The Other McCain

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‘Gentleman’ Jim Moran’s “Occupy NOVA” Reign Of Error Staggering To A Halt

by Smitty DLTDHYOTWO, Jim. It’s been a crummy 15 years I’ve lived in VA-8, and watched the country increasingly go down the tubes since the Democrat takeover of Congress in 2006, knowing that you’re a ringleader of the debacle.  I don’t mean crummy for me, personally: I’ve only endured one brief bout of unemployment. But, […]

Keep The Resistance Alive

by Smitty Instapundit points to Fox’s article: “Popularity of ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ plates in Virginia suggests Tea Party still strong“: “It is a symbol of frustration … a symbol of disgust with the government,” David Dwyer, a former Hampton Roads Tea Party chairman, told the newspaper. The sales figures for the “Don’t Tread on […]

Sarcasm Therapy: A Hope for Cure?

It’s astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness takes its toll . . . – “The Time Warp,” The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Mental illness is a serious problem, but taking your problems too seriously? That will drive you nuts — says the guy who’s being sued for $1 million by a convicted bomber. Amid the […]

Gus Deeds: What Went Wrong?

Following up on today’s tragedy in Virginia — state Sen. Creigh Deeds was severely stabbed by his 24-year-old son, who evidently shot himself to death — I’m trying to find what led to the fatal conflict. The good news, insofar as anything in this kind of situation can be “good news,” is that Sen. Deeds’ […]

Some Kind of Twitter Thing in the Virginia Attorney General’s Race?

This is probably one of those silly things everybody will forget about later, but liberals have been trying to steal the Virginia Attorney General’s election from Republican Mark Obenshain and were using Twitter to do it, or something. Virginia is just a damned shame and while there has been endless finger-pointing among Republicans, perhaps someone should […]

Dougherty’s Law and the Blame Game: The Truth About Cuccinelli’s Loss

In 2006, Michael Brendan Dougherty described the habitual lament of digruntled Republicans: “If it were more like me, the Republican Party would be better off. It’s failing because it’s like you.” Whenever Republicans lose, we are forced to witness the ugly spectacle of this sectarian internecine blame game re-enacted, a tradition that dates back at […]

When Virginia Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin, The Victim Can Blame Itself

by Smitty UPDATE: Mis-attribution fixed. Sorry, Adjoran. Blame Robert Sarvis. Stacy put about the best possible spin on matters last night. As with Lonegan in NJ, saying the candidate “beat the spread” is thin gruel. I disagree with Adjoran['s responder]: Nope, you can blame Robert Sarvis of the Libertarian Party for Cuccinelli’s defeat. He and […]

Christie Re-Elected in NJ Landslide; McAuliffe Squeaks Past in Virginia

Why Democrat precincts take longer to report results: Have to be careful when you're counting tombstones and vacant lots. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) November 6, 2013 The Big Man from Jersey won big — everybody knew that was coming — but the surprise of the night was how strong Republican Ken Cuccinelli finished in […]

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