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  • Sasse: 'It feels like violence is coming' and it's doubtful Trump will be able to comfort the nation

    08/18/2017 8:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 18, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is concerned that more violence is on the way, following last weekend's deadly clash between white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups, and left-wing counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va. "It feels like violence is coming," Sasse wrote at the end of a long Facebook post Friday evening, titled "The next Charlottesville." "I'm not sure if this moment is like the summer of '67 or not. But it might be. Before that violence strikes again, it's up to us to reaffirm that exceptional American Creed again today, with our neighbors, and in our kids' hearts." Earlier in the online note,...
  • Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University slaps New York Times with $10M suit for ‘made up’ COVID-19 story

    07/16/2020 9:32:29 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/15/2020 | Paul Bedard
    Virginia’s conservative Liberty University today filed a $10 million defamation suit against the embattled New York Times for a “made up” and damaging story that falsely charged that students returning from spring break became infected with the coronavirus because the school stayed open. In a 100-page suit, with exhibits, filed in Virginia’s Lynchburg Circuit Court, the 49-year-old school also charged that New York Times reporter Elizabeth Williamson and photographer Julia Rendleman ignored “No Trespassing” signs to tour the campus at a time when the school was trying to keep outsiders, who could potentially be infected with COVID-19, away. The long-threatened...
  • [Virginia] Fairfax County Republican Convention: filing deadline Sat @ Noon - file now

    02/20/2020 11:03:39 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 1 replies
    Fairfax County Republican Committee ^ | 2/20 | Fairfax County Republican Committee
    FAIRFAX COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION (See the Official Call for the FCRC Convention HERE)WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020. Registration starts at 8:00 AM and the Convention will be called to order at 9:00 AM.WHERE: W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031FILINGS FOR DELEGATE AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP:  Candidates for Delegate to the Fairfax County Republican Convention, a Congressional District Convention, or the State Convention, or for Membership in the Fairfax County Republican Committee, or for any combination of the foregoing categories, and Military Members desiring to serve as delegates to the County, Congressional District, or State Conventions, or to become...
  • Trump re-election campaign flies banners to thank workers on Labor Day

    09/02/2019 4:17:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 2, 2019 | Mark Moore
    It will be a day at the beach for President Trump’s re-election campaign on Labor Day. The campaign is taking to the skies on Labor Day to fly banners over beach-goers to show its thanks for workers fueling the economy. “Labor Day is the perfect time to thank American workers for everything they do for our country,” said Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director. “Under President Trump’s policies, the economy is strong and growing, and more Americans are working than ever before. The American economy is the envy of the world and our American workers are the best on the...
  • At Richmond fundraiser, Biden says he wouldn't be running if it weren't for Charlottesville

    08/28/2019 12:06:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 28, 2019 | Graham Moomaw
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he would not be seeking the presidency if it weren’t for the white supremacist violence that occurred in Charlottesville in August 2017 and President Donald Trump’s response to it. At a fundraiser in Richmond, about an hour east of Charlottesville, Biden said he had been prepared to re-enter private life after forgoing a run against Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I had not planned on running for the presidency,” Biden said. “And I mean that sincerely.” Biden said his calculation changed “when those folks came out of the fields carrying those torches, chanting...
  • RNC ramps up ground game to bolster Trump campaign in key states

    08/20/2019 10:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 20, 2019 | Eleanor Watson, CBS News
    While Democrats consider more than 20 candidates hoping to become their party's nominee, the Republican National Committee is forging ahead with an August ground-game push to boost President Trump's reelection campaign in more than a dozen states. The RNC and the Trump Victory Committee launched an "Open for Business" tour last week featuring more than 30 events across 17 states to highlight the administration's economic achievements. In conjunction with the events hosted by surrogates, the committees have launched a six-figure digital ad buy targeting cities like Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, West Palm Beach, Miami and Las Vegas. The ads, which...
  • Flowers column: Biden’s Charlottesville ad might end up helping Trump

