Skip to comments.17-Yr-Old Girl Who Wants to Actually Represent the People Just Unseated a Politician in W. Virginia
Posted on 05/17/2014 7:45:19 AM PDT by Baynative
Saira Blair, who just unseated an incumbent West Virginia state legislator, isnt thinking about her plans for the summer. Shes thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne Diehl come November. Because if Saira wins, it will make her the youngest legislator in West Virginias history- shes just 17 years old.
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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.
BBC just getting warmed up for when the UKIP wins.
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.
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.
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)
If she is too young to vote, how is it that she can legally hold office?
Very funny! And, sadly true to some un determinable degree.....
For sure she is an improvement over ANY democrat!
“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.
I bet her birthday falls between now and taking office.
“Shes thinking about how to defeat Democrat Layne...”
Use what Democrat’s fear most - the truth.
“For sure she is an improvement over ANY democrat!”
And I daresay far too many Republicans, too!
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?
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".
Why? College will only fill her head with liberal mush that wouldn’t be cleansed until she’s in her 30’s.
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.
Whats college got to do with it? She most likely knows more than 90% of the idiots coming out of college these days.
Wait for college and the novelty will be gone.
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...
You talk to her....Seems she will start WVU in the fall.
She’ll be 18 before the election in November.
She isn’t a democrat, and is running on conservative politics.
I can live with that.
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.
Divisive because like politicians everywhere, they vote for what benefits the ruling elite instead of what is best for the country.
Perhaps she will be 18 by the time election rolls around.
What does she need college for? leftist corruption?
Palin has quite-honorable contacts throughout America, and I'm sure she'll hear from them.
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.
I suppose. I still think the fact that her father is already in office makes this whole thing a little shady.
I hope all West Virginians will rally around her! Obama lied and the Coal Industry died!
Congrats to this courageous young lady!
Hmmm. Maybe she turns 18 before November?
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.
Sarah Palin doesn’t get involved in a campaign unless she is invited.
“But...but...but...shes young and has no experience! The abortionists, homosexualists, education industry, immigration lobby, et al., hasnt 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quite the brave young lady. Another Lady Thatcher, perhaps.
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.