Friday, September 27, 2013

Dem Candidate gets DUI, Media Gets Amnesia

A recent article in the Southside Messenger has outed Dem candidate Jasper Hendricks for his late-August charge of driving under the influence in Farmville. Hendricks, who is running against Delegate James Edmunds in the 60th District, was arrested with nearly twice the legal limit.

It isn't a comfortable subject to bring up. Why does the media think that it is so egregiously important to plaster the words GOP, Republican, and other monikers at the top of the page when a Republican legislator lands in hot water(example, example, example), and yet just forget when a Dem breaks the law?

Seemingly, political affiliation was an important enough detail to put in the large print then. Why not now? 

Why does the media love to "inform" their readers on the political affiliations of some legally challenged lawmakers, while electing to leave it out for others? A case of amnesia perhaps? Or just another illustration of left-leaning slant? 

VA GOP Caucus

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again!

What's worse? Senators Howell and Saslaw extorting the NVTC for votes, or the completely misplaced and unwanted opinion of Barbara Favola; proud owner of the Senate's worst (seriously, it's crappy) business record. 

Needless to say, tantrums are being thrown, and many threats have been issued to the NVTC – by NOVA DEMOCRATS.

Through their wails of confusion and anguish, Dems threatened to unilaterally block the NVTC's legislative agenda in the Senate if they did not reverse their decision.

Unsurprisingly, thanks to his lack of knowledge, experience, or answers to any of the hard questions, Terry McAuliffe fell short of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) endorsement. 

The NVTC responded plainly that their reasoning for the endorsement came from the Attorney General's ability to answer the tough questions, where Terry could only dodge them or hide behind platitudes. That doesn't seem too far off of the mark for a lifelong slime-ball fundraiser, whose one real attempt at running a business has gone down in flames and is under SEC investigation. 

From the Washington Post“Terry was his normal, flamboyant self,” said a board member present for both interviews. “He didn’t want to get pinned down to any details. He didn’t give any details. He was all about jobs, jobs, jobs — ‘I’m just going to take care of the situation when the time comes. I’m just going to do it.’ It was all [expletive].”

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sex, Lies, and Voter Fraud

Okay, we lied about the sex. But important developments in the Governor's race have just come to light.

Terry McAuliffe's latest scare tactics have hit the Washington Post. Unsurprisingly, even the Post, liberal leaning publication that it is, cannot go along with the blatant misrepresentation of the truth that T-Mack is spewing.

The McAuliffe Campaign's latest claims cite billions of dollars in budget shortfall, in a scenario that is hypothetical to the point of fabricationThe food fight continues here, and the Dem camp has made it clear that they are happier slinging mud than doing such trivial things as running a responsible government, or lightening the load on Virginian taxpayers. That would be too much like Ken Cuccinelli.

So I guess you thought that you could just assume a responsible tax plan to death? I suppose, speaking of taxes, you wouldn't mind releasing the rest of yours to match the Attorney General at ten years? You would think that would be enough embarrassment for one day...


Maybe you wouldn't mind explaining why out of state voters are using the address of your campaign friend, Jeff Barnett

You may remember him from an embarrassing loss in the 10th Congressional against Frank Wolf in 2010. Seems a couple of friends of Jeff's decided that moving across the Potomac to Maryland was more of a detail when it came to helping out Barnett at the polls(didn't seem to work too well; though Terry's speech, afterward, about his friend is touching). Barnett has been close at hand, like any good Dem, for the election. Seems he helped throw Mark Herring a Fundraiser, not too long ago. The shocking amount of investigations into voter fraud grows ever higher, and...

As always, we will keep you updated as this investigation develops. 

VA GOP Caucus

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jeremy McPike: Following the Rules Gets You Fired

Jeremy McPike is running for the House of Delegates in the 31st District, which covers Prince William and Fauquier Counties.  After a distinguished City Architect tried to expose a developer’s potentially fraudulent invoices- totaling over $2 million- Jeremy McPike fired him…but only after verbally abusing him and threatening his job. 

HUGE SHOCKER: That's wrong; and an Alexandria judge agrees. You cannot just unilaterally dismiss, abuse, and fire someone for trying to expose possible fraud. Especially, when it is you being accused of that fraud. 

Are these the kind of people that Terry McAuliffe and the Democrats want in the General Assembly?  How can you claim to fight for working-class men and women? When a government employee with a sterling reputation comes forward with a concern that affects the taxpayers of a city, he should be listened to, not punished. If his "superior" simply bullies him before firing him, that man is showing a slew of the things wrong with politics today. Jeremy McPike is that man. 

