Under normal circumstances, most folks find Rep. Randy Forbes to be a solid conservative, but in the latest Federal Omnibus bill, Forbes is part of the GOP’s 40% problem.
Chairman Kaine, fresh off of passing a budget in Virginia solely because of federal stimulus dollars, has decided to enter into the whole Limbaugh-flap by issuing this statement today: “Today, President Obama and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood unveiled new job-creating infrastructure projects that were made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. These projects […]
Newspapers are hurting. Reporters are getting laid off, and whole sections are being downsized or eliminated. Shad Plank laments the days when reporters actually covered the General Assembly in person. Rush Limbaugh at CPAC, as usual, said what needed to be said. Newspapers are a business where the customer is always wrong. “Have you ever […]
Sen. Ken Cuccinelli announced via email yesterday that his campaign has picked up a majority of delegates filed for the convention in the cities of Chesterfield, Hampton, and Virginia Beach. According to the email, in Virginia Beach: “Of the 438 delegates filed by today, our folks walked in with 192 forms – more than double […]
Speaking of voting for the weaker candidate in a Democratic primary, do I have one for you. Anyone remember a dude sporting the moniker Esam Omeish? Governor Kaine appointed him to the Virginia Commission on Immigration in September of 2007. Following a flurry of controversy, he resigned – less than 24 hours later.
How many appointees have to be found dodging taxes for it to reflect on the man appointing him? Trade nominee Ron Kirk happened to never report any speaking fees as income, saving himself about $6,000 in taxes. He also deducted $17,000 worth of Dallas Mavericks tickets (Maverick?…now, THAT’S funny) Meanwhile, Obama skates along the hope […]
During CPAC last week, I was talking with a few folks and one mentioned he was going to vote in the VA Democratic primary this year to help who they thought the weakest candidate against McDonnell was. (I’m sure we all have our opinions) Pondering it afterwards it struck me as a clever and awkward […]
“So if anybody wonders whether the stimulus package mattered, whether the recovery package mattered, 7,100 people are going to have jobs with state government…” Tim Kaine (Virginian-Pilot) That’s the Democrats’ idea of economic stimulus? Government jobs?
What a difference being a minority makes. This year the speeches at CPAC were generally on target and it was refreshing not having to listen to a lot of Neocon saber rattling, McCain amnesty, and “compassionate” conservatism. One man who did not change his message with the political winds is of course Dr. Ron Paul. […]