Virginia: An Opportunity for America and the GOP
From the Diaries by NS The recent decision by Virginia Senator Jim Webb not to run for reelection was a gift to Republicans. While it is disappointing that we will not be able to give him the electoral defeat he had coming, it guarantees that Jim Webb will no longer be a reliable vote for the Democrats’ disastrous agenda in 2013. But the real gift | Read More »
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 »
Is Jim Moran Just Stupid?
According to Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia, Barack Obama is opposed because he is black. No, it has nothing to do with his policies. Nothing at all. Moran even took shots at former slave holding states, including his own, which, like the slave holding state of North Carolina, went for Barack Obama. “In this case a lot of people in this country, I believe, don’t | Read More »
George Allen’s Problem
Today, former Senator George Allen is expected to announce his intention to run against the man who beat him six years ago — Jim Webb. Of course it remains uncertain whether Webb will even run again. I have met George Allen a number of times, like him tremendously, but I have personally decided to support Jamie Radtke for the Senate. Once someone has been beaten, | Read More »
Jaime Radtke to run for U.S. Senate in Virginia
Awesome and from the diaries by Erick Former Chairwoman of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Jamie Radtke, as speculated, has filed paperwork to run for U.S. Senate, reports WTVR in Richmond. Radtke is currently leading our completely non-scientific candidates’ poll for the GOP nomination with 211 votes. Trailing closely behind her is former U.S. Senator George Allen, who has yet to file, but is expected | Read More »
What’s the Story With the Repeal Amendment?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Virginia Speaker of the House William J. Howell, to discuss the landmark win against Obamacare earlier this week, how states can band together on the issue, and his proposal for a Repeal Amendment to empower states. We’re brought to you as always by | Read More »
A Few Notes on Today’s Obamacare Ruling
In Virginia today, Judge Henry Hudson released his ruling around noon in the case of Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Sebelius, a case against President Obama’s health care law, finding the individual mandate within that law unconstitutional. As you’ve doubtless heard by now, Hudson found in favor of the Commonwealth, writing that the provision of the law which mandates minimum essential coverage “exceeds the constitutional boundaries | Read More »
Virginia Rules on Legality of Obamacare
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss astonishing disposable income numbers in America. Then, Ben talks to Maureen Martin, legal expert with the Heartland Institute, about today’s expected ruling in Virginia on the legal standing of Obamacare. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and | Read More »
Jim Moran ranks military service below PTA membership.
Here’s a really good rule of thumb: when you’ve done something not only dumb, but actually vile – in this case, if you’ve declared that wearing your country’s uniform for twenty-four years is not ‘public service*’ – don’t compound the error later by trying to explain it away. Jim Moran (D, VA-08) apparently does not understand this rule of thumb, which is why he is | Read More »
Rick Boucher (D, VA-09) buys new car with campaign money.
Via… Not Larry Sabato, who cannot be happy about the fact that his fully-justified anger at seeing a 14 term Democratic Congressman use campaign finance money to buy himself a nice, new car is now showing up as yet another reason why to vote for Rick Boucher’s opponent Morgan Griffith, who is not using special-interest money to buy himself shiny new automobiles. I know this | Read More »
The DCCC’s Super-Genius November Strategy.
In the process of trying to convince people that Tom Perriello might possibly have a chance at keeping his seat in Virginia’s Fifth District (given Perriello’s bad habit of voting as directed by his party’s liberal leadership) against Robert Hurt, the Washington Post tried to trot out this particular line of nonse… ah, conventional wisdom: Though polls suggest that Republicans are by far the more | Read More »
Meet Patrick Murray (R CAND, VA-08)
Col. Murray is running against the infamous Jim Moran in VA-08, and he took a moment to speak with us today. He’s won his primary, so he’s the official Republican candidate in this district. He also didn’t try to get in my face once during the interview when I asked him a question… something that Moran hadn’t mastered as of this April. Patrick’s site is | Read More »
Lots of Primaries today.
According to RCP, we’ve got primaries in California, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia. The news has been dominated by California’s, Nevada’s, and of course South Carolina’s – but they’re all important, so if you’re a voter in that state, hie yourselves and any reliable Republican voters within reach to a polling station. You can let the | Read More »
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VA AG Cuccinelli to invoke Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act over Climategate?
Could be, could be: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is invoking a state anti-fraud law to demand the University of Virginia turn over years worth of documents related to climate scientist Michael Mann, targeting about $500,000 in grants that funded Mann’s studies. Cuccinelli, a Republican who is separately suing the federal government over regulation of carbon emissions, issued the school a civil subpoena late last | Read More »
Meet Matthew Berry (R CAND, VA-08).
You might remember that I’ve talked with him before: but thanks to the new audio rig I can do a somewhat more proper job of an interview. The Virginia primaries are coming up: if Matthew gets the nomination he’ll be up against Jim Moran, who is rapidly moving up my list of People I Don’t Want To See In The 112th Congress*. Matthew’s site is | Read More »