For my friends in the 11th District, you have an opportunity to improve the Congressional representation you’ve suffered under for so long. After years of RINO Tom Davis and now Gerry “Cowardly” Connolly, there’s finally a chance for you to elect principled leadership. That kind of leadership — in spades — is available in the form of Keith Fimian, who has been a conservative warrior back before being a conservative warrior was a cool thing to be.
While either of the two candidates vying for the Republican nomination would be a vast improvement over the abysmal Connolly, only one has been fighting the fight along with the Tea Party movement ever since it started getting steam. When Herrity was nowhere to be found, Keith Fimian was out there every time there was any kind of Tea Party event in Fairfax or Prince William Counties. Early in the fight against socialized healthcare, Fimian was helping lead the charge, while Herrity wasn’t engaged.
Now that the Day Labor Center issue has popped up in Centreville, this scenario repeats yet again. Fimian comes out strongly in public opposition, and it takes the Washington Post to track Herrity down for comment only to get a rather short and uninspiring comment or two on this important issue. Don’t get me wrong here — I do like Herrity, I just never see him in the fight. Ever. I saw him in the fight precisely as often as I saw Tom Davis, which is to say never.
That pattern of absence would be terribly unfortunate for residents of the 11th District.
The 11th District deserves to have someone who is going to responsibly “break some china”, as Fimian has promised, and given his untiring efforts on behalf of the grassroots there’s no reason to doubt he would do exactly that. We don’t need someone who can get along in Congress. We need someone who’s going to start tearing the place down if it continues to behave more like a politburo than a representative legislature dedicated to actually preserving the Constitution.
I imagine the only thing more rewarding to experience, and amusing to watch, would be electing Delegate Bob Marshall to the United States Senate. Fimian isn’t much far off, and these legislative bodies sorely need some passionate fighters.
Your pick on Tuesday should be Keith Fimian.
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