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  • [Virginia] Gov. McAuliffe’s Healthcare Plan May Push Budget to $2.4B Shortfall

    08/17/2014 3:32:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 03:00 AM | Kathryn Watson
    Virginia’s bleak financial outlook just got gloomier. Gov. Terry McAuliffe told members of the joint state House and Senate money committees on Friday that Virginia is projected to rake in $2.4 billion less than it’s budgeted to spend during a three-year period. […] Even as he emphasized that cuts need to be made, however, he also made another thing clear—he’s going to find a way to expand healthcare options for Virginia’s poor, and he’s ready to use the power of his executive office to do so. …
  • Cantor says he'll resign sooner than expected

    08/01/2014 1:36:42 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. – U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
  • Virginia Gov. McAuliffe vetoes legislature’s anti-Medicaid expansion amendment, vows to find a way

    06/20/2014 4:52:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The White House will be so disappointed. Obama officials were really counting on McAuliffe to make this Medicaid expansion happen in good time, and McAuliffe in turn was really counting on his boozing-and-schmoozing skills to translate into his own made-up version of bipartisan governance. He has so far been remarkably unsuccessful at persuading either Republican legislators or Virginian voters to come around to his way of thinking on the proposed expansion, and there’s been some speculation that McAuliffe might keep up a budget standoff that could lead to the shutdown of the Virginia state government this summer — but...
  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • Virginia proposal would limit size of gatherings at private homes

    05/05/2014 5:41:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    A plan to ban "frequent and large gatherings at neighborhood homes" is a lawsuit waiting to happen, a Fairfax County supervisor predicts. Officials will get an idea Wednesday when public-comment hearings begin in Virginia's most populous county. "I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a constitution challenge by interfering with peoples' right to assemble," Supervisor Pat Herrity said in a statement. The proposed zoning ordinance limits "group assembly" at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings "shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period."
  • McAuliffe explores whether he can expand Medicaid coverage without legislature’s okay (Virginia)

    05/02/2014 11:54:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics ^ | May 1, 2014 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is considering expanding health coverage for the poor without the approval of the state legislature, a move that would muscle his top priority past Republican opponents but also throw his young administration into a partisan firestorm and uncertain legal territory. McAuliffe and his top advisers have consulted lawyers, health-care experts and legislators on how to bypass the GOP-dominated House of Delegates, according to three people familiar with the discussions. A fourth, who like the others spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to reveal private strategy, said the office of...
  • BAUER: Terry McAuliffe, bait-and-switch culture warrior

    04/14/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-11-14 | Gary Bauer
    In his campaign for governor last fall, Terry McAuliffe adopted the straightforward slogan "Putting Jobs First" to convey to Virginia voters that, if elected, he would make the commonwealth's economy his first priority. Mr. McAuliffe's surrogates similarly touted the former Democratic moneyman's fiscal focus. Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine endorsed Mr. McAuliffe because, he said, "We want somebody who wakes up thinking about jobs, thinking about the economy, thinking about finding a great deal, thinking about training the workforce." "I know what Terry's priority is," Mr. Kaine continued. "It's economic opportunity for Virginia." Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/11/bauer-terry-mcauliffe-culture-warrior/#ixzz2ysZPPChy Follow us: @washtimes on...
  • Va. college ‘free speech zones’ latest to fall

    04/12/2014 11:08:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2014 11:47 AM EDT | Larry O’Dell
    The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college “free speech zones” is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy in response to a lawsuit filed by Thomas Nelson Community College student Christian Parks. Both sides have asked a federal judge in Norfolk to put the case on hold until May 2 while a new policy and settlement details are negotiated. Judicial history and recent legislative developments suggested Parks had...
  • Virginia: Republican Delegate Rob Bloxom wins special election for HOD seat

    02/25/2014 8:33:02 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    From an email
    Statement from RPV Chairman Pat Mullins: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Statement of RPV Chairman Pat Mullins on Delegate-elect Rob Bloxom's Win RPV Chairman Pat Mullins gave the following statement: "Let me be among the first to congratulate Delegate-elect Rob Bloxom on his overwhelming win tonight in House District 100. Rob is going to make a great addition to Speaker Howell's growing caucus, and I look forward to working with him to advance our shared conservative values in the General Assembly." "But tonight's win is about so much more than just who holds this House of Delegates...
  • Va. quickly emerging as key in gay marriage fight

