Consider the following quote from the Washington Post:
Stewart’s approach is to push Republicans away from their emphasis on social issues and back in the direction of pocketbook concerns. Stewart, once the leading voice on tackling immigration, now carries a mantra of lower taxes to gatherings of statewide Republicans, to lawmakers in Richmond and to the board chambers where he helps guide county policy. And he has championed it in a manner unfamiliar to many who clashed with him on immigration.
“Some people like a combative politician,” Stewart said. “More like the politician who gets things done. That’s the superior qualification. That’s what I want to be known for.”
Last year, Stewart boasted that statewide and local lawmakers needed someone to “beat up on them.” That tone is gone.
“I’ve gradually learned that the role of the chairman is as consensus-builder, and that’s something that has not been a strong suit for me,” said Stewart, 40, who represented the Occoquan District on the board before being elected chairman. “My mind-set has changed a little bit. When you are a district supervisor, it’s easy to be a bomb-thrower and not worry about the consequences.”
Did he say consequences? What consequences have happened to our county since Corey Stewart ran for office?
“Beat up on” the local lawmakers? He has to be kidding. I remember the chest-thumping and knuckle dragging from the video where he speaks to HSM. He was a real tough guy. Was that all an act? Or did he want to gather in some new Republicans and get their votes?
BVBL reports that Corey is not a liberal and it is all Washington Post spin. Is there anyone who walked away from that article thinking Kirsten Mack was implying Corey had become a liberal?
Let’s continue yesterday’s conversation.