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No Matter what Mary Landrieu does or doesn’t do for the African-American community, 95% will lineup and vote for her again.


noun \in-ˈsa-nə-tē\

: repeatedly doing the exact same thing and expecting different results

: something that is very foolish or unreasonable

The Elbert Guillory Video is informative and reiterates the message that was also delivered by Jason L. Riley in Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed, but given the history and tradition of the 95% it is likely that nothing will change. #LowInformationVoters

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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in politics


If you like McAuliffe’s plan, he can’t keep it. Massive expansion plans dependent on Medicaid expansion that will never happen.

ImageTerry McAuliffe has gathered the endorsements and support of countless Virginians based on a multitude of promises including;

  • Higher teacher pay.
  • Increased funds to make college more affordable.
  • Better retirement benefits for teachers.
  • Higher spending on K-12 education.
  • Increased research funds for higher education.
  • Increased spending on tourism.
  • Increased spending on inner-city passenger rail.
  • Expanded rail service throughout Virginia.
  • Increased funding for rural health care.
  • Increased funding for mental health.

 Such an ambitious list comes with an equally ambitious price tag, estimated by some as high as $14 Billion but even half of that would represent an unprecedented massive increase of spending. When asked where the money would come from to fund his promises, the New Yorker has repeatedly cited the federal dollars coming with an expansion of medicaid and mysterious and unnamed improvements in efficiencies. I’ll get to the medicaid expansion later but let’s be clear, the savings to be gained from improved efficiencies is minimal at best and given that Mr. McAuliffe has little knowledge of and even less experience in the workings of Virginia government, non-existent at worst.  

That leaves the supposed windfall from medicaid expansion. Now I am not sure exactly how the former DNC chair thinks he is going to convince the Republican dominated Virginia General Assembly to reverse course and vote to expand medicaid or if he is even aware that he lacks the authority to unilaterally make that happen. The fate of Medicaid expansion in Virginia is, by statute, in the hands of the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission. According to the code of Virginia 30-347

An affirmative vote by three of the five members of the Commission from the House of Delegates and three of the five members of the Commission from the Senate shall be required to endorse any reform proposal to amend the State Plan for Medical Assistance under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, and any waivers thereof, to implement coverage for newly eligible individuals pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1396d(y)(1)[2010] of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Terry McAuliffe does not have the experience or knowhow to improve efficiencies and he does not have the votes to expand Medicaid and as he so eloquently stated in the first debate;

If we don’t get the Medicaid expansion, we can’t bring in the efficiencies, then I agree with you. There’s not money to be spent.

In other words, all of you suckers who are voting for Terry McAuliffe because he promised you something, be prepared to be disappointed.

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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in politics


Justice Department declares Virginia County is no longer racist, Democrats disappointed.

According to the Richmond Times Dispatch

The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with Hanover County to let the county and the town of Ashland “bail out” of “preclearance” requirements under the Voting Rights Act.

The consent decree, which must be approved by a federal court in Washington, means that the localities no longer would have to get the permission of the Justice Department or a federal judge before making changes in voting procedures.  This follows a lengthy process in which the locality must show it has been free of any voter discrimination for at least a decade.

Any sane and civil Hanover County resident would applaud the fact that the United States department of Justice Civil Rights Division, after a lengthy review process has determined that their locality has been free of any voter discrimination for at least a decade. Most would agree with Hanover County Voter Registrar Teresa F. Smithson who said the status means, “simply that we have proven that we’re not a racist location anymore and that we will not disenfranchise voters based on color.”

Astonishingly not all Hanoverians are happy with the decree. Gordon Silver, chairman of the Hanover County Democratic Committee, called the announcement disappointing and Robert Barnette, president of the NAACP’s Hanover branch, said Monday night that his group will “continue to oppose” the change.

You see, when your power evolves from propagating the victim mentality, and an authoritarian declaration that there are no longer any victims then you are powerless. So instead of celebrating this achievement, they bemoan it. Sad, very very sad.

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in politics


Uncle Joe Biden gaffes to the end


Tonight at his final campaign stop in Richmond Virginia, Biden was commenting on Romney’s debate claim that he supported a govt guarantee for auto bankruptcy claims and he spouted, “If you or I did that, we’d be shot”. The thought of this guy being a heartbeat away from the presidency is more and more frightening every day!


Posted by on November 5, 2012 in politics


Joe Biden in Richmond with John Cougar Mellenkamp and OFA volunteers can’t give away tickets.

I was at an afternoon craft beer festival in downtown Richmond, Virginia this afternoon, just the sort of event you would imagine to find plenty of Obamaroids.At the event i was approached by an attractive young OFA volunteer handing out tickets for a frree John Cougar Mellencamp concert hosted by Mr. and Dr Biden in Richmond tomorrow night(election eve) in Richmond. The response was less than enthused, dozens and dozens of beer festers were offered free tickets and in all but a few exceptions the free offer was declined, over and over again, the beer fest participants declined the offer.

This looks like another Stevie Wonder type debacle for the Obama campaign on the eve of the election.


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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in Barack Obama


Enthusiasm edge goes to Romney

One sure sign of an enthusiastic voting base is the presence of grass roots, homemade campaign signage. During Scott Brown’s historic U.S. Senate victory in 2009, there were homemade Brown for Senate signs all over Massachusetts. Now, in Virginia and around the country we are seeing homemade signs being produced and exhibited either in support of Romney and/or against the incumbent. The Tea Party groups have been posting their hand stenciled yellow bill boards and Gadsden flags for some time. Just this weekend I observed empty chairs (see Eastwooding) appearing around Richmond accompanied by Romney signs and American flags.

On the other side, I have not seen any thing other than OFA produced signs. Enthusiasm and intensity wins elections and it appears to be with the challenger!

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Posted by on November 4, 2012 in Barack Obama, Mitt Romney


Changes, from Obama and those who support his feckless policies.

Crowder is back and better than ever!

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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Barack Obama


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