    01/19/2014 11:33:45 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 25 replies
    AP-Yahoo ^ | 1-19-14 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed. Related Stories Okla. gay marriage ban struck down; ruling on hold Associated Press Judge rules Oklahoma gay marriage ban unconstitutional AFP US judge strikes down Oklahoma gay marriage ban as ‘arbitrary, irrational' Christian Science Monitor Utah appeals gay marriage ruling to top US court AFP The Supreme Court Puts Utah's Gay Marriages on Pause The Atlantic Wire This purple state was once perceived as unfriendly and even bordering on hostile to gay rights....
  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins Va. governor's race, Fox News projects

    11/05/2013 7:05:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2013
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli in a surprisingly close victory. Fox News projected McAuliffe as the winner Tuesday night. The closely watched raced pitted a Tea Party-backed Republican and an establishment Democrat locked in an expensive, ideological battle whose outcome is expected to set a course for the 2014 and 2016 elections -- in large part forcing the GOP to consider whether a strong conservative candidate is the party’s best pick to win a national election. Cuccinelli, trailing late by single digits, tried unsuccessfully to use voter dissatisfaction with...
  • Report: Bid to indict Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell delayed

    12/19/2013 12:44:48 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-19-13 | James Hohmann
    The Justice Department has reportedly delayed until next year a decision on whether to indict outgoing Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in connection with a gifts scandal — a decision that came after a face-to-face appeal by the couple’s lawyers. A report by The Washington Post late Wednesday night said U.S. Attorney Dana Boente told lawyers for the governor and first lady Maureen McDonnell a week ago that he planned to ask a grand jury to return an indictment by this past Monday over allegedly inappropriate help they gave dietary supplement maker Star Scientific after receiving gifts from...
  • Mark Obenshain prepares next steps in Attorney General vote count

    11/13/2013 3:47:57 PM PST · by Kenny · 12 replies
    ABC/Channel 8 ^ | November 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sen. Mark Obenshain says he's going to outline his next steps in the nearly knotted race for attorney general.</p> <p>The Harrisonburg Republican has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday in Richmond. Unofficial state election results show Democratic Sen. Mark Herring with a narrow lead over Obenshain.</p>
  • It’s the Democrats, not the GOP, facing a looming civil war

    11/13/2013 6:44:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/12/13 | Charles Hurt
    Despite what the hysterical media will tell you, those distant blasts you heard last week rolling from New York City to Richmond were not cannon fire from the ongoing civil war within the Republican Party. They were the first shots fired in the civil war that is about to break wide open within the Democratic Party. The hyperventilating media have gone from simply jaundiced sideline observers to outright cheerleaders, breathlessly fanning the flames of discord within the GOP at every turn. Who knew The New York Times cares so much about Republican politicians from Texas and Utah? Of course, they...
  • Democrat Herring widens lead over Republican Obenshain in Va.’s nail-biting race for AG

    11/13/2013 7:52:12 AM PST · by Kenny · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12 | Associated Press
    Democrat Mark R. Herring widened his lead Tuesday over Republican Mark R. Obenshain in Virginia’s nail-biting race for attorney generalWith Herring up by 163 votes over Obenshain, the Democrat declared himself the victor, while Obenshain refused to concede. He said he will wait for the State Board of Elections to certify the Virginia-wide vote on Nov. 25. “Voters in Virginia have spoken, their voices have been heard and I am honored to have won their votes and their trust to become Virginia’s next attorney general,” Herring said in a statement. While the vote was close, he said, “Virginians have chosen...
  • Why Most Postmortems of Virginia’s Gubernatorial Race Are Wrong

    11/13/2013 5:52:03 AM PST · by 1010RD · 74 replies
    Roll Call Rothenblog ^ | 11/11/13 | Stu Rothenberg
    The dust has settled (mostly) from last week’s elections, so I thought it time to present a very different assessment of what happened in Virginia than the snapshot I’ve seen from others. For example, Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices, Women Vote Action Fund distributed a wholly self-serving and unconvincing memo titled “Unmarried Women Cast Deciding Votes in Virginia Election.” It’s unconvincing, of course, because Republicans always lose unmarried women, regardless of an election’s outcome. Unmarried women are more liberal than most voters and are not part of any winning Republican coalition. NBC’s Domenico Montanaro and The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart...
  • Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud Found in Virginia Governor’s Race (who knew?)

