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17-Yr-Old Girl Who Wants to Actually Represent the People Just Unseated a Politician in W. Virginia
ijreview ^ | 5/15/14 | Justen Charters

Posted on 05/17/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT by Baynative

Saira Blair, who just unseated an incumbent West Virginia state legislator, isn’t thinking about her plans for the summer. She’s thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne Diehl come November. Because if Saira wins, it will make her the youngest legislator in West Virginia’s history- she’s just 17 years old.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: 17; 2014midterms; girl; laynediehl; sairablair; westvirginia; wv2014
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1 posted on 05/17/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: Baynative

I was watching BBC coverage of the landslide election in India.

The BBC reporters (left leaning, in my opinion)were manifesting concern that the winner would be “divisive” if he represented the members of his party.

Got that? The guy just won in a landslide but BBC says he will divisive if he represents the voters.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 7:52:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

BBC just getting warmed up for when the UKIP wins.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 7:53:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Baynative

This is what we need. Representatives of people. It is what the original Tea Party was about.

Instead the political system has been corrupted by global corporations wanting ever cheaper labor and outside the USA interests that have no business in our pocketbooks and government.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: Baynative

Here is her YouTube commercial.

BLAIR, WHICH PROJECT?

Hello, I am Saira Blair and I am asking for your vote. I have several projects for our state that are important to me, including advancing pro-life, pro-gun, pro-family, pro-business, and pro-jobs agendas. Please tell me which project or projects are important to you. I promise to listen to you and work for you as diligently as I possibly can.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 8:02:12 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Baynative; All
BUMP! :-D

6 posted on 05/17/2014 8:02:26 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: apoliticalone

But...but...but...she’s young and has no experience! The abortionists, homosexualists, education industry, immigration lobby, et al., hasn’t even had enough time to buy her off, yet.

(ESA - Extreme Sarcasm Alert)


7 posted on 05/17/2014 8:07:38 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: Baynative
17-Yr-Old Girl Who Wants to Actually Represent the People Just Unseated a Politician in W. Virginia,

If she is too young to vote, how is it that she can legally hold office?

8 posted on 05/17/2014 8:16:08 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: CitizenUSA

Very funny! And, sadly true to some un determinable degree.....

For sure she is an improvement over ANY democrat!


9 posted on 05/17/2014 8:16:55 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: BenLurkin

“Got that? The guy just won in a landslide but BBC says he will divisive if he represents the voters.”

That’s what happens when logic and reason are not foundation stones in the thinking process. They just as well be speaking a foreign language - the language they speak is practically incomprehensible. Coherent and productive conversation with them is impossible.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 8:20:50 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Carry_Okie

I bet her birthday falls between now and taking office.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 8:22:20 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Baynative

“She’s thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne...”

Use what Democrat’s fear most - the truth.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 8:23:34 AM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: Cen-Tejas

“For sure she is an improvement over ANY democrat!”

And I daresay far too many Republicans, too!


13 posted on 05/17/2014 8:24:08 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: Baynative
They left some things out that are rather important. She's a Republican and that's the party line and daddy is a State Senator.

Sorry...get college under your belt then go for it.

14 posted on 05/17/2014 8:25:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Baynative

15 posted on 05/17/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Sacajaweau
Sorry...get college under your belt then go for it.

Why college? So she can be converted to a mindless Marxist and become one of the herd of sycophants?

16 posted on 05/17/2014 8:31:58 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BenLurkin
Got that? The guy just won in a landslide but BBC says he will divisive if he represents the voters.

Of course. If the Right wins, they are required to be "bipartisan". If the Left wins, it's a "mandate" and the attitude is "we won".

17 posted on 05/17/2014 8:33:34 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: Sacajaweau

Why? College will only fill her head with liberal mush that wouldn’t be cleansed until she’s in her 30’s.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 8:37:14 AM PDT by proudpapa (Scott Walker - 2016)
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To: Sacajaweau

Agree. People seem to be missing the fact that this girl’s dad is already in office. If she was a Democrat they would be shouting about it from the rooftops.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT by Anoreth (It is not moth eaten. It is superb.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3054281/posts


20 posted on 05/17/2014 8:48:55 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Whats college got to do with it? She most likely knows more than 90% of the idiots coming out of college these days.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 8:49:42 AM PDT by crz
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To: Sacajaweau

Wait for college and the novelty will be gone.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 8:59:18 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: Carry_Okie
If she is too young to vote, how is it that she can legally hold office?

