Virginia

pertaining to the U.S. state of Virginia

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.

GOP Nice Guys Will Finish Last In 2018

Republicans running in 2018 should expect the same kind of anti-Trump ads and attacks from Democrat-affiliated race-baiters that Ed Gillespie was subjected to, so the time to start thinking about how to get ahead of them is now.

Northam victory based on dishonesty and racial animus

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Yes, Virginia, there is still a Jim Crow. And his name is Ralph Northam, who deployed the most racially charged, dishonest, divisive and incendiary campaign in decades to get elected governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Northam, nee Crow, won the must-win race Tuesday in which history and decadeslong political trends were so heavily in his favor that it should have been impossible for him to lose.

The Democrats’ use of the race card does real harm

Ed Rogers, Washington Post

The Democrats use identity politics to develop their campaigns, organize their party and impose their will via government policy. Qualified people are excluded from service, good candidates are smeared, and Americans are put in danger. But somehow, Democrats think this is progress. They think this is justice. It is what they want to do more of when they are in power.

An Alternative to Tearing Statues Down

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Why not erect another monument nearby as a fitting tribute to people who did some good in the fight for desegregation in Virginia. How about raising a memorial to Mildred and Richard Loving, who in 1967 successfully challenged the miscegenation laws of the state? Mildred was black, and Richard was white. What is more they were in love. I bet you could find similar examples all over America from our supposedly sordid past.

How And Why Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe Killed Three People In Charlottesville

This was a riot that was meticulously created by Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe. It had nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with advancing the identity politics that are the foundation of the modern Democratic Party.

Misusing Robert E. Lee

Erasing Robert E. Lee from history – or celebrating him as a symbol of “white nationalism” – is a grave error because it erases one of the greatest symbols of the social compact that reunited the country after the bloodshed and hatred of the Civil War.

Is It Too Late To Replace Donald Trump With Mike Pence?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last night Mike Pence laid claim to be the clear and obvious heir to Ronald Reagan with nobody in second place.

Pence Debate Performance Confirms Him As De Facto Leader Of The Conservative Movement

Mike Pence had one job going into last night’s debate and that was to defend his running mate and his positions, but in doing that job effectively he accomplished another much more important job; he confirmed his position as de facto leader of the conservative movement.

The Soros-Funded Voter Fraud Conspiracy Outed: Part 1

Our friend election law expert J. Christian Adams and the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) have produced a report including documents that prove at least 1,000 instances of voter fraud showing aliens registering or voting in the key swing state of Virginia. And, says Adams, there are certainly far more to be found if Democrat election officials would stop impeding the research.

Poll: Trump tightens race in Colorado, Virginia

Ben Kamisar, The Hill

Hillary Clinton's leads are shrinking in the battleground states of Colorado and Virginia, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University that also shows Donald Trump up in Georgia and Iowa. The findings reflect a tightening in the presidential race across the country, as Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, continues to make up ground in swing states ahead of next week's presidential debate.

Roger Stone: You Bet Elections Can Be “Rigged”

That the entire political system is rigged to favor Clinton is self-evident, but now Trump confidant Roger Stone has published a column in DC’s political journal The Hill documenting how elections can be rigged and the evidence that some actually have been rigged.

13 counties to watch in the presidential race

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner has selected 13 key counties to watch in eight target states with 114 electoral votes that have been seriously contested in recent elections. Each county has the potential to indicate who will carry these states.

Sen. Richard Black, Virginia Co-Chairman of the Ted Cruz for President Campaign Letter to Voters

While anyone can take potshots at political decisions made by the Trump campaign, one thing is clear: Hillary Clinton will destroy every vestige of freedom remaining in America. I am not willing to have that happen. That is why I now support Donald Trump for President of the United States.

Up Close Report: The Donald Trump The Media Won’t Tell You About

In a Facebook post after Trump's Ashburn, VA rally, Loudoun Co. Republican Chairman Will Estrada tells us, "Be very skeptical of what the media is telling you about Donald Trump, because I saw it with my own eyes and it was something very different."

Dem VP Tim Kaine: Another Islamist Sympathizer In The White House

Like Hillary Clinton, either through willful blindness or sympathy with its anti-western agenda, for almost two decades Tim Kaine has associated with and allowed himself to be penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups. At a time when Islam’s war against the West is reaching an increasingly violent phase electing Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as President and Vice President amounts to national suicide.

Cruz to trounce Trump in Virginia delegate election

Kyle Cheney, Politico

Virginia GOP insiders with knowledge of the state’s delegate selection process expect Cruz backers to overrun this Saturday’s state convention and use their numbers to guarantee that the 13 statewide delegates to the national convention lean Cruz.