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Schadenfreude, Virginia

Posted on | December 19, 2011 | 9 Comments

by Smitty

Fairfax is a synonym for schadenfreude, as the slack-jawed little whiners who write the multi-ream legislation that redistributes the rest of the nation’s wealth whine in the small child fashion when the government tractor beam that normally pulls in Other Peoples’ Money gets trained upon their wallets:

Barack Obama carried Fairfax 60-38 against John McCain in 2008. That’s six percentage points higher than Obama’s statewide margin, which Fairfax helped inflate because it is the commonwealth’s largest locality: 13.5 percent of Virginians live there. Four years before, George W. Bush carried Virginia with 54 percent of the vote – but not Fairfax, where John Kerry got 53 percent.
The county board of supervisors reflects the split as well. Seven of the 10 members are Democrats. That makes its recent stance on state government rather amusing.
Each year localities around Virginia draw up their wish lists for the General Assembly session that convenes in January. Virginia is a Dillon Rule state, which means that localities are under the thumb of state government and must go hat in hand to the legislature to get permission to do many things. Fairfax recently completed its wish list for the 2012 session.
And what do the supervisors want from Richmond? “I think the simple message is, ‘Please try to leave us alone,’ ” says Supervisor Jeff McKay.
How very Tea Party of them. Perhaps Fairfax should replace its county seal with the Gadsden Flag – that yellow banner, popular at Tea Party rallies, with coiled snake and the legend, “Don’t Tread on Me.”
That’s not the only way in which heavily Democratic Fairfax sounds sympathetic to the Tea Party rabble. Like those grassroots conservatives in tricorner hats, the county also thinks it is Taxed Enough Already.

Read the whole thing.

Full disclosure: I live in Fairfax County, and still enjoy the benefits healthy property values. Progressivism has been very, very good to the greater-DC area, which includes Fairfax County. For 2012, the goal is to get more involved in the Northern Virginia Tea Party and  Fairfax County GOP and help remind Virginians that, hey: we live in the shadow of Mt. Vernon.

Anybody that doesn’t think Gorge Washington would have his Colonials fix bayonets and commence to hand out some harsh lessons to the sad pack of louts, cluttering the South bank of the Potomac, and treating Americans with disdain simliar to that afforded by the Parliament of Washington’s day probably misjudges Washington.


via Virginia Virtucon


9 Responses to “Schadenfreude, Virginia”

  1. Dave C
    December 19th, 2011 @ 9:09 am
  2. Anonymous
    December 19th, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    Still, better than Arlington County.

    Arlington County board member Chris Zimmerman is hopping mad at Republicans in the Virginia state legislature labeling them, “extremists,” whose goal is to “wreck government.”

  3. smitty
    December 19th, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Thanks, I managed to omit that last night while writing the post.

  4. Mike F.
    December 19th, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    Fairfax, VA, where they’ve never seen a stand of 200yr old chestnut oaks that wouldn’t look better torn out by the roots to make room for another strip mall. We in Prince William County were able to enable their love affair with illegals when we clamped down and they left for Fairfax in droves.  Glad we could help.

  5. smitty
    December 19th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm


  6. Roxeanne De Luca
    December 19th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Ah, but Smitty, you are ignoring the underlying logical consistency here: the liberals do not want their money going to undesirables, or at least they do not want undesirables taking control of it to distribute elsewhere.

    When liberals ship money to Washington, D.C., they know that it is in the best of hands: those of intellectuals (in the Thomas Sowell sense) who are convinced that they have a special moral compass and are more able than the average plebe to direct society.  But money going to those hick representatives in Richmond? Why, those people are Republicans from the sticks!  They cannot possibly know what to do with the hard-earned tax dollars of Fairfax County liberals who work in the “helping professions!”

  7. Anonymous
    December 19th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Arlington is to Northern Virginia as Takoma Park is to Maryland;  i.e. the epicenter of deranged left-wing posturing.

  8. Anonymous
    December 19th, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    All the more reason to skin those Yankees while they’re here. 😉

  9. Quartermaster
    December 19th, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    Frankly, Washington would have led Confederate troops. The people you are whining about are either Yankees or home grown Yankees.