Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s spokesman lashed out this week at a national gun-control group, which answered McAuliffe’s call for help in fall Senate races with a $2 million TV blitz but more recently blasted the governor’s gun deal with Republicans and the National Rifle Association.

Brian Coy spoke dismissively of Everytown for Gun Safety, which is associated with former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, as a “group from New York” that does not have the interests of Virginians at heart.

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You get the sense that they don’t like each other anymore. And I don’t think they are going to get together anytime soon. Just check the artillery rounds thrown back and forth:

Brian Coy spoke dismissively of Everytown for Gun Safety, which is associated with former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, as a “group from New York” that does not have the interests of Virginians at heart.

“One group from New York and its affiliates are upset, but that does not represent Virginia views on this,” Coy said. “We had no interaction with Everytown, the national folks, until after this deal became public. We wouldn’t have even known who to call.”

To which Everytown riposted with:

On Saturday, Everytown released a copy of an email showing that the group and the administration had been in contact forat least 18 months. The August 2014 email, which concerned a letter McAuliffe wrote praising Everytown for its advocacy, was between Everytown’s communications director, Erika Soto Lamb, and three members of the McAuliffe administration, including Coy. The others were Jamie Radice, then McAuliffe’s communications chief, and Ryan O’Toole, a special assistant in constituent service.

Everytown also released a photo of McAuliffe with John Feinblatt, president of Everytown, taken at September rally organized by the group. McAuliffe had been a featured speaker at the event.

Maybe, I don’t know for certain if this is confirmation of the theory that Bloomberg’s name toxic after all. And Virginia being the South, the concept of a carpetbagging meddler does resonate mighty awful.

Now McAuliffe is pure Clinton Machinery. They tend to have a highly developed instinct for political survival. Was there some focus group that told the Governor that the reciprocity boondoggle was going to be more costly than pissing off Michael Bloomberg so he better fix it? Who knows, but McAuliffe sure looks like he burned his bridges with him.

And you have to understand why Everytown/Moms are pissed beyond the backtracking on reciprocity: A Democrat who used their money has shown the rest of the Country that the combo Bloomberg/Watts has no real political power other than a happy checkbook, that they can be used and disposed of, that they are not as relevant as they try to portray themselves. Not saying that Emperor Michael is naked, but he is prancing around in his tighty-whities.

If anything, the above is possibly the best outcome for Gun Right short of Virginia going Constitutional Carry and no sale tax on ammo.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

2 thoughts on “Lover’s spat over in Virginia”
  1. ” McAuliffe is pure Clinton Machinery.”

    He learned from the master. Use them, abuse them and send them on their way. I wonder how the mad dwarf like having it broke off in his ass?

  2. Seems like Bloomberg and McAuliffe forgot that Virginia is more than just the liberal bubble that expanded southwest out of DC. They went after the guns and the rest of population decided to remind them that the motto of the Commonwealth is Sic Semper Tyrannis. Now McAulliffe is trying to distance himself from the puppet master that got him into this jam in the first place in order to save his career. I doubt it will work. Hopefully the next election will be the coup de grace that reminds Bloomie and the rest of the anti-gun interlopers that outside of a few deep blue areas, they are not welcome and you don’t mess with the guns. You would have thought they learned their lesson when they made this mistake in Colorado, forgetting that the Centennial State is more than just California carpetbaggers in Denver. How many more defeats will it take before they just stop trying?

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