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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Griffith Electrifies The Crowd

A crowd that will not be denied.

News out of Wise:

Tea partiers undaunted by uphill battle in Fightin' 9th
By Steve Igo, Kingsport Times-News

WISE — Some of that old-time religious fervor rocked Zion Family Ministries church in Wise on Saturday.

How that translates into shaking the rock-solid foundation of the 28-year political career of incumbent Democrat Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Abingdon, remains to be seen, but the resolve and enthusiasm to try was in plentiful supply.

Denied the use of the Wise County Fairgrounds, a politically riled-up bunch of Tea Party adherents, independents, Republicans and disenchanted Democrats voiced their rejection of the Obama administration in general and the president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in particular.

Boucher was placed on a well-targeted bull’s-eye along with Obama and Pelosi, particularly with state Delegate Morgan Griffith, R-Salem, majority leader of the Virginia House of Delegates, making a campaign appearance. Griffith is challenging Boucher’s 28-year hold on the 9th District congressional seat for the Nov. 2 elections.

“I’m telling people if you like Pelosi, if you like Obama, then vote for Boucher,” Griffith told about 200 angry voters. “But if you want to change that, then vote for me.” [link]
There are, believe it or not, people in Southwest Virginia who think Obama and Pelosi have done a swell job.  Both Morgan Griffith and I beg - beg! - all five of them to vote for Rick Boucher.  As for the rest of the 9th Congressional District, come on down!  November 2!  Let's party!  Be there or be ...

... a loser ...

I Part Company With The NRA

I may have mentioned at some point in time in the past that I always opted for renewing my annual membership in the NRA - rather than purchase a much more economical lifetime membership - for one very good reason.  When my favorite gun rights organization drifted from its one and only mission - to preserve and protect the 2nd Amendment - and became just another power player in Washington politics, I'd go elsewhere with my money.  And loyalty.

So it's with a high degree of sadness and dismay that I announce the cancellation of my membership in the National Rifle Association.

It was bad enough that the NRA routinely endorsed for reelection one of the most liberal members of Congress every other year - my congressman, Rick Boucher.  But this goes beyond that.  This is inexcusable:
NRA endorses Virginia Democrats over pro-gun Republicans
By Norman Leahy, Washington Examiner

The National Rifle Association has a long history of favoring incumbents in congressional elections and in at least two of Virginia’s most high-profile contests, in the 5th and 9th congressional districts, that habit finds them backing Democrats over gun rights friendly Republicans.

In the 5th district race, Democratic incumbent Tom Perriello touted his NRA endorsement before it was issued – not entirely surprising as Perriello, who voted for cap and trade, the President’s health care law, the stimulus and other party priorities, is in the fight of his life with Republican state Sen. Robert Hurt over a seat Perriello narrowly won in 2008.

The NRA did send Hurt a nice letter calling him “a true friend of NRA members and Virginia’s gun owners,” though. I’m sure Hurt would have appreciated the endorsement much more than the kind words. [link]
It should be mentioned, I suppose, that the endorsement of the most liberal member of Congress by the NRA isn't official.  But both Perriello and his Republican opponent, 2nd Amendment stalwart Robert Hurt, say it's a done deal.

So what is it about Democrat Perriello's record that would prompt such an action?  Let's go to my favorite go-to website when I need to know where politicians stand on the issues - On The Issues. Where does Tom Perriello stand on the issue of gun control?

What does the NRA see in that that I don't see?

This tears it.  I don't know what's possessed these guys but I'll have no part of it.

We're through.

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For an endorsement of Robert Hurt's gun rights record, go here.

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Another Reason To Vote For Morgan Griffith

Union leadership lines up behind Rick Boucher.

'nuff said about that.

Make no mistake, though, the rank-and-file will be going overwhelmingly with his Republican challenger in November.

They too see the ruination that Boucher and his ilk have brought down upon their shoulders.

NY Times Is Trying Desperately To Find Scandal ...

This is almost funny.  A little known congressman's aide is little known.


I think we're supposed to be intrigued.  Or something.

Quote of the Day

From John Kerry:

We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening."

Yeah.  "Let America be America again" really captured everyone's attention and influenced the vote in 2004.

He still thinks we're stupid.

Tsk.  Tsk.

While Glenn Beck Can Pack Washington D.C. ...

... Barack Obama can't fill a bathtub.

How times have changed:

"Do we need to line up early to get in?”

My, oh, my.

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I should mention this, for those looking to be entertained.  It cost 50 bucks - and up - to be in the same room with Barack Obama.  It'll only cost you 20 to attend the Bramwell Oktoberfest. (Just up the holler from Pocahontas, Virginia.) And the beer is free!  (Well, 20 bucks.)

Which would you want to attend?