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  • Sen. Webb on the roots of the Tea Party

    07/13/2011 10:41:30 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/13/2011 | Steve Vogel
    People looking for an explanation for the rise of the Tea Party need to look no further than America’s Scots-Irish heritage, according to Sen. James Webb (D-Va.). The movement has its roots in the populist-style, bottoms-up democracy that emerged from Scots-Irish migration to America, he said.
  • Sen. Jim Webb won't run for reelection in 2012 (D-VA)

    02/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 193 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Ben Pershing
    Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates are also running. Some Democrats hope ex-Gov. Tim Kaine will decide to run for the seat, but he has given no indication yet that he is interested.
  • Space science: The telescope that ate astronomy

    10/29/2010 9:10:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Nature ^ | 10/27/10 | Lee Billings
    NASA's next-generation space observatory promises to open new windows on the Universe — but its cost could close many more.It has to work — for astronomers, there is no plan B. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in 2014, is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the key to almost every big question that astronomers hope to answer in the coming decades. Its promised ability to peer back through space and time to the formation of the first galaxies made it the top priority in the 2001 astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey, one of a...
  • I Agree With Sen. Webb: It's Time to End Federal Diversity Efforts

    Last week, The Wall Street Journal carried an op-ed piece written by Sen. James Webb, D-Va. "A plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers," wrote Webb. "The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future." Although the sound bite from his essay may be distressing to those traditionally underrepresented and his comments came on the heels of last week's poorly handled Shirley Sherrod incident, which illustrated a lack of diversity management in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House, I think, in...
  • Fairness for all

    07/26/2010 2:41:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2010 | Editorial
    "A plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future . . . In an odd historical twist that all Americans see but few can understand, many programs allow recently arrived immigrants to move ahead of similarly situated whites whose families have been in the country for generations." -- Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), in a Wall Street Journal column calling for an end to government-run diversity programs
  • Va. senator calls for ending diversity programs

    07/24/2010 8:28:48 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/24/2010 | staff
    Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column Friday, saying they have disadvantaged struggling whites and hurt the cause of racial harmony. Webb wrote an op-ed column in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that said a “plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future.” Webb’s press secretary, Jessica Smith, said Friday that the senator felt the column speaks for itself and that he would not comment further. As an author, Webb...
  • Va. senator calls for ending diversity programs (Jim Webb)

    07/23/2010 9:27:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    AP ^ | july 23, 2010 | BOB LEWIS
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column Friday, saying they have disadvantaged struggling whites and hurt the cause of racial harmony. Webb wrote an op-ed column in Friday's Wall Street Journal that said a "plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future." Webb's press secretary, Jessica Smith, said Friday that the senator felt the column speaks for itself and that he would not comment further.
  • Dem Senator turns on the diversity shakedown

    07/23/2010 1:59:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 2+ views
    american thinker ^ | 7/23/10 | Clarice Feldman
    In the Wall Street Journal Democrat Senator James Webb attacks both the basis for "diversity" racial preferences and its negative impact, indicating it's time to end these programs. He's proven himself a political opportunist. Talking a conservative game to his constituents but voting lockstep with his party's far left agenda. So, it is clear that he sees himself in some political trouble and recognizes this issue resonates with many voters in his state.
  • Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege

    07/23/2010 5:50:21 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 9 replies
    WS Journal ^ | JULY 22, 2010 | james Webb
    "The NAACP believes the tea party is racist. The tea party believes the NAACP is racist. And Pat Buchanan got into trouble recently by pointing out that if Elena Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court, there will not be a single Protestant Justice, although Protestants make up half the U.S. population and dominated the court for generations. Forty years ago, as the United States experienced the civil rights movement, the supposed monolith of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance served as the whipping post for almost every debate about power and status in America. After a full generation of such debate,...
  • Webb Telescope’s First Primary Mirror Meets Cold Temperature Specifications, Sets Program Landmark

