Virginia Republicans have an E.W. Jackson problem; they just don’t know it yet. That they don’t know it is evident when you hear Senate Republican Leader Tommy Norment, R-James City, telling an audience at a fund-raiser that Jackson, the controversial GOP lieutenant gpvernor nominee, will lead Virginia in the right direction.
I introduced my new project here on Augusta Free Press earlier in a posting called Swinging for the Fences. As I explained there, the project is intended to equip us to gain better control of our destiny, as a nation, as a civilization, as a species. It begins with understanding what we’re up against.
Prominent Tea Party types are issuing not-so-veiled threats to congressional Republicans who joined in the bipartisan vote that cut taxes for 99 percent of Americans, but also, distressingly to the Tea Party, raised taxes on wealthy taxpayers.
Moments in political history are hard to spot. However, I think I may have spotted one ten months ago. On Friday, February 10, 2012, at around 2:15 pm, there was a changing of the Old Guard of the Grand Old Party of the Old Dominion. That’s a lot of old. But that’s Virginia. Its past is never past.
As the nation prepares for Election Day on Nov. 6, Republican strategist and political analyst, Angela “Bay” Buchanan, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
Isn’t it about time after all these terms that Bob Goodlatte gets serious about what he believes, instead of going for some longevity record in Congress? I consider myself a conservative. Our congressman wears the same political stripes. But, I have this sinking feeling that he has never gone into battle for our common cause. [...]
The Republican Party has mastered the art of looking good. They have an impressive ability to carve out campaign slogans, political sound bites and punchy policy catch phrases that resonate with voters and help them get elected. The problem, as the newest batch of Republican leaders are finding out as we speak, starts a few [...]
Be careful what you wish for because you may get it. That’s what my mother always told me. I trust your mother was just as wise. Now, years later, I’m worried. Everyone is wishing for more jobs. What happens if we get them? Here! Once upon a time in this great land there were two [...]
Roughly two-thirds of the candidates running on the Tea Party label went down to defeat in Tuesday’s congressional midterms. And yet the new voice of the conservative wing of the Republican Party will get its way almost from the moment the next Congress convenes in January. One word: gridlock. “There’s the irony. The Tea Party [...]