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Forum: Who Do You Think Will Be On The Tickets In 2016?

Every week on Monday, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Who Do You Think Will Be On The Tickets In 2016? Don Surber : Clinton/Castro and Trump/Gingrich — only because Ivanka wants […]

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Meet Gabe Hill – 19 Year Old Candidate for GOP National Delegate From Henrico County (VA-7)

Gabe Hill is only 19 years old but is a veteran of at least 3 political campaigns and is currently running to be a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer to pick the nominee that will run for President of the United States. And this would not be his first Convention, […]

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Blogger Sandy is Where? Doing What? Today?

Where’s you know who, oops I mean where’s Sandy the blogger today? He’s on a panel to interview several of the Libertarian candidates for President right here in RVA TODAY!  It is at the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Airport from 130pm to 300pm.  Here’s the list of who I understand are coming: Former NM Governor […]

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If I Had Ten Minutes to Speak With Donald Trump…This is What I Would Say

The Donald Trump phenomenon is the MOST fascinating thing in politics I have ever seen.  I got up to see what would happen (I actually thought Senator Marco Rubio might win) and I heard the media heads and curvy girls go crazy over it – that Trump ceiling seems to be rising a bit into […]

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Del. Rasoul’s Ballot Access Bill fails in Virginia House Elections Subcommittee

Del. Sam Rasoul’s bill to reduce the percentage of the statewide vote for a political party to avoid petitioning failed in the Virginia House of Delegates Elections Subcommitee on a voice vote. One delegate, Luke Torian (D) of Prince William County, did move to report the bill favorably (I sent him a email thanks) but […]

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Status of Ballot Access and Similar Bills in Virginia – It Depends on YOU!

The status of better ballot access in the Commonwealth depends on YOU!  But here’s the leading bills you can help with: HB 82 – introduced by Sandy’s new hero – Del. Sam Rasoul – would lower the threshold for a political party to reach the ballot without signatures from ten to five percent based on […]

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Del. Sam Rasoul Wows the Richmond Crusade for Voters Tuesday Evening!

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-11th district – Roanoke) was one of the guest speakers at the Richmond Crusade for Voters meeting last night and he did not disappoint. This blogger, who is actually a member of the RCFV (although I need to renew that membership at the next meeting), was at the meeting wearing a GOP […]

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Bill Bolling: A Case Study in Classic Delusional RINO-ism

We have a lot of RINO’s in Virginia. And in the nation as a whole. RINO’s – Republicans in Name Only – are responsible for the leftward lurch of the Republican Party. And one thing I have noticed is that they all believe themselves to be Conservatives and they all believe they are moderate Republicans. […]

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He Did It Again! Del. Rasoul Introduces Ballot Access Bill!

Yesterday, we discussed about the visionary bills of Del. Sam Rasoul (D-District 11 [Roanoke]) on opening up the political system (and juvenile sentencing reform) and your blogger sent the post by email to the delegate and asked him to consider a ballot access bill…well… He DID it! Here is the bill courtesy of the Virginia […]

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Farook and Tashfeen Malik. The latest terrorist killers brought to you by the "religion of peace"

San Bernardino Proves Muslims Are Peaceful – Right Up Until They Start Shooting

Did you hear about the shooting in the gun free zone? Which one, you have to ask. It seems that they all happen in gun free zones! Terrorists and psycho killers aren’t stupid. Well, not completely anyway. So the latest examples of peaceful Muslims, Farook and Tashfeen Malik, peacefully walked into a gun free zone […]

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Why I Am Supporting Donald Trump

It seems that in my circle of Conservative friends, you are either a Donald Trump supporter or a Ted Cruz supporter. The rest of the field might as well all be named Hillary Clinton. There is one caveat, however, and that is Ben Carson. I know a number of people that support Carson, but they […]

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Should More Millennials Run for State Legislature as a Democrat? Well, After They Treated Dr. Larry Lessig, Why Should They?

Emma Roller writes a nice op-ed in the New York Times about the apparent difficulty of the Dems to get people to run for state legislatures.  Here’s a useful highlight: Another problem for Democratic Party operatives: There are plenty of other outlets for left-leaning millennials’ sense of altruism that do not involve running for political […]

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Siobhan Dunnavant HIPAA Investigation Exposes GOP Sickness

Let’s not kid ourselves. Dr. Dunnavant will win today’s election by a good margin. That was never in doubt. And while her campaign letter at the heart of the HHS investigation offended a number of her patients, inside establishment GOP circles, any behavior, no matter how shocking or reprehensible, is ignored as long as there […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Grassroots Activist

The sheer amount of emotional fortitude required to be a conservative, constitutional, or libertarian grassroots activists is broader and deeper than anyone could imagine. Faced with the most frustrating realities, activists are forced to soldier on against impossible odds. Groups of average Americans come together to take on impossible enemies like the Mainstream Media, Wall […]

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A Modest Proposal for Political Etiquette Following Mass Shootings: NO Comment Until After the Last Funeral (And YES Erick Erickson Should Apologize)

I cannot believe the amount of commentary on the Oregon school shooting.  Of course I am horrified and appalled at the needless death and injury but I was dismayed at the comments.  Two examples: President Obama immediately sought to promote gun control on the day the event occurred.  Here’s the story and video from Real […]

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Ted Cruz and the 54 Million Evangelicals

“”In this last election 54 million Evangelicals stayed home,” asserted Cruz on Tuesday. “If we can simply bring Christians to the polls, is it any wonder that we have the government we have, we have the leaders we have, if believers stay home and leave electing our leaders to unbelievers? We get exactly what we deserve.” […]

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I am Impressed with These Two Stories: Lessig 2016 and Deez Nuts!

I saw this story a few days ago.  I was fascinated with it: Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard professor (which would normally make him suspect with me), decided to conditionally run for President (A reader might say:  Why not?  Everybody else except the reader and the blogger from Virginia is running) in the Democratic primaries if […]

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This Isn’t Populism. It’s Revolution. It’s Virginia.

Immediately after Congressman Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a 7th District Republican Primary, pundits gave credit to Brat’s populism. He ran against Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce as an economist, which spoke volumes; and he ran against the Washington Establishment and their relative distance and disinclination toward their constituents […]

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A Libertarian Solution to a Republican Problem

From 2004 to 2012, the Republican Party lost around 3 million voters. While Romney scored big with Independents, something the Republican Establishment has always believed was central to their success, he lost the uninformed, 9 to 5, taxpayer who have neither the time, nor the inclination, to follow politics and political theater. Pollsters and analysts […]

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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