    03/02/2010 4:45:21 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 4 replies · 173+ views
    NASA ^ | 03/02/10
    GREENBELT, Md. -- The James Webb Space Telescope reached a mission-readiness landmark today when its first primary mirror segment was cryo-polished to its required prescription as measured at operational cryogenic temperatures. This achievement sets the stage for a successful polishing process for the remaining 18 flight mirror segments.
  • Long email from Jimmy Webb (D-VA) says please send $$ (BARF ALERT)

    12/11/2009 12:52:32 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 767+ views
    Dear Friend, You know me. I am not a “Born Fundraiser.” In fact, this is the first such letter I have sent out in my entire three years as a United States Senator. But the time has come for me to begin thinking seriously about what it will take if I decide to run for re-election in 2012. And it is important for me to know the extent to which you and others are willing to help. I began my 2006 campaign on February 8th of that very year, only nine months before Election Day. On that day I had...
  • Will Jim Webb stop Rokey Suleman from denying Military votes in VA?

    10/24/2008 8:46:31 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 16 replies · 697+ views
    Today | Myself
    The Young Democrats Meet the Third Thursday of the month: Next Meeting Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:00 PM Democratic Headquarters 164 High St. NE Warren, Ohio 44481 Rokey Suleman, Past President and Founding Member Fairfax County Registrar Rokey Suleman is disqualifying an overwhelming majority of the military federal write-in absentee ballots received in his county on the basis that no address had been given for those witnessing the voter signatures on the ballots. This is the same guy: Yes. The same guy. Should someone start writing to all of the outlets that might put this into the hands of media...
  • Working for the Working-Class Vote (Will gun-toting, churchgoing white guys vote for Barack Obama?)

    10/19/2008 1:38:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies · 1,522+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2008 | MATT BAI
    For a guy who just four years ago was running his first statewide campaign, Barack Obama has made startlingly few missteps as a presidential candidate. --snip-- I was surprised, then, when Webb told me that while he was enthusiastic about Obama and would campaign for him, he did not intend to vouch for him on social issues. “I believe that Barack Obama has the temperament and the intellect and the ideas to be president,” Webb said. “But I don’t talk about his positions, and I don’t defend his positions.” When I commented that Webb wasn’t where Obama was on gun...
  • (Melonhead)Webb: Palin Pick Evidence Obama More Presidential Than McCain

    10/17/2008 10:37:47 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 765+ views
    ABC ^ | 10/17/08 | Jake Tapper
    At a rally for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Roanoke, Virginia, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Vir., cited Sen. John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- and Obama's pick of Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. -- as evidence that Obama would be a better president. "What is the one decision that a candidate for president makes before he or she is elected that clearly indicates what their judgment is?" Webb asked the crowd. "The selection for who is going to run with that individual as Vice President." "Do you really think that Sarah Palin is the most qualified person in the...
  • U.S. - Muslim Taxi Drivers Credited for Swinging the Senate...

    12/24/2006 4:27:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Muslim News ^ | December 24, 2006 | ZACHARY GORCHOW
    Muslim vote is powerful, group told Examples are cited in Dearborn BY ZACHARY GORCHOW FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER December 24, 2006 Muslims played a critical role in some key elections this year. But elected officials won't take them seriously if they don't continue to organize and turn out Muslim voters, two politically active Muslims said Saturday at a convention in Dearborn. If there are efforts to register Muslims to vote, educate them about the candidates and get them to the polls to vote for one candidate, politicians will court their support, Jameel Johnson, an aide to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks,...
  • Senator Obama: Pick Senator James Webb For Vice President