    11/13/2013 4:14:34 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 68 replies
    Federalist Press ^ | November 9, 2013
    Richmond, VA–Merely hours after the close of a bitter and divisive Governor’s race in Virginia that saw Democrat Terry McAuliffe pull out a win over Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, irregularities in voting data have emerged. According to mainstream media outlets McAuliffe supposedly defeated Cuccinelli in a razor-thin 47-46 percent victory to become the next Governor of the great state of Virginia. Immediately following the announcement, Cuccinelli’s office opened a full investigation into the legitimacy of the vote and quickly turned up surprising results. In 13 districts, multiple instances of intimidation at the polls were reported. Large black men wearing...
  • Star Parker - Why Republicans lost Virginia governor's race

    11/11/2013 6:20:29 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    www.crescent-news.com ^ | November 11, 2013 4:13PM | Star Parker
    Politics is in the eye of the beholder. Post-mortems about the Virginia gubernatorial race are gushing forth about why Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a business-as-usual political retread from the Clinton crowd. They tell us more about who produces this punditry than about the reality of the situation. We're hearing that tea party activists killed Cuccinelli's candidacy with the government shutdown (according to The Wall Street Journal editorial page, they "stabbed him in the back") and that, once again, a socially conservative Republican candidate has shown he can't win women's votes. What I see is very different....
  • Herring now holds lead in AG race (Dems stealing another election)

    11/11/2013 5:14:50 PM PST · by RB156 · 35 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 11, 2013 | Markus Schmidt
    In an attorney general’s race that remains too close to call, Republican Mark D. Obenshain began today with a 17-vote edge over Democrat Mark R. Herring. But by afternoon, the pendulum had swung the other way when the numbers in four Richmond precincts were updated, putting Herring ahead by 115 votes out of more than 2 million cast statewide.
  • Democrats Credit Phony “War on Women” With Beating Cuccinnelli, Plan 2014 Attacks

    11/11/2013 3:35:17 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | November 11, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    The pro-life movement has an opportunity to re-capture the Senate from abortion activists next year, but pro-life Republican candidates who are looking to win Senate seat in the mid-term elections need to be prepared for continued phony attacks accusing them of engaging in a so-called War on Women.During the Virginia gubernatorial election, the Planned Parenthood abortion business threw $1 million in false attacks on pro-life candidate Ken Cuccinelli at Virginia voters. They flooded their mailboxes with propaganda aimed at making Cuccinelli’s mainstream pro-life views look out of touch by falsely characterizing him as opposing birth control and contraception. Terry McAuliffe’s...
  • Getting Real Why Cuccinelli Was Defeated

    11/11/2013 4:09:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Star Parker
    Politics is in the eye of the beholder. Post-mortems now gushing forth about why Ken Cuccinelli, conservative Republican candidate for governor in Virginia, lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, a business-as-usual political retread from the Clinton crowd, tell us more about who produces this punditry than what reality actually might be. We’re hearing that the Tea Party killed Cuccinelli (according to the Wall Street Journal editorial page they “stabbed him in the back”) with the government shutdown and that, once again, a socially conservative Republican candidate has shown he can’t win the votes of women. What I see is very...
  • My strong hunch is that Ken Cuccinelli actually won Virginia

    11/09/2013 5:01:15 AM PST · by IbJensen · 62 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/8/2013 | Steve Jalsevac
    Take a look at this map. It's a map showing the results of the voting in Tuesday's Virginia election for governor. All the solid red areas voted a majority for Cuccinelli. The small Dark blue ares went Terry McAuliffe (Yes, I know those are the most densely populated areas of Virginia). The rest were mixed. Notice that the map seems to be almost solid red. And yet, Ken Cuccinelli somehow very narrowly lost to his Democrat opponent. To me, something smells about all this and I suspect Ken Cuccinelli actually won Virginia, but certain things happened to ensure that that...
  • No End in Sight to "War on Women" Attacks

