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Secret Polls & Primary Favoritism: Revelations from SD 12

By Josh Stanfield of Activate Virginia Delegate Debra Rodman, of Henrico’s 73rd House District, announced today that she will seek the Democratic nomination for State...

Should Del. Debra Rodman (D) Run for Reelection or Step Up...

Should first-term Del. Debra Rodman (D-HD73; Henrico County; 53% Northam district) run for reelection or step up and run for State Senate against incumbent...

Help Melissa Dart Hit the Target for Henrico School Board Vacancy!

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, the Henrico County School Board will hold a public input session as part of the selection process to fill...

After November 7, Henrico County Supervisors Pat O’Bannon (R) and Tommy...

I recently looked at Fairfax County and Loudoun County in more detail, with an eye towards what (if anything) the 2017 gubernatorial results might...

No Racial Politics? Local Henrico BoS Republican Candidate Witte Revealed as...

by ChrystalD In June 2017 Prince William Board of Supervisor Chair and former Trump Campaign Chairman in Virginia Corey Stewart, known for posing in front of...

VA GOP Using Russian-Style Manipulation in Local Election.

by ChrystalD It is time for people in Henrico County, Virginia, and the United States to take a stand against political tactics that prey on people’s...

Whiff of Desperation in Henrico: Is that Eau de Putin...

OK, it's on a small and very amateur scale compared to what the big boys have been up to, I'll admit, but the Virginia...

“Ugly” GOP Mailer in Henrico County, Virginia: “This Dog Whistle Hearkens...

by Bert Berlin Yes, I'm a grumpy old man. Yes, I'm a curmudgeon. But this time, Virginia Republicans have really gone too far. I am currently looking...

Crucial Election in Henrico This November Could Put Dems in Control...

There was some important news I initially missed this past Saturday, as I was out at the climate march, live blogging the first Virginia...

Tiny Tempests Fill the Tea Party Pot

This sign alongside I-295 outside Richmond must mean something to someone, but the message is too vague for most. The fellow that was cutting the field where it stands stopped to remark,"...like it?...it's about one vote out of hundreds that Cantor has cast. These tea party people..." shaking his head.

It is hard to tell if they ran out of sign, out of English, or out of message, but this is representative of the half-baked, oversimplified, emotional positions that too many tea partiers relish. Not to defend Eric Cantor, but this kind of obtuse criticism is the sort of unconstructive behavior that accomplishes nothing. It is something of a political primal scream by citizens whose alternative universe relies on a carefully collected set of post hoc ergo proctor hoc observations they use to explain circumstances beyond their control and which they do not want to accept because that would collapse an invalid assumption or two used to balance their realities. They are voodoo voters and right now they represent the margin the Republicans believe can deliver the White House in 2012. Drawing focus away from the already won evangelical right which shares the belief that conjuring up fear trumps the sleeves-up hard work required to solve problems with real solutions, the sippers make the evangelical right look...reasonable, respectable, mainstream Republican.

They are the ilk who will argue that Sarah Palin's keen intellect causes the media to misunderestimate and misinterpret her at every turn. Blind faith trumps cold facts. But the reassuring thing is that that fellow operating that tractor wasn't fooled. And fortunately there are a heck of a lot more of him than them.