    06/09/2008 5:51:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 32 replies · 272+ views
    Peace and Freedom ^ | June 9, 2008 | John E. Carey
    Supposed I am in the “Vice Presidential Search Committee” of Democratic Candidate Barack Obama. I’d immediately start researching and evaluating Virginia Senator James Webb. Senator Webb has a lot of attributes Senator Obama lacks and needs. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan; Defense Department experience in a Republican Administration. A huge upcheck that Obama could use. Jim Webb was a “ground pounder” Marine Officer in Vietnam. This doesn’t completely neutralize John McCain’s “War Hero” status and doesn’t match McCain as a once-tortured Prisoner of War. But some will say, McCain...
  • NASA touts aging Hubble telescope's successor (JWST - James Webb Space Telescope)

    05/10/2007 5:50:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,254+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/07 | Jean-Louis Santini
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - NASA unveiled Thursday a model of the massive space telescope that will replace the aging Hubble in 2013 and allow scientists to observe the formation of the first galaxies at the dawning of the universe. The US National Aeronautics and Space Agency displayed in Washington a full-scale model of the James Webb (news, bio, voting record) Space Telescope, which scientists hope will peer back to the first stars after the "Big Bang" and the formation of solar systems capable of hosting life. JWST, a joint project of the US, European and Canadian space agencies, will be three...
  • Webb Leaves Aide Twisting Slowly In The Wind

    03/30/2007 5:10:20 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 86 replies · 445+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | March 30, 2007 | The Stiletto
    The WaPo’s Dana Milbank reports that "all-around tough guy" Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) was wearing a sh**-eating grin at the press news conference he held about his aide, Phillip Thompson, who was arrested at the Russell Senate Office Building Monday morning – his 45th birthday, as it happens - with a loaded pistol and extra ammo in a briefcase that he said belonged to his boss: "I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment," he announced, wearing the sort of baggy suit that made it hard to tell for sure if he was packing heat. "I have had a...
  • SENATE STAFFER BUSTED FOR CARRYING WEBB'S LOADED GUN (Developing-Drudge)

    03/26/2007 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 205 replies · 6,509+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3/26/2007 | Drudge
    <p>SENATE STAFFER BUSTED FOR CARRYING WEBB'S LOADED GUN... Phillip Thompson, executive assistant to Senator James Webb (D-VA ), has been arrested by Capitol Hill Police on Monday for 'inadvertently' holding the senator's loaded gun, according to a person close to the investigation. A Senate staffer reports that Thompson was arrested for carrying the gun in a bag through security into a Senate office building while the Senator was parking his car. Thompson was booked for carrying a pistol without a license (CPWL) and for possessing unregistered ammunition. According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators, not staff, are allowed to have a gun on federal property. Developing..</p>
  • Democrats who also “took us into this war recklessly”

    01/26/2007 12:58:09 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 16 replies · 852+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 1/26/07 | Bill Levinson
    Senator James Webb (D-VA) said this in his rebuttal to George Bush’s State of the Union address. "The President took us into this war recklessly. He disregarded warnings from the national security adviser during the first Gulf War..." Since he (inadvertantly of course) left out some other people who “took us into this war recklessly,” we will help him out by reminding him and the American public of what his friends John Kerry, Hillary “I Want a Third Term in 2008" Clinton, Thomas Daschle, Albert “The World is Melting” Gore, and William “I did not have sex with that woman,...
  • Democrats unswayed by Bush speech

    01/23/2007 7:55:28 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 1,388+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24 January 2007 | Stephanie Griffith
    DEMOCRATS today accused US President George W. Bush of "recklessly" leading America into war in Iraq and called for a withdrawal of US forces in a blunt rebuttal to the President's annual State of the Union speech. "This country has patiently endured a mismanaged war for nearly four years," said Senator James Webb, who was designated to deliver the Oopposition party's rebuttal to the President's key annual address before Congress. "Many, including myself, warned even before the war began that it was unnecessary, that it would take our energy and attention away from the larger war against terrorism, and that...
  • Son also rises in testy Webb-Bush exchange

