Posted on | January 16, 2014 | 9 Comments
by Smitty (h/t Bearing Drift)
A polished ad from the former RNC chief: While I still think Howie Lind and Shak Hill are great guys (the former, a retired squid has my nod for large, haze gray reasons) we’re talking about going after an entrenched, useless tool of an incumbent.
Maybe if Governor. . .um. . .didn’t a Republican win in 2009 in Virginia? While the ethics charges never seemed to stick against Governor BuM, the prime argument against McAuliffe, that of being the Clinton’s bagman, was essentially removed from play. Among other reasons, this neither helped Cuccinelli, nor paved the way for a GOP wave that could have bolstered a first-timer like Lind or Hill. Thus, opting for a solid, politically savvy candidate with some DC experience would seem prudent, if an occasion for accusations of selling out to the GOP elite. Guilty as charged.
Most recently, I served as the senior national security advisor for two of the most influential, bi-partisan government initiatives to solve our fiscal deficit and debt issues – Congress’ Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction in 2011 and President Obama’s Simpson-Bowles Commission in 2010. Although I worked tirelessly for two years to help generate the tough choices necessary to produce a comprehensive long-term budget plan that would solve our current fiscal crisis, both efforts failed because members of Congress chose to represent the status quo rather than the interests of their constituents. Congress’ continued lack of action forces us to navigate from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis without a long-term comprehensive budget plan and it is undermining our economic growth and national security.
It seems only fair that, after sending a useless tool who jacked up the national debt for 20+ years, VA-8 elect someone with real insight into means of walking that debt back.