Friday, October 17, 2014

Only Mark Warner Could Afford to Re-elect Mark Warner

"I will work to ensure that any final rule provides Virginia with adequate flexibility, enhances innovation and R&D in clean coal, and ensures that we maintain a safe and reliable energy network to power a competitive economy.” 

What a joke.

Recently, the State Corporation Commission released a statement outlining just what the new EPA regulations will mean to the average Virginian. The not good. Those regulations, against which Senator Warner promised to represent us, will still require the shuttering of many power plants in Virginia, reducing efficiency and raising costs astronomically.  

The EPA predicts that Virginia utilities will have to shut down power plants reliably producing 2,851 megawatts of electricity, and replace that generation with just 351 megawatts of wind power. For example, complying with the rules would likely cost Dominion Virginia Power customers alone an extra $5.5 billion to $6 billion. 

Taking the low-ball estimate that is an extra $665.82 charged to every man, woman, and child in the Commonwealth. ($5.5 Billion divided into 8,260,405, Virginia's current population)

The question right now is "Can you or I afford to take Mark Warner at his word again?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Silence is Deafening

“I never could have envisioned ... the absolute, I thought, despicable moves by a former Democratic senator, Phil Puckett, who resigned,”
-Governor Terry McAuliffe

"Virginians deserve leaders who will fight for what's best for their constituents, not those who are spending their time concocting backroom deals and cover-ups"

-Democratic Party of Virginia

"It's astounding to me...They figure the only way they could win was to give a job to a state senator."
-Delegate Scott Surovell

Where is the outrage now? Where are the calls for resignation now? Where is the federal investigation now? Clearly, the only "ethics" Dems really care about are winning and the party line. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This Didn't Have to Happen

There have been new mudballs slung from the left that Virginia Republicans are to blame for 250,000 Virginians losing their healthcare (actually because of Obamacare regulations) this fall. The accusers now find themselves in a bit of hot water.

Why, you ask?

Well the fact is that Virginia Republicans in the House of Delegates passed a measure that could have averted this entire fiasco all the way back in the 2014 regular session. When it got to the Senate, however, a Democrat-chaired Committee (former Majority Leader Saslaw, if you were wondering) struck the bill down on a block vote...

So when that fateful letter arrives at the door, it won't be just thanks to federal rubberstamping. You should know that Senate Dems, when given the chance, laid the solution on the table indefinitely.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

DCCC Abandons Comstock's Opponent

Could there be trouble in Liberal Paradise? The Washington Post is reporting this morning that the DCCC is pulling nearly three million dollars in advertising funding from Barbara Comstock's opponent John Foust.
And THIS, children, is the DCCC's view of the Foust Campaign

Apparently there are bigger holes in the dam for that money to plug. The three million will be going to help protect freshman incumbent Ami Bera in CA-7. Pretty disheartening news for the left, but if Dems can't protect their incumbents then an open seat with a strong Republican opponent is no place to take a stand.

Sorry Johnny...

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