Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, has again voted against extending the State Children's Health Insurance Program. If a challenge is mounted against Goodlatte in 2008, who will you vote for? Goodlatte or the challenger?Less than 24 hours later there were over 5,000 votes at a newspaper that is lucky to get 300 votes in a poll.
An investigation began ... and it was discovered a tie with Daily Kos, the nationwide extremely liberal democrat blogging network, to spam or google bomb the News Leader poll by urging thousands of liberal bloggers to vote against Congressman Goodlatte.
Here is what was posted on Daily Kos:
Now with CUTE PIC!!! SMURF this poll on Repub S-CHIP vote!!!As of 9:00 this morning there had been 5,620 votes cast. An hour later there were 6,195. By 1:00 this afternoon it was up to 6,811, and by 4:00 there were 7,830 votes.
Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 01:13:25 PM PDT
UPDATE: if you recommend this diary, and it gets on the recommended list, even for a short time - we'll have a decent chance to blow this poll away - and maybe encourage a Dem challenger to this R!!!
UPDATE 2: Recommended!!! Thanks! We will hand them their ass.
UPDATE 3: Ass-handing accomplished! As of 8 pm EDT, the forces of Good stand at 76.1%!
Please treat yourselves to something extra-nice tonight, with my compliments!
Here's an opportunity to spend a brief moment sending a message to Virginia's voters - and to Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, who voted to sustain the pretzelnit's unconscionable veto.
Take this brief jump through hyperspace with me...
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if you go here, you'll find a poll from the NewsLeader, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Rep. Goodlatte, R-Rubberstamp, voted to prevent the S-CHIP program from being adequately funded.The poll asks, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-6th, has again voted against extending the State Children's Health Insurance Program. If a challenge is mounted against Goodlatte in 2008, who will you vote for? Goodlatte or the challenger?
Now, clearly, this poll is being "FReeped" by wingnuts, who vote, then clear the newsleader cookies from their browser, then vote again, over and over and over.
Don't any of you be seen doing something such as that, though.
Liberal bloggers from across the country -- who have nothing to do with Virginia politics -- are voting to try and influence the poll. It is MoveOn.org and Daily Kos manipulating politics in the Valley. They are going after Congressman Bob Goodlatte by verbally attacking him at Town Hall meetings, videotaping his appearances and then posting them online, making fun of his support of President Bush's Iraq policy by calling him "SurgeBob" complete with graphics, and now they are manipulating this online poll.
This poll is a reflection of the underhanded dirty tricks of the liberal leftist democrats and is not a true reflection of the way the people of the Shenandoah Valley area feel about Congressman Goodlatte.
The poll may be reading blue ... but the Valley is RED.