When Endorsements Go Right

schoeneman_safetyIf you’re going to make a mistake, go all the way — or so goes the thinking amongst some watching the Sully supervisor nomination contest in Fairfax.

Of course, you have to get a kick out of how Brian Schoeneman drives certain folks up a wall.  A thinking man’s conservative always does.  So when you get endorsements such as these from Congresswoman Barbara Comstock:

“Brian has served the community and Republican politics and I know Brian and his wife, KayAnn. We’ve worked together at the local level, when I served in the House of Delegates, on other local campaigns and throughout my Congressional campaign. He is exactly the kind of Republican who can win in Sully District, and I know he will be a common sense conservative voice on the Board of Supervisors.”

– Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th District)

…and the response is this?  Well… you kinda have to drop the mic and walk away:

Someone got this left at their door in Sully … I think perhaps Brian is being a bit too generous with the phrase “endorsed by.”

I dunno, kids… looks like a pretty solid endorsement to me.

Expect more of the same.  Half-truths tend to be the new currency in a social media environment where actual truth tends to be sacrificed for expediency.  Brian’s opponents know this, but hopefully the candidates can separate themselves from the ready-fire-aim crowd before they do serious damage.  After all, Schoeneman is objectively pulling away in Sully.

Nonesense like this only demonstrates why Schoeneman is ready to lead while the others are getting sandbagged by those who feel all the feels over the manufactured outrage of the week.

UPDATE:  …and just before folks go all fauxrage on this, Chris Beer is a friend and one of the few people who share my reading interests (and a far superior grasp of Russian than myself).  Honest critique among friends is what the Virginia blogosphere used to be before the paid hacks took over — so it should be again.

Oh, and this:

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Now I’m not a terribly smart fella, but that looks like duly noted support for Nick’s dad.

  • I’ve been enjoying that voter contact part of this campaign very much – I’m glad Chris helped point out that we’ve been door knocking for a week and a half now, and we’ve been calling voters for over a month to get our message out.

    My only frustration so far has been that the only criticisms I’ve received from anybody – whether it’s Chris or other bloggers – have been for things that have nothing to do with the job itself. Nobody has said a word about my platform, my issues or what I intend to do in office.

    As I wrote on here a few months back, when we spend all our time personally attacking candidates instead of focusing on what they intend to do or their stances on the issues, we deter good people from running. Fortunately, there are still some folks like me who are too stubborn to let lies about me not owning my home or claims that I’m mind-controlling entire county political systems deter us from running for office.

  • I’ve been enjoying that voter contact part of this campaign very much – I’m glad Chris helped point out that we’ve been door knocking for a week and a half now, and we’ve been calling voters for over a month to get our message out.

    My only frustration so far has been that the only criticisms I’ve received from anybody – whether it’s Chris or other bloggers – have been for things that have nothing to do with the job itself. Nobody has said a word about my platform, my issues or what I intend to do in office.

    As I wrote on here a few months back, when we spend all our time personally attacking candidates instead of focusing on what they intend to do or their stances on the issues, we deter good people from running. Fortunately, there are still some folks like me who are too stubborn to let lies about me not owning my home or claims that I’m mind-controlling entire county political systems deter us from running for office.

    • Don’t let that red tie in his gravatar fool you, folks. I have it on good authority that Schonoeman likes the color blue. Now, I proudly wear it. What does he have to hide? RINO.

      • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

        “He is exactly the kind of Republican who can win in Sully District”

        “Common sense Conservative”

        Folks, that is the definition of a Liberal Democrat, is it not? Pro-Union Republican?
        Swims in the part of the pool where the “cash” is deepest?

        • How’s about trolling on other sites that tolerate that kind of nonsense?

          • Reinhardt Reganbacker lll

            Why are you upset at my comment, and not J,R.’s?

            This ain’t the middle-ages Shaun, if you know what I meant.

            Or, is it?

          • Because everyone here knows I’m joking. You, on the other hand, are obnoxious.

  • mezurak

    Go for it Brian. Prove the naysayers wrong. Show them that you do have common sense and aren’t really a democrat lite. Maybe get a couple of endorsements from SIU or AMO mariners who haven’t lost their job or pension to show you are blue collar at heart.

  • Flash Man

    “After all, Schoeneman is objectively pulling away in Sully.”

    Your gonna stand by that?

    • Chris Beer is an Idiot

      You gonna stand by your bullshit that Brian doesn’t have Comstock’s endorsement, Chris Beer?

      You have no idea what is going on the Sully race, but that doesn’t stop you from throwing up every ounce of crap you get fed. When are you going to figure out you’re getting played and they’re making you look like a moron every time you run off to post some other half sourced crap?

      • Flash Man

        Yep.

        -Chris

        • Chris, I’ve reached out to you a couple of times to talk about the campaign and you’ve ignored my outreach.

          You have made a lot of claims about me, about my reasoning for running, about where my family chose to live, about Pat Herrity’s involvement in my race, about how the nominating process at FCRC was chosen, about how much work I’ve done, and now whether I have support from people who have said they support me. You’ve written troll comments here and on other blogs, and you are obviously being fed information by someone in Sully and I think it’s pretty obvious who it is.

          Almost nothing that you’ve written has been true. About the only thing you’ve gotten correct is that I’m running for Sully Supervisor.

          If you have issues with me, feel free to address them to me directly. You have my contact information, and I’d be happy to discuss the race with you. I’ll even give you an interview, like I gave the guys at Too Conservative when they asked.

          • Flash Man

            LOL … it would probably surprise you who is talking.

            -Chris

          • No, it wouldn’t. I know exactly who they are.

            And it also doesn’t surprise me that you’re not going to take me up on my offer.

          • Flash Man

            You shouldn’t, what are you going to tell me? Besides, shouldn’t you be door knocking and calling voters rather than fighting with bloggers on disqus comment sections?

          • I just got off the phone with a donor who pledged $1000 for my event Monday. Now I’m headed to a community meeting with folks in Oakton.

            What I could tell you is the truth – answer all the questions you’ve been speculating about and writing falsely about. And then I would ask you for a donation.

            That you want to continue writing about my campaign but don’t want to actually talk to me is telling.

            Good luck in PWC.

      • No clue who you are, but Chris is a friend… and if I find out who you are, I’ll switch your name out.

        Cheers!

    • Until the numbers and evidence suggest otherwise… yes, I will. I’m not seeing any real movement otherwise.

  • Juicy Farts

    I support Brian. I am also hoping he gets the coveted Fairfax Underground endorsement. If you win, will you try and convince Foust to grow a better mustache?

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