VA Speaker doubles down on tax hike
I don’t get to volunteer on campaigns very often anymore, but I do appreciate the opportunity to support candidates and causes financially where I can. No surprise, I’m no stranger to fundraising emails, unfortunately. In someways, they’re like hippies – let a few in the door and soon they take over the place. That said, I do get the occasional interesting pitch. In this case, | Read More »
Architecture of recent victories in nationalized races
McDonnell, Bolling, and Cuccinelli in VA, Christie in NJ, and now Brown in MA. All huge GOP wins for important seats. All victories in states that went for Obama and had a Democratic trend and/or domination. In all three states, our GOP candidate outperformed McCain’s numbers against Obama by 25-33 points. That’s great news. In the Rasmussen Reports Generic Congressional Ballot, the Democrats had as | Read More »
David Axelrod is a shameless liar: Claims Owens won running on Obama agenda!!!
Kos touted this quote from David Axelrod on the front page his hate-site: I think as the Blue Dogs welcome their new colleague Congressman Owens and remind themselves that he’s the first Democrat to hold that seat in 140 years, since Ulysses S. Grant, and that he campaigned on the Obama program, they’ll have to say, ‘You know what, we’re onto something here if we | Read More »
Phase III Activism: Virginia, New Jersey and Health Care
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal by Kimberly Strassel had this critical observation: The Obama White House isn’t half as worried about what Virginia means for next year’s elections as it is what Virginia means for this year’s health fight. A wipeout in the Old Dominion could send Blue Dogs scampering for cover. If health care isn’t done by Nov. 3, it may | Read More »
Democrats – a black revolution is coming – watch out!
I am always looking for things I can share with my neighbors and coworkers, many of whom are people of color, regarding the rightness of conservatism. Here are two excellent recent articles which I will give the links for and quote. Yes, my idealistic self hates that we still even have to even think along color lines, but its a political reality I deal with | Read More »
VA GOP 2009 = 2010 Victory?
From the diaries by Erick. view a slide show of this weekend’s RPV convention here Will Virginia field the first wave of comebacks for the GOP this coming November or will the momentum of Obama-mania continue unabated through 2009 and on into the next federal elections? Saturday’s convention in Richmond for the Republican Party of Virginia holds some interesting lessons for us all. At the | Read More »
Virginia Governor Democratic Primary Race — Write-in McDonnell?
I was thinking of going to cast a vote in the Virginia Democrat gubernatorial primary next week. For the longest time I was thinking of just voting for the one least likely to give McDonnell trouble. So my choice was between: McAuliffe – very annoying, very liberal, very elitist and very much supported by lefties outside of the Commonwealth. I have noticed that his signs have | Read More »
VA-Gov: Can McAuliffe Buy Richmond?
With so many people and discussions focused on what Republicans can do to prepare for 2010, many forget that political ground zero this year will be the Commonwealth of Virginia where the governor is elected in odd years, and incumbents can’t run – so it’s always a near-free for all. Rasmussen has it pretty wide open, which isn’t surprising. Now, enter the former Chairman of | Read More »
Momentum. It Could Start With Virginia
Help!!! Virginia is in danger of making a habit of being a blue state.The political calendar is pretty light in 2009 but Virginia will provide one of the first referendums on the BO presidency. In November 2009 Virginia can reclaim its rightful place as a Red State (without even a shade of purple) by electing a solid conservative Bob McDonnell as Governor. The democratic field | Read More »
Three Blind Mice
See how the Democratic gubernatorial candidates run. First, Creigh Deeds, who came within a whisker of beating Bob McDonnell for AG in 2005 is pinning his hopes on his experience as a way to solve the intractable transportation problem: “I’ve been in Richmond for 17 years,” said Deeds, who served in the House of Delegates before the Senate. “I know the process inside and out. | Read More »