Another Species Has Gone Extinct
My most frustrating moments on CNN were during the course of 2009 and early 2010 special elections. In several cases they went to the Democrats. The liberal on with me would make a passionate case that this was a harbinger of future Democratic successes in 2010 and I would be forced to point out that special elections are rarely harbingers of anything. That is true. | Read More »
Gov. McAuliffe Follows Gov. Kasich’s Lead for Obamacare Money
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) took a page from Ohio Governor John Kasich’s (R) playbook this weekend, vetoing a ban on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion passed by the state legislature.
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#VA07 Shockwave Spells Doom For #CampaignFinanceReform Too
Chris Cillizza gives five political consequences of Eric Cantor’s stunning loss that should not be over looked: I’m not sure (immigration reform) was ever really alive in the House — we’ve written plenty about how the average House Republican has zero incentive to support any immigration reform — but Cantor’s loss ensures that even chatter about making minor changes will disappear. Anytime an incumbent loses | Read More »
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, Eric Cantor
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DONATE TO DAVE BRAT NOW
I’ve been encouraging people to support Dave Brat, but I honestly didn’t spend any time here on his campaign. I, like pretty much everyone else, was pretty sure he had not one chance in hell. He was outspent by more than 20 to 1. No one knew who he was. And he won. Praise God! It is a great day for the Republic. Many of | Read More »
Why Eric Cantor Lost
The death of the tea party has been greatly exaggerated. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary tonight to David Brat, a man who was significantly outspent. Cantor spent $5 million to Brat’s $122,000.00. The media will play up Cantor’s loss by claiming it was about immigration. They will be wrong, but it will be useful for the rest of us. Immigration reform is | Read More »
Virginia GOP Primary “Endorsements”
Besides the Senate race involving incumbent Democrat Mark Warner, there are three contested GOP primaries involving congressional districts. Before considering the Senate race, there is a contested primary in the First District between incumbent Rob Wittman and Anthony Riedel who was a campaign activist for Ron Paul in Virginia. Ordinarily, that may be enough not to support his candidacy, but except in certain areas he, | Read More »
Mark Warner Wants Obama EPA To Delay Power Plant Rules
With no significant warming occurring in the last 17 years, are these rules from the Obama EPA really necessary? What do rules like this mean for Virginia families?
Terry McAuliffe, would-be dictator of Virginia.
I’m sure that McAuliffe’s staff can find an loophole. What they can’t do is find a way to make people love Terry McAuliffe for it.
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Medicaid expansion may be starting to retreat in Virginia.
Terry McAuliffe is right now discovering that blind partisanship has its limits.
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So, Virginia’s new commerce secretary Maurice Jones comes pre-‘under investigation’ed.
My first reaction? “Well, that was quick.” Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s commerce secretary Maurice Jones improperly lobbied Congress as a member of the Obama administration, according to an internal federal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. …Oh, wait, it happened last year. Apparently the guy thought that it was OK to use his position as a HUD deputy secretary to | Read More »
It Was a Lie – Mark Warner Lied, Your Health Care Plan Died (Video)
Via RPV, Mark Warner, the senior Senator from Virginia says essentially the same promise of ‘ If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan’ that President Obama promised over and over and over again.
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Terry McAuliffe allegedly sold ABC board seat to ‘Republican’ Boyd Marcus.
Before we go any further, though… the Washington Post may tell us the details: they may not display any moral indignation. The Washington Post endorsed that corrupt suckweasel Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia: the below is exactly the sort of thing that we all expected McAuliffe to do. Anybody who thought otherwise is a natural-born d*mned fool. Moving along: here is the timeline. Boyd | Read More »
Jim Moran (D, Virginia-08) to crawl back under the pestilent rock from which he spawned.
No word yet whether they’re going to clean, fumigate, or sterilize his office. Assuming that they just don’t evacuate it and clean out the fetid hole with a thermite grenade, of course. I’m not sure if they should go that far, though: it might destroy any evidence that might be buried at the bottom of the muck. As you might have guessed, I am not | Read More »