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  • just a conservative girl 9:36 AM on 05/19/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Democratic Strategist 

    “Politicians, overall as a trade, are in the bottom of the outhouse,” he said. “And the reason is, they talk out of the side of their mouths, most of them. . . . The fact that Ken Cuccinelli’s talking out of the front of his mouth and not the side of his mouth, I think, is refreshing to everybody, whether you agree with him or not.”

    A democratic strategist on Ken Cuccinelli formally becoming the nominee for governor in Virginia.

    You’re damn skippy.  I know I respect people who say what they mean, and mean what they say.

     
  • just a conservative girl 8:38 AM on 03/14/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    CPAC 2013 Opening Speaker Ken Cuccinelli 

    You may need to toggle over to the correct video.  Sorry.

     
  • just a conservative girl 3:25 PM on 03/12/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Won’t You Go Home Bill Bolling 

    Well the truth is that Lt. Governor Bill Bolling did decide today not to make an independent run for the governor of Virginia.  The talk that he may seek an independent bid has been going on for several months now, since he decided to forgo a run for the GOP nomination.

    “Based on my discussions with key donors over the past three weeks, I was confident I could raise enough money to run a competitive campaign, but I was not confident I could raise enough money to run a winning campaign,” Bolling said. “Running as an Independent candidate would have required me to sever my longstanding relationship with the Republican Party. While I am very concerned about the current direction of the Republican Party, I still have many dear friends in the Republican Party, people who have been incredibly supportive of me over the years.”

    Now, I want to make perfectly clear that I had intended to support Bolling at the upcoming convention in May.  So I am not some huge AG Cuccinelli supporter.  I have some issues with Ken; issues that are primarily based on some inside info that I know about and will not go into in this public forum.  But, suffice it to say, I will still be supporting Ken in the primary election.  His the ideal candidate to me?  No, but he is a far cry better than Terry McAuliffe.

    For those that may need some background, Bill Bolling is serving his second four-year term as Lt. Governor.  Four years ago he made a half-hearted attempt at running for governor, and rightly decided that he wouldn’t try to get the nomination.  Now many say he gave up his own ambition because it was right for the party.  Maybe.  But, the truth is that he didn’t have a chance to get the nomination in a head to head race with now Gov. Bob McDonnell. Many say that he is somehow owed this nomination due to that.

    Seriously?  C’mon folks.  The nomination isn’t due to anyone.  I can’t stand this whole he is next line thinking that the GOP has been employing for years and years.  What exactly has that thinking gotten us?  I will tell you what it got us, John McCain and Mitt Romney going against Obama.  Now I will be willing to admit that Romney would have a much better chance to going against Obama in 08 then he did in 12.   There was no way to deny how much trouble the economy was in four years ago.  There were ways to do that last year.

    Another thing I found very comical about all the going back and forth over the past few months is the fact that very same people who were supporting Bolling’s indie run were the same people who said I “had” to vote for Romney and put my principles aside.  It was the “right” thing to do.  I was supporting the party.  The very same party that has time and time again pushed against my belief system and consistently raised taxes and increased spending, even on a state level.  The last session of the Virginia legislator just recently raised taxes in what is said to be the largest tax increase in Commonwealth history.  It is also raised taxes in an inconsistent basis.  Some counties will have to pay higher taxes than others.  Which seems not to hold the muster by the Virginia Constitution.

    Moreover, simply calling a measure a “regional congestion-relief fee” doesn’t change the reality that this is really a tax on real estate. Proponents of the deal will reject that, saying it is a transaction fee. But it is not a flat fee. Instead, the amount paid is tied to the price of the land — reflecting real estate conditions, the surrounding neighborhood and more. That’s a tax, and the state Supreme Court ruled as much in 2008, when it struck down the General Assembly’s previous attempt to impose a regional congestion fee.

    These are the people who I am supposed to support?  Look, I get that transportation issues in the state have to be addressed, especially in the Northern Virginia area, but that doesn’t mean that this tax hike is going to solve the problem.  A big part of the problem is the cronyism that goes on within the Virginia Department of Transportation, which of course increases costs.   So much of the budget is wasted.   I lived there for 17 years, and I would watch them tear up a road, pave it, then tear it up again.  I am supposed to pay higher taxes simply because the people who are hired can’t do the job properly the first time?

    I am sure that many are crying in their milk today that Bolling has deciding to take his ball and go home.  My question to them is that if a more conservative candidate toys with the idea of running an independent bid will be as open-minded to it?   Somehow I don’t think so.  During the past few months I have been called a bully.  Really?  Me, a bully?  Hardly.  I have been writing this blog for close to four years, how often have you heard me call people names?  I don’t do that nor do I like when others do.  I see that as unproductive and childish.   Another thing that those pushing this run seem to fail to mention are a few facts.  Ken Cuccinelli got a larger percentage of the vote four years ago then the governor did.  Ken Cuccinelli also ran and won in Fairfax County, VA when he was serving in the state legislator.  For those that don’t know, Fairfax County is one of the bluest counties in the state.  Every credible poll puts this a very tight race, one that Ken could easily win.

