VA Politics

The GOP’s Immigration Problem

Republicans LOVE to talk about immigration. I think Donald Trump even dreams about building his “big, beautiful, powerful wall” on the southern border. The so-called “grassroots” conservatives love the idea. And now Corey Stewart has pretty much made kicking out illegal immigrants his entire gubernatorial platform (along with defending Gen. Lee’s statue and attacking Ed Gillespie, of … Read more…

A Party of Means

The failure of the American Health Care Act last month, though regrettable for Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership and prestige, has opened the way to redeeming the Republican Party’s tenure in power. Regardless of the effects it would have had on the American health care system, the “three-pronged” method proposed by Speaker Ryan for reforming healthcare … Read more…

A Meet Up in Short Pump

This past Saturday, the scene was set in Short Pump, Henrico for a meet and greet for three state wide Republican candidates.  Over 150 people (by the author’s count) turned out to the event hosted by Dishant and Meeta Shah at their home for gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, lt. gubernatorial candidate Glenn Davis, and Republican … Read more…

“Conservatism” Is Now So Much Empty Rhetoric

During President George W. Bush’s Administration, which Democrats loathed as ultra-right or ultra-conservative, government grew and the economy collapsed. Two years of President Obama and a Democrat super-majority, and Americans were looking for “real conservatives” with “conservative solutions”. Why? Because we all know that Democrats are liberal, progressive, and quasi-socialist; therefore the opposition should have … Read more…

Virginia’s GOP Governor Hopefuls on Twitter

Thanks to President Donald Trump, the Twitter habits of elected officials and political candidates has become even more relevant, sparking wide-spread interest and criticism. Considering this unprecedented and unorthodox level of Twitter usage by a sitting President, I was curious about how our four Republican candidates for VA Governor have been utilizing the social media platform on their own campaigns. … Read more…

Prince William County GOP Gears Up for November

Last night, 300 Republican activists gathered at the Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club in Gainesville for the Prince William County GOP’s sold-out Lincoln-Reagan dinner, featuring former Presidential candidate, and rumored 2018 Senatorial candidate, Carly Fiorina. Every single statewide candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General were in attendance and each were … Read more…

Wooing Millennial Voters

One of the biggest lies society perpetuates is the idea that “All Millennials are Democrats.” Yes, more Millennials vote for Democrats than Republicans, but I can’t really blame them. In recent years, Republicans have failed to challenge the liberal monopoly over younger voters and it’s time we take responsibility for it. By conceding the youth … Read more…