I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “a picture says a 1000 words”. Corey Stewart over the years has used pictures (or videos) to portray himself as a stalwart conservative or to viciously attack his opponents in Republican Primaries.
Occasionally a new term is coined which represents a novel idea or thing in the American culture. Today, I would like to unveil a new term in Virginia politics…Coreyagraph, pronounced COREY-A-GRAPH. Verb: To deceive the electorate by portraying oneself as an honest and principled conservative when you in fact, are not. OR The act of deceiving an electorate into believing something false about yourself or another candidate. EXAMPLES: 1. Stewart coreyagraphed his newest campaign announcement. 2. You have been coreyagraphed!
You may or may not remember when all of the attack ads came out against Scott Lingamfelter and Pete Snyder during the 2013 Virginia Lt. Governor race. Here is an example of how Lingamfelter was “coreyagraphed”.
Approximately 3 weeks before the Virginia State Republican Convention word on street was that Corey Stewart was behind all the nasty attack ads on these two great Americans. Here is the article pointing the finger at Corey Stewart: https://bearingdrift.com/2013/05/01/breaking-corey-stewart-behind-anti-lingamfelter-anti-snyder-ads/
Afterword was out about the nasty ads, Stewart’s chances of becoming the Lt. Governor nominee evaporated. During the convention it was reported that Stewart was going to endorse Pete Snyder. Allegedly Stewart’s people approached Snyder’s folks and demanded $85,000 to pay off Stewart’s campaign debt. Here’s the article describing the interaction: https://bearingdrift.com/2013/05/20/the-richmond-screwjob-how-corey-stewart-almost-sold-his-endorsement-for-85000/
When Snyder’s folks reportedly refused to make the payment, Stewart (at the last minute) decided to endorse E.W. Jackson. It was dubbed as the “Richmond Screwjob”. Here is the result…
Fast forward to the 2016 Presidential Race. Corey Stewart was Donald Trump’s Virginia Campaign Co-chair. Stewart was basically fired by the Trump Campaign because he overstepped his authority while being the usual over-the-top Corey. Instead of quietly going away, Stewart later stands out front the RNC Headquarters in DC and whines about the “Establishment Republicans” who got him fired. Here is a picture of him coreyagraphing how he is not “establishment”.
And then Stewart decides he wants to be the next governor of Virginia. As usual, Stewart and his minions run another vicious campaign with ads that stretch the truth to the absolute maximum. Ed Gillespie is a pro-life Catholic who believed in exceptions to abortion for incest, rape and life of the mother. Not to get off track, but for the record, Mr. Gillespie and I differed on this subject. I don’t believe in any exceptions. None-the-less, Stewart produced ads and produced a YouTube video talking about Ed being ok with late-term (partial birth) abortions; which he has never been Gillespie’s stance. Here’s a picture and a video for you to see for yourself:
So which is it Corey?
So let’s recap. Corey Stewart lost the VA Lt. Governor Republican Primary in 2013, he was fired by the Trump Campaign in 2016 and he lost the VA Republican Governor Primary in 2017. Can you see a pattern here? Now he wants you to make him the Virginia Republican U.S. Senate nominee. And just as a reminder, almost no one in Prince William County who knows Corey Stewart well will support him for U.S. Senate. When he ran for governor, even his fellow Republican PWC Supervisors came out in support of his opponent.
Yes, a picture says a thousand words. Here’s a few pictures for you to digest.
It’s funny how Mr. Stewart ran around the state promoting the confederate flag and statues under the guise of defending tradition, but when it came to renaming a middle school in his county because it was named after a two-term Virginia Governor from the 1960s and 70s, Stewart was all in…so much for defending tradition. Here is a picture of Stewart standing proudly with Democratic Politicians.
In about 20 days Virginia Republicans will choose their nominee for U.S. Senate. I personally believe it is an uphill battle against Tim Kaine since Virginia is turning blue, and I also believe it will be a non-starter if Corey Stewart somehow pulls out the nomination. I won’t rehash all the reasons why Stewart doesn’t have a chance if he pulls off the nomination. However, I will say Virginians have two choices on June 12th. We can go the way Alabama did with Roy Moore and Stewart will go down in flames as a huge embarrassment for the Party or we can go the route West Virginia did with Don Blankenship and refuse to run an unelectable candidate. Virginia has been coreyagraphed enough. Don’t let him fool you again. ABC…Anybody But Corey!
…Standing by for Corey’s minions to go on attack. And yes, they will come.