March 2009

Earlier today, we asked the first POTUS what he thought of the current POTUS. Here was his response:




Check back real soon for my analysis on which VA statewide candidate is winning the Internet war!

Since Obama has decided that Gitmo is unfair and should be closed (the prisoners gain 7lbs per year…oh yeah they are treated so poorly! pfft.) they are seeking new locations for the detainees. Alexandria, Virginia’s maximum security prison is one of the possibilities in the contract which is responsible for the terrorists relocation. The prisoner’s will not be allowed any televisions or news outlets but they will still be located minutes from the United States capital. I guess since the President isn’t allowed to surround himself with his former terrorist pals like Bill Ayers and Revered Wright he will be importing new buddies. I feel that having these Gitmo detainees so close the capital (or even inside the U.S.) is a very bad idea. But since the liberals want to be so buddy-buddy with these men…why not invite them to a nice family dinner at the white house? Or maybe send them out to California–I’m sure we can find host families for these guys.

Hollywood families and individuals that should be nominated to become host families for the Gitmo guys:

  • The Affleck’s
  • The Damon’s
  • Mr. Dicaprio
  • The Baldwin’s (minus one)
  • Mr. Timberlake
  • Mr. Michael Moore
  • Joy Behar

Great speech yesterday by Bob McDonnell. Watch below. Also, way to go on the new media front, Bob! McDonnell has just launched text updates for your phone! Just text VA to GoBob (46262)

On a rainy Saturday morning, a gathering of about 700 supporters (confirmed by the Fairfax County Republican Committee) filtered into the Annandale Fire Hall to rally around Bob McDonnell as he officially kicked off his run for Governor. This enthusiastic crowd was pumped to welcome the McDonnell/Bolling team to town, as they held signs that said, “Bob 4 Jobs,” “Welcome Back Bob!,” and “Maureen 4 1st Lady.”

The event started off with Rep. Tom Davis, who was the emcee. Davis discussed how the Republican party will regain the statewide offices, as well as retaining the majority in the House of Delegates. Davis introduced Rep. Frank Wolf, who discussed how McDonnell will work to improve the transportation in Northern Virginia, and how McDonnell is a strong leader in passing legislation on strengthening internet safety. After Wolf delivered his remarks, he introduced Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who is seeking re-election. Touching on themes of improving the economy, transportation, and protecting Virginia’s status as a Right-to-Work state, Bolling delivered a strong speech that helped motivate the crowd. Bolling said that both he and McDonnell are working towards a better Virginia as a team.

Don’t you just love it when Democrats fight each other? Cause I sure do. I say let Terry, Moran, and Deeds destroy each other, while the GOP remains united. 

Check out this “farewell note” from the failed blog Blue Commonwealth. 

All Bad Things…

I’m of course alluding to Lowell’s final post on RK, just 4 months ago. At that time, a few of us from RK decided to attempt to maintain the community that had formed around it. We started Blue Commonwealth hoping to provide a forum for discussion. It’s been fun, but today we’re forced to shut down the blog.

I’m not going to take BC offline – just the blogging aspect. You’ll still be able to read previous posts, just not create new ones or comment. In fact, I’m hoping to keep the site functioning and concentrate on providing candidate info, aggregating and highlighting good blogging from other blogs in VA, and advocating for electing Democrats in the Commonwealth.

Why the drastic turn, you ask? Well, today, I was personally attacked by a representative of the Moran Campaign. I have never editorialized on BC. I simply host the site on my server and pay the bills via our PAC (DEMPAC). I’ve even maintained my strict neutrality in the ’09 VA Gov. Primary. Apparently, this still warrants attacking me, and my employer, for things other people post on this blog. It’s not even the personal attacks that concern me (I have thick skin) – it’s exposing my employer to unfair attacks based on things that neither I nor they have published. If the Virginia Netroots are unable to behave civilly, then I am unable to continue supporting such an effort.

So on that note, I hereby shut down the blog on Blue Commonwealth. I wish I could say it’s been fun, but it hasn’t, really. It’s been all personal attacks, back-biting, and in-fighting. I seriously hope that the Democratic Party of Virginia survives this primary. I’ll be right beside the rest of you, fighting for our nominee. I think all three of our primary candidates are spectacular, and I’ll proudly support any of them against Bob McDonnell.

Maybe we’ll regroup and reform after the primary, maybe not. Either way, it’s been real.

Thanks for your all of your support and blogging. I hope you will continue to visit Blue Commonwealth as we create new services and dream up new ways to use technology to elect Democrats in VA.

This is what Not Jim Moran has to say: HAHAHAHAHAHA

Looks like Terry has some explaining to do.

Word is that Congressman Rob Wittman has just endorsed Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General.

Here’s what the Congressman had to say,

“I am proud to endorse State Senator Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General.  I have known Ken for years, and he is a solid, principled conservative that will be a tremendous asset for the entire GOP ticket.  His presence will go a long way in making sure we provide sound principled leadership in the A.G.’s office for the next four years.  Ken Cuccinelli is a good friend, and I am proud to support him.  Virginia voters will be well served with Ken Cuccinelli as their Attorney General.”

With Tom’s endorsement for Dave Foster, is this AG race about to become an endorsement battle?

and Will Jeff Fredrick endorse someone?

Both are interesting questions that deserve answering.

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