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Who Will Control The Army Of Northern Virginia?
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 11/2/2010 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 11/02/2010 10:37:21 AM PDT by Slyscribe

Your humble correspondent lives in Arlington County, part of Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. It’s a Democratic stronghold in the otherwise red state of Virginia. That’s due to the large number of government workers residing there as well as the region’s demographic shift over the last decade, becoming one of the most ethnically diverse regions of the country. Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., has held the seat for 20 years, winning re-election easily each time.

So it was no surprise that two years ago the line at my local polling place was quite long. This year, however, turnout was a lot lighter

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: congress; connolly; democrats; moran

1 posted on 11/02/2010 10:37:29 AM PDT by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

Jim Moran flip-flopped on his maiden speech in the House in January, 1991.

I’ll never forget that.

He is a tower of jello.

And don’t you know it, he hails from Massachusetts.

Gee, what a surprise, huh?


2 posted on 11/02/2010 10:39:44 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Slyscribe
It’s a Democratic stronghold in the otherwise red state of Virginia. That’s due to the large number of government workers residing there as well as the region’s demographic shift over the last decade

IIRC it's also a RAT stronghold because the district lines were deliberately drawn in a way to pack a large number of RATS into one district--so that the other two in NOVA would have a chance of electing the GOP candidate.

3 posted on 11/02/2010 10:39:55 AM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: Slyscribe
"Moron" used to be my congress-critter. No Republican could survive pleading "no contest" to corruption charges while Vice-Mayor of some place--and some domestic violence complainst. Worse, this jerk recently said that his Republican opponent, a 24 year military vet, didn't know what public service is.

Now I am in Connelly's district. Normally, when a poll working Dim tries to give me a sample ballot, I just say "No Thank You." Today, it was "Heavens No!" I felt the urge to scream at the guy and ask "what in the hell are you Democrats thinking???" I suppressed my urge.

While I cringe at the thought of validating State Run Media memes, I really am an angry white guy this year.

4 posted on 11/02/2010 10:43:24 AM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Slyscribe

I’m originally from Roanoke in SW VA. We always called the state NOVA and ROVA, Northern Va and the the rest of Va, as the northern part always seems more liberal.


5 posted on 11/02/2010 10:44:30 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: gattaca
We always called the state NOVA and ROVA, Northern Va and the the rest of Va, as the northern part always seems more liberal.

I lived for a while in NOVA. It was more liberal as it is filled with Gov workers and others who make their living from large federal budgets.

6 posted on 11/02/2010 10:49:14 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Slyscribe

General Robert E. Lee commands the Army of Northern Virginia. Enough said! LOL!


7 posted on 11/02/2010 10:50:16 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: rhombus

Lods of make work Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac workers losing trillions. The scum on Wall Street just fleece Fannie and Freddie. It is like taking postal workers and making them bond and derivatives traders.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 10:58:31 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Slyscribe

Loudoun County bump


9 posted on 11/02/2010 11:04:39 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: freespirited
Moran's district goes up one side of a street in many places ~ catching Democrats where they lie.

It's possibly the most gerrymandered district in America ~ and weighted so heavy with Democrats that he can't lose UNLESS a disaster happens.

I think a disaster happened recently.

I used to be in Moran's district but my good buddies in the legislature moved me out of the district ~where Canoli (Connolly) is currently Congresscritter.

Even Moran isn't planning a victory celebration tonight.

10 posted on 11/02/2010 11:05:18 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Slyscribe

Voted in northern Virginia (Jim Moron’s district) around 10:30. Big line, took 20 minutes to get to the machine, noted most (maybe 20 out of 25)of the people in line had GOP ballots in hand. Wouldn’t it be sweet if ....

Nah, this is NoVA, it couldn’t happen. Or could it?

(I posted this earlier to the Election Day thread)


11 posted on 11/02/2010 11:08:39 AM PDT by black_diamond
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To: rhombus
You guys are always blaming Liberalism on "government workers" in Northern Virginia.

Alas, it's Leftwingtard Lobbyists and Leftwingtard non-profit organizations. If it were to government employees, it'd be kind of to the right of Dr. Strangelove. Remember, the big agencies here are Department of Defense, CIA, DIA, and so on ~ Most of the faculty at George Washington U, Georgetown U, American U and some other Left leaning institutions also lives in Northern Virginia ~ they commute over Chain Bridge Road bridge to their offices and classrooms. Then, there's a bunch of Leftwingtard think tanks ~ they too live in Virginia ~ NOT IN DC, and certainly not in MD.

