Posts Tagged ‘Virginia’

The Democrat Wave

Posted by Troy on 9th November 2017 in Political

In special election after special election, the media declared “This is referendum on Trump!”  Remember that?  In Kansas and Georgia and other red states?  The resistance was going to conquer Trump?  Remember the Trumpslayer Ossoff?  And each time, they failed.  It would appear that they learned their lesson.  So this time, they waited for the races to be in blue states, declare that it’s a referendum election, and when the Democrats won, say “See!  The Democrats are back!”  Because the Media is all about the narrative.  Unfortunately for them, they lost all their credibility in the last election because they kept peddling a narrative.  Once you lose that credibility, you lose your power to craft the narrative, especially when you have a President that really doesn’t care about you and your supposed power.  It’s like Trump has said to the Media “Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the [White House in the Swamp] to take back the [country] you have stolen,   For my will is as strong as yours, and my [voice] as great.  You have no power over me!”

This wasn’t a wave.  This was Democrats winning races that they were supposed to win.  Nothing more.  Maybe you’d like to predict that Democrats are going to win in California next?  Go ahead if it makes you feel good.

Long Live the Constitution!

Death of the Tea Party – The Virginia Governor’s Election

Posted by Troy on 6th November 2013 in Uncategorized

Many in the mainstream media are thrilled that the Republican candidate in the governor election for  Virginia was defeated.  They tout that this is clearly a sign of the national rejection of the Tea Party (as the Tea Party endorsed the Republican).  Okay.  First of all, the Democrat did not get more than 50% of the vote.  This means that more people did not want the Democrat than wanted him.  Secondly, about half a percentage point separated the two.  Third, Democrats bankrolled the Libertarian that took about 7% of the vote.  Now, naturally this means the Republican probably would have won as, typically, most people who vote Libertarian are more in line (currently) with Republicans instead of Democrats.  So the verdicts according to Swamp Fox Press?

1)  The Tea Party is alive and well.  Given the amount of outrage by politicians and media types, I would even hazard to say they are doing a good job.  The Green Party is a bunch of wackos.  If they were in charge, things would go to hell in a hand basket quickly.  However, no one takes them seriously.  Why?  Because they’re nuts and they have no power.

2)  The media and politicians will make outrageous claims at any opportunity to try to discredit the Tea Party.

3)  This should end the discussion of third party.  I am a Libertarian at heart, but the only time I vote Libertarian is if I cannot, in good conscience, vote for either candidate (as in the last Georgia governor’s election between Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes).  I believe that the Republican party needs to be broken into three branches: Libertarian or Conservative or Establishment.  This battle should play out in the primaries and the best candidate win.  I believe that the current Democratic party is completely counter to the tenements of the Libertarian Party.  It is impossible to be for a massive socialist system and believe in personal liberty.  The Democratic party has completely embraced socialism (or at least have finally owned up to the fact that they do).  Accepting such a system ties your own private fortunes to that of the government.  When your well-being is dependent upon someone else (even the government’s), then you are no longer free.  Accepting socialism entails higher taxes and a greater degree of government involvement in your life.  There is no way around this.  Also, I believe that an unspoken tenement of Libertarianism is that you can do whatever you want as long as you’re the one paying the cost for it.  That is to say, if you want to smoke, that’s fine, but don’t expect me to pay for your lung cancer treatments.  The Democratic party would say something along the lines of: If you want an abortion, that’s fine, but here…let us pay for it for you.  Now here’s come contraception!  Have fun!

The only though process that does not end in total disaster is that in which you expect people to take personal responsibility for themselves.  This is not to say that you cannot be charitable, but charity comes from the heart and should be awarded to the deserving.  The thing about state “safety nets,” is that they are indiscriminate.  Just by their nature, they must benefit anyone who fits a set criteria.  This means you have to support the deserving and the undeserving.  You have to try to protect the war widow struggling to make ends meet as well as the pothead loser that would rather sit on his ass playing video games all day rather than work.  Personal responsibility stops this, and if you want to use your hard earned money to help the war widow, I applaud your choice.

Long Live the Constitution!

Romney Vs Paul in Virginia

Posted by Troy on 27th December 2011 in Current Events, Political

Only two people managed to get on the ballot for the GOP primary in Virginia: Romney and Ron Paul.  Gingrich is furious that such a thing has happened and has said that this is evidence that the system is broken.  Personally, I view it as a sign as to just how incompetent everyone has become.  There is no excuse for this.  The fact of the matter is that there is one single most important task of a campaign manager: to ensure that your candidate’s name is on the ballot.  If it is not, then is is highly unlikely that they will be elected, isn’t it?

I am unfamiliar with the primary rules in Virginia.  I will assume that they allow for write-in votes.  If this is the case, one of three things will happen.

1)  Mitt Romney will win.  If this happens, Ron Paul can probably pack it up.  No one likes Romney.  If he wins, that means that NOBODY likes Ron Paul and that all the commentators on Fox News are right.

2)  Ron Paul will win.  If this happens, commentators will probably point out that Romney is through.  Rather than use a Ron Paul victory as a sign of Ron Paul’s viability as a candidate, they will say that “If Romney can’t even beat Ron Paul one-on-one, this is a clear sign that the majority of Republicans do not want Romney as a candidate.”

3)  A write-in will win.  Now, if this happens, both should drop out of the race because if a write-in wins, then that surely means that both are through.

I’ve been flopping around, but I am leaning towards Ron Paul.  I believe the type of Presidency he describes is more in line with what the Founders had in mind.  Look, the President is the Commander in Chief, but I don’t think that the Founders wanted the President to launch attacks on foreign soil without Congressional approval.  Doing is is an act of WAR, and declaring war is the job of the Legislative Branch.

Long Live the Constitution!