Republican Congressman Attacks 14 year old blogger

That's right. Yesterday at a debate between Rep. Virgil Goode of Virgina's 5th district and his Democratic challenger Tom Perriello Goode said this

"And they want me out of Congress, the liberal Democrats want me out. And they want me out because I'm a conservative voice, if we can silence that person that's exactly what we want, we want more mushers up here  in Congress that won't speak out and stand out. They want a Obamajority in this country, Tom is on the Obamajority list for the US House of Representatives, they want to get him in there because they know he is going to be voting with them. They want to control the White House, 60 votes in the US Senate and a strong majority in the US House of Representatives."

Goode is famous for using bogeymen to scare people, he attacked Rep. Keith Ellison for being a Muslim and repeated tall tales about China that even Dick Cheney said where false.

Now he's found a new bogeymen. He's attacking the Obamajority, an ActBlue page started by a 14 year old blogger--me.

That's right, back in March I started an ActBlue page, "The New Obamajority". After asking for suggestions I added Tom Perriello to the page. Apparently the 587 dollars we raised from 12 donors over the internet terrified Goode so much that he decided to attack a internet fundraising page in his closing remarks at a key debate in his race.

That internet fundraising page is even more terrifying to Goode because it was started by me, a 14 year old blogger with close to no political experience before two years ago. I'm trembling in my boots!

Personally I don't think 587 bucks is anything to be scared about. If I were Goode I would be more worried about the fact that he's getting outraised by Perriello. But I say we give him something to really be scared about.

I'm setting a goal of getting to 50 donors for Perriello on the Obamajority page to send Goode packing.

Donate to Tom Perriello

Goode doesn't seem to like "mushers" which is odd because it is the name of people who race dogs similar to dogsled racing, I guess Goode has a problem with mushing, maybe if we retire him he'll have enough free time to try out mushing and maybe he'll learn to love it.

Goode for Musher! Donate now.

It's also a good excuse to donate to a terrific progressive candidate who will help build a Obamajority and will fight for our values. He helped develop the Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq, helped found the people powered group and is a strong believer in conviction politics.  

Donate for People-Powered Conviction Politics

Also, Goode came close to breaking a secret I've been keeping. Tom will not be voting with "them" as Goode said, he will be personally calling me up before each vote and asking me how to vote. In fact, he got me a slick new phone for that purpose.


Let me assure you of this, Tom will march lock step with the powerful Teenage Blogger Caucus!  

Donate to Tom

We've got a goal, we've got a teenage blogger attacking congressmen, we've got a terrific candidate to replace him.

Now time for action! It's time to make a difference and let's do it. Let's use the super-powerful Obamajority internet fundraising page to elect Tom Perriello and say "Goodbye" to Virgil Goode. We can use the series of tubes to make a difference!

Send a donation through the series of tubes!


Tags: bloggers, Obamajority, Tom Perriello, VA-05, Virgil Goode (all tags)




are you really 14?  anyway - who cares rec'd.

by canadian gal 2008-08-14 11:05AM | 0 recs
That I am

Thanks for the rec.

by Populista 2008-08-14 11:12AM | 0 recs
Re: That I am

Come on, 14 in official Chinese Olympic years maybe. Regardless I'm impressed by what you have managed to accomplish.

by venician 2008-08-14 11:31AM | 0 recs

I'm almost 15 in official American years. Don't know what other kind of years there are.

by Populista 2008-08-14 12:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Well

It was a reference to the controversy over the ages of Chinese gymnasts

by venician 2008-08-14 12:31PM | 0 recs
Welcome aboard

... yes I know you've been here for a while, but it's my first time seein' ya, and I just wanted to say... ;0)

by BlogSurrogate57 2008-08-15 04:42AM | 0 recs
Re: That I am

You've been 14 for a very long time.  Must be counting in Obama years.

by Tolstoy 2008-08-14 05:05PM | 0 recs
Is this snark?

Serious question.

by chrisblask 2008-08-14 06:06PM | 0 recs
Re: That I am

But she's 18 million in PUMA years.

by Jess81 2008-08-14 09:56PM | 0 recs
GO Pop, go!

We loves ya!

by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-08-15 07:45AM | 0 recs

I am reccing for the same reason.

I wish my daughters turn out like this when they are 14 =)

by SevenStrings 2008-08-14 01:17PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican Congressman Attacks 14 year old

Excellent writing skills for a 14 year old. Forgive my skepticism. Perhaps you should be telling people that you are 17 and headed to Brown in a couple of weeks.