    11/10/2013 12:11:00 PM PST · by chiller · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/13 | KATIE GLUECK and EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Hardly a commercial break went by in October when Virginia voters weren’t reminded of Ken Cuccinelli’s far-right views on abortion and other social issues. How much of a difference the deluge ultimately made after Cuccinelli’s surprisingly narrow loss against Democrat Terry McAuliffe is open for debate. What isn’t in dispute is that Democrats and women’s groups believe their “war on women” playbook worked. And they have every intention of using it again in 2014,
  • NRA beat Bloomberg anti-gun group in 65 of 67 Va. delegate races

    11/08/2013 7:18:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 8, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Nearly 10 percent of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns retired from their job or were sacked in Tuesday’s elections, including the organization’s two leaders: Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Some 95 key members of the group that targets and criticizes lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are losing their title of “mayor.” According to an election review of Bloomberg's membership list of about 1,000, three quit the group, 69 retired from their jobs, and 23 were rejected by voters.On the retirement list: Bloomberg and Menino.Among the defeated members of Mayors Against Illegal...
  • Read This If You Believe Your Candidate Lost Due to Third-Party Voters

    11/06/2013 12:24:33 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 67 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | Scott Shackford
    So it turns out Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli were able to draw away enough votes to keep Robert Sarvis from winning Virginia’s governor’s race. I hope the folks who put those guys on the ballot are happy. Last night, my Twitter feed had quite a few conservatives laying the blame on Sarvis for costing Cuccinelli the election (which really isn’t true according to polls, and it probably wouldn’t even had been a close outcome but for the Obamacare mess). So in the spirit of reconciliation, here are some tips from a typical third-party voter to major party movers and...
  • The Sabotage Republicans (Another RINO Knife in the Back)

    11/08/2013 11:43:45 AM PST · by mojito · 21 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/8/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Call them the Sabotage Republicans. They have been busily at work in Virginia these last few weeks, sabotaging the gubernatorial campaign of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. [....] Every time some Establishment GOP nominee loses the White House or a hot gubernatorial, Senate or other race — conservatives have been silent about this unending ability of Establishment Republicans to lose either close elections or win them by unnecessarily close margins.. Yet if one conservative — that would be Ken Cuccinelli this week — loses a race, Katie bar the door. Worse, up until now not much has been made of the...
  • Libertarian Robert Sarvis Drew Record High Votes in Virginia

    11/08/2013 1:17:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 8, 2013 | by Ben Jacobs
    For the guy who finished third in the Virginia governor’s race, Robert Sarvis had a pretty good night on Tuesday. Sarvis was the Libertarian candidate in the election who pulled in just over 6.5% of the vote. This wasn’t just a landmark achievement for a third party candidate in Virginia but in the entire American South. --------------------------------------------------------------------snip------------------------------------------- Based on the exit polls, the average Sarvis voter was a younger, well-educated, pro-choice white who did not identify with either political party. In particular, Sarvis did well in suburban Richmond and in the Shenandoah Valley. Sarvis’s weakest areas were in coal country...
  • Cuccinelli’s Two Opponents: A Democratic donor helped the Libertarian candidate in Virginia’s race

    11/08/2013 9:59:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/08/2013 | John Fund
    Chicago — Observers in this land infamous for political tricks say a popular method of winning elections is to ensure all of your opponents are thrown off the ballot — the tactic the Daley machine used to first elect an unopposed Barack Obama to the Illinois state senate. Another: Throw a ringer into the race to draw votes away from your real opponent. That latter tactic seems to have been employed by Democrats in this week’s close gubernatorial race in Virginia. And it may have made the difference. There were many reasons Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost, ranging from his poor...
  • [Video] Ron Paul speaks at Ken Cuccinelli Rally 11/04/13

    11/08/2013 5:00:24 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 11/04/13 | Ron Paul Speech
    Ron Paul speaks at Ken Cuccinelli Rally 11/04/13http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTqE0aIPI4c Former Rep. Ron Paul speaks at Ken Cuccinelli's election-eve campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Attorney general race: Obenshain leads slightly with all precincts in

    11/07/2013 3:07:41 PM PST · by Kenny · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 6, 2013 | By Austin Bogues and Dave Ress
    Republican Mark Obenshain held a 219 vote lead in the race to be Virginia's next Attorney General, with results in from all the state's 2,558 precincts.The count is even narrower than Bob McDonnell's 327-vote lead over Creigh Deeds in the 2005 race to be attorney general, but it's as certain to end in a recount.Meanwhile, of the four House of Delegates seats where less than 1 percentage point separated the candidates with a handful of precincts still outstanding last night, the GOP has held onto three. One race, where John Bell is challenging Del. David Ramadan, R-Loudoun is still neck...
  • The Drumbeat Begins: Cuccinelli for U.S. Senate in ’14?

