Ed Gillespie’s two new campaign ads are just the prescription you need. But use caution. Repeated viewing has been linked to sudden comas and suicidal thoughts. Use only as directed.

Ed Gillespie is someone who insiders consider an insider. And that is never a good thing these days. I realize Gillespie is so far behind in the polls that none of this really matters, but to the dozens of Republican RINO’s who have a global warming like intense belief that Ed can defeat Mark Warner, the campaign should at least act like they have a chance.

I have intentionally not wandered into this Senate race because I don’t want Warner to win but the thought of Gillespie winning is not something that I consider a victory. At best it would be a hollow victory because we all know that the Chamber of Commerce and their big money for amnesty plot would find receptive pockets in Gillespie. And there is no doubt that Gillespie would align himself with RINO’s like Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Lindsey Graham – to mention a few. And that Gillespie would move to nullify Conservatives like Ted Cruz. There is no doubt about that. And I consider that a bad thing. And I suppose that if the Republicans take the Senate, which I believe they will, Mitch McConnell will replace Harry Reid which would be somewhat of an upgrade. But the truth be told, I would rather see Republicans with a 51-49 majority and have Mike Lee or Ted Cruz as Majority Leader than a 56-44 Republican advantage with McConnell calling the shots. And if Warner goes down in defeat, we would be looking at  56 to 58 Republicans in the Senate. There is no way Gillespie will be #51.

But the thing is, these ads the campaign is running are completely useless.

Gillespie seems to be trying to convince those that should be his base to vote for him because these ads are not geared to appeal to Independents or Democrats. And most of the conservatives in my circles are pretty much of the same opinion. We will vote for Gillespie because we would never vote for a Democrat.

Have a look at Ed’s first (of 2 so far) ad.


So he shows us he is married with a family. So far so good, but a negative for most Democrats. Then he moves on to a tip o’ the hat to the Chamber of Commerce immigration (and amnesty) lobby to keep the money flowing. And from there to his beginnings as a political insider almost from childhood, parking cars for the Senate elite. Then he goes on to talk about liberty and freedom as if he were a TEA Party member and right into replacing Obamacare, something that the federal government has no business in, with a Republican big government intrusion. Here’s a hint, Ed. Repeal and Revert. Nothing else is Constitutional. Leave it to the states, man.

And then he moves on to the sales pitch that is long on platitudes and absent of substance. Bla bla jobs, bla bla middle class, bla bla bla. A milquetoast lip-sync of banality.

And I received an email hinting that the next ads would hit Warner hard.

Good! At least let Warner know he was in a fight.

And did Gillespie deliver? You be the judge:


My take:

I didn’t realize that Obama voted in the Senate. When he was a Senator he voted present most of the time. So just how did Warner vote with Obama 97% of the time? I can only assume Ed intended to say “voted with the Democrats 97% of the time”. And since Virginia elected Obama twice, is it really so odd that a Democrat would vote with his party most of the time? So who is the target audience here? The Indy’s that voted for Warner and Obama in huge numbers? Or the Conservatives like me?

And again with replacing Obamacare. We want it gone. Period.

And the 30 second spot is rounded out with more pablum and Republican slogans.

To be honest, these two ads went further towards having me not vote for anyone in the Senate race than giving me a reason to vote for Gillespie. I like him less after seeing the ads.

Allow me to be blunt, Ed. Everyone with a pulse gives you absolutely no chance of beating Mark Warner including myself. But things can happen. Our economy is on the brink, ISIS is knocking at the door and we are in serious trouble. Any one of these things – or others – could erupt before election day and send voters running away from the hapless Democrats at a record pace. And you need to give Virginians a reason to vote for you.

Ed, you are in a touchy spot with the Chamber on amnesty. But my advice is that you pound the border, demand a fence and troops to keep America safe. And instead of supporting amnesty that will take jobs away from Virginians and force us to pay money we don’t have to educate illegal aliens, you promise to only support legal immigration.