    So, for the people who are all upset about Bill Bolling, it is time to dry your tears and get on board.  That is what you told me a year ago.

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 10:16 AM on 11/28/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Bill Bolling’s Statement on Suspending Race for Virginia Governor 

    Friends,

    When I was growing up my dad was a coal miner and my mom waited tables. We didn’t have much, but my parents instilled in me a love of Virginia. I never dreamed that I would one day have a chance to help lead this wonderful state, but thanks to you, that has been my privilege.

    Throughout my 21 years in public service I have done my best to stand strong for our shared conservative values, while at the same time working with Republicans and Democrats to get things done in state government. I think that effort has been successful, and I hope you agree.

    For the past seven years I have had the honor of serving as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, and it had been my intention to seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor in 2013. However, not everything we want in life is meant to be.

    I am writing to advise you that after a great deal of consideration I have decided to suspend my campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor of Virginia. Needless to say, this was a very difficult decision for me, and I know it will come as a surprise and disappointment to you, but I am confident it is the right decision.

    Four years ago I decided to set my personal ambition to be Governor aside and join with Bob McDonnell to create a united Republican ticket. Time has proven the wisdom of that decision. Governor McDonnell and I were elected in 2009 by historic margins, and for the past three years we have successfully worked together to get Virginia back on the right track.

    I had hoped that Attorney General Cuccinelli and I would be able to form that same kind of united Republican ticket in 2013. However, late last year Mr. Cuccinelli unexpectedly announced that he intended to challenge me for the Republican Party’s nomination for Governor.

    While I was surprised and disappointed by Mr. Cuccinelli’s decision, I was confident in my ability to win our party’s nomination for Governor in a statewide primary election, which was the method of nomination that had previously been adopted by the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia.

    However, in June of this year the newly constituted State Central Committee voted to change the manner in which we will nominate our candidates in 2013 from a statewide primary to a closed party convention. While I did not support that decision, it had a dramatic impact on the 2013 campaign.

    For the past several months my campaign team has worked hard to restructure our campaign to effectively compete in the convention process. While we have made a great deal of progress, I reluctantly concluded that the decision to change the method of nomination from a primary to a convention created too many obstacles for us to overcome.

    In addition, I know how divisive conventions can be, and I was concerned that a prolonged campaign between Mr. Cuccinelli and me could create deep divisions within our party. The convention process would have forced Republican activists to take sides against their friends in local committees all across our state. The wounds that can develop from that type of process are often difficult to heal.

    Conventions are by their very nature exclusive, and at a time when we need to be projecting a positive image and reaching out to involve more Virginians in the Republican Party, I am unwilling to be part of a process that could seriously damage our image and appeal.

    While it may have been in my self-interest to have continued the campaign and done my best to win without regard to the consequences of those actions, I have never chosen to place my self-interest ahead of our Party’s best interest, and I will not do so now.

    I know that my decision will surprise most people and disappoint many people, but I’m confident it is the right decision. I hope that my friends and supporters, as well as those who have chosen to support Mr. Cuccinelli, will respect and appreciate the reasons for my decision.

    It has been a great honor to serve as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia for the past seven years, and I wouldn’t trade the experiences and opportunities we have had for anything in the world. You helped make that possible, and for that I will always be grateful.

    I look forward to serving the remainder of my term as Lieutenant Governor and as Virginia’s Chief Jobs Creation Officer, and working with Governor McDonnell and the rest of our great team to build a better Virginia.

    I want to personally thank everyone who has done so much to support Jean Ann and me over the years, and I especially want to thank the thousands of people who had already pledged their support to my campaign for Governor. Your support means more to us than words can express. My greatest regret in suspending my campaign is the thought that I have let you down.

    In the coming days Jean Ann and I will be evaluating our future political options. I love Virginia and I value public service a great deal. I assure you that I will continue to look for ways to make a contribution to the public life of our Commonwealth.

    I can tell you this, I intend to remain actively involved in the 2013 campaigns – perhaps not as the Republican nominee for Governor, but as a more independent voice, making certain that the candidates keep their focus on the important issues facing our state and offer a positive and realistic vision for effectively and responsibly leading Virginia.

    Thanks again for your friendship, confidence and support. It is a privilege to serve you, and I look forward to seeing you soon in our travels across Virginia.

    Sincerely,

    Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling

     

    Is it just me or does this reak of victimhood?  

     
    • Don 1:11 AM on 11/29/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Well, no matter how he phrased things, it would probably come across that way. The better course would more than likely been to have just withdrawn quietly and continue to be the voice of the party as he mentions in the last part of his statement.

  • just a conservative girl 6:48 PM on 01/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Edition 

    “It is worse than our immigration policies, you can’t break up rat families or racoons and all the rest, and you can’t even kill them. It’s unbelievable.”

    Ken Cuccinelli on D.C. Wildlife Protection Act which into effect in 2011.