She will have turned 18 in a few months, prior to the upcoming general election. She was 17 when the primary was held a week or so ago, and unseated the incumbent...

the infowarrior

23 posted on 05/17/2014 9:03:45 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: BenLurkin
Got that? The guy just won in a landslide but BBC says he will divisive if he represents the voters.

To the media it is all about coving for the ELITES of the world - doesn't seem to matter what country it is. Journalism is dead and should be stripped of their constitutional protects here in the USA. They were given these extra measures to make sure Americans would always have access to the truth and the ruling elite lying would not go unnoticed. How has that worked out in the past 75 years?
24 posted on 05/17/2014 9:04:13 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: proudpapa

You talk to her....Seems she will start WVU in the fall.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 9:19:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Carry_Okie

She’ll be 18 before the election in November.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 9:41:58 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Anoreth

She isn’t a democrat, and is running on conservative politics.

I can live with that.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Baynative
Bttt.

5.56mm

28 posted on 05/17/2014 9:43:20 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Baynative
The opponent obviously was lazy if he lost to a 17 year old as an incumbent. Blair obviously had campaign experience from her dad's campaign.

Hopefully her dad's a very good state senator, because I'll bet $100 that she's going to follow in his footsteps and vote nearly identical with a few differences since they aren't the same person. When she's getting pressure from interest groups, who do you think she's going to ask for help? Her staffers will probably be his people as well.

29 posted on 05/17/2014 9:45:31 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: BenLurkin

Divisive because like politicians everywhere, they vote for what benefits the ruling elite instead of what is best for the country.


30 posted on 05/17/2014 10:16:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Perhaps she will be 18 by the time election rolls around.


31 posted on 05/17/2014 10:18:33 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Don Corleone
LOL! Tell me about it. Look at the "Professor of constitutional law" who doesn't know the first thing about the constitution, literally. Immigrants studying for their citizenship test know more than that moron, he doesn't even know how many states there are!


32 posted on 05/17/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Sacajaweau

What does she need college for? leftist corruption?


33 posted on 05/17/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Baynative
I'm looking forward to seeing Sarah Palin's recommendation for this young lady.

Palin has quite-honorable contacts throughout America, and I'm sure she'll hear from them.

34 posted on 05/17/2014 10:25:35 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (Looking forward to November elections.)
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To: Sacajaweau
"Sorry...get college under your belt then go for it. "

A lot of people answer the call to service before the attend college. Since the incumbent was obviously weak, or disinterested her calling may be to keep another democrat out of office.

35 posted on 05/17/2014 10:30:34 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: ansel12

I suppose. I still think the fact that her father is already in office makes this whole thing a little shady.


36 posted on 05/17/2014 10:48:03 AM PDT by Anoreth (It is not moth eaten. It is superb.)
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To: Baynative
Run Saira Run!

I hope all West Virginians will rally around her! Obama lied and the Coal Industry died!

Congrats to this courageous young lady!

37 posted on 05/17/2014 10:58:55 AM PDT by 1-Eagle (B.Franklin: "A Republic...if you can keep it." Let us all resolve to be Keepers!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Hmmm. Maybe she turns 18 before November?


38 posted on 05/17/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT by matt04
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To: Sacajaweau

Most people come out of college knowing LESS about American civics and government than they knew going INTO college. This is especially (and obviously) true of Ivy League graduates.

In other words, if you want a constitutional republic, then requiring a college credential isn’t necessarily going to get you the desired result.


39 posted on 05/17/2014 11:39:33 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: OldNavyVet

Sarah Palin doesn’t get involved in a campaign unless she is invited.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 11:50:24 AM PDT by upsdriver (Palin/West '16)
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To: CitizenUSA

“But...but...but...she’s young and has no experience! The abortionists, homosexualists, education industry, immigration lobby, et al., hasn’t even had enough time to buy her off, yet.

(ESA - Extreme Sarcasm Alert)”

The longer they are there the more they are corrupted, and they are mostly a corrupt self serving bunch. When was the last time that Congress actually served the American people in making the USA a better more prosperous country for Americans?

Boehner is likely jockeying for a high paying new retirement job at the US Chamber of Commerce after he brings in millions of illegal immigrants and temps that will only undercut the opportunities for all Americans, for the sake of subsidizing big global business, with taxpayer food stamps and unemployment. Crooked sobs.


