Virginia

pertaining to the U.S. state of Virginia

Club for Growth State Legislative Scorecards For Florida, New Mexico, Tennessee & Virginia

Elected officials who scored 90% or better in a given calendar year and also had lifetime scores of 90% or better are recognized as Defenders of Economic Freedom by the Club for Growth. Only two elected officials received a perfect rating of 100% in 2019, Del. Nick Freitas of Virginia and Rep. James Grant of Florida.

The Ballot Box Jihad

We urge our conservative Democrat friends in Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and other states where primary elections are imminent, to take this warning of the danger of nominating and electing anti-constitutional liberty Muslim candidates seriously and to only vote for candidates who believe in and will fight for the foundational principles of our Constitutional Republic.

Media Helps Disgraced Democrats Northam, Fairfax and Herring Survive

The networks demand visually compelling images to drive coverage, and the Northam – Fairfax – Herring scandal has no compelling images: No howling mobs outside the Governor’s residence, no dramatic impeachment hearings with graphic testimony about alleged assaults at the hands of Lt. Gov. Fairfax, no college friends describing the blackface rap routine A.G. Herring performed.

Why the Virginia implosion really matters

Monica Crowley, Washington Times

The home of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry is convulsed in a multi-tiered scandal of such utter unbelievability that if you presented it as a screenplay, you’d be laughed out of Hollywood. The Northam, Herring and Fairfax scandals pose big liabilities to the Democratic Party heading into a critical electoral time. And they threaten major cultural movements surrounding race and women. Those things are far more significant than any single Democratic pol. And so, as they say on “Shark Tank,” “for this reason, they’re out.” It will be an unsurprising, and long-delayed, denouement.

Liberalism’s PC Petards

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

By defining racism so broadly — liberals routinely extend the charge to philosophical matters such as opposition to affirmative action and amnesty — liberalism created a culture that lent itself to over-accusation and political death penalties. Its tendency to put the worst possible interpretation on all things racial also puts Democrats in a corner. They can’t explain away these incidents as bad taste or bad humor; liberalism always looks for deeper and darker reasons than those. That’s why their apologies have to be so freighted with admissions of enormous guilt.

Democrats' rules come back to bite them in Virginia

Editors, Washington Examiner

Enforcing their own rules, with zero tolerance, zero forgiveness, and no due process, would cost Democrats dearly. It would give Republicans control of the state government in a year when the government will redraw congressional and state legislative districts. We have no doubt the Democrats discomfort will prompt them to rethink their cruel, ridiculous, and illiberal rules about evidence and due process. If it does, we will welcome it, so long as the change of heart lasts. But there is not much reason to expect that.

The Virginia Democrats’ Minstrel Show

Warning: article includes some historical references that may be offensive to some readers. The racist behavior of Northam and Herring has exposed the deep vein of hypocrisy on race that runs through the Democrat Party. We believe both Northam and Herring should resign, because in addition to their racist pasts, they were elected through a fraud on the good people of Virginia who have worked hard to heal the Old Dominion’s racial divisions.

Which Mitch McConnell Will Show Up To Defend The Unborn?

We applaud Senator McConnell and over forty other Republicans for co-sponsoring S.130 the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act”, but whether the bill ever gets a vote depends entirely upon which Mitch McConnell shows up – the somnolent one who caves to every Schumer threat of a filibuster or the aggressive one who is muscling through S.1 to limit the President’s options in Syria and Afghanistan.

‘Coonman’ Northam Tries to Cop a Plea

David Catron, The American Spectator

It’s only a matter of time before Northam goes. The Democrats are burdened with a very sordid racial legacy, including slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, segregation, white supremacy, civil rights, etc. The governor is an all too conspicuous reminder of this lengthy catalogue of crime. Indeed, considering how heavily they now rely on identity politics, he is about as radioactive as it gets. “Coonman” is a goner whether he knows it yet or not. His political executioners don’t do plea bargains.

Capitol Hill’s Invisible GOP “Leaders”

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The headline events of last week revealed Capitol Hill’s Republican leaders Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise and the rest of the House GOP leadership team and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Assistant Republican Leader John Thune and Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso to be feckless, cowardly and unwilling to fight for the GOP’s principles.

Ralph Northam Is The Perfect Democrat

In his support for “partial birth infanticide” and race baiting campaign ads Ralph Northam ran as the perfect Democratic candidate for Governor. Now that the real Ralph Northam and his racist background has been revealed, his willingness to lie his way through a crisis in the best tradition of Bill and Hillary Clinton is likely to save his tenure as Governor.

The Establishment Media And Ed Gillespie Made Racist Ralph Northam Governor

The Gillespie campaign's opposition research was pathetic, but the media, and Washington Post in particular, don’t look for evidence of racism on the part of Democrats because they are deeply invested in the narrative that Republicans are racists and they don’t have any interest in turning up evidence that would disrupt that narrative by showing real racism on the part of Democrats.

The Boundless Depravity Of Democrats

In their embrace of "partial birth infanticide" Democrats in Virginia and New York have entered a realm of depravity not seen since Adolf Hitler began a program of eugenics and euthanasia to “cleanse” German society of people the Nazi elite deemed undesirable.

Yes, Virginia, Medicaid Expansion Will Harm the Poor

David Catron, The American Spectator

Medicaid expansion under Obamacare privileges able-bodied adults with incomes above FPL, states can’t pay for it in the long haul, and it causes the genuinely poor to be dumped onto waiting lists where they quietly die in their thousands.Yet the Old Dominion’s newly-minted Governor, Ralph Northam, will gleefully sign an expansion bill into law this week as the leaders of his party and the media beam benevolently from on high. For any Democrat, that’s certainly well worth a little inequity, the occasional budget deficit, and a few thousand human sacrifices.

Direct Mail: How Conservatives Beat the “Old Guard Elitist” in Fauquier County, VA

Through their direct mail campaign,  Fauquier County, VA conservatives won control of their Republican Party committee. They increased their voter turnout from the last reconstitution election by almost 20%, won the Chairmanship and even more revealing, they won 88% of the contested precinct committee seats on election day!

Democrats claim victory over Trump, but Virginia may not be a trend

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

America, in short, is not Virginia or New Jersey. The Democrats would need to pick up 24 seats, some of them in red states. The Dems got a much-needed morale boost, but the midterms are still a year away and the Trump presidency could look very different by then.

That Bloodbath in Old Dominion

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Ed Gillespie was Virginia’s version of Jeb Bush. The lesson for 2018: While the solid support of Trumpians is indispensable for GOP victory, it is insufficient for GOP victory. Republican candidates will have to decide how close they wish to get to President Trump, or how far away they can risk going and survive.

GOP’s Virginia Loss Tells Us Little About The State Of American Politics

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Was the Virginia loss also a backlash against the president? I’m sure that’s part of it, too. Trump is historically unpopular, and his presidency has become the all-consuming topic in Washington. But Virginia was not unique. Arguing that these conventional political losses denote colossal shifts in American politics is disingenuous unless you can explain why these results are different from what’s happened in the past.

Diagnosing Virginia (And Other Items Hither And Yon)

Scott McKay, The American Spectator

The ad didn’t attack Gillespie. It attacked his supporters. It was a classic case of this is what they think of us, something Republicans and conservatives are painfully accustomed to seeing from the news media, pop culture, slimeball politicians, and the arts crowd — particularly in the wake of Trump’s victory. And now that Northam has won, that ad will be repeated and copied over and over again until the Democrats recognize it doesn’t work anymore.