Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sen. Webb Wants A "Do Over" On Obamacare

Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) when interview on "Daily Rundown" on MSNBC was asked "Is there any one vote you would want back if you could do it over again?"

His response:

My great regret on that is that the whole health care issue could have been handled differently by the adminstration and over here..
Watch the video:

 

While half way through the answer Sen. Web said he did not regret the vote, I think it is interesting that the health care vote comes to mind when asked about regrets. Also, it is interesting to note that Sen. Webb was concerned about how it was handle, "that there wasn't clear set of principals" and "conflicting information".   He admits to voting for the bill so we could "move forward".

Thankfully, Sen Webb decided to vacate his Senate seat. 

George Allen is the only senate candidate running that has stated he would vote to repeal health care. So in a way, Virginia will get to have a "do over" on health care reform.

“Throughout our conversation, it was clear that skyrocketing health care costs and the overreaching, big-government mandates from the government health care law are creating only one certainty: Washington is not working for them.  That’s why I want to repeal the health care law and give Virginians the freedom to choose affordable, portable, and personal market-based health care solutions.   Options include Health Savings Accounts, allowing small businesses to join together across State lines in larger risk pools for lower insurance costs and  allowing the State flexibility to manage Medicaid more smartly and efficiently.  I want to be Virginians’ voice in the U.S. Senate for less government and more Freedom for women and men to create their own success.”

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Eric Cantor To Debate Democrat Challenger



From the Richmond Times Dispatch

 House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, will debate Democratic challenger Wayne Powell on Friday, Sept. 28.

This debate may not get the headlines and will more than likely be over shadowed by the Presidential and the Vice Presidential debates. Those of us who follow Virginia 7th district politics know this is a big deal. Cantor has not debated anyone in a general election since 2002.  Cantor received huge criticism for declining to debate the democrat challenger in 2010, frankly I think that Rep. Cantor did him a huge favor.

In any event, the 7th congressional district will get their debate this year.  Save me a seat and I will bring the popcorn.


In Virginia Theaters Tomorrow: 2016 Obama's America



We posted about this movie earlier in August.  So it is with great excitement that we are updating that this movie is coming to theaters in Virginia tomorrow.  Watch this recent interview with Dinesh D'souza, the films co-author and co-director of the film.



Here is the list of theaters that will be showing it according to the website.  Contact the local theater for show times.


21st Century Cinema 12
Abingdon, VA

Hoffman 22
Alexandria, VA

Kingstowne 16
Alexandria, VA

Potomac Yard 16
Alexandria, VA

AMC Courthouse Plaza 8
Arlington, VA

Fox 16 & IMAX
Ashburn, VA

Tinseltown 14
Bristol, VA

Downtown Mall 6
Charlottesville, VA

Greenbrier 13
Chesapeake, VA

New River Valley Stadium 14
Christianburg, VA

Southpark Mall Stadium 16
Colonial Heights, VA

Danville Stadium Cinema
Danville, VA

Rave Fairfax Corner 14
Fairfax, VA

Fredricksburg 14
Fredericksburg, VA

Virginia Center 20
Glen Allen, VA

AMC Hampton Towne Center 24
Hampton, VA

Cobb Cinebistro @ Peninsula
Hampton, VA

Harrisonburg Stadium 14
Harrisonburg, VA

Cobb Village 12 Cinema
Leesburg, VA

River Ridge Stadium 14
Lynchburg, VA

Manassas Stadium 14
Manassas, VA

AMC Tyson Corners 16
Mclean, VA

Kiln Creek 20
Newport News, VA

MacArthur Center 18
Norfolk, VA

Bow Tie Movieland at Boulevard
Richmond, VA

Commonwealth 20 & IMAX
Richmond, VA

Short Pump 14
Richmond, VA

Westchester Commons 16
Richmond, VA

Valley View Grande Stadium 16
Roanoke, VA

Countryside 20
Sterling, VA

Harbour View 16
Suffolk, VA

AMC Lynnhaven 18
Virgina Beach, VA

Columbus 12
Virgina Beach, VA

New Town 12
Williamsburg, VA

AMC Potomac Mills 18
Woodbridge, VA

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New AFP-Virginia Ad Airs Today

A new American's for Prosperity-Virginia ad airs today that highlight's Tim Kaine's tax and spend history.

“Governor Kaine needs to change his ways if he is going to help move Virginia and America forward,” continued Jackson. “During his first year as Governor, Tim Kaine proposed over a billion dollars in tax hikes. While he inherited a budget surplus, he left office with a $4.2 billion budget shortfall. He was an avid supporter of President Obama’s healthcare law.”

Here is the ad:


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Romney Ryan Rally in Ashland ~ Photos

Well,  V.P. watch is over and the winner is Paul Ryan.  I am super happy. LOVE Paul Ryan, but I admit that I am a little surprise. There was no doubt that Gov. McDonnell was on the short list and the reason I am a little surprised is that McDonnell would have been the "safe" pick for Romney.  Paul Ryan is a little bit of a risk, but I think that is a point for Romney in my book.  He is willing to take that risk.

Here are some photo from the rally today, it was an awesome time!



















 Romney and Ryan!  Game On, Obama!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

V.P. Watch: Gov. McDonnell Back On The Short List

All signs are pointing to yes, he is back on the short list.  Shaun Kenney at Bearing Drift has even gone as far as "calling it".



This report: Where in the world is Romney's running mate? from a local Boston, Ma station makes some excellent points.
  1. Romney is expected to select someone ready to assume the presidency on Day One.
  2. The Romney campaign also wants a team player.
Then add to this the fact that Virginia is going to be a hard fought swing state that Gov. McDonnell won in a landslide.  It almost seems a no brainer.

The report also continues with:

Portman, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are expected to join Romney on segments of a bus tour that begins Saturday in Virginia and moves to North Carolina, Florida and Ohio. Pawlenty has campaign events scheduled for New Hampshire next weekend. And each of the men has scheduling holes in the coming days that could allow him to slip away quietly for a big announcement.
 
More clues lie among the speaker's list for the upcoming Republican National Convention. Romney's pick probably wouldn't have scored one of the spots; the convention speakers now include South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez , former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

The last and exciting thing is Mitt Romney will be on a bus tour of Virginia on Saturday and will be stopping Ashland, VA, details here.  Could the announcement be made in a couple of days??  Well, I guess we will see.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mitt Romney Will Be in Ashland Saturday

Here are the details:



 Join Us for an Event as Part of the
“Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle Class” Bus Tour
with Mitt Romney

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Doors open at 11:30 AM | Event Begins at 12:30 PM
 
Homemades by Suzanne
102 North Railroad Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005
 

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