12 posted on 11/02/2010 11:09:46 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: muawiyah
To quote myself......and others who make their living from large federal budgets
13 posted on 11/02/2010 11:14:12 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: rhombus
Look, federal government employees get the least of the budget. If you fired all of them and just eliminated their salaries and benefits from the budget, the current rounding rules wouldn't budge a decimal place.

No, if you want to see who makes a living off the "large budgets" you have to look to the special interests like the NEA, unions, railroad design companies, etc.

14 posted on 11/02/2010 11:36:03 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: muawiyah

Look, my initial comment was in reply to someone who said NOVA “seemed more liberal” to which I attributed that to federal workers and others who make a living off large federal budgets. I’m really not sure what your pont is other than don’t pick on federal workers or something. My experience, having worked with a lot of federal workers is a large portion of them vote liberal. Sorry if you’re offended in some way.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 12:03:31 PM PDT by rhombus
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So, you worked for a lot of liberal federal employees. i worked in the most unionized institution in America with hundreds of thousands of federal employees and the best polling ever done on the matter said it was 50/50 ~ more or less ~ just like the rest of the country.

The peculiar Leftwingtard odor rising up from Arlinton, Alexandria and parts of Fairfax have to do with the private sector nonprofits, not the federal government employees.

16 posted on 11/02/2010 12:08:50 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: rhombus
So, you worked for a lot of liberal federal employees. i worked in the most unionized institution in America with hundreds of thousands of federal employees and the best polling ever done on the matter said it was 50/50 ~ more or less ~ just like the rest of the country.

The peculiar Leftwingtard odor rising up from Arlinton, Alexandria and parts of Fairfax have to do with the private sector nonprofits, not the federal government employees.

17 posted on 11/02/2010 12:09:00 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: muawiyah
The peculiar Leftwingtard odor rising up from Arlinton, Alexandria and parts of Fairfax have to do with the private sector nonprofits, not the federal government employees.

And many of those private sector nonprofits receive money either directly or indirectly from federal budgets. I know I used to live in Alexandria.

18 posted on 11/02/2010 12:16:13 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: gattaca

>I’m originally from Roanoke in SW VA. We always called the state NOVA and ROVA, Northern Va and the the rest of Va, as the northern part always seems more liberal.<

You will be amused to know that due to the huge number (more like a steady stream) of Perriello ads attacking Robert Hurt, many citizens of northwest Roanoke were outraged to find that, being in the 6th district, their choices were the mild-mannered republican Bob Goodlatte and libertarian Stuart Bain (who most of them had most likely never heard of). They demanded to cast a vote against the dastardly Hurt and for their hero, Tom “Stop Me Before I Steal Again” Perriello.

Schadenfreude, meet Big Lick.


19 posted on 11/02/2010 12:40:10 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Frantzie

Seemed like low turnout today around 1:30 when I went to vote off Lemon Road towards McClean. Poll workers looked grumpy.

We have friends who had to take a 50% pay cut working for Fannie and Freddie. If these morons vote Democrat — I’m sorry, but there is absolutely NO hope for them.

It’s hard to explain how hard it is to live and work among these people day in and day out.


20 posted on 11/02/2010 12:41:43 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Slyscribe

As a former NoVA resident, and a former Capitol Hill employee, I have to, also, protest the implication that NoVA has gone blue solely because of “government workers”. Our home in Fairfax County was surrounded by the homes of Secret Service agents, FBI, NSA (poor guy had a crappy commute but wanted better schools for his kids) and military personnel. Every single one of the folks I just mentioned voted Republican- and got their pay checks from Uncle Sam.


21 posted on 11/02/2010 1:04:20 PM PDT by brothers4thID (http://scarlettsays.blogspot.com/)
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To: rhombus

Of course they do, but they are mostly political hacks with no sense of patriotism or honesty. Government employees are better than that.


22 posted on 11/02/2010 1:05:32 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Slyscribe

I’m also in VA-8. Moderate turnout in my Falls Church precinct - maybe a bit on the light side. 400+ votes and no line whatsoever at 2pm.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 1:17:09 PM PDT by Interesting Times (SwiftVets.com. WinterSoldier.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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