All You Need to Know About Jill Vogel Summarized in One Tweet...

All You Need to Know About Jill Vogel Summarized in One Tweet About E.W. Jackson

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According to crazed bigot and all-around extremist EW Jackson, “the most fundamental test for my support of any candidate is not only whether the person is right on policy, but whether he or she has the integrity to earn my trust,” and Republican 2017 LG candidate, State Sen. Jill Vogel, clears that low, low bar. For a reminder of how heinous EW Jackson is, see a million posts, such as EW Jackson Defends Trump, Claims “political Islam…responsible for the murder of 270 million people”, E.W. Jackson: “Coming Out Day” is “reminiscent of the communist cells established to keep everyone in line”, EW Jackson Rants About “rainbow military uniforms”; “transgender madness”, E.W. Jackson Warns: “Rising Tide of Homosexual Intolerance” Could Cost Christians Their Lives, and much, much more. The fact that Vogel would not only accept Jackson’s endorsement but TOUT it really says everything you need to know about her. I mean, if she had any sense, she would have done what Hillary Clinton did when Charles Koch said he could see himself voting for her — say NO THANKS (and/or run screaming in the opposite direction)!

  • Di Read

    E. W. Jackson seems like a madman to me.

    As for Tim Kaine’s being a veep–I hope not. That spot should be filled by someone who could take over if anything happened to the president, and he doesn’t have the chops.

    • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

      Yes, Jackson’s a madman, based on hundreds of bat***-crazy comments over many years. As for Kaine, what specifically makes you say that he “doesn’t have the chops?” As far as I can tell, he’s got more “chops” than anyone else I’ve heard mentioned as Dem VP possibilities (although certainly Elizabeth Warren rocks!).

      • Di Read

        What has he ever done in the Senate to distinguish himself? Which legislation has he sponsored? He’s a nice enough guy, but that’s all there is to say about him, as far as I know.

        • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

          Yeah, ok, I couldn’t disagree more strongly with you on this one. While I had my issues with Kaine when he was governor of Virginia, I’ve been very pleased with his work in the US Senate. From Kaine’s Senate website, here’s just a short list of the work he’s done there (and keep in mind, almost nothing is getting passed through Congress thanks to Republican obstructionism):

          In the Senate, he serves on the Armed Services, Budget, Foreign Relations and Aging Committees. He is Ranking Member of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International Development.

          Tim’s Armed Services work focuses on crafting smart defense strategy in a changing world and also enables him to tackle a personal mission – the reduction of unemployment among veterans, especially Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans. His first piece of legislation in the Senate, the Troop Talent Act of 2013, established new standards to help active duty servicemembers attain civilian credentials for military skills to assist their transition into the workforce. In his committee role, Tim has also worked to secure key Virginia priorities in the past three defense bills, including the refueling and overhaul of the Norfolk-based U.S.S. George Washington in the 2015 Authorization and preservation of the U.S. Navy’s 11-aircraft carrier fleet and thousands of jobs across Hampton Roads in the 2016 Authorization.

          On Foreign Relations, Tim works to enhance American diplomatic leadership, with a special focus on the Middle East and Latin America. He is a leading voice in efforts to expand the role of Congress on foreign policy and improve the way Congress and the President consult on matters of war, peace and diplomacy. Tim has introduced bipartisan legislation to revise the War Powers Resolution of 1973 and has pushed Congress to finally vote to authorize the ongoing U.S. military action against ISIL. In addition, Tim coauthored the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, establishing the process for congressional review of the diplomatic effort to block any Iranian nuclear weapons program. He is one of the Senate’s few members fluent in Spanish and serves as honorary chairman of the US-Spain Council.

          On the Budget Committee, Tim used his experience making tough budget decisions in local and state office in Virginia to help Congress pass a two-year budget agreement in 2013 to offset the worst impacts of sequestration that had disproportionately impacted the Commonwealth. As a harsh critic of sequestration and an advocate for biennial budgeting, Tim strongly supported the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 for continuing to scale back sequestration cuts and providing for two more years of budgetary certainty.

          Tim is a founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, which focuses on improving access to CTE programs to ensure that students of all ages are prepared with the skills they need for the jobs of the 21st century. Many of his proposals to advance CTE were included in the 2015 re-write of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Tim also supports expanding economic opportunity through infrastructure investment, immigration reform and smart strategies to expand affordable health care access.

          In the 114th Congress, Tim has introduced many pieces of important legislation for Virginia, including a bill to recognize six Virginia Indian tribes. Inspired by a discussion he had with advocates for sexual assault survivors at the University of Virginia, Tim championed successful legislation to encourage public secondary schools to teach students about how to prevent dating violence and sexual assault. And after numerous discussions with recovering addicts, families, medical professionals and law enforcement officials about the growing opioid epidemic in Virginia, Tim introduced legislation to increase access to life-saving overdose medication and prevent drug-related deaths.

          In the 113th Congress, Tim introduced legislation to preserve the Commonwealth’s historic Civil War battlegrounds, which President Obama signed into law. He also worked to pass bipartisan legislation to expand pediatric cancer research at the National Institutes of Health in honor of Gabriella Miller, a young girl from Leesburg, Virginia who lost her battle with brain cancer in October 2013.

          Tim has focused closely on climate change and its effects on Virginia, especially sea level rise and flooding. In 2014, he co-hosted a bipartisan conference that brought together policymakers, experts and regional stakeholders to discuss strategies to combat the threat that these challenges pose to Hampton Roads.

          • Di Read

            Thank you! I stand corrected and apologize for my previous remarks. His record is impressive. It’s just that one never hears about it!