Upon opening the mailbox today I found a letter from Congressman Robert Hurt. I thought, what’s this another fundraising letter? Or maybe another letter telling us how we “must stop obamacare, blah, blah, blah”. Nope. It was a support letter from a traitor for a jerk. A man who has no track record for grassroots activism. And someone who can’t even find supporters to stand for him at mass meetings. A man who reports say at his own recent meeting threw out, Illegally I believe, properly turned in pre-file forms for his unit in Charlotte, County. But I digress. The purpose of this post is to expose the back stabbing nature of Robert Hurt. A man who is using his congressional campaign funds and staff to make sure “his guy” wins the 5th district chairmanship.
Pathetic. Because the reality is that he is running against the guy who actually did get him elected.
Note this gem of a statement in the letter:
At the end of the day, of course, those successes ultimately were driven by your hard work at the grassroots level. It was your grassroots work that won one of the most heavily contested Congressional races in 2010 – a huge victory that led to the toppling of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. Likewise, it was your grassroots work that won hard fought challenges in the Fifth District that toppled long-time democrat standard-bearers and gave Republicans a majority in the Virginia Senate. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
His words say one thing. His actions and his endorsement of Jon Berkley say another. We’ve long known that Robert Hurt was an establishment stooge. But he was at least working on an understanding of who put him in office. HINT: It wasn’t the establishment!
Men like the person he is betraying, Mark Lloyd are the ones who ran the ground campaign that secured his victory. He was the one working with tea party radicals like me to put signs all over the district. He was the one who got many people off the ledge who were going to run third party candidates. The very people Hurt is now running against are the ones who got him in office.
With signs like this:
After Tea Party people got Tom Perriello on camera saying this a poster was made. The establishment freaked out. “you can’t do that” and “that’s not propper” and we ignored them. It was a close race and WE won. Mark Lloyd Founded the Lynchburg Tea Party, Was a chairman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots. Has been working grassroots campaigns for over 4 years. He knows how to win and who to talk to to make success happen.
It wasn’t men like Jon Berkley who were rallying the un-predictable radicals in the tea party. It was Mark Lloyd.
And how does Robert Hurt repay his supporters? By stabbing them in the back!!!
our new chair must be committed to doing the hard work necessary to win elections by supporting our outstanding local units in getting the doors knocked and phone calls made….
Know who he is talking about there? Yep Mark Lloyd. I wonder if he knows this.
It is likely if he had sat and done nothing that he could have seen his guy Jon Berkley win. This largely due to the poor brand image of the Republican Party But now he has whacked the hornets nest. He thinks he has fired a full volley broadside against the tea party. “i’ll sink this ship” he and his friends say. But he doesn’t understand that we are turning the ship towards him and calling for ramming speed. He clearly doesn’t know the Tea Party. We are willing to sink both ships, and if we are going down we will make sure to take you with us.
Robert Hurt deserves not ONE MORE DIME of your money. He is using it, not to further his remaining in office, but instead to run a campaign for Jon Berkley’s chairmanship in the 5th. His staff is drafting drivel like I received. they are by all accounts, standing for Jon Berkley at mass meetings. And likely doing lots more. While this is not illegal it’s surely unethical.
Contrast that to Mark Lloyd who actually has a grass roots campaign of friends and supporters standing for him.
This kind of betrayal politics is happening all across Virginia. Guys like Robert Hurt have nothing that defines them. And so when the wind blows from the establishment they are blown hither an yon. In this instance the wind is blowing from the wretched farts that are emanating from Eric Cantors office. And what a wretched stench it is.
So Mr Hurt, enjoy your time in office. And hope the Democrats don’t run an effective candidate against you. Because by alienating the people who put you in office you will need a cold day in hell before people like myself get behind you. You may get enough of us to “vote the lesser of two evils”. But we won’t make calls. Won’t knock on doors. won’t tell our friends…you know all that “grass roots” stuff you were saying we needed.
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