Virginia’s GOP members of Congress kill me. Take their double standards on health care.
Rep. Randy Forbes of Chesapeake tells the Daily Press of Newport News that he doesn’t want a government-run health care system. “We’re going to end up destroying a very good health-care system,” Forbes said. Rep. Rob Wittman of Montross in Westmoreland County tells the same paper that he’s hearing an “overwhelming hesitancy” to a government-run system.
Rep. Eric Cantor of Richmond agrees. He recently wrote in a Richmond Times-Dispatch that, “the root of the problem is [the Democrats’] House bill’s imposition of the so-called “government option.” Continue reading
Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives passed an historic climate change bill which will reduce the level of greenhouse gases emitted in the U.S. over time by requiring polluting businesses to purchase credits to continue to pollute at current levels. Businesses who pollute less will be able to profit from selling the credits to businesses who aren’t willing to change their polluting ways.
The vote was close. 8 Republicans joined the Democratic leadership to pass the bill, while 44 Democrats joined Republicans in voting against the bill. Continue reading
All three Democratic candidates for Governor in Virginia, as well as the chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, condemned the divisive remarks made by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on McDonnell’s behalf at a campaign appearance in Tazewell County.
But from McDonnell himself? Silence. Instead he had his spokeman address the controversy. Continue reading
It’s bad enough that conservatives are calling for the ouster of RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Now Virginia’s GOP Congressmen are calling for the ouster of Prince William County Delegate Jeff Frederick as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.
That’s just terrible! As a Virginia Democrat, I believe both Steele and Frederick provide the keys to victory — for Democrats in Virginia and in Steele’s case, Democrats across the country. Continue reading
Today the Republican National Committee issued a document they called, “A Disappointing Month“.
As the RNC put it, “Obama’s first month has been marked by wasteful spending, failed bipartisanship, and questionable ethics.”
Whatever. Continue reading
On Friday on WRVA News Radio in Richmond, James Madison University political science professor Robert Roberts was quoted as saying Democrats Judy Feder and Tom Perriello could knock off GOP Congressmen Frank Wolf and Virgil Goode on Tuesday, because of a successful Democratic GOTV program led by the Obama campaign. Roberts also predicts a Gerry Connolly win.
Daily Kos InsideNova.com has a few more details on Obama’s Monday night rally in Manassas Park Manassas at 9:00 p.m. ET at the Prince William Co. Fairgrounds. Given the traffic with the Leesburg rally, I urge you to plan an extra 2 hours into your travel time.
And something I hadn’t yet considered which Farewell Frank points out: Obama began his Virginia campaign and will end his campaign in the 10th Congressional District. This has got to help Judy Feder and scare the crap out of Frank Wolf (R-Status Quo).
This Fake Virginian will see you there!
Dear Congressman Wolf:
Why haven’t you fired your employee, Ben Dutton, who in your presence, assaulted one of your constituents?
Oh that’s right, you’re our Congressman, you don’t answer our questions.
The Taxpayers Who Pay Your Salary.
God love Paul Begala! His blog post on Congressman Frank Wolf and the caning incident involving Judy Feder’s staffers is worth a read. My favorite part, he dubs Wolf, “Congressman Frank Wolf, R-Status Quo.”
If there was any doubt that Frank Wolf is out of touch, the proof is in that video. When a self-proclaimed champion of human rights tolerates the beating of his political opponents, you know it’s time to retire. Perhaps the incident—which has drawn tens of thousands of YouTube viewers—will raise some money for Feder. Apparently she has a new campaign expense: body armor for her staff.
Judy Feder will win on Tuesday if you volunteer for her between now and Election Day. Visit www.judyfeder.com for details.
According to the Washington Post, earlier today, Governor Tim Kaine predicted on WTOP News Radio that Virginia Democrats will win at least two GOP House seats next Tuesday. Along with a prediction that Gerry Connolly will win the seat held by the retiring GOP Rep. Tom Davis, Kaine expects the Dems to win at least one of the seats held by GOP Reps. Thelma Drake, Virgil Goode and Frank Wolf.
“They are all races that are doable depending on the size of the Obama turnout. In all of those districts, strong Democratic turnout should help the challengers. I think we will win at least two and maybe more.”
The Washington Post apparently think Congressman Wolf is blameless in the altercation between his supporters and the Judy Feder campaign workers which was first reported over the weekend by Raising Kaine.
While the Post gets credit for a short blog post and a story in Tuesday’s paper, they are not holding Congressman Wolf accountable for standing by as his supporter twice hit the Feder campaign workers. The Post also failed to criticize Rep. Wolf for his refusal to answer the questions posed to him by the Feder campaign workers.
I get that neither piece were editorial in nature. But why did the reporter go to Wolf’s fellow GOP Congressman, Virgil Goode for a comment on the practice of using campaign trackers?
Give me a break.
Voters deserve better from Wolf and readers deserve better from the Post.
In case you missed the reprehensible behavior of Congressman Wolf, here’s the video.