Friday, July 22, 2016

Statement of Speaker William J. Howell on Senator Tim Kaine

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement on Senator Tim Kaine's selection as Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential running mate.

"Senator Tim Kaine is an honorable public servant. Even though we disagree on policy and principle, I respect him. His character makes it all the more surprising that he would sign up to defend Hillary Clinton for the next three and a half months. However, Senator Kaine's selection as the Vice Presidential nominee does not change that this election is ultimately a referendum on Secretary Clinton. Virginians will cast their vote based on her record as Secretary of State, objectionable character, and far-left agenda."

It's Kaine By An Eyebrow

Looks like Hillary Clinton will pick Virginia Senator Tim Kaine to be her running mate. The announcement should come later today. I do think it is a smart move. In temperament Kaine is a moderate man, but ideologically he is hard left. He has a good resume and a perfect liberal voting record. He has advocated higher taxes, more spending, and more gun control at every level of government.

And his nomination will help unite the left for Hillary and should give her an advantage in the Old Dominion. Picking Kaine coupled with Governor McAuliffe's executive order to allow 200,000 felons the right to vote could be enough for her to carry the state.

Kaine was the first modern liberal Governor of Virginia. Up until Kaine was elected in 2005 Democrat gubernatorial candidates at least felt the need to pretend to be moderates. Democrat Governors Warner, Wilder, and Robb ran as moderates if not conservatives. Sure they governed as liberals, but they at least maintained a moderate face. Kaine ripped off the mask of moderation and ran as a liberal.

Kaine was almost Obama's running mate in 2008. In fact he was one of the first big Democrats to endorse the then Senator Barack Obama.

The question after tomorrow will be who will McAuliffe pick to replace Kaine in the Senate.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What Would Lincoln Do?

The politically corrects latest jihad in Virginia is their attempt to change the name of JEB Stuart High School. The school is located across the street from where Stuart was promoted to General in Falls Church.

A couple weeks ago there was a town hall meeting to discuss the issue. And I wonder what would Abraham Lincoln say if he were to come down from Heaven and join the meeting. Well, I think I have an idea of his position.

The Cabin John bridge outside Washington was built when Jefferson Davis was Secretary of War under Franklin Pierce. For military reasons Davis believed that the bridge was necessary for troops and supplies to leave and enter Washington. When construction was complete a marker was erected with Jefferson Davis's name on it.

After the south seceded his name was chiseled off the marker by a Federal bureaucrat. Lincoln later found out that the name of Davis was erased and he expressed his displeasure at the move. In 1908 the Roosevelt administration put the Davis name back on the marker.

Lincoln did not favor removing Jefferson Davis's name being from a bridge. I don't believe he'd favor the removal of JEB Stuart's name from a school.

Lincoln tried to unite our nation. The politically correct do not seek unity and tolerance, rather they seek to vilify and divide.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Rehabilitation of Bob McDonnell

After former Governor Bob McDonnell was convicted of corruption charges last year the legal community consensus was that he should have taken a plea deal, which would have forced him to confess to at least one felony. Last week the Supreme Court vacated the convictions and McDonnell's decision to pass on the plea deal has been vindicated as the right move.

No doubt McDonnell knew he did nothing wrong, at least legally, and there was no way he was going to take a plea deal and confess to something he didn't do.

The legal case against McDonnell was incredibly weak, so weak it is hardly worth reciting. Suffice to say the Supreme Court confirmed that setting up a meeting for a constituent is no proof. let alone evidence, of corruption.

Now that the conviction of McDonnell has been thrown out, I do think he can make a political come back of sorts. I am not saying that he can be a viable candidate in the near future, although I would probably vote for him, rather I think he can now openly campaign for candidates and speak out on issues.

Welcome back Bob.