Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Rasmussen just released this poll. The long and the short of it is...people are fine with Voter ID laws(74%). Further, the people have been fine with Voter ID laws(71% a year ago), and the trend is that more people are coming to that conclusion.

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Voters Reject Saslaw, McEachin

Yesterday, the people of Southwest Virginia voted overwhelmingly to keep Ben Chafin in Richmond, this time as their next State Senator for the 38th District. The real story is that Chafin won despite this potentially being the most expensive special election ever in Virginia.

Senate Democratic Caucus spent over half a million dollars to mold Hymes carefully to Senators' Saslaw and McEachin's specifications. True, it takes a special kind of Democrat to win down there. Dems tried, with slapstick subtlety, to portray Hymes as pro-gun. Oh, the irony. Of course that flew like a lead balloon.

The whole thing kind of plays out like 'She's All That' but without the happy ending or Freddie Prinze, Jr. I mean the guy didn't even win his own old supervisor district.

Not that we here are losing any sleep over VSDC and DPVA's misfortunes. Congratulations are certainly due to Chafin. His win comes despite having to put up with misinformation campaigns, a laughably un-factual attack ad, and the ire of just about every Dem blogger and activist from Arlington to Abingdon.

You mean to tell me that running a liberal in SWVA, falling in line behind Governor McAuliffe on Medicaid expansion, lying about your views on the 2nd Amendment, and having your one notable ad proven false doesn't win elections?


VA GOP Caucus

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Edge of Tomorrow

Tomorrow, an inordinately important election is going to be held in Southwest Virginia, between Delegate Ben Chafin and Mike Hymes. Let's take a look at our candidates, a sitting legislator or.....

What about a guy that straight-up lied about his opponent and then got caught? 

What are you going to find out that he supports next, if he wins this seat? 

Time is running short. Let's help keep this guy out of Richmond, and help the right candidate win in SWVA; Delegate Ben Chafin.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Eating Crow on Voter Fraud

There is definitely something in this story that I can relate to. For the life of me, I can't put my finger on it...

OH, wait. Now, voter fraud isn't a myth when it becomes an issue for powerful Democrats?  As expected, there is plenty of crow to go around. Several have even come forward to try to disqualify their party-mate's own assertions.

It didn't take long for cries to emerge, "BUT this wasn't a state election! This was OUR primary!"

Well, YOUR primary election is under investigation for fraud, and no amount of rhetorical somersaults is going to change that.

It is being taken up in many circles that this was also a firehouse primary, and doesn't bear parliamentary symmetry with general elections run by SBE. That makes no difference when, for years, the Democrat line on voter fraud is that it is imaginary.

So go ahead, try to make this about abortion or Medicaid. This river of comeuppance will not be so easy to misdirect. I wonder what Joe Morrissey is going to think when he has the time to read this...

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