    11/07/2013 2:14:37 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 30 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | 11-7-13 | Shaun Kenney
    So sayeth the DC Caller: Conservative writer Quin Hillyer is the first person to openly make a full-throated case for Cuccinelli to throw his hat into the ring to take on incumbent Sen. Mark Warner, a popular Democrat in the Commonwealth. “The best news from Ken Cuccinelli’s hugely disappointing loss in Virginia’s gubernatorial contest yesterday is that Cuccinelli is now free to run for U.S. Senate against Mark Warner,” Hillyer wrote. “Not that Cuccinelli will want to hear this now,” Hillyer elaborated. “He has a large family, and his day job as state attorney general will end in the new...
  • Virginia Is Now One Step Closer to Being an Official Blue State

    11/07/2013 12:06:02 PM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ruy Teixeira
    With Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial victory over Ken Cuccinelli, Democrats have now won seven of Virginia’s eight high-profile, statewide races since 2005 (three Senate races, two Presidential contests, and two of three gubernatorial elections). The lone exception, Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial victory in 2009, provides an instructive contrast with the current contest. In 2009, Virginia voters were 78 percent white and 22 percent minority. In 2013, they were just 72 percent white and 28 percent minority—not far off the 70/30 split in the 2012 presidential election. There you have the key to McAuliffe’s victory: Despite performing much better among white voters than...
  • Liberal Delusions

    11/07/2013 9:48:00 AM PST · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    World News Bureau ^ | November 7, 2013 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Exit polling just published shows that 30 percent of Virginians who voted for Democrat Terry McAuliffe classify themselves as pro-life. The fact anyone has to make the following point speaks volumes of the level of ignorance and delusion of these individuals: If you vote Democrat, you are undeniably pro-death. Abortion is the unholy centerpiece and altar of the Democratic Party, and their mountain of aborted fetuses is the only hill this party has been unwaveringly willing to die on. These "pro-life" Democrat voters are like atheists who profess a belief in Christ - obviously too stupid to even know what...
  • Cuccinelli advisor blames Bobby Jindal, RGA for defeat: ‘They just blew it’

    11/07/2013 9:04:59 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:08 AM 11/06/2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    “Bobby Jindal and his political team totally blew it,” harrumphed one advisor for Ken Cuccinelli the morning after a closer-than-expected loss. Cuccinelli, who narrowly lost last night’s gubernatorial election to Terry McAuliffe, was badly outspent in the days and weeks leading up to the election. The New York Times‘ Jonathan Martin described Cuccinelli’s plight as having been “close to abandoned at the end.” He was. As Politico’s James Hohmann reported, ”The Republican National Committee spent about $3 million on Virginia this year, compared to $9 million in the 2009.” And as the Roanoke Times noted, in 2009, the Chamber of...
  • The Problem With Libertarians

    11/07/2013 4:59:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    There was a time I called myself a Libertarian. And there was a time I was a Libertarian. I just wanted to get government to leave me alone, to leave people alone and to go all crazy and limit itself to doing only that which is spelled out clearly in the Constitution. That was what a Libertarian was. But it’s not anymore. The word no longer has any meaning, no definition or parameters, certainly no coherent philosophy to speak of. And there’s no one to blame for that except Libertarians themselves. So what happened? By not even loosely defining...
  • Yes, Virginia, the GOP Establishment did stick a shiv in Ken Cuccinelli

    11/07/2013 3:55:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/7/2013 | Matthew Vadum
    Reagan conservative Ken Cuccinelli lost his bid for the Virginia governorship because the patrician, turf-protecting Republican Party establishment in his state wanted him to lose. It's really that simple.  Cuccinelli campaign strategist Chris La Civita suggested on election night Tuesday that the federal government's partial shutdown last month may have hurt his candidate in parts of Virginia where many federal employees and contractors live. He also suggested that Cuccinelli could have won if he had received more money from national GOP sources, which he said dried up as of Oct. 1. "There are a lot of questions people are going...
  • Terry McAuliffe Faces Uphill Climb With GOP-Controlled House of Delegates