Jeremy, it's going to be pretty hard to convince your potential constituents that they should trust you with their tax money when this is how you respond to a man trying to ensure responsible spending.  There is no reason to trust McPike with a seat in Richmond, when he is already proven to be a shady, opaque dictator in his own department. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What Would Terry McAuliffe Do For Money, You Ask?

Terry McAuliffe is well-known to do just about anything for the money.

Uncle Si understands the meaning of "slimeball"

Politico reports that Terry met with Emperor of New York, Michael Bloomberg just last week to discuss the Virginia Governor's race. Bloomberg and his superPAC are fresh off of a win in Illinois. Assumedly, Terry went to Bloomberg asking for help; an interesting situation considering Terry may once have had to primary him.

The New York Mayor has put out his threat to a wide variety of proponents and opponents of many a divisive social issue, and no doubt would love to get his hands into changing Virginia to suit his own personal ideals.  He is a Democratic Big Gun (no pun intended) without a doubt, and he could show up here with a big monetary stick, if Terry has found something that he could sell for Bloomberg's support.

 But at what cost to Virginians?

I have a feeling that Terry did not just smoothly skate to any help that he gets from Bloomberg. Remember, it was only a few years ago that he was thinking of running for Governor of New York, rather than Virginia. Fast Terry is up to something.

Virginia does not need Bloomberg Bloated Government, and getting into bed with Mr. Mayor may end up being no joke to Virginia.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

House Dems Field Their Little League Team of Candidates

Recently, the Democrat House candidates got their chance to introduce themselves to the Virginia business community. Representatives from several key industries got their chance to see just what kind of a team that the DPVA was fielding this year. The result...was bad news bears.

Revenge of the Nerds
These candidates decided business could take a back seat. They thought these businessmen and businesswomen didn't show up to hear about jobs, business, or economic development. No, these candidates drove home social issues. In an election where the number one issue is jobs and the economy, these Democrat candidates focused on bottom-tier social issues. When put in front of important business leaders and representatives of some of the biggest job creators in the Commonwealth, these candidates drove home environmental regulation, abortion, and schools? 

A Few of the Highlights 
  • Atif Qarni (running for the 13th against Bob Marshall) extolls himself as an excellent football coach, but mentions virtually nothing even resembling policy or position in his written statement. Too bad the Wildcat formation can't get Virginians jobs. 
  • Jerry Foltz's (running in the 40th against Tim Hugo) claim to fame is a Labor Resource Center that even Democrats in his own sought-after district don't like.
  • Elizabeth Miller (vying for Tag Greason's seat in the 32nd) came to a business meeting with ONE thing in mind. Abortion. Top of the priority list, and the first sentence in her bio led with NARAL Pro-Choice.  Nothing like extremely uncomfortable and divisive social dogma to really shore up the business community, huh? 
    • Better yet is her reasoning for running this race, "I am running because a person like me could win and a person like him should lose." It has all the eloquence, evidence, and purpose of a 3rd grade essay on the topic.
  • James Harder (running in the 12th District, against Joseph Yost) had barely a paragraph for these ladies and gentlemen to get to know him by, and I hardly think they care about the fact that his grandmother was a Delegate. Sorry Little Jimmy, there is no legacy policy in legislature. 
  • Michael Abraham (running in the 7th District, against Nick Rush) (listed as running in the wrong district) had more to say about him and his wife staining glass than anything related to business. 
  • Marcus Simon (running in the 53rd, against Brad Tidwell) is the son of a friend of Ralph Nader. That completely irrelevant and unrelated fact is actually the most business-related thing in his entire bio
You had one job, DPVA
Let's look beyond the mis-numbering of your own candidates' districts, the rampant misspellings, grammatical errors, and repeat paragraphs. Let's look at the content. Could no one stop and inform them that they were not pandering to the progressive base? Was there no staffer on hand to clue in these sand-lot candidates? 

While giving these individuals credit for jumping into the political arena; endearing stories aren't going to put Virginians back to work. Some of these candidates aren't even focused on putting humans back to work. Raising a service dog (as is prominently featured in Robert Farinholt's statement) is admirable, but the only job you are creating is for the dog. Farinholt is running against David Yancey in the 94th District.

Why send these partisan candidates to Richmond, if they have made it perfectly clear that their fight is an ideological one?  

Dear Dem Candidates, 

Get real ideas about how to keep Virginia at the top of the business and employment food chain. Otherwise, you might as well hit the showers.