Gillespie Is Off And Running For The Senate

Good afternoon–

Chances are, you’ve heard (or will soon hear), that I’m running to be Virginia’s next Senator. But I wanted to take the opportunity to speak with you directly about why I’m running.

My father came to America from Ireland because his dad found work here as a janitor. He loved and fought for his adopted country, found opportunity here, and taught us the importance of hard work and a good education. And only in America could my father, born in Ireland, live to see his son rise from working as a parking lot attendant to serving as a counselor to the President of the United States.

These are the values I learned from my father and the American dream I want for my family — and yours. As I explain in my announcement video below, that dream is being undermined as Washington turns away from the constitutional principles of limited government and personal liberty. We can do better.

We need to make life better for those who are looking for work but can’t find a job.

We need to replace Obamacare, which is killing jobs and diminishing our quality of health care.

We need to get our debt, deficit, and spending under control.

During his time in office, incumbent Senator Mark Warner has voted with President Obama 97% of the time. He was the deciding vote in favor of Obamacare. He’s voted for nearly $1 trillion in new taxes and $7 trillion in new federal debt. These policies have to change.

Revitalizing the American dream begins in Virginia.

But we can’t do this alone. I need your help.

Share this video with your friends and neighbors through Facebook, Twitter, and email.
Let me know you’re a part of this campaign by signing up.
Pledge to be a delegate at our campaign at the state convention in June.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.

Sincerely,

Ed Gillespie

Donate


20 thoughts on “Gillespie Is Off And Running For The Senate

  1. re: ” Obamacare, which is killing jobs and diminishing our quality of health car”

    let’s see .. more people with insurance will see more doctors…

    in fact, the right wing says that so many more will want to see doctors that there will be a shortage of doctors… that’s the opposite of killing jobs.. isn’t it?

    more people getting health care “diminishes” health care? hmmm…..

    platitudes.. yes.. better sharpen your message.. you’re easy prey right now!

    1. You really don’t understand market economics, do you? Doctors’ reimbursement rates are being cut, so as a result, they are refusing to see Medicaid and Obamacare patients. THAT is what is leading to a doctor shortage.

      And if you really did understand things, Obamacare isn’t about health care, it is about health INSURANCE. No one in America today is denied emergency health care. If liberals really wanted to solve the problem of people not having health insurance, they could have actually made things more affordable by allowing companies to sell insurance across state lines so as to increase competition for consumers’ dollars by offering them more choices. This is all about getting to a single-payer health system.

    2. “re: ” You really don’t understand market economics, do you? Doctors’ reimbursement rates are being cut, so as a result, they are refusing to see Medicaid and Obamacare patients. THAT is what is leading to a doctor shortage.”

      no they’re not. the vast, vast majority of doctors take MediCare and if we need to send more students to be trained as doctors to agree to then take MediCare, we’ll do that.

      What I do understand is that every OECD country on the planet, including countries like Singapore – have govt-sanctioned universal health care and the worst countries int he world do not and are “free market” and terrible.

      “And if you really did understand things, Obamacare isn’t about health care, it is about health INSURANCE. No one in America today is denied emergency health care.”

      you are correct.. who do you think pays for it?

      ” If liberals really wanted to solve the problem of people not having health insurance, they could have actually made things more affordable by allowing companies to sell insurance across state lines so as to increase competition for consumers’ dollars by offering them more choices. This is all about getting to a single-payer health system.”

      You had that option LONG BEFORE Obmacare and did not do it. You have that option right now as part of REPLACE instead of REPEAL and nothing else.

      the point here is the GOP has done nothing.. not before ObamaCare and not providing a GOP-supported alternative.. just opposition.

      you can’t win like that.. you have to present a true alternative that is a competitive alternative.. if all you do is oppose, you lose.

    1. Anyone with a smattering of intelligence who has a conversation with Warner can tell within 5 minutes that he is an empty suit. Heck, the only reason why he is even rich is because he used inside congressional information obtained as a staffer, something that has been made illegal in the past few years.

    1. Obamacare will kill jobs and that’s why there will be doctor shortages!
      😉

      vote for me because I have no alternative proposal – just repeal but
      no chance of it happening before 2017… but vote for me anyhow!