    11/06/2013 5:33:47 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    NBC 4, Washington DC ^ | 6 November 2013 | Carissa DiMargo
    A long and contentious campaign ended late Tuesday with a narrow victory by Terry McAuliffe. But as Wednesday dawned, many Virginians may still not know what to expect from the next governor, since negative ads during the campaign seemed to crowd out both candidates' platforms. McAuliffe likely has some challenges ahead. He's never held public office, and many Virginia lawmakers perceive him as an outsider. What's more, Republicans maintained their strong majority in Virginia's House of Delegates, which means McAuliffe will have to figure out how to cooperate with the GOP if he has any hope of success. We talked...
  • Dionne: The U.S. shifts left (Hurl-tastic)

    11/06/2013 9:52:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2013 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The center of gravity in American politics moved left in Tuesday’s off-year elections. Republicans took a big step back from the tea party. An ebullient progressive was elected mayor of New York City. And a Democrat was elected governor of Virginia after campaigning unapologetically as a supporter of gun control and a liberal on social issues. The one bright spot for Republicans, Chris Christie’s landslide reelection in New Jersey, was won precisely because Christie ran briskly away from the party’s right wing and developed a civil relationship with President Obama. His victory speech spoke of the need for politicians to...
  • 'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents

    11/06/2013 7:20:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 6, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli, abandoned by the Republican establishment as too "extreme" to win in Virginia, crushed Democrat Terry McAuliffe among independent voters by 9 percentage points, 47%-38%. The key to McAuliffe's victory was that the Democrat--assisted by the ruthless data-mining operation that fueled Barack Obama's 2012 re-election--turned out his party's base, while conservative voters were divided. Cuccinelli's winning margin among independent voters was only slightly lower than Mitt Romney's 12-point margin in 2012. Romney also lost the state, however, after failing to bring conservative voters to the polls and mounting a lackluster a get-out-the-vote operation that was badly...
  • Voting for Cuccinelli [how RINOs are driving Republicans insane]

    11/07/2013 12:10:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Ricochet ^ | November 6, 2013 | Author Herman
    My wife Beth and I went to vote yesterday at our usual polling place on the University of Virginia campus. I went with no enthusiasm, more out of a sense of duty, I suppose, and of bearing witness. Outside the polling place were two pavilions for last minute canvassing. The Republican tent was, characteristically, empty, while the Democrat team, with blue and green McAuliffe banners flying, looked cool and smug. For good reason. They had waged a ruthless, vicious, dishonest and brilliant campaign-- not just to elect Terry McAuliffe governor but to discredit and destroy the Virginia Republican Party, and...
  • What impact will the election results have on Tea Party and GOP?

    10/19/2013 10:34:05 PM PDT · by granada · 12 replies
    If a Democrat wins in Virginia, Chris Christie wins in New Jersey........ The polls indicate so called "moderate democrat" will get redstate Virginia, and so called "moderate republican" will survive in a bluestate.
  • Report: Christie Refused to Campaign for Cuccinelli

    11/06/2013 7:28:43 AM PST · by Night Hides Not · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/6/2013 | John Nolte
    Tuesday night and again Wednesday morning, NBC's Chuck Todd reported that New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie refused to campaign for Ken Cuccinelli, the Virginia Republican who narrowly lost his own governor's race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe. "They begged Christie, and you can make an argument," Todd said on Morning Joe. "That to bring a Chris Christie to Northern Virginia might have helped. But Chris Christie is worried about his own brand."
  • McAuliffe narrowly defeats Cuccinelli in Virginia, ObamaCare troubles loom over vote

    11/06/2013 8:32:55 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 11/06/13 | FoxNews Staff
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe won the Virginia governor’s race on Tuesday, in a surprisingly close victory over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli -- who was heavily outspent and trailed in the polls for much of the race. With nearly all precincts reporting, McAuliffe was ahead with just 48 percent of the vote, to Cuccinelli’s 45 percent. Though McAuliffe previously held a double-digit lead, exit polls showed voters opposed to the federal health care law overwhelmingly backed Cuccinelli, helping him narrow the gap on Tuesday.
  • In Virginia, a Lot of White Women Voted for Anti-Choice Ken Cuccinelli

