Sen. Dick Black: More than a Ham Sandwich…it’s time to elect Mike May to replace PWC Commonwealth’s Attorney Ebert

Op-Ed by Sen. Dick Black: “It’s time to take politics out of the prosecutor’s office.” On Sept 23, 2015, I strongly endorsed Occoquan Supervisor, Mike May, Republican candidate for Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney. Mike May served the citizens of Occoquan with honor and distinction and his non-partisan approach to enforcing the law will be… More Sen. Dick Black: More than a Ham Sandwich…it’s time to elect Mike May to replace PWC Commonwealth’s Attorney Ebert

Cruz campaign names statewide leadership team

Senator Bill Stanley (R-Franklin) has been named State Chairman. Stanley is joined by state co-chairs Shak Hill, a Fairfax small businessman and former candidate for Senate, and law professor Cynthia Dunbar. The appointment Stanley is a pretty good score by Cruz.  Stanley is an up-and-comer in Virginia Republican politics (rumored from time to time to be… More Cruz campaign names statewide leadership team

Judge Dismisses Incumbent Protection Act Suit

In a blow to conservatives seeking to reclaim the Republican Party’s role in nominating its candidates, Judge Elizabeth Dillon in federal court in Harrisonburg today dismissed the complaints of both the Party and an affected challenger to incumbent Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta). For a quick primer on the Incumbent Protection Act and the basis of… More Judge Dismisses Incumbent Protection Act Suit

General Assembly elects Phil Puckett’s daughter to judgeship…it’s the #VirginiaWay

Despite the cloud of corruption hanging over the nomination of Martha Puckett Ketron to the Virginia bench, 39 Senators and 65 Delegates voted today to elect her to a six-year term as a juvenile and domestic relations court judge in the 29th Judicial District. The vote in the Senate was 23-0, with two Democrats joining… More General Assembly elects Phil Puckett’s daughter to judgeship…it’s the #VirginiaWay

Mark Warner can’t answer for his Puckett #BRIBESTORM

While the fireworks in last night’s debate were all about Mark Warner’s apparently being stranded in some sort of weird time warp (acting like he’s running against George W. Bush, and pretending like the last six years never happened), the real story is that he can’t explain away his bribe to get Phil Puckett to… More Mark Warner can’t answer for his Puckett #BRIBESTORM

WaPo editor equates Ken Cuccinelli with murderous “Mississippi Burning” white supremacists

Washington Post editorial board member attacks Ken Cuccinelli election integrity efforts as being redolent of violent voter suppression and murder. Yes, he said that. Today in Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican U.S. Senate nominee. Insurgent conservative candidate Chris McDaniel forced incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran into a runoff when neither man garnered a majority of… More WaPo editor equates Ken Cuccinelli with murderous “Mississippi Burning” white supremacists

House GOP Leaders Slam Howie Lind For Anti-Comstock Smear

House GOP leaders defend one of their own against misleading ads and rhetoric by Howie Lind directed against Del. Barbara Comstock Yesterday, I heard a radio ad from the Howie Lind campaign to succeed retiring Rep. Frank Wolf in the 10th District. It started out good, but I had to pick my jaw up off… More House GOP Leaders Slam Howie Lind For Anti-Comstock Smear

Is Rob Wasinger a Catfish Candidate?

#HARVERD Strikes Again. Republicans in Virginia’s 10th Congressional district are wondering whether Capitol Hill careerist Rob Wasinger is actually a real candidate running to replace retiring Rep. Frank Wolf. Known most widely for the amateurish astroturf rollout of his campaign by a handful of sock puppets, one can be forgiven for wondering if Wasinger is… More Is Rob Wasinger a Catfish Candidate?

