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Posted on 12/09/2018 12:27:29 PM PST by KaslinEdited on 12/09/2018 1:43:36 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
With Virginia Becoming A Liberal Hellhole, A Familiar Anti-Gun Face Says Hes Running For Governor In 2021
For Republicans in Virginia, its time to face facts. Were slowly becoming Maryland. Yes, we may have a Republican state legislature, but majorities in both houses hang by a thread. The Northern Virginia suburbs, where I live, are chock full of insufferable liberals who drive the direction of the whole state. The days of this state going to the GOP are over. The Obamaites infested the Old Dominion and never left. The next gubernatorial election is not until 2021, but we already have one anti-gun voice that says hes in: state Attorney General Mark Herring.
If you dont remember this man, hes the one who tried to torch Virginias concealed carry reciprocity agreements with two-dozen states around Christmas time in 2015. In January of 2016, it was announced the then-Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe would be restoring those agreements, however. Yeah, the anti-gunners were not happy. In February of 2016, McAuliffe signed a bunch of gun bills, including one recognizing gun permits from other states, into law. While I did not vote for McAuliffe, he did well on this deal with regard to our Second Amendment. Granted, he had a Republican legislature to keep a lot in check.
Herring will be a total disaster for gun rights, among other issues, and with a Democratic House of Delegates and state Senate, who knows what could emanate from Richmond (via WaPo):
Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring will make a run for governor in 2021, attempting to use his perch as the states top lawyer as a springboard to the Executive Mansion.
Herring, a Democrat who surprised many by taking a pass on the 2017 governors race, has been spreading the word to allies and donors in recent weeks. He confirmed his plans to The Washington Post on Friday.
Our work to reduce gun violence, protect healthcare, and pushback on the Trump Administration has been some of the most important work Ive ever done, and its made Virginians lives better in real, tangible ways, he said in an email. Ive been really honored to play a part in building a safer, stronger, more economically dynamic and inclusive Commonwealth as a county supervisor, a state senator, and as attorney general, and I think the best way to continue that work would be as Governor. Theres still a lot I want to accomplish as attorney general, but when the time comes Ill be ready.
A former state senator from Leesburg, Herring, 57, is getting a jump on what could be a fierce competition for the Democratic nomination. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is considered a likely contender. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and former congressman Tom Perriello are often mentioned as possibilities.
Hes the first. Im sure he will not be the last, said John Findlay, spokesman for the Republican Party of Virginia. We look forward to a very divisive Democrat primary.
With suburban voters energized against Republicans, Democrats hope to take control of the state House of Delegates and Senate in legislative races in November. They need to pick up just two seats in each chamber to gain control. Republicans have not won a statewide election since 2009.
People used to say that we dont have a good bench in Virginia, but every year we have a stronger and stronger bench of really good candidates, said Del. Mark D. Sickles (D-Fairfax). If Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring run, well have two great candidates for Virginians to choose from.
On the GOP side, yes, the VA GOP hasnt won a statewide race in nearly ten years. The slates of candidates that do run on the GOP ticket are usually below average or downright awful. The state party has been adrift for multiple cycles now. So, as for now, expect more pain next election. The anti-gun Left has kept Virginia in their crosshairs for years. They may get a significant return on their investment with the next major statewide election. We have four years to find a solid candidate and get the VA GOP back on track. It's going to take some work, but if 2017 and 2018 didn't sound off alarm bells here--I don't know what will.
Depressing, it can happen to a lot of the rest of the USA in say, the next 10 years. Yes, plenty has been written on Va. already. I hope this trend can be turned back.
Mark Herring will win. You can take that to the bank.
The solution to VA is to downsize the Fed bureaucracy, including civilians in the DOD. the PC police in every agency, entire agencies.
Sad what has happened to Ol’ Virginia. NC seems headed that way as well. Once we lose Florida and Texas we are finished....And the Dems know it.
So what’s the honky going to promise all the brown people this time?
I believe it.
With VA, its NOVA. Its turned from Purple to solid Blue.
“The solution to VA is...”
Too late. Immigration. Demographics is destiny.
No bloodlines left in the state from the Army of Northern Virginia.
Our work to reduce gun violence, protect healthcare, and pushback on the Trump Administration has been some of the most important work Ive ever done, and its made Virginians lives better in real, tangible ways,
Yeah, name ONE!.................................................................................................................
I didn’t think so.
They deserve it, if FreeRepublic is representative of Republicans there...where at least one here wouldn’t vote for the Republican in November because he was a RINO...sitting it out ‘on principle’.
Oh well, did your non-vote ‘purify’ the Republican Party there yet?
Reestablish the Judicial Branch of our government. Make it play by the rules as outlined in our Constitution instead of by, and for the convenience of the enemy within, the Deep State. We can then get more conservatively thinking people in our government, and eliminate the fear we hold.
IOW get back the objective referee, and truly return our government to the checks, and balances it was designed.
Before George W. Bush was President Virginia was Republican, low crime and English speaking.
I lived in Virginia for a spell back in the 90’s. Good grief! The local/state governments there tax/regulate the ca-ca out of the citizens up there. I couldn’t believe it.
Maryland just to the North was even worse. Beautiful places, but liberal socialist igmos in charge.
Whenever I heard Terry McCauliffe took the governors mansion a few years back...I knew without a doubt, Virginia was done.
Fur linings for their slave shackles.
It might not be herring but whatever rat runs will win by 10 points.
3 incumbent reps lost in Nov including Dave Brat. Not only has NOVA turned but also the Richmond suburbs and most of Tidewater. The GOP is now limited to a few rump CD’s in the western part of the state.
For the last few cycles the Rinos sat it out when a conservative was nominated and the conservatives sat it out when the Rino got it. Now it doesn’t matter anymore.
CALI MOST GUN RESTRICTED STATE BESIDES ILLINOIS
VA is to be the CA of the East.
The Rino’s and the moderate republicans in Virginia don’t vote for conservatives often. So it’s nothing new in Virginia politics.
WA is not contemplating a high cap magazine law right after a lock all your guns up law; if not and they’re stolen they’ll come after you. Can’t even give a gun to a family member.
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