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Call to Action for Davis and Mumpower

It seems that the campaign season is never-ending.  Because of Tom Perriello and Rick Boucher's losses, we have a real opportunity to help elect a Democratic State Senator and House of Delegates Member on January 11th.  Hank Davis, chair of the Pittsylvania Board Of Supervisors, is running against Bill Stanley, Chair of the 5th District GOP Committee, for Robert Hurt's Senate seat. Democrat Ginger Mumford is running against Greg Habeeb for Morgan Griffith's House seat.

I've spoken with Davis' Campaign Manger, Donny Draper, and he says they need help with phone banks.  Donny stated they are setting up virtual phone banks so we can call into the 19th district from the comfort of our homes to help get votes for Hank Davis. Though, I've not spoken with anyone in the Mumford campaign, I'm certain they could use help as well.

Below are links to their online campaign sites:

Ginger Mumpower:

Hank Davis:

Let's support these Democrats in their efforts!

Pelosi-Reid Liberal Agenda to be repeated until 2012?

Nancy Pelosi elected Minority Leader in the House of Representatives?  Don't get me wrong, I like her.  I think she was extremely effective as Speaker of the House passing landmark legislation during the 111th Congress.  But, I also recognize that in doing so, she alienated millions of Americans who had lost their jobs.  Whether fair or not, it seemed to the public she did little to help them.  

Maybe Tom Perriello, Rick Boucher, and Glenn Nye lost their elections because Democrats stayed home and the Republicans were more energized.  The Republicans, and their US Chamber of Commerce co-horts, were artful in connecting Democratic candidates across the country to the Pelosi-Reid liberal agenda.  In successfully demonizing Nancy Pelosi as the left-wing, San Francisco liberal that she is, they also demoralized  democratic voters who chose to stay home rather than support the candidates they elected in 2008.

So why would House Dems put Pelosi back in a position of power?  Some say to hold President Obama's feet to the fire and keep him center left.  Some say because she is such a good fundraiser.  Some say because she oversaw the rise of power of the Democrats beginning with the 2006 election.  

I ask what about the fall of the Democrats in the 2010 election?  If she can be given credit for 2006 and 2008, why can't she accept responsibility for 2010?  

House Democrats, in my opinion,  have made a huge tactical error by electing Pelosi as the minority leader.  House Democrats have just ensured that Republicans will use the Pelosi-Reid liberal agenda theme from now until  2012.  Why wouldn't they?  They just won 60 plus seats with that theme.  How many more can they get in 2012 by driving that theme home over the next two years?

Cheney, even in illness just couldn’t resist

On the news tonight, I watched with my regular disgust as former Vice President Dick Cheney extolled the virtues of George Bush at the groundbreaking of Bush's Library at SMU.  The Vice President looks frail--a much smaller version of the cheeky, self-engrossed war monger we saw during the Bush Presidency.  He sounded short-of-breath at times.  I actually felt bad for him.  But alas, about a minute or so into his speech, he couldn't resist leveling a zinger at President Obama with a smirky smile.  The link to his speech is here:

Even George Bush has offered President Obama the courtesy that the previous administration should not criticize a sitting President and/or his administration.  That's obviously a lesson Mr. Cheney has forgotten, or never learned.

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