Tag: Loudoun County
In addition to Macbeth, others elected on Ssturday include: former Sterling candidate and OFA Sterling lead Dan Lloyd as Vice Chair; former Blue Ridge District Chair Joe Pabis as Vice Chair; Jenniffer DeNigris-Kalinowski as Secretary (returning; was secretary last term); and Sterling CPA Hari Scharma as Treasurer. Good luck to everyone!
At the local committee level, though, we're seeing a bit more ferment right now. Over at NLS, Ben reports that "In York/Poquoson, the new Chair is Jake Evans, a 21 year old local student." Congratulations to Jake, talk about a youth movement!
On a far less pleasant note, Ben reports that "Party switcher Chris Wade who ran for Supervisor as a "Democrat" this year (voting in his first Democratic Primary for himself) was elected Co-Chair of the Braddock District Democratic Committee." Now, to be clear, I have ZERO problem with party switchers from "R" to "D." Recall that I "drafted" one of them -- Jim Webb for Senate in 2006 -- and worked for his campaign. So what's the difference between Chris Wade and Jim Webb (other than that Chris Wade is NO Jim Webb in any way, shape or form)? Simple: Jim Webb explained, repeatedly and persuasively, the thought process that led him to move from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party. In Chris Wade's case, there STILL, believe it or not, has been no explanation for how he went from self-identified "strong McCain-Palin supporter" in 2008 (3 years ago) to suddenly a "Democrat" today. So, what's Wade doing as a Democrat, and what in bloody you-know-where is Wade doing being ELECTED to a Democratic Committee?!? What I'm hearing is that, for whatever reason(s), Wade is seen by certain "powers that be" as a potential Democratic candidate in the future. Why, I have no idea, but it's certainly not based on Wade's efforts for Democrats over the years, that's for sure. Terrible choice by the Braddock District Democratic Committee.
In other news, I'm hearing that Evan Macbeth (pictured with Mark Warner above) is highly likely to be elected the next chair of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee on January 7 (he was the only announced candidate as of a few days ago, after Andy Resnick pulled out of the running). I think that's great news, as LCDC is in desperate need of having strong, energetic, dynamic new leadership, which Evan will provide. Evan's challenges basically involve picking up the pieces -- actually, more like rubble -- from the Mike Turner years as LCDC chair. That includes a 9-0 Republican Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, former LCDC members running around endorsing against their own party, and general dysfucntion all around (come to think of it, LCDC isn't that dissimilar to that other Macbeth - Shakespeare's, including the intrigue, backstabbing, deceit, etc.). I wish Evan Macbeth the best of luck in pulling together all the REAL Democrats in Loudoun County and in reenergizing the LCDC!
Lots more on the "flip," including the coup attempt against Bruce Roemmelt and the wackiness in FCDC that needs to be stopped.
Yes, it's our old friend Eugene Delgaudio (see here, here, here, here, and here for more), this time brought to you by the Republican bloggers at Too Conservative. Yes, even Republican bloggers at a site called "Too Conservative" think that Eugene Delgaudio is an embarrassment to Loudoun County, with front-page blogger "Lloyd the Idiot" writing, "Frankly, even if he were to shovel my driveway, cook my dinner and wipe my kids' butts, no level of constituent service could justify voting for, much less openly supporting, such an individual." And, as Loudoun Insider adds:
These social conservatives running the county now don't think of homosexuals as anything but abominations. Loudoun County is set to be known as the epicenter of anti-gay activism again with Eugene and Dick Black in power together. Do you think that will have any impact at all on their never ending campaign slogans to bring big businesses to Loudoun County????
Great stuff, huh? The question is, who are the people, and what on earth is wrong with them, who keep voting to put Eugene Delgaudio back in office, election after election?
P.S. Click on the image to "embiggen," and see the "flip" for more.
Thanks to Dominic Gabello, Ashley Mitchell, and Allison Jaslow for the excellent photos (more on the "flip"; also, click to "embiggen") from today's Loudoun County Democratic GOTV rally. Looks like a good crowd and some great Democrats -- former Rep. Tom Perriello, Sen. Jim Webb, former Gov. Tim Kaine, State Senate candidate Shawn Mitchell, State Senator Mark Herring, and House of Delegates candidate Mike Kondratick. Go git'em!