Virginia Aftershock, A South Floridian’s View

Yesterday, the D.C. establishment was shocked by House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss. Here are some random thoughts from South Florida. This upset serves as a good reminder of the three important lessons that all incumbents need to learn: • It is a privilege to serve your constituents. As Tip O’Neil once said, …

Musings Around Town and Virginia

Hold onto your wallets. Secure your bank accounts. After a peaceful week, Members of Congress return to town. The hard left of the Democratic Party wants a Church and Pike-level scandal. The best they can do, Snowden. And now they have the votes to make it so. Be careful what you wish for in this …

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Environmental Phony

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine seems more interested in increasing the value of his personal investments than growing Virginia jobs or doing what is right for the nation. Turns out Kaine not only opposes the Keystone pipeline, but the Virginia Senator invests in Keystone’s competitor, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. This makes Kaine an environmental phony. And, by the …

The War on Virginia and West Virginia Coal (and Uranium) Just Beginning

If your a Virginian that cares about your state, you should learn about the various out of state political players that participated in the most recent elections and who will keep meddling in Virginia matters in the future. For example, there is the center-left billionaire California hedge fund environmentalist, Tom Steyer. Steyer used our state as …

Bacon Weighs in on McAuliffe’s Virginia Win

One of the more sensible pieces I’ve read on the Democratic Virginia gubernatorial win yesterday has been penned by James Bacon of the Bacon’s Rebellion blog: McAuliffe campaigned mainly on being a candidate who would NOT ban abortions or discriminate against gays. As a pragmatist with few guiding principles that I can discern other than …

Formula to Defeat Conservatives = Smear + Outspend GOP 10 to 1

In Extreme Cases, Add in a Fake Libertarian Funded by an Obama Bundler The left-wing of the Democratic Party may have scored a win yesterday by winning the Virginia gubernatorial campaign. We now know the script for defeating conservatives has not changed. If Virginia is a the formula for defeating conservatives, it is going to …

McAuliffe Should Request and Release Copies of Cuba Travel Reports

In a story in yesterday’s Washington Post, a McAuliffe campaign official said that Terry McAuliffe could not produce legally-required Cuba travel reports for a 2010 trip to Cuba because “they no longer had copies.” I wonder if these folks knew before answering that the law requires that these documents be retained for five (5) years? …