41 posted on 05/17/2014 12:41:01 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Global corporatism is not a conservative's friend. It wants your politicians and sovereignty)
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To: Sacajaweau

When I was seventeen I could have handled that AND finished college AND taken my USMC comission AND made my own living AND cracked a bunch of miscellaneous heads on the ball field. Some of us grow up faster. Bless her for leading with her chin———Semper Fi.


42 posted on 05/17/2014 1:20:09 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: BenLurkin

It makes perfect sense that someone who wants to represent the voters would be considered “divisive” in DC. She wants to represent the voters. They are out for themselves and the media is on the establishment side, hence they consider her “divisive”

Using that term says a lot more about the establishment pols and the media than it does about the 17 year old would-be-congressman.


43 posted on 05/17/2014 2:30:53 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Bingo


44 posted on 05/17/2014 3:08:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Indians (500 Million voted!) just elected the equivalent of Tea Party in US. It’s name is not “Hindu Nationalist” party regardless of being called that incessantly in MSM. It’s correct name is BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). It’s objectives are to decentralize central (in US federal) government, giving more autonomy to state governments, privatize government operated industries, and deregulate.

In other words it is pro capitalism party. Nehru’s Congress party was all about central government in New Delhi running the country. During my days growing up in India, the government ran Airlines, Telephone service, machine tools manufacturing (HMT), military aircraft manufacturing, Banks, insurance, cement, steel, post office, and Railroads! Railroads are the main transport system in India boasting the largest length of tracks in the world.


45 posted on 05/17/2014 4:30:28 PM PDT by entropy12 (Some thought Obama would be no worse than Romney. So we have less jobs and more food stamps people.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Sorry...get college under your belt then go for it.

And give the liberal educational system a chance to get their hooks into her? To make her really see how nearly hopeless her cause is? To give them time to crush her and her dreams under a load of impending doom, no matter what she wants and dreams of doing? Did Davy Crockett follow that advice? For that matter, did Benjamin Franklin or George Washington? The time to strike is when the iron is hot and for this young lady, the time is obviously now. I say go for it now and go with God.

46 posted on 05/17/2014 4:49:27 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: trisham

BTTT!


47 posted on 05/17/2014 5:37:14 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: trisham; NYer; All
Thank you, trisham and NYer, kottke.org ^ | August 13, 2013 | Todd Andrlik

Posted on 08/13/2013 3:43:07 PM PDT by NYer

For the Journal of the American Revolution, Todd Andrlik compiled a list of the ages of the key participants in the Revolutionary War as of July 4, 1776. Many of them were surprisingly young:

Marquis de Lafayette, 18
James Monroe, 18
Gilbert Stuart, 20
Aaron Burr, 20
Alexander Hamilton, 21
Betsy Ross, 24
James Madison, 25

This is kind of blowing my mind...because of the compression of history, I'd always assumed all these people were around the same age. But in thinking about it, all startups need young people...Hamilton, Lafayette, and Burr were perhaps the Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg of the War. Some more ages, just for reference:

Thomas Jefferson, 33
John Adams, 40
Paul Revere, 41
George Washington, 44
Samuel Adams, 53

The oldest prominent participant in the Revolution, by a wide margin, was Benjamin Franklin, who was 70 years old on July 4, 1776. Franklin was a full two generations removed from the likes of Madison and Hamilton. But the oldest participant in the war was Samuel Whittemore, who fought in an early skirmish at the age of 80. I'll let Wikipedia take it from here:

Whittemore was in his fields when he spotted an approaching British relief brigade under Earl Percy, sent to assist the retreat. Whittemore loaded his musket and ambushed the British from behind a nearby stone wall, killing one soldier. He then drew his dueling pistols and killed a grenadier and mortally wounded a second. By the time Whittemore had fired his third shot, a British detachment reached his position; Whittemore drew his sword and attacked. He was shot in the face, bayoneted thirteen times, and left for dead in a pool of blood. He was found alive, trying to load his musket to fight again. He was taken to Dr. Cotton Tufts of Medford, who perceived no hope for his survival. However, Whittemore lived another 18 years until dying of natural causes at the age of 98.



48 posted on 05/17/2014 5:54:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Baynative

Quite the brave young lady. Another Lady Thatcher, perhaps.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 6:49:29 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Sacajaweau

What is this obsession with college? Most college graduates I have met lately are total morons, brainwashed with Marxist ideology, and totally useless for anything that requires independent thinking. College is overrated and completely unnecessary. More qualified tradesmen would be a big improvement over all these degree-sporting fools, the majority of whom are educated beyond their intelligence.


50 posted on 05/17/2014 7:05:49 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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