On Sunday, VV published an op-ed by the chair of the Richmond City Republican Committee, Chip Muir, on why we should compromise, and grant the ‘moderate pro-business’ wing of the Republican Party of Virginia a Presidential primary in Virginia next year, in exchange for their so kindly granting us a convention to nominate statewide candidates… More No Need To Compromise
So it appears that many Republican members of the General Assembly that supported the Cantor/Young Guns-led slating effort at county conventions last year will be unopposed for nomination this year. More’s the pity. These are the very people who need to be held responsible… and when I say ‘held responsible’, I mean ‘defeated and sent… More A year later… “Get over it.” Not a CHANCE.
I ruffled some feathers when I opined a few weeks ago about the possibility of a Article V convention. Now that several bills have advanced to the floor of the General Assembly calling for an Article V convention, there seems to be a real chance of passage of such a thing for the first time… More Crunch Time In The Fight To Stop An Article V Convention Call In The Old Dominion
So Jon Berkley is finally out as the chair of the Republican Party of Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, and none too soon. He presents the unvarnished “what are you gonna do about it anyway” face of consultants and political profiteers in RPV. While that’s a positive, his behavior is a symptom of their arrogance and… More The Battle Rages On… But There Is Hope
Once again, Jim LeMunyon and others in the General Assembly are pushing for Virginia to adopt a call for a Constitutional Convention, as detailed in Article V of the Constitution. There is even a large group pushing for such a thing, calling them themselves the “Convention of the States”, no doubt playing on conservatives’ longstanding… More An Article V Convention Is A Bad And Potentially Dangerous Idea
I know John Whitbeck personally for several years now. He is a good family man who runs a business, and the Washington Post, as usual, is conducting a character assassination of the Republican in a Northern Virginia Election. Take the time to learn about who is John Whitbeck. John believes that government exists to serve the… More Vote For John Whitbeck This Tuesday
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
Headlines about continued rioting in Sweden reminded me of the wisdom of Jim Bennett, author of The Anglosphere Challenge: Why the English-Speaking Nations Will Lead the Way in the Twenty-First Century. One of Bennett’s greatest truisms is the idea that democratic government cannot long endure in an environment of permissive immigration and multicuturalism (i.e., a… More Democracy, Open Borders, Multiculturalism–Pick Any Two
How awesome is this? Via Twitter: “Longtime VA GOP former Del. Vince Callahan blasts #VAGOP ticket as too extreme 4 most Virginians, says GOP hijacked by conservatives @wusa9“ “GOP hijacked by conservatives”????WTF??? What party is supposed to be the conservative party? What an ass!
While counties to the north are raising taxes, Stafford County, yet again, eliminated taxes. Fairfax County is doing it (Supervisor Pat Herrity’s email newsletter) Yesterday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the property tax rate by one cent to $1.085. With the increase in assessments that translates to a 4.5 % or… More How is your local government doing?
Former candidate for the U.S. Senate and Tea Party leader has endorsed Stafford County Chairman Susan Stimpson in the race for Lt. Governor. Last year there was speculation Jamie herself would be a candidate for the job. However over the last several months Jamie has made it clear she was not going to run and… More Radtke Endorses Stimpson
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!
As we correctly speculated earlier this week, Susan Stimpson, Chairman of the Stafford County Board of Supervisors has thrown her hat into the ring for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor in 2013. Stimpson made her announcement via a video message to her supporters on Facebook and her website. Stimpson has been a friend to many… More Stimpson Jumps In
In a recent post, the Sheriff of Nottingham of Prince William County put forward for debate the idea that perhaps the Board of County Supervisors should go from being a part-time post to full-time. A Forward Thinking Solution Prince William County is going through growing pains that involves steps that, in the view of The… More A Full-Time Board Of County Supervisors For PWC?
If you have listened to Paul Ryan’s speeches since he was named Mitt Romney’s running mate, you may have picked up on a phrase that he often uses, “The American Idea.” This is the key to understanding him, where he comes from and what has made him the man he is today. “The American Idea”… More “The American Idea” – Understanding Paul Ryan
The President has defied the Constitution and Senators Webb and Warner are condoning the power grab that President Obama has perpetrated. More…
John McCain was on the Sean Hannity show yesterday afternoon and he made a couple of statements that I think illustrates why Conservatives are not comfortable with Mitt Romney. Cross post from RSVA.
From an article at the National Review: “”The last two presidential election cycles have revealed a stinking hypocrisy in conservatives: They profess their love of capitalism and entrepreneurship, but when offered a real capitalist and entrepreneur, they go, “Eek, a mouse!” And they tear him down in proud social-democrat fashion….. “I was watching a clip… More Why are Conservatives so Afraid of Capitalists?
Disclaimer: Someone may have thought this is about a blog or a website but it’s not; it actually is about Conservatism. With the GOP presidential primary season beginning in less than a month and a full field of candidates competing for the nomination, many find themselves in a quandary about who to support. No doubt… More Too Conservative, Conservative Enough?
8/19/2011 Key Business Leaders get behind 56th District Delegate Candidate Steve Thomas Conservative candidate gathers business support from around the Commonwealth Spotsylvania, VA. Steve Thomas, Chairman of the Spotsylvania Republican Committee and candidate for the Republican nomination for the 56th District House of Delegates, today announced the endorsements of several business leaders from across Virginia.… More Business leaders rally around Thomas for 56th Delegate
From Phil Cox at Opportunity Virginia PAC: Just hours ago CNBC released its annual Top States for Business ranking, and we are very pleased to relay that Virginia was awarded the #1 spot – with the highest vote total in the history of the study! Governor McDonnell’s top priority since taking office has been to create… More Virginia Is For Lovers Of Free Enterprise Business
Donald Trump made quite an appearance in his speech at CPAC. However, he is getting both hailed and impaled by conservative pundits over his statement that Ron Paul cannot get elected. I think Trump was referring to Pauls electability and ability to appeal to the masses, not necessarily his political stances. Plus, it was Paul’s campaign in 2008 that, in the opinion… More Can Trump Get Elected?