FLASHBACK: Ed Gillespie Lies Through Teeth, Even Gets Called On it By Faux “News”


    (Given the report by Politico that ex-RNC Chair Ed Gillespie is thinking about running for U.S. Senate against Mark Warner next year, I thought this article might be appropriate to rerun…enjoy! (in the video, the relevant part begins at around 3 minutes) – promoted by lowkell)

    Ed Gillespie, chair of Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial campaign in 2009, has also been described as “an embedded lobbyist” who “opened a conduit for corporate America to strengthen its already formidable influence in the White House and Congress” and who “has demonstrated a disregard for the notion of a conflict of interest” throughout his career. So, it’s no surprise to see him lying through his teeth on TV this morning — lying so egregiously, in fact, that even Faux “News” host Chris Wallace calls him on it. Basically, it’s a total load of horse manure, part and parcel of the “if their lips are moving they’re lying” Romney campaign.

    Gillespie doesn’t even attempt to defend the substance of the claim because there is little substance to it.

    The 92 percent figure obscures the fact that many more men than women lost jobs in the recession, as Wallaces forces Gillespie to admit. The key is timing. Men tend to be concentrated in industries that were hit first, like construction, so they lost their jobs first, while women tend to be contracted in the public sector, which had layoffs later on when state and local governments slashed their budgets.

    In fact, it was Republican lawmakers and governors who led this effort, accounting for over 70 of percent state layoffs, so Romney’s claim is effectively blaming Obama for policies that Romney supports (cutting government workforces).

    Wait a minute, state governments slashing their budgets led to women losing their jobs (on top of the Bush/Republican Recession that was inherited by Barack Obama when he took office)? And who heads most state governments, including Virginia’s, these days? Oh yeah, Republican’ts like Bob McDonnell. Perhaps that’s who Ed Gillespie meant to blame for throwing women out of work?

    • kindler

      They help create a problem (and their policies would make the problem worse) — and then they try to blame Obama for it.

      Lots of the women who lost their jobs worked for state government — jobs lost because a) Repubs in Congress blocked aid to states (and other stimulus) and b) Repub governors like Scott Walker have been slashing their governments to the bone.  

      This is where we have to keep pounding on the facts and not let the liars win.  But with all the anonymous millions conservatives and business interests are pouring into the 2012 races, we will have to be even more relentless than them in getting out our message.

    • Uh huh…

    • “I’ve never understood…the elite media and the punditocracy’s…uh…you know, they just do not understand Sarah Palin. You know, she drives them crazy, which you know makes me happy…She’s got a lot of commonsense, she connects with people’s everyday concerns about the direction of our government, the state of our economy, and the nature of our society today…she’s willing to shake things up and she’s willing to take a stand…I think she is misunderstood by much of the media and political elite in this country.”

    • Say What

      …. because the BS these people spew forth is hard to swallow!

      I pretty much can’t stand to look at or hear (subject my ears to) the banal crap emanating from the likes of an Ed Gillespie or Fox News. Martin Bashir was right about Palin!

      But here’s the thing …. Ed Gillespie will run for office in Virginia because he’s seen that Terry McAulliffe could run and win in this state. Say What you will … they both have a lot in common from a career standpoint.

      Both Terry & Ed are behind the scenes (and out front of the cameras) veteran politicos, who have no real / rest of the world notable accomplishments to their OWN credit. Both men are successful political operators & fund raisers for sure. Both have been extremely close to other people wielding power. Both have been enablers of politicos …. and that takes a lot of hard work & talents …. but it is throughly unimpressive to me … just as Harris Miller was.

      I suspect that Gillespie is coming to the same conclusion that McAullife did …. that specifically when they looked back on their life, they realized how insignificant they were in the political sphere …. and would be remembered that way …. without actually being in office …. without actually leading in a high office.

      When they looked around and took stock of themselves, Terry figured out and now Ed Gillespie …. that they were no less talented or ambitious then the political hacks they’ve supported through the years. Both are well known to the fund raising base they worked off of … both are known quantities in their respective parties,

      Terry McAuliffe’s long campaign to become Governor of Virginia is a pathfinder model for Gillespie …. so he will run.

      The only problem he’ll have is that after Lynn Chenney gets her ass handed to her in the Wyoming primaries … she’ll reemerge as a candidate for Senate in the state of Virginia.

      That will all be fun to watch…. but it will also be a significant challenge to Mark Warner.  Just food for thought.