• Deeds, Democrats and Massachusetts DefeatPolitics

    Here come the talking points, and I’m getting a little tired of the press and the Democrats covering up what’s really going on. “Even before the first results were announced, administration officials were privately accusing Coakley of a poorly run campaign…” (Virginian-Pilot) Remember what the press and Democrats were saying as Bob McDonnell gave Creigh […]

  • Jim Webb: No HCR Votes Until Brown SeatedPolicyPolitics

    “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would […]

  • Verga: Repeal Uranium Mining BanPolitics

    Guest post by Laurence Verga, candidate for the Republican congressional nomination, Virginia’s 5th District Pittsylvania County has the largest deposit of undeveloped uranium in the country, grabbing editorial attention from such heavy hitters as the Wall Street Journal. If uranium mining in the region is found to be environmentally safe, we must mine there if […]

  • VA Senate Democrats: “What Republican Sweep?”Policy

    Apparently the Democrats in the Virginia State Senate are of the mind that 2009 was all just a bad dream or something. In a year in which none of them were on the ballot, and which saw Republicans sweep all three statewide offices and increase their advantage in the House of Delegates by 6 seats, […]

  • Who are the Insurgents?Politics

    ABC News reports that at his Sunday rally for Massachusetts Democrat and Senate candidate Martha Coakley, President Obama attempted to classify Republicans in general, and Coakley’s opponent Scott Brown in particular, as “protectors of the big banks, [] protectors of the big insurance companies, [and] protectors of the big drug companies.” In playing this card, […]

  • McDonnell lays out his vision for a stronger commonwealth, with specificsPolicy

    A positive and bipartisan Governor Bob McDonnell, who mentioned working together and bipartisanship no less than a dozen times, addressed a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly this evening, laying out specific proposals for increasing jobs and opportunity, improving education, encouraging energy investment and balancing the budget – and laid down the gauntlet by […]

  • ICYMI: Video – “A Commonwealth of Opportunity”Policy

    On Saturday, Jan. 16, Gov. Bob McDonnell delivered his inaugural address on creating “A Commonwealth of Opportunity.” Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder called it the most inclusive inaugural address he has seen. 2010 Virginia Inaugural Address: A Commonwealth of Opportunity from Bearing Drift on Vimeo.

  • Blogging at the Virginia inaugurationCatch-All

    Blogging at the Virginia inauguration Originally uploaded by bearingdrift Loved the accommodations on inauguration day! Of course, it was better than being jammed into the limited space they had available on the media risers. Print media had a place to file stories in the Patrick Henry building – but that was too far for any […]

  • TONIGHT: McDonnell to address Joint SessionPolicy

    Tonight at 7 p.m., Gov. Bob McDonnell will address a joint session of the General Assembly from the House Chambers. The address can be seen live via streaming video from the House of Delegates. Consider this post an open thread regarding the address. There will also be a Democratic response.