The 2014 Senate: State of the Races, Part 6
Opening caveat: With respect to the Tim Scott race in South Carolina, it is clear that the race card often enters these races (example: the whisper campaign against McCain in 2000; negative Democratic comments against Haley now). Tim Scott is clearly set for reelection, but the GOP needs to be wary of that race card being played. Democrats will stoop to nothing. In North Carolina, | Read More »
Eric Holder vs. The Press
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the legacy of Michele Bachmann, the battle to be Virginia’s next governor and Eric Holder’s war on the press.
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McAuliffe’s stalled electric car company salary raises funding scheme questions
At this point the failures and false promises of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s electric car company, GreenTech, have been well documented.
For those who need a refresher, Clinton fundraiser and party insider McAuliffe re-christened himself a ‘Virginia businessman’ in his second quest for the Old Dominion governorship and touted several supposed job-creating ventures on the campaign trail, one being a wood pellet firm that has yet to become operational, and another was GreenTech Automotive, which he pledged would create thousands of jobs.
First, it was revealed that those promised jobs were to be created in Mississippi, not Virginia. Then, McAuliffe was caught fibbing about why the company chose to locate outside the state, claiming Virginia authorities had rejected their application before it was made clear that GreenTech had never completed its application materials. Then the revelation that Virginia officials were concerned that the company was “a visa-for-sale scheme” given its lack of a credible business plan and utilization of the EB-5 funding mechanism, which hands out U.S. visas to foreign investors (more on this later).
Eventually, it came out that McAuliffe had resigned from GreenTech in December 2012 despite continuing to use his role with the company as a key talking point as he campaigned around Virginia.
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Occupy Roanoke to prostitute itself out for Terry McAuliffe.
The Occupiers apparently plan to come out by the tens tomorrow to show their support for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe: Contrast that with Occupy Roanoke’s rhetoric in 2011: …we would like to see the end of paid lobbyists. Washington’s K Street is made up of many former legislators and staff whose job it is to help write the laws after showering Congress with | Read More »
Extremier Than Extreme Except for the Last Extremists in Virginia
“We’ve just learned Ken Cuccinelli and the most extreme Republican ticket in Virginia history will be holding a campaign launch event TODAY, May 18, 2013 in Virginia Beach,” reads an email from Laura Harmon, the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Executive Director.I can’t help but wonder if she just took out the file from the 2009 election. Because that year Levar Stoney, then the Executive Director | Read More »
The only thing more hypocritical than Terry McAuliffe? The Lefties now supporting him.
There’s some raised eyebrows at some of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s donors: specifically the detail that 78% of his funding in the last quarter came from out-of-state donors. Looking at the donor list, I note that some of the folks involve include: Terry’s father-in-law Richard Swann, who is probably best known for being president, back in the day, of the infamously failed American Pioneer | Read More »
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 »
An Early Take on the Virginia Gubernatorial Race 2013
The other governor’s race this year, besides the one in New Jersey, will be in Virginia. Before discussing that race, just to follow up on some comments regarding the New Jersey race: As someone mentioned, if anyone thinks Christie’s “embrace of Obama” in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy cost Romney the election, they are mistaken. In my humble opinion, that videotape of the fundraiser did | Read More »
Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell Thinks You’re an Idiot
On Friday, March 15, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Bob McDonnell will go to CPAC and address the Faith & Freedom Coalition Prayer Breakfast. For those of you who attend this event, you will be sitting staring at a liar. If you are a conservative, remember Bob McDonnell thinks you’re an idiot. That’s the only explanation I can think of for what just happened in Virginia | Read More »
Higher Taxes: The Wrong Road Forward
At a time when conservatives across America are looking for a road forward for our country and for our party, there are many paths to heal what’s ailing our movement. Tossing aside our conservative principles and raising taxes on families isn’t one of them. Rhetorically, there is near-unanimous agreement in the grassroots of our movement that Americans are taxed too much already, and that government | Read More »
Virginia’s Governor McDonnell Folding on Exchanges?
Virginia’s Republican majority very unfortunately passed the budget busting ObamaCare Medicaid expansion (pushing 400,000 more Virginians into the single payer program), a state sales tax increase to help Virginians through the current hard times, and an expensive but unnecessary Dulles rail boondoggle when DC’s Metro rail service already extends to Reagan Airport. But now, to cap the GOP’s bold moves to re-establish themselves as the | Read More »
Govs. Haley, McDonnell & McCrory Urge Drilling the Atlantic Offshore
In the end, there’s either oil and gas is the Atlantic OCS or there’s not. If there’s not, there’s virtually no environmental risk in drilling.
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Cuccinelli Closes Investigation of Moran Son
The Washington Post’s Errin Haines reported February 1 that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will not charge Patrick Moran, son of Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat, in connection with voter fraud allegations. According to the story, in a flurry of finger pointing, Cuccinelli accused James O’Keefe, whose video was critical evidence in the case, of not cooperating. O’Keefe’s lawyer objected that police were provided with the | Read More »
Ken Cuccinelli corybookers in Virginia.
Anyway, Virginia AG (who happens to be also running for Governor) Ken Cuccinelli was driving along yesterday when… Cuccinelli was on his way back to Richmond on Friday after a meeting of his Human Trafficking Task Force in Staunton when he and his driver Cory Chenard noticed a semi-truck with a flatbed trailer carrying a heavy load in front of them an awful smelling smoke | Read More »
TAKE THAT GUN AWAY from Joe Morrissey (D, Virginia House of Delegates).
Background: the aforementioned idjit decided to wave around an “AK-47-style rifle” on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates as part of a fairly bizarre gun-grabbing stunt. Now, Morrissey claimed that the gun was unloaded, but then… “Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to take his finger out of the trigger guard…” …Joe Morrissey is apparently not exactly qualified to | Read More »