HARVERD’s Funder Fumble

Despite a long career as a Hill staffer, Rob Wasinger still ain’t ready for prime time. The latest in a string of amateur hour moves, the 10th Congressional District campaign of Hill staffer Rob Wasinger—already famous for touting his “Harverd” credentials—released a fundraising email today that reveals a continuing absence of competent adult supervision. Fundraising… More HARVERD’s Funder Fumble

BREAKING: Howie Lind Set to Quit Senate Race

One of the three declared candidates for Virginia’s 2014 GOP nomination for U.S. Senate is set to withdraw from the race. The Bull Elephant has learned from multiple independent sources that former 10th Congressional District GOP Chairman Howie Lind has been speaking with key supporters and others yesterday and today to give them advance notice… More BREAKING: Howie Lind Set to Quit Senate Race

UNFAIR in FAIRFAX

The largest Democrat stronghold in the state gave their provisional voters significant advantages that provisional voters elsewhere in the state did not get. The result? Predictably, the Democrat wins. This isn’t about not wanting to count votes that should be counted. It’s not about seeking partisan advantage. To the contrary, it’s about fairness and equal… More UNFAIR in FAIRFAX

Shutdown “Gestapo Tactics” Help Make the Argument Against Obamacare

Sen. Mike Lee ABSOLUTELY NAILS IT. The Obama administration’s petty tyrannies during the first week of the government shutdown neatly illustrate the problem with giving politicians too much power–they’ll use it. There is really no excuse for the president’s petty, spiteful actions this past week. At every turn, the president has gone out of his… More Shutdown “Gestapo Tactics” Help Make the Argument Against Obamacare

What Australia’s Election Can Teach U.S. Conservatives

Elections last week in Australia gave the conservative parties (known as the Liberal-National coalition) a near-landslide victory over the leftist Labour Party headed by Paul Rudd. Like Democrats in the U.S., the Labour playbook was filled with “extremist” slurs and “war on women” kinds of tropes designed to drive up negative opinion of the conservative… More What Australia’s Election Can Teach U.S. Conservatives

North Carolina GOP Preparing to Siphon Virginia Jobs and Growth

Just a heads-up. When you hear that “giant sucking sound” of jobs leaving Virginia for points south, now you’ll know why. Republican legislators in North Carolina have unveiled a plan to completely eliminate the state’s income tax, to be replaced with a consumption tax. This pro-growth measure, designed to place North Carolina squarely in the… More North Carolina GOP Preparing to Siphon Virginia Jobs and Growth

A Cuccinelli Win Is Crucial For Conservatives Everywhere

This really cannot be overstated: a victory for Ken Cuccinelli in this fall’s race for Virginia Governor is crucial not just to Virginians, but for the whole country. Conservatives outside Virginia who have been wrapped up in the Obama administration’s scandal-du-jour, or who are focused on House and Senate races that are more than a… More A Cuccinelli Win Is Crucial For Conservatives Everywhere

War on Women

Liberals like to pretend Ken Cuccinelli and other conservatives engage in a “war on women,” when in fact the opposite is true. (See here for just one tiny example). Likewise, when it comes to self-defense, conservatives are clearly on the side of women–equalizing the natural advantages of male criminals and aggressors by arming women to… More War on Women

Big Brother Is Here

In so many ways, this is just wrong: wife searches Google for pressure cookers, and the husband separately Googles for backpacks. Then, presto, an armed task force descends upon their home. Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men… More Big Brother Is Here

Clever Way to Confuse Liberals

The Armed Citizen Project has a clever new tactic that will surely yield the “blue screen of death” in the liberal brain. Their method? Pairing two favorite concepts of the left–gun buybacks and redistributionism–in furtherance of (gasp!) individual freedom. ‘We’ve combined Joe Biden’s love of shotguns with Obama’s love of redistribution,’ Armed Citizen Project Executive… More Clever Way to Confuse Liberals

Thanks, Democrats

Tuesday’s abysmal turnout for the Democrat statewide primary provides an occasion to assess DPVA’s latest gift to the taxpayers of Virginia. For roughly 3% turnout, state and local government costs for administering the election equaled about $4 million. Stated another way, the 144,000 voters that showed up each cost the taxpayers about $27. In some… More Thanks, Democrats