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 »
The Snowflake Issues
Snowflakes are a lot like fingerprints. No two are the same. Their uniqueness is part of the allure. One of my favorite activities in grade school was when the teacher gave us white construction paper and scissors, telling us to cut out little bits to make our own snowflakes. No student did theirs the exact same way, and it was cool to see so many | Read More »
The Lessons of Early November
With the smoke clearing from last week’s elections, it’s important to go back through and make sense of the chaos. Yes, most of these points have been made, but I’ll also wager we as a community haven’t properly addressed what they could mean one year from now and three years from now. There was a notable Republican victory and a notable Republican loss last week. | Read More »
The Republican Donors Went AWOL – And It Hurt Cuccinelli
After Ken Cuccinelli ended Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s aspirations to become Virginia’s next governor, he remained idle; refusing to endorse Cuccinelli when he officially clinched the Republican nomination for governor. As the race progressed, the Republican donor base in Virginia went AWOL. In the end, it contributed to Ken Cuccinelli’s sinking campaign. Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, wrote today that typically donors are aligned with the | Read More »
, Constitutional Law
, Ken Cuccinelli
, media bias
, Mitt Romney
, Terry McAuliffe
, war on women
The Inevitable Election Day Post-Mortems
As expected, the inevitable analysis regarding the races for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia has begun. As predicted, that analysis was thus: the way for Republicans to win is through moderation. Nowhere is the dichotomy in analysis more evident than in these divergent headlines from media competitors CNN and Fox News. The CNN headline: “Right Wing ideologue burns Republicans in Virginia.” The Fox headline: | Read More »
The Republican Establishment Lost Virginia
Jason Johnson is Chief Political Strategist to Senator Ted Cruz. — Erick Much ink is being spilled concerning the elections yesterday. In my view, the spin being offered by Democrats and much of the media misses what really happened. Several observations on the elections: (1) Chris Christie should be congratulated. He won a big victory in a state that is | Read More »