Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LG Northam Accidentally(?) Exposes Reality to VA Dems

In a rare turn, we must applaud LG Northam for his realism (a virtue not shared in the laughing-gas-infused echo chamber of DPVA) when he acknowledged and complimented Speaker-designee Kirk Cox at last night’s dinner for VirginiaForever, and looked forward to working with the certain Republican majority in 2018. This exposure to reality, accidental or not, for Virginia Democrats must be painful.

Unfortunately, the polls are sinking for LG Northam, and while he may not get to make good on his olive-branch, we appreciate it all the same.

His good nature, however, does not seem to extend down the ticket. Justin Fairfax has been cut from Dem literature targeted to NORTHERN VIRGINIA. So, just to be clear, the only non-white-dude on the ticket, in the most diverse region of the state, from which flow the majority of democrat votes, has been canned. It’d be sad if it wasn’t such good farce.

The reins holding the bit in the mouth of the ticket are being held by an international, DC-based union group, LiUNA. Apparently they are not fans of Fairfax’s opposition to the ACP, putting a union *gasp* on the clear opposite side of the Dems’ base. This will be a great topic for conversation when Sullivan, Levine, Simon, and company return to Richmond to crow about Republicans bowing to their donors, and the “party of old white men.”

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

VT and Radford Students, Do You Know Tom Steyer? Cuz He Knows You

In today's Roanoke Times, Carmen Forman details how NextGen, a California-based liberal PAC (admittedly, legally) extorted the identities of thousands so that they can continue their annual season of spamming your cellphone. 

You may remember PAC Chairman Tom Steyer from his previous and extensive meddlings in VA politics, as is his tradition in election years that could benefit him. 

Even knowing who that is, it's hard to reconcile that a blatantly, and vitriolically, political special interest group can simply send a letter and receive tens of thousands of involuntarily volunteered cell phone numbers, then funnel it to political campaigns being run by twenty-somethings who will, in all likelihood, be in a different state campaigning next year. 

At the very best, this is an overt intrusion on Virginians' privacy, but at its worst, it could open them up to identity theft. It can happen to anyone, but it's becoming more and more in vogue to hack political organizations these days.

Ask the DNC...

Has anyone asked Mr. Steyer how he plans to protect their data, now that he has it without their consent? Have they asked Chris Hurst, now that we know that he has the data as well? 

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