    You see, you are no longer allowed to kill those pests that get into your home.  You must capture them humanely.  Not only must you capture the one in your home, you then have to go and find the whole family.  Mrs. Rat and Jr have to be kept with him.  They then have to relocate them.  But, since rats are able to find their way back to their locations from about 25 miles, the only way to get rid of them when you are in D.C. is to bring them to Virginia (I guess Maryland, too).  So I already have to deal with the rats who occupy congress, I get the real rats from D.C. too.

    Awesome.

     
  • Jill 10:08 AM on 08/24/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Cuccinelli of VA says state can regulate abortion clinics 

    Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia, plays hardball on the abortion issue:

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has concluded that the state can impose stricter oversight over clinics that perform abortions, a move immediately decried by abortion-rights organizations and others as an attempt to circumvent the General Assembly, which has repeatedly rejected similar measures.
    Cuccinelli’s legal opinion empowers the Board of Health, if it chooses, to require the clinics to meet hospital-type standards. Abortion-rights advocates say that could force some clinics to close because they would be unable to afford to meet the new requirements.

    Can’t afford it? Really? Shedding no tears here for the truly obscene profits of the abortion industry.

    Cuccinelli’s opinion:

    “It is my opinion that the Commonwealth has the authority to promulgate regulations for facilities in which first trimester abortions are performed as well as providers of first trimester abortions, so long as the regulations adhere to constitutional limitations,” Cuccinelli (R) wrote in his opinion, released Monday.Cuccinelli declined to be interviewed, but his spokesman said in a statement that the regulations must comply with Roe. v. Wade.

    Abortion-rights advocates said they are not surprised by Cuccinelli’s decision and predicted that if the Board of Health acts on his opinion, the regulations could prompt the shutdown of 17 of the state’s 21 clinics performing abortions.

    I hope that’s true. But it sounds like the abortion industry trying to scare its very large customer base into political reaction.

    That Cuccinelli must be demonized should go without saying:

    “It is frightening to think of what Cuccinelli will do next,” said Del. Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), House minority whip. “The public needs to understand how reckless he is. He is not working on what is important to Virginia consumers. Instead, he is focusing on his own extreme ideology.”

    Ah yes, that “extreme ideology” which maintains that 1) unborn children ought not be scraped or suctioned from the womb, and 2) abortion outlets out to be held to rigorous safety standards. The Post provides a shocking summary of Cuccinelli’s crimes thus far:

    In his seven months in office, Cuccinelli has sued the federal government over new health-care rules; waded into the national immigration debate, saying law enforcement can ask about immigration status; and launched an investigation into whether a former University of Virginia professor and climate scientist manipulated data to reach his conclusions about global warming.

    Yeah, baby. That’s what we’re talking about. Let me be the first to say it: Ken Cuccinelli for President in 20-whatever. He’s only 42 so there’s plenty of time.


    Back to reality. It will be up to the Board of Health to take action:

    It’s unlikely that any changes would occur soon. The 15-member board is appointed by the governor. Eleven board members were named by former governor Timothy M. Kaine (D), and there are four vacancies. [. . .]

    In his legal opinion, Cuccinelli concluded that the Board of Health, which regulates hospitals and nursing homes, has the authority to write new regulations requiring that doctors who perform abortions at the clinics hold hospital privileges, counselors have professional training and buildings undergo structural changes. The legal opinion is not binding, and the board must decide how to proceed.

    Whatever happened to “safe and legal”?

    “The state has long regulated outpatient surgical facilities and personnel to ensure a certain level of protection for patients,” Cuccinelli spokesman Brian Gottstein said. “There is no reason to hold facilities providing abortion services to any lesser standard for their patients. Even pharmacies, funeral homes and veterinary clinics are regulated by the state.”

    So there’s a chance that Virginia’s abortion shops will someday be forced to raise their safety standards to the level you find when you take your cat to the vet to be spayed.

    Because the abortion industry really cares about the welfare of women. See Cassy Fiano for more on that.

    Cross-posted at P&P and the Green Room.

     
    • backyardconservative 12:55 PM on 08/24/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Cuccinelli is a very impressive AG. Activist in the conservative mode, righting wrongs. It’s about time. Great leadership.

    • heather 12:28 AM on 08/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Abortion is an ancient practice that all women have used for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the safest medical procedures in the field of reproductive health. There is no reason that abortion clinics need additional restrictions and oversight. Rather, clinics need to be available to all women. For more of the history, visit http://www.4000yearsforchoice.com. Abortion providers are heros! Celebrate clinics! Trust women! Abortion is a human right!

      • Jill 6:15 AM on 08/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for the slogans. Slavery has a long, proud history, too. Both abortion and slavery forget one thing — the dignity and worth of the human being whose rights and existence are sacrificed for the convenience and profit of the powerful.

      • sherry 4:21 PM on 08/25/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Sparta had a proud history of destorying infants too. The clinics are butcheries that willingly decieve the frightened, the poor and the uninformed, that manipulate to their own ends, and that do not actually believe in choice –hence the resistance to ultrasounds, desire to destroy alternatives like pregnancy centers, and need to heckle, berate and insult anyone who disagrees and is willing to say so publically.

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