And on health care, you need to tell voters we must totally wipe out Obamacare and let the system go back to where it was before. People that had insurance and lost it because of Obamacare are angry. People that still have insurance but can’t afford it now because of Obamacare are angry. And even people that now have coverage and did not before are finding out that the deductibles are so high that they can’t even go to a doctor. And there are fewer and fewer that will even take Obamacare.

Here’s a couple of commercial ideas for you.

On amnesty:

The ad opens with a homeless family on a street corner in front of a 5 star hotel. They are dirty and dressed in rags. They are begging for money for food. And a government van stops and a load of illegal aliens get out and are escorted into the hotel by a man wearing an ICE jacket as the homeless family watches.

“Who are they?” the little girl asks.

“They are people who illegally came into this country,” says the Dad.

“Do they have money for the hotel?” asks the girl.

“No, sweety. Our government is paying for their room, food and whatever else they want,” says the Dad.


“Let’s ask them if they will do that for us,” says the girl.

“No. they only do that for people who break our laws and enter the country illegally.” Dad explains.

“Why not us? We are Americans'” says the girl.

“That’s a good question to ask Senator Mark Warner.”


On Obamacare:

This ad opens with a couple at the dining room table going over their budget.

“How are we going to afford the big increase in your company health plan?” the wife asks.

“I don’t know. My boss said all the demands of Obamacare have forced huge increases in insurance premiums and there is nothing he can do,” said the husband.

“Well, let’s see. If I add up food, rent, the car payment and gas to get to work we don’t have the money to pay for health insurance. What can we do?” the wife asks.

“Well, I make too much to get a subsidy for Obamacare and not enough to pay for insurance. It is heartbreaking,” says the husband.

“We are just going to have to do without insurance and hope everything works out,” says the husband.

“I’m going to call my Senator and ask if he can help us,” says the wife.

The camera slowly pulls back and the viewer can see that the wife is about 9 months pregnant.

“Don’t bother. Senator Mark Warner’s vote is the one that passed the Obamacare bill,” says the husband.

More Obamacare:

Two women are sitting in a doctor’s waiting area.

“I have not been to the doctor in a while. I didn’t have insurance for a long time and now, thanks to Obamacare I only pay $45 per month for health care. I made an appointment with my insurance today,” says the first woman. “I am really thrilled.”

“Honey, it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be,” said the second woman.

And the receptionist calls the first woman to the window.

“I need to collect $275.00 for your visit today before you can see the doctor, mam,” said the receptionist.

“WHAT! But I have insurance,” says the woman.

“I know dear, but the office visit is $75 and the lab work we will be doing is $200,” said the receptionist.

“What about my Obamacare insurance? That pays for everything, right?” said the woman.

“Well, no it doesn’t. It won’t pay anything until you meet your $5,000 deductible,” the receptionist told her.

“I’m calling my Senator. You people are ripping me off!” said the woman.

The other woman, still seated, chimes in, “Senator Mark Warner was the deciding vote on Obamacare, honey. What do you think he will do?”

And then there are ISIS ads and a slew of other ads you could be running.

At least hit Mark Warner with some ads that get a little dirt on him. The pansy ads you are running are a guaranteed path to the embarrassing landslid the polls all say you can expect in November. And I am wondering why anyone would knock on a door or donate a dime to you after watching the ads you have run.

And let’s talk reality here, Ed. If you lose in a landslide you will never be able to run for any office again, if that is your goal.

Your ads scream “I can’t win so I won’t even try”.

I can’t get excited about your candidacy but I can get excited about beating the political snot out of Mark Warner and letting him know there was a fight. I need some excitement to get involved in this race and slamming Warner would make it a lot of fun.

And who knows what can happen between now and November if you actually tried to kick some Democrat ass.





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.

2 Responses to “Ed Gillespie Campaign Ads Cure Insomnia”

  1. Molly Fitzhugh says:

    Dude, give it up, this Man does not have the courage to do the right thing if the right thing were to slap him in the face!


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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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