    05/06/2019 12:01:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Post Independent ^ | May 5, 2019 | Christine Flowers
    Joe Biden did Donald Trump a huge favor when he announced his presidential run with a campaign ad that featured the tragedy of Charlottesville as a central theme. I don’t think he meant to, because the obvious intention was to paint the current occupant of the White House as a racist who thinks some neo-Nazis are good people. While stirring music plays in the background, the former vice president looks somberly into the camera and says: “It was there in August of 2017 that you saw Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open. … And they...
  • Fairfax GOP to Endorse School Board Candidates Tonight

    04/24/2019 4:01:23 AM PDT · by joma89 · 2 replies
    FairfaxGOP.org ^ | April 15, 2019 | FairfaxGOP
    Tom Davis, former Congressman and Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, will discuss effective campaign strategies, tactics, and techniques for use in Northern Virginia at the April meeting of the Fairfax County Republican Committee. Former Congressman Davis is a proven political winner in Northern Virginia. Starting with a Mason District Supervisor win in 1979, Mr. Davis scored a remarkable 11 straight electoral victories in Fairfax County and other counties of the 11th Congressional District. In 1991 Mr. Davis defeated the incumbent Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and implemented a number of reforms that resulted in...
  • Awkward: How Trump’s past donations could haunt 2020 Dems

    03/05/2019 7:30:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 5, 2019
    Donations from Trump and his family add another wrinkle to a Democratic primary where candidates are trumpeting their distance from the president. Kamala Harris received money from Donald Trump as recently as six years ago. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hosted a Park Avenue fundraiser for Cory Booker. Kirsten Gillibrand took in Trump family donations three times across a seven-year period — and then gave a similar amount of money to a nonprofit years later after the president mocked her in a tweet. As the president gears up for his re-election fight, donor records show that six of the declared...
  • Terry McAuliffe hints, ‘I’m going to announce,’ says Trump ‘has no moral core’

    01/24/2019 7:27:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 24, 2019 | Paul Bedard
    Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is inching toward a 2020 Democratic presidential bid, launched a full frontal attack on President Trump’s leadership, blaming him for expanding racial division in America. “He has unleashed something,” said the Democrat and close ally to both former President Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton. He initially joked about his 2020 plans. “I’m going to announce right here,” he said at a conference on the Trump presidency at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics in Charlottesville, Va....
  • On this date in 1859

    10/16/2018 6:41:01 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 43 replies
    Abolitionist John Brown, leading a force of about 20 men, captures the U.S. Government arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA. By the 18th, most of Brown's men will be dead, He and a few others are captured by U.S. Marines under the command of LTCOL. R.E. Lee. Brown will be tried for treason by the state of Virginia and hanged.
  • Updates on Mid-term elections

    10/15/2018 7:33:55 AM PDT · by LS · 50 replies
    self | 10/'15/2018 | LS
    Just a few observations that I see few people out there making. 1. Keep in mind that virtually ALL absentee ballots that are arriving now were MAILED on or about the time of the Judge K hearings & almost certainly will reflect that outrage. 2. I am hearing rumblings---can't put much solid behind it---that DemoKKKrats are really, really getting worried. At every level. In AZ, Enema has just imploded with one scandal after another, in NV Heller has built his lead, in ND, MO, TX, and TN, the Rs have settled into solid leads (and no, Betamale has NEVER, EVER...
  • Asian Americans for the 2018 Midterm Elections

    09/12/2018 1:36:32 AM PDT · by Doreener · 3 replies
    Chinese Americans are the wealthiest and best-educated Americans. They should learn to choose candidates who truly represent their self-interest. Republican politicians who support fair competition in the markets and in the schools best represent Asian American Republicans. They believe in rejecting anyone who supports the use of race rather than merit to pick winners, losers and even Harvard students. In the 1992 presidential election, 55 percent of Asian Americans voted Republican. For the 2018 midterm elections, Nevada, Southern California, New Jersey and Virginia could be important battlegrounds in congressional races for Asian-American GOP votes, according to Karthick Ramakrishnan, a public...
  • Mitt Romney’s statement on the Charlottesville anniversary strikes a chord Trump cannot