  2. If the doctors come to the conclusion that being doctors isn’t worth the time and effort because they won’t get paid, then YES, there will be doctor shortages. And yes, that would kill medical jobs. Additionally, if companies out there determine that ObamaCare is going to add to their costs, or if they find out that it is cheaper to pay a fine than cover their employees, they will either not hire, or lay off the folks they already have (or folks will leave). So YES, ObamaCare has the potential to kill jobs. But by all means, keep thinking to yourself that everything is fine and ObamaCare is the greatest thing since sliced bread! As I said, if you like your lying senator, you can vote to keep him.

    1. re: ” If the doctors come to the conclusion that being doctors isn’t worth the time and effort because they won’t get paid, then YES, there will be doctor shortages. And yes, that would kill medical jobs. Additionally, if companies out there determine that ObamaCare is going to add to their costs, or if they find out that it is cheaper to pay a fine than cover their employees, they will either not hire, or lay off the folks they already have (or folks will leave). So YES, ObamaCare has the potential to kill jobs. But by all means, keep thinking to yourself that everything is fine and ObamaCare is the greatest thing since sliced bread! As I said, if you like your lying senator, you can vote to keep him.”

      so there will be new jobs available and no one will want them?

      that still does not sound like killing jobs.. and I doubt if there are jobs available that someone won’t take them..

      by 2018 how many people will have ObamaCare that you are proposing to get rid of?

      isn’t this like believing Obama did not have the votes in 2012? delusional? Karl Rove arguing on TV with his own FAUX NEws analysts?

  3. “by 2018 how many people will have ObamaCare that you are proposing to get rid of?” That’s a hypothetical. Along those lines, how many of those folks have it and like it? How many can afford it? How many people HAD insurance and lost it? How many of those who lost it determined they can’t afford it and decided to pay the fine? Frankly, I have no idea and neither does anyone else really, as HHS isn’t telling us much.

    “isn’t this like believing Obama did not have the votes in 2012? delusional?” No and no. Although I will tell you this: Obama won reelection in 2012 with a reduced majority than what he had in 2008. If you think he can claim a mandate, then you are kidding yourself.

    1. I am still basking in an almost “war-free” America with a growing economy all orchestrated and led by President Obama. Most of Obama’s initiatives have been received in a DOA atmosphere in the Republicn-led HOR (House of Representatives) – which itself has proven to be dead most of the time. Why, you guys seem to be soothsayers for 2018 and the climate of “Obamacare” at that time. National initiatives such as these will always have a bumpy road…………..but we will get there…………and on MLK weekend…..remember, we shall overcome!! Now, go back to your cave and sob!!! hohohohoho

  4. Ken, with all due respect, I think you’re a tad delusional. If you want to bask in Obama’s America, knock yourself out. This is the only major national initiative to receive zero votes from the opposition, and it’s one that the public doesn’t support (and never really did, as 80%+ of people polled prior to ObamaCare were happy with their insurance). As far as “we will get there” is concerned, I hope for your sake, it doesn’t involve a metaphorical cliff.😉

  5. Doesn’t Riley have a “secret” file on Warner that he was going to pull out the last time he ran? Maybe Riley could share it now.

    1. I like the “empty suit” comment for a Guy that has been Gov and Senator compared to the challenger who from what I understand is the very definition of an “empty suit” – a party operative/lobbyist!

      geeze!

      I want to hear what the alternative to ObamaCare is… that might switch my vote if he has a good plan!

  6. “I like the “empty suit” comment for a Guy that has been Gov and Senator compared to the challenger who from what I understand is the very definition of an “empty suit” – a party operative/lobbyist!” Coming from the same political party that has T McA as their standard-bearer and just elected him governor by a 50K vote margin and 47% plurality. 😉

    1. totally true and also totally true that unlike his Republican predecessor, he’s unlikely to duplicate what McDonnell did – pass the biggest tax increase in Virginia history .. right?

      and Mr. Gillespie is going to have to run the same right wing gauntlet that gave them Cucinelli who then lost to that Dem empty suit.

      Will Mr. Gillespie be backed by the Tea Party types who made Cucinelli the nominee?

      should be interesting… and heckfire.. why didn’t Cucinelli run for Senator?

Comments are closed.