“Outsider”?

VA LG candidate Pete Snyder sent out an email yesterday announcing his campaign is now up on the air. And today, we continue to bring our Big Ideas campaign straight to Virginia Republicans with the first ad of the 2013 campaign: “Outsider” – which will run on conservative talk radio across the Commonwealth, highlighting my … More “Outsider”?

Kaine Not Even Sworn In Yet And Already Starting A Leadership PAC

How’s this for you? Sen.-elect Tim Kaine isn’t even in office yet and he’s already launching a Leadership PAC. Thought he’d be different? Wrong. And what’s with this “Common Ground” name anyway? This guy was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee and one of the most partisan Virginians to run for office in a … More Kaine Not Even Sworn In Yet And Already Starting A Leadership PAC

Lindsey Graham and Peter King . . . don’t get it either

This is a sequel (of sorts) to my earlier post explaining how Tom Coburn and Jeb Bush (two prominent Republicans who called for tax increases as part of a deficit reduction package) were getting the economics completely wrong. As it turns out, Lindsey Graham (Corner) and Peter King are nearly as clueless. Graham spoke up … More Lindsey Graham and Peter King . . . don’t get it either

Stewart To GOP: Don’t Change Our Principles

PWC Chairman Corey Stewart, candidate for LG in 2013, has penned an op-ed in Potomac Local about what the GOP needs to do in order to regain its footing.  Key is the following. Before Republicans consider major changes to our platform, let’s first get back to basics. Voters expect to be asked for their vote. … More Stewart To GOP: Don’t Change Our Principles

Gerry Connolly Proposes Election Reforms

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly has proposed a bill to address the issue of people waiting hours in line to vote on Election Day. This bill authorizes a federal program to award grants based on how well states can improve access to the polls in at least nine specific ways, including: Providing flexible registration opportunities, including … More Gerry Connolly Proposes Election Reforms

Paula Broadwell and husband Scott return home to Charlotte

For the first time since the story of the General Petraeus’ affair was made public, Paula Broadwell and her physician husband, Scott, have returned to their home in an upscale Charlotte, NC neighborhood.  Paula wore sunglasses and carried one of her two young sons.  She was also wearing her wedding band ( whatever that means). … More Paula Broadwell and husband Scott return home to Charlotte

General Petraeus testifies that CIA Benghazi memo was later altered. Benghazi Story Changed!

UPDATE:  According to Senator Saxby Chambliss, Susan Rice knew she was lying to the American people about who was responsible for the Benghazi attacks.  “Chambliss said Rice “went beyond” the talking points. “She even mentioned that under the leadership of Barack Obama we had decimated al Qaeda. Well, she knew at that time that al … More General Petraeus testifies that CIA Benghazi memo was later altered. Benghazi Story Changed!

Boyd’s Blame Game

WMAL reported this morning that GOP consultant Boyd Marcus was blaming Mitt Romney, the RNC, RPV, conservatives in the VA General Assembly and everyone else but himself for George Allen’s loss in the Senate race last week. Let’s burst Boyd’s bubble, shall we?  From the State Board of Elections — President (Virginia): Romney – 1,822,466 … More Boyd’s Blame Game

Things you should know about Holly Petraeus

Holly Petraeus is a very interesting woman who, along with her children Anne and Steven, have sacrificed throughout their lives to support the General’s military career.  A very interesting article is here, reporting 10 things we should know about Holly Peteraeus.  I love this picture of young Holly and David when they were dating at … More Things you should know about Holly Petraeus

Did General Petraeus lie to Congress and will he lie again on Friday?

Three days after the attack on our embassy in Benghazi on 9/11, that resulted in the death of four Americans, General David Petraeus told the House Intelligence Committee that it had been a spontaneous uprising that began over a protest of film trailer for “The Innocences of Muslims”.  Details here.   We now know that was not … More Did General Petraeus lie to Congress and will he lie again on Friday?

The Real Housewives of West Point or Generals who are lead by their privates

Today we  learned that  Leon Panetta has asked the Pentagon’s Inspector General to look into the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails sent by Marine General John Allen to the woman with the severely tilted head, General Petraues ‘friend’, Jill Kelley.   The FBI had contacted the Pentagon about the investigation on Sunday. More details here.  General Allen succeeded General … More The Real Housewives of West Point or Generals who are lead by their privates

Election 2012 – VA GOP Winners And Losers

There’s been much gnashing of teeth and second-guessing among Republicans since Tuesday night’s election results both here and elsewhere.  To delve a bit deeper into this, I think it is instructive to look at the winners and losers among Republicans to see what lessons can be learned. Winners: The 2013 GOP Gubernatorial Nominee — Whether … More Election 2012 – VA GOP Winners And Losers

The reason Romney lost (odds are, you haven’t heard it yet)

The three most prevalent answers for what happened last night are, in order: Romney’s flaws, demographics, and the Democrats’ ground game. All of them certainly had a role (the second of them still fuels my flirtation with rebooting the right with a different party), I think there is one “fundamental” that was more important at … More The reason Romney lost (odds are, you haven’t heard it yet)