    11/28/2006 7:00:21 PM PST · by Vision · 363 replies · 9,258+ views
    The Hill ^ | Tuesday November 28, 2006 | Emily Heil
    President Bush has pledged to work with the new Democratic majorities in Congress, but he has already gotten off on the wrong foot with Jim Webb, whose surprise victory over Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) tipped the Senate to the Democrats. Webb, a decorated former Marine officer, hammered Allen and Bush over the unpopular war in Iraq while wearing his son’s old combat boots on the campaign trail. It seems the president may have some lingering resentment. At a private reception held at the White House with newly elected lawmakers shortly after the election, Bush asked Webb how his son, a...
  • Gate's old enemy

    11/11/2006 1:25:29 PM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies · 821+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 11, 2006 | Robert D. Novak
    One reason for hurrying Senate confirmation of Robert Gates as secretary of defense through the lame-duck session of Congress is to avoid confrontation with an old enemy: James Webb, who will be a Democratic senator from Virginia in the new Congress starting in January. During President Reagan's second term, Gates and Webb clashed as colleagues. Webb as secretary of the Navy objected to plans by Gates, then deputy national security adviser, for U.S. warships to protect oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. The hot-tempered Webb made clear his irritation with the soft-spoken Gates. Considering his background, Webb is likely to...
  • Mark Foley and James Webb -- A Study in Hypocrisy and Media Bias

    10/31/2006 8:25:20 AM PST · by DocFarmer · 13 replies · 1,202+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 10/31/2006 | Doc Farmer
    Mark Foley and James Webb -- A Study in Hypocrisy and Media Bias Written by Doc Farmer Tuesday, October 31, 2006 ChronWatch.com I'm sure all of you know the name Mark Foley by now. He is -- or, more accurately, was -- the Congressman for the 16th district in Florida, who sent some very sexual Instant Messages (NOT e-Mails, okay?) to a congressional Page. There's been some question as to whether the Page was 16 or 18 when those IMs were being sent, but it doesn't matter to me quite frankly. Foley was wrong, he violated the trust of his...
  • DFU SONG: P.S. I Love You (James Webb, "As I write this novel, filthy, yes it's true")

    10/27/2006 3:58:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 431+ views
    DFU - news of the day in song ^ | 10-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - P.S. I LOVE YOU As I write this novel...filthy, yes, it's true The contents must stay hidden...or my campaign is through If I'm smeared, I know that Rove's behind it I'm hoping he won't find it Or else I am screwed...my campaign is through I'll write about children and their privates I might have to deny it Or else I am screwed...my campaign is through As I write this novel...I just got aroused But it is family values that I'm gonna espouse Do not read this to your children, mothers In fact, don't read the others Or...
  • Allen: Webb's Books Show Bad Character (Webb: They are "Works of Imagination")

    10/27/2006 2:32:06 PM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 121 replies · 2,146+ views
    Allen: Webb's Books Show Bad Character Webb Allies Defend Novels as Works of Imagination By Michael D. Shear and Tim Craig Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, October 27, 2006; 3:36 PM (exerpts) With 11 days remaining before election day, the allegations about sex-laced passages in Webb's writings injected a new question into a campaign that has largely centered on character issues: Should the author of a fictional work who runs for office be personally held to account for the scenes in his books? Allen aides, who have been trying to get other news organizations to write about the excerpts for...
  • Rove 2.0 (Dem paranoia alert)

    10/19/2006 9:21:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1,418+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | September 2006 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    Dick Wadhams is the next Republican maestro of cutthroat campaigning. Can Democrats figure out how to stop him? This spring, former combat Marine, one-time Reagan Navy secretary, and first-time candidate James Webb surprised political experts by entering the Democratic Senate primary in Virginia at the last minute--and winning. Three days later, Webb shocked Washington again by pulling within five points of the heavy-spending incumbent, Republican George Allen, despite a cash crunch that had kept Webb off the air for weeks. Legendary Virginia pundit Larry Sabato gave an ominous reading of the situation: The state's voters didn't yet know much about...
  • email from Jimmy Webb, another ad bashing Senator Allen (BARF ALERT)

