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Webb won't seek reelection
Politico ^ | Ben Smith

Posted on 02/09/2011 8:57:44 AM PST by VRWCTexan

Virginia Senator Jim Webb plans to announce today that he won't seek reelection, a senior Senate source said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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1 posted on 02/09/2011 8:57:46 AM PST by VRWCTexan
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To: VRWCTexan

Good riddance.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 8:59:46 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: VRWCTexan

HURRAY!


3 posted on 02/09/2011 8:59:59 AM PST by Millie
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To: VRWCTexan

4 posted on 02/09/2011 8:59:59 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: VRWCTexan

good bye to that macaca scumbag.


5 posted on 02/09/2011 9:01:19 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: VRWCTexan

BYE ASSH*LE YOU HAVE BEEN A DISGRACE TO THE USMC AND THE NAVY! What NEXT is this POS going to screw up?


6 posted on 02/09/2011 9:01:39 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: VRWCTexan

Obamacare supporter...I’m thinking he knows he doesn’t stand a chance.


7 posted on 02/09/2011 9:01:47 AM PST by oust the louse (Mr. Obama is a left-wing ideologue who believes in the greatness of Fedzilla.)
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To: VRWCTexan

“Born Retreating”


8 posted on 02/09/2011 9:02:12 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: VRWCTexan

But the media has told me that the left is still looking good in ‘12. The GOP shouldn’t run candidates because people really love Rat policies no matter what the voters said in ‘10. They couldn’t be wrong could they?


9 posted on 02/09/2011 9:02:14 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Steve walks warily down the street, his brim pulled way down low...

And another one bites, and another one bites...


10 posted on 02/09/2011 9:03:02 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: Snickering Hound

Will George Allen give it another try ? Or wil “Macaca” be the eternal albatross on his neck?


11 posted on 02/09/2011 9:03:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Snickering Hound

Will George Allen give it another try ? Or will “Macaca” be the eternal albatross on his neck?


12 posted on 02/09/2011 9:03:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: US Navy Vet

He can go back to writing gay porn!


13 posted on 02/09/2011 9:03:30 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: VRWCTexan

“The healthcare issue really took away a lot of the credibility of the new leadership—Obama particularly—the Reid-Pelosi-Obama trio,” he said.


14 posted on 02/09/2011 9:04:41 AM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: rogue yam

Yeppers.

...to that so called moderate.

Next up, Joe Manchin, WV


15 posted on 02/09/2011 9:04:43 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: VRWCTexan

Wants to resume his writing career. He misses describing child pornography in his books.


16 posted on 02/09/2011 9:04:50 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: VRWCTexan

Is he going back to writing books describing sex with children?


17 posted on 02/09/2011 9:05:44 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Any other Democrats want to save their money? Step right up...


18 posted on 02/09/2011 9:06:13 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: VRWCTexan

I wonder why he’s announcing now. Still a bit early. It could be that Barry and Harry threw him under the bus, after having destroyed him with the Healthcare vote.


19 posted on 02/09/2011 9:06:13 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: VRWCTexan

Who will run in Virginia for the GOP? Do the Dems have someone waiting on deck?


20 posted on 02/09/2011 9:06:46 AM PST by Padams
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To: LeonardFMason; VRWCTexan
Look, it's hard enough being a Senator without also being crazy.

This job was simply too difficult for Webb ~

Now, to get some of the others out of there ~ I'm thinking Leahy ought to leave. He's crazy. Man actually brags about committing genocide.

21 posted on 02/09/2011 9:07:53 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Padams

webb...you fool. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


22 posted on 02/09/2011 9:08:20 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: VRWCTexan
You would hope that in his final two years, he would work dutifully towards representing the wishes of the Commonwealth - which is the Constitutional obligation of every US Senator.

This would mean that he would have to align his votes on the ObamaInsurance bill with the wishes of Commonwealth Governor Bob McDonnell, Commonwealth Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, as well as the State Legislature. We'll see over the coming months whether he devotes his allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia, or whether he give it over to Harry Reid.

23 posted on 02/09/2011 9:09:21 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: SeekAndFind

allen has already tossed his hat in. So has a tea party candidate.


24 posted on 02/09/2011 9:10:05 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Rick Santorum will run for his seat.


25 posted on 02/09/2011 9:10:09 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: VRWCTexan

I wonder how long it will take Mark Warner to realize he needs to pack his bags too.


26 posted on 02/09/2011 9:12:46 AM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: tennmountainman

Manchin isn’t going to retire. Ben Nelson of Nebraska is next.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 9:17:32 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: kabar
allen has already tossed his hat in. So has a tea party candidate.

vs. who for Dems do you think? Looks like they're going to try to talk Timmy of Jumping Eyebrow fame into running.

28 posted on 02/09/2011 9:18:05 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Webb
29 posted on 02/09/2011 9:18:21 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: VRWCTexan

Periello or Kaine as the D candidate in VA? You have got to be kidding me.


30 posted on 02/09/2011 9:19:41 AM PST by Cathy
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To: Cathy

Please, not Kaine. He needs to remain where he is for as long as possible.


31 posted on 02/09/2011 9:22:10 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: VRWCTexan

Getting out of DC so soon?


