The Prince William County Board of Elections, which recently switched to Democratic control, has denied a request to allow several local Republicans – including Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart and Sheriff Glen Hill – to defend their seats in the June 9 primary.
In an emergency meeting Wednesday, the three-member board met to consider whether Stewart, Hill and supervisors Maureen Caddigan, Potomac; Pete Candland, Gainesville; and Marty Nohe, Coles, could defend their seats in the state-run primary — even though the local GOP committee missed a Feb. 24 deadline to make that request to the Virginia State Board of Elections.
The three-member board, which switched from Republican to Democratic control March 1, denied the request in a 2-to-1 party line vote.
This might not sound like a big deal if you are one of the folks who isn’t part of the party faithful, but I can assure you, it is.
Too late now. Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before Congress at 11 a.m. today. Many Democrats will not be in attendance. President Obama will not meet with the Israeli prime minister while he is here.
Many Americans feel he broke protocol by accepting an invitation from Congress to speak. In fact, many Israelis want him to cancel also. The chart above gives the break down.
At the heart of the matter is talks with Iran. Netanyahu doesn’t like our stance. Perhaps there are two sides. Who knows. The issue has gotten all tangled up in American politics and probably in Israeli politics also. Israel has elections in 2 weeks. Could this visit have any bearing on those elections?
What is all this babbling about? Yes, Palin has said she is interested in running for president. How scary. She is still just as ignorant as always.
“It’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary,” she said. “We the people, we realize that this is war, it is war for the solvency, the sovereignty of the United States of America.” Palin said that Republicans need to prepare for attacks from the liberal media, which seeks to “crucify” conservatives, warning that liberals use Saul Alinsky-inspired political tactics, such as charges of “racism” and “sexism.” Republicans should reject these “Orwellian” and “disgusting charges from the left,” Palin said, before calling on conservatives to label liberals as the real racists and sexists: “Reverse them, for it is they who point a finger not realizing that they have triple that amount of fingers pointing right back at them revealing that they are the ones who really discriminate and divide on color and class and sex. We call them out. We don’t let them get away with it.”
Does Sarah Palin actually have ideas or is she just going to spend the entire time calling out the “theys” of the world? With Palin and Huckabee, we are sure to get a good side-show this election cycle. Poor Jeb Bush. Poor Mitt Romney. Those guys are going to take a back seat to the sideshow of Republican clowns. Will Donald Trump throw his hat in the ring also? He is always good for a few laughs.
Get your tickets now. This years Republican run is surely good for a few laughs. I have great expectations, in fact. Both Huckabee and Palin need to go ask for their day jobs back at Faux News. Jon Stewart was right!
Local GOP stalwart Bob FitzSimmonds resigned his post as state party treasurer in light of controversial comments he made about Muslims and members of other faiths on Facebook, or has he? As of today, he is still on the job. Did he really resign or was he just kidding?
The Republican State Central Committee met over the weekend and took no action to replace him. Many party leaders have called for him to step down, including Prince William GOP chairman William Card. Mr. FitzSimmonds ‘antiquated ideas on the roles of people other than Christians in the United States hinder Republican efforts to increase the size of their tent or reach out beyond the current demographics of their party. Failure to succeed in that task could mean the demise of the Republican party, and of a viable two party system in the United States.
Justin Amash ripped into his opponent after a win. Will this behavior be tolerated in Congress? Is there ever an excuse for rudeness? Supposedly Amash’s base is millennial and they like telling it like it is in politics. I sure hope that is not the case. I am used to the civility of the old Senate.
I would never vote for anyone who acted this rude, even if I hated his opponent. His mother should get hold of him and take a switch to his backside.
Maureen Dowd, columnist for the New York Times, whether you agree with her or not, is probably one of the most talented opinion writers in America today. She had the following to say in her April 8, 2014 column entitled “Jeb in the Vortex:” (nytimes.com)
Some of those close to Jeb say he’s serious about running and bringing back a civil tone to Republican politics. Others say he needs to act as though he’s running to keep his speaking fees high and options open. Rush Limbaugh thinks Jeb’s “act of love” comment was a gambit to tick off the Tea Party and “get the conservative backlash to him out of the way.”
Jeb thinks Republicans have lost their way. He may soon learn that a lot of conservatives think they have found their way — and it’s not the joyful, loving, government-can-be-a-force-for-good way. It’s the mean, cruel, gut-the-government way.
When this crowd thinks of a Thousand Points of Light, they’re thinking of torches as they march toward the Capitol.
Is Jeb right and have Republicans lost their way? It appears that many have done exactly that. The Republicans of yore were kinder, gentler and didn’t carry torches and pitchforks, as a rule.
From The Washingtonpost.com editorial:
The Post’s View
Va. Republicans need to end their excuses for not expanding medicaid
REPUBLICANS IN Virginia’s House of Delegates are running out of excuses to refuse a huge pot of federal money for expanding health-care coverage to poor people. The legislature this week convened a special session, the product of House Republicans’ baseless refusal to compromise on the health-care expansion. Both Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and the state Senate have offered compromise plans, responding to the House GOP’s proffered reasons for opposition with more seriousness than they deserve. If the Republicans’ opposition is anything beyond thoughtless or cynical, they should come to the negotiating table now.
The special session was called to agree on next year’s budget. But the battle is over one piece of the state’s financial plan: whether to accept federal funds to expand eligibility for Medicaid, the federal-state partnership that offers health-care coverage to people below and around the poverty line. The Affordable Care Act’s coverage plan depends on this expansion, but the Supreme Court ruled that states could opt out. Virginia is one of those that hasn’t made up its mind, even though the federal government has committed to pay nearly the whole tab, in perpetuity, with tax dollars it is already collecting from every state, including Virginia, whether they expand or not.