This email sent out by Sen. Tim Kaine is an insult to every Virginian. The long and short of it is, he thinks you’re a racist. The Voting Rights Act was instituted in 1965 to ensure the end of literacy tests, grandfather clauses, poll taxes, and other methods that were used to systematically disenfranchise African-Americans… More Sen. Tim Kaine Thinks You’re A Racist
As voters went to the polls in November to reelect President Obama, many of them buying into his campaign rhetoric that we had finally turned the corner and things were improving, the economy was actually contracting by 0.1 percent. That is the first quarter that the economy shrank since the Great Recession technically ended. To… More SURPRISE! Economy SHRANK In 4Q
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”?
“When you violate principles, invariably, it leaps up and bites you” – Bill Parcells… More Among the slew of errors Republicans and conservatives made in the last election cycle, I made one of my own…
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
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
Interesting map of how Loudoun voted, by precinct. Once again, I am happy to live in Western Loudoun!
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
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
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
So it would seem. Petraeus has hired an elite, Washington lawyer, Robert Barnett, known for helping Washington pols negotiate big book deals. He previously represented President Obama and Sarah Palin. Now that Petraeus’s mistress’s book is in print, I guess he wants to get his version of his life into print and make a buck or two… More General Petraeus Writing a Book?
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!
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
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
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?
An excellent and practical video. It’s well worth the hour you’ll spend watching it, and for those of us who have been extremely discouraged by the results of the election, Bill give a gracious-but-firm kick in the butt!
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
Watch this and remind me again why we lowered the voting age to 18. This is not a parody. It would be really funny if it weren’t so pathetically sad,
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
Why did so many of us believe that the republicans would win the election, even win it big? We ignored the analysis of election predictor Nate Sliver and the Real Clear Politics polls. Believing that we would win made the loss even more painful. How did we get to that point? I can only speak to… More Why Republicans Never Saw it Coming
There’s a child’s story called “The Giving Tree.” The basic plot of it is this: For those of you who haven’t read THE GIVING TREE since you were kids, here’s the story. When the boy is little, he plays in and around the tree all the time, and they’re very happy together. Then the boy… More America As “The Giving Tree”
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)