    10/10/2006 12:58:17 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 469+ views
    Dear Friend, Watch Jim Webb's new ad, "Truth" Yesterday, I told you that we were going to continue to fight back against George Allen and his lies. Today, we've launched a new ad that will do just that. Titled "Truth," the new ad contrasts George Allen's lies about Jim Webb's plan to cut taxes with Allen's lengthy record of voting for special interests over middle class families -- a record that includes numerous increases to the cost of living for regular hard working Virginians. Watch the ad "Truth" | Help fund this ad! George Allen can't run on his voting...
  • POLLING DATA IN WASHINGTON, DC METRO AREA

    10/06/2006 4:47:44 AM PDT · by 7thson · 9 replies · 695+ views
    You cite a USA/Gallop poll showing Senator Allen up by 3 points. It looks suspiciously like the USA poll from 8/21/2006. Yesterday morning, you mention bot Senator Allen and James Webb are tied. You did not report at all on the Zogby poll showing Senator Allen with an 11 point lead. Your reporting concerning the local polls is dishonest. But who cares about honesty as long you get the ratings. I will mention to all concerning your dishonest election coverage.
  • Matthews Airs Another Allen N-Word Allegation, Ignores Story of Webb Racial Harassment

    09/28/2006 3:22:30 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies · 1,310+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 28, 2006 - 18:01 What's worse: A. telling a story in which the n-word is liberally used, or B. driving through a black neighborhood, flaunting rifles and yelling racial epithets? I'm going with 'B.' So why did Chris Matthews devote the first half of this afternoon's "Hardball" to the n-word story, and not one second to the driving-through-the-black-neighborhood story? You don't suppose, do you, that it could have anything to do with the fact that 'A' concerns Republican George Allen, and 'B' his Dem challenger, James Webb? Matthews opened Hardball with an extended segment featuring Patricia...
  • Webb Denies Ever Using Word as Epithet

    09/28/2006 8:39:55 AM PDT · by 7thson · 61 replies · 1,111+ views
    Washington ComPost ^ | Thursday, September 28, 2006 | Michael D. Shear
    Cragg, 67, who lives in Fairfax County, said on Wednesday that Webb described taking drives through the black neighborhood of Watts, where he and members of his ROTC unit used racial epithets and pointed fake guns at blacks to scare them.
  • Matthews Miffed At Lack of MSM Iraq Flak

    09/20/2006 6:08:46 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 1,459+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 20, 2006 - 20:34 Chris Matthews sees W's favorables going up and the Dem generic congressional edge going down. He's ticked, and on tonight's Hardball he made clear his explanation for this revoltin' development: the MSM isn't churning out enough bad news from Iraq. Matthews first floated the idea during a segment with GOP strategist Ben Ginsburg and Dem counterpart Steve McMahon. I'll mention as an aside that McMahon strikes me as one of the more reasonable, straightforward Dem partisans. Quoth Chris: "Does it bother you gentlemen both that when you watch television now that the...
  • Jim Webb fundraiser in Charlottesville, Sept. 24

    09/11/2006 2:19:10 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 638+ views
    You are invited to An Evening with Best-Selling Authors Stephen King John Grisham Jim Webb To support Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate Jim Webb Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 7 pm The Paramount Theatre, The Downtown Mall Charlottesville, Virginia Please respond by the attached card Inquiries to Bert Colley at 434-245-5900 bertcolley@yahoo.com $2100 Includes wine and cheese reception with the authors and priority seating $500 Includes preferred seating $ 100 General admission ticket
  • Nancy Reagan Objects to Campaign Ad

    09/10/2006 7:49:18 PM PDT · by SoldierDad · 57 replies · 1,012+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 9:16 p.m. EDT | By the NewsMax.com Staff
    Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb has a television ad ready to air featuring praise from his late boss Ronald Reagan — and Nancy Reagan called on him Friday to cancel it. Webb, who was Reagan's Navy secretary before Webb switched to the Democratic Party, uses the ultimate GOP icon to send a sentimental message to conservatives and moderates courted by his opponent, Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record). The ad is scheduled to begin airing next week. But a three-paragraph letter from the former first lady's office said the use of footage of Reagan, who died in 2004, is...
  • Nancy Reagan Asks Webb (D Senate nominee) to Pull Ad With Her Husband

    09/09/2006 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 724+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2006 | Michael D. Shear and Tim Craig
    Former first lady Nancy Reagan on Friday asked Virginia Democratic Senate candidate James Webb to not use a television commercial that shows former president Ronald Reagan praising Webb, his former Navy secretary. In a letter faxed to Webb at 5 p.m., the chief of staff of the Reagan Library in California urged him to not use footage from a speech by the former president at the Naval Academy in 1985. Webb is trying to unseat Sen. George Allen (R) in November's election. The speech lauded Webb and his achievements. "Using the president's name, image or likeness implies endorsement which is...
  • Nancy Reagan Tells Webb Not To Use Video Of Her Husband In Latest Ad

    09/08/2006 6:20:10 PM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 40 replies · 1,874+ views
    WTKR ^ | 9/8/2006 | Associated Press
    Nancy Reagan Tells Webb Not To Use Video Of Her Husband In Latest Ad Sep 8, 2006 06:54 PM EDT Nancy Reagan has ordered Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb, a former Reagan White House military aide, NOT to use video of her husband praising Webb in an upcoming campaign ad. A three-paragraph letter from the former first lady's office says the use of footage of President Reagan is "neither authorized nor appropriate." An ad Webb intends to begin televising Monday features Reagan praising Webb, then an assistant secretary of defense, during the 1985 U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony. On the...
  • Stung by Webb ties to Gipper, Allen rallies Reagan's lieutenants(AP headline hides the truth)

    09/08/2006 3:34:54 PM PDT · by Dane · 54 replies · 1,123+ views
    WDBJ ^ | September 8, 2006 | AP
    Stung by Webb ties to Gipper, Allen rallies Reagan's lieutenants RICHMOND, Va. Nancy Reagan has ordered Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb -- a former Reagan White House military aide -- not to use video of her husband praising Webb in an upcoming campaign ad. A three-paragraph letter from the former first lady's office says the use of footage of President Reagan is ... quote ... "neither authorized nor appropriate." An ad Webb intends to begin televising Monday features Reagan praising Webb -- then an assistant secretary of defense -- during the 1985 U-S Naval Academy commencement ceremony.
  • Va. Democrat Uses Reagan in Campaign Ad

    09/08/2006 11:14:47 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 600+ views
    AP ^ | 9/8/6 | BOB LEWIS
    Richmond -- Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb will air his first television ad next week — a spot that features praise from none other than Ronald Reagan. Webb, who was Reagan's Navy secretary before Webb switched to the Democratic Party, uses the ultimate GOP icon to send a sentimental message to conservatives and moderates courted by his opponent, Sen. George Allen. An Allen aide called the decision "hypocritical." The 30-second ad opens with video of Reagan praising Webb during a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985, when Reagan was president and Webb, a Navy grad, was an...
  • Mark Warner, Kaine stand in for Webb (Seeing Marine son off to Iraq)

    09/05/2006 1:10:03 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 51 replies · 1,260+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 5 Sep 06 | CHELYEN DAVIS
    Senate candidate misses event to visit son, who is being sent to Iraq; Allen campaigns on a horse. BUENA VISTA--If you were in Buena Vista for yesterday's Labor Day parade, you couldn't miss George Allen and Mark Warner. Allen was the sole person in the parade riding a horse, while Warner must have shaken every single hand along the parade route. While both men are potential candidates for president in 2008, that wasn't the focus yesterday. Allen must first fend off a challenge for his U.S. Senate seat this fall, and Warner was putatively in Buena Vista as a surrogate...
  • Webb put to test with Vietnam case

    09/04/2006 3:52:55 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 26 replies · 830+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 04 Sep 06 | Seth McLaughlin
    James H. Webb Jr. rarely mentions on the campaign trail his efforts to clear the name of a black Marine convicted of mass murder in Vietnam. But the incident tested his sense of leadership, justice and social fairness, and is deeply ingrained in the psyche of the Democratic nominee for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats. "I didn't [represent Samuel Green] so today I could tell you that," says Mr. Webb, 60. "I just did it because I believed it was right." In 1971, a year after returning from the Vietnam War as a wounded hero, Mr. Webb was languishing...
  • Senate Candidate James Webb put to test with Vietnam case

    09/04/2006 4:34:38 AM PDT · by John Carey · 5 replies · 692+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2006 | Seth McLaughlin
    James H. Webb Jr. rarely mentions on the campaign trail his efforts to clear the name of a black Marine convicted of mass murder in Vietnam. But the incident tested his sense of leadership, justice and social fairness, and is deeply ingrained in the psyche of the Democratic nominee for one of Virginia's U.S. Senate seats. "I didn't [represent Samuel Green] so today I could tell you that," says Mr. Webb, 60. "I just did it because I believed it was right." In 1971, a year after returning from the Vietnam War as a wounded hero, Mr. Webb was languishing...
  • Webb To Forgo Parades; Visit Son Before Iraq Deployment

    09/01/2006 4:32:08 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 21 replies · 605+ views
    WAVY ^ | 9/1/06
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Senate candidate Jim Webb will miss the Labor Day weekend parades, picnics and speeches that open the fall campaign stretch run to be with his son, who ships out with his Marine unit to Iraq next week.Webb decided Thursday to skip the traditional holiday gatherings in Buena Vista, Covington and elsewhere that are normally must-attend events for those seeking statewide office.Marine Lance Cpl. Jimmy Webb, 24, is deploying with his unit to combat duty, and the Democratic challenger to Sen. George Allen chose to visit his son until he leaves."I'm very proud of my son....
  • Webb overtakes Allen in new poll

    08/29/2006 9:19:00 AM PDT · by meandog · 152 replies · 2,756+ views
    WAVY TV/Daily Press ^ | 9.28.06 | n/a
    Our partners at the Daily Press are reporting that Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb, down by more than 10 percentage points in late July, has pulled slightly ahead of Sen. George Allen, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/Zogby Poll.
  • Webb Ahead of Allen in Latest Poll (47.9% - 46.6% = Load of Zogby Macaca)

    08/28/2006 3:46:14 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 91 replies · 1,734+ views
    WTOP ^ | 28 August 2006 | WTOP
    WASHINGTON -- The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia has pulled ahead of his incumbent opponent. According to an independent Wall Street Journal/Zogby poll, Jim Webb is leading over Republican Senator George Allen. The poll puts Webb at 47.9 percent and Allen at 46.6 percent. The new poll shows a 12 point swing since mid-July, when Zogby had Senator Allen leading over Webb by 11 points. The Wall Street Journal reports that John Zogby attributes the swing to comments that Allen made on August 11. During a campaign rally, Allen called a rival campaign worker of Indian descent "macaca,"...
  • email from Jim Webb campaign, bashing Allen (BARF ALERT)

    08/22/2006 6:31:40 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 25 replies · 666+ views
    Dear Friend, Send George Allen a message. Contribute today! We know that all Senator George F. Allen wanted to do this week was run away and hide after calling our campaign's volunteer, Sidarth, "macaca." That's what happens, Senator Allen, when you hurl the epithet "macaca" at another person. That's what happens when you derisively "Welcome to America" a 20-year old Indian-American who was born and raised in Virginia -- especially when you were born and raised in California. And that's what happens when you don't have the guts to apologize to a young person of color you demeaned amongst an...
  • Exclusive Poll Results Show Allen Losing Ground

