National Politics Category Archives
There’s lots happening in the lead-up to the Republican Convention and around the area in local politics, so let’s take a quick pass at all that’s happening since there isn’t time to cover all of these in detail right now.
The Florida legislature is now considering a bill that protects the lives of babies born alive in abortion clinics, which sometimes happens as the result of a botched abortion. Planned Parenthood came out to argue against the bill, and in this stunning video their lobbyist Alisa Laport Snow was asked some rather important questions […]
State and federal authorities have apparently come up with a novel cost-saving measure. They will simply not enforce the law when an illegal alien is charged with a crime. Citizens get the full force of the law directed towards them, but illegal aliens are, well, something special.
After a full-court press since November of the meme “Republicans have to do something for Hispanics or they’ll lose every election,” Republican members of both the House and Senate have been working hard to come up with some version of “comprehensive immigration reform” that will make Hispanic voters like them more, but not alienate the […]
I have no use for political miscreants like Dick Armey who try to hijack grassroots movements for their own purposes, or for self-styled “leadership” organizations such as FreedomWorks that seem far more interested in gaining ownership of local Tea Parties than doing anything that substantially promotes the ideals that drive them. When Armey and FreedomWorks […]
Candidates and campaigns win elections in the environment that exists while voting is conducted. While that statement isn’t terribly revealing it points out the three primary components of an outcome. Activists like myself can’t change the candidates (at least after they’re nominated), the environment is largely out of our control, but we do impact campaigns […]
With the kind of enthusiastic crowd I saw in Fairfax today, I’m pretty hopeful for a Romney and Allen win in Virginia!
While we’re not quite sure at this point who is going to win the Presidential election on Tuesday, we already know who the losers will be: a set of pollsters. When one set of polls would show Obama with a pretty comfortable lead in a state, another would show Romney with a slight lead, and […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve been surprised by the idiocy of the Manassas News & Messenger, primarily because I don’t bother to waste time reading the mindless drivel they try to pass off as journalism. Calling me tonight just as I was getting the kids ready to go out trick-or-treating, I got enough […]
I attend quite a few campaign events during election season and I’m rather pleased that this year, given that Virginia is a battleground state, we have both presidential candidates making numerous visits. There’s an opportunity to learn something about a candidate in person that no television or radio program will ever reveal to you, even […]
Prince William County announced today that as of December 31st the Obama Administration will terminate the county’s participation in the Section 287(g) Program. This program has so far processed over 5,000 criminal illegal aliens for deportation that the federal government would have otherwise ignored. In playing politics with this successful public safety program, President Obama […]
There will be an announcement at today’s meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors regarding some recent federal intervention into the county’s policies regarding illegal immigration. Although I don’t have any details, the track record of this administration suggests that the Obama administration is likely going to somehow try to prevent any action […]
So instead of securing our borders and getting and keeping illegal aliens out of the country, Customs and Border Patrol helicopters are flying around the DC area dropping stuffed animals helping high school kids get dates. This reminds me of how NASA has been repurposed to conduct diplomacy in the muslim world, albeit with less than […]
Democrat Tim Kaine was in Northern Virginia today on a bus tour run by Planned Parenthoood to demonstrate his solidarity with those who favor sex-selective abortions and abortion on demand at any time, and for any reason. As part of Obama’s extreme team, Kaine has sold out the principles of his church in favor of […]
Mitt Romney comes to town, and the place just goes nuts. There’s genuine appeal in the area for Romney and an extreme distaste for Obama to help draw a crowd, but the announcement of Paul Ryan as Romney’s running mate definitely put the excitement level over the top and today’s event was bigger and more […]
Want to send Obama a message that Virginia is going to repudiate his candidacy? Mitt Romney is coming to the Harris Pavilion in Manassas on Saturday, August 11th. Get your tickets here.
Nice to see our Republican nominee come to town!
The Obama administration has made it pretty clear over and over again that it has no interest in enforcing our nation’s immigration laws. The Washington Times reports that the Congressional Research Service and the House Judiciary Committee has tallied up what that policy has cost us in human terms, and it’s quite a heavy price:
The Obama […]
Obama’s campaign stop in Roanoke may well herald the end of his presidential campaign. Saying that entrepreneurs aren’t responsible for their own success, success that should be attributed to government instead of business owners, isn’t just offensive to the huge chunk of the population that is building success on their own, it is utterly alien […]
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Obama ventured into Northern Virginia on Saturday for a campaign event in Centreville, drawing several hundred protesters that demonstrated just how much things have changed in Virginia since 2008. Last time around, Northern Virginia localities like Fairfax County were Obama’s core […]