    08/12/2018 12:37:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Vox ^ | August 11, 2018 | Emily Stewart
    Mitt Romney is calling on Americans to “categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination” on the anniversary of racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 and on the eve of a repeat of the Unite the Right rally this year in Washington, DC. The former Massachusetts governor and current US Senate candidate in Utah issued a lengthy statement on Friday defending equality, steeped in his religious upbringing and belief that “we are all children of God.” Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama as the 2012 Republican nominee for president, touched on a number of issues in his post. He...
  • Va. delegate apologizes to Sarah Huckabee Sanders for rudeness of 'Meryl Streep's cousin'

    06/26/2018 7:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Victor Morton
    A Virginia state delegate for the town where Sarah Huckabee Sanders was refused service Friday night criticized the restaurant owner with the ultimate Trump-country insult — she has ties to Hollywood. Del. Ben Cline, a Republican who also is running for the U.S. House this November, dropped the “Meryl bomb” Saturday in a tweet apologizing to Mrs. Sanders, the chief White House spokeswoman. “On behalf of my hometown of Lexington, I want to apologize for the rudeness of one liberal New York transplant (who also happens to be Meryl Streep’s cousin),” he wrote of restaurateur Stephanie Wilkinson, who since Friday...
  • Bob Goodlatte invites Sarah Huckabee Sanders back to Lexington, Va., after Red Hen incident

    06/24/2018 4:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte has invited White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders back to Lexington, Virginia, saying the rude reception she received at the Red Hen restaurant didn’t reflect the “kind and caring people” of his district. Mr. Goodlatte, who represents the Sixth Congressional District, reached out Saturday to Ms. Sanders, a day after she was kicked out of the eatery by owner Stephanie Wilkinson, who cited her opposition to the Trump administration. “What @PressSec experienced in Lexington last night is very unfortunate and doesn’t reflect accurately upon the kind and caring people of Lexington that I know,” tweeted...
  • Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

    11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under attack. I can see how. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. It’s part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Here’s the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill): Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop...
  • 15 takeaways from the Virginia election

    11/11/2017 11:56:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | November 10, 2017 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    THE VIRGINIA ELECTIONS will send analysts and candidates scurrying to fine tune their messages and expectations for 2018. Let’s look at 15 of them: • Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe was able to hand over the governorship to a fellow Democrat, Gov.-elect Ralph Northam. McAuliffe’s approval rating in exit polls was 14 points higher than President Donald Trump’s. McAuliffe surely will be considering a 2020 presidential run. As a major fundraiser, he will suck up a lot of support and money from other potential moderate candidates. But it’s far from clear that Democrats would want as their presidential nominee the politician...
  • Vanity - Critical path election today for Democrats - Virginia.

    11/06/2017 11:07:36 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 62 replies
    Well....today is the day...Election Day in Virginia. Virginia voters "all", the future of our nation is in your votes today. If you turnout in massive numbers and cast your votes for Republican Ed Gillespie to become the next Governor of Virginia, you will accomplish three great positive things immediately, for your state and for your country This election is a "critical path one" because it can set the tone and direction of all politics in the USA for the next ten to twenty years. If your elect Ed Gillespie as your Governor, he brings, beside his election, two things with...
  • New VA Poll Suggest Stunning Turn For Gillespie

    10/26/2017 8:02:09 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/26/17 | ED MORRISSEY
    Has the ground shifted in the biggest election of this off-year with less than two weeks to go? Until this month, Republican candidate Ed Gillespie consistently trailed in polls for the Virginia gubernatorial election to Democrat Ralph Northam. Gillespie scored a one-point edge in a mid-month Monmouth poll, but now shows a commanding eight-point lead in a Hampton University survey: