Jimmy Webb (D, VA) cuts and runs.
Just couldn’t handle the thought of running again for VA-SEN, apparently – although I’m sure that the lack of money didn’t help much there, either. Or the fact that Webb was practically guaranteed a messy primary, thanks to his race-related thoughtcrime last year. What ever it was, this isn’t a surprise, of course: it was obvious last week that Webb didn’t have the right stuff | Read More »
Jim Webb’s spectacular flame-out.
Oh, Jimmy. Forty years ago, as the United States experienced the civil rights movement, the supposed monolith of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance served as the whipping post for almost every debate about power and status in America. After a full generation of such debate, WASP elites have fallen by the wayside and a plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time | Read More »
How the worm has turned in Virginia.
Just a random thought: in the process of apparently losing a state Senate special election in Virginia, Democratic candidate Dave Marsden (who is apparently doing his level best to appear ‘bipartisan’) put this letter to the editor up as part of his attempt to win. Please note this sentence: Virginia benefits most from the reasonable expression of many viewpoints, but we are in danger of | Read More »
Senator Webb comes out against Gitmo.
Oh, Webb is saying that he’s merely against the timetable, but that’s just political-speak for ‘I need to start laying down the groundwork for my retreat on this issue.’ By this time next year he’ll be telling everybody how he’s fully satisfied that Obama’s ‘reform’ of Gitmo addresses the issues brought up during the campaign, etc, etc, etc. Amazing how quickly some of these guys | Read More »