Virginia ’09–Local elections, global implications
There is no allowance for election fatigue in Virginia. There are no off years in the commonwealth. In even-numbered years we have the Federal elections along with the rest of the country. While most states take the odd-numbered years off. But in the Old Dominion, those years are for the elections for state offices.
How Old Dominion Become Obama Dominion
UPDATE: I’ve updated my blog entry, but it’s not done yet. I want to discuss the analysis I’ve done on Virginia a bit more in depth. But I guess that will have to wait tomorrow, as I have church service tonight. But I’ve uploaded my spreadsheet in excel sheet and sources with links provided. I am on a brief break as I type this blog. | Read More »
Calling all Virginians
Like so many people, I have been sorely disappointed by the election results, and I am deeply concerned over where Obama is going to take this country. Yet, I believe that Virginia is salvageable, and if we, the Virginia members of the RedState community can step up, we can be a key part in that effort. That is my hope, my silver lining, my commitment. | Read More »
Coal Guy on Fox: You do realize that Obama called for the destruction of my industry, right?
(Via Hot Air) OCA President Mike Casey gently tries to explain why the coal industry is freaking out about Senator Obama right now: It’s because he works for the coal industry, you see, and when you get told that one of the Presidential candidates for President is on the record for being in favor of gutting your industry – which supplies, again, roughly half of | Read More »
Obama’s Coal Industry Gutting Initiative: the transcript.
To follow up my earlier post about how Obama is lying to somebody about planning to gut the coal industry… Jake Tapper, who is on the short list of journalists who will be ending this election with their honor essentially intact, has gotten a response from the Obama campaign. It’s about what you’d expect: the statement’s wildly taken out of context, Barack Obama loves coal | Read More »
Coal States: Vote McCain, or against your economic interests. Your call.
Via Constant Reader Pentagon16 we see this video and Hot Air post about Obama, coal plants, and how the former will smother the creation of the latter if he ever gets the chance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdi4onAQBWQ If you’re working on GOTV for Colorado or Pennsylvania, by all means: pass that along to people. Indiana, Ohio, and Virginia, too – just to be on the safe side.
The Obama-Frank defense cuts create an opening
My friend and colleague, Patrick Ottenhoff, had an interesting analysis of Virginia back in June that could be on the money: Major federal contractors set up shop in Northern Virginia and, in turn, subcontracted work to technology firms that hired accountants and lawyers. The young professionals who work at those firms in Tysons Corner, Reston and Ashburn are part of Obama’s core constituency. But the | Read More »
Does anybody have any updates for Florida early voting???
I just heard on CNN that Obama is turing our significant numbers in the Miami area of Florida. Does anyone know anyhting about this?? CNN was saying that the early turn out is about 70% to 30% in favor of Obama inn the Miami area. What can I make of this??? On another note what is the ground game like in Virginia. Can McCain still | Read More »
Rokey is all alone with the military ballots he won’t count
Today, the Fairfax Times reports that Rokey Suleman still is not counting those military ballots we have been telling you about: “It kills me to not count those votes,” Suleman said. “As much as I hate the law, I can’t ignore it.” Rokey must know something we don’t know. And something that the State Board of Elections doesn’t know, because they have told him the | Read More »
Rokey Suleman Response
Since I am a Fairfax County, VA resident (Reston), I wrote Rokey Suleman to express my outrage over his partisan decision to disenfranchise overseas military voters. Here is his repsonse: I am taking a moment to answer your e-mail out of the hundreds of e-mails that I have received. I did not choose to do this. This was a decision made by the Virginia legislature, | Read More »
Virginia Obama Supporters mishear it as “Spray ’em with Mace.”
No, really. Via Drudge: Campaign workers attacked Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after an altercation led to five Republican campaign workers being sprayed with Mace at their headquarters in Galax. Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said officers were dispatched shortly before 1 p.m. to the Galax Republican headquarters on East Grayson Street when a caller reported someone had sprayed office workers with Mace. Responding | Read More »
Ask Rokey Suleman to count the votes of American soldiers
Meet Fairfax Co. Registrar Rokey Suleman. He has decided to reject absentee ballots from American soldiers stationed overseas. In fact, some of the ballots he’s not counting are those from military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Suleman is using a technicality to throw out hundreds of our brave soldier’s votes. Except that Marc Ambinder reports that the Suleman is getting the technicalities wrong. | Read More »
AP out Trolling for Bigots
I just received my first call from a polster. It was for an AP poll in the Commonwealth of Virginia.They asked all of the expected questions as to my demographic background, ideological affiliations, income, right direction/wrong direction etc. But what was very strange to me were the number of ethnic/racial type questions.They asked me if I considered ‘Blacks’ (note – not the PC African-American) in | Read More »
Let’s start tossing those military votes in Virginia!
Fox News is reporting about this problem where military ballots are endangered. Unfreakingbelievable. Obscure law could endanger military ballots statewide By Dale Eisman The Virginian-Pilot © October 24, 2008 SPRINGFIELD An obscure state law and an ambiguous federal ballot form are combining to invalidate some of the thousands of absentee votes being cast this fall by Virginians overseas, most of them in the military….
McCain’s Route to 270 Electoral Votes
As best as I can tell, the McCain campaign’s strategy for winning in the electoral college has altered significantly over the past month. Previously, the conventional wisdom held that he would attempt to win all of the Bush 04 Eastern and Midwestern States except for Iowa, and then pick up two out of three of Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico. Conceivably, if he lost Nevada | Read More »