    11/06/2013 4:13:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    By electing Democrat Terry McAuliffe yesterday, Virginia residents narrowly avoided life under one of the most radically anti-choice candidates in recent history, Ken Cuccinelli. (He has compared abortion to slavery.) Thank God women turned out at the polls to defend reproductive justice, just like in 2012, right? Not exactly. The New York Times broke down exit polls by gender and ethnicity, revealing a majority of white women — 54 percent — voted for Cuccinelli, patron of crisis pregnancy centers. Meanwhile, a whopping 91 percent of black women and 90 percent of black men voted for McAuliffe. According to the Daily...
  • They have Subtracted 1,000 votes from Obenshain, he is now behind

    I've been following it all day watching is lead grow then in the last hour they SUBTRACTED 1,000 votes! He was overs 1,101,000, now he is under and behind
  • Michael Steele criticizes RNC’s lack of commitment in Virginia... [ROFL]

    11/06/2013 3:57:35 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/6/2013 | Jeff Poor
    In 2009, the Republican National Committee spent $9 million on then-Virginia Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob McDonnell. But during the 2013 cycle in a battle for the same seat, the RNC reportedly only put $3 million behind Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli’s effort.A report by National Review’s Jonathan Strong cited a Republican source blaming former RNC chair Michael Steele for the lack of participation by the RNC in this cycle for having spent too much in 2009.On Derek Hunter’s WBAL radio show in Baltimore on Wednesday, Steele responded to that attack and Monday morning quarterbacked yesterday’s election by pointed out some lessons...
  • Schultz's Brainy Boast: 'Only' 24% Of Virginians Made ObamaCare #1 Issue

    11/06/2013 4:09:05 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If on Election Day 2014, 24% of Americans make Obamacare their #1 issue, Dems would be staring at a massive defeat. But keen political analyst Ed Schultz, doing an endzone dance over Terry McAuliffe's victory, absolutely exulted today over the fact that "only" 24% of Virginians put Obamacare at the top of their issue list. Ken Cuccinelli closed a double-digit deficit down to three fingernail-biting points last night thanks to Obamacare. Extrapolate that kind of effect across the country and you have a tidal wave sweeping Dems out of office. But good old Ed gloated over the "only" 24%. View...
  • Former Democrat Gov: Appearing with Obama ‘Almost Sank’ McAuliffe

    11/06/2013 3:49:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 6, 2013 - 1:57 PM | Marc Morano
    Former Democratic Governor of Virginia Douglass Wilder declared “the biggest mistake” that fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe made in his successful but very close campaign was appearing side by side with President Barack Obama. “The biggest mistake made in the McAuliffe campaign was the later introduction directly of Obama in the campaign, it almost sank him,” Wilder told WMAL radio in Washington D.C. …
  • War on Women Narrative Triumphs in Virginia

    11/06/2013 3:43:59 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 57 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/06/13 | LD Jackson
    How does a Democratic fund-raiser from the Clinton era manage to turn scandal into triumph? How does a former head of the Democratic Party whose character is more than a little questionable manage to turn his background into a stint living in the Governor's Mansion in Virginia? That's easy. All you have to do is accuse your opponent of waging a war on women. Never mind if it's the truth. Just spend millions of money telling the lie and it becomes the truth for a lot of people. Just ask Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli. Even though Cuccinelli closed the...
  • Political Scientist: Cuccinelli's Showing May Curb GOP Move to Middle

    11/05/2013 7:33:13 PM PST · by randita · 63 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/5/13 | Greg Richter
    Republican Ken Cuccinelli's unexpectedly strong showing in the Virginia governor's race will make it more difficult for moderate members of the GOP to pull the party toward the center, says Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. Polls had shown Cuccinelli down by 7 points to Democrat Terry McAuliffe, but Cuccinelli, a tea party favorite, led vote counts most of the night, with Clinton administration insider McAuliffe pulling out a late victory as bigger cities were counted. "Whether it's one vote or a million, you're governor for four years," Sabato said. Still, he said, "The conservative...