I know how it feels to be precocious. I'm 55 and easily get the senior citizen discount at the movies.

rec'd for the audacity

by QTG 2008-08-14 11:22AM | 0 recs

Nah. I've got a few more years to go for that.

by Populista 2008-08-14 12:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Thanks

I wrote up an editorial for the Roanoke Times on this for ya, bud, and they're gonna print it.

by ragekage 2008-08-15 06:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican dumb

You should cross-post this somewhere. At least contact the Periello campaign so they can get some press...

by Lettuce 2008-08-14 12:03PM | 0 recs
It's cross posted pretty much everywhere

And the Perriello campaign knows all about it.

by Populista 2008-08-14 12:08PM | 0 recs
What a gift from Goode!

Heh, you know how they say the only bad publicity is no publicity?  You should feel honored.  Call him up and thank him for it.

Donation on the way for the New Obamajority.

Crosspost this at The Orange Satan!

by BishopRook 2008-08-14 12:12PM | 0 recs

When I was 14, I was watching Monty Python and busy being the class clown. Granted, blogging was a completely nonsensical word at that time, but still... Kudos. Had you not mentioned it, I'd never have known.

by vcalzone 2008-08-14 12:13PM | 0 recs
Re: We need serious people...

This reminds me of the movie "The American President", Goode better realize that he better stick with trying to denegrate Obama and the national figures that will never pay him any real attention.

You are way out of his league.

by TxDem08 2008-08-14 01:41PM | 0 recs
Attacks 14 year old blogger
It sounds like Virgil Goode is afraid, he is very, very afraid...
I applaud you, populista, for being able to inspire such fear at the age of 14. You should be proud!
And I will immediately donate some money to your Act Blue page, because making Republicans afraid is one of my favorite pasttimes.
And as long as you're writing diaries, writing one about how you came to be so politically savvy at an age when most kids are more interested in the latest video game would be quite interesting!
by skohayes 2008-08-14 02:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican Congressman Attacks 14 year old blo

good for you.  i'm 25 now, but when i was your age, i was politically active too.  people used to send letters to me at my high school b/c it was the only place they knew they could reach me after reading things i had written in the local newspaper.  i scared the school district out of school prayer and cut my teeth protesting when the south carolina legislature put the confederate flag in front of the state house.  

it's never too young to start.  our generation is going to fix this country!  keep up the good work...  YES WE CAN!!

by bluedavid 2008-08-14 03:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican Congressman Attacks 14 year old blo

"And you, young Skywalker; we shall watch your career with great interest."

Chancellor Palpatine - Star Wars Episode I

by Shaun Appleby 2008-08-14 03:23PM | 0 recs
I am so glad

He left our party. I remember feeling outraged over the switch at the time. The GOP's loss is our gain.

by Mayor McCheese 2008-08-14 03:40PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican Congressman Attacks 14 year old

I wish I could rec your diary Populista.

Phantom rec, and as much mojo as I can give you.

by snark adam excuse 2008-08-14 06:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican Congressman Attacks 14 year old

If this is what you can accomplish in two years then I look forward to the next two. Rec on behalf of Snark adam excuse.

by Politicalslave 2008-08-14 06:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican Congressman Attacks 14 year old

Thanks PS.

I appreciate it.

by snark adam excuse 2008-08-14 07:16PM | 0 recs
Most excellent work

Thank you so much for your passion and for being actively engaged.

The Hope Express is cruisin'!

by missliberties 2008-08-14 06:41PM | 0 recs

To me it sounds like he's saying "Obama Majority" not "Obamajority"...

Are you sure he's attacking you?

by smoothmedia 2008-08-14 06:47PM | 0 recs
Re: Wait....

There is no quote-unquote "Obama Majority List"--so I'm thinking Goode just misread the name of it.

by BishopRook 2008-08-15 05:48AM | 0 recs

for information on your Gift please see the Gift Rating Criteria.

Then take a (d) and go climb in bed with your goat.


by chrisblask 2008-08-14 07:04PM | 0 recs
Recc'd -- You originally worked for Edwards

didn't you?  I remember when Edwards dropped out you switched to Obama. Glad to see our future is in capable hands like yours.

by GFORD 2008-08-14 10:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Republican Congressman

are you fucking serious?

In a country where we constantly complain about how adolescents are disengaged, entitled, and lazy you are taking a shot at this 14 year old who has decided to get involved, in a meaningful way, by raising money for progressive candidates? Whats the deal?

Are you pissed because you were too busy snorting pixie sticks at their age?

You know what, never mind, I could careless what your problem is. As pathetic as Goode is for saying what he said (among many other reasons) at least he has the excuse of trying to hang on to his job. You are just pathetic.

by JDF 2008-08-15 08:47PM | 0 recs


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