    08/21/2006 3:55:05 PM PDT · by youthgonewild · 117 replies · 2,200+ views
    WUSA 9 ^ | August 21, 2006 | Survery USA
    GOP Allen's Once Large Lead Evaporates: In an election for the United States Senate in Virginia today, 8/21/06, incumbent Republican George Allen edges Democrat challenger James Webb 48% to 45%, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll conducted for W*USA-TV in Washington, DC. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll released 6/28/06, Allen has lost 8 points and Webb has gained 8 points. Allen's lead has shrunk from 19 points to 3 points. Interviewing for this poll began 8/18/06, one week after Allen singled out a Webb campaign worker at an Allen rally. Allen has lost support across all demographic groups, but in...
  • Poll Results Show Allen Losing Ground (Allen 48%, Webb 45%)

    08/21/2006 3:04:55 PM PDT · by DallasJ7 · 115 replies · 2,166+ views
    In an election for the United States Senate in Virginia today, 8/21/06, incumbent Republican George Allen edges Democrat challenger James Webb 48% to 45%, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll conducted for W*USA-TV in Washington, DC. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll released 6/28/06, Allen has lost 8 points and Webb has gained 8 points. Allen's lead has shrunk from 19 points to 3 points. Interviewing for this poll began 8/18/06, one week after Allen singled out a Webb campaign worker at an Allen rally. Allen has lost support across all demographic groups, but in particular, among younger voters. He has...
  • A New Explanation For "Macaca?"

    08/16/2006 10:17:53 AM PDT · by PDR · 104 replies · 2,714+ views
    Hotline On Call ^ | August 16, 2006 | JONATHAN MARTIN AND MARC AMBINDER
    What does Macaca really mean? Three Virginia Republicans confirmed to the Hotline that several Allen campaign aides and advisers are telling allies that the word was a made-up, off-the-cuff neologism that these aides occasionally used to refer to tracker S.R. Sidarth well before last Saturday's videotaped encounter. According to two Republicans who heard the word used, "macaca" was a mash-up of "Mohawk," referring to Sidarth's distinctive hair, and "caca," Spanish slang for excrement, or "shit." Said one Republican close to the campaign: "In other words, he was a shit-head, an annoyance." Allen, according to Republicans, heard members of his traveling...
  • Bill Clinton to Headline Webb Fundraiser - A former Clinton critic, Webb is now seeking his support

    08/18/2006 1:27:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 828+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2006 | Robert Barnes
    Political friendships, and political animus, apparently are not made to last. Six years ago, former Reagan Navy secretary James Webb was a Republican, and he opined that President Bill Clinton's administration was "the most corrupt administration in modern memory." He made the comments at a news conference endorsing Republican George F. Allen for the Senate, and renouncing his past support of Virginia Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb. Today, Webb is a Democrat, running against the incumbent Allen. And Webb's campaign said last night that Clinton has agreed to headline a fundraiser for Webb this fall at -- just to complete...
  • The 'Real World' of Sen. Allen

    08/18/2006 2:40:37 AM PDT · by John Carey · 99 replies · 1,482+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2006 | Eugene Robinson
    Sen. George Allen's mental journey to the imaginary land of Macaca has brought the one-term Virginia Republican -- considered a presidential hopeful for 2008 -- more national attention than ever before. But not in a good way...... The Macaca incident became a sensation on the video-sharing Web site YouTube.com, where some visitors helpfully posted clips of macaques, which are monkeys. It spawned a host of predictable jokes -- "Funny, you don't look Macacan" -- and inspired a hilarious bit on "The Daily Show" that ended with a potty-humor punch line not entirely suitable for the opinion pages of a distinguished...