32 posted on 02/09/2011 9:23:34 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: VRWCTexan

Ken Cuccinelli needs to run.


33 posted on 02/09/2011 9:23:36 AM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Hoodat

Rick is from PA.


34 posted on 02/09/2011 9:25:11 AM PST by acapesket
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To: VRWCTexan
So called “conservative democrats” in the Louisiana legislature are defecting to the Republican Party in numbers never seen before. The Repubs now are the majority in the Louisiana House for the first time since Reconstruction.

Also, the Lt. Gov and the State AG changed from Dems to Repubs recently. U. S. Senator Mary Landrieu is the only remaining state wide elected Dem. We are hoping that she will not seek reelection. She is a “Louisiana in Name Only” resident anyway because she built a $1.2 million mansion in D. C. several years ago. She only shows up in LA when it suits her political interests. She refused to hold town hall meetings during the Obamacare debate. She just didn't want to be confused by the facts.

She should read the tea leaves because she will not be reelected if we tea party types are successful.

35 posted on 02/09/2011 9:28:38 AM PST by Saltmeat
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To: MissMagnolia

Kaine is probably their best choice. The question for him would be, “Do I risk a defeat and cut my political career short?” Obama will be a drag on any Dem ticket here. The economy and jobs will be crucial, but in VA the unemployment rate is 6.4%.


36 posted on 02/09/2011 9:29:05 AM PST by kabar
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To: acapesket

Rick lives in VA.


37 posted on 02/09/2011 9:34:46 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: mwl8787

Manchin is up for election in 2012 . He is filling Byrds term.

Nelson needs to gos, as well.


38 posted on 02/09/2011 9:35:22 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: kabar

There will be too many video clips of Kaine figuratively kissing 0’s @ss. Allen could just crucify Kaine with them.


39 posted on 02/09/2011 9:37:04 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: VRWCTexan
I believe it only takes ONE election cycle (six years) for a US Senator to get a comfortable Congressional retirement pension. Someone correct me if that's not true. Quite inappropriate and hypocritical relative to the working citizens (that is, us) for whom they supposedly represent - which in Webb and Warner's case they do not.

Hence in one Senatorial election campaign an individual only need lie and deceive like a lawyer to get life's gravy. That was clearly true for Jim Webb who pretended to be conservative (gun rights, etc), then voted ala Obama, Reid and company once elected.

That is exactly why the principles of "conservatism," e.g. personal responsibility for all one's decisions, need to be clearly, ideologically, and definitively stated.

Mark Warner is an excellent political example - he was not a bad governor, when he was on the spot for executive decisions - but once Senator he IS a political party puppet. A truly disturbing manifestation of party (ala Communism, Nazism, Baathist, etc) politics. Democratic Party obviously (leftism), but Republican Party not far behind (fecklessness and self preservation).

Johnny Suntrade

40 posted on 02/09/2011 9:40:27 AM PST by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Oh what a tangled Webb he weaved...


41 posted on 02/09/2011 9:40:36 AM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Strange fr responses...

Dr DiLorenzo speaks well of this Marine...

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:QhK6MTi6tW0J:www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo117.html+thomas+dilorenzo+james+webb&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=gmail&source=www.google.com

But then...fr does attract strange bedfellows...

Swmpwe Fideis
***** *****


42 posted on 02/09/2011 9:48:00 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Hoodat

News to me.


43 posted on 02/09/2011 9:48:30 AM PST by acapesket
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To: tgusa
The demographics of VA are rapidly changing thanks to the expansion of government and immigration, especially in Northern VA where liberals dominate. One-third of the population now lives in NoVA. In Fairfax county, the largest in the state, 28% of the population is foreign born.

Statewide 19.6% of the population is black, 4.8% Asian, and 6.7% Latino. Obama will get most of those votes. Turnout will be key. And then there are federal government employees, contractors, and a host of other parasites who live off the body politic. VA is turning purple. The question is how well Obama will be able to get out the liberal vote.

44 posted on 02/09/2011 9:49:10 AM PST by kabar
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To: jnsun

Warner was a terrible governor unless you like to be taxed to death.


45 posted on 02/09/2011 9:50:42 AM PST by kabar
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To: tennmountainman

Next up, Joe Manchin, WV

You mean that hypocrite that shot the healthcare bill in his campaign ad but voted against repeal the first chance he got?

That lying jerk should be tarred and feathered.


46 posted on 02/09/2011 9:51:07 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Saltmeat

The exodus of 400,000 democrats after Katrina doesn’t hurt either. LOL


47 posted on 02/09/2011 9:54:05 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay

You mean the ex Governor who is under investigation, Joe Manchin?

Yes he needs to be indicted and kicked out of office, that lying POS.


48 posted on 02/09/2011 10:22:12 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: kabar

Well as Party Chair, Kaine lost a couple congressional seats in 2010 in VA. He took a shellacking and they look to him to win in VA when the wind it at the Republican’s backs?

Right! Go ahead!


49 posted on 02/09/2011 10:30:38 AM PST by Cathy
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To: tennmountainman

I didn’t say that Manchin doesn’t have an election in 2012. I said there is no way he will retire voluntarily.


50 posted on 02/09/2011 10:50:34 AM PST by mwl8787
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