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Loudoun Republican Urges People to Thank Communist Soviet Veteran?!? FAIL!

by: lowkell

Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 12:32:12 PM EDT


The continuing laughingstock/horror show that the Loudoun County Republicans have devolved into just got even worse. In yet another great scoop for Too Conservative, it turns out that right-wing Republican State Senate candidate Patricia Phillips has gone even MORE off the deep end than she usually is. Check this out, and choose whether to laugh, cry, or simply feel pity, as yet another Loudoun County Republican (joining Dick Black, Eugene Delgaudio, Mark Sell, etc.) demonstrates gross incompetence and craziness. Where on earth do the FIND these people?!?
In one robocall apparently intended for Democratic voters, a "concerned citizen" calls Herring a "traitor" and more for voting WITH Governor McDonnell on transportation issues, then signs off with "Paid for and authorized by Patricia Phillips for Senate."  Huh?  Vote for the Republican because the Democrat is too Republican?

Then, in  a recent mailer, she calls out Herring for not thanking veterans -using a picture of a SOVIET officer.  Look closely and you'll even see the "CCCP" in one of the medals on his chest.


P.S. By the way, the "Too Conservative" blog, and particularly "Loudoun Insider," is wildly outpacing all other Virginia Republican blogs/bloggers in original reporting, quality (and quantity) of writing, and also courageous willingness to call out their own "side" for outrageous behavior. Kudos; that's blogging at its best right there!
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yup (0.00 / 0)
thanks Mail House!!!!!!

As a former history major I can say those are some embarrassing mistakes! (0.00 / 0)
Mark Herring is probably too nice to do it, but Patricia Phillips probably now could fairly be referred to as honoring Communist veterans --- which is more socialist than anything the current Democrats have done or attempted to do.

Furthermore, those kinds of phone calls attacking the Democrat for working in a bipartisan way are likely to backfire on all but the most progressive of voters since Mark Warner Tim Kaine Dems believe in bipartisanship where possible


Spasida "Comrade" Phillips! (3.00 / 1)
Unbelievable....but good for a chuckle. Back to work.

You mean "spasibo," Russian for "thank you?" (0.00 / 0)
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The Russian Veteran (3.00 / 1)
You would think with all the money that is being spent on this election there would be SOME quality control.

Medal in Question (0.00 / 0)
If you would like to purchase the medal in question with CCCP, there appears to be one on ebay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sovi...


Not to beat a dead horse (0.00 / 0)
The silver medal with the small red star next to the CCCP medal appears to be the medal for "Veteran of Armed Forces of the USSR".

The medal above the CCCP medal looks like it could be the Jubilee medal for "30 Years of the Soviet Army and Navy."

Next to this medal looks to be another Jubilee medal, this time for "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR."

The red star one looks to be the medal "For Impeccable Service" First class.

In addition to the medals themselves, the ribbons also help to verify them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...


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Soviet Mailer (0.00 / 0)
You can thank Jason Mashburn at Creative Direct for that mail piece. He is hardly local. His firm does mail nationwide.  

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