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Posted on 02/27/2013 4:49:27 AM PST by Perdogg
Gov Bob McDonnell (VA) on WMAL at 8:30am after news and traffic with Brain and Larry.
Mr. ‘No New Taxes’ McDonnell has some ‘splainin’ to do.
Someone might ask him why he is is quietly sticking a shiv in Ken Cucinelli and paving the way for a Democrat Governor. He and his toadie Bolling should just retire to Fairfax and make ads for Democrats as “moderate Republicans.” The guy is joke as is the whole VA GOP North of Fredericksburg.
It’s sad when I look back at the last three GOP Govs in VA and the only one who actually governed as a conservative was George Allen.
Ironically, McDonnell is from Virginia Beach so we figured he might be favorable, but he has repeatedly stabbed us in the back, turning our region into a ring of fire with the damned tolls while Northern Virginia continues to get free rides on our backs. Even in his planned toll of I95, the toll booth will be in Fredericksburg so everyone North of there doesn’t pay anything. Frankly, I’d rather have Kaine as governor. At least under Kaine, nothing got done, which is better than this compromise.
The good news is Cuccinelli’s opponent is Terry McAulliff so he still has a chance. Governors’ race is also an off year so the blacks won’t turn out like they do for Obama and Bobby Scott.
According to McDonnell, this doesn’t expand Medicaid per Obamacare. Remember people in NoVa will have to pay higher sales taxes to cover road cost.
Macauliffe is a weasel of the first order and will try very hard to get blacks and libs to vote “early”...it’ll be interesting to see if he can get away with it like Obozo and Kaine did.
You got that right. Kilgore would have been even better.
That’s amazing. I had no idea. It’s clear that if I’m going to fulfill my lifelong dream of living in VA, it will be important to think pretty carefully about where to go.
Kaine had a very weak opponent who had trouble putting 3 sentences together. He won (his governor’s race) because he was able to take the white suburban vote not because he turned out the blacks. Meanwhile, Mark Warner won his governor’s race by running as a conservative and by capitalizing on Jim Gilmore’s incompetence. The Virginia governor off-year election really doesn’t fair well for liberals running as liberals and McAulliffe is going to have a hard time running from his past where as Warner had no past aside from his business record, making it easy for him to claim the fiscal conservative mantle. I think it is Cuccinelli’s to lose... he needs to be very careful because the media will be out to get him, but I think he has it without any major gaffes.
Just stay away from the coast, Northern Virginia, and Richmond. I am partial to the Blue Ridge mountains, where I lived happily for many years.
Ahhhhhh, from your lips to God’s ears!
Weakness in candidates seems to be a VA GOP trait...
Got to get rid of them.
I live on the southside so it looks like I will never attend a function on the peninsula again.
Kilgore voted for the transportation bill. He is no conservative.
Chesapeake impact crater:
Head to the Northern Neck or West of the Blue Ridge.
Rappahannock? Orange? I am going to need to have a job of some kind, probably in a medical-administrative area, and my sense is that there just aren’t any jobs in the Valley.
I’m very familiar with VA north of 64; south of it, my knowledge of the areas starts to get more shaky. Advice is welcome.
My grandfather was born in Gordonsville. He lived in Orange for a spell as well as Charlottesville. But for me, my image of 'home' will always be Augusta County. I will get back there one day.
God bless the Commonwealth
You’re right; unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of work south of 64. I don’t know much about that line of work, but it sounds like you’ll want to stay close to the cities. Lynchburg, Lexington and Roanoke are all really nice; I used to live in that area. Blacksburg is fine if you don’t mind being near the school.
If you want something a little more rural, southwest Virginia has a few hospitals. Big Stone (which isn’t too far from my family’s homestead) comes immediately to mind.
The CBBT toll has been in place since it was opened (albeit with hikes over the years.) Unlike many of the other proposals, the CBBT is almost, if not entirely, self sufficient from the tolls.
Tidewater, south of 64, isn’t too bad yet. Our congress critter is Randy Forbes who is pretty conservative but is presently hysterical over the military cuts in sequestration. Our delegate is Rick Morris, a Repub who ousted an entrenched dem but just voted for the tax hike. Louise Lucas is another local politician who’s famous for her calling anyone against Obozo as a RACIST. Slowly, things may be getting bluer here as the traditional farming community gets squeezed out but right now it’s tolerable.
My kid just bought in Front Royal, very red and traditional still and is only an hour, without traffic, from DC environs. It’s right on the Shennandoah R. with lots of outdoor stuff to do, lots of history and stunning views. House prices are still reasonable. Also, it’s on I-81 so easy to go north and south on east coast without getting on hideous I-95.
Just to further explain, I was referring to Tidewater/Hampton Roads area, to the west...There are many medical practices as well as hospitals in the area, the big ones are in Norfolk but others are on the Penninsula. Williamsburg is big lib town because of Wm and Mary, parts of Newport News and most of Hampton are blue also.
Yes, a few of those tolls already exist: the CBBT, the Jordan Bridge, the Coleman Bridge and the Chesapeake Expressway. The Downtown Tunnel, MLK Expressway, Midtown Tunnel, and US Route 460 are all under contract and tolls will be going up this year (McDonnell’s doing). The HRBT, MMBT, and JRB tolls have not been contracted yet and will be the most crippling of all to the region. This is an old ring of fire map that does not include planned tolls on I64 and I95 either. Good thing Tollbooth Bob only has 4 years to do his damage and government works slowly.
He does a monthly “Ask the Governor” program on WRVA in Richmond. He won’t escape having to answer to the rest of Virginia.
Rap and Orange have a bunch of weekenders and hippies. But there are employment opportunities in Warrenton, Culpepper and Charlottesville. But the lib stench is all over the areas in many cases. Honestly, aside from inside the Valley, the one place that maintains it’s character and patriotism is the Neck. Maybe it’s the historical isolation, but outside of some places on the Middle Peninsula and Eastern Shore, there is nowhere east of the Valley and North of Richmond with much sense anymore. The Neck actually needs skilled folks in many cases but it’s not the most economically advantaged area. I would start with Rappahannock Medical Center in Kilmarnock or some facilities in Warsaw or Montross. Also, the area around Dahlgren is growing because of Navsea. That’s a gig where you can live in any number of great places and still be at work in 30 minutes. Good luck.